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Inquirier.net
Lawmakers’ call to Filipino: Unite and keep fighting for your rightsJESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer) Unite as one country and keep fighti
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 hours ago
JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer) Unite as one country and keep fighting for your rights, Sens. Leila de Lima and Joel Villanueva said on Sunday as they joined the country in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of EDSA People Power... Read more
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Villanueva seeks Senate probe on Boracay environmental issuesSenator Joel Villanueva. PHOTO FROM JOEL VILLANUEVA FACEBOOK PAGE Senator Joel
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Senator Joel Villanueva. PHOTO FROM JOEL VILLANUEVA FACEBOOK PAGE Senator Joel Villanueva has called for a Senate probe on the environmental issues surrounding Boracay Island. Villanueva on Friday filed a resolution seeking Senate review on the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Divorce finds no partner in Senateconstituents to follow because the process now is quite expensive,” Gatchalian
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
constituents to follow because the process now is quite expensive,” Gatchalian said. Opposed outright to divorce was Sen. Joel Villanueva, who said he was pushing to make the country’s annulment laws “simplified and not antipoor.” Sen. Francis... Read more
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NZCity
Indonesian maid's death in Malaysia exposes 'brutal' human trafficking of migrant workerssenators held a parliamentary inquiry into Ms Demafelis' death.'Maltreated, kil
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
senators held a parliamentary inquiry into Ms Demafelis' death.'Maltreated, killed' overseas Senate committee chair Joel Villanueva said at least 185 Filipinos have been killed overseas in the past two years. "How painful is it for a child,... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Indonesian maid's death in Malaysia exposes 'brutal' trafficking of migrant workerssenators held a parliamentary inquiry into Ms Demafelis' death.'Maltreated, kil
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
senators held a parliamentary inquiry into Ms Demafelis' death.'Maltreated, killed' overseas Senate committee chair Joel Villanueva said at least 185 Filipinos have been killed overseas in the past two years. "How painful is it for a child,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
5 senators oppose divorce in PHRepresentatives population and family relations committee. Instead of passing
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Representatives population and family relations committee. Instead of passing a divorce bill, Senators Francis Escudero, Joel Villanueva and Sherwin Gatchalian said the existing process of annulment under the Civil Code should be made more... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top StoriesSenator Joel Villanueva assured yesterday that the case of a Negrense domestic
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
Senator Joel Villanueva assured yesterday that the case of a Negrense domestic worker, who died shortly after her return to the Philippines, will be tackled at an ongoing Senate inquiry on the increasing number of incidents of maltreatment and deaths... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Labor officials ‘slow to act on OFW deaths’185 over the past two years. “What’s outrageous here is that this is not the f
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
185 over the past two years. “What’s outrageous here is that this is not the first time this has happened,” a furious Sen. Joel Villanueva said at the opening of the Senate inquiry into the deaths of oversea Filipino workers (OFWs), including... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DOLE mulls imposing deployment ban to only household service workersdeployment bans in other countries. “It’s possible but if it’s probable, that
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
deployment bans in other countries. “It’s possible but if it’s probable, that is another issue,” he said. Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development, said he is also open to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Labor execs asked: Why wasn’t deployment ban imposed sooner?in the Arab country in the past two years. At a Senate joint inquiry into the
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
in the Arab country in the past two years. At a Senate joint inquiry into the recent deaths and abuses of OFWs, Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the committee on labor, employment and human resources development, said he was enraged about the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators condemn rising incidents of abuse, death of OFWsapartment in Kuwait. At a Senate joint inquiry into Demafelis’ death and the r
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
apartment in Kuwait. At a Senate joint inquiry into Demafelis’ death and the reported abuses of other OFWs, Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the committee on labor, employment and human resources development, was enraged about the reported... Read more
