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Sen. Gatchalian Files Bill That Seeks To Establish “New Normal” Education

Gatchalian: “Layunin natin na patatagin ang ating sistema ng edukasyon at siguruhin na sa panahon ng krisis, walang mag-aaral ang maiiwan.”

Senators Disappointed Over Failure to Provide Compensation to Healthcare Workers

Several senators called out the Department of Health for failing to compensate the health workers who have died while helping Filipinos with COVID-19.

Sen. Gatchalian Bill Authorizing Class Opening Beyond August Gets Senate Nod

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that gives the President the authority to postpone the opening of classes beyond August.

Sen. Hontiveros To OWWA: Address Food, Health Needs Of OFWs Awaiting Flight To Hometowns

Hontiveros: "Huwag naman sana hayaan ng pamahalaan na pagkatapos ng kalbaryo sa mandatory quarantine, ay maharap pa sa gutom, pagod at buong araw na pila ang mga OFW para lang makauwi sila sa kanilang mga pamilya."

Sen. Gatchalian: CBMS Law To Correct Inefficiencies In SAP Distribution

Gatchalian urges the government to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act to ensure efficient distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Sen. Gatchalian: Government Should Implement EVOSS Law Now

Gatchalian assures the Filipinos that he will make sure EVOSS will become a law as it will be very helpful in processing energy-related permits at times like this— when social distancing is essential.

Sen. Hontiveros Backs Plans For OFWs Who Can’t Return To Work After COVID-19

Hontiveros: "Government by now must have a comprehensive reintegration plan in place to assist OFWs who unfortunately, may no longer be able to resume their jobs overseas even after the pandemic eases."

Sen. Gatchalian Demands Meralco Separate Sheet On Underestimate, Overestimate Billing

Gatchalian: "Pwde naman palang tanggalin ang 47 pesos. Sana sinabi na nila nung una para hindi na nadagdagan pa ang stress ng mga mamamayan."

Sen. Gatchalian Proposes Creation Of National Education Council To ‘Build Back Better’

Gatchalian states that if the proposed measure becomes a law, one of National Education Council’s tasks is to make the education system more resilient considering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Hontiveros Urges Gov’t To Expand Economic Relief To Electricity Consumers

Hontiveros: "Paano kung walang pagkukunan dahil nawalan ng trabaho? Dapat tulungang mabawasan man lang ang kailangan nilang bayaran.”

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Sen. Gatchalian Files Bill That Seeks To Establish “New Normal” Education

Gatchalian: “Layunin natin na patatagin ang ating sistema ng edukasyon at siguruhin na sa panahon ng krisis, walang mag-aaral ang maiiwan.”

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

House Passes Anti-Terrorism Bill On 2nd Reading

PRRD has certified the Anti-Terrorism bill as urgent, saying its immediate passage would “address the urgent need to strengthen the law on anti-terrorism..."

Senators Disappointed Over Failure to Provide Compensation to Healthcare Workers

Several senators called out the Department of Health for failing to compensate the health workers who have died while helping Filipinos with COVID-19.
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