Quimbo files ‘Bayanihan 3’ bill to fortify gov’t response vs pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking additional funding to strengthen government response against the ongoing public health crisis, dubbed as the Bayanihan 3 bill, has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Quimbo on Tuesday filed House Bill No. 8031 or the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One Act, which aims to allot another P400 billion to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the bill, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) is tasked to craft a long-term plan which shall be resilient from future shocks such as pandemics and typhoons.

It also mandates the agency to review the Flood Management Master…

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