Joel Villanueva

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Joel Villanueva said : “One out of three seafarers in the world ay Pilipino, kaya pag tinanggal mo ang mga Filipino seafarers sa buong mundo, siguradong pilay ang buong seafaring industry. Ganun kahalaga ang ating mga kababayang seafarers kaya kayo ay prayoridad (is a Filipino that is why if you take away the Filipino seafarers worldwide, the global maritime industry will be crippled. That’s how important our seafarers are and that is why you are a priority),” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “If securing vaccines requires prepayment, then the government should adopt a multi-year budgeting approach, and not rely on annualized financing,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "multiyear budgeting approach and not rely on annualized financing," "What is important is that we have a big picture of our amortization schedule, so to speak. Hindi po pwede 'yung pa-tingi-tingi. Hindi rin po nakaasa sa kalendaryo na sa isang fiscal year ito lang ang pondo (We cannot operate by installment)," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : "Nais po nating malaman kung naubos na po ba 'yung P10 billion para sa bakuna sa ilalim ng Bayanihan 2 at kung nagamit na po ba ang ating inutang na P58.4 billion mula sa mga multilateral lenders para sa pagbili ng bakuna (We would like to know if the P10 billion for the vaccine under the Bayanihan 2 has been consumed as well as the P58.4 billion that we loaned for the purchase of the vaccine)," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : “May malaking pag-asa ang bayang Pilipinas kung tayo’y magkakaisa at itataguyod natin ang pamumunong nakabatay sa integridad at moralidad, kakayahan at karanasan, wasto at may prinsipyong pamumuno sa ating Inang Bayan,” External link

rappler Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Cant speak for my Dad, but obviously we are not interested to embark on a journey to the presidency especially after the tragedy that the family has gone through the past year," External link

rappler Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We need to disaggregate the numbers and monitor effectively to give us a clearer picture as to where we are in our vaccination drive,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Vaccine agnosticism will not work without vaccine advocacy. We have to educate before we inoculate. Sadly, much still needs to be done in this area. There is only one vaccine against fake news and that is truth told in a convincing manner,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The repair of PGH is very important because thousands of our people are depending on their (medical) care and treatment. But it is not only the PGH and its patients who suffer but the public too," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “And if we add company-run workplace vaccinations to the equation, we are opening five new tracks on which vaccine deliveries can speed through,” “We need all hands on deck. The more sites, the better” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 14, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I support it because we have to diversify our [assistance] program," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “Even before coronavirus struck, the pay and allowances of government health workers were already ripe for an adjustment. The pandemic made this upgrade more urgent. Hazardous work must be properly compensated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva stated : “In fact, the national budget provides for subsidies in the hundreds of billions. Itong pong 4Ps, pension for seniors, maging ang libreng tuition sa kolehiyo at high school vouchers are in the nature of grants, aid and donation, which are not only allowed but encouraged,” “So if the government helps those who are not working, then why can’t it not extend the same to our working heroes?” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Given today’s circumstances, I think that should be a major plank of the traditional May 1 announcement by Malacanang,” External link

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

Joel Villanueva noted : “Our situation today places an enormous risk on our healthcare workers. How can it not be when if you’re in a hospital comforting a COVID-19 patient, the air around can make you ill or cause your death?” External link

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

Joel Villanueva added : “If they cannot go to the vaccines, let the vaccines come to them,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 23, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "has been frustrating to say the least," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Presidente na ang nagsabi to leave the community pantries alone and yet mayroon pa siyang ganitong lousy statement," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Importante po na responsible ang NTF-ELCAC with the budget of P19 billion," "Trabaho at responsibilidad po natin na siguraduhin na nagagastos ng tama ang pera ng taong bayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Oh my! We should move to defund NTF-ELCAC in the next budget. Sayang lang pera ng taong bayan (The people’s money is going to waste),” External link

rappler Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Give our people imported pork, and we feed them for a day or even a month. But if we help our pig farmers back on their feet, they can feed us for a lifetime,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I think it is ‘Love thy neighbor’ in practice, and the classic bayanihan in action. It is an indicator of our people’s selflessness, and, sadly, an indictment of their government’s many weaknesses in giving help,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 19, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Press freedom and timely access to truthful information are a must in times of pandemic. Media should be included in the A4 list,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Under the bilateral labor agreements, there would be sufficient protection for our countrymen against human trafficking syndicates that prey on the situation of our workers,” “In our labor committee hearings, it has been well-established that the rise of third-country recruitment poses a huge threat to our ongoing efforts against illegal recruitment and human trafficking. The crafting of bilateral agreements to strengthen coordination would be one step to solve this,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Many are already in line. We will only allow the landing of five Airbus 350s at NAIA everyday,” “It’s like they want our countrymen to go through a funnel,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “OWWA, did you recommend this particular advisory to cap at 1,500? Because if you’re recommending that we don’t allow our countrymen to go home, it doesn’t seem right. It’s like we are admitting that our quarantine testing, and contact tracing programs aren’t working. Is that an admission?” External link

rappler Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The pandemic is a health crisis. In order to revitalize the economy, we need to strengthen the public health system,” “We need a better system that’s not just reactive. At the moment we are only taking action when the virus has already spread … Unfortunately, if you look at everything, we’re back to square one” External link

inquirer Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “There’s a need to accelerate vaccine rollout because our economic recovery and the return of jobs lost to the pandemic depend on it,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 12, 2021 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It cannot be overemphasized that our essential workers---our economic frontliners---be next in the vaccination line after medical frontliners,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “A worker can be late for work and be penalized with salary deduction. But a government guilty of vaccine tardiness faces no such reprimand even if it causes the nation P2.8 billion in economic losses daily,” External link

manilatimes Friday, March 5, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The challenge for our government right now is to increase the level of confidence of our people on the vaccines. There has to be a concerted effort to bring up the degree of trust on vaccines because the restoration of jobs lost in the pandemic, and to a larger extent, our economic recovery, depend on the success of the vaccination program,” External link

manilatimes Friday, March 5, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "A worker who is not yet immune from [the] virus shouldn't lose his immunity from being fired arbitrarily," "If it is [a] brand even doctors are rejecting, you can understand where the hesitancy is coming from" External link

rappler Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “For that is how we can meaningfully mark the first year of the lockdown on March 15, by demonstrating our will to end Covid’s reign of terror, one injection at a time,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 1, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "OFW deployment is not a barter trade. We simply do not swap people for products," External link

rappler Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I do not question their (DOLE's) motives but their means. They were thrown in that situation because some people dropped the ball," External link

rappler Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “At present, 12 percent of the national income is the monetized sweat of the overseas Filipinos. Their generous remittances buoy our economy up, keeping it afloat in times of economic headwinds,” External link

pna Monday, February 15, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “For as long as it is safe, limited, and complies with health protocols, I see no problem in the joint decision of CHEd and DoH to slowly resume classroom learning,” “Some skills should be learned hands on and in person. There are limits to distance learning. The practical application of theories will have to be done in a laboratory or workshop setting,” External link

manilatimes Friday, February 12, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Now let us take advantage of the pause ordered by President to perfect their implementation, to remove whatever unnecessary burden they impose on the people, while ensuring that the objectives of road and child safety will still be met,” External link

pna Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “help our economy bounce back from the raging effects of the pandemic,” External link

manilatimes Monday, February 8, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This will help address the jobs-skills mismatch in the country and improve employability of our graduates,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “The pandemic has exposed the weakness of our policies on OFWs, particularly our reintegration program to help them transition back to the local labor force,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “A vaccine is the powerful shot-in-the-arm that will inject consumer confidence into the economy and jolt it back to life,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “I am with you. This is unacceptable. We worked hard to pass the law. But unfortunately, they are not implementing the law,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “I think this is something that we should be looking into. I believe we need this guarantee of comfort, secretary, to encourage our people to get jabs,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, January 22, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Kung libre ang bakuna, libre din dapat ang pagpapagamot ng anumang adverse side effect nito. Saklaw rin dapat ng universal health insurance ang pagpapabakuna, para wala na talagang dahilan hindi magpabakuna,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 22, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "They are responsible for keeping essential businesses continue operating, even while people are on lockdown and most are working from home," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "They are responsible for keeping essential businesses continue operating, even while people are on lockdown and most are working from home," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We all know that ABS-CBN deserves the renewal of its franchise given the service it has rendered to the Filipino people,” External link

inquirer Monday, January 4, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “We cannot let our workers such as doctors, lawyers, journalists, advocates, and even ordinary citizens live in fear and insecurity, and suffer senseless deaths,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I still believe in the capability of Filipinos...There are also global calls for just distribution of the vaccine. We have to support this movement,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We should act quickly and temporarily ban travelers from Europe. This is to ensure the new strain doesn’t spread here,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is time that we, as representatives of the people, look into how our regulators and concessionaires are working to ease the problems in our toll roads,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : “Then, we want to punish them (motorists), we want to impose discipline. And what about these regulators? What about this NLEX management?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “As chair of the committee, our position remains the same. Our goal is to address the plight of our modern- day heroes to provide them with more and better services,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Team ) : “We are ‘TEAM Pilipinas’ and just like what our sports legends showed in the past, we will win in this fight [against the pandemic],” External link

bworldcom Monday, December 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Makasaysayan ang araw na ito dahil ito ang unang kaarawan ng aking kapatid na si Mayor Joni na wala na siya. Isa lamang ito sa napakaraming pangarap ni Mayor, ang iba ay natupad na tulad ng pagkakaroon ng sariling ospital at molecular laboratory at ang iba ay ibinilin na sa amin (This day is historic because this the first birthday of my sister, Mayor Joni, that she is no longer around. This is one of the many dreams of the mayor. The others have already been fulfilled like having your own hospital and molecular laboratory and others which she requested us to fulfil),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “In general, the dam operators decide the conduct of gate opening, discharge warning while PAGASA provides the flood warning within the target areas of the reservoir,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva answered : “According to PAG-ASA, it’s wrong” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Secretary Lapeña on the other hand tested negative when he went to Senate. He was with me almost the whole time, but we were both wearing face mask and face shield,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Secretary Lapeña on the other hand tested negative when he went to Senate. He was with me almost the whole time, but we were both wearing face mask and face shield,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I hope that we can do more for sports not only because we can win medals in the SEA Games or the Olympics, but because sports is such a unifying force. It gives so much hope to our countrymen and our people, especially for the young people of our nation,” External link

