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P15,000 aid mulled for El Niño-hit farmers
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
After sari-sari store owners and rice retailers, President Marcos is not discounting the possibility of granting P15,000 in cash aid to farmers gravely hit by El Niño, the Department of Social Welfare and...
House approves MUP pension reform bill
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading yesterday a consolidated bill providing for a pension system deemed financially draining by some quarters for military and other uniformed person...
Sari-sari store owners get cash aid starting today
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Starting today, the Department of Social Welfare and Development will be distributing the cash aid to sari-sari store owners affected by the caps imposed on the prices of rice.
OVP spent P125 million confidential funds in 11 days
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
The Office of Vice President Sara Duterte spent the controversial P125-million confidential funds in 2022 in just 11 days, the Commission on Audit confirmed yesterday.
House to grant NIA request for P40 billion additional budget
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will grant the request of the National Irrigation Authority for additional funding amounting to P40 billion to finance its irrigation projects, Speaker Martin Romualdez said yesterd...
Bayani Fernando dies in house accident
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 23, 2023 - 8:15am
Former Marikina congressman and mayor Bayani Fernando died yesterday in an accident at his house. He was 77.?
House exempts active MUP from contributing to pension
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives yesterday approved on second reading the military and uniformed personnel pension system reform bill, but removed a provision requiring active members to contribute to their pension...
House eyes 3-month suspension of fuel excise tax
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Martin Romualdez, met yesterday with oil industry players to discuss and possibly come up with “win-win solutions” – including suspending the excise...
DSWD: 400 student-tutors receive ‘cash-for-work’
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
More than 400 students who worked as tutors under the Department of Social Welfare and Development “Tara, Basa!” tutoring program have received their “cash-for-work” worth P4,800.
ICDP hails Malaysian death penalty abolition
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Ruth Dreifuss of Switzerland led the delegation of International Commission against the Death Penalty to Malaysia to congratulate the Malaysian government for abolishing...
Proposed 2024 budget reaches House plenary
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 16, 2023 - 7:45am
The proposed P5.678-trillion budget for next year has been submitted for plenary debates, which begin on Tuesday.
Congress seeks creation of West Philippine Sea Authority
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Amid calls for a focused and more organized handling of West Philippine Sea affairs, a lawmaker has proposed the establishment of a “West Philippine Sea Authority” under the Office of the President.
Lawmaker backs MTRCB on ‘It’s Showtime’ suspension
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Amid calls for the resignation of  Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chief Lala Sotto, a Manila lawmaker yesterday expressed support for the MTRCB’s decision to suspend “It’s...
Lawmaker proposes legislation vs abusive debt collection practices
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
A lawmaker has filed a bill that is intended to put a stop to the abusive practices of debt collectors and creditors.
House bill seeks to identify maritime features in West Philippine Sea
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez is pushing for a law that would identify all the maritime features of the West Philippine Sea that the country is claiming to be within its sovereignty and jurisdiction.
Rice retailers get relief
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
The government yesterday began distributing cash aid of P15,000 each to small retailers of rice affected by the newly imposed cap on rice prices, with Social Welfare Secretary Rex Gatchalian spearheading the launch...
To support rice retailers: Cash subsidy may increase
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Social Welfare and Development said that the P15,000 worth of assistance for rice retailers affected by the recent price ceilings on regular and well-milled rice might be increased soon.
Recto laments ‘measly’ budget for military upgrade in Pag-asa
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 3, 2023 - 10:00am
Is P80 million all the Philippines can afford to improve its military facilities in Pag-asa Island in Kalayaan, Palawan?
DTI, LGUs to mobilize rice 'price monitors'
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 3, 2023 - 9:15am
With the rice price caps ordered by President Marcos set to take effect on Sept. 5, the Department of Trade and Industry has announced plans to mobilize price monitors – in coordination with other agencies...
Marcos orders agencies to control rice prices
by Sheila Crisostomo - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
All available legal tools should be used to control the prices of rice and ensure that the staple is readily available to the poor, President Marcos said in an order to all agencies after a sectoral meeting at Malacañang...
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