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The Manila Times
Senate opens probe on deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwaitthe alleged abuses committed against Filipino workers in Kuwait that have resul
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
the alleged abuses committed against Filipino workers in Kuwait that have resulted in injuries and deaths. Headed by Sen. Joel Villanueva, the committee will tackle five resolutions seeking an inquiry on the increasing incidence of abuse on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate approves occupational safety billapproved with 20 affirmative votes, zero negative votes and no abstention. The
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
approved with 20 affirmative votes, zero negative votes and no abstention. The bill was authored and sponsored by Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Visual artsMarie Pe, president of the University of Santo Tomas Atelier Alumni Association
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Marie Pe, president of the University of Santo Tomas Atelier Alumni Association, former senator Heherson T. Alvarez, Sen. Joel Villanueva, Labor Secretary Silvestre’ Bello III, Judge Gerard Tomacruz, Maria Fema T. Duterte, Nonoy Quimbo, Onie... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Labor chief defends Kuwait banin Kuwait on Feb. 21. Sen. Manny Pacquiao called for an inquiry earlier this w
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
in Kuwait on Feb. 21. Sen. Manny Pacquiao called for an inquiry earlier this week. The labor committee headed by Sen. Joel Villanueva will handle the investigation. Villanueva said on Thursday that the inquiry would focus on the deployment... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace questions order to dismiss House Deputy Speaker Garciahe said. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said on Monday that Garcia’s ca
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
he said. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said on Monday that Garcia’s case could end up like the case of Sen. Joel Villanueva, who was ordered suspended by the Ombudsman on Nov. 14, 2016, for alleged misuse of P10 million in pork... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Roque to resign if Congress approves anti-fake news billon fake news could not be passed into law because it would violate the right to
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
on fake news could not be passed into law because it would violate the right to freedom of expression. Authored by Senator Joel Villanueva, the proposed law calls for up to P5 million fine and five-year imprisonment for any person who “maliciously”... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Gwendolyn Garcia barred from holding public officeMajority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas hinted that Garcia’s case could end up like the
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas hinted that Garcia’s case could end up like the case of Sen. Joel Villanueva, whose November 2016 dismissal order the Senate refused to enforce because it involved offenses related to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate approves bill imposing total hazing banGregorio Honasan II, Sherwin Gatchalian, Loren Legarda, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Pao
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
Gregorio Honasan II, Sherwin Gatchalian, Loren Legarda, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Panfilo Lacson, Joel Villanueva, Cynthia Villar and Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. It was sponsored by Lacson and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Sen. Villanueva wants beneficial ownership registry for PH mining firmsSenator Joel Villanueva. PHOTO FROM JOEL VILLANUEVA FACEBOOK PAGE Senator Joel
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
Senator Joel Villanueva. PHOTO FROM JOEL VILLANUEVA FACEBOOK PAGE Senator Joel Villanueva has filed a resolution asking the Senate committee on public information to launch an inquiry into the disclosure of beneficial ownership of mining companies... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Angara pushes for lead agency to oversee PH Rise explorationmula rito,” Angara said in a statement. According to Angara, Senate Bill 312 w
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
mula rito,” Angara said in a statement. According to Angara, Senate Bill 312 which he filed together with Senator Joel Villanueva on July 4, 2016, seeks to create the Benham Rise Development Authority (BRDA) that aims to promote and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘China to expand artificial islands’argued the Philippines’ case in The Hague court, has likened Malacañang’s stanc
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
argued the Philippines’ case in The Hague court, has likened Malacañang’s stance to “trusting a thief.” On Wednesday, Sen. Joel Villanueva warned Malacañang against relying on China’s good faith and implored the Palace to uphold the Philippines’... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Villanueva warns PH gov’t on ‘China’s good faith’ over SpratlysSenator Joel Villanueva. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Senator Joel Villanueva has warne