pna Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “In general, the dam operators decide the conduct of gate opening, discharge warning while PAGASA provides the flood warning within the target areas of the reservoir,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “In general, the dam operators decide the conduct of gate opening, discharge warning while PAGASA provides the flood warning within the target areas of the reservoir,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva answered : “According to PAG-ASA, it’s wrong” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Only 66 percent of the total amount of budget that they asked for [was] approved by DBM. Last year... some P283 million of their budget, of R&D (research and development) alone, even the entire big pie that was taken from DOST ang ginive up nila therefore affected and kanilang R&D (they had to give up, therefore their R&D was affected),” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We are getting mixed signals. I hope we can get a clearer position from economic managers," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva pointed out : “as representatives of our country to a foreign land, one is expected to protect the well-being of our people starting with the ones at their own backyards,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “For the DOLE, that’s P13 billion,” “I hope we can do something as an institution and the main reason why we passed this measure is to ensure that we will be there for our kababayans in this emergency situation and until now, the funds are yet to be released” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We’re excited about this and we are looking at bridging the gap of the doctors that we need in the country," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : “I am appealing to our government to help our distressed employers to be able to comply with the 13th month pay law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The bill imposes sanctions on doctors who will refuse to comply with the mandatory return service, including the payment equivalent to twice the full cost of the scholarship expenses," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We'll be able to produce at least a million jobs. We're not even talking about indirect jobs," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Parang 'di napondohan nang husto iyong malaking program for employment recovery plan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : "There are a lot of social media posts going around with regard to modules... How does DepEd ensure quality of modules?" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Walang gagastusin ang government dito. We'll be able to produce at least a million jobs. We're not even talking about indirect jobs," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The supply of healthcare workers is not the problem of our government, rather its ability to put value on their work. There is no doubt that our healthcare workers will choose to stay and serve in our health centers and hospitals if they can be assured of job security and sufficient salaries and benefits,” “We appeal to the government to lift the deployment ban for the sake of our healthcare workers who are in distress,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This bill will be a legacy of this Senate, and I’m sure that the generations of Filipinos that will come after us will be thankful for the passage of this measure which also is a proof that amid the pandemic, the priority of the People’s Senate is our people’s health," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is clear that the current policy allows healthcare workers with contracts perfected as of March 8. The date when the visa was issued is not part of the discussion,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I don’t think this pandemic will end in the next three months, that’s why the terms should be longer,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : "This legislation mandates the integration of Labor Education topics into selected core General Education (GE) subjects in the Higher Education Curriculum. It also decrees integrating Labor Education into the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Curriculum through appropriate modules of instructions and other relevant materials crucial to empowering future Filipino workers, employers, and entrepreneurs," External link

manilametro Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This call for a revolutionary government is dangerous and amounts to inciting to sedition under the Revised Penal Code,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "PhilHealth has all the power and authority to make it easier for hospitals and other medical facilities to expedite their regular process for claims. Private hospitals are already overburdened with the nonpayment of their claims, and if they are forced to close, our health care system might collapse," External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 14, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “PhilHealth has all the power and authority to make it easier for hospitals and other medical facilities to expedite their regular process for claims. Private hospitals are already overburdened with the nonpayment of their claims, and if they are forced to close, our healthcare system might collapse,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Kung mayroon legal cases itong B. Braun, imaginine ninyo yung IRM limit nila milyon-milyon... nire-release 100 percent," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Mukha pong may tinatago sa hindi nila pagbigay ng maayos at klarong sagot sa mga tanong tungkol sa detalye ng P750 million na ICT budget na pinapa-aprubahan sa Board, at ang implementasyon ng kanilang reimbursement mechanism," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I want to know how the loans from international financial institutions have been utilized or are being utilized. If we have not utilized, what is the plan in utilizing this?" External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The concrete plan was not clearly stated earlier," "It would have been a relief for them if the government stated its plan to generate jobs for them and ensure that they and their families will have something to eat in the days to come," External link

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

Joel Villanueva added : “We cannot ignore the stench of corruption especially during the pandemic. If the allegations are true, this is an unconscionable betrayal of the public trust. I support any move to investigate Philhealth” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We urge the DOH to disaggregate the infographic on occupancy rate of health facilities... This info is misleading [because it] makes us think that majority of our hospitals are actually in the safe zone," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The absence of a clear grievance mechanism in Labor Advisory No. 17 has exacerbated the affected workers’ feeling of helplessness, especially in a time of massive economic and health crisis,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Some workers have pointed out that the non-imposition of the notice requirement increases the possibility of abuse, especially since the Department has very little, if at all, visibility on the number and extent of wage reductions being implemented by the employers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We are very happy that now we have our own molecular laboratory here and grateful that it was named after my sister. This will cater not only to Bocaueños but also the entire province,” External link

pna Friday, July 17, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We appreciate the United States’ statement denouncing China’s claims to the offshore resources across most of the South China Sea and its campaign of bullying to control them as completely unlawful,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "May mga naka-military uniform, police uniform, papasok doon [sa community] nakaarmas. Of course it will add to the anxiety dito sa alarming situation na nararamdaman natin sa pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Honestly, ngayon ko lang narinig 'yun," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "dismantle policy constraints that hamper competition," "If we don’t address institutional and legal constraints, we will just replace one oligarch with another," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "To deny the franchise of a company which has no clear violations of our laws send a signal that politicians can stop a business operation on a whim," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The rising number of cases, especially in the past three days should already be a red flag. We should make the necessary adjustments immediately because we cannot afford another lockdown,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Business confidence is tied with trust in the health sector management. Industries and productive economic sectors won’t risk resuming operations if there is a strong possibility of another lockdown, which would be disastrous for our economy, and consequently for our workers as well,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The BIR should collect the unpaid taxes and investigate this 'unnamed' collector," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Philippine Amusement ) : "POGOs won't be a big loss to the Philippine economy. We should attract companies that invest in the Filipino people. Good riddance," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, June 29, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "We warned before about the property bubble," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 29, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We reopened the economy drastically, even for the non-essential sectors like POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations). We did not prohibit malls from extending their operating hours. We terminated social assistance, sent people back to work even without sufficient modes of public transportation,” “There was no clear guidance on surveillance and epidemiological monitoring,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “I really believe that we should focus on training to help our workers cope with disequilibria brought by this pandemic. That’s why we need to maintain expenditure levels on education and training. Re-aligning funds for training will hurt long-term economic recovery,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The path to economic recovery has two stumbling blocks at the moment. One, the continuing increase of COVID-19 cases and the lack of a clear set of policies,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Not all students have access to the internet and even to laptops and related equipment that's why it would be morally wrong to mandate everyone to shift to online learning," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Just as how we should invest heavily on our workers as we prepare our labor force into the new normal, our government should likewise do the same for our education sector," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Hanggang ngayon, 2 POGOs pa lang ang nagbabayad ng franchise tax. Until now, wala pa ring nagbabayad ng bago... It means, dapat hindi sila nag-resume," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Hangga't hindi tayo nagmamatigas, hangga't hindi nagmamatigas ang gobyerno na dapat sila magbayad ng buwis, hindi sila magbabayad ng buwis," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "That's what we're shooting for - a labor audit. We want to find out how many workers are affected, and how many will be affected [by the crisis]," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "pursued his vision for a better Philippines through public service, a challenge that remains in the hearts and minds of its members," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : "The COVID-19 pandemic lends urgency into this piece of legislation," "I sincerely believe that we must allow some flexibility in our laws. But, we have no choice but to let hard science and not public opinion surveys or guesses call the shots," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "She advanced legislative landmarks that increased the momentum of reforms... in the Philippine education system," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 18, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “As we have seen in the experience of other countries, premature lifting of stay-at-home orders almost always resulted to more infections and overwhelmed health care systems. We’re not sure if we are even done with the first wave,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "To issue this [order] in times of COVID-19, when people need jobs to survive the pandemic is just heartless considering congressional hearings have shown that the station has not violated any law to justify none extension of franchise," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "To issue this [order] in times of COVID-19, when people need jobs to survive the pandemic is just heartless considering congressional hearings have shown that the station has not violated any law to justify none extension of franchise," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “How will they strictly enforce that when they cannot even stop the ones operating illegally under quarantine? There are 120 POGOs illegally operating according to Pagcor itself,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, May 1, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Kung nakolekta lamang iyon, may karagdagang pondo sana ang ating mga emergency employment programs o kaya nadagdagan natin ang pondo para sa ating mga frontliner," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We're supposed to close sana our hearings and come up with a committee report, but some of our colleagues want another one [hearing], last one before we report it out to plenary," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Makasaysayan po ang Araw ng Paggawa sa panahon ng COVID-19 pandemic dahil hindi po biro ang ating laban na kinakaharap," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We have to adjust to this new normal. So what needs to be adjusted is the way we study not the quality of learning," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 24, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It is not only a high risk sector it has a huge potential of spreading the disease because there are several workers working in an enclosed area and are residing in high-rise condominiums," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : ”s really important time for people to think about a new way of living. Senators on Tuesday backed a modified ECQ after the quarantine period ends on April 30. Senator Joel Villanueva said there are several things the government should consider in deciding on whether to lift or to extend the quarantine. Based on the data presented by the UP COVID Response Team, he said there are areas in Luzon where quarantine can be lifted because they are far from having an outbreak. In areas like Metro Manila, Cebu, Bulacan and Davao City, Villanueva cited the need to look at economic considerations in exempting some sectors from the quarantine but with the caveat that they will practice the social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing protocols and regular random testing in these sectors. READ: Manila mayor orders total lockdown of Sampaloc district He noted that the UP School of Economics refers to this sector as the super spreaders. “They have high impact on the economy but also have high impact in spreading the disease,” “We can let them operate but on the condition that they will comply with very strict protocols,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : ”s really important time for people to think about a new way of living. Senators on Tuesday backed a modified ECQ after the quarantine period ends on April 30. Senator Joel Villanueva said there are several things the government should consider in deciding on whether to lift or to extend the quarantine. Based on the data presented by the UP COVID Response Team, he said there are areas in Luzon where quarantine can be lifted because they are far from having an outbreak. In areas like Metro Manila, Cebu, Bulacan and Davao City, Villanueva cited the need to look at economic considerations in exempting some sectors from the quarantine but with the caveat that they will practice the social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing protocols and regular random testing in these sectors. READ: Manila mayor orders total lockdown of Sampaloc district He noted that the UP School of Economics refers to this sector as the super spreaders. “They have high impact on the economy but also have high impact in spreading the disease,” “We can let them operate but on the condition that they will comply with very strict protocols,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We should lift the [lockdown] in these areas with the caveat that social distancing, proper wearing of masks and hand-washing are strictly practiced,” “I would also recommend that we balance economic and public health interests. We can start operating some industries that are big economic contributors like construction and manufacturing,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We appeal to our people to heed the government's call on strict social distancing so that we don’t have to resort to the police and the military to enforce it,” External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Our police and military front-liners have already too many concerns to address. Let us help beat the virus by observing the quarantine,” External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : “They temporarily went home for their annual vacation,” “If our government presses forward with the sweeping ban on the exit of Filipino health care workers, even if they have live contracts, our Labor department, in coordination with the Department of Health, should be prepared to take them into our health care system,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Just as we immediately implemented emergency employment programs for our affected workers both in the formal and informal economy, we should likewise act with dispatch to provide relief to MSMEs,” “We must throw them a lifeline immediately, so they in turn can sustain their workers too. The assistance that we will provide to them should be conditional on them keeping their workers now and until the economy recovers,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The immediate roll-out of these programs should help stem the hunger that is already being felt by our people,” External link

