Bong Go defends Malasakit Center bill during Senate interpellations; says centers open to serve all Filipinos

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go emphasized that the Malasakit Center program is open to serve all Filipinos during the interpellation period for Senate Bill No. 199, or the “Malasakit Center Act of 2019”, sponsored by the Senator, on Tuesday, October 1. Go answered questions from Senators Frank Drilon and Risa Hontiveros during the interpellations. “Hindi […]

Dismantling of Tadeco biosecurity fences averted due to mistake in date of memo

A “mistake” on the date of the memo sent to the Bureau of Corrections from the Office of the Governor of Davao del Norte has averted the planned dismantling of gates inside the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (Tadeco). In a video posted on Tadeco Ko Bai Facebook page, lawyers of Tadeco claimed that the supposed […]

City of Mati temporarily bans swine, pork products

The City of Mati is temporarily banning entry of swine, pork, pork-related products, and pork by-products, be it edible or inedible, in the city. The ban is in relation to Resolution No. 3 Series of 2019 issued by the Department of Agriculture Region XI requesting the Local Government Units (LGUs) for such. The ban on […]

Davao temporarily bans live pigs, pork products

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has ordered a temporary ban on all live pigs and pork products from Luzon and other areas affected by African Swine Fever. This is to ensure that the city remains free from ASF. “The temporary ban applies to all live pigs, pork and pork-related products and by-products, whether fresh, frozen, processed […]

Bong Go seeks to expand coverage of country’s immunization program; urges parents to get their children vaccinated

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, led the public hearing conducted jointly with the Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, and Finance Committees on Tuesday, September 24, where he enjoined the Department of Health to intensify its immunization campaign.  He also encouraged parents to get their children […]