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Duterte to DBM: Release funds for frontliners

Duterte to DBM: Release funds for frontliners.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesAug 21st, 2021

Duterte orders probe on delay in compensation release

President Duterte has ordered an investigation on the delay in the release of funds for medical frontliners who succumbed to the coronavirus disease and those who fell sick while treating patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Duterte OKs funds for jab adverse effect indemnity

President Duterte has approved the release of a P500-million indemnity fund to compensate anyone who may suffer from severe side effects after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Gov’t job order, contractual workers get up to P3,000 in gratuity pay

MANILA, Philippines — Job order and contractual workers in government will receive up to P3,000 in gratuity pay for their services this year. President Rodrigo Duterte approved the release of funds to cover the gratuity pay of job order and contractual workers for 2020 through Administrative Order (AO) No. 38 which he signed on Monday. […] The post Gov’t job order, contractual workers get up to P3,000 in gratuity pay appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Duterte OKs release of P1.5 billion to typhoon-stricken LGUs

President Duterte has approved the release of P1.5 billion to augment the depleted calamity funds of local governments affected by Typhoon Ulysses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Duterte orders release of P1.5 billion to LGUs hit by Ulysses

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of P1.5 billion to augment the depleted calamity funds of local governments affected by Typhoon Ulysses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Medialdea to head typhoon task force

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will lead the typhoon rehabilitation task force that President Duterte has ordered set up to fast-track and facilitate response to disasters, especially in the release of funds......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Perennial problem of sluggish spending hampers Duterte s stimulus

“We are expecting departments/agencies to submit their budget requests to the DBM soon so we can recommend these requests to the Office of the President and release the funds as soon as possible,” a budget official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

& lsquo;P5B extra funds for OFWs& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of P5 billion more to repatriate and help overseas Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Duterte OKs additional P5-B fund for OFWs

  BY LESLIE ANN AQUINO     Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Sunday announced that President Duterte has approved the release of additional P5 billion for the repatriation and assistance to overseas Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because the President loves our OFWs, our modern heroes, he gave us the additional funds […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Duterte OKs additional P5B for OFWs’ repatriation, aid package – DOLE chief

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of an additional P5 billion for the repatriation and assistance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the impact of the coronavirus  disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced Sunday. In a statement, Bello said a huge chunk of the fresh funds […] The post Duterte OKs additional P5B for OFWs’ repatriation, aid package – DOLE chief appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Cong. Tolentino to lobby return of slashed 2020 PSC budget

Philippine Olympic Committee president and congressman Bambol Tolentino will lobby in the House of Representatives the return of the funds slashed from the national sports agency brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippine Sports Commission was among the government agencies instructed by the Department of Budget and Management to slice its 2020 budget by more than half. The PSC returned P700 million out of its P900 million budget to be used in the fight against the deadly virus.    PSC’s other source of fund was also severely hit by the health crisis with the dwindling remittance from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation as most of the country put under community quarantine, forcing the agency to do belt-tightening measures including slashing the national athletes’ allowances in half. Tolentino told reporters on Monday via Zoom press conference that PAGCOR has resumed its remittance. “Nag-remit na ang PAGCOR ulit. I don’t know kung mako-cover na ‘yung portion ng month na nabawasan na ang allowances,” he said. However, anticipating that the remittance won’t be enough, Tolentino announced that he will lobby in Congress the return of the diverted PSC budget. “Pero kung ‘di man ma-cover (ng PAGCOR remittance), my announcement is, not as POC president, but as a member of the House of representative, we will try to give back the amount that was taken from the PSC national development fund na ibinalik sa national treasury for the COVID-19 use. Amounting to P700 million,” said the representative of the eighth district of Cavite. Athletes are set to have their allowances cut in half starting July. “So kung ‘yun lang ang kailangan para maibalik o ma-sustain ang mawawala we will try in the House of Representatives I will lobby for it. We will try to return it in this coming second Bayanihan extension act to return the amount given to the national treasury because of the COVID-19,” said Tolentino. “Para lang ‘wag mabasawan o maibalik, para lang complete ang allowances again ng mga athletes.” The lawmaker added the athletes who brought honor and pride to the country including copping the overall championship in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games held in the country deserve to receive full financial support from the government even amid this crisis. “Ang point ko rito kasi baka di alam ni Pangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte na tinamaan ‘yung mga national athletes, ‘yung mga allowances. Baka kapag nalaman niya, ‘Huh? After giving pride and glory being overall champion sa SEA Games tapos tatamaan din sila, yung mga frontliners natin sa sports,’” he said. “Pipilitin naming ibalik ang amount na ‘yun,” added Tolentino.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Duterte wants more health frontliners to get risk allowance

President Duterte wants more healthcare workers, who are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, to receive special risk allowance (SRA), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

DOH, DBM given 10 days to release health workers’ benefits

President Duterte wants the undelivered benefits and allowances for health care workers released within 10 days, as fatigue and lack of compensation may force them to quit their posts and leave hospitals understaffed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Rody assures health workers of incentives

President Rodrigo Duterte assured health workers on Friday the government will “do our best” to release their incentives and protect them as the country battles record-high COVID-19 cases, days after various medical groups said they are considering mass resignation due to the non-release of their benefits......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Duterte gives DBM, DOH 10 days to release allowances, other benefits of health workers

President Rodrigo Duterte has given agencies ten days to pay healthcare workers who have yet to receive their benefits following concerns that the delayed release of their  allowances could lead to hospital understaffing during the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Duterte fires NEA chief Masongsong

The PACC in May filed a case against Masongsong for allegedly allowing public funds to be used for a party-list's campaign activities in 2019. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Government workers demand accountability over rising deaths, assail irregularities in public funds use

Courage said that at the onset of the pandemic, they have called for free mass testing and treatment, provision of sufficient PPEs for frontliners, and rightful compensation of the health hazard faced by all public sector employees in the line of duty but were not met by the government. The post Government workers demand accountability over rising deaths, assail irregularities in public funds use appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Duterte OKs release of teachers’ cash incentive

Duterte OKs release of teachers’ cash incentive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Ex-commissioner to Duterte: COA loves you, but this is not a cheering squad

MANILA, Philippines — While the Commission on Audit (COA) “loves” President Rodrigo Duterte, it is not in a cheering squad. Former COA commissioner Heidi Mendoza had this to say Tuesday after the agency received a verbal flogging from Duterte following the release of a report that found deficiencies in the Department of Health’s (DOH) use […] The post Ex-commissioner to Duterte: COA loves you, but this is not a cheering squad appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021