pna Monday, March 30, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : ”People are not quite getting it yet, so we have stopped takeout, we are just closing it down,” External link

barrie Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We thank the BIR for reconsidering its business-as-usual state of affairs and extending the deadline for the filing of annual income tax returns. Just the same, we also plead with our tax authorities to grant a reprieve in the deadline for all other filings in the bureau as well, especially given the enhanced community quarantine where businesses are closed and mass public transportation is suspended,” External link

pna Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : “We credit the Labor Department for its swift response to the issue,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “With this financial assistance, we are appealing to our workers to stay in their homes,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This will complement the existing work-from-home arrangement that government offices will implement while Metro Manila is under community quarantine," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We call on DOLE to immediately implement programs to ensure displaced workers would still be able to earn a living for their families instead of totally being unemployed,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We can all do our share in protecting our workers from the disease by minimizing their risk of getting infected. The least we can do now is to avoid public places such as public transportation terminals where social distancing can be tough to practice,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Telecommuting allows organizations to maintain a level of productivity as we wait out for diseases like COVID-19 to taper off. The last thing we want to happen is that we become paralyzed with fear of the disease,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We can all do our share in protecting our workers from the disease by minimizing their risk of getting infected. The least we can do now is to avoid public places such as public transportation terminals where social distancing can be tough to practice,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Telecommuting allows organizations to maintain a level of productivity as we wait out for diseases like COVID-19 to taper off. The last thing we want to happen is that we become paralyzed with fear of the disease,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "PAGCOR, the state gaming regulator, cannot simply shift the blame to other agencies for their shortcomings, particularly tax collection," "We remind PAGCOR that it's their responsibility to ensure the entities they regulate comply with prevailing rules and regulations of our country," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Philippine Amusement ) : "We welcome foreign workers... But just last year alone, there were 6,678 illegal foreign workers. These workers are working in POGO service providers na nakakuha ng lisensya sa PAGCOR (that get their license from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation). This is disheartening," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “For the sake of the 11,071 workers in ABS-CBN, we will file a resolution to allow NTC to give ABS-CBN a provisional authority to operate pending the discussion of its franchise in the Congress,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Seatmates will file a resolution supporting the extension of its franchise until Dec. 31, 2022,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We will file a resolution to allow NTC to give ABS-CBN a provisional authority to operate pending the discussion of its franchise in the Congress,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : “The representatives of these government agencies should explain to the motorists and the general public what policy they are pursuing. Who are they protecting? Is it the public or the concessionaires?” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Ito po ay sumasalamin lamang sa hindi maayos na pamamahala at patakaran ng ating mga ahensya para masiguro na maayos na mareregulate ang industriyang ito mula pa lamang sa pagpasok ng mga foreign workers," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “All government agencies and regulators should issue related guidelines bearing in mind DoH’s protocol as the bare minimum,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added ( about Philippine Amusement ) : “They issue licenses to Pogo workers so they can work legitimately, thus it is Pagcor’s job to ensure workers comply with relevant health regulations. If there is any doubt with regard to health protocols, they can always seek guidance from the DoH,” “We remind Pogo operators that they must operate within the bounds of Philippine laws and statutes. Any regulation enforced as a result of the nCoV outbreak takes into consideration public safety and welfare. If they cannot comply with our laws, regulations, and standards, they have no place to do business in the Philippines,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The continuous arrival of tourists from China contradicts the necessary precautions we have to take given the situation. It is irresponsible to disregard the ban for profit,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We wanted to find out who’s in charge, who’s accountable,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It’s important that we protect the greater majority. Gawin din (Do it also), we strongly advise the inter-agency task force on coronavirus to implement this measure,” External link

pna Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “As they say, ‘desperate times call for desperate measures,’ kaya baka dapat na kanselahin muna ang mga byahe ng cruise ship na galing sa China (so there may be a need to cancel the travel of cruise ships from China for the meantime),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We've heard several times yung kinukulong sa kuwarto, kinukulong sa bahay... These are basic rights na dapat ine-enjoy ng ating mga kababayan... Hindi na bago ang mga kuwentong ganito. Ang nababago lang yung mga pangalan ng OFWs dito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It doesn't stop us from legislating. So, that's also an option" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We're glad that the technical working group studying the viability of motorcycle taxis as public transport has come to its senses," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It's important to have a disaster czar. For example, if you talk about relief goods, there are some areas na ang dami ng relief goods, bumabaha ng relief goods, may iba kaunti (that have plenty of relief goods, where relief goosd reach, while others have little)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I would support any move in Congress to approve a supplemental budget for our kababayans in Batangas, Cavite, and those affected by the Taal volcano eruption," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We hope that all communication channels of the embassy there are readily available for Filipinos so that they could immediately get consular assistance should any problems arise as they heed the call of our government to leave Iraq in the meantime. We expect that no Filipino gets left behind in the mandatory evacuation ordered by our government,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We call for justice into her senseless death,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : "We feel that this urgent measure will be a fitting New Year’s gift to our hardworking OFWs who risk their lives and limbs just to give their families in the Philippines better lives," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We intend to include the information from the police on the rising incidences of Chinese kidnappings at the labor committee hearing we will hold in January,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This decision restores faith in the justice system," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, December 20, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We hope that our authorities continue to account for the other accused who have yet to be arrested and tried,” External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : “This is to give them proper care while their parents go to work. This will ensure proper nutrition and development support,” External link

pna Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Halos tatlong taon po ang lumipas bago napapayag ng ating pamahalaan na magbayad ng tamang buwis ang mga POGO. Hindi na po natin mababalik ang nawalang pagkakataon para kumulekta ng buwis (Three years have passed before our government was able to convince POGOs to pay taxes. We could no longer turn back time to collect these taxes)," External link

pna Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This representation believes that Values Education is more comprehensive and more foundational than mere teaching of GMRC,” External link

pna Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “What worries me is if we can’t even tax them properly, how can we assure the public that these POGO are not being used for illegal activities like money laundering?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 25, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is up to the employer to set performance indicators to determine if the applicant is the right fit for the job. It is likewise the responsibility of the employers to check the progress of their employees to make sure they meet their companies’ standards,” External link

pna Monday, October 21, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Patunay ang buhay ng Tatay Nene na wala nang mas hihigit sa karangalang maglingkod sa bayan. Inspirasyon siya sa aming mambabatas at magiging gabay ang kanyang mga aral sa aming mga gawain sa Senado (The life of Tatay Nene is proof that there is no greater honor than serving the country. He is an inspiration to us, lawmakers, and his teachings would serve as a guide in our work at the Senate)," External link

pna Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tita Bing, Sen. Koko and Comm. Gwen, and their families who are grieving the loss of this great statesman. We pray that the good Lord comfort the family he left behind," External link

pna Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “While it may not be the magic pill that will resolve the traffic situation, we believe that the impact of the law will help reduce the need of workers to travel to their places of work, thereby easing the demand in public transport in the short term,” External link

pna Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Marami na pong trabaho ang ating mga pulis sa pagsugpo ng kriminalidad. Sa kasamaang palad, dagdag pa sa kanilang trabaho ang pagtugis sa mga banyagang dumadayo sa atin para magdala ng kanilang ilegal na gawain tulad ng prostitusyon at panlilinlang sa kapwa," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "One question that lingers on our minds is how did the perpetrators manage to enter the country?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, we see very little, if at all, changes in the policies and practices of our Bureau of Immigration, in regulating the entry of illegal aliens in our country, especially those who have questionable backgrounds, and those who, in the guise of entering as a tourist, intend to work in the Philippines,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We want to create more options for our employees to fulfill their duties while minimizing the need to go out of their homes and travel to their places of work," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We want to create more options for our employees to fulfill their duties while minimizing the need to go out of their homes and travel to their places of work," "Given our worsening traffic situation which is compounded by the partial shutdown of the LRT 2, it's really high time for employers to consider the benefits of telecommuting," External link

pna Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It was a huge decline for customers when the pier was closed. When the pier reopened it was like night and day, it was double,” External link

barrie Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We support the confirmation of Honasan as DICT secretary because we believe that he can act as the ‘Big Brother’ who can ensure the use of ICT as a tool for national development, and not as a tool to further cause human misery in our beloved nation,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “He is ineffective and is slowly becoming the epitome of the government’s failure to address corruption,” “His stints in Customs and now in BuCor were associated with drug smuggling and corruption. He should permanently be dumped and not recycled” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I think we have given him more than enough time and opportunity to prove himself. He failed verily,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “He should have the guts to resign, huwag na nating pahirapan ang Presidente (we must not torment further our President),” External link

pna Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “In today’s Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the scuttled release of convicted rapist Antonio Sanchez, we all saw how the inquiry uncovered the incompetence of the Bureau of Corrections, particularly its director, Undersecretary Nicanor Faeldon,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 2, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “You cannot give special treatment for a particular law at the expense of another sector,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 16, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Sa wakas, natapos na rin po natin ang laban ng ating mga manggagawa sa services sector na matagal nang hinihiling ang buong pagbabahagi ng service charge sa mga nagbibigay ng serbisyo sa mga restaurant, hotel, at mga katulad na establisyimento,” External link

