Risa Hontiveros

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Risa Hontiveros added : "Sa dulo nito, dapat kapakanan at kaligtasan ng manggagawa ang isaaalang-alang, pero hindi sila dapat pwersahin o pagbantaan na hindi papapasukin o pasuswelduhin lalo pa't ngayon lang sila nakakabawi sa hagupit ng resesyon (At the end of this, the welfare and safety of the workers must be the primary consideration, but we should not force or threaten them that they will not be denied entry, or will not be compensated, especially now that they are just starting to recover from the impact of the recession)," External link

manilatimes Friday, December 3, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imposibleng they vanished into thin air, and we really just need and want those documents to help complete our investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It just beggars disbelief talaga. So Mr. Dargani, Mr Ong, talagang I am convincing you: Ibigay ‘nyo na sa komite, sa pamamagitan ni Chairman, ‘yung tao na may hawak nung mga dokumento iyon, ‘yung mga kahon na iyon, para makuha na namin iyon at mapag-aralan,” External link

rappler Friday, December 3, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ms. Mago confirmed for the second time na nagpapalit ng certificate ang Pharmally, nagtatalo lang sino sa PPC management ang nag-instruct but she confirmed ang pagpapalit ng certificate for the second time," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 26, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May I remind President Duterte that freedom of expression rests in the realm of human rights,” “In this context, an individual’s freedom of expression should never negate other rights, such as the right of women to be free from violence” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “When the President says that it’s OK to rape women, he promotes the rape culture, which ultimately, could lead to women getting raped,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The resource persons’ evasiveness and their resistance to cooperate with our investigation come at actual great cost to the government,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The resource persons' evasiveness and their resistance to cooperate with our investigation come at actual great cost to the government," External link

rappler Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We are monitoring to study possible legal action. Hindi para sa amin pero para sa mga (Not for us but for) local businesses at mga (and delivery) riders," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:23:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As always, (when I am here in) Cebu, (it’s very) substantive and really energizing. (We revisit and plan) how we push forward longstanding partnerships (in) envisioning (to be part of) the new and better normal in a post-pandemic and post-recession period where Filipinos have a prime role,” External link

rappler Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Grassroots campaigns are the foundation of the kind of politics and governance that we want. That’s why we support in the beginning the local government code, consult grassroots organizations, and LGUs about our bills, solutions, and even budget debates,” External link

rappler Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “By allowing Udenna to control both the Malampaya Project and its gas pipeline, as well as the fossil energy resources in the Recto Bank, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) not only deprived the Philippine government of a substantial source of revenue, but also allowed private and possibly foreign interests an undue advantage over the nation through the possession of its vital strategic assets,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, November 19, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If the government had matched Udenna’s offer, it would have been guaranteed a net income of around USD 275 million for around four years, until the existing wells are depleted by 2024. By failing to exercise its right of first refusal, the government was deprived of hundreds of millions of dollars which we could have used to meet the people’s needs,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, November 19, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is an outright and unacceptable violation of our sovereign rights and jurisdiction," External link

manilatimes Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is an outright and unacceptable violation of our sovereign rights and jurisdiction," "I share Sec[retary] Locsin's outrage and I support his move to protest this incessant bullying to Huang Xilian, the Ambassador of China, and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. It is only right that China and her representatives know that we will not keep mum," External link

manilatimes Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : "I do not need to resort to unlawful means to point out anomalies in Pharmally's transactions. The Senate has already exposed many of these information. This is clearly a last ditch effort by Pharmally and its backers," External link

rappler Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Yung mainit na tinanggap noong 2017 sa Malacañang, tax evader pala ngayon. Bakit ba ang mga kumpanyang nagresponde sa pandemya sa Pilipinas, puro nanlalabag ng batas? Hindi tuloy malayong maisip na kaya ang daming kaso ng COVID-19 sa atin dahil sa mga kaduda-dudang medical suppliers,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 29, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ayon sa website na iyon, from Feb. 23 to 27, Wang Min led a XCMG delegation to the Philippines... President Duterte expressed his appreciation for the support provided by XCMG for the economic construction of the Philippines," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Yung mainit na tinanggap noong 2017 sa Malacañang, tax evader pala ngayon. Bakit ba ang mga kumpanyang nagresponde sa pandemya sa Pilipinas, puro nanlalabag ng batas? Hindi tuloy malayong maisip na kaya ang daming kaso ng COVID-19 sa atin dahil sa mga kaduda-dudang medical suppliers,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "First, Ms. (Krizie) Mago after she confirmed the tampering of face shields, now it's Mr. (Mohit) Dargani on overpricing," External link

thestandard-ph Friday, October 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May I remind President Duterte that freedom of expression rests in the realm of human rights,” “In this context, an individual’s freedom of expression should never negate other rights, such as the right of women to be free from violence” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 22, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “When the President says that it’s OK to rape women, he promotes the rape culture, which ultimately, could lead to women getting raped,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 22, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The employers, instead of using force, should work with the government in inoculating their workers and provide education regarding the effects and benefits of the vaccine,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 18, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This should not be allowed because any delay in the release of salary of workers would lead to hunger for the entire family," External link

manilatimes Monday, October 18, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Maria Ressa is the first ever Filipino Nobel Peace Prize winner. To purposely ignore this achievement would be to wash away an amazing victory of a Filipina from our history books,” External link

rappler Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Chito Gascon ) : "We have lost a human rights champion. I am devastated to hear the news of Chito's death. He was not just a fellow public servant, he was also my good friend," External link

manilatimes Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Pressured response? It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 4, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “that’s something I cannot deny,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 4, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “Pressured response? Let us remember that Ms. Mago was under oath when she was speaking before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing. Questions were only directed to her and she, in fact, answered forthrightly,” “Kung mayroon mang nagpe-pressure sa kanya, 'yan siguro ay isang napakamakapangyarihang pwersa para lang bawiin ang kanyang mga naunang sinabi sa amin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 4, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Pressured response? It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie. Ngunit naniniwala akong lalabas at lalabas ang katotohanan. Sana lang, sa huli, manaig ang kanyang konsensya (I believe the truth will eventually come out. I just hope that in the end, her conscience would prevail), ” External link

rappler Monday, October 4, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Kung mayroon mang nagpe-pressure sa kanya, yan siguro ay isang napakamakapangyarihang pwersa para lang bawiin ang kanyang mga naunang sinabi sa amin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 4, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 4, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros noted : "Sa ngayon, hindi lamang COVID-19 ang pandemya. Nariyan ang iba't-iba pang mga sakit: ang lumpong ekonomiya, ang pagkalugi ng mga maliliit na tindahan, ang pagkagahaman ng mga may kapangyarihan, at ang pangungurakot ng iilan," External link

rappler Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If she's not present, it's very concerning, and we're reiterating the protective custody that the Senate is prepared to extend to her," External link

rappler Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Walang kasaysayan ng bribery ang opisina ko. Dahil kung kasaysayan rin lang ang pag-uusapan, ang meron kami ay history ng pagprotekta, pagtatanggol, at pagkalinga sa mga testigong lumalapit sa akin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our private educational institutions are in dire need of a lifeline," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros warns : “This would not be just an ordinary business model we’re talking about, but it would be a serious national security concern given China’s recent behavior and hegemonic aspirations. Obviously, China is not just in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is an ongoing concern because the NGCP refused to comply with the audit a year later,” “A foreign state might have control and access to our grids where it can flick the switch on and off figuratively,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is crucial for the government to take back control of our main power grid system. The NGCP has been negligent in the performance of its duties, especially with respect to the rotational blackouts as well as its alleged refusal to cooperate in a state audit,” “NGCP has also been negligent in getting the transmission development plan approved, in failing to properly carry out grid improvement projects, and refusing to allow Transco to audit its operations and the facilities owned by the government,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I am certain they have taken into account their situation, as well as the plight of our OFWs, before coming up with these measures," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 14, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “The mere fact that local government units need to resort to raffles, or that private companies have to offer vaccine benefits, reflects failure and inadequacy on the part of our national government to build public confidence in our vaccination programme,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, June 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "it will be harder for the country to protect our power grid from cyberattacks similar to those in the United States," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We should not stand helplessly on the sidelines as NGCP repeatedly fails the Filipino people and does not deliver the services it is mandated to provide,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 11, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “continues to ignore government policies and standards, especially in a time of crisis such as today,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 11, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Now more than ever, Filipinos need steady and affordable power. We deserve better power services, so we should demand better power services for everyone,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 11, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Elections are automated throughout the country, that is why we cannot afford to have power outages even in one town or city,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I stand in solidarity with the families of Keith and Nolven Absalon and strongly condemn the senseless violence that took their innocent lives," External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lahat ng mga panawagan ko, wala pa ni isa ang naaksiyunan o natupad (Not one of my requests has been acted upon or realized)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It's not surprising that ChinaTel was among the blacklisted Chinese firms in the US. ChinaTel is 100 percent owned and fully controlled by the government of China," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : "Let's also not forget that under China's National Intelligence law, Chinese corporations are obliged to support intelligence-gathering efforts," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is in this same spirit of protecting the national interest that I was impelled to vote against DITO's franchise. This is also precisely why I called on the National Security Council to conduct a security audit of the telco," "This is precisely why I filed Senate Resolution 137 to probe the AFP-DITO deal that allows DITO to build cell towers inside our military camps" External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "the Senate is in agreement that online gambling is not the kind of foreign direct investment we want to encourage" External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "That is why we're not surprised to learn many of the characters involved in this so-called industry have ties to criminal syndicates and organized crime," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Yes, let's close the tax loopholes, but let's not stop there. Gambling is not like any other business and it shouldn't be treated like any other business," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “This is not only about appliances in our homes. There are a lot of vaccines stored in freezers and there’s even a storm. It is important for the public to know why we badly need electricity supply in the country,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Yes, let's close the tax loopholes, but let's not stop there. Gambling is not like any other business and it shouldn't be treated like any other business," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros noted : "the Senate is in agreement that online gambling is not the kind of foreign direct investment that we want to encourage" External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "That is why we're not surprised to learn that many of the characters involved in this so-called industry have ties to criminal syndicates and organized crime," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We're not talking about solo moms (mothers) from Hunan sending money to their babies in China and earning P60,000 a month," "We are talking about Pogo workers earning upwards of P100,000 a month. Pogo workers who would otherwise have earned around $400 in their home country," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “Hindi lamang ito tungkol sa appliances sa ating mga bahay. Napakarami pang mga bakuna sa freezer at may bagyo pang dumating. Mahalagang malaman ng publiko ang paliwanag dahil kailangang-kailangan ng bansa ng kuryente ngayon,” External link

