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PANGILINAN: BUY VACCINES WITH PITC ‘PARKED FUNDS’

An executive order should be issued to transfer back to the National Treasury the P33.4 billion “parked” in the bank accounts of the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) to buy a huge chunk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for Filipinos, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Since the PITC is under the Department of Trade and […]

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CAPIZ GETS 535 HOUSES FROM TF YOLANDA – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the online turnover of 535 free housing units to beneficiaries in Jamindan, Capiz last November 24, 2020, in coordination with the Task Force Yolanda, the National Housing Authority and local government leaders. Nograles heads the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Unified Implementation and Monitoring of Rehabilitation and Recovery Projects and […]

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RIZAL SOLON CONDEMNS KILLINGS OF LAWYERS, JUDGES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has condemned the recent string of murders involving lawyers, judges, and other workers of the law profession, adding that it could “shake the people’s faith in the country’s justice system.” Lawyer Joey Luis Wee was shot in broad daylight while walking to his office in Cebu on Monday, November 23. […]

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SUPPORT FILIPINO INVENTORS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan lauded the achievement of student-inventor Carvey Ehren Maigue for winning an international sustainability award for his technology that generates renewable energy from crop waste. “Binabati ko ang Mapua sa pagkapanalo ni Carvey Maigue dahil sa kanyang imbensyon na medyo malapit sa aking puso, renewable energy brought about by fruit and vegetable waste,” said Pangilinan […]

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NOGRALES, NNC LAUNCH ‘TUTOK KAINAN’ PROGRAM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles and National Nutrition Council (NNC) Executive Director Dr. Azucena Dayanghirang jointly conducted the soft launch of the Tutok Kainan program at the NNC headquarters on November 23, 2020, specifically targeting and addressing the food and nutritional needs of pregnant women and young children. Tutok Kainan will distribute the Enhanced Nutribun, ready-to-eat […]

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ISABELA SOLON BACKS PROPOSAL TO HIKE CALAMITY FUND

A week after appearing on the House floor to appeal for additional aid for Isabela residents adversely affected by floods caused by Typhoon Ulysses, Isabela 6th District Rep. Inno Dy V on Monday thanked House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco for proposing that an additional P5 billion be added to the calamity fund under the proposed […]

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INCREASE MARAWI REHABILITATION BUDGET – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa expressed full support for an increase in the budget of the housing department as well as the reconstruction and rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City to ensure a decent and permanent shelter for all Filipinos. In his manifestation during the Senate public hearing on the proposed budget of the Department of Human […]

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VILLANUEVA: GIVE HEALTH WORKERS BETTER PAY

Senator Joel Villanueva scored the Department of Health (DOH) for its persistent failure to augment the health human resource needed for the country’s COVID-19 response, saying that its emergency hiring program offers terms that are worse than “endo” and unreasonable as the pandemic is anticipated to last until next year. Villanueva, chair of the Senate […]

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PLANS VS HUNGER AMID PANDEMIC IN PLACE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a radio interview over the weekend that government would concretely address issues arising from the pressing problem of hunger and poverty amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “The hunger problem is worldwide. According to the United Nations, 690 million individuals suffer from hunger on a daily basis, and the […]

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RIZAL SOLON DECRIES RECENT SLAY OF LAWYER, JUDGE

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles denounced the recent killings of a lawyer and judge in separate incidents, which adds to growing the list of lawyers, judges, and prosecutors killed since 2016 up to 52. Lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit was gunned down on Tuesday while on his way to a hearing in Quezon, Palawan. Meanwhile, […]