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IBP calls out rumors against slain Judge Abadilla

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MANILA, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) 24th Board of Governors has called out speculations and rumors surrounding the death of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 45 Judge Maria Theresa Abadilla, who was shot inside her office at the Manila City Hall by her own clerk of court.

“As we denounce the killing of Judge Maria Teresa Abadilla and grieve a great loss to the judiciary, we call out the speculations and rumors, bordering on misogyny or victim-blaming that circulated upon the news of her death,” IBP president Domingo Cayosa said in a statement over the weekend.

He also appealed to netizens to refrain from sharing gruesome photos and videos that were …

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Earthquake damages town hall of Maripipi, Biliran province

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TACLOBAN CITY —- The municipal hall of Maripipi in Biliran province sustained damage after the magnitude 5.0 quake that hit Pio V. Corpuz town in Masbate on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Mayor Joseph Caingcoy said the earthquake left big cracks in various offices of the municipal hall, including his own office.

The municipal hall, which was built in 1961, was subsequently declared uninhabitable.

Caingcoy holds office at his residence, while government employees work at the municipal gymnasium.

A new municipal hall has been constructed and is expected to be completed by next year.

Maripipi, an island town of Biliran, felt the quake at Intensity 4.

On Monday, the town was rocked by …

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Palace crafting EO to create task force for typhoon-hit areas

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MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang has started crafting an executive order (EO) creating a task force dedicated to disaster preparedness and post-calamity rehabilitation and recovery efforts, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday.

 

This is after President Duterte ordered over the weekend the creation of a task force that will fast-track rehabilitation efforts for those affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

 

Roque said the body, to be known as the “Build Back Better Task Force”, will be headed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea while the Departments of Agriculture, Public Works and Highways, Budget, and Socia…

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Duterte sex jokes at typhoon briefing meant to ‘lighten the mood’ — Palace

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MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang defended Monday President Duterte’s sex jokes during a situation briefing in Camarines Sur, saying that the Chief Executive was just “lightening the mood” as the country reels from the effects of typhoons.

According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Duterte was just channeling a Filipino trait to “lighten a problem” when he issued the jokes.

“Ugali na ng Pilipino na bagamat marami tayong pagsubok eh sinusubukan pa rin nating i-lighten iyong problema. So hindi lang naman po iyan gawain ng Presidente bagamat matagal na po iyang nangyayari,” Roque said in a televised Palace press briefing.

“Talagang hindi maipagkakait sa kanya na dahil sunu…

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Recto pushes for P150B standby funds for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — The 2021 national budget should have up to P150 billion in standby appropriations for the COVID-19 vaccination of 60 percent of the country’s population, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Monday.

“Shouldn’t we provide the appropriation if not in the program, since we’re borrowing the money anyway, in the unprogrammed fund of at least a P100 billion to 150 billion because that should provide confidence to the people,” Recto said during the Senate plenary debates on the budget.

Under the proposed budget being deliberated on in the Senate, a total of P18 billion is allocated for the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Of the amount, P8 bil…

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Recto pushes for P150B standby funds for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — The 2021 national budget should have up to P150 billion in standby appropriations for the COVID-19 vaccination of 60 percent of the country’s population, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Monday.

“Shouldn’t we provide the appropriation if not in the program, since we’re borrowing the money anyway, in the unprogrammed fund of at least a P100 billion to 150 billion because that should provide confidence to the people,” Recto said during the Senate plenary debates on the budget.

Under the proposed budget being deliberated on in the Senate, a total of P18 billion is allocated for the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Of the amount, P8 bil…

Keep on reading: Recto pushes for P150B standby funds for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021

Recto pushes for P150B standby funds for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — The 2021 national budget should have up to P150 billion in standby appropriations for the COVID-19 vaccination of 60 percent of the country’s population, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Monday.

“Shouldn’t we provide the appropriation if not in the program, since we’re borrowing the money anyway, in the unprogrammed fund of at least a P100 billion to 150 billion because that should provide confidence to the people,” Recto said during the Senate plenary debates on the budget.

