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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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BINAY TO NEDA, PSA: MONITOR SUCCESS OF GOV’T LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS

Senator Nancy Binay is urging the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to create a consolidated database to monitor success rates of livelihood programs financed by the government. “Dapat yung mga livelihood programs na binibigay sa mga tao, kooperatiba, at organisasyon dapat minomonitor ng ahensyang nagbigay,” Binay said. “Hindi […]

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PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO LGUs UNDER MECQ – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the government to provide financial support to local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan that are now under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until August 18, 2020. Gatchalian said LGU officials — from the mayors down to the “barangay tanods” are themselves frontliners […]

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P1.3B SAP ASSISTANCE GIVEN TO 113,000 BACOLOD CITY BENEFICIARIES – LEONARDIA

Beneficiaries of government cash assistance for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis in Bacolod City will expect to receive a total of P1.3 billion in Social Amelioration Program (SAP) grants. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he is optimistic that the infusion of public funds will pump-prime the city’s economy. “This is a tremendous help […]

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CBMS LAW TO CORRECT INEFFICIENCIES IN SAP DISTRIBUTION – GATCHALIAN

Now that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act has been signed, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government anew to use the law to ensure the efficient distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). Five million more poor families have been added to the list of beneficiaries who will […]

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INFUSE MORE FUND TO DOLE EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM – VILLANUEVA

Fresh funding must be infused into emergency employment programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to stem the impact of mass layoffs, which have already started in the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME), according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Despite the initial difficulties in the implementation of the programs, the DOLE has shown […]

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USE CBMS LAW FOR FASTER DELIVERY OF SAP – GATCHALIAN

In a renewed call to expedite the delivery of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) nationwide, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Law to ensure a faster and easier identification of SAP beneficiaries. The CBMS Law, which Gatchalian had co-authored, is a monitoring system that gathers information on […]

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FAST-TRACK RELEASE OF FINANCIAL AID TO COVID-19 QUARANTINE-AFFECTED FARMERS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan suggested that the government fast-track the release of financial aid to COVID-19 quarantine-affected farmers by decentralizing disbursement from Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP). Malacañang’s fifth report to Congress submitted 27 April 2020 showed that the Department of Agriculture’s financial subsidy to rice farmers (FSRF) reached only 53,881 (or 9.11%) out of […]

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PATIENTS, OTHERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 TO BE GIVEN FINANCIAL AID — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday revealed that the government is mobilizing funds to extend financial assistance to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing in a press briefing several proposals endorsed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).Nograles, quoting portions from IATF Resolution No. 15, announced that “the […]

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GOV’T TO ACCELERATE ASSISTANCE TO AGRI, FARM SECTOR – NOGRALES

“We will strengthen agriculture through more focused assistance, with the end in view of addressing farmers’ livelihood concerns, increasing their productivity, and ensuring supply stability and food security for our people.” This was the statement of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who on Friday said government will strengthen and follow through on initiatives aimed at further […]