Magdalo Rep. Manuel Cabochan III said the misplaced attention of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) against community pantries “is becoming more detrimental to the government’s fight against communist insurgency.”
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. is representing President Rodrigo Duterte at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Jakarta this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.
Deputy Speaker for Trade and Industry and Valenzuela Rep. Wes Gatchalian urged the national government to give the private sector some flexibility in vaccinating all its employees “fairly and without distinction or classification.”
Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco on Thursday underscored the need to introduce direct and tangible actions to curb plastic pollution like imposing a ban on harmful and unnecessary single-use plastic products.
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) may be one step closer to being defunded next year as Sen. Panfilo Lacson is having second thoughts on defending its budget for next year.
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Thursday called for the immediate passage of Senate Bill 2121 or the proposed “Act Defining and Penalizing Red-Tagging” amid the “relentless red-tagging” by officials of the government’s anti-insurgency task form in the middle of a pandemic.
Senator Bong Go on Thursday appealed to medical experts, health advocates, and government officials to work together to come up with safe, effective, and science-driven viable solutions to further address Covid-19.
Malacañang reiterated its support for the establishment of community pantries in the country despite the statement of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict spokesperson Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. likening such to Satan giving apple to Eve.
Groups and individuals are free to set up community pantries to help the needy but using these to incite hatred against the government is a different story, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Wednesday.
House Committee on Ways and Means chairperson Joey Salceda on Wednesday urged the Senate to pass the property reform bill, which is the third package of President Rodrigo Duterte’s comprehensive tax reform program.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has yet to finish the guidelines for the use of indemnification fund that will shoulder the medical expenses of Filipinos who will experience adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccines.
Assistant Minority Leader and Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas urged the House Committee on Economic Affairs to realign the P19 billion budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) to the proposed P10K ayuda bill.
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