Tag: Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian

AT WORK: At the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s 141st Assembly in Serbia

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Sen. Lacson is part of the Philippine delegation that participated in the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and related meetings in Belgrade, Serbia. Other members of the Philippine delegation include Senate President Tito Sotto, Ralph Recto, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Franklin Drilon, Imee Marcos, Nancy Binay, Sherwin Gatchalian, Bato dela Rosa, Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara; and Reps. Ferdinand Hernandez and Carlos Zarate.

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Measure Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP Tackled at the Bicameral Conference Committee Level

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A measure seeking to transfer the training of police recruits from the PNPA to the PNP, was taken up at the bicameral conference committee level on Jan. 14. Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, who sponsored the Senate version of the measure (SB 1898), led the Senate contingent. Rep. Romeo Acop led the House contingent.

The Senate panel members included Senators Gringo Honasan, Win Gatchalian, Risa Hontiveros. The House panel members included Reps. Edgar Sarmiento, Leopoldo Bataoil and Juliet Marie Ferrer.

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At a Glance: Senate Bill 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNPย 
Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report on Senate Bill 1898, Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to the PNP

Dagdag-Singil sa Text at Tawag ng mga Telco sa Kalabang Network, Aalisin Na

Inaasahang mababawasan ang gastos ng publiko sa paggamit ng mga cell phones sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa isaโ€™t isa sa loob ng bansa, bunga ng hakbang na isinagawa ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa panukala sa Senado na magpapatino sa mga telecommunication companies (telcos).

Sa period of ammendments ng Senate Bill 1636 na tinaguriang Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, ipinadagdag ni Lacson ang probisyon na nagsasaad na tanggalin na ang interconnectivity charges na ipinapataw sa mga cellphone users kung tatawag o magtitext ang mga ito sa telco na kalaban ng kanilang provider.

Isang halimbawa nito ay ang singil sa text o tawag na ipinapataw sa isang Smart subscriber kung kokontakin ang Globe user at ganoon din kung ang gumagamit ng serbisyo ng huli ay kokonek sa una, kahit pa naka-register sila sa tinatawag na unlimited package.

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Lifetime Cellphone Number bill: Sen. Lacson seeks to remove interconnection fees
To give consumers fair shake: Lacson moves to stop telcos from charging interconnection fees

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To Give Consumers Fair Shake: Lacson Moves to Stop Telcos from Charging Interconnection Fees

To protect mobile phone subscribers, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson sought Tuesday to remove the burdensome interconnection fees charged by public telecommunications entities (PTEs) for calls between two different networks.

Lacson introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 1636, the proposed Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, seeking to remove the interconnectivity fee or charge imposed by PTEs on mobile phone subscribers for domestic calls and SMS (text) messages.

โ€œWe are here to protect the consumers. And the consumer, not being made aware he is calling through a different PTE (public telecommunications entity), is helpless in being charged with P2.50 for mobile calls and 15 centavos for SMS,โ€ he said at the period of amendment for the bill.

Related:
Lifetime Cellphone Number bill: Sen. Lacson seeks to remove interconnection fees
Dagdag-singil sa text at tawag ng mga telco sa kalabang network, aalisin na

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Lifetime Cellphone Number Bill: Sen. Lacson Seeks to Remove Interconnection Fees

During deliberations on Senate Bill 1636, which requires public telecom entities to provide nationwide mobile number portability to subscribers, Sen. Lacson sought to removeย interconnection fees or charges for calls or SMS made from one network to another. “We are here to protect the consumers. And the consumer, not being made aware he is calling through a different PTE (public telecommunications entity), is helpless in being charged with P2.50 for mobile calls and 15 centavos for SMS.”