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NOGRALES TO DOLE: PROBE ‘NO VAX, NO SALARY’ SCHEME

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles today echoed the call to investigate employers imposing a “no vaccine, no salary” scheme, saying that it unduly penalizes workers who have no easy access to COVID-19 vaccines.“Sa panahon ngayon na napakaraming naghihirap, lalong magdurusa ang mga arawan ang sahod sa ganitong sistema. I urge the Department of Labor […]

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PROBE SMUGGLING OF CARROTS IN BENGUET – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan expressed alarm over the reported sale of smuggled carrots in the province of Benguet. “Nakakaalarma ito dahil apektado ang benta ng mga taga-Benguet sa pagpasok ng puslit na carrots,” Pangilinan said. The veteran legislator said concerned authorities, especially the Department of Agriculture, should investigate this reported smuggling of carrots. “Kailangang imbestigahan ito […]

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PROBE POWER RATE HIKE OF ELECTRIC COOPS – BENITEZ

Lawmakers from all seven districts of Negros Occidental have sought an inquiry on the recent power rate hike imposed by electric cooperatives. 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez said he filed House Resolution 2206 to push for a congressional inquiry. “We want to determine what is causing the increase in electricity rates and what we […]

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GIVE HEALTH WORKERS RIGHT BENEFITS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, said the preliminary hearing on the alleged deficiencies in management of the Department of Health’s (DOH) COVID-19 funds focused on the alleged delayed provision of the healthcare workers’ benefits. “We are calling this hearing because this is a very serious matter and we cannot just […]

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NBI TO PROBE ‘NO VAX, NO AYUDA’ FAKE NEWS – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the spread of fake news and misinformation that those who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shall not be given “ayuda” and/or benefits. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said news circulating regarding the distribution of ayuda at the […]

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PANGILINAN TO SENATE: PROBE P25-B VACCINE BUDGET

Senator Kiko Pangilinan said additional spending on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines needs to be subjected to a Senate hearing. Earlier, Budget Secretary Wendell Avisado said that the government needs an additional P5 billion on top of the P82.5 billion allocated for vaccine procurement under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2. […]

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PROBE PUBLIC BIDDINGS ON GOV’T PORTS – UMALI

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives is calling for a congressional inquiry into the “untimely conduct” of public biddings on government ports, sea terminals, and ports facilities by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) under its new terminal leasing and management rules and regulations. Oriental Mindoro Representative Alfonso Umali Jr. filed House Resolution 1822, which […]

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PROBE ROTATIONAL BROWNOUTS IN LUZON – CASTELO

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives is calling for a congressional inquiry into the rotational brownouts being experienced in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. In a resolution, Quezon City Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo said sufficient electricity supply is vital as the country is continuously implementing the national rollout of coronavirus disease 2019 […]

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RESCUE OF CEBU IP KIDS NEEDS FULL PROBE – SY EGCO

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) urged the House of Representatives to call for a joint and full-blown investigation into the rescue of indigenous peoples (IP) children in Cebu in order to introduce measures that will strengthen laws on the protection of their rights and welfare. NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Undersecretary Joel […]

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NBI TO PROBE ONLINE SALE OF COVID-19 VAX – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has sought the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) following the alleged online selling of government-procured COVID-19 vaccines in the cities of Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Parañaque, among others. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos and Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos have met with NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric Distor […]