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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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NAVAL GIVES 25% DISCOUNT FOR TRICYCLE FRANCHISE

The municipality of Naval in Biliran province will provide a 25 percent discount for the franchise registration and renewal of utility motorized tricycles this year. Mayor Gerard Roger Espina said this was agreed upon during the regular session of the local council as assistance to the transport sector badly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 […]

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PHILRECA SEEKS ERC APPROVAL ANEW TO INVOKE FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSE

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) is again seeking approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to allow them to avail of the prompt payment discount and invoke the ‘force majeure’ clause in their power supply agreements. PHILRECA Executive Director and General Manager Janeene Depay-Colingan reiterated this request as she assured the 121 […]

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SENATE RATIFIES BICAM REPORT ON 1ST TIME JOB-SEEKERS ASSISTANCE BILL – VILLANUEVA

The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on a bill seeking to exempt fresh graduates and out-of-school youth from paying government fees and charges on documents needed for their job application. Approved by the Senate was the reconciled version of Senate Bill No. 1629 and House of Representatives Bill No. 172, or the […]

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SENATE APPROVES HIGHER DISCOUNT RATE FOR POLITICAL ADS – PIMENTEL

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill requiring higher discount rates for political advertisements in radio and television during elections, in a bid to give more candidates the chance to share their platforms to the public and pave the way for more informed voters. Senate Bill No. 1985 was sponsored by Senator […]