Under the proposed budget being deliberated on in the Senate, a total of P18 billion is allocated for the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Of the amount, P8 bil…

Keep on reading: Recto pushes for P150B standby funds for COVID-19 vaccination in 2021

Foreign investors need required investors’ visa to enter PH — BI

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MANILA, Philippines — Foreign investors planning to enter the Philippines must have the required investors’ visa before they can be allowed entry to the country as travel restrictions remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Monday.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said foreigners holding visas under Executive Order No. 226 or the Omnibus Investments Code, as amended by Republic Act No. 8756, as well as those with the Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV) issued pursuant to EO 226 may be allowed to enter if they have their valid and existing visas.

“Those who will be entering the country under visa types not yet allowed by the IATF will sti…

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Foreign investors need required investors’ visa to enter PH — BI

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MANILA, Philippines — Foreign investors planning to enter the Philippines must have the required investors’ visa before they can be allowed entry to the country as travel restrictions remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Monday.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said foreigners holding visas under Executive Order No. 226 or the Omnibus Investments Code, as amended by Republic Act No. 8756, as well as those with the Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV) issued pursuant to EO 226 may be allowed to enter if they have their valid and existing visas.

“Those who will be entering the country under visa types not yet allowed by the IATF will sti…

Keep on reading: Foreign investors need required investors’ visa to enter PH — BI

Foreign investors need required investors’ visa to enter PH — BI

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MANILA, Philippines — Foreign investors planning to enter the Philippines must have the required investors’ visa before they can be allowed entry to the country as travel restrictions remain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Monday.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said foreigners holding visas under Executive Order No. 226 or the Omnibus Investments Code, as amended by Republic Act No. 8756, as well as those with the Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV) issued pursuant to EO 226 may be allowed to enter if they have their valid and existing visas.

“Those who will be entering the country under visa types not yet allowed by the IATF will sti…

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DOH to evacuees: Beware of COVID-19 infection

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MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in evacuation centers after a series of typhoons whipped the country is a looming concern, the Department of Health said Monday.

 

“That’s a possibility. Hindi natin yan ikakaila (We won;t deny it),” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online media forum when asked if the department is expecting a surge in COVID-19 cases.

 

“Nasa isang lugar na magkakasama ang mga tao especially talagang mayroong crowding tapos hindi sila magco-comply sa minimum standards like wearing of mask, nandyan ‘yung posibilidad,” she added.

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DOH to evacuees: Beware of COVID-19 infection

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MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in evacuation centers after a series of typhoons whipped the country is a looming concern, the Department of Health said Monday.

 

“That’s a possibility. Hindi natin yan ikakaila (We won;t deny it),” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online media forum when asked if the department is expecting a surge in COVID-19 cases.

 

“Nasa isang lugar na magkakasama ang mga tao especially talagang mayroong crowding tapos hindi sila magco-comply sa minimum standards like wearing of mask, nandyan ‘yung posibilidad,” she added.

Keep on reading: DOH to evacuees: Beware of COVID-19 infection

DOH to evacuees: Beware of COVID-19 infection

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MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in evacuation centers after a series of typhoons whipped the country is a looming concern, the Department of Health said Monday.

 

“That’s a possibility. Hindi natin yan ikakaila (We won;t deny it),” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online media forum when asked if the department is expecting a surge in COVID-19 cases.

 

“Nasa isang lugar na magkakasama ang mga tao especially talagang mayroong crowding tapos hindi sila magco-comply sa minimum standards like wearing of mask, nandyan ‘yung posibilidad,” she added.

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Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

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MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba denied Monday claims that media personnel who wished to enter the province to cover the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses onslaught were barred from entering the provincial border allegedly due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions.

“Nagtrending pa nga po kami na ayaw daw namin silang pumasok. That’s not true po. Meron naman po kaming mga testing na nangyayari dito. At iyong sinabi nilang quarantine, that’s not true. They are all welcome dito sa amin,” Mamba said over Laging Handa Public Briefing.

“Ang dami pong media dito since the very start. National, international at local media are always welcome dito,” he added.

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Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

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MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba denied Monday claims that media personnel who wished to enter the province to cover the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses onslaught were barred from entering the provincial border allegedly due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions.

