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.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III, during the Senate hearing on Monday, July 27, stated that they will prioritize laws that seek to relieve Filipinos from the impacts of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
Here’s everything you need to know about the transition of the Philippines from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), sectors allowed, and other implemented measures.
The Department of Health has formally signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 11215, otherwise known as the “National Integrated Cancer Control Act” (NICCA), a law that grants access to quality and affordable care for Filipino cancer patients and survivors.
On Monday, July 29, The Security of Tenure (SoT) Bill, the monumental legislation that promises to put a stop to all illegal employment schemes and the subcontracting of regular Filipino workers, has been refiled for revision in the House of Representatives.