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NCR LGUS TO EYE 250,000 VAX JABS WITHIN ECQ – MMDA

On the second day of enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority inspected anew vaccination sites in Metro Manila, particularly in cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos oversaw vaccination rollout at Pasolo Elementary School in Barangay Pasolo, Valenzuela; Robinsons Townmall in Tinajeros, Malabon; Navotas […]

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CUA: ULAP BACKS LGU ADVANCE VACCINE PAYMENTS

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) President and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua on Thursday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing local government units (LGUs) to give COVID-19 vaccine suppliers and manufacturers advance 50% payment, and said the move was a big boost for LGUs working to protect their constituents from the COVID-19 virus. […]

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LGUS SHOULD TAKE LEAD IN DIGITAL SERVICES – ANGARA

To bolster the country’s efforts in developing and implementing e-government services, Senator Sonny Angara said that local government units (LGUs) should take the lead in digital transformation for the public sector. Angara noted how the shift to digital or online services has accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and “government cannot afford to […]

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LGUS TO AID NAT’L GOV’T BUY COVID VACCINES – CUA

Local government units (LGUs) are “inspired” to help the national government in buying, using, and handling coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines as a way of volunteerism, Quirino Governor Dax Cua said. In a virtual news briefing sponsored by the Presidential Communications Operations Office-Philippine Information Agency, Cua, president of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines […]

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CUA TO DEPED: CONSULT LGUS ON FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua on Wednesday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to consult local government unit (LGU) executives and officials of the Department of Health (DOH) with regard to the possibility of resuming face-to-face classes in January amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and stressed […]

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BAYANIHAN 2 HAS HOUSE-INTRODUCED PROVISIONS TO BEEF UP LGU COVID RESPONSE, HASTEN BUSINESS RECOVERY — VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte said over the weekend the proposed Bayanihan To Heal As One Act that the House of Representatives is set to ratify on Monday contains features that aim to strengthen the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response capabilities of local government units (LGUs) and hasten the recovery of businesses hit hard by the coronavirus-induced […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO DILG: SUSPEND, PROSECUTE LGU EXECS BEHIND SAP IRREGULARITIES

With the slew of complaints reaching Malacañang on alleged shenanigans committed by certain local government executives in the distribution of over P200 billion-worth of cash grants for coronavirus-hit poor families under President Duterte’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año should take immediate and forceful action against these abuses by suspending and prosecuting […]

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EXPAND APPLICATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND TO OTHER NEEDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION – GO

A public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Local Government tackled a bill which seeks to expand the application of the proceeds of the Special Education Fund (SEF) tax to other needs of the public education system.Filed by Senator Bong Go, Senate Bill No. 396, or “Expanding the purposes and application of the Special […]

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USE CBMS LAW FOR FASTER DELIVERY OF SAP – GATCHALIAN

In a renewed call to expedite the delivery of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) nationwide, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Law to ensure a faster and easier identification of SAP beneficiaries. The CBMS Law, which Gatchalian had co-authored, is a monitoring system that gathers information on […]

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IMPLEMENT ‘FIRST 1,000 DAYS LAW’ AMID COVID-19 CRISIS – GATCHALIAN

With the enhanced community quarantine  (ECQ) still in effect, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure continued delivery of health care programs in Local Government Units (LGUs) under the “Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act” (Republic Act 11148) or the “First 1,000 Days Law,” which he co-authored. The First 1,000 Days […]