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FORTUN, CO URGE FULL FDA OK FOR COVID-19 VACCINES

Two lawmakers at the House of Representatives called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant the COVID-19 vaccines full approval to encourage the hesitant individuals to get inoculated. Agusan del Norte Representative Lawrence Fortun said the full FDA approval will enable the private sector, the private hospitals, pharmacies, and the doctors to order […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST LAUDS VAXXING OF STUDENT ATHLETES

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) over the weekend lauded the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for spearheading the coronavirus vaccination drive for student-athletes. “We thank CHED for listening to our call to include student-athletes in the list of priority groups for inoculation against COVID-19. We also congratulate them for the successful launch of their […]

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NEW COMMISSION FOR BOXING, COMBAT SPORTS PUSHED

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has called for the swift congressional approval of a bill that seeks to create a commission that will oversee, among others, the grant of welfare benefits and incentives to boxers, kickboxers and all other athletes engaged in combat sports.  In House Bill (HB) No. 9443, Villafuerte said the proposed Philippine Boxing and […]

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ISSUE ‘SAGIP SAKA’ IRR NOW, SAYS PANGILINAN

The two-year delay in the issuance of guidelines for the full implementation of Sagip Saka Act of 2019 has left hanging farmers and fisherfolk who should benefit from the over P41 billion intended for direct food purchases in the 2021 national budget, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Maganda sanang stimulus o pantulak itong P41 billion para […]

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MALASAKIT LIVELIHOOD CENTER OPENS IN NCRPO HQ – GO

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) inaugurated its ‘Malasakit Livelihood Training Center’ aimed at bringing government services closer to Filipinos. NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao, along with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista led the ceremony at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. […]

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BACOLOD CITY ROLLS OUT HOUSE-TO-HOUSE VAX DRIVE

Seven of the 61 barangays in Bacolod City have been prioritized for an intensified coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) house-to-house vaccination campaign. The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) said the roll-out started recently in coordination with the village chiefs and their respective Barangay Health and Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs). The seven priority barangays have recorded the […]

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‘NO JAB, NO JOB’ POLICY IS NOT RIGHT – PINEDA

The chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment thumbed down the policy of making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination a mandatory condition for work being implemented by some businesses. 1PACMAN Party-list Representative Enrico Pineda said the “no jab, no job” policy requiring a person to be vaccinated so that he or […]

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CASTELO WANTS RENT HOLIDAY IN QC PUBLIC MARKETS

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is proposing a rent payment moratorium for all stallholders and vendors in public markets in the city. Castelo, who is running for Quezon City vice mayor under the Malayang Quezon City team of mayoral candidate Mike Defensor, made the proposal in Proposed Ordinance No. 485. The proposed ordinance […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST TO PSC: SUPPORT OUR ATHLETES

With Super Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So winning his third US Chess Championship crown Tuesday (Wednesday Philippine Time), the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is hoping the Philippines will never have to suffer a repeat of the way it lost the chess prodigy. “We congratulate GM Wesley So on yet another feather in his cap. […]

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VILLANUEVA TO DOH: DON’T HIRE CONTRACTUAL WORKERS

Senator Joel Villanueva raised what appears to be conflicting numbers in the Department of Health’s (DOH) hiring program, saying that while the DOH was asking for P3.8 billion in funds to hire additional personnel under its emergency hiring program, there still remained over 14,000 unfilled positions in the department. Villanueva asked DOH representatives at the […]