House eyes budget for COVID-19 vaccine purchase

“We know they are being cautious about the deficit, but funds should already be allocated for the COVID-19 vaccine. And we can label it as COVID-related programs so that if the vaccine is not yet available, they can use the money for testing or procurement of medical supplies. They won’t have to go back to Congress for additional appropriation,” Cayetano said.

Gov't 'malasakit' for deceased OFWs hailed

HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez hailed the initiative of the Duterte administration through Labor Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III to immediately repatriate the remains of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), including those who died of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19).