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SPEED-UP RELEASE OF BAYANIHAN FUNDS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva bared that although he is open to discussing the P420-billion Bayanihan 3 in the Senate, it is also imperative to ensure the effective implementation of previously passed legislation against the COVID-19 crisis now ravaging the country. Villanueva issued the statement after mounting calls to have the House-initiated Bayanihan 3 declared as urgent […]

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POE TO BSP: HELP FRAUD VICTIMS GET MONEY BACK

Senator Grace Poe urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to advocate for the rights of consumers and use its influence on banks to ensure fraud victims get their money back. “Financial regulators are keen on throwing banks a line when they are deemed to be too big to fail. Equally, individuals deserve proper and […]

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EXTEND DEADLINE FOR ITR FILING – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Department of Finance to reconsider its decision not to extend the April 15 deadline for the filing and payment of annual income tax returns for 2020. “I-extend na lang sana ang April 15 deadline, kahit na sa NCR Plus lang. We already extended last year […]

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DA-PCIC DOUBLES ASF HOG INDEMNITY – DAR

As the Duterte administration intensifies efforts to encourage hog raisers badly-hit by the African Swine Fever (ASF) to get back to business and subsequently stabilize pork supply and prices, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (DA-PCIC) is increasing its indemnity for hogs culled due to ASF. […]

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FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES IN 24 HEIS GET CHED OK

Twenty-four higher education institutions (HEIs) all over the country can now hold limited face-to-face classes effective the 2nd Semester of AY 2020-2021. “These HEIs have fully complied with the CHED-DOH guidelines and have been inspected by CHED and their LGUs so they can now bring their 3rd and 4th year students for hands-on training and […]

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PH, INDIA TAP NEW TRADE, INVESTMENT DEALS – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez pushed for further strengthening of the Philippines and India’s trade and investment relationship during the virtual courtesy call of India Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran recently. Both countries discussed the necessary steps to create more market opportunities and improve their bilateral trade relations. Lopez discussed […]

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VINTAR’S ZIPLINE PARK OPEN TO RESIDENTS ONLY

The municipal government of Vintar in Ilocos Norte, known for its zipline and bikeline adventures, is temporarily keeping its eco-tourism facilities and attractions exclusive for residents to curb the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. Mayor Larisa Foronda said the Umok ni Siwawer Eco-Tourism Nature Park and all other attractions in Vintar will be closed to […]

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USE PAGCOR FUNDS FOR FREE COVID-19 TESTS – GARBIN

A party-list lawmaker urged the government to provide free reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for stranded passengers and drivers of public utility vehicles. Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Alfredo Garbin said funding for the free RT-PCR testing can be sourced from the revenues of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor). “Recalling the directive of […]

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THE WINNERS WHO LOST

Are there sure winners in a senatorial election? The first post-EDSA senatorial election was held on May 11, 1987. At that time, the country still elected 24 Senators. In 1992, 24 Senators were likewise elected, but the first 12 who obtained the highest number of votes served for six years, while the remaining 12 served […]

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Must Read: Practical Considerations for Political Strategists (Updated)

By Xander Sigua and the ISTRATEHIYA Electoral Campaigns Team Are you a political officer, or do you work for somebody planning to run for senator? Is he or she already a senator, and running for reelection? Is he or she presently occupying a different post, in the public or private sector, and planning to run […]