2nd SAP public hearing: After submission of LGU 2nd tranche beneficiaries, SAP aid to be completed in 1 week — DSWD
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said the second tranche distribution of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) financial aid will be completed within a week after the list of beneficiaries is finalized by local government units (LGUs). During the second public hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Good Government and… (0 comment)

Senators laud PRRD for signing anti-terror bill
Several senators on July 3, 2020, lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law the anti-terrorism bill despite mounting opposition from various sectors over fears that it could be used to silence government critics and stifle dissent. Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of the anti-terrorism bill, credited President Duterte for his strong political will in signing… (0 comment)

New anti-terror law will not be abused — PNP
The implementation of the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 or Republic Act 11479 will not be abused, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said in a statement on July 4, 2020. PNP spokesman Brigadier Gen. Bernard M. Banac said in a statment, “the PNP welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of the Anti-Terror Law” on July… (0 comment)

The Department of Finance (DOF) in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank), launched the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) as a digital-only, first branchless Philippine government bank that allows clients to complete banking transactions anytime and anywhere across the globe. The OFBank virtual launch was streamed live on the Facebook Pages of OFBank… (0 comment)

DSWD to issue SAP even after Bayanihan Act expires
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will continue to distribute the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) for low-income families even after the expiration of Bayanihan to Heal as One Act or the Republic Act 11469. During the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) 8th Town Hall meeting on Friday, DSWD-National Household Targeting Office director… (0 comment)

Lawmakers propose to rename NAIA to ‘Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas’
A bill renaming the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas has been filed at the House of Representatives. In filing House Bill No. 7031 on Thursday, Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte said there is a need to identify the country’s largest international airport as belonging to the Philippines by using the Filipino… (0 comment)

Several lawmakers in the House of Representatives called for a simpler and more expeditious approach in distributing the second tranche of financial assistance under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). A public hearing was conducted by the committee on good government and public accountability and the committee on public accounts on June 22, 2020, to… (0 comment)