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Palace: 2-week ECQ in NCR dependent on cash aid

The re-imposition of a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will depend on the availability of government funds that can be used as cash aid for poor families, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) will discuss the proposal of Metro Manila […] The post Palace: 2-week ECQ in NCR dependent on cash aid appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJul 29th, 2021

30% of ECQ aid in NCR disbursed – Palace

Almost 30 percent of the P11.2-billion ayuda or cash aid allotted by the national government for low-income individuals have been distributed to qualified beneficiaries in the National Capital Region, a few days before the two-week enhanced community quarantine is expected to be lifted......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Heftier oil price cut expected next week

Consumers’ pockets will experience heftier cash relief next week as oil prices are anticipated to be on a substantial rollback of P0.75 to P0.90 per liter for gasoline; and P0.80 to P0.90 per liter for diesel. MB file photo. (Mark Balmores) For kerosene, the price of this commodity is also expected for a reduction of P0.65 to P0.75 per liter, based on the initial calculation of the oil firms. Industry players will be implementing these price cuts by Tuesday (November 3); although the dictates of competition may prompt other oil firms to enforce rollbacks ahead of their company rivals to corner patronage of consumers. The price change scene at the domestic pumps is in contrast to what’s happening with the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a product commonly used in households for cooking, which is rising by P3.20 per kilogram this November. From the leaner price reductions implemented last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) logged that the total year-to-date adjustments in pump prices had been a net decrease of P4.67 per liter for gasoline; P10.26 per liter for diesel; and P13.59 per liter for kerosene. As culled from the energy department’s monitoring, prices have been softening in the Asian market because of sustained low demand; while most refineries are also seen increasing their runs next month following completion of maintenance works in their facilities this October. Globally, what is being watched closely is the ramp up in production of Libya; with experts noting that the more barrels it has been injecting into market could “disrupt the market rebalancing strategy” being pushed by the Organization of the Petroleum Countries (OPEC) and its ally-producers. To note, the OPEC+ alliance has been requiring stricter compliance on the agreed production cuts until December this year, so sagging oil prices could be lifted. “Libya’s additional crude could change the story back to oversupply concerns as crude demand outlook weakens, as the world continues on restrictive measures and lockdowns to contain Covid-19,” the DOE monitoring report has stated. As the Philippines is highly import-dependent market, supply-demand shift developments in the international market could impact on the swing of prices being reflected at the pumps on a weekly basis......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Market on watch for COVID-19 progress

Trading at the stock market this week will remain dependent on the country’s COVID-19 situation, as investors weigh the economic consequences of the strict lockdown in Metro Manila and other provinces......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Useless government agencies

Santa Banana, I could not believe it when I read that the Department of Budget and Management was hard put in finding billions of pesos for the cash aid for people adversely affected by the two-week Enhanced Community Quarantine. It was later reported that the DBM had to source the money from savings of government agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

10.4 million Filipinos in Metro eligible for cash aid

Tricycle driver Jesus Gomez struggled to make a living even before the capital Manila went back into a coronavirus lockdown last week that forced most of his customers to stay home and halved his meagre income......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Palace: 3 million more jabs to arrive this week

Almost three million more Pfizer and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines procured by the government will arrive this week, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

LGUs set to give out cash aid this week

The distribution of P10.8 billion in cash assistance or ayuda among residents of Metro Manila will begin by the middle of this week, according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Palace: Vaccination not required for cash aid

Palace: Vaccination not required for cash aid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Supplemental budget an option if ECQ expands beyond NCR — Palace

The Duterte administration is considering asking Congress for a supplemental budget that will fund cash aid, or “ayuda”, if the hard lockdown this month expands beyond the National Capital Region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Palace vows P13-billion aid to MM under lockdown

A total of P13.1 billion worth of cash assistance that will be distributed to about 10.7 million Metro Manila residents affected by the COVID-19 lockdown will be taken from the savings of all government agencies, Malacañang said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Palace hopes COVID-19 cases slow down in September

Heightened restrictions, coupled with the two-week enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, can limit new COVID-19 cases to about 25,000 by end of September, far from the 525,000 forecast if no lockdown is done, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Palace: Households in ECQ areas to get cash aid

The order covers a million people in Iloilo City, Iloilo province, Cagayan de Oro, and Gingoog City. The areas will stay in Enhanced Community Quarantine until August 7. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Cash windfall for Olympians, Paralympians

On the day of the opening of the Summer Olympic Games, Malacañang Palace announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P100,000 allowance to all 19 Tokyo Olympians and 6 Paralympians “as token and to celebrate the achievement of the athletes qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Aid to be given to areas placed under ECQ — Palace

Malacañang on Wednesday vowed to provide aid to areas that were placed on lockdown last week because of rising COVID-19 infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Palace: Duterte wanted to attend Noynoy Aquino s wake after a BARMM meeting

President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to visit the wake of former president Benigno Aquino III last week but the remains of the late leader were already in a private residence by the time his meeting with Bangsamoro region officials ended, Malacañang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Bayanihan 3: Why the ‘ayuda for all’ bill must advance

With practically all House members – except Duterte’s son and a few die-hard Duterte lawmakers – co-authoring the measure, Bayanihan 3 brags the unprecedented and massive support of different lawmakers who crossed party lines. The political reasons are obvious, but on one hand, such a move in the House sans Palace nod says a lot about Duterte’s deliberate neglect of calls for cash aid. The post Bayanihan 3: Why the ‘ayuda for all’ bill must advance appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Philippines to get another 1.5M Sinovac jabs on May 7 — Palace

Over a million more doses of the CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech, are expected to arrive in the Philippines next week, Malacañang said Thursday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Palace: Takeover of hotels for use as COVID-19 facilities only as a last resort

More than 3,000 beds have been added to the NCR Plus healthcare capacity during the two-week imposition of ECQ, officials have reported but the ranks of healthcare workers need to be augmented too......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

House seen to approve Bayanihan 3 next week

The House of Representatives will start deliberating next week the proposed Bayanihan 3 law that would provide another round of economic stimulus to businesses and cash assistance or ayuda to workers and low-income families affected by the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Palace open to extension of aid distribution

Malacañang is open to extending the 15-day period for the giving of aid to National Capital Region Plus residents affected by the two-week lockdown but is hopeful that the distribution will be completed soon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021