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EXTEND BAYANIHAN 2 AMID COVID SURGE — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has filed a bill further extending the validity and authority of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) until end-December this year to enable the government to continue implementing its recovery and stimulus measures to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19 on the economy and the people, amid the new surge […]

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UPDATES ON BAYANIHAN 2 COVID-19 PROJECTS URGED

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte wants the  Department of Health (DOH), the Interagency Task Force on the Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) to give updates on the projects supposed to have been funded under the Bayanihan To Recover As One Act (Bayanihan 2) to contain the prolonged […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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ANGARA: DON’T TAX DONATED COVID-19 VACCINES

To help boost the supply of vaccines and other critical and essential supplies needed by the country in its fight against COVID-19, Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to exempt donations of these goods from donor’s tax. Now that the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is becoming widely available for purchase by the government […]

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GATCHALIAN: PROBE BANKS VIOLATING DEBT MORATORIUM

Expressing concern over the reported non-compliance of some banks to the debt moratorium, Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to investigate erring banks and make sure that they comply with the provisions under the Bayanihan 1 and 2 laws. As the country’s regulator of the banking industry, the BSP is […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DEPED: RELEASE B2HELP FOR LEARNERS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to accelerate the release and distribution of financial aid allotted by the extended Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 (Republic Act 11494) to qualified basic education learners who are facing financial difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatchalian made this call following […]

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54,761 STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM B2HELP – DE VERA

A total of 54,761 private school students who have unpaid tuition and miscellaneous fees have received a grant of P5,000 under the Bayanihan 2 for Higher Education Tulong Program (B2HELP) implemented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The P300M fund for the B2HELP is part of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan […]

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QUICK RECOVERY WITH EXTENDED 2020 GAA, BAYANIHAN 2

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte said Thursday that President Duterte’s signing of laws extending the validity of unspent funds under both the 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act  (Bayanihan 2) will let the government further accelerate public spending and fast-track  the  recovery of the domestic economy  from  the  pandemic-induced […]

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RELEASE HAZARD PAY OF FRONTLINERS – PANGILINAN

With 16,764 frontline health workers yet to receive their hazard pay and risk allowance worth P108.3 million under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), Senator Kiko Pangilinan said that the Senate needs to immediately figure out how to provide funding for the frontliners who continue to risk their life every day. “Bayanihan […]