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PANGILINAN: YES TO MORE AID FOR MORE FAMILIES

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan has justified his reason for voting against the approval of Republic Act No. 11494 or “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” in 2020, saying it was due to the slow and dismal implementation of Bayanihan 1 and various corruption issues involving the government’s COVID-19 response. “Bukod sa malamyang performance […]

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COVID NOT COLORS SHOULD BE 2022 FOCUS – PANGILINAN

Solutions to address the hunger and joblessness brought by the pandemic should be the focus in the upcoming elections and not political colors, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Our problem is not colors; our problem is COVID…Unless we contain COVID and manage it with interventions, everything else will remain stagnant,” Pangilinan said in response to a […]

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MEDICAL SECTOR SUPPORTS SENATE PROBE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed another manifesto of support from leaders of the medical and health sectors to the Senate’s investigation into the alleged anomalous government procurement deals for the country’s COVID-19 response. Gordon, who chairs the Blue Ribbon Committee, said that more and more people are now speaking out and standing up against the corruption […]

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LEVEL UP RESPONSE VS DELTA VARIANT – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the government to “level up” its pandemic response as the more potent Delta variant of COVID-19 threatens public health and an already teetering economy anew. “The virus got deadlier kaya dapat mag-level up ang response ng IATF and DOH. Whatever safety nets that we have set since last year is practically […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: FOCUS ON COVID RESPONSE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has supported the call by economic managers for Congress to focus on “doable”  legislation to attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) and accelerate economic recovery, as he fretted that the revival of the Charter Change (Cha-Cha) initiative at this time would only sidetrack national efforts to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and save […]

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2021 NAT’L BUDGET TO FUND NEW LAWS – ANGARA

Apart from ensuring the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Sonny Angara said the P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021 also provides funding for several new laws that have far-reaching impacts on the lives of Filipinos. Angara, the chairman of the Committee on Finance that went over the budget measure, said the first priority […]

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P295-M UNRELEASED FUNDS FOR ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMS REDIRECTED TO COVID-19 RESPONSE — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has approved the discontinuance of P295-million worth of rural electrification programs this year to augment the funding for the government’s response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said these were the P250-million appropriated for the implementation of the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) Act […]