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

Joel Villanueva told : “A number of my colleagues are not comfortable with going through that process of overriding so we won’t be pushing that option,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Masama ang loob ko sa buong admin, hindi ko naman itinatago yun, siguro naman kahit sino sa atin ang lumagay sa posisyon ko maiintindihan kung ano ang nararamdaman natin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Pursuant to the Constitution, serving the greatest interest and general welfare of our people is our priority and we will continue to fight for the protection of the laborers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 2, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “In the name of fairness and order in our business and labor sectors, and most of all, for the sake of our Filipino laborers who have been constantly living in fear of finding not just a new job but new means to support their families once their [supposedly illegal] contract ends, the passage of this bill is earnestly sought,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 2, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, profit wins again with the veto of the SOT bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, profit wins again with the veto of the SOT bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, profit wins again with the veto of the SOT bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 26, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “With the way developments in the industry are unfolding, we fear that we are becoming the sin city of China with very little benefit to Filipinos and our economy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 12, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We are already set back at least PHP60 billion in foregone revenue," External link

pna Friday, July 12, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Tuwing pumapalaot sila, tinataya nila ang kanilang kaligtasan upang magkaroon ng disentente hanapbuhay. Huwag po sana natin maliitin ang kanilang masalimuot na karanasan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : “Has there been any initiative from both countries to convene as a joint committee and tackle issues on the implementation of the agreement?” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is disheartening to learn that another grave harm has befallen on a Filipino household service worker, who like any other OFW had sought work overseas to give their loved ones a better fighting chance on a bright future,” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “The safety and integrity of all Filipino workers in Kuwait and around the world should always be paramount. Anything short of this is simply unacceptable,” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We also ask the Kuwait authorities to pursue and prosecute the suspect so that justice may prevail. Rape is a crime of great magnitude which deserves no less than the most severe punishment,” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This is a huge insult to us on the day we celebrate our independence. Let us be reminded of the sacrifices our heroes did so that we can continue to have the freedom we are enjoying now," "It is now our responsibility to do the same: assert our rights over the West Philippine Sea and our freedom to navigate and exploit the resources within our exclusive economic zone" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Together, let us unite against these ills and build a nation worthy of the sacrifices of our fallen heroes,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "We are talking about it (Senate ways and means committee) and no one seems to be interested perhaps because of the several packages on the line. It's not popular also for a reelectionist," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It's just a welcome dinner for newbies, newly elected senators. We also wanted to have this light fellowship with the incoming senators," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I would say aggressive... when they started talking about it in the media" "In our time, I could hardly remember anyone talking about someone interested [in a committee]. As a neophyte, I think it's but natural to observe, look around, see what you can do," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “SP (Senate President) talked about the Senate, its tradition and culture and the importance of independence. Also respect,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “SP (Senate President) talked about the Senate, its tradition and culture and the importance of independence. Also respect,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We need stakeholders such as industry, government, the academe, and labor to work hand in hand so that we continue to eradicate the decades-old problem of mismatch among available jobs and the job market,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “After more than 40 years, ngayon ‘ yung service charge ay 100 percent na mapupunta sa ating workers (finally the charge would 100 percent be given to our workers). We were able to thresh out the difference between the version of the House and the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “One hundred percent ibibigay ito sa ating mga manggagawa. Sa ating rank-and-file and supervisory levels,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "After more than 40 years, ngayon 'yung service charge ay 100 percent na mapupunta sa ating workers (finally the charge would 100 percent be given to our workers). We were able to thresh out the difference between the version of the House and the Senate," External link

pna Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We longed for this day to come, especially our workers who have suffered because of the evils of endo, a practice which corrupts the dignity of labor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We longed for this day to come, especially our workers who have suffered because of the evils of endo, a practice which corrupts the dignity of labor,” “We want to give all workers peace of mind when it comes to their employment status, that no worker can be dismissed without just or authorized cause, and due process,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The next phase of our struggle for the security of tenure bill is in the bicam. We are determined to pursue this, especially that this measure has been certified urgent by the President,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We are grateful to our colleagues for seeing the value of this law, especially that factors such as traffic affect the quality of their lives,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This bill seeks to institutionalize the adoption of alternative working arrangements, such as compressed workweek,” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 20, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “All establishments whether MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises) or large corporations, must comply with our laws on nationality, such as the Retail Trade Law and the MSME Law,” External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We are glad to host another event that offers a lot of job opportunities for our kababayans. Our Tulong Trabaho at Kabuhayan project is a testament to our continuing advocacy to provide local and overseas jobs and skills training to our Filipino workers,” External link

pna Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We are a family of Filipinos and our stability depends on our country as a workforce of our workers. As long as there are Filipinos with jobs and livelihood, here or abroad, our economy continues to surge and our entire town," External link

pna Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We acknowledge the fears of our OFWs and the uncertainty of their employment, given our government’s appeal to leave Libya and repatriate to safety,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We acknowledge the fears of our OFWs and the uncertainty of their employment, given our government’s appeal to leave Libya and repatriate to safety,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “Examining this issue in our current social and economic context is also necessary,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We should not immediately close our doors on the possibility of having a second wage increase in less than a year," "Government must look into the supervening conditions to justify whether there is a need for another increase. Examining this issue in our current social and economic context is also necessary," External link

pna Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Like in the case of Bataan that is one of the top in the entire country, top in Central Luzon na walang insidente na nangyari sa (that there is no incident in the workplace). Ito’y malaking success sa pagpasa ng batas tungkol sa (this is a big success on the passage of the law regarding occupational safety,” External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : “They have the right not to work and report this to the Department of Labor and Employment. There must be coordination on the relationship of the employees and employers. If the employees do not feel they are safe, they can always call DOLE. The safety and health of the workers is paramount,” External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It is not powerless. It must wield its regulatory function to keep concessionaires in line with service commitments," External link

pna Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "In a democracy such as ours, elections are the highest form of political exercise. For too long a time, Filipinos working overseas and public servants on election duty could not exercise their right to suffrage, so we worked with members of Congress to pass the law on absentee voting," External link

pna Monday, April 15, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Malacañang should never use our patrimonial assets as collateral,” “We are essentially putting the future generation in a bind when we are entering into long-term agreements,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Malacañang should never use our patrimonial assets as collateral,” “We are essentially putting the future generation in a bind when we are entering into long-term agreements,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Congratulations to our antinarcotics agents from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for its successful operation last night at Ayala Alabang. The operation prevented PHP1.1 billion worth of shabu from hitting the streets here and abroad where agents believe it will be shipped out," "We hope that the PDEA keeps pressing on with their campaign to get rid of drugs in the country," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Most likely the foreigners that were arrested during PDEA's buy-bust operation don't have the appropriate permits to stay or work here. I believe the jobs of antinarcotics agents would be made easier if foreigners visiting the country are properly screened at the point of entry," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : "We hope that this would reduce the number of illegal foreign workers here if these new policies are implemented," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We thank the President and our colleagues in Congress for supporting our advocacy of providing better access to tech-voc training. We believe in the quality of work that Filipinos do, regardless of the industry they are in. We will continue to create opportunities for them to train and excel," External link

pna Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “This is a matter of enforcing our own rules and regulations, not just for the protection of jobs for Filipinos but also the protection of the rights of the workers regardless of nationality,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "So, hindi po totoong walang natira, napakarami pong natitira," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Bottomline: may number po tayo, may sapat na skilled workers sa Pilipinas. Kaya ang tanong, bakit ipinamimigay sa mga dayuhan ang mga trabaho?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "That’s why in the GAA [General Appropriations Act] that the president will sign, we put in place a provision in the budget that would ban the BI from issuing Special Working Permits because they don’t have the capacity as an agency to vet, whether or not they should give the jobs to foreigners because Filipinos can’t do the job," External link

pna Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We hail the recent passage into law of the Rice Tariffication bill that will ease import restrictions and lead to a decrease in the price of rice, the Filipino family’s staple food,” External link

inquirer Friday, February 15, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Your records show you are issuing few alien employment permits [AEPs] but there's a flood [of Chinese workers] and from their numbers, it's clear there are illegal workers," External link

AsiaOne Friday, February 15, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “Your records show you are issuing few alien employment permits [AEPs] but there’s a flood [of Chinese workers] and from their numbers, it’s clear there are illegal workers,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “Your records show you are issuing few alien employment permits [AEPs] but there’s a flood [of Chinese workers] and from their numbers, it’s clear there are illegal workers,” External link

scmp Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT



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Leonor Briones told ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “We have investigated that Senator Joel (Villanueva) when I learned about it. It’s not DepEd, it’s a material produced by a review center for teachers for particular students,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Leonor Briones told ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “We have investigated that Senator Joel (Villanueva) when I learned about it. It’s not DepEd, it’s a material produced by a review center for teachers for particular students,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sonny Angara added ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “Ultimately, that is what this bill aims to achieve--a more resilient Philippines. We congratulate Senate President Sotto as the principal author, and Senator Joel Villanueva for ushering the passage of this bill as its sponsor,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Francis Tolentino said ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “Senator [Joel] Villanueva’s bill apparently would necessitate an accurate database on the number of informal workers, but your very own Bureau of Workers and Special Concerns said in a news report that the Philippines may only be the ASEAN country left without any formal statistical indicator for informal sector workers,” “We should check our figures because it might be inaccurate or far from reality that is why we came up with a wrong evaluation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Silvestre Bello said ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “We are grateful to Senators Villanueva and Go for their unwavering support in helping our workers tide over during this health crisis,” External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

