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LAW EXPANDS BENEFITS OF HEALTH WORKERS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon dedicated the passage of a law that continues to mandate the continued awarding of additional benefits to health workers that have been fighting valiantly against COVID-19. Gordon, the primary author, and co-sponsor of Senate Bill (SB) 2371, which was signed into Republic Act (RA) 11712, said that he welcomed the long-awaited passage […]

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BE INSPIRED BY HEROISM OF WAR VETERANS – NOGRALES

As the nation observed the 80th Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) recently, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles cited the heroism of war veterans and enjoined civil servants to draw inspiration from their lives and the sacrifices they made for our country. The national observance, with the theme “Kagitingan ng mga Beterano, Inspirasyon […]

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GORDON COMMENDS NEW LICENSED PHYSICIANS

Senator Dick Gordon expressed his admiration for all 1,677 newly licensed physicians who recently hurdled the latest Physician’s Licensure Exam (PLE) in the National Capital Region (NCR) which was held from October 30 to November 2 this year. “I commend and congratulate our new licensed doctors who just passed the licensure exam,” Gordon said. “I […]

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SIAO: EXEMPT SOME PROJECTS FROM POLL SPENDING BAN

A leader of the House of Representatives urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to exempt select few projects from the election spending ban that comes with the 2022 polls. Civil Service and Professional Regulation Committee chair and Iligan City Representative Frederick Siao said the still undisbursed special risk allowance (SRA), compensation, and benefits of healthcare […]

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MEDICAL SECTOR SUPPORTS SENATE PROBE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed another manifesto of support from leaders of the medical and health sectors to the Senate’s investigation into the alleged anomalous government procurement deals for the country’s COVID-19 response. Gordon, who chairs the Blue Ribbon Committee, said that more and more people are now speaking out and standing up against the corruption […]

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93% OF CHED FRONTLINERS NOW FULLY-VAXXED – DE VERA

All Commission on Higher Education (CHED) offices nationwide have achieved the required vaccination level to protect their employees during the pandemic. A total of 1,198 or 98 percent of the CHED education frontliners have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the Commission’s efforts to protect them as they deliver essential services to […]

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DENR GIVES SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSE

To reinforce capacities for environmental law enforcement and crisis response, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)—through its Environment and Natural Resources Academy (ENRA)— launched a special course for enforcement frontliners at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Amphitheater. With the theme “The ENR Academy: Mechanism Towards Effective Environmental Protection and Management,” the special course […]

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DENR FETES MANILA BAY ENVIRONMENTAL FRONTLINERS

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently held a thanksgiving event to acknowledge the efforts of estero rangers, as well as partners from the government sector, civil society and DENR field offices for their continuous support to rehabilitate Manila Bay. The appreciation event was initiated by Secretary Roy Cimatu, citing the invaluable contributions […]

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ANGARA TO PRC: SET UP SATELLITE EXAMINATION SITES

Senator Sonny Angara urged the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) to consider putting up satellite venues for its licensure examinations scheduled for this year as a way to help aspiring doctors, nurses, policemen, teachers, and other professionals with financial and mobility issues during this pandemic. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Angara noted that travel […]

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ABANTE: PRIORITIZE VACCINATION OF BRGY FRONTLINERS

Barangay officials and tanods (watchmen) who are at the frontlines in the war against COVID-19 should be prioritized in the government’s ongoing vaccination program as their work frequently exposes them to the risk of getting infected. This was the appeal of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr., who on Monday said that the national government “has […]