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VILLAFUERTE: REBOOT AYUDA BILL AMID DELTA SURGE

Ahead of the distribution of P10.84 billion in cash subsidies to those hit the hardest by the two-week reimposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has proposed the reboot of the aid or ‘10K ayuda’ bill for the benefit of other families outside the national capital who are […]

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FORM MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS NOW! — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has welcomed the final approval by the House of Representatives of a legislative proposal on the establishment of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC),  which has now become even more urgent owing to the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases  in the country partly because of the emergence of new and more infectious variants […]

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VILLAFUERTE: FAST-TRACK LGU DIGITALIZATION

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has called on local  executives  to fast-track the digitalization programs  of their respective local government units (LGUs) to speed up the contactless delivery of frontline services to the public and the shift to paperless transactions. The former Camarines Sur governor reminded LGUs that based on the provisions of the Ease of Doing Business […]

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VILLAFUERTE: NCR PLUS BUBBLE NEEDS AYUDA BILL

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has welcomed Malacañang’s release of P22.9 billion in financial assistance to low-income families in the so-called “NCR Plus” bubble, but pressed nonetheless for the congressional approval of the so-called Ayuda bill to further boost household spending across the country amid a fresh coronavirus surge that has further hurt business confidence and dampened […]

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USE RAPID ANTIGEN TEST NATIONWIDE — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on the government to complement its stricter mobility restrictions with an aggressive T3—test, trace and treat—drive as a more decisive strategy to contain the latest surge in coronavirus infections while it awaits the arrival of the bulk of the ordered anti-virus jabs for its vaccine rollout plan. While […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR FASTER COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT

Amid an unsettling surge in coronavirus infections this month, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on implementers of the government’s vaccination program to exert their best effort to accelerate the rollout of the anti-Covid jabs, more so now when the World Health Organization (WHO) itself has observed an increasing public acceptance of the vaccines. […]

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LOWER HEIGHT REQMT FOR PNP, BJMP GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to lower the height requirement for applicants to the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). The chamber, through voice voting, passed House Bill 8261, or the proposed PNP, BFP, […]

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VILLAFUERTE WANTS LIFEGUARDS IN ALL PUBLIC POOLS

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte wants all operators of public swimming pools to hire qualified lifeguards trained in lifesaving techniques to prevent drowning and related water injuries in these facilities.  Under House Bill (HB) No. 7948, Villafuerte said public swimming pools should employ at least one certified lifeguard each during all operations, and an additional […]

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‘BAYANIHAN 3’ REHAB PLAN GETS VILLAFUERTE SUPPORT

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte is backing a proposal in the Senate for a new fiscal package in 2021 on top of next year’s proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA), this time a “Bayanihan 3” plan for the large-scale rehabilitation of provinces and cities devastated by three strong typhoons—Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses—that battered Luzon in succession […]

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VILLAFUERTE THANKS DUTERTE FOR ADDED CALAMITY AID

Local government executives of Camarines Sur led by Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Gov. Migz Villafuerte thanked President Duterte over the weekend for ordering budget officials to fast-track the release of additional calamity assistance to Camarines Sur and other provinces  devastated  by the three successive powerful typhoons.  Rep. Villafuerte also thanked the President for approving the […]