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GATCHALIAN TO LTFRB: FAST TRACK PANTAWID PASADA

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to speed up the efficient distribution of fuel subsidies to the targeted beneficiaries in the public transport sector. Gatchalian made the call as he is set to pursue the provision of the third tranche of the fuel subsidy program to provide economic relief […]

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POWER BLOC: SCRAP VAT, LOWER ELECTRICITY COSTS

The Power Bloc composed of solons from the PHILRECA Party List, APEC Party List, RECOBODA Party List, and Ako Padayon Pilipino Party List at the House of Representatives has long proposed legislation exempting electricity from the imposition of value-added tax (VAT). Filed last July 2019, at the start of the 18th Congress, House Bill 3248 […]

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CSC WELCOMES NOGRALES’ RENOMINATION AS CHAIRPERSON

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) welcomed the upcoming return of Atty. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles to the agency after President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. renominated him as its Chairperson-designate. “We were already off to a good start with Chair Karlo’s earlier brief stint at the Commission. Now that he’s back, I, together with Commissioner Ryan Acosta, […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR ANTI-ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE ACT

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte urged  President Duterte to sign into law a bill that will strengthen the protection of children against online abuse and sexual exploitation. The House of Representatives and the Senate recently ratified the bicameral conference committee (bicam) report on the proposed Anti-Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) Act. The Anti-OSAEC bill ratified […]

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FARM TOURISM, SCHOOLS BOOST PH AGRI – VILLAR

Stressing that farm tourism and farm schools help augment the income of farmers and boost the country’s agriculture, Senator Cynthia Villar said these are among the reasons why she authored the Farm Tourism Development Law or Republic Act 10816. Villar, the chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, noted that this law paved […]

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GATCHALIAN BACKS WFH SETUP TO SAVE ON FUEL COST

Senator Win Gatchalian encouraged more government agencies, and those in the private sector, to engage in flexible work arrangements to save fuel and transportation costs and improve the quality of life of employees. “Our office may look empty for some but we’re practicing work from home arrangement to save on gas, avoid traffic congestion, save […]

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SCRAP FUEL TAXES AMID RISING PRICES – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III sent his appeal to the incoming Marcos administration to identify and remove taxes and other fees in fuel transactions that can minimize the effects of surging prices of petroleum products. Pimentel said removing the excise tax and other fees on fuel is an Executive action but the veteran legislator will file […]

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ANGARA: DUTERTE ADMIN LOANS SUPPORTED PH ECONOMY

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte did a fair job in borrowing money amid the pandemic, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chair of the Senate committee on finance, said he understands the need for the government to borrow money to support the economy and provide for the needs of its constituents. “It’s been a difficult […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DEPED : FOCUS ON PANDEMIC RECOVERY

To effectively address the crisis hounding the education sector, Senator Win Gatchalian affirmed his commitment to support and work with Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio who is set to lead the Department of Education (DepEd). Duterte-Carpio took her oath of office recently in Davao City. For Gatchalian, who is set to retain his chairmanship of the […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO GOV’T: IMPLEMENT OIL RESERVE PLAN

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is hoping the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (BBM) will consider putting up a national strategic petroleum reserve (SPR)—a long-conceived government plan that has “sadly crawled at a snail’s pace” at the Department of Energy (DOE)—especially now when domestic pump prices of fuel are close to reaching […]