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PROTECT, PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH – BONG GO

Senator Bong Go has raised concern over the impact of the ongoing pandemic and other crises on the mental health of Filipinos and reiterated his call for stronger government interventions, particularly on the provision of psychosocial services and support. Go echoed the recent World Health Organization’s appeal for nations to invest more in mental health […]

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GOV’T REACTIVATES ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – GO

The government pushes for reintegration interventions for beneficiaries of the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa” (BP2) program once sent back to their respective home provinces. The BP2 program has been helping hundreds of family-beneficiaries through the whole-of-nation approaches by the program’s key agency implementers such as the National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Transportation, Department of […]

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POE: SUSPEND OIL EXCISE TAX, CUSHION PRICE SURGES

Senator Grace Poe is set to refile her bill seeking to temporarily halt the collection of excise tax on oil products to cushion the blow of the price surges on the Filipino people. Poe’s bill proposes to amend Section 148 of the National Internal Revenue Code to provide for the automatic suspension of the excise […]

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BONG GO EYES EXPANSION OF NAT’L ACADEMY OF SPORTS

Senator Bong Go said that he wants to expand the National Academy of Sports system if proven successful by establishing campuses in different regions across the country. “Kung maganda naman po ang magiging resulta, isa po sa isusulong ko bilang Committee Chair on Sports sa Senado ay maging regionalized po itong eskwelahang ito,” said Go […]

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FLEXI WORK SHOULDN’T AFFECT PUBLIC SERVICE – POE

Senator Grace Poe called on government agencies to lead the way in implementing truly beneficial work-from-home arrangements for civil servants amid the transport woes, but without compromising prompt and reliable delivery of services to all citizens. Poe issued the call after the Civil Service Commission issued a policy institutionalizing an adaptable setup in government as […]

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ZUBIRI BACKS CREATION OF NEGROS ISLAND REGION

The provinces of Negros Occidental and Oriental and Bacolod City, the lone highly urbanized city on the island, have secured support from the incoming Senate leadership to legislate the establishment of the Negros Island Region (NIR). Reelected Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri said he will spearhead efforts to pass the NIR bill in the upper […]

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‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ TO BRING GRASSROOTS DEV’T – GO

Senator Bong Go has urged the incoming administration to continue the government’s push for accelerated regional development through the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program, saying that it will give more Filipinos hope for a better future after the COVID-19 pandemic. “Hinihikayat po natin ang bagong administrasyon na ipagpatuloy ang pagpapatupad ng BP2 program na […]

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POE TO DICT, NTC: BOOST EFFORTS VS TEXT SCAMS

Senator Grace Poe called on the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to escalate their efforts to stop text scammers victimizing many unsuspecting mobile phone users in the country. “The unabated surge of text scams has brought further hardship and distress on our people who are already mired […]

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ZUBIRI IS BEST CHOICE FOR SENATE PRESIDENT – SOTTO

Reelected Senator Migz Zubiri will do well as his replacement in the 19th Congress, outgoing Senate President Vicente Sotto III said. Sotto said Zubiri has learned so much and all those lessons will give him “a very good pulse” to run the Senate. “I expect him to do well.” “He was the best choice as […]

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SC UPHOLDS DOH, FDA AUTHORITY OVER CIGARETTES

Senator Pia Cayetano called it a victory for the future generation as she commended the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that upheld the validity of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9711 or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Act of 2009 and recognized the continued regulatory authority of the Department of Health (DOH) […]