Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Cabinet

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

DSWD said it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were affected by COVID-19.

Sec. De La Peña: Social Science Policies Needed To Address Impact Of COVID-19

"When we say science-based, it is not only the mathematical sciences or the physical sciences that we are talking about, but science that includes the social science aspects."

Sec. Lopez: Gov’t Considers Tax Perks For Firms Maintaining Workforce

The government shares that is studying to provide tax incentives to companies that would maintain the number of their workforce amid the pandemic.

Usec. Paje: Only 14.1M Families Eligible For SAP 2 Aid

From the initial number of 17 million beneficiaries, DSWD has trimmed it down to 14.1 million due to various reasons.

Sec. Año: Quarantine Passes ‘Required’ In Areas Reverted To MECQ

Quarantine passes are required anew following the reversion of other areas to MECQ.
DSWD said it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were affected by COVID-19.

Galvez: One Hospital Command Center To Reduce COVID-19 Death Rate

The government will intensify its efforts in reducing the mortality rate of COVID-19 patients by establishing the "One Hospital Command” system.

Guv. Garcia: Cebu Allots P105-M To Help Pandemic-Affected MSMEs

Cebu City is allotting PHP105 million to provide financial assistance to distressed MSMEs affected by the pandemic.

Mayor Isko Allots P200-M For COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available

Mayor Isko signs an ordinance allocating PHP200 million for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all Manileños.

Sen. Gatchalian: Ensure Learners With Disabilities’ Access To Health Care Services

Gatchalian urges DepEd to ensure that learners with disabilities continue to receive access to therapies and other health care and rehabilitation services.

THE CABINET

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

DSWD said it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were affected by COVID-19.

Sec. De La Peña: Social Science Policies Needed To Address Impact Of COVID-19

"When we say science-based, it is not only the mathematical sciences or the physical sciences that we are talking about, but science that includes the social science aspects."

Sec. Lopez: Gov’t Considers Tax Perks For Firms Maintaining Workforce

The government shares that is studying to provide tax incentives to companies that would maintain the number of their workforce amid the pandemic.

Usec. Paje: Only 14.1M Families Eligible For SAP 2 Aid

From the initial number of 17 million beneficiaries, DSWD has trimmed it down to 14.1 million due to various reasons.

Sec. Año: Quarantine Passes ‘Required’ In Areas Reverted To MECQ

Quarantine passes are required anew following the reversion of other areas to MECQ.

Metro Manila

Mayor Isko Allots P200-M For COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available

Mayor Isko signs an ordinance allocating PHP200 million for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all Manileños.

Mayor Isko Launches Free Wi-Fi Digital Kiosks Along España

According to Mayor Isko, this is actually an old project that has been constantly postponed due to the pandemic.

Mayor Vico: More Contact Tracers, Healthcare Workers Needed In Pasig City

The local government is hiring 65 nurses, 35 medical doctors, and two medical technologists to work for the expansion of the centralized quarantine facility in Pasig.

Pasig Bolsters Economic Recovery Efforts From COVID-19 Impact

Part of the city's economic recovery efforts is its Tulong at Pampuhunang Ayuda sa Taga-Pasig (TAPAT) program which offers financial loans to job seekers entrepreneurs and business starters in the city.

Mayor Isko Launches 2 COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centers

"This is the start of our saturation drive in the city. Kapag kayo ay napuntahan, ibig sabihin kayo ay may pinakamaraming nag-positive sa COVID."

President In Action

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

DSWD said it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were affected by COVID-19.

Pres. Duterte Stance Remains ‘Friend To All, Enemy To None’

Roque assures the country that PRRD continues to conform to the “friend to all, enemy to none” independent foreign policy by avoiding tensions with other countries.

Sec. De La Peña: Social Science Policies Needed To Address Impact Of COVID-19

"When we say science-based, it is not only the mathematical sciences or the physical sciences that we are talking about, but science that includes the social science aspects."

Sec. Lopez: Gov’t Considers Tax Perks For Firms Maintaining Workforce

The government shares that is studying to provide tax incentives to companies that would maintain the number of their workforce amid the pandemic.

Vice President In Action

VP Leni Resumes Free Shuttle Service For Health Worker And Frontliners

The Office of VP Leni resumes its Free Shuttle Service for health workers and frontliners as Metro Manila reverts to the MECQ status.

VP Leni Visit PPE Sewers In Bulacan

VP Leni visited sewing groups in Bulacan as a part of her office's local production of protective suits for frontliners.

VP Leni Launch The Second Site Of The Oasis Project

The Oasis Project is an initiative under the Office of the Vice President that will provide temporary shelters for medical frontliners. Way to go, VP Leni!

VP Leni Sends Off 146 Stranded Passengers To Their Home Provinces

Prior to this, the OVP also assisted in bringing home a total of 584 passengers to different towns in Albay on Thursday.

Senate Watch

Sen. Gatchalian: Ensure Learners With Disabilities’ Access To Health Care Services

Gatchalian urges DepEd to ensure that learners with disabilities continue to receive access to therapies and other health care and rehabilitation services.

