Categories
Politics

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 […]

Categories
Politics

VILLAFUERTE LAUDS BID FOR ANOTHER CASH AID ROUND

Fresh efforts by the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte to scour for funds for a possible supplemental budget in the event of future cash subsidies should prompt the Congress to prioritize the approval of the so-called ‘ayuda’ bill to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable families and further boost household spending nationwide amid a protracted pandemic that […]

Categories
Politics

ROLL OUT ‘AYUDA’ TO ECQ AREAS – VILLANUEVA

The Cabinet should quickly roll out the “ayuda to the poor” which Malacañang guaranteed as forthcoming in areas under enhanced community quarantine, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “That will also be in compliance with the President’s order,” Villanueva stressed. “Ang mahigpit na pangangailangan ng mga tao ngayon ay ibang klaseng ECQ o Emergency Cash sa Quarantine.” […]

Categories
Politics

TAP LOCAL FARMERS, FISHERS FOR FOOD ‘AYUDA’

As the budget department recommended that “ayuda” (assistance) during this stricter lockdown be given in kind, Senator Kiko Pangilinan suggested that national government agencies and local government units tap local farmers and fisherfolk to supply produce for food packs at fair market prices. “Kung food packs ang ipapamigay, tulong ito para hindi magutom ang pinaka-apektado […]