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LAPID LAUDS JOHN ARCILLA FOR VENICE FILM WIN

Senator Lito Lapid has filed P.S. Res No. 903 to congratulate and commend Romeo “John” Gonzales Arcilla for winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actor in the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Filipino actor Arcilla portrayed the character of Sisoy Salas in the Filipino film “On the Job: The Missing 8” and he became the […]

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2022 BUDGET MUST KEEP UP WITH COVID-19 – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara sees the need for more flexibility in the processes involved in the annual submission of the national budget to keep up with the constantly changing demands and situation on the ground during the pandemic. As the chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara noted that many of the requirements of the various […]

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PRC VAXXES TALIM ISLAND SENIORS, PWDS — GORDON

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to boost its support for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program. PRC volunteers and staff boarded boats to Talim Island to vaccinate COVID-19 priority groups: A2 or senior citizens and A3 or persons with comorbidities. “Anuman ang mga hamon na kinakaharap natin, ang Red Cross ay laging handa […]

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KEEP EDUCATION FRONTLINERS SAFE – GATCHALIAN

As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19. For the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, […]

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GORDON PUSHES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ BENEFITS

Senator Dick Gordon called on his Senate colleagues to prioritize the measure granting the continued benefits of essential healthcare workers who risk their lives in relieving suffering and saving lives, especially during this pandemic. Gordon said his measure, logged as Senate Bill 2371, mandates the continuing grant of the special risk allowance (SRA) and other […]

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SAGIP SAKA TO STABILIZE FOOD PRICES – PANGILINAN

With August inflation rate rising to 4.9 percent, the highest since January 2019, Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated that his Sagip Saka Act will help stabilize food prices especially amid the pandemic. “Ngayong mataas ang presyo ng mga bilihin, kailangan na nating paigtingin pa ang pagpapatupad ng Sagip Saka Act para makatulong sa pagbaba ng presyo […]

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PRC GIVES CATANDUANES RESIDENTS EMERGENCY SHELTERS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to support typhoon-affected communities in Catanduanes as the leading humanitarian organization distributes corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets to 1,000 families in the towns of Gigmoto, Baras, Bato, and San Andres. The emergency shelter assistance consists of 10 CGI sheets and a set of shelter toolkits to be given to […]

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REGISTER TO VOTE IN 2022 POLLS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan made a fresh push to urge eligible individuals to register, saying the people’s vote for the right leaders will be key to winning over the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Magparehistro po tayo bilang botante, nasa Pilipinas man kayo o nasa abroad. Kung hindi kayo nakaboto nung huling dalawang eleksyon, i-reactivate ang […]

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UPHOLD WELFARE OF COVID-HIT TEACHERS – GATCHALIAN

With classes set to open amid the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the national government to uphold the welfare of teachers, especially those falling ill with COVID-19. Gatchalian’s call came after Department of Education (DepED) Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla raised concerns in a public hearing that the […]

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PH RED CROSS BAKUNA BUS GOES TO RIZAL – GORDON

As the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be at the forefront in helping the government in its COVID-19 vaccination initiative, the humanitarian organization drove one of its Bakuna Buses to Barangay Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal to vaccinate priority groups from A2 to A5. The PRC vaccinated 550 individuals from Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, as this […]