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Joel Villanueva said : “One out of three seafarers in the world ay Pilipino, kaya pag tinanggal mo ang mga Filipino seafarers sa buong mundo, siguradong pilay ang buong seafaring industry. Ganun kahalaga ang ating mga kababayang seafarers kaya kayo ay prayoridad (is a Filipino that is why if you take away the Filipino seafarers worldwide, the global maritime industry will be crippled. That’s how important our seafarers are and that is why you are a priority),” External link

pna Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “If securing vaccines requires prepayment, then the government should adopt a multi-year budgeting approach, and not rely on annualized financing,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "multiyear budgeting approach and not rely on annualized financing," "What is important is that we have a big picture of our amortization schedule, so to speak. Hindi po pwede 'yung pa-tingi-tingi. Hindi rin po nakaasa sa kalendaryo na sa isang fiscal year ito lang ang pondo (We cannot operate by installment)," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : "Nais po nating malaman kung naubos na po ba 'yung P10 billion para sa bakuna sa ilalim ng Bayanihan 2 at kung nagamit na po ba ang ating inutang na P58.4 billion mula sa mga multilateral lenders para sa pagbili ng bakuna (We would like to know if the P10 billion for the vaccine under the Bayanihan 2 has been consumed as well as the P58.4 billion that we loaned for the purchase of the vaccine)," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : “May malaking pag-asa ang bayang Pilipinas kung tayo’y magkakaisa at itataguyod natin ang pamumunong nakabatay sa integridad at moralidad, kakayahan at karanasan, wasto at may prinsipyong pamumuno sa ating Inang Bayan,” External link

rappler Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Cant speak for my Dad, but obviously we are not interested to embark on a journey to the presidency especially after the tragedy that the family has gone through the past year," External link

rappler Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We need to disaggregate the numbers and monitor effectively to give us a clearer picture as to where we are in our vaccination drive,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Vaccine agnosticism will not work without vaccine advocacy. We have to educate before we inoculate. Sadly, much still needs to be done in this area. There is only one vaccine against fake news and that is truth told in a convincing manner,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The repair of PGH is very important because thousands of our people are depending on their (medical) care and treatment. But it is not only the PGH and its patients who suffer but the public too," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “And if we add company-run workplace vaccinations to the equation, we are opening five new tracks on which vaccine deliveries can speed through,” “We need all hands on deck. The more sites, the better” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 14, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I support it because we have to diversify our [assistance] program," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “Even before coronavirus struck, the pay and allowances of government health workers were already ripe for an adjustment. The pandemic made this upgrade more urgent. Hazardous work must be properly compensated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva stated : “In fact, the national budget provides for subsidies in the hundreds of billions. Itong pong 4Ps, pension for seniors, maging ang libreng tuition sa kolehiyo at high school vouchers are in the nature of grants, aid and donation, which are not only allowed but encouraged,” “So if the government helps those who are not working, then why can’t it not extend the same to our working heroes?” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Given today’s circumstances, I think that should be a major plank of the traditional May 1 announcement by Malacanang,” External link

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

Joel Villanueva noted : “Our situation today places an enormous risk on our healthcare workers. How can it not be when if you’re in a hospital comforting a COVID-19 patient, the air around can make you ill or cause your death?” External link

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

Joel Villanueva added : “If they cannot go to the vaccines, let the vaccines come to them,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 23, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "has been frustrating to say the least," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Presidente na ang nagsabi to leave the community pantries alone and yet mayroon pa siyang ganitong lousy statement," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Importante po na responsible ang NTF-ELCAC with the budget of P19 billion," "Trabaho at responsibilidad po natin na siguraduhin na nagagastos ng tama ang pera ng taong bayan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Oh my! We should move to defund NTF-ELCAC in the next budget. Sayang lang pera ng taong bayan (The people’s money is going to waste),” External link

rappler Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Give our people imported pork, and we feed them for a day or even a month. But if we help our pig farmers back on their feet, they can feed us for a lifetime,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I think it is ‘Love thy neighbor’ in practice, and the classic bayanihan in action. It is an indicator of our people’s selflessness, and, sadly, an indictment of their government’s many weaknesses in giving help,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, April 19, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Press freedom and timely access to truthful information are a must in times of pandemic. Media should be included in the A4 list,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Under the bilateral labor agreements, there would be sufficient protection for our countrymen against human trafficking syndicates that prey on the situation of our workers,” “In our labor committee hearings, it has been well-established that the rise of third-country recruitment poses a huge threat to our ongoing efforts against illegal recruitment and human trafficking. The crafting of bilateral agreements to strengthen coordination would be one step to solve this,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Many are already in line. We will only allow the landing of five Airbus 350s at NAIA everyday,” “It’s like they want our countrymen to go through a funnel,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “OWWA, did you recommend this particular advisory to cap at 1,500? Because if you’re recommending that we don’t allow our countrymen to go home, it doesn’t seem right. It’s like we are admitting that our quarantine testing, and contact tracing programs aren’t working. Is that an admission?” External link

rappler Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The pandemic is a health crisis. In order to revitalize the economy, we need to strengthen the public health system,” “We need a better system that’s not just reactive. At the moment we are only taking action when the virus has already spread … Unfortunately, if you look at everything, we’re back to square one” External link

inquirer Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “There’s a need to accelerate vaccine rollout because our economic recovery and the return of jobs lost to the pandemic depend on it,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 12, 2021 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It cannot be overemphasized that our essential workers---our economic frontliners---be next in the vaccination line after medical frontliners,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “A worker can be late for work and be penalized with salary deduction. But a government guilty of vaccine tardiness faces no such reprimand even if it causes the nation P2.8 billion in economic losses daily,” External link

manilatimes Friday, March 5, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The challenge for our government right now is to increase the level of confidence of our people on the vaccines. There has to be a concerted effort to bring up the degree of trust on vaccines because the restoration of jobs lost in the pandemic, and to a larger extent, our economic recovery, depend on the success of the vaccination program,” External link

manilatimes Friday, March 5, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "A worker who is not yet immune from [the] virus shouldn't lose his immunity from being fired arbitrarily," "If it is [a] brand even doctors are rejecting, you can understand where the hesitancy is coming from" External link

rappler Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “For that is how we can meaningfully mark the first year of the lockdown on March 15, by demonstrating our will to end Covid’s reign of terror, one injection at a time,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 1, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "OFW deployment is not a barter trade. We simply do not swap people for products," External link

rappler Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I do not question their (DOLE's) motives but their means. They were thrown in that situation because some people dropped the ball," External link

rappler Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “At present, 12 percent of the national income is the monetized sweat of the overseas Filipinos. Their generous remittances buoy our economy up, keeping it afloat in times of economic headwinds,” External link

pna Monday, February 15, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “For as long as it is safe, limited, and complies with health protocols, I see no problem in the joint decision of CHEd and DoH to slowly resume classroom learning,” “Some skills should be learned hands on and in person. There are limits to distance learning. The practical application of theories will have to be done in a laboratory or workshop setting,” External link

manilatimes Friday, February 12, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Now let us take advantage of the pause ordered by President to perfect their implementation, to remove whatever unnecessary burden they impose on the people, while ensuring that the objectives of road and child safety will still be met,” External link

pna Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “help our economy bounce back from the raging effects of the pandemic,” External link

manilatimes Monday, February 8, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This will help address the jobs-skills mismatch in the country and improve employability of our graduates,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “The pandemic has exposed the weakness of our policies on OFWs, particularly our reintegration program to help them transition back to the local labor force,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “A vaccine is the powerful shot-in-the-arm that will inject consumer confidence into the economy and jolt it back to life,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “I am with you. This is unacceptable. We worked hard to pass the law. But unfortunately, they are not implementing the law,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “I think this is something that we should be looking into. I believe we need this guarantee of comfort, secretary, to encourage our people to get jabs,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, January 22, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Kung libre ang bakuna, libre din dapat ang pagpapagamot ng anumang adverse side effect nito. Saklaw rin dapat ng universal health insurance ang pagpapabakuna, para wala na talagang dahilan hindi magpabakuna,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 22, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "They are responsible for keeping essential businesses continue operating, even while people are on lockdown and most are working from home," External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "They are responsible for keeping essential businesses continue operating, even while people are on lockdown and most are working from home," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We all know that ABS-CBN deserves the renewal of its franchise given the service it has rendered to the Filipino people,” External link

inquirer Monday, January 4, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “We cannot let our workers such as doctors, lawyers, journalists, advocates, and even ordinary citizens live in fear and insecurity, and suffer senseless deaths,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I still believe in the capability of Filipinos...There are also global calls for just distribution of the vaccine. We have to support this movement,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We should act quickly and temporarily ban travelers from Europe. This is to ensure the new strain doesn’t spread here,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is time that we, as representatives of the people, look into how our regulators and concessionaires are working to ease the problems in our toll roads,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : “Then, we want to punish them (motorists), we want to impose discipline. And what about these regulators? What about this NLEX management?” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “As chair of the committee, our position remains the same. Our goal is to address the plight of our modern- day heroes to provide them with more and better services,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Team ) : “We are ‘TEAM Pilipinas’ and just like what our sports legends showed in the past, we will win in this fight [against the pandemic],” External link

bworldcom Monday, December 7, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Makasaysayan ang araw na ito dahil ito ang unang kaarawan ng aking kapatid na si Mayor Joni na wala na siya. Isa lamang ito sa napakaraming pangarap ni Mayor, ang iba ay natupad na tulad ng pagkakaroon ng sariling ospital at molecular laboratory at ang iba ay ibinilin na sa amin (This day is historic because this the first birthday of my sister, Mayor Joni, that she is no longer around. This is one of the many dreams of the mayor. The others have already been fulfilled like having your own hospital and molecular laboratory and others which she requested us to fulfil),” External link

pna Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “In general, the dam operators decide the conduct of gate opening, discharge warning while PAGASA provides the flood warning within the target areas of the reservoir,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva answered : “According to PAG-ASA, it’s wrong” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Secretary Lapeña on the other hand tested negative when he went to Senate. He was with me almost the whole time, but we were both wearing face mask and face shield,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Secretary Lapeña on the other hand tested negative when he went to Senate. He was with me almost the whole time, but we were both wearing face mask and face shield,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I hope that we can do more for sports not only because we can win medals in the SEA Games or the Olympics, but because sports is such a unifying force. It gives so much hope to our countrymen and our people, especially for the young people of our nation,” External link

