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MORE THAN 43,000 ESTABLISHMENTS GET SAFETY SEALS

Businesses nationwide are adopting the Safety Seal to assure the public that safe health protocols are put in place in their establishments amid the various quarantine restrictions. A total of 43,332 public and private establishments have been issued Safety Seal Certifications through the joint efforts of the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and […]

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SHORTEN QUARANTINE OF FULLY VAXXED TRAVELERS – DOT

“The Department of Tourism (DOT) stands squarely behind the call of President Duterte to shorten the quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers. This is a crucial step towards the eventual resumption of international travel once our borders reopen, leading to the recovery of the pandemic-hit sector,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said.  Romulo-Puyat said that the […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST: ‘HIRE MORE LEARNING AIDES’

An education advocacy group urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to counter online cheating groups by establishing small groups to “help students in need of further tutoring” through learning support aides (LSAs).This as news over the weekend revealed the existence of an “Online Kopyahan” community on Facebook that had reached more than 600,000 members. “The […]

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GRANULAR LOCKDOWN WITH VAX, BIZ BUBBLES URGED

Two lawmakers urged the government to recalibrate its pandemic response by lifting the current policy on quarantine classifications and immediately implementing the granular lockdowns coupled with “bakuna” (vaccine) and business bubbles in Metro Manila and other metropolitan areas in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo and AAMBIS-OWA Representative Sharon Garin […]

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TIME TO INSTITUTIONALIZE DIGITAL PAYMENTS – ANGARA

Both the government and the private sector welcome the promotion of digital payments as the way forward in providing Filipinos with a fast, safe and efficient way of making transactions in the country. As the author of Senate Bill 1764 or the Use of Digital Payments Act, Senator Sonny Angara said there was widespread support […]

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MORE COVID FACILITIES FOR NCMH BY MID-SEPT – DPWH

Additional health care facilities at National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) in Mandaluyong City implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be turned over to the Department of Health (DOH) by the middle of September 2021. DPWH Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar said shipping containers repurposed into quarantine/isolation facility for […]

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NOGRALES: FORWARD NOW MONTALBAN

A day before the implementation of stricter quarantine restrictions, Rizal 2nd District Representative Fidel Nograles on Friday led the youth of Montalban in a ride for hope and resilience dubbed as “Padyak Montalban.” “We want to assure the people of Montalban that although the next coming weeks or even months may prove difficult, we are […]

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GIVE EVERYONE CASH AID IN BAYANIHAN 3 – SALCEDA

The House of Representatives is committed to push for providing cash assistance to all Filipinos under the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act (Bayanihan 3) with an allocation of P216 billion amid the imposition of the strictest quarantine classification in the National Capital Region (NCR). During the virtual Ugnayan sa Batasan media forum, House […]

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QC EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE HAZARD PAY – BELMONTE

Quezon City employees who reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will soon receive their hazard pay. The local government has allocated P250 million for the payment of hazard pay to eligible employees who helped in the delivery of services and programs to residents during the covered […]

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TADURAN BACKS NO QUARANTINE FOR VAXXED OFWS

A party-list lawmaker said returning Filipinos who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) here or abroad should be exempted from the mandatory quarantine when they arrive in the country. ACT-CIS Partylist Representative Rowena Niña Taduran said the mandatory seven-day quarantine in a government-approved facility would only burden the arriving fully vaccinated Filipinos, who […]