Sen. Go: Involve More Experts In Battle Vs. COVID-19

"Pakinggan po natin ang mga hinaing ng iba’t ibang grupo tulad nitong mga nasa medical community."

Sen. Gatchalian Calls For A More Sustainable Transport System Post COVID-19

"We have to make sure that we have the right policies, the right infrastructure, and the right incentives so we will be ready to roll out the EVs in a big way."

Sen. Go: Involve More Experts In Battle Vs. COVID-19

"Pakinggan po natin ang mga hinaing ng iba’t ibang grupo tulad nitong mga nasa medical community."

Congress Watch

House OKs Medical Scholarship Bill On 2nd Reading

House Bill 6756 that aims to grant scholarships among deserving medical students, gets second approval from the House of Representatives.

House Commits To Pass P66-B Stimulus Package For Agriculture

The House of Representatives expressed its commitment by allocating a supplemental budget for programs that aim to address the COVID-19 impact to the agriculture sector.

Rep. Rodriguez Seeks P100-K Cash Aid For Kin Of 301 Dead OFWs

"That is not much, but it would be a sincere gesture to our modern-day heroes in general that we appreciate their immense contribution to our country’s growth."

House To Implement Strict Health Protocols During SONA

Officials from the HOR said strict physical distancing and health protocols will be implemented inside the Batasang Pambansa complex during PRRD's fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27.

The Cabinet

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

DSWD said it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were affected by COVID-19.

Sec. De La Peña: Social Science Policies Needed To Address Impact Of COVID-19

"When we say science-based, it is not only the mathematical sciences or the physical sciences that we are talking about, but science that includes the social science aspects."

Sec. Lopez: Gov’t Considers Tax Perks For Firms Maintaining Workforce

The government shares that is studying to provide tax incentives to companies that would maintain the number of their workforce amid the pandemic.

Usec. Paje: Only 14.1M Families Eligible For SAP 2 Aid

From the initial number of 17 million beneficiaries, DSWD has trimmed it down to 14.1 million due to various reasons.

Sec. Año: Quarantine Passes ‘Required’ In Areas Reverted To MECQ

Quarantine passes are required anew following the reversion of other areas to MECQ.

Spox. Roque: Palace Distances From Proposal To Regulate Socmed Under Anti-Terror Law

“Opinyon po ‘yan si Gen. Gapay. Binasa ko naman po ang anti-terror law, wala pong probisyon dun na magagamit laban sa social media."

Sen. Go: Involve More Experts In Battle Vs. COVID-19

"Pakinggan po natin ang mga hinaing ng iba’t ibang grupo tulad nitong mga nasa medical community."

House OKs Medical Scholarship Bill On 2nd Reading

House Bill 6756 that aims to grant scholarships among deserving medical students, gets second approval from the House of Representatives.

Mayor Fernandez Appeals For More Organized Transport Of LSIs

"I hope that the national government, the national IATF can put up a coordinating team in Manila; per province, there is a desk that will manage locally stranded individuals."

Pres. Duterte Stance Remains ‘Friend To All, Enemy To None’

Roque assures the country that PRRD continues to conform to the “friend to all, enemy to none” independent foreign policy by avoiding tensions with other countries.

Metro Manila

Mayor Isko Allots P200-M For COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available

Mayor Isko signs an ordinance allocating PHP200 million for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all Manileños.

Mayor Isko Launches Free Wi-Fi Digital Kiosks Along España

According to Mayor Isko, this is actually an old project that has been constantly postponed due to the pandemic.

Mayor Vico: More Contact Tracers, Healthcare Workers Needed In Pasig City

The local government is hiring 65 nurses, 35 medical doctors, and two medical technologists to work for the expansion of the centralized quarantine facility in Pasig.

Pasig Bolsters Economic Recovery Efforts From COVID-19 Impact

Part of the city's economic recovery efforts is its Tulong at Pampuhunang Ayuda sa Taga-Pasig (TAPAT) program which offers financial loans to job seekers entrepreneurs and business starters in the city.

Mayor Isko Launches 2 COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centers

"This is the start of our saturation drive in the city. Kapag kayo ay napuntahan, ibig sabihin kayo ay may pinakamaraming nag-positive sa COVID."

Judiciary Watch

Sandigan Closes Premises Due To COVID-19

The Sandiganbayan closed its premises starting Monday after its two employees tested positive for the COVID-19.

SC: Pres. Duterte Public Meetings Prove Ability To Perform Duties

Supreme Court believes PRRD's regular public appearances show that he is actively performing his official duties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SC Junks Petition Challenging Bayanihan Law, ECQ In Luzon

The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed a petition challenging the validity of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act and presidential proclamations on the government's strategy in responding to the COVID-19.

DOJ Chief Guevarra Unfazed By De Lima’s ‘Banned Officials List’

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra shrugged off detained Senator Leila de Lima's announcement that she has formally informed the United States government of her recommendations...

