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SUBSIDY TO RICE FARMERS RESUMES AFTER POLLS – DAR

A total of P142.5 million worth of farm machinery were distributed among 71 farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Nueva Ecija under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) Mechanization Program. The RCEF, made possible through the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), aims to improve rice production in the country by distributing seeds and […]

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DOT RESUMES 50% COVID TEST SUBSIDY FOR TOURISTS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced it would resume subsidizing the 50 percent RT-PCR testing for qualified domestic tourists, through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of DOT, following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow leisure travel for persons […]

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54,761 STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM B2HELP – DE VERA

A total of 54,761 private school students who have unpaid tuition and miscellaneous fees have received a grant of P5,000 under the Bayanihan 2 for Higher Education Tulong Program (B2HELP) implemented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The P300M fund for the B2HELP is part of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan […]

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LIFELINE ELECTRICITY RATES BILL GETS SENATE OK

Senator Win Gatchalian said low-income households can look forward to a continued subsidy in their electricity consumption bills in the next 10 years. Senate Bill No. 1877, the measure extending the implementation of subsidized electricity rate to marginalized end-users, particularly those households consuming not more than 100 kilowatt hour (kWh) or less per month, was […]

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POOR SHOULD GAIN FROM EPIRA POWER AID — GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon is supporting a proposed measure seeking to amend the Electric Power Industry Reform (EPIRA) law, pointing out that the power subsidy provided by the law should benefit Filipinos who are on the poverty line. Gordon signed a committee report pushing for bills, such as Senate Bill No, 1583, seeking to extend lifeline […]

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POWER COOPS MULL ‘PANTAWID LIWANAG’ PROGRAM FOR POOR CONSUMERS HIT BY LOCKDOWN EXTENSION — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said electric cooperatives (ECs) are working on a program to subsidizing the electricity needs of poor Filipino consumers following the two-week extension of the enhanced community quarantine. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said the proposed electricity subsidy program, dubbed as ‘Pantawid Liwanag,’ targets poor Filipino electricity consumers in the countryside whose […]

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RELEASE P5,000 COVID-AID TO WORKERS NOW – GATCHALIAN

Workers displaced by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic deserve to be compensated now, according to Senator Win Gatchalian. Gatchalian said these workers, both from the formal and informal sectors, need not to wait as many of them have to feed their families and provide […]

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MRT3 REHAB SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY JULY 2021 – POE

Senator Grace Poe said the public deserves a safe and comfortable MRT3 ride in their daily commute with a huge budget being poured in to subsidize its operations and for its maintenance. During interpellation of the P147-billion proposed 2020 budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Poe said she expects the agency will be able […]

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POWER COOPS WITH LOW ELECTRIFICATION RATES TO GET 2020 SUBSIDY PRIORITY — NEA

Electric cooperatives (ECs) with low electrification rates will be given higher priority in the sitio electrification fund of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) for 2020, Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said. Masongsong announced this when he presented NEA’s corporate operating budget (COB) for fiscal year 2020 based on the National Expenditure Program (NEP) before the Senate Committee […]