Anyare? Ping pushes govt agencies implementing Bayanihan Act
One week has passed since Republic Act 11469, the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, became law. But where is the aid promised to families affected by the COVID19-triggered community quarantines?
Sen. Panfilo Lacson thus told the agencies implementing the newly signed law on Monday to “wake up” and implement the law.
“RA 11469 was approved by PRRD on Mar 24. It was published in newspapers of general circulation on Mar 25. Sec 9 states, “this Act takes effect immediately upon publication…”.Many are hungry and asking when they will get the cash ‘dole-outs’ as provided in the law. Wake up!!” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/status/1244511812613099520).
Last March 23, lawmakers attended a marathon special session to craft the law, which gives government needed powers to deal with the emergency brought about by COVID-19.
The new law, approved by President Rodrigo Duterte the next day, provides for aid to affected families, as well as added benefits for health workers.