Luzon

Mayor Alfredo Launches ‘I-Hub’ For Learners

"i-hub" or internet center aims to cater to its learners under the new normal education system.

Mayor Magalong Leads ‘Disiplina Muna’ Campaign

"Discipline is what will carry us through to the very end, as we remain steadfast to priceless values which measure us from what others are.”

Mayor Carmelo Resumes Anti-Polio Drive In Angeles City

Angeles City started on Monday a house-to-house administration of free polio vaccine to children aged 0-4 years old.

Guv. Cua Offers Province’s Farm Produce To Direct Buyers

Quirino Governor Dakila Cua is offering the province's farm produce to direct buyers to help link farmers to the market and sell their products.

Visayas

Guv. Garcia: Cebu Allots P105-M To Help Pandemic-Affected MSMEs

Cebu City is allotting PHP105 million to provide financial assistance to distressed MSMEs affected by the pandemic.

Mayor Fernandez Appeals For More Organized Transport Of LSIs

"I hope that the national government, the national IATF can put up a coordinating team in Manila; per province, there is a desk that will manage locally stranded individuals."

Mayor Evelio: Allow LGUs To Impose Own Health Protocols On LSIs

Mayor Evelio stresses the importance of retaining the authority of LGUs in imposing their health protocols on arriving locally stranded individuals.

Mayor Elmer: Antique Capital Logs First Coronavirus Case

A 27-year-old returning OFW became the first confirmed case of Antique.

Mindanao

Guv. Catamco Wants Opening Of Central Mindanao Airport In 2 Months

Handa na kayang mag-balik operasyon ang Central Mindanao Airport?

Mayor Sara Lifts ‘Hard Lockdown’ On High-Risk Village

Mayor Sara lifts the two-week "hard lockdown" or enhanced community quarantine imposed on Barangay 23-C in Davao City.

Mayor Joseph Inaugurates P4.2-M COVID-19 Facility In Kidapawan

Kidapawan City launch their Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility dedicated for LSIs and OFWs.

Del Rosario: Marawi Rehab On Track Despite Pandemic

The rehabilitation of Marawi City is on schedule amid the pandemic.

The Cabinet

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

DSWD said it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were affected by COVID-19.

Sec. De La Peña: Social Science Policies Needed To Address Impact Of COVID-19

"When we say science-based, it is not only the mathematical sciences or the physical sciences that we are talking about, but science that includes the social science aspects."

Sec. Lopez: Gov’t Considers Tax Perks For Firms Maintaining Workforce

The government shares that is studying to provide tax incentives to companies that would maintain the number of their workforce amid the pandemic.

Usec. Paje: Only 14.1M Families Eligible For SAP 2 Aid

From the initial number of 17 million beneficiaries, DSWD has trimmed it down to 14.1 million due to various reasons.

Sec. Año: Quarantine Passes ‘Required’ In Areas Reverted To MECQ

Quarantine passes are required anew following the reversion of other areas to MECQ.

Sec. De La Peña: Social Science Policies Needed To Address Impact Of COVID-19

"When we say science-based, it is not only the mathematical sciences or the physical sciences that we are talking about, but science that includes the social science aspects."

Sec. Lopez: Gov’t Considers Tax Perks For Firms Maintaining Workforce

The government shares that is studying to provide tax incentives to companies that would maintain the number of their workforce amid the pandemic.

VP Leni Resumes Free Shuttle Service For Health Worker And Frontliners

The Office of VP Leni resumes its Free Shuttle Service for health workers and frontliners as Metro Manila reverts to the MECQ status.

Sen. Gatchalian Calls For A More Sustainable Transport System Post COVID-19

"We have to make sure that we have the right policies, the right infrastructure, and the right incentives so we will be ready to roll out the EVs in a big way."

Mayor Evelio: Allow LGUs To Impose Own Health Protocols On LSIs

Mayor Evelio stresses the importance of retaining the authority of LGUs in imposing their health protocols on arriving locally stranded individuals.

Metro Manila

Mayor Isko Allots P200-M For COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available

Mayor Isko signs an ordinance allocating PHP200 million for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all Manileños.

Mayor Isko Launches Free Wi-Fi Digital Kiosks Along España

According to Mayor Isko, this is actually an old project that has been constantly postponed due to the pandemic.

Mayor Vico: More Contact Tracers, Healthcare Workers Needed In Pasig City

The local government is hiring 65 nurses, 35 medical doctors, and two medical technologists to work for the expansion of the centralized quarantine facility in Pasig.

Pasig Bolsters Economic Recovery Efforts From COVID-19 Impact

Part of the city's economic recovery efforts is its Tulong at Pampuhunang Ayuda sa Taga-Pasig (TAPAT) program which offers financial loans to job seekers entrepreneurs and business starters in the city.

Mayor Isko Launches 2 COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centers

"This is the start of our saturation drive in the city. Kapag kayo ay napuntahan, ibig sabihin kayo ay may pinakamaraming nag-positive sa COVID."