Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan also called out the Department of Budget and Management for slashing the already-measly budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) by over P70 million, which will affect some of its research projects.
The future is digital, even in farming, according to Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.
As some banks are set to resume collecting online transaction fees via InstaPay on Thursday, Oct. 1, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has asked the government to suspend or reduce these fees until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana should rescind the deal that allows China-backed Dito Telecommunity to build cell sites inside Philippine military camps, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said.
Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has called on Filipinos to use their social media power for good, noting the Philippines has become a hotbed for political operatives who use the platform to sow fear and hate.
Sen. Francis Pangilinan has asked the Senate to investigate the recent proliferation of fake Facebook accounts, while Sen. Leila M. de Lima filed a resolution seeking an inquiry on the reported use of government social media platforms to spread false and inaccurate information.
To encourage the manufacture, importation, and use of carbon-reducing vehicles, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has proposed to exempt electric and hybrid vehicles from taxes and duties for the next several years.