pna Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “In general, the dam operators decide the conduct of gate opening, discharge warning while PAGASA provides the flood warning within the target areas of the reservoir,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva explained : “In general, the dam operators decide the conduct of gate opening, discharge warning while PAGASA provides the flood warning within the target areas of the reservoir,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva answered : “According to PAG-ASA, it’s wrong” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Only 66 percent of the total amount of budget that they asked for [was] approved by DBM. Last year... some P283 million of their budget, of R&D (research and development) alone, even the entire big pie that was taken from DOST ang ginive up nila therefore affected and kanilang R&D (they had to give up, therefore their R&D was affected),” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We are getting mixed signals. I hope we can get a clearer position from economic managers," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 16, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva pointed out : “as representatives of our country to a foreign land, one is expected to protect the well-being of our people starting with the ones at their own backyards,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “For the DOLE, that’s P13 billion,” “I hope we can do something as an institution and the main reason why we passed this measure is to ensure that we will be there for our kababayans in this emergency situation and until now, the funds are yet to be released” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We’re excited about this and we are looking at bridging the gap of the doctors that we need in the country," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : “I am appealing to our government to help our distressed employers to be able to comply with the 13th month pay law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The bill imposes sanctions on doctors who will refuse to comply with the mandatory return service, including the payment equivalent to twice the full cost of the scholarship expenses," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We'll be able to produce at least a million jobs. We're not even talking about indirect jobs," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, October 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Parang 'di napondohan nang husto iyong malaking program for employment recovery plan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : "There are a lot of social media posts going around with regard to modules... How does DepEd ensure quality of modules?" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Walang gagastusin ang government dito. We'll be able to produce at least a million jobs. We're not even talking about indirect jobs," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The supply of healthcare workers is not the problem of our government, rather its ability to put value on their work. There is no doubt that our healthcare workers will choose to stay and serve in our health centers and hospitals if they can be assured of job security and sufficient salaries and benefits,” “We appeal to the government to lift the deployment ban for the sake of our healthcare workers who are in distress,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This bill will be a legacy of this Senate, and I’m sure that the generations of Filipinos that will come after us will be thankful for the passage of this measure which also is a proof that amid the pandemic, the priority of the People’s Senate is our people’s health," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, September 14, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is clear that the current policy allows healthcare workers with contracts perfected as of March 8. The date when the visa was issued is not part of the discussion,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I don’t think this pandemic will end in the next three months, that’s why the terms should be longer,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : "This legislation mandates the integration of Labor Education topics into selected core General Education (GE) subjects in the Higher Education Curriculum. It also decrees integrating Labor Education into the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Curriculum through appropriate modules of instructions and other relevant materials crucial to empowering future Filipino workers, employers, and entrepreneurs," External link

manilametro Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This call for a revolutionary government is dangerous and amounts to inciting to sedition under the Revised Penal Code,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "PhilHealth has all the power and authority to make it easier for hospitals and other medical facilities to expedite their regular process for claims. Private hospitals are already overburdened with the nonpayment of their claims, and if they are forced to close, our health care system might collapse," External link

thestandard-ph Friday, August 14, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “PhilHealth has all the power and authority to make it easier for hospitals and other medical facilities to expedite their regular process for claims. Private hospitals are already overburdened with the nonpayment of their claims, and if they are forced to close, our healthcare system might collapse,” External link

pna Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Kung mayroon legal cases itong B. Braun, imaginine ninyo yung IRM limit nila milyon-milyon... nire-release 100 percent," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Mukha pong may tinatago sa hindi nila pagbigay ng maayos at klarong sagot sa mga tanong tungkol sa detalye ng P750 million na ICT budget na pinapa-aprubahan sa Board, at ang implementasyon ng kanilang reimbursement mechanism," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I want to know how the loans from international financial institutions have been utilized or are being utilized. If we have not utilized, what is the plan in utilizing this?" External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The concrete plan was not clearly stated earlier," "It would have been a relief for them if the government stated its plan to generate jobs for them and ensure that they and their families will have something to eat in the days to come," External link

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

Joel Villanueva added : “We cannot ignore the stench of corruption especially during the pandemic. If the allegations are true, this is an unconscionable betrayal of the public trust. I support any move to investigate Philhealth” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 24, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We urge the DOH to disaggregate the infographic on occupancy rate of health facilities... This info is misleading [because it] makes us think that majority of our hospitals are actually in the safe zone," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The absence of a clear grievance mechanism in Labor Advisory No. 17 has exacerbated the affected workers’ feeling of helplessness, especially in a time of massive economic and health crisis,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Some workers have pointed out that the non-imposition of the notice requirement increases the possibility of abuse, especially since the Department has very little, if at all, visibility on the number and extent of wage reductions being implemented by the employers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We are very happy that now we have our own molecular laboratory here and grateful that it was named after my sister. This will cater not only to Bocaueños but also the entire province,” External link

pna Friday, July 17, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We appreciate the United States’ statement denouncing China’s claims to the offshore resources across most of the South China Sea and its campaign of bullying to control them as completely unlawful,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "May mga naka-military uniform, police uniform, papasok doon [sa community] nakaarmas. Of course it will add to the anxiety dito sa alarming situation na nararamdaman natin sa pandemic," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Honestly, ngayon ko lang narinig 'yun," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "dismantle policy constraints that hamper competition," "If we don’t address institutional and legal constraints, we will just replace one oligarch with another," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "To deny the franchise of a company which has no clear violations of our laws send a signal that politicians can stop a business operation on a whim," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The rising number of cases, especially in the past three days should already be a red flag. We should make the necessary adjustments immediately because we cannot afford another lockdown,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Business confidence is tied with trust in the health sector management. Industries and productive economic sectors won’t risk resuming operations if there is a strong possibility of another lockdown, which would be disastrous for our economy, and consequently for our workers as well,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "The BIR should collect the unpaid taxes and investigate this 'unnamed' collector," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Philippine Amusement ) : "POGOs won't be a big loss to the Philippine economy. We should attract companies that invest in the Filipino people. Good riddance," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, June 29, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "We warned before about the property bubble," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 29, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We reopened the economy drastically, even for the non-essential sectors like POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations). We did not prohibit malls from extending their operating hours. We terminated social assistance, sent people back to work even without sufficient modes of public transportation,” “There was no clear guidance on surveillance and epidemiological monitoring,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “I really believe that we should focus on training to help our workers cope with disequilibria brought by this pandemic. That’s why we need to maintain expenditure levels on education and training. Re-aligning funds for training will hurt long-term economic recovery,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The path to economic recovery has two stumbling blocks at the moment. One, the continuing increase of COVID-19 cases and the lack of a clear set of policies,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Not all students have access to the internet and even to laptops and related equipment that's why it would be morally wrong to mandate everyone to shift to online learning," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Just as how we should invest heavily on our workers as we prepare our labor force into the new normal, our government should likewise do the same for our education sector," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Hanggang ngayon, 2 POGOs pa lang ang nagbabayad ng franchise tax. Until now, wala pa ring nagbabayad ng bago... It means, dapat hindi sila nag-resume," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Hangga't hindi tayo nagmamatigas, hangga't hindi nagmamatigas ang gobyerno na dapat sila magbayad ng buwis, hindi sila magbabayad ng buwis," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "That's what we're shooting for - a labor audit. We want to find out how many workers are affected, and how many will be affected [by the crisis]," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "pursued his vision for a better Philippines through public service, a challenge that remains in the hearts and minds of its members," External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : "The COVID-19 pandemic lends urgency into this piece of legislation," "I sincerely believe that we must allow some flexibility in our laws. But, we have no choice but to let hard science and not public opinion surveys or guesses call the shots," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "She advanced legislative landmarks that increased the momentum of reforms... in the Philippine education system," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, May 18, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “As we have seen in the experience of other countries, premature lifting of stay-at-home orders almost always resulted to more infections and overwhelmed health care systems. We’re not sure if we are even done with the first wave,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "To issue this [order] in times of COVID-19, when people need jobs to survive the pandemic is just heartless considering congressional hearings have shown that the station has not violated any law to justify none extension of franchise," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "To issue this [order] in times of COVID-19, when people need jobs to survive the pandemic is just heartless considering congressional hearings have shown that the station has not violated any law to justify none extension of franchise," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “How will they strictly enforce that when they cannot even stop the ones operating illegally under quarantine? There are 120 POGOs illegally operating according to Pagcor itself,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, May 1, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Kung nakolekta lamang iyon, may karagdagang pondo sana ang ating mga emergency employment programs o kaya nadagdagan natin ang pondo para sa ating mga frontliner," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We're supposed to close sana our hearings and come up with a committee report, but some of our colleagues want another one [hearing], last one before we report it out to plenary," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Makasaysayan po ang Araw ng Paggawa sa panahon ng COVID-19 pandemic dahil hindi po biro ang ating laban na kinakaharap," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We have to adjust to this new normal. So what needs to be adjusted is the way we study not the quality of learning," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 24, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It is not only a high risk sector it has a huge potential of spreading the disease because there are several workers working in an enclosed area and are residing in high-rise condominiums," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : ”s really important time for people to think about a new way of living. Senators on Tuesday backed a modified ECQ after the quarantine period ends on April 30. Senator Joel Villanueva said there are several things the government should consider in deciding on whether to lift or to extend the quarantine. Based on the data presented by the UP COVID Response Team, he said there are areas in Luzon where quarantine can be lifted because they are far from having an outbreak. In areas like Metro Manila, Cebu, Bulacan and Davao City, Villanueva cited the need to look at economic considerations in exempting some sectors from the quarantine but with the caveat that they will practice the social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing protocols and regular random testing in these sectors. READ: Manila mayor orders total lockdown of Sampaloc district He noted that the UP School of Economics refers to this sector as the super spreaders. “They have high impact on the economy but also have high impact in spreading the disease,” “We can let them operate but on the condition that they will comply with very strict protocols,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : ”s really important time for people to think about a new way of living. Senators on Tuesday backed a modified ECQ after the quarantine period ends on April 30. Senator Joel Villanueva said there are several things the government should consider in deciding on whether to lift or to extend the quarantine. Based on the data presented by the UP COVID Response Team, he said there are areas in Luzon where quarantine can be lifted because they are far from having an outbreak. In areas like Metro Manila, Cebu, Bulacan and Davao City, Villanueva cited the need to look at economic considerations in exempting some sectors from the quarantine but with the caveat that they will practice the social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing protocols and regular random testing in these sectors. READ: Manila mayor orders total lockdown of Sampaloc district He noted that the UP School of Economics refers to this sector as the super spreaders. “They have high impact on the economy but also have high impact in spreading the disease,” “We can let them operate but on the condition that they will comply with very strict protocols,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We should lift the [lockdown] in these areas with the caveat that social distancing, proper wearing of masks and hand-washing are strictly practiced,” “I would also recommend that we balance economic and public health interests. We can start operating some industries that are big economic contributors like construction and manufacturing,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We appeal to our people to heed the government's call on strict social distancing so that we don’t have to resort to the police and the military to enforce it,” External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Our police and military front-liners have already too many concerns to address. Let us help beat the virus by observing the quarantine,” External link

