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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.

Rep. Herrera Proposes P5-B Annual Budget For Pandemic Preparedness

Rep. Herrera suggested setting aside a yearly budget of PHP5 billion for pandemic preparedness and response to ensure that the country will be more equipped to fight future public health crises.

Cayetano: ABS-CBN’s Franchise Denial Has No Chilling Effect

“I invite both the Vice President and our good Senator (Poe) to read the decision, re-watch the hearings, and maybe come to understand that not breaking the law is not the same as obeying it.”

Cayetano: ABS-CBN Owners To Blame For Network’s Demise

“It wasn’t the government who shut ABS-CBN down, rather it was their owners’ playing fast and loose with our laws in the past decades, that made the shutdown inevitable.”

Rep. Rodriquez Wants COVID-19 Vaccine Funds In 2021 Budget

“We will have to rely on them especially considering that the COVID-19 vaccine is yet to be found, though several countries and pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop it.”

Cayetano Bats For ‘Build Back Better’ Initiatives

CAYETANO: “It is not enough to say we will rebuild our lives, but we need to strive on how we can build back better.”

Rep. Salceda: House Prepared To Boost Testing, Tracing For COVID-19

SALCEDA: "“So we’re doing so-so, and can do better. We are prepared to take up proposals from the Executive to help us improve these numbers.”

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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.

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.
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