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NATIONAL ID SYSTEM TO HELP EXPEDITE DISTRIBUTION OF FINANCIAL AID TO VULNERABLE SECTORS – ARAGONES

House Tourism Committee Chair Rep. Sol Aragones urged the government to expedite the roll-out of the National ID system, saying on Tuesday that its implementation would allow government to rapidly and efficiently distribute financial aid to its most vulnerable citizens.  Aragones, one of the principal authors of the Republic Act No. 11055, or the Philippine […]

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FIND WAYS TO GIVE CASH GRANTS, AID TO POOR FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to find ways to give cash grants and other aid to families now being affected by the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. At this time when almost all businesses have closed and the movement of people is restricted due to the […]

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RICE FARMERS TO GET ADDITIONAL AID BY DECEMBER – MARCOS

Senator Imee Marcos has assured rice farmers of P6.9 billion in additional aid by December, in the form of palay purchases or cash, using undisbursed funds from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Marcos allayed fears that a memorandum of agreement among the DSWD, Department of Agriculture and National Food Authority to purchase […]

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SENATE APPROVES JOINT RESO TO PURCHASE 4PS RICE FROM FARMERS -VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar has welcomed the approval on third reading of the joint resolution directing government agencies to purchase the rice needs of the 4.1 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from local farmers. With a unanimous vote of 21, senators voted to adopt Joint Resolution No. 8, which authorizes the use […]

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APPROVED HOUSE RICE SUBSIDY RESO TO HELP RICE FARMERS – ENVERGA

The House Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Quezon 1st District Representative Wilfrido Enverga approved a House joint resolution which authorizes the use of the rice subsidy as provided under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA) for the purchase of palay from farmers. The substitute resolution mandates concerned government agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs), […]

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DAR TO NFA: LOWER RICE PRICES TO P27 PER KILO

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has ordered the National Food Authority (NFA) to bring down rice prices to P27 per kilo by flooding Metro Manila markets with 3.6 million bags of the staple grain.  Dar also directed the agency to increase palay support price to P19 from P17 per kilo. “The NFA Council (NFAC) met and […]

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VILLAR TO DSWD: BUY RICE FROM LOCAL FARMERS FOR 4Ps RICE SUBSIDY

Senator Cynthia Villar has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to revisit a proposal raised last year to provide actual rice to the beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer program and buy rice from local farmers. Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said “DSWD can help ease difficulties […]

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RICE TO BE GIVEN TO 4Ps BENEFICIARIES – DAR

Instead of distributing a P600 rice subsidy per month, families under the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be given actual rice under a new proposal. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar bared that his agency is working with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to convert the latter’s P600 subsidy […]

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EXPEDITE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF 4Ps – GATCHALIAN

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is urging government to expedite the full implementation of the recently-signed Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Law amid the marginal rise in the country’s inflation rate. This, after the Philippine Statistic Authority (PSA), has reported that the inflation rate rose to 3.2 percent in May from 3 percent last April. “This will […]

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DO NOT DELAY RELEASE OF 4PS – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said there should be no delay in the release of the cash benefits under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the government’s flagship anti-poverty alleviation initiative to ease the plight of some 4.4 million active household beneficiaries. Angara said the 12-year-old human development program – designed to keep children in school […]