Risa Hontiveros

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Risa Hontiveros said : “These considerable negative effects on reproductive health and access to care will undoubtedly be carried on to the next generation,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, October 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our people are still reeling from the effects of COVID. Nawalan na ng trabaho, negosyo, baka maputulan pa ng kuryente ngayong Pasko,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our lifelong fight for economic and national security will be all for naught if we don’t take China’s adventurism in our territories seriously,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Kung may isyu man ng insurgency, dapat ang i-capacitate [ay] ang PNP, at hindi dapat nawawala sa focus ang AFP na unang protektahan ang ating mga teritoryo lalo na sa gitna ng patuloy na panghihimasok ng Tsina,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If we want to prevent an epidemic of malnutrition and stunted growth among young children, we have to empower the DSWD and provide the necessary budgetary increases for our nationwide feeding programs,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Sa mga darating na buwan, hindi lang COVID-19 ang matinding banta sa kalusugan ng kabataang Pinoy ngayon. Kailangan din natin agarang aksyunan ang malawakang pagkagutom na direktang nakakaapekto sa milyon-milyong tahanan sa buong bansa,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “During our last hearing, we did confirm that NBI’s legal assistance chief, Atty. Joshua Paul Capiral, was caught accepting bribes to exclude certain BI officials from being prosecuted,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lahat ng supposed na trabaho na gagawin ng NTFELCAC ay spoken for na ng existing agencies natin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “I learned that 93 percent of public schools have received devices from the Department of Education (DepEd). Is this adequate for the needs of each school?” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For the sake of our women and children, the masterminds of this pastillas scam must be put behind bars,” “The big fish have not been caught. We can’t just go after the small-time players while the big-time players are enjoying their lives” External link

inquirer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Is it confirmed that the head of the NBI legal assistance bureau, Joshua Paul Capiral, was arrested last night (Monday) for receiving bribes from members of the pastillas gang in exchange for their exclusion from charges?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For the sake of our women and children, the masterminds of this ‘pastillas’ scam must be put behind bars,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There was alarming evidence presented in our hearing linking big names in politics and the government,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As they say, there is strength in numbers. Let’s work with the international community and create a united front that can stand up to China’s bullying in the West Philippine Sea, and in other parts of the South China Sea,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 21, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We need this audit to inform our budget deliberations in the Senate. I will also have the agencies submit documents related to the aforementioned questionable procurements for our budget hearings. The public can be assured that we will hold them to account,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We need this audit to inform our budget deliberations in the Senate. I will also have the agencies submit documents related to the aforementioned questionable procurements for our budget hearings. The public can be assured that we will hold them to account,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We need this audit to inform our budget deliberations in the Senate. I will also have the agencies submit documents related to the aforementioned questionable procurements for our budget hearings. The public can be assured that we will hold them to account,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "There’s a huge discrepancy there. Where is the extra P900 going? That’s around P4 billion worth of PPE sets that is unaccounted for," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There is a deep connection between these two incidents. We need a complete investigation that is free from cover-up to know what really transpired. Who is behind it? So that we can stop this kind of violence in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “I urge the PNP to undertake all necessary measures that will build back public confidence in our national police force after such a troubling event,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Together with the labor groups and nurses’ organizations, I reiterate their request that the deployment ban be lifted. Let the health workers who cannot work for a few months already travel,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We have the lowest salary rate for health workers. They need decent wages to stay,” “While the reasonable amount of P13.5B was allocated for the continuous employment of Human Resources for Health and additional benefits for all health care workers under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, I believe the law should also allow health care workers who have already secured employment abroad to be deployed,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "One of the survivors said the crew were able to (put on) their life jackets before jumping into the water. This gives families hope they might still be alive at sea or on an island," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I am firm in my support to stop all government projects with the Chinese companies which are involved in the militarization of the WPS,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “These government projects with the Chinese companies should not proceed. It’s like we have surrendered our territories to the Chinese. It’s like we gave our land up without fighting for it,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “We obtained the list from the US Department of Commerce. These are firms which have roles in the construction and reclamation of the artificial islands right in the Philippine territories within the WPS,” “One of them is the China Communications Construction Company and its subsidiaries. They have five deals with the Philippine government for the Davao Coastline and Port Development, the Manila Harbour Reclamation Project, Cebu International Airport and the bus terminal project at the Manila-Clark Railway,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Malalim ang koneksyon ng dalawang insidente na ito. Kailangan ang kumpleto at walang cover-up na imbestigasyon para malaman natin kung ano ang nangyari, sino ang may pakana, at mapigilan ang ganyang klaseng karahasan sa hinaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Kahit kaunting delicadeza sa taumbayan (Out of some delicadeza to the people), I strongly suggest that Secretary Duque resign," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If we want to clean up PhilHealth, we have to go after the big fish. And we can't let them get away easily," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa ngayon, hindi malinaw kung sinong opisyal ng pamahalaan ang dapat nakatutok sa pagbuo at pagbalik ng trabaho para sa ating mga kababayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ngayong patuloy ang banta ng terorismo at ang panggigipit ng China, kailangan natin siguraduhin na may sapat na pondo para sa modernisasyon ng ating sandatahang lakas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Tila anemic naman 'yung budget natin para sa kalusugan," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “The pardon not only leaves a bitter resentment among Jennifer Laude’s relatives, but also in the LGTBIQ+ community and in all Filipinos who demand justice,” External link

laht Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There is a deep connection between these two incidents. We need a complete investigation that is free from cover-up to know what really transpired. Who is behind it? So that we can stop this kind of violence in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “I urge the PNP to undertake all necessary measures that will build back public confidence in our national police force after such a troubling event,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Malalim ang koneksyon ng dalawang insidente na ito. Kailangan ang kumpleto at walang cover-up na imbestigasyon para malaman natin kung ano ang nangyari, sino ang may pakana, at mapigilan ang ganyang klaseng karahasan sa hinaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Malalim ang koneksyon ng dalawang insidente na ito. Kailangan ang kumpleto at walang cover-up na imbestigasyon para malaman natin kung ano ang nangyari, sino ang may pakana, at mapigilan ang ganyang klaseng karahasan sa hinaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The swiftness by which our institutions have acted on a white, male American’s case is a privilege that is never accorded to many Filipinos. What message does this send to our citizens who have routinely suffered from our own justice system?” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "no amount can ever bring back the life and dignity of Jennifer," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The filing of cases against these BI personnel is a welcome development in our efforts to remove the network of corruption that enabled the illegal entry of countless Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators [POGO] workers from China, along with the various crimes associated with them,” “We commend the National Bureau of Investigation for taking decisive action against those who have betrayed the country and contributed to the victimization of many Filipino women and children” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “I give Attorney Gierran the benefit of the doubt... [that] he is qualified, given his experience in management as an NBI director and in finance as a CPA-lawyer,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "He has to hit the ground running on many fronts, by immediately intensifying fraud detection, by digitizing data, finding out who needs to be held accountable and making PhilHealth finally consistently transparent," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "It's been recently revealed that Chinese companies that participate in the building of military islands in the West Philippine Sea have projects with the Philippine government, so it is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is alarming that the island bases have put the Philippine archipelago within range of Chinese combat aircraft and bombers," "This is a clear threat to our national security" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It’s been recently revealed that Chinese companies that participate in the building of military islands in the West Philippine Sea have projects with the Philippine government, so it is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

tribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party," External link

4-traders Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The P19 million fine is well and good sa pananaw ng consumers but it doesn’t really help them now. Could this possibly be converted into a rebate or subsidy?," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hindi dapat sinasamantala at pinagkakakitaan ang maliliit na konsumer na ngayon ay dapang dapa na dahil sa pandemya,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I am firm in my support to stop all government projects with the Chinese companies which are involved in the militarization of the WPS,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “These government projects with the Chinese companies should not proceed. It’s like we have surrendered our territories to the Chinese. It’s like we gave our land up without fighting for it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “We obtained the list from the US Department of Commerce. These are firms which have roles in the construction and reclamation of the artificial islands right in the Philippine territories within the WPS,” “One of them is the China Communications Construction Company and its subsidiaries. They have five deals with the Philippine government for the Davao Coastline and Port Development, the Manila Harbour Reclamation Project, Cebu International Airport and the bus terminal project at the Manila-Clark Railway,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is imperative for the Philippine government to promote the preferential use of Filipino labor and locally manufactured products, and assure the growth and sustainability of this sector that not only provides safe and quality PPE for health care workers but also secures job retention for thousands of skilled Filipino factory workers amid the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Our COVID-19 response budget can afford to supply more frontliners with more medical-grade equipment if we procure locally. We have the supply, we have the quality, and we have the funds — bakit patuloy pa ang mass importation natin?” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "costlier imports from countries like China," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is imperative for the Philippine government to promote the preferential use of Filipino labor and locally-manufactured products, and assure the growth and sustainability of this sector," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What the relation between the August 24 bombings to the killing of soldiers last June 29? Did some policemen put Jolo and our nation at greater risk when they not only interfered with Army intelligence operations, but also killed our operatives?” “Did terrorist elements somehow influence, directly or indirectly, the killing of these soldiers?” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “They were able to intercept calls, track locations, analyze the movements of those suspected terrorists. They could have stopped them had they not been killed for reasons we still don’t know,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What the relation between the August 24 bombings to the killing of soldiers last June 29? Did some policemen put Jolo and our nation at greater risk when they not only interfered with Army intelligence operations, but also killed our operatives?” “Did terrorist elements somehow influence, directly or indirectly, the killing of these soldiers?” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need accountability and justice. Hindi na ito katarungan para lamang sa 4 na military na pinatay. Katarungan na din ito para sa 14 na mamamayan na napaslang sa bombing noong August 24," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Why was custody of the personal effects of the dead soldiers not turned over to the military right away?" "These questions are important enough already, in the aftermath of the deaths of our valiant soldiers and persistent accusations of cover-up and whitewashing," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I was one of those who had objected to meeting him because I felt that he was a trapo and had not fought with us the previous years," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “It is also rather imprudent to assign these members to monitor LGU when IATF as a body has already been saddled with controversies involving its policy decisions and pronouncements, the accuracy and integrity of the data reported, and even some allegedly anomalous procurement-related transactions,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The nurse who brought this to my attention already has COVID-19, [who] has been on duty taking care of Filipinos sa gitna ng (in the middle of the) pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Many, if not most of these IATF members, while arguably experts in their respective fields, are not experts in health system performance, critical care capacity, as well as surveillance, isolation, and treatment protocols," "What LGUs need now is a coherent COVID management strategy that provides specific direction... instead of hand-holding by individual members of the IATF with no background in local government or pandemic response," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 17, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is toxic micromanagement. There are even reports that cabinet members intervene at the barangay level," "It is also rather imprudent to assign these members to monitor LGUs when IATF as a body has already been saddled with controversies involving its policy decisions and pronouncements, the accuracy and integrity of the data reported, and even some allegedly anomalous procurement-related transactions," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 17, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Responsibilidad nilang siguraduhin na sumusunod sa batas ang mga tenants nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Si Sec. Duque lang po ang may tanging institutional memory sa liderato ng PhilHealth. Hindi na lumabas sa liderato ng Board of Directors si Sec. Duque since 2001, maliban sa isang taon, sa 2016. So hanggang saan ang involvement at knowledge ni Sec. Duque sa mga problemang ito sa loob ng PhilHealth?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Maraming buhay ang nakataya sa maayos na serbisyo ng PhilHealth, kaya dapat ay gampanan nito ang kanyang responsibilidad at protektahan ang pondo para sa kalusugang pangkalahatan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 7, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “The Filipino people are already suffering from the health and economic impacts of this pandemic and do not need a militaristic and punitive approach to what is primarily a public health problem,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "not inspire confidence in our city's local leaders," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I request the good mayor to consider replacing Mr. Ludovica," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "My lawyers are looking into this. Not char (no kidding)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "As a QC resident for the last 35 yrs, I will personally work to hold this public official accountable for inciting violence vs civilians," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "As a QC resident for the last 35 yrs, I will personally work to hold this public official accountable for inciting violence vs civilians," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Congress early this year, through the Bayanihan Act, gave the government comprehensive powers, including the power to re-align and allocate billions of taxpayers’ money to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We need to know if the help went to the intended beneficiaries,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Were there enough funds for the PPE? And if enough, why did they not go to front liners?” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This health crisis should not allow us to relax our accountability measures. The people should be able to trust the government that no one is lining their pockets with taxpayers’ money,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “We are anticipating massive allocations to address health, economic and social impacts of Covid-19. It is of critical importance that there be audit findings to guide legislators in our exercise of the power of the purse,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I am hoping for feedback. They were not holding a rally inside the church,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa umpisa pa lang ng talumpati ng Pangulo, puro pagbanat sa mga oligarchy ang siniwalat ngunit sino ang papalit sa mga oligarchies na na-dismantle niya kuno? The oligarchies clustered around the President himself," "The President makes no promise to unchain government from serving vested interests" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "by assailing his critics & ranting about his personal grudge against the media," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa umpisa pa lang ng talumpati ng Pangulo, puro pagbanat sa mga oligarchy ang siniwalat ngunit sino ang papalit sa mga oligarchies na na-dismantle niya kuno? The oligarchies clustered around the president himself," "The president makes no promise to unchain government from serving vested interests," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Umaasa ako na magkaroon ng feedback sa kanila dahil ‘yung mga kasama na nasa halos likod ng simbahan ay mayroon lang baon na mga placard. Hindi po nila ginagamit," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Sa 2020 SONA, hindi pwedeng magpaligoy-ligoy ang gobyerno. Hindi na masisilaw ng gimik, teatro, o mga pagbabanta ang taumbayan Kailangan ang pagpapakita ng tunay na malasakit sa pakikinig sa mga hinaing ng Pilipino at pagtugon sa pang-araw-araw nating pangangailangan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Pang-limang taon na na State of the Nation Address ng Pangulo, ngunit sa halip na napapanatag tayo sa estado at kinabukasan ng ating bansa, tila mas nananaig ang takot," "Nananaig man minsan ang takot, dapat hindi tayo maduwag... Faith, not fear," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 20, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This may actually discourage more people from reporting their status," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Because officials committed to settle personal scores with ABS-CBN, 11,000 workers are now in danger of losing their jobs and may fail to provide for their families in the near future," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 10, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Baka puwede niyo po sabihan mga comms team niyo to do a better job... Para naman mapakinabangan talaga ng customers yang mga ganiyang good news," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 6, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our policemen should not be trigger-happy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Extensive reform has to be done to restore the public's trust in our institutions," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Because we are in a crisis and because access to information is crucial, NTC should reconsider the said cease-and-desist order," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Survivors of sexual harassment and abuse must be given full support. They should not be judged or dismissed. Perpetrators of sexual abuse, especially those in positions of power, should be punished and in some cases, turned over to the authorities,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Nakakabahala na kahit mismo sa Pride Month ay inaresto ang mga LGBTQ+ at allies na mahinahon, mapayapa at naka-social distancing na nananawagan para sa kanilang mga karapatan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 26, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "trying to earn a living in the middle of the lockdown," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Kung hahabulin ng pamahalaan ang malalaking digital entrepreneurs, dapat siguraduhing hindi nito pahihirapan ang maliliit na online seller na dumidiskarte ngayon para kumita," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Instead of imposing new obligations that may discourage online sellers, we should promote and protect online selling as a safe and efficient means of earning income for Filipinos," "Malaki ang potensyal ng online selling makapagbigay ng kita sa mga nawalan ng trabaho, at dahil online ito at limited ang physical contact, pwedeng ligtas ito kumpara sa mga tradisyonal na trabaho," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Napapanahon ba 'yung mga dagdag na requirement na gusto nilang ipasunod sa mga kababayan natin ngayong panahon ng krisis?" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I urge everyone to speak out. Dumarami tayo (We are increasing). We are complicit if we are silent," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang mga Pilipino naman ngayon ang naniningil sa China," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Real friends do not occupy each other’s islands. Real friends do not violate each other’s sovereignty," "Filipinos will not cower to China. Filipinos will not back down," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bakit ba ang luwag natin sa POGO pero ang lupit sa mga Pilipino? Kahit na may P50 billion unpaid taxes sila, at kahit na di essential, pinayagan pa ring mag-operate sa ilalim ng ECQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bakit ba ang luwag natin sa POGO pero ang lupit sa mga Pilipino? Kahit na may P50 billion unpaid taxes sila, at kahit na di essential, pinayagan pa ring mag-operate sa ilalim ng ECQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Anything is possible, I guess. There was a whole spectrum of proposals that came out yesterday, and that one was on the spectrum end of hard diplomacyvery provocative," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Anything is possible, I guess. There was a whole spectrum of proposals that came out yesterday, and that one was on the spectrum end of hard diplomacyvery provocative," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "At a time of the pandemic and quarantine, the priority of the government should be food security, transportation, jobs, and safety from infection," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Labor ) : "These are skilled OFWs returning, ngayon pa lang i-match natin sila sa tulong ng DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) at ng OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) at local government units, i-match natin itong mga skilled returning OFWs natin sa mga trabahong pwedeng ibigay, i-generate sa gobyerno at sa ating private sector," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Statistical Authority ) : "We need to get that reintegration program up and running lalo na't (especially) with the labor force survey results of the Philippine Statistical Authority and NEDA last Friday, there are already 7.3 million Filipinos who are unemployed in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "In any relationship, when it flourishes, it's also possible that new kinds of conflict may arise. And therefore, we must be bold enough and honest enough to recognize and address and try to resolve these conflicts," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It’s one thing that we demand payment from them, it’s another that they actually pay up,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Meron kaming ina-identify talaga na basic sectors at mga micro, small, medium scale enterprises which must be the object of these funds in order to save lives, in order to save jobs,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We did say last week that we are open to being called by the President to a special session para matapos namin 'yung relief bill, 'yung Bayanihan 2, and kasabay ng special session na yan if ever it happens pwede rin yung dapat na gagawin naming audit kasi saan ba nanggaling ang mga perang ginastosthe P300-billion plus spent for Bayanihan 1, and were they spent properly,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The platform has to stop cozying up to authoritarian propaganda, fake news, & trolls," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 8, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros says : “Since the government imposed what it calls the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) under which people are prohibited from leaving their houses except for frontliners and other essential personnel, poor senior citizens who still work, many in the informal sector, have been deprived of their main source of livelihood. They are left with very little choice but to rely on local government food packages that are simply not enough, and in many cases, inconsistent in their distribution,” External link

ipsnews Friday, June 5, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros says : “My office, in partnership with the Coalition of Services of the Elderly and other senior citizens’ organisation launched a relief mission that provided immuno-packs containing masks, milk, vitamins, rice and other food items,” External link

ipsnews Friday, June 5, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “In times when Filipinos are getting sick, losing jobs, facing transportation woes, and getting hungry due to COVID-19, the solution of the government is an Anti-Terrorism Bill that can jail those who complain. Misplaced priorities. A tragedy for democracy,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “A long, difficult and dangerous commute should not be part of the ‘new normal’ for our commuters,” “Government should immediately tap the private transportation sector and adopt a service contracting scheme so that more public transport become available for Filipinos going back to their jobs and businesses,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "COVID-19 ang kalaban, pero itong Anti-Terrorism Bill ang isinalang," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Valid at dapat pakinggan ang concerns ng publiko tungkol sa (anti-terror) bill. Ang hiling nila ay maayos na programa para sa kanilang kaligtasan laban sa kinakaharap nating pandemic. Hindi ba dapat nandoon ang prayoridad natin?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Alam natin na kapag hindi benevolent, kung 'di despotic yung implementors, may mga human rights violations na maaring mangyari," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “A long, difficult and dangerous commute should not be part of the new normal for our commuters,” “Government should immediately tap the private transportation sector and adopt a service contracting scheme so that more public transport becomes available for Filipinos going back to their jobs and businesses” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I fear that certain provisions of the bill, specifically those allowing the preliminary proscription of suspected terrorist organizations prior to their being given an opportunity to be heard as well as those lowering the standard for warrantless arrest and detention, go too far and might lead to a number of pernicious consequences" External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 1, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Maraming babae na takot magreport dahil nahihirapan sila na lalaking pulis ang kausap nila. Hopefully this bill will address that gap," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 1, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang hirap na makita ka ngayon na umiiyak at para sa aming lahat na hindi ka namin mapuntahan ngayon physically at mayakap," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 1, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we are working hard to protect our people from the [COVID-19] virus, these criminals freely roam and pose danger to public health. This blatant disregard of our laws should merit immediate deportation and blacklisting,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve,” “Instead, this easing of the lockdown may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers and residents to a new wave of community transmission that will definitely overwhelm our already-embattled health system,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I reiterate my call for the government to base its policy decisions on reliable and up-to-date data. We need to ground our policies on the real situation and we need our data to reflect a more complete picture. Doing otherwise will risk the lives of many Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve,” External link

