Sen. Gatchalian Calls On Government To Give Financial Support To LGUs Under MECQ

Sen. Gatchalian Calls On Government To Give Financial Support To LGUs Under MECQ

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

In New Education Normal, Volunteers Help Fill Crucial Learning Gaps

“I volunteered because I didn’t want these kids to waste their time learning nothing,” says Emy Tarnate, one of the hundreds of volunteers helping children survive an education system altered by a global health crisis.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the government to provide financial support to Local Government Units (LGUs) after Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan reverted to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

Gatchalian said officials of Local Government Units (LGUs) — from the mayors down to the “barangay tanods” are themselves front liners because they are at the forefront of delivering services to their respective constituents and the most vulnerable to contract the virus.

“Marami sa mga taga LGUs, lalo na ang mga tanod, ay nahahawaan na rin ng virus. Importanteng matulungan sila ng gobyerno dahil sila ang direktang nakikisalamuha sa mga residente at pumupunta sa mga bahay sa komunidad,” Gatchalian said.

The Bayanihan To Recover As One Act (Bayanihan 2) is expected to capacitate LGUs, according to the senator, as it allows them to exercise autonomy while fully cooperating with the national government towards a unified, cohesive, and orderly implementation of the national policy to address CoViD-19.

Bayanihan 2 authorizes all LGUs to have 5% of the amount allocated for their calamity fund subject to additional funding and support from the National Government.

“Kailangang maaprubahan na ang Bayanhan 2, yan ang schedule namin sa lalong madaling panahon. Kailangang may basehang batas para maibigay ang buong suporta sa mga LGUs,” said Gatchalian.

Aside from its involvement in the distribution of cash aid to the people in their localities, community and barangay officials help in the delivery of goods and other essential services. LGUs have also been tasked to carefully issue Quarantine Passes anew just to ensure that only one person per household would be allowed to go out to avail of basic goods and services.

While barangay health workers share in the rigid process of proper contact tracing, local police commanders have started to man checkpoints round the clock at the boundary of towns and cities under MECQ or within the National Capital Region (NCR), Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite in order to contain the movement of the people.

“They are always in the first line of defense that is why it is important that the national government recognizes the significant role of the LGUs in the COVID-19 response and recovery,” Gatchalian stressed.

Visayas State U Sets ‘Wellness’ Week For Students, Faculty

Do you think other universities should also have a “wellness” week?

Gatchalian Weighs In On Class Resumption In Storm-Hit Areas

Isinusulong ni Sen. Win Gatchalian ang pagpapatuloy ng klase sa pamamagitan ng “purok workshops” para sa mga ‘low-risk’ o COVID-19-free na lugar.

DSWD Visayas Disaster Center Sends 15K Food Packs To Bicol

DSWD - Visayas Disaster Resource Center (VDRC) has sent 15,000 family food packs to the typhoon-affected families in Legazpi City and other areas in the Bicol Region.

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initiative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

Volume Of Passengers, Cargoes In W. Visayas Rising

As travel restriction eases in Western Visayas, the volume of passengers moving in and out of Panay and Negros has been steadily increasing as well.

Great Deals On Mobile And Broadband Await At The Gift Love, On The Globe myBusiness Shop

As a way to help SMEs rebuild in time for the holiday season, Globe myBusiness is currently holding the Gift Love, Gift Local Online sale until November 30, 2020.

Coron To Welcome Local Tourists Beginning Dec. 1

Tara, Palawan na ba? Starting December 1, Coron island will open its doors to local tourists.

Duterte Appoints Ex-President GMA As Adviser For Clark

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Presidential Adviser on Clark Programs and Projects.

Protocols On Avigan Trial Eased To Allow More Participants

In a virtual press briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that there are only eight participants in the Avigan clinical trial.

Gameboys Level-Up Edition Premieres Globally On December 30 On Netflix

Fan ka ba ng Boys Love? Watch out for the popular Filipino BL web-series, Gameboys coming soon on Netflix!