Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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Joel Villanueva

Senator grills PRC exec, laments computerized licensure exams 20 years late

Sen. Joel Villanueva expressed concerns on the "long overdue" status of the computer-based licensure examinations (CBLE) project of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), as the PRC Modernization Act of 2000 (Republic Act No. 8981) was enacted more than two decades ago.

Proposed law against ‘smishing’ filed in Senate

Re-electionist senator Joel Villanueva has filed a bill providing mobile phone subscribers an "opt-in" mechanism on push messages on SMS or calls as a response to the pervasive text messages circulating in the public offering purported high-paying jobs and other products.

Higher R&D budget for DOST sought to foster more innovation

Sen. Joel Villanueva underscored the importance of innovation at the time of the pandemic, as he credited the country's improved ranking in the Global Innovation Index where the Philippines ranked 50th out of 130 economies due to the increased investments of the government in research and development.

DBM asked to restore P300-M innovation fund to help startups, laid-off workers

Sen. Joel Villanueva has lamented the decision of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to reject the request of NEDA to allocate P300 million for the Innovation Fund.
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