nytimes Friday, May 29, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve. Instead, this easing of the lockdown may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers and residents to a new wave of community transmission that will definitely overwhelm our already-embattled health system,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I reiterate my call for the government to base its policy decisions on reliable and up-to-date data. We need to ground our policies on the real situation and we need our data to reflect a more complete picture. Doing otherwise will risk the lives of many Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we are working hard to protect our people from the virus, these criminals freely roam and pose danger to public health,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "should merit immediate deportation and blacklisting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "They have zero regulation and can be a source of community transmission," "We will be putting communities at risk and waste our quarantine efforts because of these medical facilities," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “DoH has to make sure that we can rely on the data that they provide. We have to ground our policies on the real situation and the DoH has to communicate clearly,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Mahirap sabihin na we have flattened the curve without real and reliable data. We have to be honest: have we really? Let’s be clear on our benchmarks and indicators," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If we don't resolve this issue, we would be pulling the plug on the livelihood of the network's 11,000 workers and their families," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “We need to test workers returning to work. This needs to be arranged by employers & DOH. We can’t ease quarantine if we‘re not doing mass testing,” “Marami sa mga kaso walang sintomas. We cannot afford a second wave” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 18, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If we can commit to test POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) workers, we should require the same for Filipino workers who are facing the same risks,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we want working class Filipinos to continue earning a living and critical industries to remain operational, we must implement measures to prevent a possible second spread of Covid-19 in workplaces,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I will always remember him as someone who listened to all voices around the table to ensure diversity and inclusiveness... I will always remember him... as someone who was unfadingly kind," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Filipino taxpayers should be indignant that we are essentially paying for a radio show that promotes China's policies," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We’ll let the court decide on the ABS-CBN issue. I do not want to preempt the courts, or even the House which is currently deliberating on the network’s franchise bills,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 11, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Puwede mag-assign sa kanila ng different opening times para maiwasan yung rush-hour peaks," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 11, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Of course it has a bearing. Every word issued by the highest official in the Executive [department] has the force of policy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Of course it has a bearing. Every word issued by the highest official in the Executive [department] has the force of policy,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "So bakit parang sa ABS-CBN lamang naging selective ang paghihigpit ng NTC?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "setting the stage for the filing of a law," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : ''The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,'' External link

koreatimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It's dismaying that [the authorities] are giving priority to Pogo workers rather than their own fellow Filipinos," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

time Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

4-traders Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The guidelines should take into consideration the economic plight of overseas Filipino workers, lalung-lalo na ngayong panahon ng (especially in this time of) Covid-19,” External link

pna Monday, May 4, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Atty. Jaye de la Cruz -Bekema is my chief legislative officer. We all celebrated with her when she announced to us that she was pregnant… I was very sad when she informed me on 25 April that she had lost her baby at 18 weeks; and sad again and shocked when she notified us five days after that she had tested positive for COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “An overwhelming majority of our senior citizens are poor. The quarantine exposes and magnifies their physical and financial vulnerabilities,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “An overwhelming majority of our senior citizens are poor. The quarantine exposes and magnifies their physical and financial vulnerabilities,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The SAP should ensure that they are able to purchase their basic necessities and prescribed medicine, or support families in these conditions. This will also make sure they stay at home as much as possible rather than trying to look for alternative income outside the home which would expose them to the coronavirus,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hospitals must comply with the law and must not withhold life-saving medical treatment from persons who need it the most or face legal penalties for doing so,” “Human lives are more important than the profits of some people, especially during this time of crisis,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The ongoing pandemic is not an excuse for hospitals to commit abuses and deny emergency medical care to those who have less in life,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "There is NEVER an excuse for brutality and violence, especially towards persons with mental illness and the powerless," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Scarborough Shoal ) : “The destruction to our reefs in Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands is equivalent to at least PhP 33.1 billion in losses annually, on top of other economic and health costs. This money is past due and could go to government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The government already has a huge budget deficit because of COVID-19. China's ongoing disregard for our own resources will worsen our economic standing," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The government already has a huge budget deficit because of COVID-19. China's ongoing disregard for our own resources will worsen our economic standing," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Scarborough Shoal ) : "The destruction to our reefs in Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands is equivalent to at least PhP 33.1 billion in losses annually, on top of other economic and health costs," "China should foot the Philippines' COVID-19 bill... This money is past due and could go to government's efforts in fighting the pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "POGOs are non-essential to the economy... Hindi na nga buo ang binabayad nilang tax, may korapsyon at sex trafficking pang pinapalaganap," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Patients waiving the confidentiality of their medical condition will help authorities in the conduct of timely contact-tracing. It is a matter of public health and thus, a responsibility. But clear guidelines need to be established for IATF’s new policy. There is a need to narrow down the information needed for disclosure as specifically as possible,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 13, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Hindi katanggap-tanggap na ang ating mga frontliners na lubos na nagsasakripisyo para iligtas ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan ay nagiging biktima pa ng diskriminasyon mula mismo sa kanilang mga komunidad," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "invest in information campaigns that will dispel rumors and fake news regarding COVID-19, especially those that put the safety of health workers at risk," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The president's directive for an 'enhanced community quarantine' in Luzon ... should be implemented as a public health measure that takes into account the welfare of the most vulnerable," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hazard pay should be immediately given to our public health workers. Likewise, I hope that health professionals working in the private sector will immediately receive similar additional compensation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Let us extend a helping hand to these workers who in turn, help preserve some sense of normalcy in our communities, even in these difficult times,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "take the initiative in providing additional pay," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 16, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For this reason, I ask our Financial Managers to study and look into this course of action so that if conditions worsen and the need arises, we could implement an emergency mechanism that would ease the burden of our kababayans with the least adverse impact on our finances, economy, and institutions,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 13, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Male privilege should be used one last time to provide a platform for issues surrounding women, then dismantled. Male privilege is also a structural issue, perpetuated by a system that keeps women oppressed,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Sexual harassment, domestic violence and rape start with the thought of ownership over women,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Detection and containment will improve if our community health surveillance and monitoring also improve,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is the first case of local transmission of COVID-19. This means people are infecting others inside the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : "Nakakalungkot. Just by looking at them, one immediately realizes that #childmarriage has to stop," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Dapat nang mag-crackdown agad sa mga illegal na POGO operation, pero dapat na rin kaagad i-suspend 'yung lahat ng POGO operation," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "They can even give Philippine passports to Chinese tourists... Obviously, these are criminal acts," "Two agencies are advertising these criminal services freely," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 2, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is alarming… if we are giving a more powerful instrument that may now or in the future be used by administrations that have no regard for the democratic rights of the people,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It seemed that the principle on the phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’ was turned into ‘probably guilty until proven innocent,’” “Instead of the burden of proof being on the state, it became on the side of the organization” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Government should do everything in our power to protect our people from terrorism, lalo na yung mga ugat niyan. At the same time, we must never sacrifice or be in danger of sacrificing yung ating mga democratic freedoms and civil liberties in the name of security and safety," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Is it worth it? With this invasion, these unpaid taxes, all those crimes following in the wake of POGO mostly victimizing our women and children, I think we should... suspend all POGO operations while we are really accounting for ano ba talaga ang ganansiya sa atin (what our benefits are) and what are the costs on the other side of the balance sheet so that we can really make an evidence-based and strategic decision," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "In the next hearing, tatawagin namin lahat ng mga akusadong opisyal na sangkot sa pastillas operation- past and present officials--kailangang papanagutin natin sila," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Frank Drilon ) : “Bukod nga sa joint resolution na finile ni Sen. Frank [Drilon], may concurrent resolution din so there are several layers of extra efforts to ensure na 'yung naaantalang franchise renewal debate sa ngayon sa Kongreso that there will be in a way ‘pantawid’ until the time that we can properly exercise our mandate,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Reynato Puno ) : "Tama rin si CJ Puno na usually nauuna ang franchise or franchise renewal, sumusunod 'yung provisional authority," "Medyo nababaliktad 'yung normal order of things siguro dahil we are living in extraordinary times. But nonetheless, sa tingin namin sa Senado kailangang i-assert yung mandate and authority namin on franchise issue at mas malawak pa na importante we need to put ourselves on the record as standing up for freedom of the press and democracy in general na tingin ko ay yun talaga ang mga core issues at stake here" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Moving forward, we would be even more not just vigilant but effective in defending sabi nga nung ilang authors 'democratic guardrails', 'yung mga harang para hindi mahulog ang ating demokrasya sa bangin ng sobrang kapangyarihan ng iisang branch of government lang," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros explained : “The President was given authority by the law to act on recommendations by the Department of Health [DOH],” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It will improve access of Filipinos to essential medicines and reduce the cost of out-of-pocket expenses,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Why are Chinese nationals entering our country being provided with VIP [treatment]?” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “So where did the 8,000 pesos go? According to our informant, it’s being distributed before the Chinese tourists arrive in our country. The money is divided among the private travel agencies, the syndicates and their local contacts,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We can’t add more crimes being committed to the country. We need to stop these illegal POGO companies immediately,” “Maraming krimen ang nakatali sa POGO: illegal recruitment, illegal detention, at sexual harassment. Kailangang matigil na ang mga ito,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We haven’t gone into checking out identities or persons or any other such issue,” “Right now our main concern in assisting Ivy is the humanitarian aspect,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "They are bound by Chinese laws to gather intelligence and report to the Chinese government. Now, how secure is this set up?" External link

manilametro Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This temporary travel ban will give time for our health authorities to set in place all safeguards necessary in case there is more confirmation of the 2019-nCoV presence in the country from those under present surveillance,” External link

