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Pag-Ibig backs Balik Probinsya
by Paolo Romero - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund has expressed support for the government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program.
Senate to pass Bayanihan, CITIRA bills this week
by Paolo Romero - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate may be able to pass the proposed extension of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act and other measures aimed at jumpstarting the economy and assisting sectors severely affected by the...
COVID measures free up P1.1 trillion into system — BSP
by Paolo Romero - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The monetary impact of the actions undertaken by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to soften the blow of the economic fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic has reached close to P1.1 tril...
Duterte wants special powers extended
by Paolo Romero - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte will certify as urgent the proposal to extend the effectivity of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which gives him special powers to address the coronavirus disease 2019
Senate to extend Bayanihan Act for 3 months
by Paolo Romero - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate will extend for another three months the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which gave President Duterte special powers to address the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis, including realigning funds and imposing...
Sotto files economic stimulus bill prioritizing mass testing
by Paolo Romero - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday filed an economic stimulus bill that focuses on government investments on health, agriculture and micro, small and medium enterprises plus startups
Go bill to create medics pool for national emergencies
by Paolo Romero - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go pushed yesterday for the creation of a pool of medical and health-related professionals who will help the government respond during national emergencies.
DTI told: Woo big firms moving out from China
by Paolo Romero - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to intensify efforts to woo multinational companies planning to move out from China.
Senators urge schools to provide flexible payment
by Paolo Romero - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators urged colleges, universities and other schools to provide flexible payment arrangements on fees for students to ensure their continuing education amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Drilon welcomes PhilHealth test kits’ lower prices
by Paolo Romero - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday welcomed the decision of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to reduce the price of its COVID-19 test package by 50 percent, but insisted that the agency should...
Villar apologizes to middle class
by Paolo Romero - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar apologized yesterday for her remark regarding members of the middle class receiving emergency cash assistance from the government.
ABS-CBN fate now up to SC, says Drilon
by Paolo Romero - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
With Congress adjourning sine die in six days, the fate of ABS-CBN and its 11,000 employees who face possible retrenchment in August now lies with the Supreme Court, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin...
Villar pushes urban agriculture during quarantine
by Paolo Romero - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With people staying at home in compliance with quarantine measures, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday urban agriculture is on the rise.
New normal seen to boost gig economy
by Paolo Romero - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The country will see fast growth in the so-called “gig economy,” which could generate more jobs in the online or digital sector even after nationwide quarantines are lifted or at least until a vaccine...
Senators slam ‘sneaky’ Cha-cha moves
by Paolo Romero - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators slammed yesterday the move of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to continue its campaign for Charter change as the country struggles to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
‘Virus fight not yet over’
by Paolo Romero - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos must be reminded that while quarantine restrictions are being gradually lifted nationwide, the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 is not yet over, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday.
Ex Senator Tessie Oreta, 75
by Paolo Romero - May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Former senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta passed away on Thursday night. She was 75.
Go to DOTr: Bring stranded students to home provinces
by Paolo Romero - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go asked the Department of Transportation and other concerned agencies yesterday to help stranded students in Metro Manila return to their home provinces as restrictions due to...
‘2 million commuters to swarm public transport after ECQ’
by Paolo Romero - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Over two million commuters will swarm public transportation facilities in Metro Manila once the enhanced community quarantine or ECQ is lifted, officials warned the public yesterday.
Go: Balik Probinsya should be voluntary
by Paolo Romero - May 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” program, which encourages people and businesses in Metro Manila to relocate to the provinces, should be implemented on a voluntary basis, Sen. Bong Go said yest...
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