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CENTENARIANS GET P1.2B IN CASH GIFTS FROM GOV’T

The national government has already paid out an aggregate of P1.2 billion in cash gifts to Filipinos who have reached the age of 100 years, Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo, a member of the House committee on appropriations, said. “A total of 12,186 Filipinos have already received their P100,000 cash award each since the passage […]

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TEACHERS TO GET P1K INCENTIVE ON OCT. 5 — RILLO

The 900,000 public school teachers employed by the Department of Education (DepEd) are all set to receive their P1,000 World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) on Oct. 5, Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo, House appropriations committee member, said. “In the 2023 General Appropriations Law, Congress earmarked the amount of P900 million to pay for the WTDIB […]

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P53B SET FOR PRIVATE HS STUDENTS TUITION SUBSIDY

The national government is spending P53 billion this year to shoulder the tuition of underprivileged students “placed” in private high schools either because of the lack of public schools in their communities, or because existing public schools are already packed full. Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo, a member of the House appropriations committee, said the […]

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PHILHEALTH TO PAY P20B IN DIALYSIS CLAIMS – RILLO

Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo sees the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) paying up to P20.3 billion in dialysis claims this year, amid the chronic kidney disease (CKD) epidemic sweeping the country. “Considering the surge in the number of Filipinos seeking dialysis treatment, total claims payments are likely to increase by around P3 billion […]

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RILLO: OVER 18,000 PINOY NURSES TOOK 2022 NCLEX

The number of Philippine-educated nurses that took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time in 2022 was the highest in 14 years. A total of 18,617 nursing graduates from the Philippines took the NCLEX for the first time in 2022, in hopes of practicing their profession in America, said Quezon City Representative […]

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CONGRESS HIKES FUEL SUBSIDY OF PUV DRIVERS TO P3-B

Congress has increased to P3 billion for 2023 the budget for the direct fuel subsidies of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers, Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo, House appropriations committee member, said. “The P500 million increase from P2.5 billion to P3 billion is factored into the 2023 General Appropriations Law,” Rillo said. “The upward adjustment is […]

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GIVE WORKERS 7 DAYS PAID BEREAVEMENT LEAVE – RILLO

Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo is batting for the passage of new legislation that would grant a fully paid week-long bereavement leave benefit to all employees in the event of an immediate family member’s death. As proposed by Rillo in House Bill No. 4340, private and public sector employees would be entitled to seven days […]

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PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS TO GET P1K INCENTIVE

Around 925,178 teachers received a P1,000 cash incentive each, according to the Department of Education, in line with the celebration of World Teachers’ Day. DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said the World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) has “already been downloaded” for distribution. The House Committee on Appropriations said the fund amounting to P925 million is […]