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GATCHALIAN WELCOMES SARA DUTERTE AS DEPED CHIEF

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s decision to appoint presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio as Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd). Citing Duterte-Carpio’s landslide win in the vice presidential race, Gatchalian said she has the political capital to ensure that much-needed reforms in the education sector–including a review of the K […]

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GO LAUDS PADIOS FOR PH’S 1st SEA GAMES GOLD

Senator Bong Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, hailed the Filipino athletes who have so far clinched medals for the country in the ongoing 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. Go congratulated Mary Francine Padios for winning the Philippines’ first gold medal in the regional meet. The legislator likewise commended other athletes […]

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40,000 MORE QC SENIORS GET FREE MAINTENANCE MEDS

Since its relaunch on April 5, the Quezon City government has included an additional 4,920 senior citizens under its QC Senior Citizens Maintenance Medicine program. Through the program, each senior citizen resident who needs maintenance medicine for hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol will receive medicines including Losartan (50mg/tab), Amlodipine (5mg/tab), Metformin (500mg/tab), and Simvastatin (20mg/tab) […]

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MARKET VENDOR NOW MAYOR OF DOLORES, EASTERN SAMAR

For a market vendor to win against a physician in the mayoralty race in Dolores, Eastern Samar is like the biblical account of David and Goliath. For Rodrigo Rivera, 62, his chances of winning the election were very slim without machinery, budget, and support from current village officials. “I asked for help and thanked God. […]

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UNITE, SUPPORT BONGBONG MARCOS, SAYS VILLAFUERTE

Reelected Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte appealed for national unity following the “highly polarized” May 9 polls. Villafuerte also called on Filipinos to rally behind presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who is the “clear choice” of a majority of the voters. “All of us have more reason to support the next Philippine leader, given […]

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POST-PANDEMIC PINOY WORFORCE EMERGING – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva said that a “post-pandemic Filipino workforce” is emerging in the country coming from the past two years, and those government policies should catch up in addressing their concerns. “We are seeing the rise of health and well-being as a priority in the Filipino workplace because of the pandemic. It has reached a […]

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GIVE WORKERS ADDITIONAL BENEFITS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue measures institutionalizing tax cuts for work-from-home employees, additional benefits to construction workers, and condoning penalties for unpaid Social Security System (SSS) contributions of household employers. Aside from the usual wage increases, additional benefits in the form of insurance packages, tax deductions, and social insurance coverage will help alleviate the […]

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PH NEEDS A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS – ESCUDERO

The government will have to invest more substantially in the agriculture sector if it wants to attract a new generation of farmers and ensure food security for the country, Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said. Citing data from the World Bank, Escudero said agriculture workers accounted for only 22.86% of the Philippine labor force in 2019, […]

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CEBU CITY RESUMES ‘AYUDA’ DISTRIBUTION – RAMA

The Cebu City government has resumed the distribution of economic recovery stimulus assistance to the residents, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said. Rama said the City Hall has released the list of beneficiaries for the stimulus program who are living in the 10 barangays identified long before the May 9 elections. The distribution of financial […]

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FERNANDO TO BOOST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR BULACAN

Reelected Governor Daniel Fernando bared his plans to further develop the province of Bulacan, with a focus on agriculture, health, and education. Fernando, along with other provincial candidates who won the elections, was proclaimed on May 10. In an interview, he said he has many “millennial programs” in the pipeline and has discussed them with […]