rappler Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio ) : "I appreciate the response of the Ambassador, also in the light of the homily of Pope Francis in the mass commemorating 500 years of Christian faith in the Philippines where Pope Francis focused on Filipino migrants and the women in the ranks of the Filipino migrants," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If that is truly the case, then that can’t possibly be good for the country’s investment climate,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We have a shared responsibility to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Armed with effective legislation, we should work as one community towards stopping these horrible acts against young Filipinos everywhere,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If it cannot step up, the government can very well claim the billions of pesos in performance bond when we want. That money may be better used for our health and economic needs in this pandemic,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “They also extolled about the near-Singapore’ internet speeds. Where is it? With the mounting complaints against their services, this is another headache for the President,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We have vital national security interests that should never be compromised," she said. "We should heighten restrictions on foreign ownership as China’s encroachment in the WPS escalates; not make it easier for her to establish a stronghold in our own land,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Common practice ba ng kapulisan ang paggamit ng bilanggo para tulungan sila sa mga anti-illegal drug operations nila? Standard operating procedure ba ito? It seems reality is stranger than fiction,” External link

rappler Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “His statement also dishonors the statements of the DND, the reports of the NTF-WPS, the patrols of the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, and BFAR, and the stories of our own fisherfolk. And this goes against all the diplomatic protests lodged by the DFA, the main channel which our country must use to resolve disputes with foreign countries,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Labing-anim na milyong Pilipino ang umasang ipaglalaban niya ang bandera ng Pilipinas sa West Philippine Sea, kung sa jet ski man 'yan, o sa pananalita man lang. Taos-puso silang nanalig sa kanya. Tapos sa huli, ganito pala ang mapapala nila? Bakit niya kailangang paglaruan ang mga naniwala sa kanya?” External link

rappler Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I would like to applaud the PCG and BFAR for confronting the Chinese. Considering the escalating tensions in the WPS, I know it couldn’t have been easy to challenge China’s ships. This reassures me that indeed we have good officers on the ground and in the water, ready to do their duty,” External link

pna Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I laud the DFA, particularly the embassy in Damascus, for its swift action after our hearing. While we are grateful that Alice and Marites are no longer in Syria, the DFA should continuously investigate if there are still trafficked Filipinos in the war-torn country who are not yet in their custody," External link

rappler Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As if exploiting our women is not enough, unscrupulous recruiters and human traffickers are also manipulating and abusing our children. This is a disgusting modus that needs to be stopped,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I call on the DFA to regularly check the welfare of our women and girls abroad. We would not have known of this case, had Lenlen kept this story to herself. The DFA should be proactive in protecting our women,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If we find that this is syndicated trafficking, or trafficking committed by a group of three or more persons conspiring or confederating with each other, the prescription period is 20 years,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : “I support the Department of Foreign Affairs in protesting China Coast Guard’s dangerous maneuvers and radio challenges to our PCG, and for pushing back against the prolonged and illegal presence of Chinese vessels in our waters,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I agree with Sen. Lacson that we should be united in our stand against China’s belligerent actions in the West Philippine Sea. This is a fight from which every Filipino — whether a public or a private individual — should not back down from,” “While only 11 of us in the Senate signed the Proposed Senate Resolution 708, I trust that more of my colleagues will cross party lines to join us in condemning China’s illegal maneuvers in the WPS. We, in the Senate, have the patriotic duty to defend our national sovereignty,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 3, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The numbers tell us clearly that we have the worst COVID-19 situation in the whole region. There is no denying that. The public is already helpless over COVID-19 especially that the government is not alert in protecting us,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The more that we consistently amplify our voices, the more that China will be forced to finally rethink her actions,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We cannot shirk our collective responsibility to defend the Philippines. China’s overreaching ambitions should never be at the expense of any country, and therefore, her moves that endanger any nation should be blocked at every turn,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is one sure way to raise funds to address the financial needs of our people. Let us not be dependent on community pantries for their food and help,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hindi nila ipinakitang karapat-dapat silang nakatanggap ng ganyang kalaking budget, and if there are already calls in the rest of the Senate na ‘wag na silang pondohan, I would gladly support that again,” External link

rappler Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is also a sign that the government needs to #StepUp. Hindi pwedeng at hindi kayang saluhin ng taumbayan ang gobyerno forever," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 19, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Let us not allow China to belittle our rights over the West Philippine Sea,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 16, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “She (China) exploited a global health crisis by executing a series of coordinated incursions into the WPS and insisting her presence even after several diplomatic actions from our end,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “At first, the Chinese Embassy claimed the vessels were just parking due to inclement weather. But Philippine authorities said there was no storm. Then it went as far as insisting that Julian Felipe Reef is Chinese territory. When will the lies, deception, and hypocrisy stop?” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “She (China) exploited a global health crisis by executing a series of coordinated incursions into the WPS and insisting her presence even after several diplomatic actions from our end,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “At first, the Chinese Embassy claimed the vessels were just parking due to inclement weather. But Philippine authorities said there was no storm. Then it went as far as insisting that Julian Felipe Reef is Chinese territory. When will the lies, deception, and hypocrisy stop?” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Comatose na nga ang industriya, pero bakit parang walang balak buhayin at bigyan muli ng sigla?” External link

rappler Monday, April 12, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The administration’s kowtowing to China has been an absolute reneging on our obligation to assert our sovereign rights and territorial claims in the WPS,” “Let’s look to Indonesia which has been standing up to China with regard to the WPS, and yet has still been able to secure satisfactory investments and has timely received COVID-19 vaccines from China. Meanwhile, here in the Philippines, China’s investments have not materialized and the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines has been marred by major delays” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to be sending signals of hope for our hog raisers. We don't want the government slaughtering off the industry now, in tandem with the ASF virus," External link

rappler Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "the international community stands beside us in condemning China’s continued deceit and aggression" "Ang titigas ng ulo. The Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe reef should leave immediately. If they are fishing vessels as China claims, then they can't fish in our Exclusive Economic Zone without our consent. Misunderstanding nga ba o sadya na tayong niloloko?" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 5, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “China is gaslighting us. China is making it appear as if we are hallucinating. We are tired of their attempts to twist the truth for their own interests. China has stolen from us, and now she is lying to us,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The existence of Nansha district alone is illegitimate. How dare the Chinese embassy say that we are the ones causing ‘unnecessary irritation’? China is the one that violated the law; why should the Philippines be the one to adjust,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “China is gaslighting us. China is making it appear as if we are hallucinating. We are tired of their attempts to twist the truth for their own interests. China has stolen from us, and now she is lying to us,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The existence of Nansha district alone is illegitimate. How dare the Chinese embassy say that we are the ones causing ‘unnecessary irritation’? China is the one that violated the law; why should the Philippines be the one to adjust,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Workplaces and mass transportation are the new ‘hot spots’ of virus transmission,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "China should stop twisting the truth" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "China is gaslighting us. Pinapalabas ng Tsina na tayo ay nagha-hallucinate," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “The existence of Nansha district alone is illegitimate. How dare the Chinese embassy say that we are the ones causing ‘unnecessary irritation?' Tsina ang naglabag ng batas, bakit Pilipinas ang mag-aadjust (China is the one that broke the law, why should the Philippines be the one to adjust)?” External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The extreme call is to abolish the IATF, but during a pandemic, an interagency body is necessary. It must be led by public health experts and epidemiologists, not by military officers,” “This is a system-wide failure. The IATF has continuously and confidently walked in the wrong direction, backward, no matter how many times the public and lawmakers have called them out,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Everyday we break new records in the number of cases because free mass testing and contact tracing remain mediocre and unsystematic,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “But this doesn’t mean that we should be, maybe naive, and ignore certain facts about DITO’s ownership from one perspective,” “It might be called the Philippine arm of a foreign government whose territorial interests are adverse to our own at the moment, and whose political maneuverings within our country threaten to draw us further into a deepening regional conflict,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The daily increase in the number of new cases is very alarming. We must anticipate and prepare for all possible scenarios, including mobility restrictions, especially now that Metro Manila mayors have already imposed curfews again,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is for this reason that I am urging the DOH to immediately set up a vaccine tracker to apprise everyone of the progress of our vaccination efforts," External link

rappler Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bakit nagse-serve lang ng search warrant ay kinailangang umabot sa ganitong kalawak na karahasan?" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 12, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is happening on Facebook, the biggest and most used platform of Filipinos,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Social media networks must be more proactive. They have the duty to use the sophistication of their technology to put an end to this exploitation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There is no denying that this scale of violence, injustice, and impunity is being perpetrated by this administration. The President’s recent televised threats of red tagging and outright murder are unbridled human rights violations that must be held to account,” External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “They say only terrorists are against the terror law. We all know that it is not true,” External link