“Nagtrending pa nga po kami na ayaw daw namin silang pumasok. That’s not true po. Meron naman po kaming mga testing na nangyayari dito. At iyong sinabi nilang quarantine, that’s not true. They are all welcome dito sa amin,” Mamba said over Laging Handa Public Briefing.

“Ang dami pong media dito since the very start. National, international at local media are always welcome…

Keep on reading: Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

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MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba denied Monday claims that media personnel who wished to enter the province to cover the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses onslaught were barred from entering the provincial border allegedly due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions.

“Nagtrending pa nga po kami na ayaw daw namin silang pumasok. That’s not true po. Meron naman po kaming mga testing na nangyayari dito. At iyong sinabi nilang quarantine, that’s not true. They are all welcome dito sa amin,” Mamba said over Laging Handa Public Briefing.

“Ang dami pong media dito since the very start. National, international at local media are always welcome dito,” he added.

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Keep on reading: Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

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MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba denied Monday claims that media personnel who wished to enter the province to cover the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses onslaught were barred from entering the provincial border allegedly due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions.

“Nagtrending pa nga po kami na ayaw daw namin silang pumasok. That’s not true po. Meron naman po kaming mga testing na nangyayari dito. At iyong sinabi nilang quarantine, that’s not true. They are all welcome dito sa amin,” Mamba said over Laging Handa Public Briefing.

“Ang dami pong media dito since the very start. National, international at local media are always welcome dito,” he added.

In a tweet …

Keep on reading: Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

Governor denies imposing quarantine for media entering Cagayan

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MANILA, Philippines — Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba denied Monday claims that media personnel who wished to enter the province to cover the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses onslaught were barred from entering the provincial border allegedly due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions.

“Nagtrending pa nga po kami na ayaw daw namin silang pumasok. That’s not true po. Meron naman po kaming mga testing na nangyayari dito. At iyong sinabi nilang quarantine, that’s not true. They are all welcome dito sa amin,” Mamba said over Laging Handa Public Briefing.

“Ang dami pong media dito since the very start. National, international at local media are always welcome dito,” he added.

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DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday reminded the public not to use generators inside their houses as this may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire issued the reminder following reports that families in Bicol Region used their generators inside their homes which led to the demise of some family members.

“Noong nagkaroon ng bagyo at mayroon mga pamilya dito Region V na naglagay ng generator sets sa loob ng kanilang bahay,” she said in an online media forum.

“This has affected the family kung saan nagkaroon din ng namatay na miyembro ng pamilya,” she added.

She reminded the public to situate their power generators…

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DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday reminded the public not to use generators inside their houses as this may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire issued the reminder following reports that families in Bicol Region used their generators inside their homes which led to the demise of some family members.

“Noong nagkaroon ng bagyo at mayroon mga pamilya dito Region V na naglagay ng generator sets sa loob ng kanilang bahay,” she said in an online media forum.

“This has affected the family kung saan nagkaroon din ng namatay na miyembro ng pamilya,” she added.

She reminded the public t…

Keep on reading: DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday reminded the public not to use generators inside their houses as this may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire issued the reminder following reports that families in Bicol Region used their generators inside their homes which led to the demise of some family members.

“Noong nagkaroon ng bagyo at mayroon mga pamilya dito Region V na naglagay ng generator sets sa loob ng kanilang bahay,” she said in an online media forum.

“This has affected the family kung saan nagkaroon din ng namatay na miyembro ng pamilya,” she added.

She reminded the public to situate their power generators…

Keep on reading: DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday reminded the public not to use generators inside their houses as this may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire issued the reminder following reports that families in Bicol Region used their generators inside their homes which led to the demise of some family members.

“Noong nagkaroon ng bagyo at mayroon mga pamilya dito Region V na naglagay ng generator sets sa loob ng kanilang bahay,” she said in an online media forum.

“This has affected the family kung saan nagkaroon din ng namatay na miyembro ng pamilya,” she added.

She reminded the public to situate their power generators…

Keep on reading: DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Monday reminded the public not to use generators inside their houses as this may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire issued the reminder following reports that families in Bicol Region used their generators inside their homes which led to the demise of some family members.

“Noong nagkaroon ng bagyo at mayroon mga pamilya dito Region V na naglagay ng generator sets sa loob ng kanilang bahay,” she said in an online media forum.

