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PREVENT MORE JOB LOSS, AID SMALL BIZ – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government should exhaust all means to provide relief to pandemic-hit small businesses and put them back on track to prevent further job loss. Gatchalian is bent on pushing for the legislation of allowing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by further lowering the costs of borrowing to encourage them to […]

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ANGARA : REPLICATE COMMUNITY PANTRIES

Senator Sonny Angara urged the government and more private entities to replicate the community pantries that have been sprouting up in various areas across the country. What was apparently started in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City has now been replicated in several other areas within and outside of Metro Manila with the intention of helping […]

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USE OF ‘ONE BANK ACCOUNT’ FOR FASTER ‘AYUDA’ URGED

To ensure the efficient and prompt delivery of future government financial assistance programs, Senator Win Gatchalian broached the idea of having each Filipino owning one bank account. “Ngayon meron na tayong national ID. May isang batas akong gustong i-file na may kaugnayan sa national ID, ang tawag ko dito ay ‘One Filipino, One Bank Account’,” […]

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USE NAT’L ID FOR ‘PASA AYUDA’ – POE

As preparations continue for the rollout of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), Senator Grace Poe urged the concerned agencies to use the platform to expand financial inclusion in the country. “In addition to identifying the legally invisible, we can use the national ID to reach out to the unbanked,” said Poe, who chairs the Senate committee […]

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ELECTRIC COOPS AID UTILITIES IN NEED – PHILRECA

Electric cooperatives (ECs) are always ready to extend assistance to fellow power distribution utilities in need, the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) party-list said. PHILRECA Rep. Presley de Jesus said the task force recently created by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to help the Misamis Oriental II Rural Service Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MORESCO II) in […]

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DTI AIDS BOCAUE FIREWORKS INDUSTRY – SANTIAGO

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rolled out livelihood assistance to residents involved in the pyrotechnics/fireworks industry in Bocaue, Bulacan whose businesses were affected by the pandemic. The move was part of the DTIs’ Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG), a livelihood seeding and entrepreneurship development program that aims to help micro enterprises […]

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QUIRINO SENDS HELP TO CAGAYAN, ISABELA – CUA

Quirino province is getting back on its feet following the onslaught of typhoons, Governor Dakila Carlo Cua said. In a virtual briefing, Cua said telecommunications lines are now back to normal while 50 percent of cut electric power was already restored. “Ang nawalan lang naman po ay dalawang bayan (there were only two towns that experienced […]

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VILLAFUERTE THANKS DUTERTE FOR ADDED CALAMITY AID

Local government executives of Camarines Sur led by Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Gov. Migz Villafuerte thanked President Duterte over the weekend for ordering budget officials to fast-track the release of additional calamity assistance to Camarines Sur and other provinces  devastated  by the three successive powerful typhoons.  Rep. Villafuerte also thanked the President for approving the […]

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DA ALLOTS P592M TO AID ROLLY-HIT BICOL FARMERS

The Department of Agriculture, through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), has allotted P592,432,000 as indemnification fund for 32,761 Bicol farmers, whose insured crops were damaged by Super Typhoon Rolly. Agriculture Secretary William Dar made the announcement during a simple program in Polangui, Albay, where he led the distribution of P90-million worth of various assistance […]

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VILLAFUERTES ASK DUTERTE AID FOR ROLLY-HIT CAMSUR

Camarines Sur (CamSur) officials led by 2nd district Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Gov. Migz Villafuerte have appealed for immediate relief and assistance from President Duterte for at least 80,000 families in the province’s 35 municipalities and one city (Iriga) hit the hardest by super typhoon Rolly, considered the strongest land-falling tropical cyclone to ever hit […]