Hontiveros speaks to PH in world gathering of women officials Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros represented the Philippines and spoke at House of Commons at Westminster as part of the Women MPs of the World Conference last Thursday. As part of a panel of discussants from different countries, Hontiveros spoke aboutRead More →

Risa Hontiveros ‘quote’ on kidnapping The facts: There is no such quote. The original photo was Hontiveros’ official Facebook page’s cover photo posted on August 9, 2017. Below is a comparison of the original and the fabricated photo. The original photo is noticeably clearer than the manipulated photo where Hontiveros’Read More →

‘Add up to fakery,’ Hontiveros says of ’50-100′ protests vs China Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gave ‘vague, evasive, and fallacious’ answers about these ’50-100′ diplomatic protests, says Senator Risa Hontiveros Senator Risa Hontiveros slammed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday, August 29, for claiming that the Duterte administrationRead More →

Hontiveros defends expanded maternity leave Contrary to the fears of an employers’ group, the proposal to expand paid maternity leave will benefit companies, Senator Risa Hontiveros said Sunday. The Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines earlier warned that extending paid maternity leave to 105 days from the current 60 days willRead More →

Hontiveros pummels ‘Sagay 9’ slay in Negros Occidental Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday condemned the massacre of nine farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. “I express my strongest condemnation over the killing of 9 farmers, including 4 women and 2 minors, who reportedly fired upon by around 40 armed men atRead More →

Hontiveros: Opposition Senate slate out soon The opposition coalition will soon announce its senatorial line-up for the 2019 elections, Senator Risa Hontiveros said Sunday. The coalition is made up of the Liberal Party, the Magdalo party-list, civil society group Tindig Pilipinas, and Hontiveros’ Akbayan party-list, she said. “In the nextRead More →

Dashboard Duterte turned Mindanao into a ‘martial law laboratory’- Hontiveros President Rodrigo Duterte has turned Mindanao into a “martial law laboratory” to test the sustainability of “full authoritarian rule.”   Opposition senator Risa Hontiveros said this after the Palace announced that it is looking at the possibility of extending theRead More →

Hontiveros proposed 10% value-added expense Senator Risa Hontiveros proposed the lowering of value-added tax (VAT) on products and services from the current 12 percent to 10 percent. She argued that VAT could even be lowered to 8 percent. Besides kapag umabot na sa 4.5 percent share sa GDP, sa collectionRead More →

Chu blames Garin, Hontiveros Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) revealed on Tuesday that it is in bad shape because of P10.6 billion of its fund was channeled to the Department of Health in 2015. The information came and confirmed by Philhealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ruben Basa,Read More →

House of Representatives pass final reading Lower House passes on third and final reading the bill that will allow employees in the private sector to work from home using telecommunications or computer technologies. On Monday, May 28, lawmakers approved House Bill 7402 or the Telecommuting Act which protects home-based workers.Read More →