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ISABELA SOLON BACKS PROPOSAL TO HIKE CALAMITY FUND

A week after appearing on the House floor to appeal for additional aid for Isabela residents adversely affected by floods caused by Typhoon Ulysses, Isabela 6th District Rep. Inno Dy V on Monday thanked House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco for proposing that an additional P5 billion be added to the calamity fund under the proposed […]

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VILLANUEVA TO BIR: GET P50B POGO PENDING TAXES

With the government scraping its coffers to help provinces battered by Typhoon Rolly, Senator Joel Villanueva again reminded revenue generating agencies to shore up tax collection, beginning with exiting Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) firms which have some P50 billion in tax deficiencies. Villanueva urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to ensure that it collects […]

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VILLAFUERTE: AUGMENT BICOL CALAMITY FUNDS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on the Congress to  consider setting aside a far bigger amount of calamity funds in the proposed 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA), with a significant part earmarked for relief and rehabilitation work in Bicol and other areas devastated by the weekend onslaught of what is now considered to […]

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CONDUCT TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION DAMAGE ASSESSMENT – ANGARA

Now that the alert level for Taal Volcano has been lowered from four to three, Senator Sonny Angara is urging all concerned government agencies to immediately conduct a damage assessment in the wake of the volcanic eruption. Angara, who is chairman of the Finance Committee that went over the P4.1 trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) […]

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TAP DA’S P1-B QUICK RESPONSE FUND TO COMBAT ASF – ANGARA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) can use P1 billion in Quick Response Funds (QRF) under this year’s Calamity Fund to stop the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF), Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chairman of the Senate finance committee, said government should now “break the glass of this emergency fund” and use it to […]