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PANGILINAN: BUY VACCINES WITH PITC ‘PARKED FUNDS’

An executive order should be issued to transfer back to the National Treasury the P33.4 billion “parked” in the bank accounts of the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) to buy a huge chunk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines for Filipinos, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Since the PITC is under the Department of Trade and […]

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WOMEN ENTREPS PAVE WAY FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY – POE

Resilient, strategic thinkers and persevering, women entrepreneurs are paving the way in the country’s economic recovery following a slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Grace Poe said. Despite the fracturing impact of the pandemic, Poe said there is clear optimism and rapid responsiveness among women entrepreneurs to turn the challenges into opportunities not only […]

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QC GETS ISOLATION FACILITY IN 18 DAYS – VILLAR

Recognizing the need to augment healthcare infrastructure in the National Capital Region, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed a 96-bed quarantine/isolation healthcare facility in Quezon City University in just 18 days. “These mobile health facilities in Quezon City University are constructed to enable the immediate isolation of mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases […]

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RESUME CLASSES IN COVID-FREE AREAS – GATCHALIAN

While learners affected by recent storms await the printing and distribution of new sets of learning materials, Senator Win Gatchalian proposed anew to resume classes through “purok workshops” if they are in COVID-19-free or ‘low-risk’ areas. According to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, it is crucial that recovery […]

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INCLUDE SPED IN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM – VILLANUEVA

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting both educators and students alike, the circumstances faced by learners with special needs requires a slew of interventions to maximize their potential, said Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Higher and Technical and Vocational Education, urged his colleagues to pass Senate Bill No. 1907 or the […]

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SURIGAO DEL NORTE AIRPORTS TO OPEN STARTING DEC. 1

All major airports in Surigao del Norte will be opened for commercial flights starting December 1 this year.This after Governor Francisco Matugas issued an executive order that aims to balance the province’s economic recovery and preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The move is also in line with the National Action Plan […]

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VILLANUEVA: GIVE HEALTH WORKERS BETTER PAY

Senator Joel Villanueva scored the Department of Health (DOH) for its persistent failure to augment the health human resource needed for the country’s COVID-19 response, saying that its emergency hiring program offers terms that are worse than “endo” and unreasonable as the pandemic is anticipated to last until next year. Villanueva, chair of the Senate […]

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EVACUEES NEED COVID-19 MASS TESTING – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to map out plans for the mass testing of evacuees who have to be temporarily sheltered at evacuation centers around the country during calamities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Thousands of evacuees in some provinces of Luzon are now camped out […]

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PLANS VS HUNGER AMID PANDEMIC IN PLACE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a radio interview over the weekend that government would concretely address issues arising from the pressing problem of hunger and poverty amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “The hunger problem is worldwide. According to the United Nations, 690 million individuals suffer from hunger on a daily basis, and the […]

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1st OFW HOSPITAL STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN PAMPANGA

The construction of the first-ever overseas Filipino workers (OFW) hospital has recently started after being delayed by quarantine measures imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. During the kick-off ceremony, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the provincial government of Pampanga signed the deed of usufruct for the […]