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BILL FOR HEALTH WORKERS’ BENEFITS GETS HOUSE NOD

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure granting mandatory continuing benefits to public, private, and barangay health workers during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and other future public health emergencies. The chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 10701, which aims to promote the welfare of health workers by providing mandatory benefits […]

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BAYANIHAN 3 BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL NOD

A House of Representatives panel approved the P405.6-billion stimulus package under the Bayanihan to Arise As One Act or the Bayanihan 3 to boost the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the substitute bill to the third Bayanihan measure, which would contain direct emergency […]

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HOUSE TO PROBE IVERMECTIN AS COVID-19 CURE

The House Committee on Health is set to conduct a congressional inquiry into the decision of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to disallow the use of an anti-parasitic drug called Ivermectin for prevention and treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections. The panel will tackle House Resolution No. 1684 filed by 1-PACMAN Party-list Rep. Enrico […]

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NOGRALES BACKS HOUSE PROBE OF PNP-PDEA SHOOTOUT

“How did this happen and how can incidents like these be prevented?” These are the questions Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles hopes will be answered by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs investigation into the recent shootout between police officers and anti-narcotics agents, which the lawyer-lawmaker backed on Friday amidst calls for an inquiry […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR CBD BILL HEALTH PANEL VOTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte said Monday that last week’s vote by the United Nation (UN) Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND)’s to delete cannabidiol (CBD) from its list of most dangerous drugs should prompt the House committee on health to take urgent action on his proposal to legalize the production and international marketing of this […]

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POWER COOPS TO LIQUIDATE SUBSIDIES — HOUSE ‘POWER BLOC’

Electric cooperatives (ECs) continue to work with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) while doing their part to ensure uninterrupted power as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and other natural calamities. This was the assurance given by members of the House of Representatives’ “Power Bloc”––composed of Ako Padayon Party-list Rep. Adriano Ebcas, […]

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HOUSE PANEL APPROVES BILL ON FINANCIAL AID TO COVID-DISTRESSED ENTERPRISES – ROMUALDEZ

The House of Representatives’ Defeat COVID-19 Committee has approved a measure seeking to provide financial assistance to distressed enterprises critical to economic recovery in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. The panel approved House Bill 6795 or the proposed Government Financial Institutions Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Economic Recovery (GUIDE) Act. The […]

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HOUSE URGED TO PROBE SAP KINKS—VILLAFUERTE

Nine House leaders led by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano have flagged four kinks in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s implementation of the  Social Amelioration Program (SAP) that were believed responsible for the inordinate delay in the release of emergency cash to the targeted 18 million household-beneficiaries of the country’s biggest social protection […]

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SENATE BEGINS HEARING ON ABS-CBN FRANCHISE

As the Senate starts its hearing on the bills asking to grant ABS-CBN Corporation a franchise to operate , several senators have expressed their reservations on the constitutionality of the proceedings since the House of Representatives has yet to transmit its version to the upper chamber. The Senate committee on public services tackled Senate Bill […]

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HOUSE APPROVES ABS-CBN’S PROVISIONAL FRANCHISE BILL ON 2ND READING – VILLAFUERTE

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to grant media giant ABS-CBN a provisional franchise valid until Oct. 31, 2020. During the plenary session, the lower chamber passed through voice voting House Bill No. 6732, which seeks to grant the ABS-CBN Corporation a franchise to construct, install, operate, and maintain radio […]