Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

Solon: Use TRAIN Law To Directly Grant Cash To Farmers

Solon: Use TRAIN Law To Directly Grant Cash To Farmers

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero called on the Department of Agriculture and Department of Finance to use the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to directly disburse cash to farmers who are reeling from low palay prices.

In a statement, Romero said the Rice Tariffication Law or Republic Act 11203 does not have provisions for cash grants, either conditional or unconditional.

“With palay prices at their record 8-year low and with cash flow pressure bearing down on farmers and their families, hard cash is what the farmers need to cope with the low market price for their harvests, not the various forms of aid in the Rice Tariffication law,” Romero said.

Romero said under the TRAIN law, the unconditional cash transfers due to farmers’ families who are in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) should be funded and disbursed now.

“Those families can have hard cash to pay for the daily needs, schooling expenses, and preparations for Christmas,” Romero said.

The economist solon further highlighted that the TRAIN law has a catch-all clause in its Section 82 for “other social benefits programs to be developed and implemented by the government”, which could be used as another basis for direct cash aid to distressed farmers.

“Time is of the essence because Christmas is fast approaching and in November families need cash to pay for the tuition of their kids going to college,” he added.

The House leader said various executive agencies can be administratively ordered to source all their rice benefits for their operations and personnel directly from local farmers and the farmers’ cooperatives.

“The Department of Agriculture just has to work faster. The response measures should have been ready months ago, however it is not too late for them to catch up, but they must do so in the weeks ahead before this year ends. They have the funds as authorized by RA 11203,” Romero said. (PNA)

Cash Aid Up For 2K College Students In Catbalogan City

Ayos! May pa "Ayuda Eskwela" ang Catbalogan city para sa mga mag-aaral nito.

BFAR Distributes 19K Milkfish Fry In Bataan

Wow! BFAR's ALPAS program gives 19,000 Bangus fry to help the Bataan fisherfolk ease the impact of the Covid-19 in their place.

PH Secures 40M Free Covid-19 Shots From COVAX

Pinas makakatanggap ng libreng Covid-19 vaccine mula sa COVAX.

Iloilo City Targets 49K Kids For Immunization Vs. Measles, Polio

“We will not leave any child unvaccinated,” said Dr. Ma. Jennifer Anceno, National Immunization Program (NIP) manager to continue to immunize children for measles and polio in Iloilo city.

Iloilo Mayor Reiterates Need To Observe Health Protocols

“Yes, we really have to go on with our lives but we should understand that the virus is still there,” Iloilo Mayor Jerry P. Treñas reminded his residents to obey health protocols.

Galvez Sees Vaccine Deal Finalized In 2 Weeks

Dalawang linggo nalang matatanggap na ang Covid-19 vaccines, handa ka na bang magpabakuna? Deal or no deal?

PH Covid-19 Recoveries Now 475,422

The Department of Health (DOH) reports an increasing number of Covid-19 recoveries in the country.

Cold Chain Facility In Taytay Ready To Store 28M Vaccines

The municipality of Taytay, Rizal is ready to facilitate the cold chain storage for the AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.

IATF To Operationalize Inclusion Of Soldiers, Police’s Families

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured soldiers and police that government will also prioritize their families in the free vaccination drive.

12 Mindanao Fishing Villages Receive Aid From MinDA

More equipments, more fishing!

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Entertainment

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

“Godzilla Vs. Kong” Official Trailer Promises Battle For The Ages

We surely miss these gigantic scenes. Now "Godzilla vs. Kong," coming soon to Philippine cinemas this year!

More Stories

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

Borongan City Eyes 90K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Borongan Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda said the city plans to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine, hoping to be included in the second batch of procurement.

IATF To Operationalize Inclusion Of Soldiers, Police’s Families

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured soldiers and police that government will also prioritize their families in the free vaccination drive.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Over 421K OFWs Served Via ‘Hatid Tulong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) transports stranded OFWs in Metro Manila back to their provinces by the ‘Hatid Tulong’ government program.

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.