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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, […]

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PROJECT RECOGNIZES INITIATIVE-LED ORGANIZATIONS

In a time of crisis and need, people rise above and do what they can to survive. Sometimes these people do more just rise above. They pick up others who are in need and strive to alleviate them. They do this and expect nothing in return. They are unsung heroes who work silently for different […]

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GORDON: PRIORITIZE CHILDREN’S VAX AMID PANDEMIC

Reacting to a study by the World Bank that the plight of the Filipino elementary student is dire, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon says “It is what it is. Many children are being left behind as there is no clear plan. We must prioritize them and their education because that’s […]

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BOOST EDUCATION SECTOR AMID COVID-19 — GATCHALIAN

As the nation marks National Disaster Resilience Month this July, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to strengthen the capacity of the basic education sector to function in emergency situations, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Pinagdaraanan natin ngayon ang pinakamalaking sakuna na nararanasan sa buong mundo. Sa pagtataguyod natin ng new o better normal […]

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PROTECT WORKERS AMID PANDEMIC — VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the importance of ensuring the welfare of workers affected by the pandemic as the Senate labor committee started deliberations into several proposed measures. Villanueva’s committee tackled bills on media workers welfare, occupational safety and health standards for workers in the movie and television industry, service incentive leave, registry of skilled workers […]

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SURVIVAL KIT: ADDRESSING LIFE CLUTTER

This pandemic pulled me out of my routines. I didn’t have to travel to work. We shifted to a dominantly remote working setup. But this also meant that I spent too much time in my room and that boundaries were not set. Since we implemented a semi-flexible setup, the lines between work and rest started […]

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FIGHT FOR EDUCATION AMID PANDEMIC – CASTELO

“We should not lose by default to this pandemic.” This according to Quezon City 6th District Councilor Bobby Castelo who lamented that almost 3 million students dropped out of school last year because of the pandemic. “Three million is three million. We have to get all these children back to school.” According to Philippine Business […]

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DOT LAUNCHES REGION 1 TOURISM RECOVERY PLAN

Bicycle tours, motorbiking and other outdoor activities are part of the recovery plan that the Department of Tourism (DOT) shall execute to spur local tourism in the Ilocos Region, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced during a technical inspection of tourism sites in Pangasinan.  During her three-day visit to Pangasinan, Romulo-Puyat explained that with the shift in local […]

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KEEP HUNGRY POOR CHILDREN FED AMID PANDEMIC – POE

Senator Grace Poe prodded the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger to heighten ongoing efforts to ensure that Filipino children do not continue to suffer from the scourge of hunger and malnutrition amid the pandemic. Poe stressed that the country needs a focused, community-based approach in addressing the problem of malnutrition in Filipino children, led […]