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GOV’T REACTIVATES ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – GO

The government pushes for reintegration interventions for beneficiaries of the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa” (BP2) program once sent back to their respective home provinces. The BP2 program has been helping hundreds of family-beneficiaries through the whole-of-nation approaches by the program’s key agency implementers such as the National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Transportation, Department of […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: KEEP SPORTS EVENTS COVID-19 FREE

Amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Party-list (PBA) has called on the government to ensure that health protocols are strictly enforced so that the country can continue to host international sporting events.  The neophyte lawmaker said the government should not be averse in emulating other countries that have already successfully […]

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FACE MASKS STILL REQUIRED IN QC – BELMONTE

Officials of Quezon City’s 142 villages have been ordered to strictly implement the wearing of face masks as the local government retained “yellow” status under its monitoring system due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases. Face masks must be worn at all times in indoor and outdoor settings, the city government ordered. The Department […]

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PH ECONOMIC RECOVERY TACKLED IN ROUTES ASIA 2022

The impressive ranking of the Philippines as the world’s fourth fastest-growing economy in 2021 was one of the topics that opened the discussions at the recently concluded Routes Asia 2022 held at the Da Nang International Exhibition Fair Center in Vietnam. “Despite the travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, Philippine tourism saw some significant recovery contributing […]

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QC NOW IN YELLOW COVID-19 LEVEL – BELMONTE

The Quezon City local government has raised its COVID-19 early warning level to yellow status after it recorded an average of 26 cases per day. According to the QC Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (QCESU), aside from the jump in average daily cases, two other indicators were also observed. The average positivity rate doubled to […]

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CASH PRIZES FOR FULLY VAXXED LAPU-LAPU RESIDENTS

The Lapu-Lapu City government will be distributing thousands of pesos in cash prizes to residents who have completed the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination doses during its 61st Charter Day on June 17, the mayor said. The historical city reached the desired 80-percent population protection in December last year. “Achieving herd immunity would not have been […]

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DSWD HELPS FUND SAMBOAN CEBU’S FIGHT VS COVID-19

The mayor of Cebu’s southern coastal town of Samboan cited the almost P17-million community development projects of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which enabled them to more effectively fight COVID-19. Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr. said his town has prioritized healthcare services for his constituents through its partnership with the DSWD-Central Visayas in […]

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BELMONTE: QC TO USE COVID-19 EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

In an attempt to avert a possible resurgence in COVID-19 infections, the Quezon City local government has devised an early warning system that detects and analyzes “signals” of a possible surge. Designed by the Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (QCESU), the warning system entails the systematic monitoring of new cases, analysis of trends, […]

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ABANTE THANKS HOUSE LEADERSHIP FOR RECOGNITION

“Grateful for the opportunity to help our people in one of the most difficult chapters in our nation’s history.” This was the reaction of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. after being recognized by House Speaker Lord Alan Velasco on the last session day of the 18th Congress. The legislator added that Congress also worked to […]

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NO PRE-DEPARTURE RT-PCR TEST FOR VAXXED TOURISTS

The Philippine government will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test for incoming fully vaccinated passengers as part of its measures to revive the pandemic-hit economy. Following the recommendations made by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as a means to further ease the travel requirements and encourage more tourists to visit the country, the Inter-Agency […]