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CREATE MORE DIVISIONS FOR APPEALS COURT, NLRC – GO

Senator Christopher Go is proposing the creation of additional divisions in the Court of Appeals (CA) and the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) to unclog the appellate court’s dockets. Go’s Senate Bill Nos. 1186 and 1187 seek to amend Batas Pambansa Bilang 129 or the Judiciary Reorganization Act. “Kailangang agarang naaaksyunan at nabibigyang pansin ang […]

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SENATE LAUDS PH MUAY THAI TEAM FOR MALAYSIA WIN

The Senate commended Filipino Muay Thai athletes for their impressive performance in the International Federation of Muay Thai Association World Youth Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. Through the passage of Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 165, senators congratulated Team Bagsik of the Muay Thai Association of the Philippines for bagging eight gold, six silver, and […]

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A ‘SUPER HEALTH CENTER’ IN MANAY, DAVAO ORIENTAL

At least 2,200 low-income residents of Manay, Davao Oriental benefited from the P11 million cash assistance distributed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 11 (Davao region).The beneficiaries received P5,000 each from the financial aid sourced through the DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program. The AICS forms part of the […]

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BOOST COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN – BONG GO

Senators see the need for more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations and booster shots as cases in the country start to rise again. Senator Bong Go urged the government to strengthen its information campaign on COVID-19 vaccination, saying this should cover as many qualified individuals as possible. “We have done well the past year in […]

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MORE BENEFITS FOR BRGY HEALTH WORKERS – BONG GO

Two senators filed bills that aim to add more benefits for barangay health workers (BHWs) who have been playing an important role in the country’s fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Senator Bong Go reiterated the need to pass into law his filed bill which seeks to mandate the appointment of at least two BHWs […]

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BOOST COVID-19 VAX INFORMATION DRIVE – BONG GO

Senator Bong Go urged the government to strengthen its information campaign on COVID-19 vaccination, saying this should cover as many qualified individuals as possible. “We have done well the past year in acquiring sufficient vaccine supply but we must amplify these efforts further in order to reach areas with low vaccination rates,” Go said. The […]

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ANGARA, GO FILE FREE ANNUAL MEDICAL CHECKUP BILL

Senators Bong Go and Sonny Angara are pushing separate measures that aim to provide a free medical check-up to every Filipino each year. Under Go’s proposed measure, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) shall establish and implement a free annual medical check-up program. “Dahil kulang sa pera, maraming mga kababayan natin ang takot magpatingin sa […]

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PROTECT, PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH – BONG GO

Senator Bong Go has raised concern over the impact of the ongoing pandemic and other crises on the mental health of Filipinos and reiterated his call for stronger government interventions, particularly on the provision of psychosocial services and support. Go echoed the recent World Health Organization’s appeal for nations to invest more in mental health […]

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GOV’T REACTIVATES ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – GO

The government pushes for reintegration interventions for beneficiaries of the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa” (BP2) program once sent back to their respective home provinces. The BP2 program has been helping hundreds of family-beneficiaries through the whole-of-nation approaches by the program’s key agency implementers such as the National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Transportation, Department of […]

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BONG GO EYES EXPANSION OF NAT’L ACADEMY OF SPORTS

Senator Bong Go said that he wants to expand the National Academy of Sports system if proven successful by establishing campuses in different regions across the country. “Kung maganda naman po ang magiging resulta, isa po sa isusulong ko bilang Committee Chair on Sports sa Senado ay maging regionalized po itong eskwelahang ito,” said Go […]