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LET LGUS DECIDE ON QUARANTINE STATUS — ABANTE

Let the leaders on the ground––local government unit (LGU) chiefs––determine their quarantine status. “LGU executives are in the best position to assess the situation on the ground and to decide on how to implement whatever measures they believe are necessary to contain the virus in their localities,” said Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. Metro Manila […]

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PH HAS ZERO BENEFITS FROM POGO OPERATIONS ––ABANTE

Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. reiterated his longstanding opposition to Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), and said that there is growing evidence that the country does not benefit from POGO operations that are supposed to bring in billions of pesos in revenues. “No revenue, no benefits! The only ones profiting from this immoral industry are […]

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ABANTE: NAT’L SENIOR CITIZENS HEALTH CENTER NEEDED

A House leader on Monday thanked his colleagues in the Committee on Ways and Means for supporting proposals to establish a national health center that specializes in the care of senior citizens––something that is long overdue given the growing number of the elderly in the country––and for approving tax exemption provisions involving the said institution. […]