Senator urges review of deployment policies

Sen. Joseph Victor “JV’’ Ejercito condemned Saturday the death of a Filipina worker in Kuwait and urged government to review all deployment policies for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, has called on the national government to ensure jobs and livelihood assistance to returning distressed OFWs who will be repatriated from Kuwait. There are 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait of which 75 percent are domestic helpers....
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Senator urges review of deployment policies

Sen. Joseph Victor “JV’’ Ejercito condemned Saturday the death of a Filipina worker in Kuwait and urged government to review all deployment policies for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, has called on the national government to ensure jobs and livelihood assistance to returning distressed OFWs who will be repatriated from Kuwait. There are 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait of which 75 percent are domestic helpers....
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Ejercito: Free irrigation to improve farmers’ livelihood

Senator JV Ejercito lauded the passage of Republic Act 10969 or the Free Irrigation Services Act, saying access to free irrigation would vastly improve the livelihood of poor Filipino farmers. Ejercito, author of Senate Bill No. 1199 or the Free irrigation Services Act, said the law would boost the harvest of farmers, which would mean more income for them. In addition, RA 10969 would also reduce the “out of pocket” production expenses of farmers, said Ejercito who also described the law as a “...
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Ejercito: PAO people not experts; leave Dengvaxia probe to PGH

senator JV Ejercito is telling the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) to “let the experts” perform the autopsies on children who are believed to have died because of the Dengvaxia vaccine. Ejercito echoed the stand of former Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral and her group, Doctors for Public Welfare (DPW), who questioned the autopsied being performed by the PAO on the children he senator said the PAO should leave the investigation to experts of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General ...
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When Sen. JV Ejercito goes incognito–his ultimate stress relief

The sun was just coming up over the eastern mountains when our motley crew took off from Marcos Highway in Marikina into the green hills of Tanay. It was early Monday morning, and we faced the morning rush of commuters in the opposite direction. We could have been any group of motorcyclists off on a jaunt into Marilaque—the eastern road that goes from Metro Manila to Rizal, Laguna, Quezon and beyond—a favorite escape route for the two-wheeled fraternity. Except that in the lead, on hi...
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Ejercito calls for genuine peace in Mindanao amid Mamasapano commemoration

Senator JV Ejercito has called for genuine peace and equitable development in Mindanao in the midst of the commemoration of the Mamasapano massacre and the beginning of the Senate hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Cotabato City. On Jan. 25, 2015, a botched police operation claimed the lives of 44 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF), which Ejercito said “muddled an already complicated Mindanao peace process.” “I urge the nation to remember ...
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Sanofi refunds government P1.2 billion for unused Dengvaxia

The manufacturer of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine has refunded P1.2 billion worth of unused anti-dengue vaccines, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday. In a summit attended by local officials and health workers from all over the province, Duque announced that Sanofi Pasteur issued a check as refund for the unused vials of Dengvaxia on Thursday. The amount will be reverted to the national treasury. Duque hopes the DOH will be allowed to use the fund to help the victims ...
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