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‘AYUDA’ TO CONTINUE IN 2023 NAT’L BUDGET – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara assured that the Senate will work for the continued grant of “ayuda” or aid in support of sectors that are still feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Angara gave the assurance during the bicameral conference committee meetings on the 2023 national budget. Unlike the ayuda that was provided during the height […]

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LIBANAN: BI EARNINGS CAN FUND EXTRA 4PS ‘AYUDA’

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) can help generate new government earnings needed to bankroll additional cash aid or “ayuda” for poor households reeling from the skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, 4Ps Party-list Rep. Marcelino Libanan. “There’s no question that the BI can easily raise between P10 billion to P12 billion in annual revenues, possibly more,” […]

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REALLOCATE BUDGET TO FUND ‘TRANSPO AYUDA’ – UNGAB

A lawmaker recommended reallocating some amount in the budget to finance the proposed transportation cash subsidy or “Transpo Ayuda” to public utility vehicle drivers, as well as those in the farming and fisheries sectors that were severely hit by the oil price surge. Davao City Representative Isidro Ungab said the government should study the possibility […]

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GIVE FARMERS, FISHERS ‘AYUDA’ NOW – PANGILINAN

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan urged concerned agencies to ensure that farmers and fishers are receiving fuel subsidies, especially in the light of the new round of fuel increases. “Ang ayuda sa magsasaka at mangingisda, dapat ibigay na. Kailangan kumilos dito ang pamahalaan nang madalian dahil hindi na kinakaya ng ating magsasaka ang gastos […]

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LACK OF DATABASE DELAYS FUEL ‘AYUDA’ DISTRIBUTION

The lack of an existing database has been the cause of delay in the distribution of the government’s fuel subsidy program, Senator Win Gatchalian said. “Hanggang ngayon ay marami pang hindi nakakakuha ng ayudang ito halos tatlong linggo na mula nang magsimulang mamigay ng Pantawid Pasada dahil na rin sa kawalan ng listahan ng mga […]

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RUSH RELEASE OF P500 MONTHLY ‘AYUDA’ – SALCEDA

The chairperson of the House Ways and Means Committee urged the government to expedite the promised relief, including the targeted cash subsidies of P500 for low-income families, to help them cope with the rising prices of goods and oil prices. Albay Representative Joey Salceda said the inflation rate for March at 4 percent is still […]

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STOP ‘AYUDA’ TEXT SCAMMERS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva urged authorities to stop text scammers from taking advantage of the government’s roll out of “ayuda” to those hard-hit by the spike in prices of fuel and basic goods. “We’re seeing a new surge of text scams. Parang epidemic po ito, may panibagong wave. This time, scammers are riding on the government’s […]

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PUT ALL FUEL TAXES REVENUE TO ‘AYUDA’ — ESCUDERO

Instead of the measly P200 monthly allowance, the government should channel all collections from taxes on fuel to a more substantial aid package for struggling households, senatorial aspirant and Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said. Escudero said Congress should pass a supplemental budget to ensure that revenue from the excise taxes, projected to reach P105.9 billion […]

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ENOUGH FUNDS FOR P500 ‘AYUDA’ FOR POOR — SALCEDA

The chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means said the funding source for the P500 monthly subsidy for poor families could come from existing budgetary items and augmentation of existing items funded by dividend remittances and other non-tax sources. Albay Representative Joey Salceda said the government can provide the P500 aid amid the […]

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DA LAUNCHES P500M FUEL ‘AYUDA’ IN CENTRAL LUZON

Agriculture Secretary William Dar launched the P500 million-worth Fuel Discount for Farmers and Fisherfolk (FDFF) Program at the Subic Port in Zambales recently. “Kayo po rito sa Subic at Zambales ay mapalad kasi dito po sa Luzon, dito natin ini-roll out, dito natin inumpisahan iyong pamimigay ng national government ng fuel discount card sa qualified […]