pna Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Minsan, mahigit isang taon nang nasa abroad ang OFW na asawa. Mag-isa na rin minsang nagpapalaki ng anak. We need to extend the solo parents’ benefits to them too," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Yung panukala ko ay sa context na rin sa sinabi ni Presidente na magkakaroon ng supplemental budget para sa mga Taal evacuees (My proposal is within the context of the President’s call to have a supplemental budget for Taal evacuees),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Leila de Lima ) : "But maligning de Lima not as a lawmaker or public official but as a woman, the president and his cohorts revealed themselves as the faces of misogyny at its worst and ugliest," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Sheroes’ ang mga kapwa ko solo moms,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 20, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Raising a child is daunting, but raising a child alone constitutes a specific set of challenges and difficulties. Solo parents play multiple difficult roles," "My proposal is to ensure that our solo parents are given enough support to take care of our children well" External link

pna Monday, January 20, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We must ensure the success of the BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) and that the Philippines stops becoming a dangerous place for members of the press, or for anyone exercising their democratic rights. The road to justice ends when we ensure that any similar attack on the free press and our democratic rights never happens again,” External link

pna Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, November 30, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in, or sabotage, of our national electricity grid," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in or sabotage of our national electricity grid," External link

voanews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in or sabotage of our national electricity grid," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in, or sabotage, of our national electricity grid," External link

pna Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If these reports are true, these vulnerabilities pose a grave risk to public infrastructure vital to national security, and to the daily lives of our people. We must address and correct these flaws immediately," External link

pna Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “When Vice President Robredo called their bluff, they got snared in their own trap. The Duterte government blinked and lost. Vice President Robredo won,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, November 25, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

siouxcityjournal Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called ‘invitation’ to work with the vice president to curb the country’s drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham," External link

startribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Inamin naman ng Department [of Energy], through the sponsor, na other actors could take down our system by remotely accessing it, paralyzing it,” “National security concern talaga... Something as vital [as power grids] should be in state hands, in Filipino hands exclusively,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Leni Robredo ) : "Kung seryoso man talaga yung offer na yan ni Presidente, VP Leni could do a much better job at addressing problematic drug use than the Pres has shown so far in 3 years," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 4, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I hear the concern of some private hospitals. I understand the need to balance the right to do business and provide health care services. But threatening the public with health care denial is wrong and again, cannot be tolerated,” she said. “I know that the majority of private hospitals don't think this way. But to those who think they can take hostage the people's right to universal health care, you are in the wrong business," External link

pna Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Rather, this is an important development in the people’s quest for truth, justice and accountability,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Given the gravity of accusations, which have further demoralized an already misdirected police force, his decision to step down was appropriate,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 14, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Ito ay para masiguro na nagta-translate sa aktwal na pagbabago, na nararamdaman ng mga Pilipino ang reporma ng UHC law (This is to ensure that it [UHC law] translates to actual change, that every Filipino feels the reforms brought about by the UHC law),” External link

pna Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "These are not teenage pregnancies anymore. These are childhood pregnancies," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Many parents still consider them as their babies. Yet, our babies are having babies of their own. This is extremely alarming," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Commission ) : "I think this body should recommend that Dr. Cenas be stripped of his medical license by the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) for unprofessional, unethical, immoral, or dishonorable conduct," "Dahil po sa isang panahon na maraming nagkakasakit, inaaagawan pa ng mga drug lords ng serbisyong medical ang mas karapat-dapat na pasyente" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Given the enhanced functions of the center, which now go beyond medical and financial assistance would the sponsor, again at the proper time, be amenable to including the word ‘kalusugan’ as in ‘Kalusugan at Malasakit Center?'” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “Kung sinasabi po na may majority na laban sa SOGIE Equality Bill, edi dalhin na natin sa botohan, there’s no need, no reason para patagalin pa yung interpellation dito,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 30, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As women, we don’t only talk the talk. We walk the talk,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 27, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This 18th Congress, we aim to pass laws that will fully empower women, stop abusive practices and end gender-based discrimination and inequality,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 27, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Kung may Google translator, may Duterte translator din. Iyan si Secretary Sal Panelo," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "At a time that China has continuously ignored calls about the West Philippine Sea, it is very irresponsible to enter into a deal with them that would comprise our own security and safety," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The Divorce Bill is pro-marriage, pro-family and pro-children. It makes us respect marriage more by being more discerning with our choices in life. It protects children from abuse and rebuilds broken families,” “They, together with their children, deserve all the chances available in this world to build nurturing families and find true and meaningful relationships,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Divorce assumes the marriage has been broken. It’s not divorce that breaks the marriage, it’s the abuse, the oppression or the lovelessness that preceded it,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ito na ang pangalawang beses na hindi nakonsulta ang defense secretary tungkol sa mga diumanong Chinese deals na pinapasok ng ating pamahalaan na may seryosong implikasyon sa ating pambansang seguridad," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he plans to certify as urgent the SOGIE Equality Bill, only to be corrected by his spokesperson that the President was referring to an Anti-Discrimination Bill, shows Malacañang's policy confusion regarding how to address discrimination against the LGBT community," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Internship is for students and young people to learn more about the workplace and to deepen their craft. Internship is not an excuse for employers to take advantage of cheap or free labor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Preparing our young people for the workforce includes a viable internship program that centers on their professional growth” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Edcel Lagman ) : “We may agree or disagree with what Rep. Lagman said, pero hindi naman siguro siya anti-poor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “RA 10592 is a good law. It is consistent with the principles of restorative justice,” External link

gulf-times Monday, August 26, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros explicou : "O divórcio é uma saída para as pessoas presas em uniões sem amor ou abusivas, às vezes inclusive violentas. Trata-se de uma segunda oportunidade para o amor e o casamento" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros afirmou : "A proibição do divórcio é uma mancha nesse histórico" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros afirmou : "A proibição do divórcio é uma mancha nesse histórico" External link

uol Friday, August 23, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Antonio Sanchez ) : “Sanchez has shown no signs of remorse and displayed no effort at improving himself in behavior or character inside the penitentiary,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The ban on divorce is a stain on this record,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “overwhelming Catholic affiliation of a majority of Filipinos, more than 80 percent, and the overwhelming influence of the Catholic Church on the country,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is also vital that we remain vigilant in educating the public and in encouraging people to consult health professionals to help prevent this disease,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The ban on divorce is a stain on this record," External link

efe Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "overwhelming Catholic affiliation of a majority of Filipinos, more than 80 percent, and the overwhelming influence of the Catholic Church on the country," External link

efe Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “The fight to end gender discrimination and harassment is bigger than all of us. It crosses party lines and political affiliations,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 16, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Panahon na para sabihin na hindi tayo papayag na may LGBTQI na poposasan, sasampalin, aalipustahin dahil sa kanilang kasarian. It is time that we say we will stand by those who speak their truths,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros responded : “Why do we have to segregate the gays from the lesbians, the straight guys?” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Panahon na para sabihin na hindi tayo papayag na may LGBTQI na poposasan, sasampalin, aalipustahin dahil sa kanilang kasarian. It is time that we say we will stand by those who speak their truths,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What happened to Gretchen is unacceptable because the mall wanted her to violate how she self-identifies. The incident exposed her to harassment & abuse that could have happened if forced to enter the men’s CR. Iihi ka lang sana,pero dahil transgender person ka,kulong. Unfair,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “These are no ordinary islands. These parcels of land are strategic maritime fronts that play a significant role in our military history, which only proves how invaluable they are to our national security,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We look to the Senate to rise to the occasion and to seek the truth. We hope that the investigation is conducted through the lens of Filipino values that uphold our integrity, sovereignty and dignity,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Amid China’s aggressive behavior in the West Philippine Sea, it is baffling that the Duterte government allowed this to happen,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The sustainable solution lies in reforming our overall justice and criminal system to ensure that the law will be applied swiftly and evenly and ensure that the rights of every individual are protected,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Don’t want divorce? Then don’t get one! But let others have a second chance in life,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Buo rin yung aking simpatya at suporta sa ating mga kababayan lalo na sa mga kabaro ko na naipit na sa mga abusive, loveless at unhappy marriages,” “Panahon na sila ay magkaroon ng pagkakataon, ng second chance,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 5, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros disse : "Hoje aconteceu uma grande vitória para as mulheres e suas famílias" "Haverá mais batalhas e desafios no futuro, mas hoje as mulheres venceram" External link

uol Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : «Nous serions la risée de la planète entière» External link

lapresse-CA Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : "Nous serions la risée de la planète entière" External link

lamontagne Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : "Nous serions la risée de la planète entière" External link

lepopulaire Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : "Nous serions la risée de la planète entière" External link

leparisien Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT



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Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “Mali po ‘yung interpretasyon ni Senator Hontiveros. Wala pong intervention, wala pong panghihimasok ang ginagawa namin (Senator Hontiveros’ interpretation is wrong. There is no intervention. We do not intervene),” External link

pna Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

De Lima said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : "I am relinquishing my membership in the Committee on Justice and Human Rights in favor of Sen. Risa Hontiveros," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “We collect their taxes, Senator Risa Hontiveros. They will not be allowed to open unless they pay their taxes,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, June 15, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “We collect their taxes, Senator Risa Hontiveros. They will not be allowed to open unless they pay their taxes,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 15, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “We collect their taxes, Senator Risa Hontiveros. They will not be allowed to open unless they pay their taxes,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “I support Sen. (Risa) Hontiveros' recommendation to conduct such a lifestyle check on suspected corrupt personnel of the BI, in the same way, that lifestyle checks are conducted on suspected BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue), BOC (Bureau of Customs), and other government officials and employees,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jaime Morente said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “I am deeply alarmed hearing reports from the good Senator Risa Hontiveros that this escorting modus is still persistent in our airports,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, February 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Salvador Panelo said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “They should file a formal complaint. Hindi naman pwede papadaanin nila sa media (They can't just simply bring that out to the media). If there is a victim, then she (Hontiveros) should help in giving that victim justice,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Jerome Secillano said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “Why can't Sen. Risa Hontiveros focus on reforming these processes? They are guaranteed to be legal and constitutional, and she can even make them less tedious and less expensive,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

