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ESCUDERO: RELEASE FUNDS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said the Department of Education (DepEd) should immediately release the funds to its field offices to prepare public schools across the country for face-to-face classes. Escudero made the call following reports that teachers were spending their own money and taking out loans to retrofit their classrooms for the progressive expansion of […]

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GOV’T HAS FUNDS FOR FREE COVID-19 TESTS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said that COVID-19 tests, if done at the government operated laboratories, should be free of charge to the public. With the demand for COVID-19 tests going up due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Angara said there is sufficient funding under the 2022 national budget to cover for the requirements […]

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RELEASE OF P120-M FOR NEA PROJECTS GETS DUTERTE OK

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has welcomed the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte to release funds for the implementation of the agency’s rural electrification projects in the countryside. The approved funds, which amount to P120 million, are contained in Republic Act (RA) No. 11518 or the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA), intended for the installation […]

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MORE HUNGRY PINOYS WITH DA FUND CUT – PANGILINAN

More Filipinos will go hungry if the proposed budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is cut further, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Mas maraming magugutom kung babawasan pa ang perang ilalaan ng pamahalaan para sa sakahan, pagbababoy, pangingisda (More will go hungry if the money allotted by the government to farming, hog-raising, fishery is reduced),” […]

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VILLANUEVA TO DOH: FIX COVID-19 FUND CHOKEPOINTS

The health department should identify and address its procurement and supply chain chokepoints that seem to be the subject of the latest COA findings of “deficiencies” in the management of some P67 billion in COVID-19 funds in 2020, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Ang COA report po ay parang MRI scan ng paggamit ng pondo. Itong […]

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BACOLOD HOSPITAL GETS FUNDS FROM NEP – GASATAYA

The fund for the establishment of the Bacolod City General Hospital has been included by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the 2022 National Expenditure Program (NEP). This was confirmed by Bacolod Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya after he was informed by the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the development. “We requested Health […]

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USE UNSPENT COVID FUNDS TO HIRE MORE VACCINATORS

A Quezon City councilor is calling on authorities to use unspent COVID – 19 funds for hiring more vaccinators. This will boost the number of personnel delivering the jabs and keep their performances at par with safety standards, according to District 5 councilor Karl Castelo. “Our frontliners don’t need more stress. What they need is […]

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FUNDS FOR VACCINES ARE HOUSE PRIORITIES – ALONTE

Deputy Speaker Marlyn Alonte said the House of Representatives would ensure the availability of funds for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines and funding of the health care system amid the global pandemic. Alonte said this would be one of her priorities for the third regular session as she aims to help iron out any problems hampering […]

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NO PUBLIC FUNDS IN PHILRECA CAMPAIGN — MASONGSONG

National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong on Thursday (May 13) refuted the allegations leveled by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) as “baseless and malicious.” Masongsong has assured that contrary to the statement made by PACC Chairman Greco Belgica, no public funds were used to finance the campaign of the PHILRECA party-list during the 2019 […]

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ABANTE: USE NTF-ELCAC FUNDS FOR SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

A House leader called for the reallocation of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) funds to subsidy programs under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), saying in a resolution he filed on Friday that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]