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LACK OF DATABASE DELAYS FUEL ‘AYUDA’ DISTRIBUTION

The lack of an existing database has been the cause of delay in the distribution of the government’s fuel subsidy program, Senator Win Gatchalian said. “Hanggang ngayon ay marami pang hindi nakakakuha ng ayudang ito halos tatlong linggo na mula nang magsimulang mamigay ng Pantawid Pasada dahil na rin sa kawalan ng listahan ng mga […]

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DIGITIZE DATABASE, UPGRADE PHILHEALTH IT SYSTEM – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is calling for a strengthening of the anti-fraud mechanisms of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as part of the ongoing efforts to rid itself of wastages due to corruption or inefficient systems. Apart from pushing for the conduct of a special audit on PhilHealth funds following the most recent controversy faced […]

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LAPID WANTS ONLINE DATABASE FOR ALL PH LAWS, REGULATIONS

Senator Lito Lapid has filed Senate Bill No. 1751 which proposes to create the National Legal Knowledge and Assistance System which shall serve as an online repository of different laws, rules and regulations in our country. The Department of Justice (DOJ), in coordination with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will be mandated […]

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REGISTER INFORMAL WORKERS IN A NAT’L DATABASE — ANGARA

To protect informal workers and to ensure they receive aid from the government in times of emergencies, Senator Sonny Angara is calling for the creation of a national database of all members of the informal economy. In filing Senate Bill 1636 or the Informal Economy Registration and National Database Act, Angara noted how a significant […]

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HOUSE PANEL OKAYS BILLS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF INFORMAL ECONOMY WORKERS — VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte is urging Congress to approve a  measure that aims to  guarantee the  access to social protection  and other safety nets of an estimated 16 million workers in the so-called informal economy, in line with the Duterte administration’s efforts to transition them to the formal sector so that their rights can be protected under law.  Workers […]

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GATCHALIAN TO GOV’T AGENCIES: QUICKLY REPORT DATA HACKING TO NAT’L PRIVACY COMMISSION

Senator Win Gatchalian urged government agencies to immediately report to the National Privacy Commission (NPC) any unauthorized access to databases containing personal information that they have in custody. Gatchalian made the call after learning of the hacking of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNIFAST) database in March that exposed the personal […]

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NATIONAL FARMERS AND FISHERMEN DATABASE TO BOOST GOV’T AGRI EFFORTS – PANGANIBAN

The Department of Agriculture‘s (DA) new National Farmers and Fishermen Database (NFFD) is long overdue and should help the government improve its efforts to help the sector, according to House Committee on Agriculture and Food chair and ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban, Jr., who on Wednesday lauded the DA’s newest “hi-tech” initiative. “Dapat dati pa […]