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Senator Joel Villanueva. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Senator Joel Villanueva has warned against relying on China’s “good faith,” following its ongoing militarization of artificial islands on the Spratly archipelago. “It will not be enough to rely solely on... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Boxing: Passing of the torch?those who congratulated the champ from the Senate. The others were Senate Presi
Pilipino Star / Posted 20 days ago
those who congratulated the champ from the Senate. The others were Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Sen. Joel Villanueva. Ancajas retained his IBF super-flyweight crown with a 10th round TKO of Gonzalez at the American Bank... Read more
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Gulf News
Special guide for overseas Filipinos gets Senate approvaltrafficking, noting many OFWs had fallen prey to abuse abroad because the victi
Gulf News / Posted 20 days ago
trafficking, noting many OFWs had fallen prey to abuse abroad because the victims were unaware of their rights.Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labour, Employment, and Human Resources Development and co-author of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate OKs bills on Nat’l Bible Day, OFW handbooks, feeding programsGregorio Honasan II, Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Gra
Inquirier.net / Posted 20 days ago
Gregorio Honasan II, Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Cynthia Villa, Joel Villanueva, Gatchalian, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Senate... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate’s ‘seatmates bloc’ continues to expandoriginal seatmates are composed of Senators JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Juan Mig
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
original seatmates are composed of Senators JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Sherwin Gatchalian and Joel Villanueva. Last Wednesday, Ejercito posted on social media his photo with other members of the seatmates bloc and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate’s ‘seatmates bloc’ continue to expandoriginal seatmates are composed of Senators JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Juan Mig
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
original seatmates are composed of Senators JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Sherwin Gatchalian and Joel Villanueva. Last Wednesday, Ejercito posted on social media his photo with other members of the seatmates bloc and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Government top ‘endo’ violator — senatorsworker for 32 years and is retiring without any benefits. The Senate committee
Pilipino Star / Posted 23 days ago
worker for 32 years and is retiring without any benefits. The Senate committee on labor and employment, chaired by Sen. Joel Villanueva, is set to report for plenary approval its version of the “endo” bill this month. Senate President Pro... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Law to combat fake news is censorship, admits Poeof Mass Communication professor, stressed that “focusing too much on penalizing
Pilipino Star / Posted 26 days ago
of Mass Communication professor, stressed that “focusing too much on penalizing content producers” must be stopped. Sen. Joel Villanueva earlier filed a bill seeking to penalize malicious distribution of false news. The proliferation of fake... Read more
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The Manila Times
Bill declaring January 23 holiday passedof the bill into law would increase public awareness of the importance of the m
The Manila Times / Posted 27 days ago
of the bill into law would increase public awareness of the importance of the momentous event in Philippine history. Sen. Joel Villanueva, who introduced SB 1525, said it was important to commemorate January 23 of every year as the inauguration of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate OKs bill declaring Jan. 23 ‘First Philippine Republic Day’in the Philippine history,” Escudero said through the Senate Public Relations a
Inquirier.net / Posted 27 days ago
in the Philippine history,” Escudero said through the Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau. Meanwhile, Sen. Joel Villanueva, author of Senate Bill 1525, said commemorating the day would “remind us of the beginning of Filipino... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Ensure aid for displaced OFWs from Kuwait — senatorsban to Kuwait but we believe that this move must be accompanied with review and
Pilipino Star / Posted 28 days ago
ban to Kuwait but we believe that this move must be accompanied with review and implementation of strict regulation,” Sen. Joel Villanueva, chairman of the committee on labor, said. Citing records from the DOLE, he said there are 1,447 cases of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Villanueva wants solid plan for OFWs in Kuwait if deployment ban happensSenator Joel Villanueva. PHOTO FROM JOEL VILLANUEVA FACEBOOK PAGE Senator Joel
Inquirier.net / Posted 29 days ago
Senator Joel Villanueva. PHOTO FROM JOEL VILLANUEVA FACEBOOK PAGE Senator Joel Villanueva has urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to put in place a contingency plan for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who may be affected by an... Read more
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