Tag Archives: Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan

Pakikiramay sa mga iniwan ni Sen. Tessie Aquino-Oreta: Pangilinan

“Saktong-sakto na TAO ang tawag kay Sen. Tessie Aquino-Oreta. May malasakit, mababang-loob, at may puso, lalo na sa kanyang adbokasyang edukasyon. Marahil nakuha niya ito, bilang bunsong kapatid, sa kanyang kuyang si Ninoy Aquino. Noong nasa Senado siya, tiniyak niyang ipatupad ang mga batas na magbibigay sa mga kabataan ng pagkakataon na magkaroon ng dekalidad […]

Drop in rice, palay prices don’t match; compensate farmers for losses ASAP: Pangilinan

MANILA — The dip in rice prices does not match the drop in palay prices, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Sunday, asking the Philippine Competition Commission to investigate and correct this anomaly. “Hindi patas ang pagbaba ng presyo ng palay sa pagbaba ng presyo ng bigas sa merkado,” he said. “Ibig sabihin, hindi sinasagot ng […]

Pangilinan files bill to disqualify political turncoats from office

To institutionalize and strengthen political parties of the Philippines as pillars of the country’s democratic system, Liberal Party president and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan filed a bill seeking to, among other things, disqualify political turncoats from office. Senate Bill 421 or the Political Party System Act seeks to create a state subsidy fund for political […]

Remove ASF-contaminated longganisa, processed pork from market: Sen. Kiko

MANILA – If reports are true and verified that several processed meats have tested positive for African swine fever (ASF) virus, then the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Agriculture should identify these brands and immediately remove them from the market, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said Thursday. “Ito ang mag-aalis sa takot ng […]

Pangilinan asks PH nominee to UN: How do we deal with China on West Philippine Sea

MANILA — (UPDATE) Noting that over 90 percent of Filipinos want the Philippines to regain control of the West Philippine Sea, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday questioned the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations nominee, about the national policy toward China. “With China’s incursion in our Exclusive Economic Zone or our territorial sovereign […]

PH rejection of foreign aid to affect investments, overseas Filipinos: Pangilinan

MANILA — The Philippines’ rejection of foreign aid, loans, and grants costing at least 20 billion pesos in agriculture, education, transportation, disaster rehabilitation, energy, and environment may affect direct investments and overseas Filipinos in these countries, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Monday. “Dalawa yan: Una yung financial assistance and development aid. These aren’t small countries. […]

Pangilinan pushes to upgrade Bicol Medical Center, double bed capacity

MANILA – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has filed Senate Bill 640, pushing to double the bed capacity and increase the workforce of the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) in Naga City. Senate Bill 640 aims to increase the bed capacity of the BMC from 500 to 1,000 as well as to upgrade its service facilities and […]

Pangilinan welcomes proposed rice tariff hike

Fund should go directly to farmers: Kiko MANILA – After launching its P15,000 loan program for farmers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced possible tariff hike in imported rice to help curb the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law — a suggestion welcomed by Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. “Our imports for the first half of […]

Save farmers, buy local rice: Kiko

MANILA – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday urged the public to buy local rice to save the farmers reeling from extremely low buying prices of palay — now pegged at only P7 per kilo in Central Luzon, almost half of the production cost of P12 per kilo. “Isang paraan upang matulungan natin ang ating […]

Pangilinan thanks DA chief’s fast-track of Sagip Saka implementation

Farmers bare single-digit average palay prices MANILA – As farmers bare the average selling palay prices to be in single digits, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday welcomed Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s announcement that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Sagip Saka Act of 2019 will be released within the week. “We thank […]