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FUND ‘AYUDA’ WITH UNUSED PITC FUNDS – DRILON

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged the Department of Finance (DOF) to look at unexpended and unused funds that could be sitting idly in the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) to fund the much-needed social amelioration program (SAP) or ‘ayuda.’ As the government scrambles to find money for ayuda or cash grant, Drilon said it […]

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LAPID WANTS MORE TRANSPARENCY IN MEDICAL BILLS

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill which aims to enhance the ability of patients to choose the healthcare that is best for them, by allowing them to make fully informed decisions about their healthcare, and the price and quality of a good service in advance. Senate Bill 2334 also known as “Medical Bill Transparency […]

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LACSON: DIG DEEPER INTO CHINESE DRUG OPERATIONS

Why are some Chinese nationals being bolder in their involvement in drug operations in the Philippines? How long have they been operating here? Do they have connections in government? These are among the questions that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board should look into, after a series of anti-drug operations by the […]

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PH RED CROSS READY FOR NCR PLUS LOCKDOWN – GORDON

Even during a lockdown in the NCR Plus area to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will continue to operate its isolation facilities and emergency field hospitals (EFHs). PRC added that it also expects COVID-19 cases to rise in the area because of the Delta variant. Malacañang had […]

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CEBU GETS 450 FREE ‘YOLANDA’ HOUSES – NOGRALES

“It’s important during these times of inclement weather and calamities to have a home where one’s family can feel safe. This is why we continue to provide free, well-made housing units to Yolanda survivors so that their harrowing experience doesn’t happen again.” This according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles who led the turnover of additional […]

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HIDILYN DIAZ’S OLYMPIC GOLD AN INSPIRATION – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a resolution, PSR No. 800, which seeks to congratulate and commend Hidilyn Diaz for winning the Philippine’s first Olympic gold medal. Lapid cited that Diaz has brought honor and pride to the country, after winning the women’s 55-kilogram-weightlifting event of the Tokyo Olympics, with an Olympic record of 224 kilograms […]

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MORE PINOY SEAFARERS SET FOR VACCINATION – VILLAR

Recognizing the advocacies of Senator Cynthia Villar and daughter Las Pinas Representative Camille Villar in helping our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has partnered anew with them for the upcoming Moderna vaccination rollout for their seafarers. In a letter, MARINA Administrator retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad thanked the Villars for […]

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986 TACLOBAN FAMILIES GET FREE HOUSING – NOGRALES

“These aren’t just houses. They represent hope and protection from calamities for the beneficiary families.” This was the message of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, Chairman of Task Force Yolanda, during the 48th virtual turnover ceremony for completed housing units in Brgy. 98 Camansihay, Tacloban City last Friday, July 22, 2021 as part of the Duterte […]

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PRC LAUNCHES 1ST VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER RUN – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) partners with RUNRIO to launch its International Humanitarian Million Volunteer Run 6: Bike and Run edition which aims to raise funds to continue the different humanitarian initiatives of PRC’s COVID-19 operations. The first-ever virtual run and bike edition will have different categories; for the run, it will have 10km, 21km, […]

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PRC SULU GETS AWARD FOR C-130 CRASH RESCUE

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Sulu Chapter was awarded a Plaque of Appreciation by the Joint Task Force Sulu, Western Mindanao Command after the humanitarian organization’s unwavering support to generously extend its assistance to the families of the Joint Task Force Sulu troopers and civilians who were casualties in the July 4 C-130 crash in […]