pna Friday, April 17, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : “They temporarily went home for their annual vacation,” “If our government presses forward with the sweeping ban on the exit of Filipino health care workers, even if they have live contracts, our Labor department, in coordination with the Department of Health, should be prepared to take them into our health care system,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Just as we immediately implemented emergency employment programs for our affected workers both in the formal and informal economy, we should likewise act with dispatch to provide relief to MSMEs,” “We must throw them a lifeline immediately, so they in turn can sustain their workers too. The assistance that we will provide to them should be conditional on them keeping their workers now and until the economy recovers,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The immediate roll-out of these programs should help stem the hunger that is already being felt by our people,” External link

pna Monday, March 30, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : ”People are not quite getting it yet, so we have stopped takeout, we are just closing it down,” External link

barrie Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We thank the BIR for reconsidering its business-as-usual state of affairs and extending the deadline for the filing of annual income tax returns. Just the same, we also plead with our tax authorities to grant a reprieve in the deadline for all other filings in the bureau as well, especially given the enhanced community quarantine where businesses are closed and mass public transportation is suspended,” External link

pna Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : “We credit the Labor Department for its swift response to the issue,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “With this financial assistance, we are appealing to our workers to stay in their homes,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This will complement the existing work-from-home arrangement that government offices will implement while Metro Manila is under community quarantine," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We call on DOLE to immediately implement programs to ensure displaced workers would still be able to earn a living for their families instead of totally being unemployed,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We can all do our share in protecting our workers from the disease by minimizing their risk of getting infected. The least we can do now is to avoid public places such as public transportation terminals where social distancing can be tough to practice,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Telecommuting allows organizations to maintain a level of productivity as we wait out for diseases like COVID-19 to taper off. The last thing we want to happen is that we become paralyzed with fear of the disease,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We can all do our share in protecting our workers from the disease by minimizing their risk of getting infected. The least we can do now is to avoid public places such as public transportation terminals where social distancing can be tough to practice,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Telecommuting allows organizations to maintain a level of productivity as we wait out for diseases like COVID-19 to taper off. The last thing we want to happen is that we become paralyzed with fear of the disease,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "PAGCOR, the state gaming regulator, cannot simply shift the blame to other agencies for their shortcomings, particularly tax collection," "We remind PAGCOR that it's their responsibility to ensure the entities they regulate comply with prevailing rules and regulations of our country," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Philippine Amusement ) : "We welcome foreign workers... But just last year alone, there were 6,678 illegal foreign workers. These workers are working in POGO service providers na nakakuha ng lisensya sa PAGCOR (that get their license from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation). This is disheartening," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “For the sake of the 11,071 workers in ABS-CBN, we will file a resolution to allow NTC to give ABS-CBN a provisional authority to operate pending the discussion of its franchise in the Congress,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Seatmates will file a resolution supporting the extension of its franchise until Dec. 31, 2022,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We will file a resolution to allow NTC to give ABS-CBN a provisional authority to operate pending the discussion of its franchise in the Congress,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : “The representatives of these government agencies should explain to the motorists and the general public what policy they are pursuing. Who are they protecting? Is it the public or the concessionaires?” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Ito po ay sumasalamin lamang sa hindi maayos na pamamahala at patakaran ng ating mga ahensya para masiguro na maayos na mareregulate ang industriyang ito mula pa lamang sa pagpasok ng mga foreign workers," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “All government agencies and regulators should issue related guidelines bearing in mind DoH’s protocol as the bare minimum,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added ( about Philippine Amusement ) : “They issue licenses to Pogo workers so they can work legitimately, thus it is Pagcor’s job to ensure workers comply with relevant health regulations. If there is any doubt with regard to health protocols, they can always seek guidance from the DoH,” “We remind Pogo operators that they must operate within the bounds of Philippine laws and statutes. Any regulation enforced as a result of the nCoV outbreak takes into consideration public safety and welfare. If they cannot comply with our laws, regulations, and standards, they have no place to do business in the Philippines,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The continuous arrival of tourists from China contradicts the necessary precautions we have to take given the situation. It is irresponsible to disregard the ban for profit,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We wanted to find out who’s in charge, who’s accountable,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It’s important that we protect the greater majority. Gawin din (Do it also), we strongly advise the inter-agency task force on coronavirus to implement this measure,” External link

pna Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “As they say, ‘desperate times call for desperate measures,’ kaya baka dapat na kanselahin muna ang mga byahe ng cruise ship na galing sa China (so there may be a need to cancel the travel of cruise ships from China for the meantime),” External link

pna Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We've heard several times yung kinukulong sa kuwarto, kinukulong sa bahay... These are basic rights na dapat ine-enjoy ng ating mga kababayan... Hindi na bago ang mga kuwentong ganito. Ang nababago lang yung mga pangalan ng OFWs dito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It doesn't stop us from legislating. So, that's also an option" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We're glad that the technical working group studying the viability of motorcycle taxis as public transport has come to its senses," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It's important to have a disaster czar. For example, if you talk about relief goods, there are some areas na ang dami ng relief goods, bumabaha ng relief goods, may iba kaunti (that have plenty of relief goods, where relief goosd reach, while others have little)," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I would support any move in Congress to approve a supplemental budget for our kababayans in Batangas, Cavite, and those affected by the Taal volcano eruption," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We hope that all communication channels of the embassy there are readily available for Filipinos so that they could immediately get consular assistance should any problems arise as they heed the call of our government to leave Iraq in the meantime. We expect that no Filipino gets left behind in the mandatory evacuation ordered by our government,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We call for justice into her senseless death,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : "We feel that this urgent measure will be a fitting New Year’s gift to our hardworking OFWs who risk their lives and limbs just to give their families in the Philippines better lives," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We intend to include the information from the police on the rising incidences of Chinese kidnappings at the labor committee hearing we will hold in January,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This decision restores faith in the justice system," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, December 20, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We hope that our authorities continue to account for the other accused who have yet to be arrested and tried,” External link

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

Joel Villanueva said : “This is to give them proper care while their parents go to work. This will ensure proper nutrition and development support,” External link

pna Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Halos tatlong taon po ang lumipas bago napapayag ng ating pamahalaan na magbayad ng tamang buwis ang mga POGO. Hindi na po natin mababalik ang nawalang pagkakataon para kumulekta ng buwis (Three years have passed before our government was able to convince POGOs to pay taxes. We could no longer turn back time to collect these taxes)," External link

pna Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This representation believes that Values Education is more comprehensive and more foundational than mere teaching of GMRC,” External link

pna Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “What worries me is if we can’t even tax them properly, how can we assure the public that these POGO are not being used for illegal activities like money laundering?” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 25, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is up to the employer to set performance indicators to determine if the applicant is the right fit for the job. It is likewise the responsibility of the employers to check the progress of their employees to make sure they meet their companies’ standards,” External link

pna Monday, October 21, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Patunay ang buhay ng Tatay Nene na wala nang mas hihigit sa karangalang maglingkod sa bayan. Inspirasyon siya sa aming mambabatas at magiging gabay ang kanyang mga aral sa aming mga gawain sa Senado (The life of Tatay Nene is proof that there is no greater honor than serving the country. He is an inspiration to us, lawmakers, and his teachings would serve as a guide in our work at the Senate)," External link

pna Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tita Bing, Sen. Koko and Comm. Gwen, and their families who are grieving the loss of this great statesman. We pray that the good Lord comfort the family he left behind," External link

pna Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “While it may not be the magic pill that will resolve the traffic situation, we believe that the impact of the law will help reduce the need of workers to travel to their places of work, thereby easing the demand in public transport in the short term,” External link

pna Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Marami na pong trabaho ang ating mga pulis sa pagsugpo ng kriminalidad. Sa kasamaang palad, dagdag pa sa kanilang trabaho ang pagtugis sa mga banyagang dumadayo sa atin para magdala ng kanilang ilegal na gawain tulad ng prostitusyon at panlilinlang sa kapwa," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "One question that lingers on our minds is how did the perpetrators manage to enter the country?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, we see very little, if at all, changes in the policies and practices of our Bureau of Immigration, in regulating the entry of illegal aliens in our country, especially those who have questionable backgrounds, and those who, in the guise of entering as a tourist, intend to work in the Philippines,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We want to create more options for our employees to fulfill their duties while minimizing the need to go out of their homes and travel to their places of work," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We want to create more options for our employees to fulfill their duties while minimizing the need to go out of their homes and travel to their places of work," "Given our worsening traffic situation which is compounded by the partial shutdown of the LRT 2, it's really high time for employers to consider the benefits of telecommuting," External link

pna Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It was a huge decline for customers when the pier was closed. When the pier reopened it was like night and day, it was double,” External link

barrie Sunday, September 22, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We support the confirmation of Honasan as DICT secretary because we believe that he can act as the ‘Big Brother’ who can ensure the use of ICT as a tool for national development, and not as a tool to further cause human misery in our beloved nation,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “He is ineffective and is slowly becoming the epitome of the government’s failure to address corruption,” “His stints in Customs and now in BuCor were associated with drug smuggling and corruption. He should permanently be dumped and not recycled” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “I think we have given him more than enough time and opportunity to prove himself. He failed verily,” External link

pna Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “He should have the guts to resign, huwag na nating pahirapan ang Presidente (we must not torment further our President),” External link

pna Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “In today’s Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the scuttled release of convicted rapist Antonio Sanchez, we all saw how the inquiry uncovered the incompetence of the Bureau of Corrections, particularly its director, Undersecretary Nicanor Faeldon,” External link

manilatimes Monday, September 2, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “You cannot give special treatment for a particular law at the expense of another sector,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 16, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Sa wakas, natapos na rin po natin ang laban ng ating mga manggagawa sa services sector na matagal nang hinihiling ang buong pagbabahagi ng service charge sa mga nagbibigay ng serbisyo sa mga restaurant, hotel, at mga katulad na establisyimento,” External link