bulatlat Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we understand the need to increase economic productivity, demoting special Filipino holidays to special working holidays will only burden and demoralize Filipino workers, many of whom are already underpaid and struggling with high prices of goods,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Now, the challenge of vaccine hesitancy remains to be one of the biggest threats to our health and economy,” “The DoH and IATF must treat vaccine hesitancy as a public health emergency. Our efforts will be in vain if no one wants to get vaccinated” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May iba namang mga special non-working holiday na pwedeng galawin Dapat understood na non-negotiable ang mga petsang ito,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 1, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “These ‘misencounters’ should be rare, not common,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There was a dramatic lack of coordination between the PNP and PDEA. Someone somewhere must have been grossly negligent. They had huge intelligence funds, but look what happened?” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Who are they? All those details are needed just to put the public’s mind and heart at rest about the very dramatic and traumatic ‘misencounter’ that happened last night,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Akala ko COVID-19 lang ang nagmumutate, pati pastillas scam na rin pala. Dati pang kasabwat sa korapsyon sa Bureau of Immigration (BI) ang mga travel agencies sa ilegal na pagpapasok ng mga Chinese. May pandemya na, nagpapakasasa pa rin ang mga nansasamantala,” External link

rappler Monday, February 22, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is a direct threat to our national security. We’ve already established that Chinese syndicates have exploited our women and children, among many other unspeakable crimes,” External link

rappler Monday, February 22, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Time to pay up. The Chinese Embassy had earlier refused to pay when we exacted payment in the amount of more than P200 billion due to the destruction in WPS since 2013,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "We’ve heard similar stories before, the Supreme Court has pronounced at least once already that such a story did not hold water in that case. The CHR, I think, is a lead investigative body, commission that needs to look into whether proper procedures were observed by the national police and whether there were any protocols that were violated," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “With all due respect, Secretary Lorenzana, now is the time for firmness,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Why are we so considerate about antagonizing China when China seems intent on antagonizing us every day?” “I have always respected Secretary Lorenzana as an officer and a gentleman, but his flip-flopping and indecisiveness will only lead China to think that we are a weak nation,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There must be 100 percent compliance with Covid-19 protocols in establishments. Filipino employees should feel confident in their return to work, amid this pandemic. They should have the peace of mind that they will not get sick or put their families at risk,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The DND better start listening to our fisherfolk,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We should focus on enforcing our laws in our own waters, because China will interpret and implement its law the way it pleases,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “We don’t have the luxury of downplaying any external threat, especially one coming from a country that has, time and again, pillaged our seas and our people,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “We should step up our game by protecting the livelihood and economic interests of our compatriots in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I hope the vendors in the market will not be put into a tight situation. How do we blame them if they are also charged a higher price (for the pork products) being sold to them,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Kung lumulubog na, hindi ba’t dapat abutan na ng life vest para iligtas? Pare-parehong bagsak ang ekonomiya ng ibang mga bansa, pero Pilipinas ang makakaranas ng pinakamahabang kalbaryo," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Hindi dapat ganito kadami ang nawalan ng trabaho kung binigyang-prayoridad ang health budget na lulutas sa pangunahing problema na kinakaharap ng bansa, ang pandemya," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Why will we punish our small retailers when the price increase could be happening at the farm gate, assemblers, cold storage and even in transport?” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 1, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The DND already needs to have a strategy for when worse comes to worst. Does the new law mean they will shoot our fishermen vessels? China should ease tensions in the West Philippine Sea not escalate them,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "I share the observations regarding Sec. Galvez. So, in large part pag i-average out natin yung performance nila... nasagot naman niya yung aming mga tanong, at nag-iwan ng isang commitment na aming panghahawakan sa pag-rollout ng vaccination program," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 25, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Philippine Ambassador ) : “Binanggit po 'yan ng Philippine Ambassador to China. Isinulat na 'yan sa iba’t ibang media. Halimbawa, kinarry (carried) 'yung isang study ng isang Singapore-based think tank na hindi unconditional itong pag-alok ng Tsina ng kanilang mga vaccine bilang umano global public good. That she really need to use these vaccines to bolster its image to the world, allegedly to win the hearts and minds of the different people,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 25, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Director General ) : “Medyo iba iyong impression natin, Director Domingo, sa mga ganyang klaseng sitwasyon,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 22, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As long as the Sinovac representatives are not appearing before us and as long as their data are lacking, the Senate, in conscience, should not allow a single peso to be spent on Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine, especially if they fail to satisfactorily present convincing information about its safety,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, January 22, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As long as the Sinovac representatives are not appearing before us and as long as their data are lacking, the Senate, in conscience, should not allow a single peso to be spent on Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine, especially if they fail to satisfactorily present convincing information about its safety,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Grid Corporation ) : “One of these is the controversial 15 percent weighted average cost of capital given by the ERC for the State Grid of China and their local partners in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Halos doble ito sa 8 percent average global standard in terms of transmission rate,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hangga’t hindi humaharap sa amin ang Sinovac mismo, hangga’t kulang ang kanilang datos, the Senate, in conscience, should not allow a single peso to be spent on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, especially if they fail to satisfactorily present convincing information about its safety,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For the record, China continues to bully us in our own waters and maintains a telecom deal in our own military camps. We should be wary of gifts it gives us in the name of friendship if they would not give us important data about the vaccine,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “China’s foreign minister should cooperate with our government to completely crack down on crime,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 15, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “How could he make the PNP credible and efficient if he unabashedly spread conspiracy theories? People might not trust PNP more because of this appointment,” “Again, the President could have made a more judicious choice for this role” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Harry Roque ) : “Sabi ni Secretary Roque, hindi pwede maging choosy. Pero sabi niya rin na si Presidente mismo ay namimili pa between Russian and Chinese vaccines. Kung si Presidente pwedeng mamili, dapat ang taumbayan ay malaya ding makakapili at kalusugan nila iyan,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Tapos na ang 2020, pero hindi tapos ang pandemya. Handa ba ang mga ospital natin kung bigla na lang tumalon ang mga kaso natin to 300,000 a month? That’s almost all our 2020 infections in a single month. Tigilan na ang complacency,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Tigilan na ang kababalaghan. Bakit exempted ang China? Natatakot nanaman ba tayong masaktan ang damdamin nito? Unahin naman natin ang Pilipinas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The COVID-10 pandemic even made our healthcare system ill,” “There was a de-prioritization of the other chronic and also important, long-standing health concerns of Filipinos” External link

latimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Tigilan na ang kababalaghan. Bakit exempted ang China? Natatakot na naman ba tayong masaktan ang damdamin nito? Unahin naman natin ang Pilipinas,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Lubos na nakakahawa ang new variant na ito. Huwag na nating hintayin na maghingalo pa ang ating mga ospital at mahirapan pa ang ating mga nars at doktor bago umaksyon,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Matuto naman tayo. We already know that a temporary travel ban can buy us time to prepare for any potential outbreaks of the new variant. Ang ban ay isa lang sa napakaraming hakbang na dapat ginagawa na natin para mag-ingat at mapanatiling ligtas ang mga Pilipino,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We're not new to that. It has never stop us from pursuing our legislative duties," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “At a time of the biggest health crisis the country has ever seen, I am alarmed that this anti-communist agenda reigned over the literal health and survival of the Filipino people. Dr. Sancelan and her husband are only few of the victims of a failing and senseless red-tagging campaign hellbent on crippling our democracy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 18, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Hindi dapat mangamba tayong mga relihiyoso (Religious people should not worry) because this proposed legislation will govern matters of the state," "Hindi nito babaguhin ang paniniwala ng simbahan o ang mga turo ng bibliya," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang sinasabi lang natin, straight ka mang lalake o babae, bakla, lesbyana, bisexual, transgender o queer, lahat tayo ay may ambag sa lipunan, lahat tayo pantay-pantay," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “How were companies able to secure large-scale mining permits over some 1,000 hectares of watershed and wildfire sanctuary despite Masungi Georeserve being a watershed reservation since 1904 in the first place? That is 116 years that the area should have been protected, and yet these permits show otherwise,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What have we done to stop illegal activities in protected areas? Why is logging and quarrying rampant despite the many laws that prohibit these acts?” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I could not believe it also. It would seem to be an argument setting up to fail doon sa pagprotekata ng (in protecting the) watershed," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Many people have become distrustful of vaccines, despite scientific evidence that it can save their lives. It is imperative that we educate people, not only through the media,” “We need to bring the positive conversation around vaccines to their immediate social circles, down to individual households. Our BHWs can be the starting point for that,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Trust and information is so important in a public health crisis. The best way to start the new year is to slowly earn the public’s trust again and to use that to pave the way to health for all,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about In The ) : “Time and again, I have raised concerns regarding China-owned Dito telco’s intrusion in the country. The revelations in CreatorTech’s new study are not surprising, given that many of our own experts have already flagged national security issues,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “With all due respect to our colleagues in the House of Representatives, I would like to put the spotlight back on the thousands of Filipinos who are bedridden or have lost their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have lost their homes due to the recent typhoons, and those who have lost their livelihood amid the economic crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “With all due respect to our colleagues in the House of Representatives, I would like to put the spotlight back on the thousands of Filipinos who are bedridden or have lost their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have lost their homes due to the recent typhoons, and those who have lost their livelihood amid the economic crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It likewise appears that Dolefil prioritized the termination of regular workers instead of contractual workers, giving credence to the belief that the retrenchment program was done in bad faith to prevent the company’s workers from exercising their constitutional right to self-organization,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 4, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It likewise appears that Dolefil prioritized the termination of regular workers instead of contractual workers, giving credence o the belief that the retrenchment program was done in bad faith to prevent the company’s workers from exercising their constitutional right to self-organization,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Puro tayo (All we've been giving is) lip service sa mga (for our) health workers natin. We cannot keep making promises and underdelivering," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The fund needed to properly compensate the UP-PGH front-liners is approximately P49 million, a small price to pay for the service they continue to give the country and for tirelessly and unwaveringly holding the line for the rest of us,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang usaping ito ay hindi tungkol sa ating mga atleta... Ang usaping ito ay hindi rin tungkol sa pagiging world-class ng sports center sa Clark," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The VUA scheme is a dubious project. Our investigations already revealed that corrupt BI officials involved in the pastillas scam have also profited from the VUA system. Nakabulsa sila ng halos P2-bilyong kickback. Kahit anong bali-baliktad natin sa VUA, klaro na puro perwisyo lang ang dala nito sa ating bansa,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It will be safer for everyone, Chinese and Filipinos, if all Chinese visitors entering the country apply for visas through channels monitored by the DFA. The VUA wa sjust temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, but this should be terminated. Air travel may soon continue, but I strongly suggest that VUA does not,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “And now, the PNP has confirmed that most kidnapping cases are also POGO-related. This is all no thanks to the VUA scheme,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The VUA scheme is a dubious project. Our investigations already revealed that corrupt BI officials involved in the pastillas scam have also profited from the VUA system,” “It is clear that this VUA was detrimental to our country,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Napatotohanan na natin sa Senado na maraming Chinese POGO workers ang customers ng mga prostituted and trafficked women, at ngayon, kinukumpirma na ng PNP (Philippine National Police) na POGO-related din ang mga kaso ng kidnapping. This is all no thanks to the VUA scheme,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Inilikas sila, ni-resettle yun pala hazard zone din yung ni-resettle din nila, pagdating ng bagyo, pagbaha, na-double whammy sila . . . ’Yong mga binahang area sa Rizal noong triple typhoons ay mga resettlement sites na, tinanggal sila sa hazard . . . Nasubok naman sa isa pang hazard,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Importante din pong mainitindihan ang mas malalim pang dahilan ng flooding, kasama na dito yung deeply-rooted causes, kasama po yung ecological destruction, kapabayaan, katiwalaian at inequality," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our fisherfolk communities are at the frontlines of climate change. Sila ang unang-unang naapektuhan ng pagbabago sa klima, pati na ng mga negatibong epekto nito sa ating kalikasan,” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The Bantay Dagat bill is an important step towards encouraging and giving recognition to the importance of community participation in the protection of our fisheries. But [the] government must further arm itself through modernizing and upping our defense capability towards the protection of Philippine waters,” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Nancy Binay ) : “We could limit this peso-for-peso matching requirement to first and second class LGUs -- the same LGUs that Senator Nancy (Binay) mentioned earlier in her interpellation. With the rest providing one peso for every two that the national government is able to offer or up to the limit of their capacity to borrow,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I can only surmise that the Land Bank borrowing window has been set at P300 billion and not just P180 billion, because the borrowing and paying capacity of LGUs is about to rise dramatically, precisely as the implementation of the SC decision on the Mandanas Ruling nears in 2022,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Calling for an investigation into possible irregularities surrounding the construction of the sport facilities used in the Southeast Asian Games tarnishes neither the achievements of our athletes nor the honor they have earned for the country," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa totoong halimbawa ng joint venture, sa gobyerno manggagaling ang lupa at sa private partner manggagaling ang kapital para mabuo ang proyekto," "Walang perang lalabas sa bulsa ng taumbayan, kaya maaring may dahilan kung bakit hindi ganoon kahigpit ang public bidding requirements pag JV" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “World-class nga naman ang mga facilities kahit tingnan lang natin sa mga litrato pero baka mas world-class pa kung na-bid out ito according to law. Yun ang mga itinanong ko. Hindi pa ito mga akusasyon pero ‘yung sinabi kong mga bagay na dapat alamin were not merely content of news reports or headlines they had been already the subject of opinions of OCGG, GCG, and most importantly COA,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May I remind President Duterte that freedom of expression rests in the realm of human rights,” “In this context, an individual’s freedom of expression should never negate other rights, such as the right of women to be free from violence” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, November 13, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “When the President says that it’s OK to rape women, he promotes the rape culture, which ultimately, could lead to women getting raped,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, November 13, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “World-class nga naman ang mga facilities kahit tingnan lang natin sa mga litrato pero baka mas world class pa kung na-bid out ito according to law. Yun ang mga itinanong ko. Hindi pa ito mga akusasyon pero ‘yung sinabi kong mga bagay na dapat alamin were not merely content of news reports or headlines they had been already the subject of opinions of OGCC, GCG, and most importantly COA,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “MTD Berhad didn’t provide the cash-in, but even padded its proposal by P1 billion,” “And how can MTD pay the P9.5-billion loan? Will it get the money from the income of the project? No. BCDA will pay for the money that MTD borrowed from DBP amounting to P11.1 billion” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Given the billions that went to building the facilities used in the 2019 SEA Games, we must see to it that the transactions related to this project did not violate existing laws and policies, and were not prejudicial to the public," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “MTD Berhad didn’t provide the cash-in, but even padded its proposal by P1 billion,” “And how can MTD pay the P9.5-billion loan? Will it get the money from the income of the project? No. BCDA will pay for the money that MTD borrowed from DBP amounting to P11.1 billion” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “World-class nga naman ang mga facilities kahit tingnan lang natin sa mga litrato pero baka mas world class pa kung na-bid out ito according to law. Yun ang mga itinanong ko. Hindi pa ito mga akusasyon pero ‘yung sinabi kong mga bagay na dapat alamin were not merely content of news reports or headlines they had been already the subject of opinions og OCGG, GCG, and most importantly COA,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "behest loan disadvantageous to the public," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Given the billions that went to building the facilities used in the 2019 SEA Games, we must see to it that the transactions related to this project did not violate existing laws and policies, and were not prejudicial to the public," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "While Debold Sinas was my late husband’s underclassman and an old friend, unfortunately, the poor manner in which the PNP has acted on the waves of violence as well as minimized the risks of the coronavirus pandemic under his previous commands betrays his level of competence for this new role," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa panahon ng sakuna, bagyo man ito o pandemya, the elderly remain the most vulnerable sector because of their health and physical conditions," "At hangga't hindi pa tuluyang natatapos ang krisis na dala ng COVID-19, patuloy tayong maghahatid ng mga lakas-resistensya packs bilang proteksyon at tulong na maitawid sila sa yugtong ito," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "As a proud ally, I will not stop fighting for the passage of this bill. Respect must always be the norm," "I am hopeful for the day that none of us have to convince people that we are worthy of our own basic human rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 30, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I hope the Ombudsman can consider reversing this order against Dale as his testimony, which completed the picture of the corrupt system in the BI, has been invaluable in our Senate probe as well as the NBI’s own investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Ito ‘yung mga pangunahing dapat talaga palakasin, hindi i-undermine at hayaang makapagtrabaho in a collaborative fashion with each other,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is still a possibility because he directly appointed the ‘Mariñas father and son’ and released the Department order 41. He’s still not out of the spotlight here,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “To Liza and Catriona: It is difficult and painful to be at the front lines fighting beside persons oppressed by a norm that advocates rape, murder and exploitation,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 23, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We will be monitoring him from now on,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 23, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lt. General Parlade, when you sat in front of me during your appointment hearing, you were like a lamb. I gave you the benefit of the doubt during your promotion hearing because I believed that, just like my late husband Frank, you abide by the motto of the PMA: courage, integrity and loyalty" External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lt. General Parlade, when you sat in front of me during your appointment hearing, you were like a lamb. I gave you the benefit of the doubt during your promotion hearing because I believed that, just like my late husband Frank, you abide by the motto of the PMA: courage, integrity and loyalty" External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Huwag mong gamitin ang kapangyarihan mo bilang heneral upang takutin at pagbantaan ang mga kababaihang ito. Your threats and harassment are unacceptable. By silencing them, pinapalampas mo ang karahasan, panggagahasa at pangaabuso na nararansan ng napakaraming Pilipino,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "By silencing them, pinapalampas mo ang karahasan, panggagahasa at pangaabuso na nararanasan ng napakaraming Pilipino. This is a shame to your rank and to the (Philippine Military Academy)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "But every time you speak up, another girl becomes braver and another life is saved... This is your constitutional right; don't be afraid... I salute and embrace you," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "major COVID referral centers in cities that have the highest number of cases in their respective regions," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Most of these hospitals are in emerging, if not current, hotspot areas," "Shouldn't common sense tell us that when the threat is rising, we provide reinforcement?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The numbers are staggering. For the sake of comparison, 4 million Chinese nationals arriving here since 2017 is comparable to more than the entire population of Quezon City," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros alleged : "believed to have paid the extra P10,000 service fee in the 'pastillas' scam," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

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 ( 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 : “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 : “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 : “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 : “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 : "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 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 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



