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Rappler Talk: Ken Abante on tracking the COVID-19 budget

Bookmark to watch this interview at 9 pm MANILA, Philippines – Ken Abante is a policy researcher at the Ateneo de Manila University, as well as former chief of staff for the strategy, economics, and results group at the Department of Finance. He currently spearheads a civic engagement project to monitor ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 25th, 2020

DOT, PGH tandem para sa murang COVID test para swak budget ng turista

Puntirya ng Department of Tourism (DOT) na pumasok sa isang kasunduan sa pagitan ng UP-Philippine General Hospital (PGH) para sa RT-PCR o nasal swab test ng turista sa halagang P1,800, ayon kay Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. The post DOT, PGH tandem para sa murang COVID test para swak budget ng turista first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Congress promises PSC funding for Tokyo Olympics

Lawmakers promised to heed the Philippine Sports Commission’s call for financial support for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Congressmen who are members of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development gave a positive response when the government’s sports arm lobbied for Tokyo 2021 budget in the House of Representatives.   "Rest assured that we will do our part to get the funding for this Olympics. All hands are in. Dapat lahat tayo dito. This is the best chance we have," said committee head Rep. Eric Martinez. He added that they would discuss the matter with the Department of Budget and Management and schedule it the soonest time possible because the athletes "need that budget for the Olympics." PSC Chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez during the regular committee meeting on Wednesday bared the sports agency's need for its slashed funds to continue supporting the training and competitions of Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers and hopefuls vying for slots.   "We were one of those government offices who also contributed to the Bayanihan Act. The DBM deducted from us. Para sa amin malaking bagay 'yun kasi kasama doon 'yung Olympic budget namin. Hanggang ngayon po bakante 'yan. It's an opportunity for us to ask, we need your help," expressed Ramirez. After presenting the Olympic budget request of more than P182 Million for Tokyo-bound athletes and hopefuls made by Chef de Mission (CDM) Mariano Araneta to the PSC, the sports agency chief highlighted the push Congress can give to the country's Olympic dream.     "Rep. Bambol Tolentino has initially supported ‘yung P180 million na allowances ng atleta which was approved by the bicam, and to be approved by the President. Thank you sa lahat ng congressman na sumuporta. Pero 'yung Olympic budget namin, we are hoping again for your support," said Ramirez. The PSC chief informed the body that "the Philippine Sports Commission is operating on the savings coming from PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation)" and that "when we talk about the elite athletes of the national team, the budget being used is the NSDF (National Sports Development Fund)” prompting PSC to lessen grassroots sports program related to local government units. "Dito kami naka-focus sa elite athletes. We still have some budget just enough for us to reach December," admitted Ramirez in his response to Committee Vice-Chair Jericho Nograles' inquiry on the PSC's funds. To aid in the government’s effort to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, P596 million from the National Sports Development Fund and another P773 million from the General Appropriations Act by the DBM was slashed from the PSC’s budget. Gymnast Caloy Yulo, pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Irish Magno and Eumir Marcial already qualified for the Summer Games. Eighty-two more hopefuls are training to earn spots in the Tokyo Olympics.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Rappler Talk: Dr Antonio Ramos on how Lung Center is fighting the pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – The Lung Center of the Philippines is one of the country’s referral hospitals for coronavirus disease patients.  This required the hospital personnel to repurpose specific areas within the Lung Center to exclusively cater to COVID-19 patients. All medical professionals looking after COVID-19 cases had to be provided with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

Rappler Talk: 100 days on, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto vows never to become ‘trapo’

MANILA, Philippines – Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is confident in what his fledgling administration achieved in its first 100 days , especially because there are some pretty solid plans laid out for the long haul. For example: a tripled health care budget, a beefed-up education and scholarship ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

13 nahawa sa negosyanteng may bagong COVID

KINUMPIRMA ng Department of Health (DOH) na walong nakasabay na pasahero sa Emirates Dubai-Manila Flight EK332 ng lalaking nagpositibo sa bagong variant ng coronavirus ay na-test ding positibo sa COVID-19 matapos dumating sa Pilipinas. The post 13 nahawa sa negosyanteng may bagong COVID first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Vaccine czar ‘di pa ‘kumakanta’ kay Sotto

HINDI pa nakakapagsumite si vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. kay Senate President Vicente Sotto III kaugnay ng detalye ng COVID-19 vaccine deal na pinasok ng gobyerno sa ilang manufactuter. The post Vaccine czar ‘di pa ‘kumakanta’ kay Sotto first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

