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ALLOW GOV’T TO DIRECTLY PROCURE PORK – QUIMBO

A lawmaker stressed the need for policies that can help bring down commodity prices, particularly food prices, as the inflation in April remained unchanged from the previous month at 4.5 percent. Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo said the main contributor continues to be the inflation for food and non-alcoholic beverages, which made up 40.9% of […]

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HOUSEHOLD LOCKDOWNS TO CONTAIN COVID – QUIMBO

A lawmaker urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to shift to a more targeted approach of household lockdowns to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo said implementing variations of community quarantines covering a wide area, such as an enhanced community quarantine […]

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WHAT WE NEED NOW IS BAYANIHAN 3 – QUIMBO

A lawmaker said Congress must swiftly pass the proposed Bayanihan to Arise As One Act or the Bayanihan 3 in order to provide relief to Filipinos, especially the working class and the most vulnerable. Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo made the call after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the unemployment rate for February […]

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GOV’T TO OFFER MSMES ZERO-INTEREST LOANS – LOPEZ

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will be offered zero-interest loans under the Philippine Economic Stimulus Act (PESA) bill, government officials said. “If we’re able to get zero-cost funding, that’s the fund that we can lend at zero percent also. And then out of that funding, we will just ask for administration fee. So that’s […]