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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



27 May 2020 11:59:38 AM

The Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) Social Amelioration Cluster co-chaired by Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. (2nd District, Camarines Sur) and Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (4th District, Leyte) on Tuesday held an online meeting and approved House Bill 6709 or the proposed “COVID-19 Unemployment Reduction Economic Stimulus (CURES) Act of 2020." Principally authored by Speaker Alan Peter "Compañero" Cayetano, the bill provides for a P1.5-trillion funding to generate sustainable jobs and income through infrastructure or shovel ready projects at the barangay level. The projects are in the areas of Health, Education, Agriculture and Local roads and Livelihood (HEAL), particularly in the rural areas. Other government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture (DA), Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd) as well as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) are supportng the bill.