Legislation to outline PH action vs COVID-19

A report to the people

By Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chair, Ways and Means
Chair, Sustainable Dev’t Goals, Innovation, and Futures Thinking

On Saturday, March 21, I went to MalacaƱang to discuss the urgent legislation needed in the time of COVID-19. A lot of people live day-to-day and the loss of income hits them the hardest.

We will work towards legislation that will make available P200 billion, mostly as financial assistance to the 16 million families – mostly coming from the informal sector like street and market vendors, agri workers etc., to allow them to buy food and other essentials.

We also discussed the funds available for medical supplies and equipment.

We ended the day with hope knowing that we can beat COVID-19 if we all work together. God bless and protect the Philippines and our people.

View from where I sat: Social distancing was observed as the panel from the Executive Branch, led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III discusses the proposed Bayanihan to Heal as One Act with the Legislative panel represented by Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Alan Cayetano.
Executive-Legislative Meeting in Malacanang
Discussing the proposed bill to outline government’s comprehensive action vs COVID-19 with Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

 

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