7,379 cases lowest in two weeks

April 21, 2021

The Philippines logged on Tuesday 7,379 new cases—the lowest in two weeks—of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the  total to 953,106, as eight laboratories failed to submit their data on time, the Department of Health (DOH) reported.

The DOH also reported 21,664 persons who recently recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 809,959, which is 85 percent of the total.

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Statement from Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Community pantries

April 20, 2021

By now, the die has been cast. Community pantries that have sprouted nationwide will continue to be supported by local governments and even the PNP and DILG. Government will be there to assist, ensure that health protocols are followed and that people do not crowd. The speed with which people took up the burden of making food available for the hungry when someone started setting the example is nothing short of phenomenal. And truly, it would have been to the […]

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HR 1659: Resolution Congratulating and Commending the Recipients of “The Outstanding Young Men” (TOYM) of the Philippines 2020

April 20, 2021

HR01659
Date Filed: 2021-03-16
Full Title: RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING THE RECIPIENTS OF “THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN” (TOYM) OF THE PHILIPPINES 2020 AWARD GIVEN BY THE JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL – PHILIPPINES, INC., THE TOYM FOUNDATION, INC., AND THE GERRY ROXAS FOUNDATION, INC.
Date Read: 2021-03-22
Primary Referral: YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT since 2021-03-22
https://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HR01659.pdf

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Legarda: Comprehensive contact tracing, key strategy in COVID-19 response efforts

April 20, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda stressed the importance of effective and efficient contact tracing as a tool to curb further local transmissions and reduce mortality rate of COVID-19 in the country.
“Contact tracing, if properly employed as a preventive strategy, will bolster the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing was effectively implemented during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014. This may be a laborious process, but this can be a key component […]

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HR 1549: Resolution Urging the Special Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts to Conduct an Inquiry, in Aid of Legislation, on the Issue of Counterfeit Garments Appropriating Weave Patterns From the Cordillera

April 20, 2021

HR01549
Date Filed: 2021-02-08
Full Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ISSUE OF COUNTERFEIT GARMENTS APPROPRIATING WEAVE PATTERNS FROM THE CORDILLERA COMING INTO THE LOCAL MARKETS FROM ABROAD, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF STRENGTHENING PROTECTION OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF OUR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND COMMUNITIES
Date Read: 2021-02-08
Primary Referral: CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMING ARTS
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on […]

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