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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW LOWERING PNP HEIGHT REQUIREMENT

The PNP, BFP, BJMP, and BuCor Height Equality Act, which lowers the height requirement for applications into said institutions, has been signed into law. “This is great news for many Filipinos, and we thank the President for signing it into law,” said Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, principal author of the bill. “Marami tayong kababayang […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW DEFERRING SSS CONTRIBUTIONS

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed Malacañang’s signing into law a bill granting the President the power to hold off Social Security System (SSS) contribution hikes during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Maraming salamat po sa ating Pangulo. But having been given that power, the President must now pull the trigger so to speak,” said Villanueva, chair of the […]

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ZUBIRI LAUDS OK OF PRIVATE SECTOR VAX PURCHASE

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri has expressed his support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that the private sector will now be allowed to buy COVID-19 vaccines at will. “I laud the decision of the President to allow the private sector to import and buy vaccines at will, as this will be able to assist […]

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GO LAUDS DUTERTE’S ADDITIONAL ECQ AID TO POOR

Senator Bong Go thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for heeding his earlier appeal to provide additional assistance to poor Filipinos through an expanded Supplemental Amelioration Program as this is a welcomed step towards aiding our needy kababayans. This comes after the reimposition of the enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region Plus bubble due to […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS CREATE ACT INTO LAW – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) hailed the signing of the landmark Republic Act. No. 11534 or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act by President Rodrigo Duterte after it passed both Houses of Congress recently. “We thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Congress […]

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ALLOW DUTERTE TO DEFER SSS, PHILHEALTH RATE HIKES

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco filed two separate bills seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System (SSS) “in times of national emergencies.”The twin measures seek to amend Republic Act (RA) 11223 or the […]

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VILLAFUERTES ASK DUTERTE AID FOR ROLLY-HIT CAMSUR

Camarines Sur (CamSur) officials led by 2nd district Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Gov. Migz Villafuerte have appealed for immediate relief and assistance from President Duterte for at least 80,000 families in the province’s 35 municipalities and one city (Iriga) hit the hardest by super typhoon Rolly, considered the strongest land-falling tropical cyclone to ever hit […]

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DUTERTE APPROVAL RATING SHOW PEOPLE ARE INFORMED

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said the 91 percent approval rating of President Rodrigo Duterte in the latest Pulse Asia survey reflects the people’s trust and confidence in his ability to chart the right course for the country as Filipinos come to terms with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic […]

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VILLAFUERTE LAUDS DUTERTE HIGH APPROVAL RATING

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has appealed to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to speed up the release of the balance of the stimulus funds earmarked for state agencies and sectoral groups under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2), so the  government could accelerate and broaden its efforts to defeat COVID-19 […]

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ACTS-OFW PARTYLIST LAUDS DUTERTE CASH AID FOR COLLEGE EDUCATION OF OFW CHILDREN

The ACTS-OFW Partylist has lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for his decision to grant a one-time P30,000 cash assistance for the education needs of some 33,000 children of repatriated or displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are in college. ACTS-OFW Partylist Chairman John Bertiz III said the government’s cash assistance to college-level children of OFWs will go a long way in ensuring that they continue […]