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PNP offers protection for Maginhawa community pantry organizer
by Paolo Romero - May 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police yesterday offered to provide protection to Ana Patricia Non, the organizer of the Maginhawa community pantry in Quezon City, after she revealed that she has been receiving death and...
Poe wants Non, other pantry organizers recognized
by Paolo Romero - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe wants the Senate to recognize 26-year-old Ana Patricia Non and other volunteers who organized community pantries all over the country to help families affected by the pandemic.
Government urged to make 2022 polls ‘COVID-19 proof’
by Paolo Romero - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
In a unity statement, more than 2,000 civic, academic, youth, women, religious and other sectoral groups have urged the government to make sure that the May 2022 elections will be “COVID-proof” safe,...
Include athletes in inoculation priority list – Tolentino
by Paolo Romero - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Francis Tolentino yesterday pitched for the athletes, appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force to include them in the government’s COVID-19 vaccination priority list.
Bill on disease control center pushed
by Paolo Romero - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a need to create a government agency that will assume the responsibility of protecting the lives of millions of Filipinos by monitoring, tracking, responding to and mitigating outbreaks of infectious diseases...
Officials brainstorm to achieve herd immunity by yearend
by Paolo Romero - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 by yearend, the government needs P110 billion to procure more vaccines until 2022, set up more inoculation centers and cut red tape in the Food and Drug Administration, a...
EO on pork tariffs to be amended — Sotto
by Paolo Romero - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte is expected to issue a new executive order amending the much-criticized one that drastically lowered pork tariffs, following low-key negotiations between the Senate and Malacañang.
Duque as hero? Lacson says ‘hilo’
by Paolo Romero - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators disputed yesterday President Duterte’s assertion that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III was the “hero” of the country’s COVID-19 response.
Speedy release of P10.6 billion to NTF-ELCAC questioned
by Paolo Romero - May 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday questioned what he described as the speedy release of P10.6 billion to the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, which was transferred within...
Paid leaves for COVID-19 positive workers sought
by Paolo Romero - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima has proposed the grant of mandatory paid leaves for qualified workers in the public or private sector who have contracted COVID-19.
Manny Pacquiao asks Biden: Expedite delivery of Moderna to Philippines
by Paolo Romero - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Manny Pacquiao has sent US President Joe Biden a letter requesting him to facilitate the early delivery of some 20 million doses of Moderna vaccines secured by the Philippine government with the private sector...
Sotto, Dominguez to meet on pork tariff compromise
by Paolo Romero - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III are expected to meet soon to finalize a compromise on the much-criticized move of President Duterte to lower tariffs and raise the minimum...
Senators to government: Pre-pay COVID-19 vaccines for 2022
by Paolo Romero - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
This early, the Duterte administration must start working on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines the country will need in 2022 to ensure supply as it is unlikely the Philippines would achieve herd immunity by the...
Senator eyes database for protection orders
by Paolo Romero - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Lito Lapid is seeking to strengthen the enforcement of temporary protection orders and permanent protection orders issued by the courts to protect women and children from violence, with the creation of a central...
Pacquiao asks China to withdraw vessels
by Paolo Romero - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Manny Pacquiao has asked Beijing in a letter to Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian to withdraw Chinese militia vessels from the West Philippine Sea.
‘AFP image tarnished as long as Parlade remains’
by Paolo Romero - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators were disappointed with Malacañang’s stand on controversies involving Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. but expressed belief the widely criticized Army general would still be booted out of an anti-communist...
Philippines’ ranking in ECI improving – senator
by Paolo Romero - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ ranking in economic complexity, an indicator of growth, has improved in the last few years, but progress remains hampered by bureaucracy and lack of cooperation between the government and the...
Palace, lawmakers backchannel on pork tariffs
by Paolo Romero - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang and leaders of Congress are quietly working on a compromise over the much-criticized move of President Duterte to lower tariffs and raise the minimum access volume for pork, senators said yest...
Senator Villar bats for backyard or community gardens
by Paolo Romero - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar renewed yesterday her call for people to grow food in their backyard or in a community garden in the light of the popularity of community pantries in the country.
Rice Tariffication Law working well – Villar
by Paolo Romero - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Rice Tariffication law is working well to stabilize prices of the staple and assist farmers to modernize and increase productivity, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.
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