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FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR JOBSEEKERS – ANGARA

If they can’t feed hungry mouths, how can they pay for nasal swabs? This, Senator Sonny Angara said, is the predicament facing jobseekers who are having a hard time complying with the requirement of potential employers that they include a negative COVID test result in the credentials they submit. “For jobless breadwinners, it is choosing […]

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VILLANUEVA BACKS CEBU’S SWAB-ON-ARRIVAL POLICY

Senator Joel Villanueva has thrown his support for Cebu’s “swab-upon-arrival” policy, saying the “sensible, but science-based” way of screening travelers for coronavirus is “low-cost but highly-effective”. “It is a kind of health checkpoint that spares OFWs of the hassles of quarantine. It saves them time and money, both of which are better spent with and […]

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VILLANUEVA LAUDS SASO’S US WOMEN’S OPEN WIN

Senator Joel Villanueva congratulated Yuka Saso for her win at the 76th U.S. Women’s Open golf championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco recently, saying the fellow “Bulakenyo” has not only earned the country honor, but also provided Filipinos the much-needed inspiration during a very difficult time. “I congratulate my fellow Bulakenyo for winning […]

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BARANGAY WORKERS IN A4 VAX GROUP GETS IATF OK

“There is no better way to thank our barangay frontliners than by providing them with the protection they need to safely continue selflessly serving our communities.”This was the response on Wednesday of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. to a June 7 letter from National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez informing the […]

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KEEP TABS ON A4 VACCINATIONS – VILLANUEVA

As the government ramps up vaccination of essential workers, Senator Joel Villanueva calls on the IATF to continue keeping a separate scoresheet for vaccines administered to a sector that is key to our economic recovery. “We need to disaggregate the numbers and monitor effectively to give us a clearer picture as to where we are […]

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PANGILINAN TO SENATE: PROBE P25-B VACCINE BUDGET

Senator Kiko Pangilinan said additional spending on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines needs to be subjected to a Senate hearing. Earlier, Budget Secretary Wendell Avisado said that the government needs an additional P5 billion on top of the P82.5 billion allocated for vaccine procurement under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2. […]

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POWER COOPS SUSTAIN P2.7M DAMAGE FROM DANTE — NEA

The cost of damage inflicted by Tropical Storm ‘Dante’ on the power distribution facilities was estimated at P2.715 million, reports submitted by the electric cooperatives (ECs) to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) showed.  Among the affected ECs, the Masbate Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MASELCO) incurred the biggest amount of damage at P1.986 million, based on the […]

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EASE TRAVEL LIMITS ON VAXED TOURISTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to consider the relaxation of requirements for COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols on all fully vaccinated tourists – both foreign and local – to help spur the slow reopening of the country’s economy. “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see any […]

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NEA: POWER BACK IN MAJORITY OF DANTE-HIT AREAS

Electric cooperatives (ECs) affected by Tropical Storm ‘Dante’ have made significant progress in restoring power to their respective coverage areas, with the majority of them already back to normal operations. Based on the monitoring of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department as of Sunday (June 06), the provinces […]

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NOGRALES DONATES 30 COMPUTERS FOR BJMP ‘E-DALAW’

In a bid to facilitate the resolution of cases of persons deprived of liberty, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has donated anew 30 computers to be distributed to remote and congested jails in Visayas and Mindanao. Lakbay Hustisya, a legal aid foundation established by the neophyte lawmaker, on Thursday turned over the computers to […]