A Mindanao congressman on Sunday urged lawmakers to convene in a “virtual session” to approve measures to contain the spread of coronavirus disease-19 (Covid-19) and to help affected sectors.
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman on Sunday urged the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Social Security System (SSS) to extend interest-free three-month emergency salary loans to affected workers temporarily laid off or placed on staggered work schedule due to the lockdown of Metro Manila.
House Deputy Speaker and Basilan Rep.Mujiv Hataman has strongly urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to extend the April 15 deadline on the filing of income taxes amid lockdowns in various places due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Greta Thunberg has urged climate campaigners to avoid mass protests as the new coronavirus spreads, but said her “Fridays for Future” movement would organise online strikes instead.
Ukraine’s Orthodox Church on Thursday urged the faithful to observe a series of measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus and allowed them not to kiss icons.
Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo has urged the national government to expedite the construction of the country’s first quarantine facility to help the country deal with situations such as the novel Coronavirus crisis.