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Risa Hontiveros said : “These considerable negative effects on reproductive health and access to care will undoubtedly be carried on to the next generation,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, October 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our people are still reeling from the effects of COVID. Nawalan na ng trabaho, negosyo, baka maputulan pa ng kuryente ngayong Pasko,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our lifelong fight for economic and national security will be all for naught if we don’t take China’s adventurism in our territories seriously,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Kung may isyu man ng insurgency, dapat ang i-capacitate [ay] ang PNP, at hindi dapat nawawala sa focus ang AFP na unang protektahan ang ating mga teritoryo lalo na sa gitna ng patuloy na panghihimasok ng Tsina,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If we want to prevent an epidemic of malnutrition and stunted growth among young children, we have to empower the DSWD and provide the necessary budgetary increases for our nationwide feeding programs,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Sa mga darating na buwan, hindi lang COVID-19 ang matinding banta sa kalusugan ng kabataang Pinoy ngayon. Kailangan din natin agarang aksyunan ang malawakang pagkagutom na direktang nakakaapekto sa milyon-milyong tahanan sa buong bansa,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “During our last hearing, we did confirm that NBI’s legal assistance chief, Atty. Joshua Paul Capiral, was caught accepting bribes to exclude certain BI officials from being prosecuted,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lahat ng supposed na trabaho na gagawin ng NTFELCAC ay spoken for na ng existing agencies natin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “I learned that 93 percent of public schools have received devices from the Department of Education (DepEd). Is this adequate for the needs of each school?” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For the sake of our women and children, the masterminds of this pastillas scam must be put behind bars,” “The big fish have not been caught. We can’t just go after the small-time players while the big-time players are enjoying their lives” External link

inquirer Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Is it confirmed that the head of the NBI legal assistance bureau, Joshua Paul Capiral, was arrested last night (Monday) for receiving bribes from members of the pastillas gang in exchange for their exclusion from charges?” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For the sake of our women and children, the masterminds of this ‘pastillas’ scam must be put behind bars,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There was alarming evidence presented in our hearing linking big names in politics and the government,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As they say, there is strength in numbers. Let’s work with the international community and create a united front that can stand up to China’s bullying in the West Philippine Sea, and in other parts of the South China Sea,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, September 21, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We need this audit to inform our budget deliberations in the Senate. I will also have the agencies submit documents related to the aforementioned questionable procurements for our budget hearings. The public can be assured that we will hold them to account,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We need this audit to inform our budget deliberations in the Senate. I will also have the agencies submit documents related to the aforementioned questionable procurements for our budget hearings. The public can be assured that we will hold them to account,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We need this audit to inform our budget deliberations in the Senate. I will also have the agencies submit documents related to the aforementioned questionable procurements for our budget hearings. The public can be assured that we will hold them to account,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "There’s a huge discrepancy there. Where is the extra P900 going? That’s around P4 billion worth of PPE sets that is unaccounted for," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There is a deep connection between these two incidents. We need a complete investigation that is free from cover-up to know what really transpired. Who is behind it? So that we can stop this kind of violence in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “I urge the PNP to undertake all necessary measures that will build back public confidence in our national police force after such a troubling event,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Together with the labor groups and nurses’ organizations, I reiterate their request that the deployment ban be lifted. Let the health workers who cannot work for a few months already travel,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We have the lowest salary rate for health workers. They need decent wages to stay,” “While the reasonable amount of P13.5B was allocated for the continuous employment of Human Resources for Health and additional benefits for all health care workers under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, I believe the law should also allow health care workers who have already secured employment abroad to be deployed,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "One of the survivors said the crew were able to (put on) their life jackets before jumping into the water. This gives families hope they might still be alive at sea or on an island," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 18, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I am firm in my support to stop all government projects with the Chinese companies which are involved in the militarization of the WPS,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “These government projects with the Chinese companies should not proceed. It’s like we have surrendered our territories to the Chinese. It’s like we gave our land up without fighting for it,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “We obtained the list from the US Department of Commerce. These are firms which have roles in the construction and reclamation of the artificial islands right in the Philippine territories within the WPS,” “One of them is the China Communications Construction Company and its subsidiaries. They have five deals with the Philippine government for the Davao Coastline and Port Development, the Manila Harbour Reclamation Project, Cebu International Airport and the bus terminal project at the Manila-Clark Railway,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Malalim ang koneksyon ng dalawang insidente na ito. Kailangan ang kumpleto at walang cover-up na imbestigasyon para malaman natin kung ano ang nangyari, sino ang may pakana, at mapigilan ang ganyang klaseng karahasan sa hinaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Francisco Duque ) : "Kahit kaunting delicadeza sa taumbayan (Out of some delicadeza to the people), I strongly suggest that Secretary Duque resign," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Francisco Duque ) : “I strongly suggest that Duque resign,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If we want to clean up PhilHealth, we have to go after the big fish. And we can't let them get away easily," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa ngayon, hindi malinaw kung sinong opisyal ng pamahalaan ang dapat nakatutok sa pagbuo at pagbalik ng trabaho para sa ating mga kababayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 11, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ngayong patuloy ang banta ng terorismo at ang panggigipit ng China, kailangan natin siguraduhin na may sapat na pondo para sa modernisasyon ng ating sandatahang lakas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Tila anemic naman 'yung budget natin para sa kalusugan," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added ( about Jennifer Laude ) : “The pardon not only leaves a bitter resentment among Jennifer Laude’s relatives, but also in the LGTBIQ+ community and in all Filipinos who demand justice,” External link

laht Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There is a deep connection between these two incidents. We need a complete investigation that is free from cover-up to know what really transpired. Who is behind it? So that we can stop this kind of violence in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “I urge the PNP to undertake all necessary measures that will build back public confidence in our national police force after such a troubling event,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Malalim ang koneksyon ng dalawang insidente na ito. Kailangan ang kumpleto at walang cover-up na imbestigasyon para malaman natin kung ano ang nangyari, sino ang may pakana, at mapigilan ang ganyang klaseng karahasan sa hinaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Malalim ang koneksyon ng dalawang insidente na ito. Kailangan ang kumpleto at walang cover-up na imbestigasyon para malaman natin kung ano ang nangyari, sino ang may pakana, at mapigilan ang ganyang klaseng karahasan sa hinaharap,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The swiftness by which our institutions have acted on a white, male American’s case is a privilege that is never accorded to many Filipinos. What message does this send to our citizens who have routinely suffered from our own justice system?” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Jennifer Laude ) : "no amount can ever bring back the life and dignity of Jennifer," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The filing of cases against these BI personnel is a welcome development in our efforts to remove the network of corruption that enabled the illegal entry of countless Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators [POGO] workers from China, along with the various crimes associated with them,” “We commend the National Bureau of Investigation for taking decisive action against those who have betrayed the country and contributed to the victimization of many Filipino women and children” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Dante Gierran ) : “I give Attorney Gierran the benefit of the doubt... [that] he is qualified, given his experience in management as an NBI director and in finance as a CPA-lawyer,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "He has to hit the ground running on many fronts, by immediately intensifying fraud detection, by digitizing data, finding out who needs to be held accountable and making PhilHealth finally consistently transparent," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "It's been recently revealed that Chinese companies that participate in the building of military islands in the West Philippine Sea have projects with the Philippine government, so it is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is alarming that the island bases have put the Philippine archipelago within range of Chinese combat aircraft and bombers," "This is a clear threat to our national security" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It’s been recently revealed that Chinese companies that participate in the building of military islands in the West Philippine Sea have projects with the Philippine government, so it is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party,” External link

tribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is not hard to suspect dubious engagement by either party," External link

4-traders Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The P19 million fine is well and good sa pananaw ng consumers but it doesn’t really help them now. Could this possibly be converted into a rebate or subsidy?," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hindi dapat sinasamantala at pinagkakakitaan ang maliliit na konsumer na ngayon ay dapang dapa na dahil sa pandemya,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I am firm in my support to stop all government projects with the Chinese companies which are involved in the militarization of the WPS,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “These government projects with the Chinese companies should not proceed. It’s like we have surrendered our territories to the Chinese. It’s like we gave our land up without fighting for it,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “We obtained the list from the US Department of Commerce. These are firms which have roles in the construction and reclamation of the artificial islands right in the Philippine territories within the WPS,” “One of them is the China Communications Construction Company and its subsidiaries. They have five deals with the Philippine government for the Davao Coastline and Port Development, the Manila Harbour Reclamation Project, Cebu International Airport and the bus terminal project at the Manila-Clark Railway,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is imperative for the Philippine government to promote the preferential use of Filipino labor and locally manufactured products, and assure the growth and sustainability of this sector that not only provides safe and quality PPE for health care workers but also secures job retention for thousands of skilled Filipino factory workers amid the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Our COVID-19 response budget can afford to supply more frontliners with more medical-grade equipment if we procure locally. We have the supply, we have the quality, and we have the funds — bakit patuloy pa ang mass importation natin?” External link

tribuneonline Monday, August 31, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "costlier imports from countries like China," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is imperative for the Philippine government to promote the preferential use of Filipino labor and locally-manufactured products, and assure the growth and sustainability of this sector," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 31, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What the relation between the August 24 bombings to the killing of soldiers last June 29? Did some policemen put Jolo and our nation at greater risk when they not only interfered with Army intelligence operations, but also killed our operatives?” “Did terrorist elements somehow influence, directly or indirectly, the killing of these soldiers?” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 28, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “They were able to intercept calls, track locations, analyze the movements of those suspected terrorists. They could have stopped them had they not been killed for reasons we still don’t know,” External link

