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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 […]