President Rodrigo Duterte signs a bill that allows the government to set up an indemnity fund worth ₱500 million to individuals who may suffer adverse reactions or side effects after receiving the vaccine under the COVID-19 vaccination program.
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) appeals to the government to provide a monthly wage subsidy of ₱11,000 to “new poor” workers severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Chief Charito B. Plaza repeats her call to permit investors to keep their current fiscal incentives, exempting them from the new tax regime.
The Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III praises the role of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill in attracting investments for renewable energy in the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) act, along with other senate bills, as urgent to support the Philippine financial sector and the Anti-Money Laundering Law amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the government to convert the excess revenue from the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) to cash assistance as prices of palay (unhusked rice) continue to decrease.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go commends the ongoing collaboration between the government’s executive and legislative branches for ensuring the passage of a bill that seeks to create a new department for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Magdalo Para sa Pilipino Party-List Representative Manuel Cabochan III proposes a bill providing hazard pay to health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Senate filed a bill proposing to extend the capacity of government financial institutions (GFIs) to provide and grant loans to enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan proposes for immediate passage of a bill exempting tax for local manufacturers of surgical masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) sets, test kits, ventilators, and other medical products necessary for battling the COVID-19 pandemic.