US nagtala ng 400K patay sa coronavirus

Humigit na sa 400,000 katao ang nasawi dahil sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa United States, ayon sa tala ng Johns Hopkins University. The post US nagtala ng 400K patay sa coronavirus first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

700 Taguig health worker sinanay sa pagturok ng COVID bakuna

Sinanay na ang higit 700 health worker para sa mass vaccination laban sa COVID-19 ng Taguig City. The post 700 Taguig health worker sinanay sa pagturok ng COVID bakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Navotas frontliner una sa virus vaccine

Magiging prayoridad sa isasagawang master listing para sa COVID-19 vaccination ng Navotas City ang mga medical frontliner dito, ayon kay Mayor Toby Tiangco. The post Navotas frontliner una sa virus vaccine first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

WHO: 100K patay sa virus kada linggo possible

Nagbabala ang isang mataas na opisyal ng World Health Organization (WHO) na mas magiging mataas pa ang bilang ng mga nasasawi dahil sa COVID-19 kasunod ng paglobo pa ng mga nahahawa nito. The post WHO: 100K patay sa virus kada linggo possible first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Tripartite deal sa pagkuha ng bakuna

Noong nakaraang Huwebes, ika-14 ng Enero 2020, ang pambansang pamahalaan, mga local government unit (LGUs), ang pribadong sektor, at isang tagagawa ng bakuna ay nagkaisa upang masiguro ang karagdagang 14.5 milyong doses ng bakuna laban sa COVID-19 para sa mamamayang Pilipino. The post Tripartite deal sa pagkuha ng bakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

BI: Illegal recruitment nabawasan sa pandemya

Bagama’t hindi ganap na natigil, bumaba naman umano ang bilang ng mga biktima ng illegal recruitment at human trafficking dahil sa COVID-19 pandemya noong 2020, ayon sa Bureau of Immigration (BI). The post BI: Illegal recruitment nabawasan sa pandemya first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Pagbebenta ng halaman hindi ire-regulate

Walang balak ang Department of Agriculture (DA) na pakialaman ang pagbebenta ng mga halamang pang-display o ornamental plant na isa sa mga naging libangan ng maraming Pinoy sa panahong lockdown dahil sa pandemyang dulot ng COVID-19. The post Pagbebenta ng halaman hindi ire-regulate first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

PH consulate sa Dubai kinandado sa virus

Pansamantalang isinara ang Philippine Consulate General sa Dubai para isailalim sa disinfection dahil sa posibleng exposure ng tanggapan sa COVID-19. The post PH consulate sa Dubai kinandado sa virus first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Pagpapagaan sa kalbaryo ng trapiko

Habang nakatutok ang gobyerno sa pagtugon sa epekto ng COVID-19 pandemic sa bansa ay nagpapatuloy ang mga proyekto sa ilalim ng Build,Build, Build Program para mapagaan ang sakripisyo at kalbaryo ng mga motorista sa matinding problema sa traffic lalo na sa kahabaan ng Epifanio de los Santos Avenue o mas kilala sa tawag na EDSA. The post Pagpapagaan sa kalbaryo ng trapiko first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

‘Di puwedeng pumalpak sa bakuna

Bukod sa buhay ng mga tao ang nakataya mga tropapips sa anumang COVID-19 vaccines na bibilhin ng gobyerno, sinabi ng kurimaw natin na takot sa karayom na taya rin pati pamato sa 2022 national elections ang magiging resulta ng turukan. The post ‘Di puwedeng pumalpak sa bakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Cagayan vice gov sapol ng COVID-19

Inanunsyo nitong Sabado ni Cagayan Vice Governor Melvin Vargas Jr., na na-test siyang positibo ng COVID-19. The post Cagayan vice gov sapol ng COVID-19 first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Galvez naiipit, Duque nabulol sa COVID bakuna

Tinawag ni Senadora Imee Marcos na ‘half-baked’ o hilaw pa ang plano ng Department of Health (DOH) tungkol sa pagbabakuna kontra coronavirus sa bansa at naiipit dito ay si vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez. The post Galvez naiipit, Duque nabulol sa COVID bakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Bago mag-2022: COVID bakuna mabibili sa merkado – FDA

May posibilidad na payagan na ng Food and Drug Administration (FDA) para sa commercial use ang mga COVID-19 sa katapusan ng 2021. The post Bago mag-2022: COVID bakuna mabibili sa merkado – FDA first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Pope Francis, Benedict XVI tinurukan ng COVID-19 bakuna

Naturukan na ng bakuna kontra COVID-19 sina Pope Francis at Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, ayon sa Vatican ngayong Huwebes. The post Pope Francis, Benedict XVI tinurukan ng COVID-19 bakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021