inquirer Friday, August 28, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What the relation between the August 24 bombings to the killing of soldiers last June 29? Did some policemen put Jolo and our nation at greater risk when they not only interfered with Army intelligence operations, but also killed our operatives?” “Did terrorist elements somehow influence, directly or indirectly, the killing of these soldiers?” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 28, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need accountability and justice. Hindi na ito katarungan para lamang sa 4 na military na pinatay. Katarungan na din ito para sa 14 na mamamayan na napaslang sa bombing noong August 24," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Why was custody of the personal effects of the dead soldiers not turned over to the military right away?" "These questions are important enough already, in the aftermath of the deaths of our valiant soldiers and persistent accusations of cover-up and whitewashing," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I was one of those who had objected to meeting him because I felt that he was a trapo and had not fought with us the previous years," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 21, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “It is also rather imprudent to assign these members to monitor LGU when IATF as a body has already been saddled with controversies involving its policy decisions and pronouncements, the accuracy and integrity of the data reported, and even some allegedly anomalous procurement-related transactions,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The nurse who brought this to my attention already has COVID-19, [who] has been on duty taking care of Filipinos sa gitna ng (in the middle of the) pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Many, if not most of these IATF members, while arguably experts in their respective fields, are not experts in health system performance, critical care capacity, as well as surveillance, isolation, and treatment protocols," "What LGUs need now is a coherent COVID management strategy that provides specific direction... instead of hand-holding by individual members of the IATF with no background in local government or pandemic response," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 17, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is toxic micromanagement. There are even reports that cabinet members intervene at the barangay level," "It is also rather imprudent to assign these members to monitor LGUs when IATF as a body has already been saddled with controversies involving its policy decisions and pronouncements, the accuracy and integrity of the data reported, and even some allegedly anomalous procurement-related transactions," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 17, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Responsibilidad nilang siguraduhin na sumusunod sa batas ang mga tenants nila," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Francisco Duque ) : “Si Sec. Duque lang po ang may tanging institutional memory sa liderato ng PhilHealth. Hindi na lumabas sa liderato ng Board of Directors si Sec. Duque since 2001, maliban sa isang taon, sa 2016. So hanggang saan ang involvement at knowledge ni Sec. Duque sa mga problemang ito sa loob ng PhilHealth?” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Maraming buhay ang nakataya sa maayos na serbisyo ng PhilHealth, kaya dapat ay gampanan nito ang kanyang responsibilidad at protektahan ang pondo para sa kalusugang pangkalahatan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 7, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “The Filipino people are already suffering from the health and economic impacts of this pandemic and do not need a militaristic and punitive approach to what is primarily a public health problem,” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "not inspire confidence in our city's local leaders," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I request the good mayor to consider replacing Mr. Ludovica," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "My lawyers are looking into this. Not char (no kidding)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "As a QC resident for the last 35 yrs, I will personally work to hold this public official accountable for inciting violence vs civilians," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "As a QC resident for the last 35 yrs, I will personally work to hold this public official accountable for inciting violence vs civilians," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 3, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Congress early this year, through the Bayanihan Act, gave the government comprehensive powers, including the power to re-align and allocate billions of taxpayers’ money to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We need to know if the help went to the intended beneficiaries,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Were there enough funds for the PPE? And if enough, why did they not go to front liners?” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This health crisis should not allow us to relax our accountability measures. The people should be able to trust the government that no one is lining their pockets with taxpayers’ money,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “We are anticipating massive allocations to address health, economic and social impacts of Covid-19. It is of critical importance that there be audit findings to guide legislators in our exercise of the power of the purse,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I am hoping for feedback. They were not holding a rally inside the church,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, July 27, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa umpisa pa lang ng talumpati ng Pangulo, puro pagbanat sa mga oligarchy ang siniwalat ngunit sino ang papalit sa mga oligarchies na na-dismantle niya kuno? The oligarchies clustered around the President himself," "The President makes no promise to unchain government from serving vested interests" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "by assailing his critics & ranting about his personal grudge against the media," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa umpisa pa lang ng talumpati ng Pangulo, puro pagbanat sa mga oligarchy ang siniwalat ngunit sino ang papalit sa mga oligarchies na na-dismantle niya kuno? The oligarchies clustered around the president himself," "The president makes no promise to unchain government from serving vested interests," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Umaasa ako na magkaroon ng feedback sa kanila dahil ‘yung mga kasama na nasa halos likod ng simbahan ay mayroon lang baon na mga placard. Hindi po nila ginagamit," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 27, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Sa 2020 SONA, hindi pwedeng magpaligoy-ligoy ang gobyerno. Hindi na masisilaw ng gimik, teatro, o mga pagbabanta ang taumbayan Kailangan ang pagpapakita ng tunay na malasakit sa pakikinig sa mga hinaing ng Pilipino at pagtugon sa pang-araw-araw nating pangangailangan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Pang-limang taon na na State of the Nation Address ng Pangulo, ngunit sa halip na napapanatag tayo sa estado at kinabukasan ng ating bansa, tila mas nananaig ang takot," "Nananaig man minsan ang takot, dapat hindi tayo maduwag... Faith, not fear," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 20, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This may actually discourage more people from reporting their status," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Because officials committed to settle personal scores with ABS-CBN, 11,000 workers are now in danger of losing their jobs and may fail to provide for their families in the near future," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 10, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Baka puwede niyo po sabihan mga comms team niyo to do a better job... Para naman mapakinabangan talaga ng customers yang mga ganiyang good news," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 6, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our policemen should not be trigger-happy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Extensive reform has to be done to restore the public's trust in our institutions," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Because we are in a crisis and because access to information is crucial, NTC should reconsider the said cease-and-desist order," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Survivors of sexual harassment and abuse must be given full support. They should not be judged or dismissed. Perpetrators of sexual abuse, especially those in positions of power, should be punished and in some cases, turned over to the authorities,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Nakakabahala na kahit mismo sa Pride Month ay inaresto ang mga LGBTQ+ at allies na mahinahon, mapayapa at naka-social distancing na nananawagan para sa kanilang mga karapatan," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 26, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "trying to earn a living in the middle of the lockdown," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Kung hahabulin ng pamahalaan ang malalaking digital entrepreneurs, dapat siguraduhing hindi nito pahihirapan ang maliliit na online seller na dumidiskarte ngayon para kumita," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Instead of imposing new obligations that may discourage online sellers, we should promote and protect online selling as a safe and efficient means of earning income for Filipinos," "Malaki ang potensyal ng online selling makapagbigay ng kita sa mga nawalan ng trabaho, at dahil online ito at limited ang physical contact, pwedeng ligtas ito kumpara sa mga tradisyonal na trabaho," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Napapanahon ba 'yung mga dagdag na requirement na gusto nilang ipasunod sa mga kababayan natin ngayong panahon ng krisis?" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I urge everyone to speak out. Dumarami tayo (We are increasing). We are complicit if we are silent," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 15, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang mga Pilipino naman ngayon ang naniningil sa China," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Real friends do not occupy each other’s islands. Real friends do not violate each other’s sovereignty," "Filipinos will not cower to China. Filipinos will not back down," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, June 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bakit ba ang luwag natin sa POGO pero ang lupit sa mga Pilipino? Kahit na may P50 billion unpaid taxes sila, at kahit na di essential, pinayagan pa ring mag-operate sa ilalim ng ECQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bakit ba ang luwag natin sa POGO pero ang lupit sa mga Pilipino? Kahit na may P50 billion unpaid taxes sila, at kahit na di essential, pinayagan pa ring mag-operate sa ilalim ng ECQ," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Anything is possible, I guess. There was a whole spectrum of proposals that came out yesterday, and that one was on the spectrum end of hard diplomacyvery provocative," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Anything is possible, I guess. There was a whole spectrum of proposals that came out yesterday, and that one was on the spectrum end of hard diplomacyvery provocative," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "At a time of the pandemic and quarantine, the priority of the government should be food security, transportation, jobs, and safety from infection," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Labor ) : "These are skilled OFWs returning, ngayon pa lang i-match natin sila sa tulong ng DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) at ng OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) at local government units, i-match natin itong mga skilled returning OFWs natin sa mga trabahong pwedeng ibigay, i-generate sa gobyerno at sa ating private sector," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Statistical Authority ) : "We need to get that reintegration program up and running lalo na't (especially) with the labor force survey results of the Philippine Statistical Authority and NEDA last Friday, there are already 7.3 million Filipinos who are unemployed in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "In any relationship, when it flourishes, it's also possible that new kinds of conflict may arise. And therefore, we must be bold enough and honest enough to recognize and address and try to resolve these conflicts," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It’s one thing that we demand payment from them, it’s another that they actually pay up,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Meron kaming ina-identify talaga na basic sectors at mga micro, small, medium scale enterprises which must be the object of these funds in order to save lives, in order to save jobs,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We did say last week that we are open to being called by the President to a special session para matapos namin 'yung relief bill, 'yung Bayanihan 2, and kasabay ng special session na yan if ever it happens pwede rin yung dapat na gagawin naming audit kasi saan ba nanggaling ang mga perang ginastosthe P300-billion plus spent for Bayanihan 1, and were they spent properly,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The platform has to stop cozying up to authoritarian propaganda, fake news, & trolls," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 8, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros says : “Since the government imposed what it calls the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) under which people are prohibited from leaving their houses except for frontliners and other essential personnel, poor senior citizens who still work, many in the informal sector, have been deprived of their main source of livelihood. They are left with very little choice but to rely on local government food packages that are simply not enough, and in many cases, inconsistent in their distribution,” External link

ipsnews Friday, June 5, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros says : “My office, in partnership with the Coalition of Services of the Elderly and other senior citizens’ organisation launched a relief mission that provided immuno-packs containing masks, milk, vitamins, rice and other food items,” External link

ipsnews Friday, June 5, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “In times when Filipinos are getting sick, losing jobs, facing transportation woes, and getting hungry due to COVID-19, the solution of the government is an Anti-Terrorism Bill that can jail those who complain. Misplaced priorities. A tragedy for democracy,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “A long, difficult and dangerous commute should not be part of the ‘new normal’ for our commuters,” “Government should immediately tap the private transportation sector and adopt a service contracting scheme so that more public transport become available for Filipinos going back to their jobs and businesses,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "COVID-19 ang kalaban, pero itong Anti-Terrorism Bill ang isinalang," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Valid at dapat pakinggan ang concerns ng publiko tungkol sa (anti-terror) bill. Ang hiling nila ay maayos na programa para sa kanilang kaligtasan laban sa kinakaharap nating pandemic. Hindi ba dapat nandoon ang prayoridad natin?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Alam natin na kapag hindi benevolent, kung 'di despotic yung implementors, may mga human rights violations na maaring mangyari," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “A long, difficult and dangerous commute should not be part of the new normal for our commuters,” “Government should immediately tap the private transportation sector and adopt a service contracting scheme so that more public transport becomes available for Filipinos going back to their jobs and businesses” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I fear that certain provisions of the bill, specifically those allowing the preliminary proscription of suspected terrorist organizations prior to their being given an opportunity to be heard as well as those lowering the standard for warrantless arrest and detention, go too far and might lead to a number of pernicious consequences" External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 1, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Maraming babae na takot magreport dahil nahihirapan sila na lalaking pulis ang kausap nila. Hopefully this bill will address that gap," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 1, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang hirap na makita ka ngayon na umiiyak at para sa aming lahat na hindi ka namin mapuntahan ngayon physically at mayakap," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 1, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we are working hard to protect our people from the [COVID-19] virus, these criminals freely roam and pose danger to public health. This blatant disregard of our laws should merit immediate deportation and blacklisting,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve,” “Instead, this easing of the lockdown may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers and residents to a new wave of community transmission that will definitely overwhelm our already-embattled health system,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I reiterate my call for the government to base its policy decisions on reliable and up-to-date data. We need to ground our policies on the real situation and we need our data to reflect a more complete picture. Doing otherwise will risk the lives of many Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve,” External link