“This has affected the family kung saan nagkaroon din ng namatay na miyembro ng pamilya,” she added.

She reminded the public to situate their power generators…

Keep on reading: DOH: Don’t use generators inside house

PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

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BAGUIO CITY — Saying “all soldiers watch that their leaders do,” Air Force Major General Ferdinand Cartujano assumed command of the Philippine Military Academy on Monday.

Cartujano was appointed to the post after the retirement of his predecessor, Vice Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi, who was hailed for keeping the premiere military school safe from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Cusi had taken over the academy in the middle of the controversial hazing death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio last year. He led reforms in how cadet activities would be monitored by the school’s military instructors.

Cartujano said he would need the support of the community and the alu…

Keep on reading: PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

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BAGUIO CITY — Saying “all soldiers watch that their leaders do,” Air Force Major General Ferdinand Cartujano assumed command of the Philippine Military Academy on Monday.

Cartujano was appointed to the post after the retirement of his predecessor, Vice Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi, who was hailed for keeping the premiere military school safe from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Cusi had taken over the academy in the middle of the controversial hazing death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio last year. He led reforms in how cadet activities would be monitored by the school’s military instructors.

Cartujano said he would need the support of the community and the alu…

Keep on reading: PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

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BAGUIO CITY — Saying “all soldiers watch that their leaders do,” Air Force Major General Ferdinand Cartujano assumed command of the Philippine Military Academy on Monday.

Cartujano was appointed to the post after the retirement of his predecessor, Vice Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi, who was hailed for keeping the premiere military school safe from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Cusi had taken over the academy in the middle of the controversial hazing death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio last year. He led reforms in how cadet activities would be monitored by the school’s military instructors.

Cartujano said he would need the support of the community and the alu…

Keep on reading: PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

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BAGUIO CITY — Saying “all soldiers watch that their leaders do,” Air Force Major General Ferdinand Cartujano assumed command of the Philippine Military Academy on Monday.

Cartujano was appointed to the post after the retirement of his predecessor, Vice Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi, who was hailed for keeping the premiere military school safe from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Cusi had taken over the academy in the middle of the controversial hazing death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio last year. He led reforms in how cadet activities would be monitored by the school’s military instructors.

Cartujano said he would need the support of the community and the alu…

Keep on reading: PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

PMA gets new superintendent amid COVID-19

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BAGUIO CITY — Saying “all soldiers watch that their leaders do,” Air Force Major General Ferdinand Cartujano assumed command of the Philippine Military Academy on Monday.

Cartujano was appointed to the post after the retirement of his predecessor, Vice Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi, who was hailed for keeping the premiere military school safe from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Cusi had taken over the academy in the middle of the controversial hazing death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio last year. He led reforms in how cadet activities would be monitored by the school’s military instructors.

Cartujano said he would need the support of the community and the alu…

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Recto hits shortfall in spending after only half of P165.5B Bayanihan 2 budget was released

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MANILA, Philippines — Only P82.4 billion or nearly half of the total funding under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act has so far been released, an amount one senator said shows a “shortfall” in government spending.

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto pointed out during his interpellation of the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021, sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, who is also chair of the Senate finance committee, that the amount released is only below half of the total 165.5 billion allotted for the program.

“So far, only P82.4 [billion] has approximately been released as of today,” said Angara.

“So even with regards to Bayanihan 2, there’s still a shor…

Keep on reading: Recto hits shortfall in spending after only half of P165.5B Bayanihan 2 budget was released

Recto hits shortfall in spending after only half of P165.5B Bayanihan 2 budget was released

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MANILA, Philippines — Only P82.4 billion or nearly half of the total funding under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act has so far been released, an amount one senator said shows a “shortfall” in government spending.

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto pointed out during his interpellation of the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021, sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, who is also chair of the Senate finance committee, that the amount released is only below half of the total 165.5 billion allotted for the program.

“So far, only P82.4 [billion] has approximately been released as of today,” said Angara.

“So even with regards to Bayanihan 2, there’s still a shor…

Keep on reading: Recto hits shortfall in spending after only half of P165.5B Bayanihan 2 budget was released

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