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SENATE HONORS 10 METROBANK AWARDEES – BINAY

Recognizing their contribution in promoting a culture of excellence in their respective fields, the Senate adopted a resolution honoring Metrobank Foundation’s 10 Outstanding Filipinos for 2021. Senator Nancy Binay, chairperson of the final board of judges for the Metrobank search, said the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 838, taking into consideration Resolution Nos. 860, 874, […]

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SET FULL VAX TARGET FOR TEACHERS AT 100% – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Education to go on full blast in inoculating teachers, and set a target rate of 100% as the government prepares to pilot test face-to-face classes. “Sa tingin ko dapat gawing accessible sa mga guro at school personnel ang bakuna, at mabakunahan ang lahat ng ating mga guro. DepEd […]

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SEND MORE COVID-19 VACCINES TO PROVINCES – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay backed the call of local government units outside the National Capital Region for a more equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. “I appeal to the national government to heed the cry for help of our local chief executives outside NCR for them to have a share of the vaccines that are coming in,” […]

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FREE COVID TESTS IN AREAS WITH HIGH CASES URGED

Senator Nancy Binay recommended that free cluster testing for COVID-19 be done in high-density communities and in areas where cases of the coronavirus infection are high. According to Binay, given the government’s poor testing capacity, rationalizing the IATF’s and the DOH’s screening and testing strategies to cover more individuals is necessary in order to abate […]

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BINAY TO LTFRB: GIVE JEEPNEY DRIVERS AYUDA

“Tinanggalan na ng pasada, pinagkaitan pa ng ayuda.” Senator Nancy Binay expressed disappointment by the lack of government effort to seriously fast track the implementation of the Service Contracting Program for public utility drivers. “Mahigit nang isang taong pinagkaitan ng ayuda ang mga kapatid nating mga namamasada. The DOTr and the LTFRB are invisible, and […]

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LEVEL UP RESPONSE VS DELTA VARIANT – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the government to “level up” its pandemic response as the more potent Delta variant of COVID-19 threatens public health and an already teetering economy anew. “The virus got deadlier kaya dapat mag-level up ang response ng IATF and DOH. Whatever safety nets that we have set since last year is practically […]

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SENATE TACKLES BILLS TO AID DATA TRANSMISSION

The Senate Economic Planning Office, in partnership with the Office of Senator Nancy Binay, held the webinar, “Deleting the Digital Divide,” which tackled the legislative proposal adopting an open access in data transmission. With roughly 200 participants coming from the Senate Secretariat offices, Senators’ offices and stakeholders, the webinar discussed the issues and challenges in […]

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BINAY TO IATF, DOH: PROTECT ALL HEALTH WORKERS

“There is a need for us to plan ahead and protect healthcare workers at any cost in case they are exposed to new infections.” Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Health and the IATF to come up with a comprehensive approach that will involve the full hierarchy of infection prevention controls as well as […]

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BINAY TO BIR: SPARE PRIVATE SCHOOLS FROM TAX HIKE

Senator Nancy Binay made an appeal to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to withdraw Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 5-2021 which would impose a 150% increase to the income tax of private schools. “Marami na nga sa ating mga private school ang nagsara na dahil sa pandemya. Kung ipapatupad ang revenue regulation na ito, siguradong […]

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ASF DECLARATION TO AID HOG RAISERS – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to African swine fever (ASF). “I am thankful that the President declared a state of calamity to bring much needed aid to the local hog industry,” Binay said. According to the veteran legislator, the declaration […]