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ILOILO STORE OWNERS, WORKING STUDES GET CASH AID

Selected owners of sari-sari stores and poor working students in Iloilo City received cash assistance from the office of Taguig–Pateros’s 1st District Representative Alan Peter Cayetano. 20 owners of sari-sari stores received P3,500 each while 20 indigent working students received P10,000 each as financial aid coursed through the office of Iloilo City Lone District Representative […]

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AMID PANDEMIC, RUSH NAT’L ID ROLLOUT – LACSON

To help Filipinos cope with the problems brought about by the pandemic, Senator Panfilo Lacson is pushing for a faster rollout of the National ID system. Lacson, one of the authors and the principal sponsor of the measure in the Senate, said the National ID could address issues including “ayuda” and other social services. The […]

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GIVE ‘MARING’ HIT – FARMERS CASH AID – VILLAR

Due to the huge damage to agriculture estimated to reach more than P600 million by Typhoon Maring that battered some areas of the country, Senator Cynthia Villar cited the urgent need of cash aid to Filipino farmers. Based on the latest data from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Typhoon Maring had affected 29,063 farmers and […]

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DAVAO CITY TRAFFIC ENFORCERS GET RICE, CASH AID

Despite being in the hospital due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), First District Representative Paolo Duterte made sure sacks of rice and cash assistance were given out to all traffic enforcers in Davao City. The lawmaker’s office said around 948 pieces of 10 kilograms of rice and cash assistance were distributed to the City […]

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BILL ON CASH AID TO FARMERS GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on final reading a proposal authorizing the Department of Agriculture (DA) to use the excess rice tariff revenues under the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) for direct cash assistance to farmers. Voting 195-0-0, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 9950, or the proposed Cash Assistance for Filipino Farmers Act. […]

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VINTAR GIVES 424 PUV DRIVERS CASH AID – FORONDA

Drivers of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) and tricycles in Vintar, Ilocos Norte who are hard hit by the current implementation of hard lockdown have received cash aid from the municipal government. As soon as he got hold of the P2,000 assistance, Cliff Lumabao, a trike driver from Barangay Parut, immediately went to the grocery store […]

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BINAY TO LTFRB: GIVE JEEPNEY DRIVERS AYUDA

“Tinanggalan na ng pasada, pinagkaitan pa ng ayuda.” Senator Nancy Binay expressed disappointment by the lack of government effort to seriously fast track the implementation of the Service Contracting Program for public utility drivers. “Mahigit nang isang taong pinagkaitan ng ayuda ang mga kapatid nating mga namamasada. The DOTr and the LTFRB are invisible, and […]

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GIVE EVERYONE CASH AID IN BAYANIHAN 3 – SALCEDA

The House of Representatives is committed to push for providing cash assistance to all Filipinos under the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act (Bayanihan 3) with an allocation of P216 billion amid the imposition of the strictest quarantine classification in the National Capital Region (NCR). During the virtual Ugnayan sa Batasan media forum, House […]

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FUND ‘AYUDA’ WITH UNUSED PITC FUNDS – DRILON

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged the Department of Finance (DOF) to look at unexpended and unused funds that could be sitting idly in the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) to fund the much-needed social amelioration program (SAP) or ‘ayuda.’ As the government scrambles to find money for ayuda or cash grant, Drilon said it […]

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PULONG, YAP TO GIVE KIN OF CRASH VICTIMS CASH AID

Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte and ACT-CIS Partylist Representative Eric Yap pledged to donate P5 million as an immediate financial assistance to the families of the military troops and civilians who perished in the July 4 crash of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130H Hercules cargo plane in Patikul, Sulu. The donation will be turned […]