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POE TO TELCOS: IMPROVE INTERNET SERVICES NOW

Senator Grace Poe is urging telecommunications companies to expedite the construction of connectivity infrastructure to improve services for children and students who need to rely increasingly on internet connection for online education. A survey conducted by the Asian Development Bank Institute revealed that 46 percent of Filipino families with children are not attending school because […]

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DCC CLUSTER APPROVES CURES BILL TO BOOST INFRA SPENDING, CREATE MORE JOBS IN COUNTRYSIDE — VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has said that the P1.5-trillion countryside infrastructure spending measure green-lighted by the social amelioration cluster of the House’s Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) is guaranteed to create a multitude of employment opportunities especially in rural areas to partly make up for the jobs that were lost amid the coronavirus pandemic. Villafuerte said […]

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ROAD, INFRA PROJECTS TO DECONGEST EDSA – VILLAR

The government remains committed to its promise to decongest Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) through the construction of various road and infrastructure projects that can serve as alternate routes for motorists. “We’re well underway in fulfilling the promise of our President at the beginning of his term,” Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary […]

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PAY HIKE TO ADDRESS LABOR SHORTAGE IN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR – LOPEZ

Offering higher wages in the construction industry will address the shortage of skilled labor in the sector, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Lopez told reporters that construction companies are now hiking wages to ensure that there will be no delays in their projects due to manpower shortage. “We see it happening.” “We see it happening, because […]

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HOUSE TO PASS KEY TAX BILLS – SALCEDA

The House Ways and Means Committee will sustain its commitment to fund President Rodrigo Duterte’s key infrastructure and human development priorities, its chairman, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said. Salceda said he will push for the passage in plenary of key tax measures that hurdled committee level, particularly: the tax regime for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators […]

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SECURE MORE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS TO CREATE MORE JOBS – GORDON

In line with his call for refocusing the country’s priorities, Senator Dick Gordon said the government should make an effort to secure more foreign direct investments (FDIs) to create more jobs for the people. “Is there an alternate plan by the government to generate jobs? Obviously, the country has to generate jobs so that more […]

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HOUSE APPROVES TOURISM SITES ACCESSIBILITY BILL – BELARO

A measure seeking to give road access to all tourism sites in the country hurdled third and final reading at the House of Representatives. With 205 affirmative votes, the Lower House overwhelmingly recently passed House Bill 8143, or the “Tourism Sites Accessibility Act.” There was no negative vote and no abstention. The bill mandates the […]