Expedite ‘Bayanihan’ implementation – Go

Expedite ‘Bayanihan’ implementation – Go By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/27/news/national/expedite-bayanihan-implementation-go/707075/ SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday appealed to the Executive department to hasten the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 11469, or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” stressing that the government only has three … Continue reading

Assistance should reach the poor – Go

Assistance should reach the poor – Go By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatmes.net / March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/26/news/top-stories/assistance-should-reach-the-poor-go/706471/ Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed that he would see to it that the cash aid provided under Republic Act (RA) 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” would reach the poor … Continue reading

Gatchalian seeks loan, credit card reprieves

Gatchalian seeks loan, credit card reprieves By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/26/news/national/gatchalian-seeks-loan-credit-card-reprieves/706457/ SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian urged all banks, including quasi-banks, financing companies, lending companies, and other financial institutions, both public and private, including the Government Service Insurance System, Social Security System and Pag-IBIG Fund, to implement a … Continue reading

Lawmakers call for more Covid test kits

Lawmakers call for more Covid test kits By: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz Manilatimes.net / March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/30/news/top-stories/lawmakers-call-for-more-covid-test-kits/707917/ At least four members of the House of Representatives called on the government to immediately work on acquiring more test kits and medical supplies as coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases continue to … Continue reading

Go urges pay package for volunteer health workers

Go urges pay package for volunteer health workers By: Bernadette Tamayo Manilatimes.net / March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/30/news/top-stories/go-urges-pay-package-for-volunteer-health-workers/707918/ SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Sunday urged the Departments of Health (DoH) and Budget and Management (DBM) to properly compensate volunteer health workers who help doctors and nurses fight the coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue reading

Speaker: Deliver Covid aid to homes

Speaker: Deliver Covid aid to homes By: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz Manilatimes.net / March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/30/news/national/speaker-deliver-covid-aid-to-homes/707874/ As the government gets ready to roll out financial assistance to families affected by the coronavirus crisis, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano pushed for a house-to-house distribution of the relief. The recently signed … Continue reading

Poor should get food, cash aid first – Bong Go

Poor should get food, cash aid first – Bong Go By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/25/news/national/poor-should-get-food-cash-aid-first-bong-go/706059/ SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on concerned government agencies to provide food and cash assistance to the most vulnerable groups first as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus … Continue reading

SC, court execs, staff get calamity assistance

SC, court execs, staff get calamity assistance By: Jomar Canlas, TMT Manilatimes.net/ March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/25/news/national/sc-court-execs-staff-get-calamity-assistance/705996/ The Supreme Court (SC) has authorized the release of additional benefits to officials and personnel of the judiciary who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Under a memorandum … Continue reading

People should unite to fight virus – GMA

People should unite to fight virus – GMA By: Red Mendoza Manilatimes.net / March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/25/news/national/people-should-unite-to-fight-virus-gma/706002/ Former President and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called on Filipinos to unite and fight the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and to stop blaming China for the pandemic. “Blaming China for one as the alleged … Continue reading

Special Congress session on Covid budget looms

Special Congress session on Covid budget looms By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / March 20, 2020 Retrieved March 20, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/20/news/top-stories/special-congress-session-on-covid-budget-looms/704470/ A call is gaining ground in the Senate for a special congressional session to tackle measures for a supplemental budget for the government’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” … Continue reading

Legarda: Utilize P56-B unconditional cash transfer during Covid-19 crisis

Legarda: Utilize P56-B unconditional cash transfer during Covid-19 crisis By: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz Manilatimes.net / March 21, 2020 Retrieved March 21, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/21/news/top-stories/legarda-utilize-p56-b-unconditional-cash-transfer-during-covid-19-crisis/704627/ Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda asked concerned agencies to utilize the P56 billion for the unconditional cash transfer (UCT) to provide assistance for poor Filipinos affected by the … Continue reading

3 Metro Manila hospitals tapped for virus patients

3 Metro Manila hospitals tapped for virus patients By: Jan Arcilla Manilatimes.net / March 21, 2020 Retrieved March 21, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/21/news/national/3-metro-manila-hospitals-tapped-for-virus-patients/704662/ Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Friday said three hospitals in Metro Manila will only admit coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. In a radio interview, Duque said he designated a building of the University … Continue reading

2 Covid-19 patients in Bulacan in stable condition – lawmaker

2 Covid-19 patients in Bulacan in stable condition – lawmaker By: Franz Lewin Embudo Manilatimes.net / March 22, 2020 Retrieved March 22, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/22/news/national/2-covid-19-patients-in-bulacan-in-stable-condition-lawmaker/704911/ REP. Florida Robes said two coronavirus disease patients from San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan were in stable condition in different hospitals. Robes said the town activated a task force … Continue reading

Bong Go backs hazard pay for govt employees

Bong Go backs hazard pay for govt employees By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / March 22, 2020 Retrieved March 22, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/22/news/national/bong-go-backs-hazard-pay-for-govt-employees/704914/ SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday supported the grant of hazard pay to government personnel who physically reported for work during the period of enhanced community quarantine relative to the coronavirus crisis. … Continue reading

Special session to tackle Covid-19 budget

Special session to tackle Covid-19 budget By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / March 21, 2020 Retrieved March 21, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/03/21/news/national/special-session-to-tackle-covid-19-budget/704670/ President Rodrigo Duterte has called Congress to a special session to tackle a supplemental budget to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said late Thursday night the … Continue reading

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