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Risa Hontiveros added : "Sa dulo nito, dapat kapakanan at kaligtasan ng manggagawa ang isaaalang-alang, pero hindi sila dapat pwersahin o pagbantaan na hindi papapasukin o pasuswelduhin lalo pa't ngayon lang sila nakakabawi sa hagupit ng resesyon (At the end of this, the welfare and safety of the workers must be the primary consideration, but we should not force or threaten them that they will not be denied entry, or will not be compensated, especially now that they are just starting to recover from the impact of the recession)," External link

manilatimes Friday, December 3, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Imposibleng they vanished into thin air, and we really just need and want those documents to help complete our investigation," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, December 3, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It just beggars disbelief talaga. So Mr. Dargani, Mr Ong, talagang I am convincing you: Ibigay ‘nyo na sa komite, sa pamamagitan ni Chairman, ‘yung tao na may hawak nung mga dokumento iyon, ‘yung mga kahon na iyon, para makuha na namin iyon at mapag-aralan,” External link

rappler Friday, December 3, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ms. Mago confirmed for the second time na nagpapalit ng certificate ang Pharmally, nagtatalo lang sino sa PPC management ang nag-instruct but she confirmed ang pagpapalit ng certificate for the second time," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, November 26, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May I remind President Duterte that freedom of expression rests in the realm of human rights,” “In this context, an individual’s freedom of expression should never negate other rights, such as the right of women to be free from violence” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “When the President says that it’s OK to rape women, he promotes the rape culture, which ultimately, could lead to women getting raped,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The resource persons’ evasiveness and their resistance to cooperate with our investigation come at actual great cost to the government,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The resource persons' evasiveness and their resistance to cooperate with our investigation come at actual great cost to the government," External link

rappler Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We are monitoring to study possible legal action. Hindi para sa amin pero para sa mga (Not for us but for) local businesses at mga (and delivery) riders," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:23:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As always, (when I am here in) Cebu, (it’s very) substantive and really energizing. (We revisit and plan) how we push forward longstanding partnerships (in) envisioning (to be part of) the new and better normal in a post-pandemic and post-recession period where Filipinos have a prime role,” External link

rappler Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Grassroots campaigns are the foundation of the kind of politics and governance that we want. That’s why we support in the beginning the local government code, consult grassroots organizations, and LGUs about our bills, solutions, and even budget debates,” External link

rappler Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “By allowing Udenna to control both the Malampaya Project and its gas pipeline, as well as the fossil energy resources in the Recto Bank, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) not only deprived the Philippine government of a substantial source of revenue, but also allowed private and possibly foreign interests an undue advantage over the nation through the possession of its vital strategic assets,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, November 19, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If the government had matched Udenna’s offer, it would have been guaranteed a net income of around USD 275 million for around four years, until the existing wells are depleted by 2024. By failing to exercise its right of first refusal, the government was deprived of hundreds of millions of dollars which we could have used to meet the people’s needs,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, November 19, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is an outright and unacceptable violation of our sovereign rights and jurisdiction," External link

manilatimes Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is an outright and unacceptable violation of our sovereign rights and jurisdiction," "I share Sec[retary] Locsin's outrage and I support his move to protest this incessant bullying to Huang Xilian, the Ambassador of China, and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. It is only right that China and her representatives know that we will not keep mum," External link

manilatimes Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : "I do not need to resort to unlawful means to point out anomalies in Pharmally's transactions. The Senate has already exposed many of these information. This is clearly a last ditch effort by Pharmally and its backers," External link

rappler Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Yung mainit na tinanggap noong 2017 sa Malacañang, tax evader pala ngayon. Bakit ba ang mga kumpanyang nagresponde sa pandemya sa Pilipinas, puro nanlalabag ng batas? Hindi tuloy malayong maisip na kaya ang daming kaso ng COVID-19 sa atin dahil sa mga kaduda-dudang medical suppliers,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 29, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ayon sa website na iyon, from Feb. 23 to 27, Wang Min led a XCMG delegation to the Philippines... President Duterte expressed his appreciation for the support provided by XCMG for the economic construction of the Philippines," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Yung mainit na tinanggap noong 2017 sa Malacañang, tax evader pala ngayon. Bakit ba ang mga kumpanyang nagresponde sa pandemya sa Pilipinas, puro nanlalabag ng batas? Hindi tuloy malayong maisip na kaya ang daming kaso ng COVID-19 sa atin dahil sa mga kaduda-dudang medical suppliers,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "First, Ms. (Krizie) Mago after she confirmed the tampering of face shields, now it's Mr. (Mohit) Dargani on overpricing," External link

thestandard-ph Friday, October 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May I remind President Duterte that freedom of expression rests in the realm of human rights,” “In this context, an individual’s freedom of expression should never negate other rights, such as the right of women to be free from violence” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 22, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “When the President says that it’s OK to rape women, he promotes the rape culture, which ultimately, could lead to women getting raped,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 22, 2021 12:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The employers, instead of using force, should work with the government in inoculating their workers and provide education regarding the effects and benefits of the vaccine,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 18, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This should not be allowed because any delay in the release of salary of workers would lead to hunger for the entire family," External link

manilatimes Monday, October 18, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Maria Ressa is the first ever Filipino Nobel Peace Prize winner. To purposely ignore this achievement would be to wash away an amazing victory of a Filipina from our history books,” External link

rappler Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Chito Gascon ) : "We have lost a human rights champion. I am devastated to hear the news of Chito's death. He was not just a fellow public servant, he was also my good friend," External link

manilatimes Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Pressured response? It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 4, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “that’s something I cannot deny,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 4, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Cressida Hubbard ) : “Pressured response? Let us remember that Ms. Mago was under oath when she was speaking before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing. Questions were only directed to her and she, in fact, answered forthrightly,” “Kung mayroon mang nagpe-pressure sa kanya, 'yan siguro ay isang napakamakapangyarihang pwersa para lang bawiin ang kanyang mga naunang sinabi sa amin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 4, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Pressured response? It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie. Ngunit naniniwala akong lalabas at lalabas ang katotohanan. Sana lang, sa huli, manaig ang kanyang konsensya (I believe the truth will eventually come out. I just hope that in the end, her conscience would prevail), ” External link

rappler Monday, October 4, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Kung mayroon mang nagpe-pressure sa kanya, yan siguro ay isang napakamakapangyarihang pwersa para lang bawiin ang kanyang mga naunang sinabi sa amin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 4, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is sad that Ms. Mago feels this way. Telling the truth is a relief. The greatest pressure is to lie,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 4, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros noted : "Sa ngayon, hindi lamang COVID-19 ang pandemya. Nariyan ang iba't-iba pang mga sakit: ang lumpong ekonomiya, ang pagkalugi ng mga maliliit na tindahan, ang pagkagahaman ng mga may kapangyarihan, at ang pangungurakot ng iilan," External link

rappler Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "If she's not present, it's very concerning, and we're reiterating the protective custody that the Senate is prepared to extend to her," External link

rappler Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Walang kasaysayan ng bribery ang opisina ko. Dahil kung kasaysayan rin lang ang pag-uusapan, ang meron kami ay history ng pagprotekta, pagtatanggol, at pagkalinga sa mga testigong lumalapit sa akin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our private educational institutions are in dire need of a lifeline," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 21, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros warns : “This would not be just an ordinary business model we’re talking about, but it would be a serious national security concern given China’s recent behavior and hegemonic aspirations. Obviously, China is not just in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is an ongoing concern because the NGCP refused to comply with the audit a year later,” “A foreign state might have control and access to our grids where it can flick the switch on and off figuratively,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is crucial for the government to take back control of our main power grid system. The NGCP has been negligent in the performance of its duties, especially with respect to the rotational blackouts as well as its alleged refusal to cooperate in a state audit,” “NGCP has also been negligent in getting the transmission development plan approved, in failing to properly carry out grid improvement projects, and refusing to allow Transco to audit its operations and the facilities owned by the government,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I am certain they have taken into account their situation, as well as the plight of our OFWs, before coming up with these measures," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 14, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “The mere fact that local government units need to resort to raffles, or that private companies have to offer vaccine benefits, reflects failure and inadequacy on the part of our national government to build public confidence in our vaccination programme,” External link

aljazeera-en Monday, June 14, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "it will be harder for the country to protect our power grid from cyberattacks similar to those in the United States," External link

manilatimes Friday, June 11, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We should not stand helplessly on the sidelines as NGCP repeatedly fails the Filipino people and does not deliver the services it is mandated to provide,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 11, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “continues to ignore government policies and standards, especially in a time of crisis such as today,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 11, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Now more than ever, Filipinos need steady and affordable power. We deserve better power services, so we should demand better power services for everyone,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 11, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Elections are automated throughout the country, that is why we cannot afford to have power outages even in one town or city,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I stand in solidarity with the families of Keith and Nolven Absalon and strongly condemn the senseless violence that took their innocent lives," External link

pna Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lahat ng mga panawagan ko, wala pa ni isa ang naaksiyunan o natupad (Not one of my requests has been acted upon or realized)," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It's not surprising that ChinaTel was among the blacklisted Chinese firms in the US. ChinaTel is 100 percent owned and fully controlled by the government of China," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : "Let's also not forget that under China's National Intelligence law, Chinese corporations are obliged to support intelligence-gathering efforts," External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is in this same spirit of protecting the national interest that I was impelled to vote against DITO's franchise. This is also precisely why I called on the National Security Council to conduct a security audit of the telco," "This is precisely why I filed Senate Resolution 137 to probe the AFP-DITO deal that allows DITO to build cell towers inside our military camps" External link

