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DPWH TO LAUNCH ‘AYUDA’ PROGRAM TO AID UNEMPLOYED

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to launch a new program that will provide assistance to individuals who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DPWH Acting Secretary Roger Mercado announced the new DPWH initiative dubbed as Assistance to Youth and Unemployed for Development and Advancement (AYUDA) Program aims to […]

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ILOCOS NORTE TOWN HOLDS ONLINE STORYTELLING SHOW

The municipality of San Nicolas in Ilocos Norte has launched an online storytelling show to keep up with digital learners of the 21st century. Starting November 20, the official Facebook page of the San Nicolas government live-streams unique and never-before-heard stories for children, particularly those that instill awareness about the town’s rich cultural heritage, livelihood […]

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IRR FOR DIRECT PURCHASE FROM FARMERS RELEASED

After Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s constant follow-ups with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the roll-out of the provision on negotiated procurement with farmers and fisherfolk have finally been released. The Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) submitted to the Senate a copy of the IRR that will allow […]

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PANDEMIC WILL NOT HAMPER GOV’T SUPPORT — BONG GO

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go personally visited Barangay Panacan in Davao City on Saturday, October 30, to check on the condition of the residents and ensure they have the support they need during these trying times. “Huwag kayong magpasalamat sa amin. Kami ang nagpapasalamat sa inyo dahil binigyan niyo kami ng pagkakataon para makapagserbisyo. Hindi namin […]

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LACSON CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE NAT’L BUDGET AMID COVID

The COVID pandemic and its continuing effects underscore the need to have a national budget that is participatory, consultative, development-oriented and inclusive, Senator Panfilo Lacson said. Lacson, addressing the “Budget Serye 2021” of Social Watch Philippines, said the budget is the most important tool to address social, economic and political problems, which are magnified by […]

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AMID PANDEMIC, RUSH NAT’L ID ROLLOUT – LACSON

To help Filipinos cope with the problems brought about by the pandemic, Senator Panfilo Lacson is pushing for a faster rollout of the National ID system. Lacson, one of the authors and the principal sponsor of the measure in the Senate, said the National ID could address issues including “ayuda” and other social services. The […]

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NO TAXES ON LOCAL MOVIES FOR 1 YEAR – DE VENECIA

The chair of the House Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts appealed to the local government units (LGUs) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to temporarily suspend the collection of the taxes from the local movies for at least 12 months. Pangasinan Representative Christopher de Venecia made the appeal as he welcomed the […]

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HONOR TEACHERS WORKING DURING PANDEMIC – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon paid tribute to Filipino teachers and educators for their sacrifices and dedication to educate and shape the minds and character of our youth, especially during this difficult time of the new coronavirus pandemic. In his message on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day today, Gordon said the Senate recognizes the myriad challenges […]

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GIVE BRGY HEALTH WORKERS 20% DISCOUNT – SALCEDA

A House of Representatives panel pushed for a 20-percent discount for barangay health workers (BHWs) to provide them proper compensation during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the unnumbered substitute bill to several measures proposing for a Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers. “Grant a 20 percent discount on […]

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VILLAFUERTE PUSHES FOR REBOOT OF P10K AYUDA BILL

With the House of Representatives back in hybrid session after a two-week strict lockdown, Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is pushing for the swift passage of a separate bill that seeks to grant every low-income Filipino household a subsidy of P10,000 as a way to spur growth in the fourth quarter by boosting domestic consumption, […]