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Pimentel: AFP modernization budget bumped up to P33B in 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program is getting an extra P8 billion in 2021 to restore the bulk of program funds earlier “repurposed” for the fight against Covid-19, Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny…

LRay urges colleagues to pass ‘new normal bill’ ASAP

Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte sought prompt action from the two chambers to pass a bill that will prepare Filipinos for the “new normal” way of life once the enhanced community quarantine is lifted.

LRay to LGUs: Create task force for novel coronavirus

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte on Sunday called on all local government units (LGUs) to create their respective task forces on the novel coronavirus that would advise their constituents on what precautionary measures to take and coordinate…

LRay urges Congress to pass measure to boost palay prices

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte on Tuesday urged his colleagues to support a measure that would let government buy a sizable volume of rice from local growers for use in the multibillion-peso annual rice subsidy program for low-income…

Legarda leads PH delegation to Madrid climate conference

Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda is set to head the Philippine delegation to the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from December 6 to 12, in Madrid, Spain.

Pimentel to NGCP: Go public or else…

Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel on Sunday urged the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to sell at least 20 percent of its shares of stock to public investors as soon as possible “or face tougher questions…

LRay wants special emergency fund for rice farmers

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte is filing this week a measure allowing the Duterte administration to use all rice import tariff collections in excess of the P10-billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) in setting up a special…

Mujiv appeals to Isko: Help us change perception of Basilan

Deputy Speaker and Basilan Rep. Mujiv Hataman on Wednesday made a gentle appeal to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to help the people of Basilan promote the province as a haven for eco-tourism and “refrain from reinforcing its former reputation as…

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