nytimes Friday, May 29, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve. Instead, this easing of the lockdown may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers and residents to a new wave of community transmission that will definitely overwhelm our already-embattled health system,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I reiterate my call for the government to base its policy decisions on reliable and up-to-date data. We need to ground our policies on the real situation and we need our data to reflect a more complete picture. Doing otherwise will risk the lives of many Filipinos,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 29, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we are working hard to protect our people from the virus, these criminals freely roam and pose danger to public health,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "should merit immediate deportation and blacklisting," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "They have zero regulation and can be a source of community transmission," "We will be putting communities at risk and waste our quarantine efforts because of these medical facilities," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “DoH has to make sure that we can rely on the data that they provide. We have to ground our policies on the real situation and the DoH has to communicate clearly,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, May 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Mahirap sabihin na we have flattened the curve without real and reliable data. We have to be honest: have we really? Let’s be clear on our benchmarks and indicators," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If we don't resolve this issue, we would be pulling the plug on the livelihood of the network's 11,000 workers and their families," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “We need to test workers returning to work. This needs to be arranged by employers & DOH. We can’t ease quarantine if we‘re not doing mass testing,” “Marami sa mga kaso walang sintomas. We cannot afford a second wave” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 18, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If we can commit to test POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) workers, we should require the same for Filipino workers who are facing the same risks,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we want working class Filipinos to continue earning a living and critical industries to remain operational, we must implement measures to prevent a possible second spread of Covid-19 in workplaces,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 13, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I will always remember him as someone who listened to all voices around the table to ensure diversity and inclusiveness... I will always remember him... as someone who was unfadingly kind," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Filipino taxpayers should be indignant that we are essentially paying for a radio show that promotes China's policies," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We’ll let the court decide on the ABS-CBN issue. I do not want to preempt the courts, or even the House which is currently deliberating on the network’s franchise bills,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 11, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Puwede mag-assign sa kanila ng different opening times para maiwasan yung rush-hour peaks," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 11, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Of course it has a bearing. Every word issued by the highest official in the Executive [department] has the force of policy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Of course it has a bearing. Every word issued by the highest official in the Executive [department] has the force of policy,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "So bakit parang sa ABS-CBN lamang naging selective ang paghihigpit ng NTC?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "setting the stage for the filing of a law," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : ''The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,'' External link

koreatimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It's dismaying that [the authorities] are giving priority to Pogo workers rather than their own fellow Filipinos," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

time Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The delivery of timely and correct information is essential to our COVID-19 response. This shutdown order goes against public welfare,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This shutdown order goes against public welfare," External link

4-traders Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The guidelines should take into consideration the economic plight of overseas Filipino workers, lalung-lalo na ngayong panahon ng (especially in this time of) Covid-19,” External link

pna Monday, May 4, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Atty. Jaye de la Cruz -Bekema is my chief legislative officer. We all celebrated with her when she announced to us that she was pregnant… I was very sad when she informed me on 25 April that she had lost her baby at 18 weeks; and sad again and shocked when she notified us five days after that she had tested positive for COVID-19,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “An overwhelming majority of our senior citizens are poor. The quarantine exposes and magnifies their physical and financial vulnerabilities,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “An overwhelming majority of our senior citizens are poor. The quarantine exposes and magnifies their physical and financial vulnerabilities,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The SAP should ensure that they are able to purchase their basic necessities and prescribed medicine, or support families in these conditions. This will also make sure they stay at home as much as possible rather than trying to look for alternative income outside the home which would expose them to the coronavirus,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hospitals must comply with the law and must not withhold life-saving medical treatment from persons who need it the most or face legal penalties for doing so,” “Human lives are more important than the profits of some people, especially during this time of crisis,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The ongoing pandemic is not an excuse for hospitals to commit abuses and deny emergency medical care to those who have less in life,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "There is NEVER an excuse for brutality and violence, especially towards persons with mental illness and the powerless," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Scarborough Shoal ) : “The destruction to our reefs in Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands is equivalent to at least PhP 33.1 billion in losses annually, on top of other economic and health costs. This money is past due and could go to government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The government already has a huge budget deficit because of COVID-19. China's ongoing disregard for our own resources will worsen our economic standing," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The government already has a huge budget deficit because of COVID-19. China's ongoing disregard for our own resources will worsen our economic standing," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Scarborough Shoal ) : "The destruction to our reefs in Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands is equivalent to at least PhP 33.1 billion in losses annually, on top of other economic and health costs," "China should foot the Philippines' COVID-19 bill... This money is past due and could go to government's efforts in fighting the pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "POGOs are non-essential to the economy... Hindi na nga buo ang binabayad nilang tax, may korapsyon at sex trafficking pang pinapalaganap," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Patients waiving the confidentiality of their medical condition will help authorities in the conduct of timely contact-tracing. It is a matter of public health and thus, a responsibility. But clear guidelines need to be established for IATF’s new policy. There is a need to narrow down the information needed for disclosure as specifically as possible,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, April 13, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Hindi katanggap-tanggap na ang ating mga frontliners na lubos na nagsasakripisyo para iligtas ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan ay nagiging biktima pa ng diskriminasyon mula mismo sa kanilang mga komunidad," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "invest in information campaigns that will dispel rumors and fake news regarding COVID-19, especially those that put the safety of health workers at risk," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The president's directive for an 'enhanced community quarantine' in Luzon ... should be implemented as a public health measure that takes into account the welfare of the most vulnerable," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hazard pay should be immediately given to our public health workers. Likewise, I hope that health professionals working in the private sector will immediately receive similar additional compensation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Let us extend a helping hand to these workers who in turn, help preserve some sense of normalcy in our communities, even in these difficult times,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "take the initiative in providing additional pay," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 16, 2020 10:27:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For this reason, I ask our Financial Managers to study and look into this course of action so that if conditions worsen and the need arises, we could implement an emergency mechanism that would ease the burden of our kababayans with the least adverse impact on our finances, economy, and institutions,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, March 13, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Male privilege should be used one last time to provide a platform for issues surrounding women, then dismantled. Male privilege is also a structural issue, perpetuated by a system that keeps women oppressed,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Sexual harassment, domestic violence and rape start with the thought of ownership over women,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Detection and containment will improve if our community health surveillance and monitoring also improve,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is the first case of local transmission of COVID-19. This means people are infecting others inside the country,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : "Nakakalungkot. Just by looking at them, one immediately realizes that #childmarriage has to stop," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "Dapat nang mag-crackdown agad sa mga illegal na POGO operation, pero dapat na rin kaagad i-suspend 'yung lahat ng POGO operation," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "They can even give Philippine passports to Chinese tourists... Obviously, these are criminal acts," "Two agencies are advertising these criminal services freely," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 2, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is alarming… if we are giving a more powerful instrument that may now or in the future be used by administrations that have no regard for the democratic rights of the people,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It seemed that the principle on the phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’ was turned into ‘probably guilty until proven innocent,’” “Instead of the burden of proof being on the state, it became on the side of the organization” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Government should do everything in our power to protect our people from terrorism, lalo na yung mga ugat niyan. At the same time, we must never sacrifice or be in danger of sacrificing yung ating mga democratic freedoms and civil liberties in the name of security and safety," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Is it worth it? With this invasion, these unpaid taxes, all those crimes following in the wake of POGO mostly victimizing our women and children, I think we should... suspend all POGO operations while we are really accounting for ano ba talaga ang ganansiya sa atin (what our benefits are) and what are the costs on the other side of the balance sheet so that we can really make an evidence-based and strategic decision," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "In the next hearing, tatawagin namin lahat ng mga akusadong opisyal na sangkot sa pastillas operation- past and present officials--kailangang papanagutin natin sila," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Frank Drilon ) : “Bukod nga sa joint resolution na finile ni Sen. Frank [Drilon], may concurrent resolution din so there are several layers of extra efforts to ensure na 'yung naaantalang franchise renewal debate sa ngayon sa Kongreso that there will be in a way ‘pantawid’ until the time that we can properly exercise our mandate,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Reynato Puno ) : "Tama rin si CJ Puno na usually nauuna ang franchise or franchise renewal, sumusunod 'yung provisional authority," "Medyo nababaliktad 'yung normal order of things siguro dahil we are living in extraordinary times. But nonetheless, sa tingin namin sa Senado kailangang i-assert yung mandate and authority namin on franchise issue at mas malawak pa na importante we need to put ourselves on the record as standing up for freedom of the press and democracy in general na tingin ko ay yun talaga ang mga core issues at stake here" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Moving forward, we would be even more not just vigilant but effective in defending sabi nga nung ilang authors 'democratic guardrails', 'yung mga harang para hindi mahulog ang ating demokrasya sa bangin ng sobrang kapangyarihan ng iisang branch of government lang," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros explained : “The President was given authority by the law to act on recommendations by the Department of Health [DOH],” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It will improve access of Filipinos to essential medicines and reduce the cost of out-of-pocket expenses,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “Why are Chinese nationals entering our country being provided with VIP [treatment]?” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “So where did the 8,000 pesos go? According to our informant, it’s being distributed before the Chinese tourists arrive in our country. The money is divided among the private travel agencies, the syndicates and their local contacts,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We can’t add more crimes being committed to the country. We need to stop these illegal POGO companies immediately,” “Maraming krimen ang nakatali sa POGO: illegal recruitment, illegal detention, at sexual harassment. Kailangang matigil na ang mga ito,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We haven’t gone into checking out identities or persons or any other such issue,” “Right now our main concern in assisting Ivy is the humanitarian aspect,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "They are bound by Chinese laws to gather intelligence and report to the Chinese government. Now, how secure is this set up?" External link

manilametro Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This temporary travel ban will give time for our health authorities to set in place all safeguards necessary in case there is more confirmation of the 2019-nCoV presence in the country from those under present surveillance,” External link