manilatimes Monday, June 7, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "the Senate is in agreement that online gambling is not the kind of foreign direct investment we want to encourage" External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "That is why we're not surprised to learn many of the characters involved in this so-called industry have ties to criminal syndicates and organized crime," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Yes, let's close the tax loopholes, but let's not stop there. Gambling is not like any other business and it shouldn't be treated like any other business," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “This is not only about appliances in our homes. There are a lot of vaccines stored in freezers and there’s even a storm. It is important for the public to know why we badly need electricity supply in the country,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Yes, let's close the tax loopholes, but let's not stop there. Gambling is not like any other business and it shouldn't be treated like any other business," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros noted : "the Senate is in agreement that online gambling is not the kind of foreign direct investment that we want to encourage" External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "That is why we're not surprised to learn that many of the characters involved in this so-called industry have ties to criminal syndicates and organized crime," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We're not talking about solo moms (mothers) from Hunan sending money to their babies in China and earning P60,000 a month," "We are talking about Pogo workers earning upwards of P100,000 a month. Pogo workers who would otherwise have earned around $400 in their home country," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “Hindi lamang ito tungkol sa appliances sa ating mga bahay. Napakarami pang mga bakuna sa freezer at may bagyo pang dumating. Mahalagang malaman ng publiko ang paliwanag dahil kailangang-kailangan ng bansa ng kuryente ngayon,” External link

rappler Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio ) : "I appreciate the response of the Ambassador, also in the light of the homily of Pope Francis in the mass commemorating 500 years of Christian faith in the Philippines where Pope Francis focused on Filipino migrants and the women in the ranks of the Filipino migrants," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If that is truly the case, then that can’t possibly be good for the country’s investment climate,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We have a shared responsibility to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Armed with effective legislation, we should work as one community towards stopping these horrible acts against young Filipinos everywhere,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If it cannot step up, the government can very well claim the billions of pesos in performance bond when we want. That money may be better used for our health and economic needs in this pandemic,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “They also extolled about the near-Singapore’ internet speeds. Where is it? With the mounting complaints against their services, this is another headache for the President,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We have vital national security interests that should never be compromised," she said. "We should heighten restrictions on foreign ownership as China’s encroachment in the WPS escalates; not make it easier for her to establish a stronghold in our own land,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Common practice ba ng kapulisan ang paggamit ng bilanggo para tulungan sila sa mga anti-illegal drug operations nila? Standard operating procedure ba ito? It seems reality is stranger than fiction,” External link

rappler Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “His statement also dishonors the statements of the DND, the reports of the NTF-WPS, the patrols of the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, and BFAR, and the stories of our own fisherfolk. And this goes against all the diplomatic protests lodged by the DFA, the main channel which our country must use to resolve disputes with foreign countries,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Labing-anim na milyong Pilipino ang umasang ipaglalaban niya ang bandera ng Pilipinas sa West Philippine Sea, kung sa jet ski man 'yan, o sa pananalita man lang. Taos-puso silang nanalig sa kanya. Tapos sa huli, ganito pala ang mapapala nila? Bakit niya kailangang paglaruan ang mga naniwala sa kanya?” External link

rappler Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I would like to applaud the PCG and BFAR for confronting the Chinese. Considering the escalating tensions in the WPS, I know it couldn’t have been easy to challenge China’s ships. This reassures me that indeed we have good officers on the ground and in the water, ready to do their duty,” External link

pna Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I laud the DFA, particularly the embassy in Damascus, for its swift action after our hearing. While we are grateful that Alice and Marites are no longer in Syria, the DFA should continuously investigate if there are still trafficked Filipinos in the war-torn country who are not yet in their custody," External link

rappler Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As if exploiting our women is not enough, unscrupulous recruiters and human traffickers are also manipulating and abusing our children. This is a disgusting modus that needs to be stopped,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I call on the DFA to regularly check the welfare of our women and girls abroad. We would not have known of this case, had Lenlen kept this story to herself. The DFA should be proactive in protecting our women,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “If we find that this is syndicated trafficking, or trafficking committed by a group of three or more persons conspiring or confederating with each other, the prescription period is 20 years,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:54:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : “I support the Department of Foreign Affairs in protesting China Coast Guard’s dangerous maneuvers and radio challenges to our PCG, and for pushing back against the prolonged and illegal presence of Chinese vessels in our waters,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I agree with Sen. Lacson that we should be united in our stand against China’s belligerent actions in the West Philippine Sea. This is a fight from which every Filipino — whether a public or a private individual — should not back down from,” “While only 11 of us in the Senate signed the Proposed Senate Resolution 708, I trust that more of my colleagues will cross party lines to join us in condemning China’s illegal maneuvers in the WPS. We, in the Senate, have the patriotic duty to defend our national sovereignty,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 3, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The numbers tell us clearly that we have the worst COVID-19 situation in the whole region. There is no denying that. The public is already helpless over COVID-19 especially that the government is not alert in protecting us,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The more that we consistently amplify our voices, the more that China will be forced to finally rethink her actions,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We cannot shirk our collective responsibility to defend the Philippines. China’s overreaching ambitions should never be at the expense of any country, and therefore, her moves that endanger any nation should be blocked at every turn,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is one sure way to raise funds to address the financial needs of our people. Let us not be dependent on community pantries for their food and help,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hindi nila ipinakitang karapat-dapat silang nakatanggap ng ganyang kalaking budget, and if there are already calls in the rest of the Senate na ‘wag na silang pondohan, I would gladly support that again,” External link

rappler Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "This is also a sign that the government needs to #StepUp. Hindi pwedeng at hindi kayang saluhin ng taumbayan ang gobyerno forever," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 19, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Let us not allow China to belittle our rights over the West Philippine Sea,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 16, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “She (China) exploited a global health crisis by executing a series of coordinated incursions into the WPS and insisting her presence even after several diplomatic actions from our end,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “At first, the Chinese Embassy claimed the vessels were just parking due to inclement weather. But Philippine authorities said there was no storm. Then it went as far as insisting that Julian Felipe Reef is Chinese territory. When will the lies, deception, and hypocrisy stop?” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “She (China) exploited a global health crisis by executing a series of coordinated incursions into the WPS and insisting her presence even after several diplomatic actions from our end,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “At first, the Chinese Embassy claimed the vessels were just parking due to inclement weather. But Philippine authorities said there was no storm. Then it went as far as insisting that Julian Felipe Reef is Chinese territory. When will the lies, deception, and hypocrisy stop?” External link

arabnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Comatose na nga ang industriya, pero bakit parang walang balak buhayin at bigyan muli ng sigla?” External link

rappler Monday, April 12, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The administration’s kowtowing to China has been an absolute reneging on our obligation to assert our sovereign rights and territorial claims in the WPS,” “Let’s look to Indonesia which has been standing up to China with regard to the WPS, and yet has still been able to secure satisfactory investments and has timely received COVID-19 vaccines from China. Meanwhile, here in the Philippines, China’s investments have not materialized and the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines has been marred by major delays” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We need to be sending signals of hope for our hog raisers. We don't want the government slaughtering off the industry now, in tandem with the ASF virus," External link

rappler Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "the international community stands beside us in condemning China’s continued deceit and aggression" "Ang titigas ng ulo. The Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe reef should leave immediately. If they are fishing vessels as China claims, then they can't fish in our Exclusive Economic Zone without our consent. Misunderstanding nga ba o sadya na tayong niloloko?" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 5, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “China is gaslighting us. China is making it appear as if we are hallucinating. We are tired of their attempts to twist the truth for their own interests. China has stolen from us, and now she is lying to us,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The existence of Nansha district alone is illegitimate. How dare the Chinese embassy say that we are the ones causing ‘unnecessary irritation’? China is the one that violated the law; why should the Philippines be the one to adjust,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “China is gaslighting us. China is making it appear as if we are hallucinating. We are tired of their attempts to twist the truth for their own interests. China has stolen from us, and now she is lying to us,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The existence of Nansha district alone is illegitimate. How dare the Chinese embassy say that we are the ones causing ‘unnecessary irritation’? China is the one that violated the law; why should the Philippines be the one to adjust,” External link

arabnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Workplaces and mass transportation are the new ‘hot spots’ of virus transmission,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Our immigration officers seem to be sending our women into slavery," External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "China should stop twisting the truth" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "China is gaslighting us. Pinapalabas ng Tsina na tayo ay nagha-hallucinate," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “The existence of Nansha district alone is illegitimate. How dare the Chinese embassy say that we are the ones causing ‘unnecessary irritation?' Tsina ang naglabag ng batas, bakit Pilipinas ang mag-aadjust (China is the one that broke the law, why should the Philippines be the one to adjust)?” External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The extreme call is to abolish the IATF, but during a pandemic, an interagency body is necessary. It must be led by public health experts and epidemiologists, not by military officers,” “This is a system-wide failure. The IATF has continuously and confidently walked in the wrong direction, backward, no matter how many times the public and lawmakers have called them out,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Everyday we break new records in the number of cases because free mass testing and contact tracing remain mediocre and unsystematic,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “But this doesn’t mean that we should be, maybe naive, and ignore certain facts about DITO’s ownership from one perspective,” “It might be called the Philippine arm of a foreign government whose territorial interests are adverse to our own at the moment, and whose political maneuverings within our country threaten to draw us further into a deepening regional conflict,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The daily increase in the number of new cases is very alarming. We must anticipate and prepare for all possible scenarios, including mobility restrictions, especially now that Metro Manila mayors have already imposed curfews again,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "It is for this reason that I am urging the DOH to immediately set up a vaccine tracker to apprise everyone of the progress of our vaccination efforts," External link

rappler Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Bakit nagse-serve lang ng search warrant ay kinailangang umabot sa ganitong kalawak na karahasan?" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 12, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is happening on Facebook, the biggest and most used platform of Filipinos,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Social media networks must be more proactive. They have the duty to use the sophistication of their technology to put an end to this exploitation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There is no denying that this scale of violence, injustice, and impunity is being perpetrated by this administration. The President’s recent televised threats of red tagging and outright murder are unbridled human rights violations that must be held to account,” External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “They say only terrorists are against the terror law. We all know that it is not true,” External link

