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FLEXI WORK SHOULDN’T AFFECT PUBLIC SERVICE – POE

Senator Grace Poe called on government agencies to lead the way in implementing truly beneficial work-from-home arrangements for civil servants amid the transport woes, but without compromising prompt and reliable delivery of services to all citizens. Poe issued the call after the Civil Service Commission issued a policy institutionalizing an adaptable setup in government as […]

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ANGARA: DUTERTE ADMIN LOANS SUPPORTED PH ECONOMY

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte did a fair job in borrowing money amid the pandemic, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chair of the Senate committee on finance, said he understands the need for the government to borrow money to support the economy and provide for the needs of its constituents. “It’s been a difficult […]

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DEPED URGED: GET LWD ENROLLEES TO PRE-COVID LEVEL

As early as now, the Department of Education (DepEd) should work towards increasing the number of enrolled learners with disabilities (LWDs) to pre-pandemic levels, a party-list of educators said. “With the signing into law of Republic Act 11650, the DepEd should focus on getting more LWDs to enroll for the school year 2022-2023. We have […]

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RETAIN WORK FROM HOME ARRANGEMENTS — PANGILINAN

Vice presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated his earlier call to scrap the idea of a return to face-to-face work arrangements for business processing outsourcing (BPO) employees, who themselves say they have adjusted to the new normal. “Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit pababalikin ang mga BPO workers sa face-to-face na pagtratrabaho kung gumagana naman ang […]

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ISKO TO USE UNPAID MARCOS ESTATE TAX FOR ‘AYUDA’

Aksyon Demokratiko presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the unpaid P203 billion Marcos estate tax if recovered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), will be sufficient to support the government’s cash aid program for Filipinos who need financial assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising oil prices. At the presidential debate organized […]

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EXTEND BPO WORKERS’ WFH ARRANGEMENT – VILLANUEVA

Skyrocketing gas prices that will make commuting to work more expensive for thousands of call center workers should prompt the government to “temporarily withdraw its ultimatum to BPOs” to end the work-from-home or remote work arrangement of their employees or lose tax incentives, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva said that “rising transport cost is […]

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FREE COVID-19 TESTING IN PH NOW – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called for caution in lowering pandemic alert levels to protect the workforce, and renewed his call for free COVID-19 testing in the country. With reports of Metro Manila entering into Alert Level 1 status, return of face-to-face classes in schools, and the current election campaign activities, Villanueva urged the government to be […]

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POVERTY AND THE PANDEMIC THE REAL ENEMIES, NOT PRESIDENTIAL RIVALS, SAYS ISKO

Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the battles that concern him are the ones being waged against the pandemic, poverty, and hunger—not with his competitors in the presidential race. Moreno stressed this on Friday when he and his Team Bilis Kilos barnstormed Navotas and Malabon to present their 10-point Bilis […]

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TRAIN ENTREPRENEURS AMID PANDEMIC, SAYS VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called for a shift in mindset from wage employment to self-employment for young graduates through the establishment of the Philippine Entrepreneurs Academy. Villanueva made this call in his sponsorship of Senate Bill No. 2205 under Committee Report No. 585, creating the said academy that provides degree programs and training for entrepreneurship. The […]

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BILL AGAINST FAKE DELIVERY ORDERS GETS SENATE OK

Delivery riders and drivers would soon be protected from shelling out money from their own pockets to pay for canceled bookings or hoax orders. The Senate approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2302, also known as An Act Providing Measures to Protect Individuals Engaged in Food, Grocery and Pharmacy Delivery Services. The […]