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INNOVATION, A GAME-CHANGER IN COVID-19 RECOVERY

Antique Representative Loren Legarda, eyeing a return to the Senate, believes that pushing for innovation, research and development, and a knowledge economy will be the game-changers in the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. If elected anew to the Upper House, Legarda said she will also prioritize the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and climate […]

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PRIORITIZE AGRI SECTOR RECOVERY —AGRI PARTY-LIST

The next president should make agriculture recovery a top priority during their administration, AGRI Party-list said Friday. AGRI Party-list first nominee and former judge Frank Lobrigo issued the statement as damage and losses caused by Typhoon Odette to Philippine agriculture soared to ₱8 billion. Lobrigo urged presidential candidates to increase the budget for agriculture, telling […]

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CEBUANOS TO RECOVER FROM ‘ODETTE’: PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan is confident that Cebuanos will bounce back from the devastation of Super Typhoon Odette, as he called on national agencies, civic organizations, and the private sector to help the province. Pangilinan said that he received a word from a close friend who told him that the province faced similar devastations in the […]

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TESDA CAN HELP TYPHOON-HIT AREAS – VILLANUEVA

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has the right skills and personnel, and a wealth of experience to mobilize and organize communities hit by Typhoon Odette over the weekend to help them rebuild their own homes and enable them to be certified to earn a means of living as well, according to Senator […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP CHILDREN SAFE IN COVID RECOVERY

Amid the celebration of the National Children’s Month this November, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to ensure that COVID-19 recovery efforts will uphold the rights and welfare of children. Gatchalian pointed out that school closures and restrictions on children’s movement took their toll on the well-being and safety of children. While the government has […]

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POST-COVID RECOVERY ROLE EYED FOR RIZAL ROAD

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles touted the potential of a soon-to-be constructed inter-provincial road connecting Rizal and Bulacan to play a key role in both provinces’ post-pandemic recovery. “We are literally paving the way to recovery with the construction of the Rizal-Bulacan Inter-Provincial Road,” Nograles said. The Rizal-Bulacan Inter-Provincial Road is seen to cut […]

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CONCEPCION PATIENTS ZUMBA TO RECOVERY – BANIAS

Zumba by the beach is the fun way the municipality of Concepcion in Iloilo is boosting the immunity of its residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are quarantined in a beach resort turned off-site Isolation Facility (IF) in Malangabang Island. The municipality located in the northern part of Iloilo has 211 active cases: […]

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ASF STATE OF CALAMITY TO HELP HOG RAISERS RECOVER

Extra funds may now be accessed to help hog raisers recover from the African swine fever (ASF), Senator Kiko Pangilinan said as he welcomes the declaration of a nationwide State of Calamity. “Matagal natin isinusulong ang hiling ng industriya at mabuti naman na sa wakas ay may deklarasyon na. Malaking tulong ang dagdag na pondo […]

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EDUCATION BUDGET HIKE FOR PANDEMIC RECOVERY URGED

Senator Win Gatchalian bats for the allocation of up to 6% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the overall budget of the education sector next year, the recommendation by the United Nations (UN) under the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), to help spur the sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The education sector has […]

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WOMEN ENTREPS VITAL TO PANDEMIC RECOVERY – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez highlighted the important role of women entrepreneurs especially as the country pushes for post-coronavirus economic recovery.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, the DTI paid tribute to women-led micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) during the virtual graduation ceremony for the 3A program which stands for […]