SENATE President Juan Miguel Zubiri yesterday said senators are eyeing the passage of the P5.768 trillion proposed national budget or the General Appropriations Bill on Wednesday next week.
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Press Release - Gatchalian urges NGCP, TIEZA to ensure year-end compromise for sufficient power supply
Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to ensure that a compromise agreement to resolve a conflict relating to the construction of two transmission towers is finalized by year-end.
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Press Release - Gatchalian wants students from low-income households prioritized for college subsidies
Senator Win Gatchalian wants students from low-income households, including those listed under Listahanan 2.0, to be prioritized as beneficiaries of the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Republic Act No. 10931) or the free higher education law. Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the country's poor are.
SENATORS on Monday night rebuked Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) general manager Cynthia Carrion for sending text messages to senators telling them to “to stop asking questions” on the proposed budget of other departments and prioritize instead the spending request of the Department of Tourism (DOT) for 2024.
MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco yesterday apologized to senators over the inappropriate behavior of an official who texted the senators to ask for VIP treatment for the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the budget deliberations.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 21) — Senators expressed dismay over Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) chief Cynthia Lagdameo Carrion for her «incessant texts» asking them to prioritize deliberations on the proposed budget of the Department of Tourism (DOT), where the PRA is an attached agency.
MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco early Tuesday morning apologized for the “out-of-line actions” of Philippine Retirement Authority head who was called out by senators for demanding the prioritization of the Department of Tourism’s 2024 budget deliberations.