bulatlat Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “While we understand the need to increase economic productivity, demoting special Filipino holidays to special working holidays will only burden and demoralize Filipino workers, many of whom are already underpaid and struggling with high prices of goods,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Now, the challenge of vaccine hesitancy remains to be one of the biggest threats to our health and economy,” “The DoH and IATF must treat vaccine hesitancy as a public health emergency. Our efforts will be in vain if no one wants to get vaccinated” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May iba namang mga special non-working holiday na pwedeng galawin Dapat understood na non-negotiable ang mga petsang ito,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 1, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “These ‘misencounters’ should be rare, not common,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There was a dramatic lack of coordination between the PNP and PDEA. Someone somewhere must have been grossly negligent. They had huge intelligence funds, but look what happened?” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Who are they? All those details are needed just to put the public’s mind and heart at rest about the very dramatic and traumatic ‘misencounter’ that happened last night,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Akala ko COVID-19 lang ang nagmumutate, pati pastillas scam na rin pala. Dati pang kasabwat sa korapsyon sa Bureau of Immigration (BI) ang mga travel agencies sa ilegal na pagpapasok ng mga Chinese. May pandemya na, nagpapakasasa pa rin ang mga nansasamantala,” External link

rappler Monday, February 22, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “This is a direct threat to our national security. We’ve already established that Chinese syndicates have exploited our women and children, among many other unspeakable crimes,” External link

rappler Monday, February 22, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Time to pay up. The Chinese Embassy had earlier refused to pay when we exacted payment in the amount of more than P200 billion due to the destruction in WPS since 2013,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : "We’ve heard similar stories before, the Supreme Court has pronounced at least once already that such a story did not hold water in that case. The CHR, I think, is a lead investigative body, commission that needs to look into whether proper procedures were observed by the national police and whether there were any protocols that were violated," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “With all due respect, Secretary Lorenzana, now is the time for firmness,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked ( about Delfin Lorenzana ) : “Why are we so considerate about antagonizing China when China seems intent on antagonizing us every day?” “I have always respected Secretary Lorenzana as an officer and a gentleman, but his flip-flopping and indecisiveness will only lead China to think that we are a weak nation,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 15, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “There must be 100 percent compliance with Covid-19 protocols in establishments. Filipino employees should feel confident in their return to work, amid this pandemic. They should have the peace of mind that they will not get sick or put their families at risk,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The DND better start listening to our fisherfolk,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We should focus on enforcing our laws in our own waters, because China will interpret and implement its law the way it pleases,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “We don’t have the luxury of downplaying any external threat, especially one coming from a country that has, time and again, pillaged our seas and our people,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “We should step up our game by protecting the livelihood and economic interests of our compatriots in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I hope the vendors in the market will not be put into a tight situation. How do we blame them if they are also charged a higher price (for the pork products) being sold to them,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Kung lumulubog na, hindi ba’t dapat abutan na ng life vest para iligtas? Pare-parehong bagsak ang ekonomiya ng ibang mga bansa, pero Pilipinas ang makakaranas ng pinakamahabang kalbaryo," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Hindi dapat ganito kadami ang nawalan ng trabaho kung binigyang-prayoridad ang health budget na lulutas sa pangunahing problema na kinakaharap ng bansa, ang pandemya," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Why will we punish our small retailers when the price increase could be happening at the farm gate, assemblers, cold storage and even in transport?” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, February 1, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The DND already needs to have a strategy for when worse comes to worst. Does the new law mean they will shoot our fishermen vessels? China should ease tensions in the West Philippine Sea not escalate them,” External link

eurasiareview Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Carlito Galvez ) : "I share the observations regarding Sec. Galvez. So, in large part pag i-average out natin yung performance nila... nasagot naman niya yung aming mga tanong, at nag-iwan ng isang commitment na aming panghahawakan sa pag-rollout ng vaccination program," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 25, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Philippine Ambassador ) : “Binanggit po 'yan ng Philippine Ambassador to China. Isinulat na 'yan sa iba’t ibang media. Halimbawa, kinarry (carried) 'yung isang study ng isang Singapore-based think tank na hindi unconditional itong pag-alok ng Tsina ng kanilang mga vaccine bilang umano global public good. That she really need to use these vaccines to bolster its image to the world, allegedly to win the hearts and minds of the different people,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 25, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Director General ) : “Medyo iba iyong impression natin, Director Domingo, sa mga ganyang klaseng sitwasyon,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 22, 2021 10:40:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As long as the Sinovac representatives are not appearing before us and as long as their data are lacking, the Senate, in conscience, should not allow a single peso to be spent on Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine, especially if they fail to satisfactorily present convincing information about its safety,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, January 22, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “As long as the Sinovac representatives are not appearing before us and as long as their data are lacking, the Senate, in conscience, should not allow a single peso to be spent on Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine, especially if they fail to satisfactorily present convincing information about its safety,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Grid Corporation ) : “One of these is the controversial 15 percent weighted average cost of capital given by the ERC for the State Grid of China and their local partners in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Halos doble ito sa 8 percent average global standard in terms of transmission rate,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Hangga’t hindi humaharap sa amin ang Sinovac mismo, hangga’t kulang ang kanilang datos, the Senate, in conscience, should not allow a single peso to be spent on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, especially if they fail to satisfactorily present convincing information about its safety,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “For the record, China continues to bully us in our own waters and maintains a telecom deal in our own military camps. We should be wary of gifts it gives us in the name of friendship if they would not give us important data about the vaccine,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “China’s foreign minister should cooperate with our government to completely crack down on crime,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 15, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “How could he make the PNP credible and efficient if he unabashedly spread conspiracy theories? People might not trust PNP more because of this appointment,” “Again, the President could have made a more judicious choice for this role” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told ( about Harry Roque ) : “Sabi ni Secretary Roque, hindi pwede maging choosy. Pero sabi niya rin na si Presidente mismo ay namimili pa between Russian and Chinese vaccines. Kung si Presidente pwedeng mamili, dapat ang taumbayan ay malaya ding makakapili at kalusugan nila iyan,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Tapos na ang 2020, pero hindi tapos ang pandemya. Handa ba ang mga ospital natin kung bigla na lang tumalon ang mga kaso natin to 300,000 a month? That’s almost all our 2020 infections in a single month. Tigilan na ang complacency,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:06:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Tigilan na ang kababalaghan. Bakit exempted ang China? Natatakot nanaman ba tayong masaktan ang damdamin nito? Unahin naman natin ang Pilipinas," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The COVID-10 pandemic even made our healthcare system ill,” “There was a de-prioritization of the other chronic and also important, long-standing health concerns of Filipinos” External link

latimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Tigilan na ang kababalaghan. Bakit exempted ang China? Natatakot na naman ba tayong masaktan ang damdamin nito? Unahin naman natin ang Pilipinas,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Lubos na nakakahawa ang new variant na ito. Huwag na nating hintayin na maghingalo pa ang ating mga ospital at mahirapan pa ang ating mga nars at doktor bago umaksyon,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Matuto naman tayo. We already know that a temporary travel ban can buy us time to prepare for any potential outbreaks of the new variant. Ang ban ay isa lang sa napakaraming hakbang na dapat ginagawa na natin para mag-ingat at mapanatiling ligtas ang mga Pilipino,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "We're not new to that. It has never stop us from pursuing our legislative duties," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “At a time of the biggest health crisis the country has ever seen, I am alarmed that this anti-communist agenda reigned over the literal health and survival of the Filipino people. Dr. Sancelan and her husband are only few of the victims of a failing and senseless red-tagging campaign hellbent on crippling our democracy,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 18, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Hindi dapat mangamba tayong mga relihiyoso (Religious people should not worry) because this proposed legislation will govern matters of the state," "Hindi nito babaguhin ang paniniwala ng simbahan o ang mga turo ng bibliya," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang sinasabi lang natin, straight ka mang lalake o babae, bakla, lesbyana, bisexual, transgender o queer, lahat tayo ay may ambag sa lipunan, lahat tayo pantay-pantay," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros asked : “How were companies able to secure large-scale mining permits over some 1,000 hectares of watershed and wildfire sanctuary despite Masungi Georeserve being a watershed reservation since 1904 in the first place? That is 116 years that the area should have been protected, and yet these permits show otherwise,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “What have we done to stop illegal activities in protected areas? Why is logging and quarrying rampant despite the many laws that prohibit these acts?” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "I could not believe it also. It would seem to be an argument setting up to fail doon sa pagprotekata ng (in protecting the) watershed," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Many people have become distrustful of vaccines, despite scientific evidence that it can save their lives. It is imperative that we educate people, not only through the media,” “We need to bring the positive conversation around vaccines to their immediate social circles, down to individual households. Our BHWs can be the starting point for that,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “Trust and information is so important in a public health crisis. The best way to start the new year is to slowly earn the public’s trust again and to use that to pave the way to health for all,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about In The ) : “Time and again, I have raised concerns regarding China-owned Dito telco’s intrusion in the country. The revelations in CreatorTech’s new study are not surprising, given that many of our own experts have already flagged national security issues,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “With all due respect to our colleagues in the House of Representatives, I would like to put the spotlight back on the thousands of Filipinos who are bedridden or have lost their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have lost their homes due to the recent typhoons, and those who have lost their livelihood amid the economic crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros stated : “With all due respect to our colleagues in the House of Representatives, I would like to put the spotlight back on the thousands of Filipinos who are bedridden or have lost their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have lost their homes due to the recent typhoons, and those who have lost their livelihood amid the economic crisis,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It likewise appears that Dolefil prioritized the termination of regular workers instead of contractual workers, giving credence to the belief that the retrenchment program was done in bad faith to prevent the company’s workers from exercising their constitutional right to self-organization,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 4, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It likewise appears that Dolefil prioritized the termination of regular workers instead of contractual workers, giving credence o the belief that the retrenchment program was done in bad faith to prevent the company’s workers from exercising their constitutional right to self-organization,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Puro tayo (All we've been giving is) lip service sa mga (for our) health workers natin. We cannot keep making promises and underdelivering," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The fund needed to properly compensate the UP-PGH front-liners is approximately P49 million, a small price to pay for the service they continue to give the country and for tirelessly and unwaveringly holding the line for the rest of us,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Ang usaping ito ay hindi tungkol sa ating mga atleta... Ang usaping ito ay hindi rin tungkol sa pagiging world-class ng sports center sa Clark," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The VUA scheme is a dubious project. Our investigations already revealed that corrupt BI officials involved in the pastillas scam have also profited from the VUA system. Nakabulsa sila ng halos P2-bilyong kickback. Kahit anong bali-baliktad natin sa VUA, klaro na puro perwisyo lang ang dala nito sa ating bansa,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It will be safer for everyone, Chinese and Filipinos, if all Chinese visitors entering the country apply for visas through channels monitored by the DFA. The VUA wa sjust temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, but this should be terminated. Air travel may soon continue, but I strongly suggest that VUA does not,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “And now, the PNP has confirmed that most kidnapping cases are also POGO-related. This is all no thanks to the VUA scheme,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The VUA scheme is a dubious project. Our investigations already revealed that corrupt BI officials involved in the pastillas scam have also profited from the VUA system,” “It is clear that this VUA was detrimental to our country,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Napatotohanan na natin sa Senado na maraming Chinese POGO workers ang customers ng mga prostituted and trafficked women, at ngayon, kinukumpirma na ng PNP (Philippine National Police) na POGO-related din ang mga kaso ng kidnapping. This is all no thanks to the VUA scheme,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Inilikas sila, ni-resettle yun pala hazard zone din yung ni-resettle din nila, pagdating ng bagyo, pagbaha, na-double whammy sila . . . ’Yong mga binahang area sa Rizal noong triple typhoons ay mga resettlement sites na, tinanggal sila sa hazard . . . Nasubok naman sa isa pang hazard,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Importante din pong mainitindihan ang mas malalim pang dahilan ng flooding, kasama na dito yung deeply-rooted causes, kasama po yung ecological destruction, kapabayaan, katiwalaian at inequality," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Our fisherfolk communities are at the frontlines of climate change. Sila ang unang-unang naapektuhan ng pagbabago sa klima, pati na ng mga negatibong epekto nito sa ating kalikasan,” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “The Bantay Dagat bill is an important step towards encouraging and giving recognition to the importance of community participation in the protection of our fisheries. But [the] government must further arm itself through modernizing and upping our defense capability towards the protection of Philippine waters,” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said ( about Nancy Binay ) : “We could limit this peso-for-peso matching requirement to first and second class LGUs -- the same LGUs that Senator Nancy (Binay) mentioned earlier in her interpellation. With the rest providing one peso for every two that the national government is able to offer or up to the limit of their capacity to borrow,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I can only surmise that the Land Bank borrowing window has been set at P300 billion and not just P180 billion, because the borrowing and paying capacity of LGUs is about to rise dramatically, precisely as the implementation of the SC decision on the Mandanas Ruling nears in 2022,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Calling for an investigation into possible irregularities surrounding the construction of the sport facilities used in the Southeast Asian Games tarnishes neither the achievements of our athletes nor the honor they have earned for the country," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa totoong halimbawa ng joint venture, sa gobyerno manggagaling ang lupa at sa private partner manggagaling ang kapital para mabuo ang proyekto," "Walang perang lalabas sa bulsa ng taumbayan, kaya maaring may dahilan kung bakit hindi ganoon kahigpit ang public bidding requirements pag JV" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “World-class nga naman ang mga facilities kahit tingnan lang natin sa mga litrato pero baka mas world-class pa kung na-bid out ito according to law. Yun ang mga itinanong ko. Hindi pa ito mga akusasyon pero ‘yung sinabi kong mga bagay na dapat alamin were not merely content of news reports or headlines they had been already the subject of opinions of OCGG, GCG, and most importantly COA,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 13, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “May I remind President Duterte that freedom of expression rests in the realm of human rights,” “In this context, an individual’s freedom of expression should never negate other rights, such as the right of women to be free from violence” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, November 13, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros added : “When the President says that it’s OK to rape women, he promotes the rape culture, which ultimately, could lead to women getting raped,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, November 13, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “World-class nga naman ang mga facilities kahit tingnan lang natin sa mga litrato pero baka mas world class pa kung na-bid out ito according to law. Yun ang mga itinanong ko. Hindi pa ito mga akusasyon pero ‘yung sinabi kong mga bagay na dapat alamin were not merely content of news reports or headlines they had been already the subject of opinions of OGCC, GCG, and most importantly COA,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “MTD Berhad didn’t provide the cash-in, but even padded its proposal by P1 billion,” “And how can MTD pay the P9.5-billion loan? Will it get the money from the income of the project? No. BCDA will pay for the money that MTD borrowed from DBP amounting to P11.1 billion” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Given the billions that went to building the facilities used in the 2019 SEA Games, we must see to it that the transactions related to this project did not violate existing laws and policies, and were not prejudicial to the public," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “MTD Berhad didn’t provide the cash-in, but even padded its proposal by P1 billion,” “And how can MTD pay the P9.5-billion loan? Will it get the money from the income of the project? No. BCDA will pay for the money that MTD borrowed from DBP amounting to P11.1 billion” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros told : “World-class nga naman ang mga facilities kahit tingnan lang natin sa mga litrato pero baka mas world class pa kung na-bid out ito according to law. Yun ang mga itinanong ko. Hindi pa ito mga akusasyon pero ‘yung sinabi kong mga bagay na dapat alamin were not merely content of news reports or headlines they had been already the subject of opinions og OCGG, GCG, and most importantly COA,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "behest loan disadvantageous to the public," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Given the billions that went to building the facilities used in the 2019 SEA Games, we must see to it that the transactions related to this project did not violate existing laws and policies, and were not prejudicial to the public," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "While Debold Sinas was my late husband’s underclassman and an old friend, unfortunately, the poor manner in which the PNP has acted on the waves of violence as well as minimized the risks of the coronavirus pandemic under his previous commands betrays his level of competence for this new role," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Sa panahon ng sakuna, bagyo man ito o pandemya, the elderly remain the most vulnerable sector because of their health and physical conditions," "At hangga't hindi pa tuluyang natatapos ang krisis na dala ng COVID-19, patuloy tayong maghahatid ng mga lakas-resistensya packs bilang proteksyon at tulong na maitawid sila sa yugtong ito," External link

manilametro Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "As a proud ally, I will not stop fighting for the passage of this bill. Respect must always be the norm," "I am hopeful for the day that none of us have to convince people that we are worthy of our own basic human rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 30, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “I hope the Ombudsman can consider reversing this order against Dale as his testimony, which completed the picture of the corrupt system in the BI, has been invaluable in our Senate probe as well as the NBI’s own investigation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Ito ‘yung mga pangunahing dapat talaga palakasin, hindi i-undermine at hayaang makapagtrabaho in a collaborative fashion with each other,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “It is still a possibility because he directly appointed the ‘Mariñas father and son’ and released the Department order 41. He’s still not out of the spotlight here,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “To Liza and Catriona: It is difficult and painful to be at the front lines fighting beside persons oppressed by a norm that advocates rape, murder and exploitation,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 23, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “We will be monitoring him from now on,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 23, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lt. General Parlade, when you sat in front of me during your appointment hearing, you were like a lamb. I gave you the benefit of the doubt during your promotion hearing because I believed that, just like my late husband Frank, you abide by the motto of the PMA: courage, integrity and loyalty" External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Lt. General Parlade, when you sat in front of me during your appointment hearing, you were like a lamb. I gave you the benefit of the doubt during your promotion hearing because I believed that, just like my late husband Frank, you abide by the motto of the PMA: courage, integrity and loyalty" External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : “Huwag mong gamitin ang kapangyarihan mo bilang heneral upang takutin at pagbantaan ang mga kababaihang ito. Your threats and harassment are unacceptable. By silencing them, pinapalampas mo ang karahasan, panggagahasa at pangaabuso na nararansan ng napakaraming Pilipino,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "By silencing them, pinapalampas mo ang karahasan, panggagahasa at pangaabuso na nararanasan ng napakaraming Pilipino. This is a shame to your rank and to the (Philippine Military Academy)," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "But every time you speak up, another girl becomes braver and another life is saved... This is your constitutional right; don't be afraid... I salute and embrace you," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "major COVID referral centers in cities that have the highest number of cases in their respective regions," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "Most of these hospitals are in emerging, if not current, hotspot areas," "Shouldn't common sense tell us that when the threat is rising, we provide reinforcement?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros said : "The numbers are staggering. For the sake of comparison, 4 million Chinese nationals arriving here since 2017 is comparable to more than the entire population of Quezon City," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Risa Hontiveros alleged : "believed to have paid the extra P10,000 service fee in the 'pastillas' scam," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

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 ( 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 : “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 : “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 : “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 : “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 : "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 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 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



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