Salceda reiterates call for ECQ extension

THE chairman of the House committee on ways and means on Sunday said the choice on the proposed two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) extension to defeat coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is between “losing a lot of lives and saving some money” and “protecting many lives and recover economic losses faster.”

2-week extension of ECQ proposed

AN economist congressman on Friday sought a two-week extension of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon as he reiterated his mass testing call for coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), saying a premature lifting is against science, economics, and history.

Faster release of cash aid to COVID-19 hit families bared

A House leader on Friday said the Defeat Covid-19 Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) could actually release right away the P5,000 to P8,000 subsidy this weekend to as many families possible on its Listahanan list of poor and low-income families plus other vulnerable sectors.