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20 SORSOGON BRGYS WITH HIGH VAX RATES GET P1M EACH

The provincial government of Sorsogon will give a cash incentive to the top 20 out of the 541 barangays with the highest vaccination rate in relation to population. Salvador Mendoza, provincial information officer, said the top 20 villages will receive P1 million each. “The said incentive is part of the province’s strategy to ramp up […]

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NTF-ELCAC BUDGET CUT TO HIT 150 SORSOGON BRGYS

At least 150 villages in Sorsogon province will be affected by the substantial reduction in the proposed 2022 spending plan of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said the anti-insurgency task force’s allotment for the Barangay Development Program (BDP) this year has benefitted 16 villages in […]

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PHILHEALTH REGISTRATION OF SENIORS AT BGYS URGED

The chairman of the House Committee on Senior Citizens said the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should authorize barangays to serve as registration centers so that elderly Filipinos can be registered with PhilHealth conveniently.  Senior Citizen Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes said it would be grossly inconvenient to require seniors to go to PhilHealth offices for […]

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ESTABLISH MICROFINANCE SYSTEM IN BARANGAYS – ROMAN

A measure seeking to establish the barangay microfinance system that would facilitate easy and efficient access to necessary funds and credits for such entrepreneurial activities has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development approved the committee report on the substitute bill to House Bill […]

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NAGA CITY COUNCIL ORDERS BGYS TO GATHER RAINWATER

After it junked the proposal by the Metro Naga Water District to put up additional pumping stations in Naga City for environmental reasons, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has passed an ordinance mandating the city government and the 27 barangays to construct rainwater collection facilities on structures they own. City Councilor Joselito del Rosario, said rainwater […]

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LGUs SHOULD SET UP TEMPORARY HOSPITALS FOR COVID-19 – GATCHALIAN

As the country sees more Filipinos being infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Senator Win Gatchalian has called on all local government units (LGUs) to set up temporary  hospitals and isolation tents where patients with mild symptoms can be isolated and lessen the risk of spreading the virus. Gatchalian proposed that these temporary facilities […]

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CREATE PERMANENT EVACUATION CENTERS – ZARATE

A bill seeking to establish a disaster-resilient, climate change-adaptive evacuation center in between every two or three contiguous barangays nationwide has been recently filed at the House of Representatives. Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate filed House Bill 5259 following the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked many parts of Mindanao. “It is imperative that evacuation centers […]

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CREATE DENTAL UNITS IN RURAL AREAS – ANGARA

Lack of funds should not bar Filipinos from getting proper dental care. Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the creation of a dental unit in each of the rural health units of the Department of Health (DOH) so that all Filipinos, particularly the poor, will have access to dentists. “A lot of Filipinos refuse to […]

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GIVE BETTER PAY, BENEFITS TO BARANGAY OFFICIALS – GO

A public hearing of the Senate Committee on Local Government, conducted jointly with the Committees on Ways and Means; Finance; and Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, was held to discuss issues currently being faced by barangays. Among the bills taken up during the hearing was Senate Bill No. 391 or the Magna Carta for Barangays […]

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CARAGA HOLDS FIRST EVER BRGY SUMMIT ON EO 70 –NOGRALES

“This is the first time for a region, and for any regional task force, that a barangay summit on EO 70 was held. This is also the first time that a regional task force has initiated a film festival under the direction of the Philippine National Police (PNP). We blazed a trail here in Caraga.” This […]