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GOV’T PUSHES ANTI-HUNGER PROGRAM IN EASTERN VISAYAS – NOGRALES

“Thirteen Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations and 17 Institutional Markets will be our partners in implementing the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program in various provinces of Region 8 (Eastern Visayas).” This was the statement of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles who was the main guest speaker in the 6th Virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

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LGUs SHOULD ALLOW UNHAMPERED PASSAGE FOR OFWs — NOGRALES

Local government units (LGUs) all over the country have been directed to allow overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that have completed their 14-day quarantines, or may be required to undergo mandatory home quarantine, to pass through their respective areas so they can go home. This is according to Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of […]

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LOW-INCOME FAMILIES START TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY CASH AID FROM GOV’T – NOGRALES

Low-income families affected by the ongoing Luzon-wide quarantine have started receiving their emergency cash subsidies from the national government, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. Nograles, who is also the spokesman of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported that low-income households from the cities of Manila and […]

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ASYMPTOMATIC CARGO DRIVERS, CREW EXEMPTED FROM 14-DAY HOME QUARANTINE – NOGRALES

Drivers and crew of cargo and delivery trucks are not required to take the mandatory 14-day home quarantine if they do not show any symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) said. IATF-EID spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said this will allow […]

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PALACE TO FORM TASK FORCE ON ZERO HUNGER – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday announced that the Palace will soon be issuing an executive order (EO) creating a Zero Hunger Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) composed of members of the Cabinet that will seek to eradicate hunger in the country by 2030. According to the Palace official, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposal in […]

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DESPITE HIGH RATINGS, DUTERTE ADMIN TO RAMP UP EFFORTS TO IMPROVE SERVICES – NOGRALES

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte may have obtained “historically positive numbers” in the last Social Weather Stations (SWS) government performance poll, but the government will not be complacent and “will continue to find ways to improve its plans and programs in order to better serve our people.” This was the assurance given by Cabinet […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL WAIVING FEES, CHARGES FOR JOB APPLICATIONS OF NEW GRADUATES – NOGRALES

Good news for new graduates seeking work. Government may soon waive fees and charges collected in connection with the issuance of documents required in the fresh graduates’ application for employment. The House of Representatives already approved on second reading House Bill 172 embodying the proposal to waive such fees and charges during the employment application […]

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EVEN WITH RICE TARRIFICATION, NFA SHALL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE RICE – NOGRALES

Even with rice tarrification, the National Food Authority (NFA) will continue to provide the public, especially the poor, with affordable and safe rice, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has assured. “The President will ensure that even with the tarrification of rice and liberalization of the industry, the NFA shall continue to provide the public, particularly the […]

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NEW DOUBTS, FEARS OVER ‘UNDERHANDED’ ENTRY OF PRIVATE GROUPS IN POWER SECTOR – ELECTRIC COOPS

Two of the biggest electric cooperative (EC) groups in the country expressed grave concerns over the “publicity-driven” attempts of a private for-profit entity wanting to enter the power sector to “paint itself as a savior of rural electrification,” in what they tagged as a “concerted drive to undermine grassroots people’s organizations deeply embedded in the […]

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NFA SHOULD BE PROACTIVE IN APPROACH TO COUNTRY’S RICE ISSUES – NOGRALES

House Appropriations Committee Chairperson Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Thursday welcomed the decision of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council’s decision to approve the importation of 132,000 MT of rice to stabilize rice prices, but lamented that action could have been taken sooner to prevent the rice prices from getting out of hand. “As the […]