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RETURN CANCER FUND IN 2022 DOH BUDGET – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay slammed the removal of the line item for the country’s cancer fund for 2022 by the Department of Health, saying it was a “step back” after Congress “had gone through a lot of hoops to fully empower the national cancer control program”. “The DOH should have taken our cue when we allocated […]

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BIGGER SHARE FOR FEEDING PROGRAM IN 2022 URGED

A group of educators has called on Congress to raise the funding for the country’s feeding program. This, as the funding for the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) had been slashed by around 2.7 billion compared to this year’s allocation in the proposed 2022 budget of the Department of Education. Abante expressed bemusement at the decrease […]

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GATCHALIAN: FOCUS ON COVID-19, JOBS IN 2022 BUDGET

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government should continue pouring in funds for COVID-19 response measures addressing the ongoing health crisis as well as income and job generation programs in the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget next year. “Ang taong 2022 ay COVID-19-year pa rin. Dapat tutukan pa rin natin ang paglaban sa COVID-19 kaya ibig sabihin […]

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2022 BUDGET CRUCIAL IN PANDEMIC RECOVERY – ANGARA

The last budget request of President Rodrigo Duterte should “capture the urgency and the dimensions” of the national recovery from the pandemic that he laid out during his final State of the Nation Address, Senator Sonny Angara said. “The budget puts the money where the rhetoric is,” Angara said. The veteran legislator said the plans […]