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SURIGAO DEL NORTE GIVES TOWN P750K LIVELIHOOD AID

At least 50 residents of the Surigao del Norte town of Bacuag benefited from the P750,000 livelihood aid facilitated by the Office of Senator Bong Go and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Caraga Region (DSWD-13). “Each of the beneficiaries received a P15,000 grant that will help them revive their livelihood to augment […]

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REMOTE WORK SETUP TO EASE TRAFFIC – GATCHALIAN

In a bid to ease worsening traffic congestion in Metro Manila, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for increased adoption of remote working arrangements anew. The program, if adopted by a significant number of employers, could form part of solutions to address the perennial problem of traffic bottlenecks in metropolitan areas. “Filipinos spend about 98 hours […]

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GATCHALIAN: LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES TO GET AID

Senator Win Gatchalian has vowed to ensure that learners with disabilities will receive funding support under the 2023 national budget. Gatchalian made this statement after the proposed budget of P532 million for Special Education (SPED) was not considered in the proposed National Expenditure Program (NEP). The seasoned legislator emphasized the need for the government to […]

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ARNIS TO BE PART OF 32ND SEA GAMES – ZUBIRI

The 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in May 2023, is set to include Arnis in its competition slate–making Cambodia the first foreign SEA Games host to do so. Prior to this, Arnis had only been competitively played in the 2005 and 2019 SEA Games, both hosted by […]

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TOLENTINO BACKS POSTPONEMENT OF SK, BRGY POLLS

Senator Francis Tolentino expressed his support for the postponement of the December 2022 barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections. The postponement is embodied in Senate Bill No. 1306 under Committee Report No. 4 of the Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation, which Senator Imee Marcos currently chairs. “The postponement would move the barangay and SK […]

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FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE LAW IRR SIGNED – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid said poor Filipinos can now finally avail of free legal assistance 12 years after his Republic Act No. 9999, or the Free Legal Assistance Act of 2010, more commonly known as Lapid Law, was signed into law. “Sa wakas, nakamit na natin ang tagumpay sa pagpapatupad ng ating batas. Halos labing dalawang […]

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5 CAVITE TEACHERS LINKED TO SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGED

Five out of seven teachers allegedly involved in the sexual harassment of learners in Bacoor, Cavite have been charged administratively, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). In a press briefing, DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa said the DepEd made the move following the initial investigation on malicious conversations allegedly initiated by teachers, supposedly showing sexually-motivated […]

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EXPAND SENIOR HIGH VOUCHER PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the expansion of the Senior High School-Voucher Program (SHS-VP) to help struggling private schools recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can expand the voucher program. Sa voucher program kasi, dadalhin ng estudyante yung voucher sa school at pwedeng maging source ng revenue ng eskwelahan. Even though private […]

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GIVE TEACHERS SALARY INCREASES NOW – GATCHALIAN

Following the celebration of National Teachers’ Month from September 5 to October 5, Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue measures that will uphold the welfare of teachers and raise their salaries. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education thanked teachers for their hard work and sacrifice to ensure learning continuity despite the threat […]

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BINAY TO DOT: MAKE PH FIBA 2023 HOSTING SUCCESSFUL

“All hands on deck.” Senator Nancy Binay wants the tourism department to work closely with the private sector to ensure there will be no hitches to the country’s co-hosting of the FIBA Basketball World Cup next year. Binay said that the Department of Tourism should take advantage of the massive opportunity that the FIBA event […]