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President Duterte highlights cash aid program in weekly report to Congress

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will highlight what the government has done so far to address the needs of the people amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In his report submitted to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee, the president said about 17.6 million people have benefited from the social amelioration program of the government.

The program is one of the key provisions of the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” which gave Duterte special budget powers to counter the pandemic.

The report also discussed the status of water and energy supply, saying “the country’s supply of power and fuels remains sufficient.”

It noted the National Power Corporation “reports the continued operation, maintenance, and adequacy of fuel inventory, manpower, transportation, and security of power plants and transmission line systems nationwide.”

Water levels in major dams nationwide also remain high, with La Mesa Dam increasing to 76.31.

The president’s report also said the Commission on Higher Education was continuing to process and ensure the release of the Tertiary Education Subsidy to higher education institutions, while the Department of Education was working with the Land Bank of the Philippines to market a lending program which aims to extend assistance to private schools, universities and other learning institutions.

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Online learning programs for educators and other education stakeholders are also being done.

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