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DOT TO HELP IN RECOVERY OF TAAL-AFFECTED TOURISM ESTABLISHMENTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has assured that it is ready to assist in the recovery of tourism establishments which were hit by the Taal Volcano eruption, once the situation becomes stable. “First, when it comes to promotions, we’re ready. But in terms of projects, we will be coordinating with the NEDA (National Economic and […]

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APPOINT A DISASTER CZAR IN BATANGAS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is calling on the government to appoint a disaster czar to oversee the relief efforts in Batangas for residents displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Villanueva broached the idea after reports showed that relief goods such as food and hygiene packs, among others, were unevenly distributed to various evacuation centers where […]

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EXTEND CASH ASSISTANCE, EMERGENCY LOANS TO TAAL VICTIMS – PANGILINAN

As Taal Volcano remains restive, Senator Kiko Pangilinan is urging Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and the Department of Finance to formulate a comprehensive inter-agency fund assistance program for affected residents around the volcano. “This program may include several forms of assistance like outright cash assistance, moratorium on amortization, etc.,” said Pangilinan, who participated in a […]

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200 EVACUATION CENTERS TO BE BUILT – VILLAR

The government is targeting the construction of more than 200 disaster-resilient evacuation centers this year to accommodate those displaced by calamities, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said. To date, around 114 evacuation centers have already been set-up under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said in a weekly […]

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400,000 N95 MASKS TO ARRIVE NEXT WEEK – LOPEZ

A medical supplies manufacturer has assured the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of deliveries of N95 face masks from abroad. The DTI said the mother company of Medtecs International Corp. Ltd abroad will be supplying 400,000 pieces of FFP2-N95 masks that are set to arrive next week. “N95 face masks will be made available […]

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TAAL COMMISSION TO ENSURE MORE COHESIVE REHAB, REBUILDING EFFORTS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan has expressed his support for the establishment of a Taal Commission – a body that will solely focus on aiding, rehabilitating, and rebuilding communities affected by the ongoing eruption of Taal Volcano. “We should immediately shift our focus to providing the needs of those affected by the ongoing eruption. We’re not going […]

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GIVE 1-YEAR LOAN AMORTIZATION MORATORIUM FOR TAAL ERUPTION VICTIMS – GATCHALIAN

To help them rebuild their lives amid the calamity, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for the imposition of a one-year moratorium on loan amortizations for residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Immediately upon Congress’ resumption of session, Gatchalian filed Senate Resolution No. 289 (SRN 289) urging the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), the Social […]

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SARAH GERONIMO FANS DONATE TO RED CROSS FOR TAAL ERUPTION VICTIMS – GORDON

Fans of Filipino singer-actress Sarah Geronimo have partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in giving aid to the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption by organizing and hosting a dance flash mob called “Tala Para sa Taal” at the Quirino Grandstand. The event aimed to gather donations for the evacuees with the proceeds later […]

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ISSUE MORE TAAL VOLCANO UPDATES – PANGILINAN

Government must issue more regular Taal Volcano updates over the twice-a-day situationers that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has been releasing, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Considering that Phivolcs raised alert level 2 to 4 in just two hours last January 12, we issue an urgent appeal to government to issue bulletins every […]

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RED CROSS TO PUT UP AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL UNIT IN BATANGAS – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is studying where best to put up an emergency medical unit in Batangas to accommodate ill residents following the closure of at least six hospitals due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano, Senator Dick Gordon said. “We are studying where we should put up a medical tent because six […]