‘Access to decent housing a must for every Filipino’ as Bong Go refiles proposed Rental Housing Subsidy Bill
Considering the persistent issues of poverty, unemployment and limited access to affordable housing, aggravated by the ongoing pandemic and other crises, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has once again filed his Rental Housing Subsidy Bill to help address homelessness in the country.
Go underscored the importance of immediately acting upon the challenges faced by homeless Filipinos nationwide. He then cited how the proposed measure can provide adequate, sustainable and habitable shelter for Filipinos affected by disasters and other crisis situations.
Under the proposed measure, a housing and social protection program will be developed that will provide disaster victims better and more affordable access to the formal housing market through the provision of rental subsidies provided by the government.
Thus, the bill seeks to also address the plight of displaced families caused by various crises and calamities, whether natural or man-made disasters, as well as those families who cannot afford or build their own homes. READ MORE
The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) has named 16 underground organizations linked to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as terrorist groups.In Resolution No. 288 (2022) dated January 26 and signed by ATC vice chairperson and National Security Adviser… Read More
MANILA– The poorwill be the focus of the government as the country recovers from the pandemic, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua said.In a statement for the 2021 first semester poverty statistics report Friday, Chua said the government achieved four years ahead, or in 2018,… Read More
The national government’s anti-insurgency task force is saddened over the inclusion of party-list groups Gabriela and Kabataan in the May 2022 elections.
To recall, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) filed petitions before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify Gabriela Women’s Party and Kabataan Party-list due to their alleged links to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
“The NTF ELCAC is deeply saddened that fiercely anti-CPP-NPA-NDF party-list groups, notably Sambayanan and Epanaw were not given accreditation by the Comelec while at the same time giving accreditation to party-list groups the NTF-ELCAC has clearly identified as fronts of the terrorist group: Kabataan and Gabriela,” NTF-ELCAC spokesperson for Sectoral Concerns Lorraine Marie Badoy said in a press statement on Sunday.
Badoy, also Undersecretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), said their petitions provide “incontrovertible proof” that Gabriela and Kabataan are fronts of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
“These include powerful personal testimonies of victims and their families of deceitful recruitment of Gabriela and Kabataan of our children as violent extremists of the NPA where an unbearable number of them have died at such tender ages and such violent circumstances,” she said.
She noted that their petitions also include direct testimonies of former CPP-NPA-NDF founders, cadres and operatives as well as documentary evidence seized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in their numerous operations for the past 52 years.
Citing calls made by various multi-sectoral groups, she expressed disappointment over the decision of the Comelec to approve the registration of the two party-list groups.
“It is unfortunate that while the vast majority of our people are already awake and know the clear truth about these groups, it seems the Keeper of the integrity and sanctity of our votes, the Comelec has remained ignorant and/or apathetic,” she added.
Meanwhile, Badoy urged Filipinos to support the NTF-ELCAC in condemning the decision of the Comelec, noting that it puts the nation and children “in serious peril.”
MANILA – Multi-sectoral organizations on Friday urged anew the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify party-list groups Kabataan and Gabriela from the 2022 elections because of their links with the communist rebels.