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INSURANCE COVER FOR AGRARIAN REFORM FARMERS LAUDED

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee on Monday lauded the impending passage of House Bill 6680, which aims to ease the impact of natural calamities on affected agrarian reform beneficiaries providing them with full insurance coverage. “This is a big win for agrarian reform beneficiaries, especially those who live in areas that are becoming more […]

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GIVE JOURNOS INSURANCE, HAZARD PAY, SAYS ATAYDE

Quezon City 1st District Rep. Arjo Atayde called on the House leadership to start deliberations on a bill seeking to provide mandatory insurance coverage and hazard pay to journalists. His call came amid the death of journalist Percival Mabasa, more popularly known as Percy Lapid, who was gunned down last October 3 in Las Piñas. […]

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AGRI: PASS ESSENTIAL CROPS INSURANCE BILL

In the wake of the destruction brought by Severe Tropical Storm Florita on crops, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee called on Congress to start deliberations on a measure that would compensate farmers of essential crops for losses inflicted by calamities. Essential crops include rice, corn, cassava, coconut, sugarcane, and vegetables. HB No. 1298 provides […]

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NO MORE MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES

Senator Nancy Binay thanked the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Commission on Higher Education for their move to repeal the policy requiring students in higher education institutions (HEIs) to have medical insurance before participating in in-person classes. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa IATF at CHED sa pagbawi ng requirement na […]

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OFW INSURANCE BILL GETS HOUSE OK – CAMPOS

The House of Representatives approved on final reading the measure seeking to expand the coverage of compulsory insurance for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). With 180 affirmative votes, six negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 10802, which seeks to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995 […]

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COVID-19 INSURANCE FOR SEA GAMES ATHLETES PUSHED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is urging the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to include comprehensive insurance coverage for COVID-19 for members of the Philippine delegation to the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles issued the call after it was revealed that host […]

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DA-PCIC DOUBLES ASF HOG INDEMNITY – DAR

As the Duterte administration intensifies efforts to encourage hog raisers badly-hit by the African Swine Fever (ASF) to get back to business and subsequently stabilize pork supply and prices, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (DA-PCIC) is increasing its indemnity for hogs culled due to ASF. […]

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GIVE ASF-HIT HOG RAISERS INSURANCE – PANGILINAN

With the “COVID of pigs” severely impacting the P200 billion swine industry, hog raisers must be given insurance as they continue to battle the effects of the African swine fever (ASF), Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Dagdagan ang insurance lalo na sa mga magbababoy ngayon para sila ay tumaya. Ma-insure ang kanilang per head na mga […]

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GIVE INSURANCE COVERAGE TO PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO ATHLETES – LAPID

In order to give due protection to Filipino athletes participating in international sports competitions such as the Southeast Asian Games, Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to provide free insurance coverage for all professional Filipino athletes who are competing in international sports competitions. According to Lapid, it is only fair for the state […]

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TRANSFORM PHILHEALTH INTO A PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has calls on  government to make sure that all those involved in the “ghost” dialysis scandal hounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will not go unpunished. “We need some punitive measures–we need to punish those who are guilty–as well as preventive measures para hindi na maulit,” Angara said. The seasoned legislator, […]