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

Joel Villanueva told : “A number of my colleagues are not comfortable with going through that process of overriding so we won’t be pushing that option,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Masama ang loob ko sa buong admin, hindi ko naman itinatago yun, siguro naman kahit sino sa atin ang lumagay sa posisyon ko maiintindihan kung ano ang nararamdaman natin,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Pursuant to the Constitution, serving the greatest interest and general welfare of our people is our priority and we will continue to fight for the protection of the laborers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 2, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “In the name of fairness and order in our business and labor sectors, and most of all, for the sake of our Filipino laborers who have been constantly living in fear of finding not just a new job but new means to support their families once their [supposedly illegal] contract ends, the passage of this bill is earnestly sought,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 2, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, profit wins again with the veto of the SOT bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, profit wins again with the veto of the SOT bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, profit wins again with the veto of the SOT bill,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 26, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “With the way developments in the industry are unfolding, we fear that we are becoming the sin city of China with very little benefit to Filipinos and our economy,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, July 12, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We are already set back at least PHP60 billion in foregone revenue," External link

pna Friday, July 12, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Tuwing pumapalaot sila, tinataya nila ang kanilang kaligtasan upang magkaroon ng disentente hanapbuhay. Huwag po sana natin maliitin ang kanilang masalimuot na karanasan,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva asked : “Has there been any initiative from both countries to convene as a joint committee and tackle issues on the implementation of the agreement?” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “It is disheartening to learn that another grave harm has befallen on a Filipino household service worker, who like any other OFW had sought work overseas to give their loved ones a better fighting chance on a bright future,” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “The safety and integrity of all Filipino workers in Kuwait and around the world should always be paramount. Anything short of this is simply unacceptable,” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We also ask the Kuwait authorities to pursue and prosecute the suspect so that justice may prevail. Rape is a crime of great magnitude which deserves no less than the most severe punishment,” External link

manilametro Monday, June 17, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "This is a huge insult to us on the day we celebrate our independence. Let us be reminded of the sacrifices our heroes did so that we can continue to have the freedom we are enjoying now," "It is now our responsibility to do the same: assert our rights over the West Philippine Sea and our freedom to navigate and exploit the resources within our exclusive economic zone" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Together, let us unite against these ills and build a nation worthy of the sacrifices of our fallen heroes,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "We are talking about it (Senate ways and means committee) and no one seems to be interested perhaps because of the several packages on the line. It's not popular also for a reelectionist," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It's just a welcome dinner for newbies, newly elected senators. We also wanted to have this light fellowship with the incoming senators," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "I would say aggressive... when they started talking about it in the media" "In our time, I could hardly remember anyone talking about someone interested [in a committee]. As a neophyte, I think it's but natural to observe, look around, see what you can do," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “SP (Senate President) talked about the Senate, its tradition and culture and the importance of independence. Also respect,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “SP (Senate President) talked about the Senate, its tradition and culture and the importance of independence. Also respect,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We need stakeholders such as industry, government, the academe, and labor to work hand in hand so that we continue to eradicate the decades-old problem of mismatch among available jobs and the job market,” External link

pna Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “After more than 40 years, ngayon ‘ yung service charge ay 100 percent na mapupunta sa ating workers (finally the charge would 100 percent be given to our workers). We were able to thresh out the difference between the version of the House and the Senate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “One hundred percent ibibigay ito sa ating mga manggagawa. Sa ating rank-and-file and supervisory levels,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "After more than 40 years, ngayon 'yung service charge ay 100 percent na mapupunta sa ating workers (finally the charge would 100 percent be given to our workers). We were able to thresh out the difference between the version of the House and the Senate," External link

pna Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We longed for this day to come, especially our workers who have suffered because of the evils of endo, a practice which corrupts the dignity of labor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We longed for this day to come, especially our workers who have suffered because of the evils of endo, a practice which corrupts the dignity of labor,” “We want to give all workers peace of mind when it comes to their employment status, that no worker can be dismissed without just or authorized cause, and due process,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “The next phase of our struggle for the security of tenure bill is in the bicam. We are determined to pursue this, especially that this measure has been certified urgent by the President,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We are grateful to our colleagues for seeing the value of this law, especially that factors such as traffic affect the quality of their lives,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “This bill seeks to institutionalize the adoption of alternative working arrangements, such as compressed workweek,” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 20, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “All establishments whether MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises) or large corporations, must comply with our laws on nationality, such as the Retail Trade Law and the MSME Law,” External link

pna Monday, May 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We are glad to host another event that offers a lot of job opportunities for our kababayans. Our Tulong Trabaho at Kabuhayan project is a testament to our continuing advocacy to provide local and overseas jobs and skills training to our Filipino workers,” External link

pna Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We are a family of Filipinos and our stability depends on our country as a workforce of our workers. As long as there are Filipinos with jobs and livelihood, here or abroad, our economy continues to surge and our entire town," External link

pna Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We acknowledge the fears of our OFWs and the uncertainty of their employment, given our government’s appeal to leave Libya and repatriate to safety,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We acknowledge the fears of our OFWs and the uncertainty of their employment, given our government’s appeal to leave Libya and repatriate to safety,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : “Examining this issue in our current social and economic context is also necessary,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We should not immediately close our doors on the possibility of having a second wage increase in less than a year," "Government must look into the supervening conditions to justify whether there is a need for another increase. Examining this issue in our current social and economic context is also necessary," External link

pna Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Like in the case of Bataan that is one of the top in the entire country, top in Central Luzon na walang insidente na nangyari sa (that there is no incident in the workplace). Ito’y malaking success sa pagpasa ng batas tungkol sa (this is a big success on the passage of the law regarding occupational safety,” External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said ( about Labor ) : “They have the right not to work and report this to the Department of Labor and Employment. There must be coordination on the relationship of the employees and employers. If the employees do not feel they are safe, they can always call DOLE. The safety and health of the workers is paramount,” External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "It is not powerless. It must wield its regulatory function to keep concessionaires in line with service commitments," External link

pna Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "In a democracy such as ours, elections are the highest form of political exercise. For too long a time, Filipinos working overseas and public servants on election duty could not exercise their right to suffrage, so we worked with members of Congress to pass the law on absentee voting," External link

pna Monday, April 15, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Malacañang should never use our patrimonial assets as collateral,” “We are essentially putting the future generation in a bind when we are entering into long-term agreements,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “Malacañang should never use our patrimonial assets as collateral,” “We are essentially putting the future generation in a bind when we are entering into long-term agreements,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Congratulations to our antinarcotics agents from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for its successful operation last night at Ayala Alabang. The operation prevented PHP1.1 billion worth of shabu from hitting the streets here and abroad where agents believe it will be shipped out," "We hope that the PDEA keeps pressing on with their campaign to get rid of drugs in the country," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Most likely the foreigners that were arrested during PDEA's buy-bust operation don't have the appropriate permits to stay or work here. I believe the jobs of antinarcotics agents would be made easier if foreigners visiting the country are properly screened at the point of entry," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva added : "We hope that this would reduce the number of illegal foreign workers here if these new policies are implemented," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "We thank the President and our colleagues in Congress for supporting our advocacy of providing better access to tech-voc training. We believe in the quality of work that Filipinos do, regardless of the industry they are in. We will continue to create opportunities for them to train and excel," External link

pna Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “This is a matter of enforcing our own rules and regulations, not just for the protection of jobs for Filipinos but also the protection of the rights of the workers regardless of nationality,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "So, hindi po totoong walang natira, napakarami pong natitira," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "Bottomline: may number po tayo, may sapat na skilled workers sa Pilipinas. Kaya ang tanong, bakit ipinamimigay sa mga dayuhan ang mga trabaho?" External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : "That’s why in the GAA [General Appropriations Act] that the president will sign, we put in place a provision in the budget that would ban the BI from issuing Special Working Permits because they don’t have the capacity as an agency to vet, whether or not they should give the jobs to foreigners because Filipinos can’t do the job," External link

pna Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva said : “We hail the recent passage into law of the Rice Tariffication bill that will ease import restrictions and lead to a decrease in the price of rice, the Filipino family’s staple food,” External link

inquirer Friday, February 15, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : "Your records show you are issuing few alien employment permits [AEPs] but there's a flood [of Chinese workers] and from their numbers, it's clear there are illegal workers," External link

AsiaOne Friday, February 15, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “Your records show you are issuing few alien employment permits [AEPs] but there’s a flood [of Chinese workers] and from their numbers, it’s clear there are illegal workers,” External link

manilametro Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joel Villanueva told : “Your records show you are issuing few alien employment permits [AEPs] but there’s a flood [of Chinese workers] and from their numbers, it’s clear there are illegal workers,” External link

scmp Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
senator34.95%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
chairman1.94%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
general22.33%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
senate labor committee chairman0.97%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
labor committee chairman0.97%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
chief3.88%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
director5.83%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
former director-general0.97%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
secretary18.45%EN03/19/201519/03/2015
director general5.83%EN11/29/201329/11/2013
diputado2.91%ES11/13/200713/11/2007
congressman0.97%EN11/13/200713/11/2007
Names Lang Count
Joel VillanuevaEN100.00%
Joel VilanuevaEN0.00%


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Leonor Briones told ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “We have investigated that Senator Joel (Villanueva) when I learned about it. It’s not DepEd, it’s a material produced by a review center for teachers for particular students,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Leonor Briones told ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “We have investigated that Senator Joel (Villanueva) when I learned about it. It’s not DepEd, it’s a material produced by a review center for teachers for particular students,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sonny Angara added ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “Ultimately, that is what this bill aims to achieve--a more resilient Philippines. We congratulate Senate President Sotto as the principal author, and Senator Joel Villanueva for ushering the passage of this bill as its sponsor,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Francis Tolentino said ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “Senator [Joel] Villanueva’s bill apparently would necessitate an accurate database on the number of informal workers, but your very own Bureau of Workers and Special Concerns said in a news report that the Philippines may only be the ASEAN country left without any formal statistical indicator for informal sector workers,” “We should check our figures because it might be inaccurate or far from reality that is why we came up with a wrong evaluation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Silvestre Bello said ( about Joel Villanueva ) : “We are grateful to Senators Villanueva and Go for their unwavering support in helping our workers tide over during this health crisis,” External link

pna Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT