Tag Archives: SENATORS

Panelo wants ban on pre-election surveys

 Former chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo has sought the prohibition of pre-election surveys during the campaign period.

Expressing dismay over the apparent “mind-conditioning” effect of the results of pre-election surveys, Panelo said if he gets elected to the Senate, he would push for a measure that would stop this “bad method”.

“Kapag ako ang naging senador, palagay ko, iba-ban ko na ang survey na iyan kasi nga, unang-una, ‘pag naglagay ka ng survey diyan, it creates the impression na forever ganiyan na iyan (If I become senator, perhaps, I will ban such surveys because if you conduct a survey, it creates an impression that lasts forever). It creates bad method,” he said in an interview with popular TV host Boy Abunda based on Panelo’s Facebook post on Friday. 

He also cast doubt on the validity of the surveys because of the questionable identities of the respondents.

Favors same-sex union, divorce

MANILA – Former chief presidential legal counsel and now senatorial aspirant Salvador Panelo has expressed support to legalize same-sex union, as well as divorce, in the country.“I said I will support efforts to legalize same-sex marriages or unions because all persons should have equal… Read More

DAVAO DEL NORTE: GRAFTBUSTER SENATORIAL ASPIRANT GRECO BELGICA VISITS SANTO TOMAS MAYOR TATAY EVANGELISTA

Former Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Greco Belgica paid a courtesy visit on Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto “Tatay Erning” Evangelista on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 as part of his listening tour in the province of Davao del Norte.

Belgica and Evangelista, tagged as the “graft buster duo” shared their experiences and practices on how they initiated reforms in their respective offices to combat graft and corrupt practices in the government. READ MORE

GATCHALIAN BATS FOR P30K STARTING SALARY FOR TEACHERS

Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian wants salaries for public school teachers to start at P30,000, in a bid to lure more people to join the teaching force.

Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate committee on education, said:”We want to raise the morale of our teachers and encourage more students to take up education courses.”

Gatchalian, who is running for a second term, proposed to raise the salary grade of a Teacher I to Salary Grades 13 or 14 (P29,798 or P32,321) from Salary Grade 11 (P25,439).

Gatchalian said the entry-level pay for teachers in the Philippines is lower compared to what educators are getting in other ASEAN countries, with Indonesian teachers getting P66,099 and Singaporean teachers receiving P60,419.

Gatchalian co-authored and co-sponsored the bill that eventually became the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. The law sought to exempt all eligible Filipino students pursuing their first undergraduate or certificate degrees in state universities and colleges from paying tuition and other school fees.