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Senate President Vicente Sotto III has urged the government to give help in the form of cash amounting to P5,000 to P8,000 instead of "goods" or "in kind" for intended beneficiaries of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Sotto has also urged the beneficiaries to do their own budget in...
Senator Franklin Drilon has issued some comments on President Rodrigo Duterte’s first report a week after the chief executive was granted emergency powers by Congress to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Below is the senator’s statement in his assessment of Duterte’s first report to Congress: With the enactment of...
Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power generating companies (GenCos) to relax the provisions in the Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) so that consumers won't have to pay for unused electricity since there has been a decrease in electricity demand during this time of enhanced...
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is also under investigation for alleged violation of the “Bayanihan  To Heal as One Act” ,  a recently enacted law in response to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said. Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin, NBI spokesperson, made the remark...
Senator  Panfilo Lacson has enumerated a number of comments and recommendations on President Rodrigo Duterte’s first weekly report to Congress as mandated by Republic Act 11469, in his capacity as member of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee. First. As suggested by some sectors, there must be a National Strategic Plan...
Senator Sonny Angara on Monday evening said he is recovering from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This, Angara said less than a week after he tested positive for the virus. Angara posted a selfie on social media, thanking those who prayed for his healing. “Recovering thanks to your prayers and some good...
There should be no obstacle to the release of funds to the country's most vulnerable sectors now that the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act has been enacted and President Duterte himself has issued the order to provide emergency assistance for those hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, Senator...
The Philippines’ death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased by 8, climbing  to 96 on Wednesday after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the fatalities. The DOH also announced that the number of infections nationwide rose to 2,311, increasing by  227 new cases. The government is also considering...
Due to the rising number of doctors and other healthcare workers (HCWs) who died because of the coronavirainst COVID-19, a doctors' group on Wednesday called on the Department of Health (DOH) to subject them to periodic testing. "This is the reality of our current situation," said the Philippine College of Physicians  (PCP) Board...
The government has now streamlined the process of importing medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPEs) for commercial use, due to  the high demand for such products amid the global health crisis brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said on Wednesday. Importers of...

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