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UHC LAW TO FACILITATE COVID VACCINATION – GORDON

As the Senate continues its hearing on the national coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program, Senator Dick Gordon pointed out that implementing the Universal Health Care Law would ensure a speedy and organized rollout of the vaccination program. Gordon said that the UHC mandates that every Filipino shall register with a public or private primary care […]

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USE ‘3M RULE’ IN COVID VACCINE CHOICE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva defended the Senate hearings on the national vaccine plan, saying their ongoing probe will “save lives and money” in a country that is among the hardest hit in the region but last in securing vaccines. “When we finetune the plan, then we are not competing but we are collaborating with the executive. […]

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JUNE 12 IS PH TRADITIONAL WEAR DAY – TORRES-GOMEZ

In its first hearing in 2021, the House Committee on Basic Education has approved recently a resolution designating June 12 as “Philippine Traditional Wear Day.” Authored by Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, House Resolution 1374 seeks to further promote awareness and practice of Filipino culture on Independence Day. HR 1374 states that the practice of […]

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PHILIPPINES IS NOW BIRD FLU-FREE – DAR

The Philippines is now free of the Avian Influenza (AI) A(H5N6) virus. The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI), announced that the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared that as of January 8, 2021, the country is now free of the last remaining A(H5N6) strain of the Avian Influenza […]

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‘WE CAN’T TEACH HUNGRY LEARNERS’ – BRIONES

In the fight against hunger, Education Secretary Leonor Briones acknowledged the major role of the Department of Education (DepEd) in keeping Filipino learners healthy. In her message during the first anniversary of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger and the launching of the NFP document, Briones stressed the importance of healthy learners and how […]

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54,761 STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM B2HELP – DE VERA

A total of 54,761 private school students who have unpaid tuition and miscellaneous fees have received a grant of P5,000 under the Bayanihan 2 for Higher Education Tulong Program (B2HELP) implemented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The P300M fund for the B2HELP is part of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan […]

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ILOILO CITY OPENS VIRTUAL DINAGYANG FEST – TREÑAS

Threats posed by the pandemic have failed to dampen the Ilonggo spirit as the opening of the annual Iloilo Dinagyang Festival honoring the Holy Child Jesus pushed through recently. To adjust to the new normal, the Iloilo City government, the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI), and the San Jose Parish Placer held the “Pamukaw sa […]

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PH RED CROSS OPENS COVID-19 LAB IN ILOILO – GORDON

A new Philippine Red Cross (PRC) molecular laboratory in Passi City can now boost the testing capacity for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) not just in the province of Iloilo but for the whole Panay Island. PRC’s molecular laboratory in Passi City was inaugurated recently. It can process 1,000 specimens a day with results available in […]

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TRAIN MORE VACCINATORS — GORDON

As the Senate resumed deliberation on the national government’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program, Senator Dick Gordon proposed to train more Filipinos to administer vaccines as the Philippines looks to start rolling out its immunization plan in February. “I will file a bill that during times of emergency or even when there is no crisis, dapat […]

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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 […]