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P8K WAGE SUBSIDY TO AID WORKERS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva expressed support to the proposed P8,000-wage subsidy program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to help business owners retain their workers while economic activity gradually restarts with the easing of quarantine measures nationwide. Villanueva said the proposal was a way to “diversify the government’s ayuda program” to assist MSMEs, one of […]

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PNP CLEARANCE NOT NEEDED FOR DOLE AID – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva voiced opposition to the Philippine National Police (PNP) proposal to require workers to first present police clearance when transacting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), saying it was like a “gate pass.” Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said the PNP proposal was not only incredulous but ran counter […]

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AID FISHERFOLK HIT BY COVID LOCKDOWN – PANGILINAN

As the Philippines faces a surge in COVID-19 cases, Senator Kiko Pangilinan wants the government to provide health kits and financial assistance to the country’s almost 1.5 million fisherfolk, who are suffering from low selling price due to checkpoints and access to ice for their catch. “Wag po nating kalimutan ang ating mga mangingisda dahil […]

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PH RED CROSS, ANGKAS PARTNER FOR AID DELIVERY

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has partnered with Angkas, the first and largest app-based professional motorcycle taxi service in the country, to assist in the delivery of humanitarian interventions such as blood needs, first aid, and other responses in relation to the fight against COVID-19. “Our partnership with Angkas is a game-changer because this will […]

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PRC GIVES P2M AID TO 599 COVID, ROLLY-HIT FAMILIES

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and American Red Cross (AMCROSS), simultaneously conducted cash distributions in Leyte, Cebu, Rizal and Catanduanes – localities greatly affected by last year’s Typhoon Rolly and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. 10 months after the lockdown, as the […]

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WORKERS TO RECEIVE AID IN 2021 BUDGET – ANGARA

Workers affected by the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to receive assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) next year as a result of the interventions made by Congress in the 2021 national budget. Senator Sonny Angara, the Chairman of the Committee on Finance, said the members of Congress were […]

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FAMILIES DISPLACED BY BORACAY REHAB TO GET AID

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has assured that indigent families affected by ongoing enforcement activities in Boracay will be given aid and access to social safety nets. Cimatu gave the assurance when he presided over the meeting of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) at the world-renowned resort island recently. “We have to balance our duty […]

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PRC AIDS ROLLY-HIT CATANDUANES, CAMSUR – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with American Red Cross, USAid, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and Qatar Red Crescent, conducted relief efforts to aid the typhoon-affected families in Catanduanes and Camarines Sur, distributing cash grants and shelter tool kits beneficial to their recovery. With the unbearable damage brought by […]

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ANTIQUE GIVES P10K AID TO MIGRANT WORKERS – CADIAO

Twelve sugar migrants have received P10,000 each as livelihood assistance from the Antique provincial government recently. Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao said in an interview that the livelihood assistance was given to help poor sugar migrants who came home from Negros Occidental during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown. “Manage well the amount given so that you […]

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ISABELA SOLON CALLS FOR AID FOR TYPHOON-HIT AREAS

A freshman solon from one of the provinces hit hardest by Typhoon Ulysses appealed to the House for additional assistance for Isabela, and said on Monday that lawmakers also had to look at long-term solutions to prevent the widespread damage caused by typhoons that regularly hit the country. In a privilege speech, Isabela 6th District […]