pna Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Minsan, mahigit isang taon nang nasa abroad ang OFW na asawa. Mag-isa na rin minsang nagpapalaki ng anak. We need to extend the solo parents’ benefits to them too," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Yung panukala ko ay sa context na rin sa sinabi ni Presidente na magkakaroon ng supplemental budget para sa mga Taal evacuees (My proposal is within the context of the President’s call to have a supplemental budget for Taal evacuees),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Leila de Lima ) : "But maligning de Lima not as a lawmaker or public official but as a woman, the president and his cohorts revealed themselves as the faces of misogyny at its worst and ugliest," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Sheroes’ ang mga kapwa ko solo moms,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 20, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Raising a child is daunting, but raising a child alone constitutes a specific set of challenges and difficulties. Solo parents play multiple difficult roles," "My proposal is to ensure that our solo parents are given enough support to take care of our children well" External link

pna Monday, January 20, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We must ensure the success of the BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) and that the Philippines stops becoming a dangerous place for members of the press, or for anyone exercising their democratic rights. The road to justice ends when we ensure that any similar attack on the free press and our democratic rights never happens again,” External link

pna Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, November 30, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in, or sabotage, of our national electricity grid," External link

pna Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in or sabotage of our national electricity grid," External link

voanews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in or sabotage of our national electricity grid," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to know for certain if our energy systems and infrastructure fully remain under Filipino control, and if we have implemented the technical safeguards needed to prevent foreign interference in, or sabotage, of our national electricity grid," External link

pna Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If these reports are true, these vulnerabilities pose a grave risk to public infrastructure vital to national security, and to the daily lives of our people. We must address and correct these flaws immediately," External link

pna Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

BangkokPost Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imagine a foreign country, which is an unrepentant trespasser and aggressor in our seas and territories, controlling our national electricity grid," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 25, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “When Vice President Robredo called their bluff, they got snared in their own trap. The Duterte government blinked and lost. Vice President Robredo won,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, November 25, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

siouxcityjournal Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called ‘invitation’ to work with the vice president to curb the country’s drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "There can be no doubt that the so-called 'invitation' to work with the vice president to curb the country's drug problem was nothing but an insincere sham," External link

startribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Inamin naman ng Department [of Energy], through the sponsor, na other actors could take down our system by remotely accessing it, paralyzing it,” “National security concern talaga... Something as vital [as power grids] should be in state hands, in Filipino hands exclusively,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Leni Robredo ) : "Kung seryoso man talaga yung offer na yan ni Presidente, VP Leni could do a much better job at addressing problematic drug use than the Pres has shown so far in 3 years," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 4, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I hear the concern of some private hospitals. I understand the need to balance the right to do business and provide health care services. But threatening the public with health care denial is wrong and again, cannot be tolerated,” she said. “I know that the majority of private hospitals don't think this way. But to those who think they can take hostage the people's right to universal health care, you are in the wrong business," External link

pna Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Rather, this is an important development in the people’s quest for truth, justice and accountability,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Given the gravity of accusations, which have further demoralized an already misdirected police force, his decision to step down was appropriate,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 14, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Ito ay para masiguro na nagta-translate sa aktwal na pagbabago, na nararamdaman ng mga Pilipino ang reporma ng UHC law (This is to ensure that it [UHC law] translates to actual change, that every Filipino feels the reforms brought about by the UHC law),” External link

pna Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "These are not teenage pregnancies anymore. These are childhood pregnancies," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Many parents still consider them as their babies. Yet, our babies are having babies of their own. This is extremely alarming," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Commission ) : "I think this body should recommend that Dr. Cenas be stripped of his medical license by the PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) for unprofessional, unethical, immoral, or dishonorable conduct," "Dahil po sa isang panahon na maraming nagkakasakit, inaaagawan pa ng mga drug lords ng serbisyong medical ang mas karapat-dapat na pasyente" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Given the enhanced functions of the center, which now go beyond medical and financial assistance would the sponsor, again at the proper time, be amenable to including the word ‘kalusugan’ as in ‘Kalusugan at Malasakit Center?'” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “Kung sinasabi po na may majority na laban sa SOGIE Equality Bill, edi dalhin na natin sa botohan, there’s no need, no reason para patagalin pa yung interpellation dito,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 30, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As women, we don’t only talk the talk. We walk the talk,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 27, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This 18th Congress, we aim to pass laws that will fully empower women, stop abusive practices and end gender-based discrimination and inequality,” External link

manilatimes Friday, September 27, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Kung may Google translator, may Duterte translator din. Iyan si Secretary Sal Panelo," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "At a time that China has continuously ignored calls about the West Philippine Sea, it is very irresponsible to enter into a deal with them that would comprise our own security and safety," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The Divorce Bill is pro-marriage, pro-family and pro-children. It makes us respect marriage more by being more discerning with our choices in life. It protects children from abuse and rebuilds broken families,” “They, together with their children, deserve all the chances available in this world to build nurturing families and find true and meaningful relationships,” External link

pna Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Divorce assumes the marriage has been broken. It’s not divorce that breaks the marriage, it’s the abuse, the oppression or the lovelessness that preceded it,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ito na ang pangalawang beses na hindi nakonsulta ang defense secretary tungkol sa mga diumanong Chinese deals na pinapasok ng ating pamahalaan na may seryosong implikasyon sa ating pambansang seguridad," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he plans to certify as urgent the SOGIE Equality Bill, only to be corrected by his spokesperson that the President was referring to an Anti-Discrimination Bill, shows Malacañang's policy confusion regarding how to address discrimination against the LGBT community," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Internship is for students and young people to learn more about the workplace and to deepen their craft. Internship is not an excuse for employers to take advantage of cheap or free labor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Preparing our young people for the workforce includes a viable internship program that centers on their professional growth” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Edcel Lagman ) : “We may agree or disagree with what Rep. Lagman said, pero hindi naman siguro siya anti-poor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “RA 10592 is a good law. It is consistent with the principles of restorative justice,” External link

gulf-times Monday, August 26, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros explicou : "O divórcio é uma saída para as pessoas presas em uniões sem amor ou abusivas, às vezes inclusive violentas. Trata-se de uma segunda oportunidade para o amor e o casamento" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros afirmou : "A proibição do divórcio é uma mancha nesse histórico" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros afirmou : "A proibição do divórcio é uma mancha nesse histórico" External link

uol Friday, August 23, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Antonio Sanchez ) : “Sanchez has shown no signs of remorse and displayed no effort at improving himself in behavior or character inside the penitentiary,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The ban on divorce is a stain on this record,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “overwhelming Catholic affiliation of a majority of Filipinos, more than 80 percent, and the overwhelming influence of the Catholic Church on the country,” External link

laht Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is also vital that we remain vigilant in educating the public and in encouraging people to consult health professionals to help prevent this disease,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The ban on divorce is a stain on this record," External link

efe Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "overwhelming Catholic affiliation of a majority of Filipinos, more than 80 percent, and the overwhelming influence of the Catholic Church on the country," External link

efe Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “The fight to end gender discrimination and harassment is bigger than all of us. It crosses party lines and political affiliations,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 16, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Panahon na para sabihin na hindi tayo papayag na may LGBTQI na poposasan, sasampalin, aalipustahin dahil sa kanilang kasarian. It is time that we say we will stand by those who speak their truths,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros responded : “Why do we have to segregate the gays from the lesbians, the straight guys?” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Panahon na para sabihin na hindi tayo papayag na may LGBTQI na poposasan, sasampalin, aalipustahin dahil sa kanilang kasarian. It is time that we say we will stand by those who speak their truths,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What happened to Gretchen is unacceptable because the mall wanted her to violate how she self-identifies. The incident exposed her to harassment & abuse that could have happened if forced to enter the men’s CR. Iihi ka lang sana,pero dahil transgender person ka,kulong. Unfair,” External link

inquirer Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “These are no ordinary islands. These parcels of land are strategic maritime fronts that play a significant role in our military history, which only proves how invaluable they are to our national security,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We look to the Senate to rise to the occasion and to seek the truth. We hope that the investigation is conducted through the lens of Filipino values that uphold our integrity, sovereignty and dignity,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 9, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Amid China’s aggressive behavior in the West Philippine Sea, it is baffling that the Duterte government allowed this to happen,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The sustainable solution lies in reforming our overall justice and criminal system to ensure that the law will be applied swiftly and evenly and ensure that the rights of every individual are protected,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Don’t want divorce? Then don’t get one! But let others have a second chance in life,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Buo rin yung aking simpatya at suporta sa ating mga kababayan lalo na sa mga kabaro ko na naipit na sa mga abusive, loveless at unhappy marriages,” “Panahon na sila ay magkaroon ng pagkakataon, ng second chance,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 5, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros disse : "Hoje aconteceu uma grande vitória para as mulheres e suas famílias" "Haverá mais batalhas e desafios no futuro, mas hoje as mulheres venceram" External link

uol Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : «Nous serions la risée de la planète entière» External link

lapresse-CA Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : "Nous serions la risée de la planète entière" External link

lamontagne Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : "Nous serions la risée de la planète entière" External link

lepopulaire Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros estimé : "Nous serions la risée de la planète entière" External link

leparisien Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:22:00 PM EAT



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Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “Mali po ‘yung interpretasyon ni Senator Hontiveros. Wala pong intervention, wala pong panghihimasok ang ginagawa namin (Senator Hontiveros’ interpretation is wrong. There is no intervention. We do not intervene),” External link

pna Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

De Lima said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : "I am relinquishing my membership in the Committee on Justice and Human Rights in favor of Sen. Risa Hontiveros," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “We collect their taxes, Senator Risa Hontiveros. They will not be allowed to open unless they pay their taxes,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, June 15, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “We collect their taxes, Senator Risa Hontiveros. They will not be allowed to open unless they pay their taxes,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 15, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “We collect their taxes, Senator Risa Hontiveros. They will not be allowed to open unless they pay their taxes,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “I support Sen. (Risa) Hontiveros' recommendation to conduct such a lifestyle check on suspected corrupt personnel of the BI, in the same way, that lifestyle checks are conducted on suspected BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue), BOC (Bureau of Customs), and other government officials and employees,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jaime Morente said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “I am deeply alarmed hearing reports from the good Senator Risa Hontiveros that this escorting modus is still persistent in our airports,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, February 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Salvador Panelo said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “They should file a formal complaint. Hindi naman pwede papadaanin nila sa media (They can't just simply bring that out to the media). If there is a victim, then she (Hontiveros) should help in giving that victim justice,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Jerome Secillano said ( about Risa Hontiveros ) : “Why can't Sen. Risa Hontiveros focus on reforming these processes? They are guaranteed to be legal and constitutional, and she can even make them less tedious and less expensive,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT