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NCR MAYORS ENFORCE COVID ALERT SYSTEM – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inspected a number of private establishments in cities of Mandaluyong and San Juan at the start of the pilot implementation of the COVID 19 Alert Level 4 in the National Capital Region. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, with San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora and Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos, […]

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2022 BUDGET MUST KEEP UP WITH COVID-19 – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara sees the need for more flexibility in the processes involved in the annual submission of the national budget to keep up with the constantly changing demands and situation on the ground during the pandemic. As the chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara noted that many of the requirements of the various […]

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INTRAMUROS, RIZAL PARK NOW OPEN FOR VISITORS

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced the reopening of Rizal Park and three sites in Intramuros namely Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego and Plaza San Luis under limited capacity and shortened operating hours. Starting on September 16, Rizal Park will be open from 5:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. with a maximum capacity […]

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PRC VAXXES TALIM ISLAND SENIORS, PWDS — GORDON

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to boost its support for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program. PRC volunteers and staff boarded boats to Talim Island to vaccinate COVID-19 priority groups: A2 or senior citizens and A3 or persons with comorbidities. “Anuman ang mga hamon na kinakaharap natin, ang Red Cross ay laging handa […]

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LINGAYEN TO HAVE NEW ISOLATION FACILITY — BATAOIL

The municipal government of Lingayen, Pangasinan is set to open a new isolation facility at the Lingayen Central School. Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil said the new facility with a 50-bed capacity will accommodate mild and emergency coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases while they are waiting to be admitted to the hospitals. “We are targeting to open […]

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GRANULAR LOCKDOWN WITH VAX, BIZ BUBBLES URGED

Two lawmakers urged the government to recalibrate its pandemic response by lifting the current policy on quarantine classifications and immediately implementing the granular lockdowns coupled with “bakuna” (vaccine) and business bubbles in Metro Manila and other metropolitan areas in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo and AAMBIS-OWA Representative Sharon Garin […]

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KEEP EDUCATION FRONTLINERS SAFE – GATCHALIAN

As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19. For the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, […]

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EXPAND USE OF COVID-19 VACCINATION CARDS – POE

Senator Grace Poe pushed for the expansion of the use of the COVID-19 vaccination card to fast-track economic recovery. “The purpose is purely for record-keeping. Beyond that, the cards have no use. Bakuna talaga ang susi sa better normal. Habang ang pangunahing layunin nito ay protektahan tayo mula sa COVID-19 virus, hindi maikakaila na instrumental […]

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GIVE BRGY HEALTH WORKERS 20% DISCOUNT – SALCEDA

A House of Representatives panel pushed for a 20-percent discount for barangay health workers (BHWs) to provide them proper compensation during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the unnumbered substitute bill to several measures proposing for a Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers. “Grant a 20 percent discount on […]

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CONGRESS URGED TO OK BILLS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

With sufficient funding for all additional benefits of healthcare workers apparently still an uncertainty, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte said that the long-term solution to guarantee such extra remuneration for  medical frontliners is for Congress to pass new legislation providing them with hazard pay plus substantial increases in the current rates of their overtime pay and […]