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CamSur Rep. Villafuerte hails approval of emergency powers for Duterte

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Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte has lauded the approval of the emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte in order to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Meron na dadating na tulong na cash assistance sa 18 million households from the informal sector sa buong Bansa,” the CamSur solon said.

“Proud and honored to principally sponsor HB 6616 giving special powers to our President to properly and effectively handle the covid19 crisis,” he said.

Villafuerte said that he stood for 6 hours to defend the bill he ponsored .

“Marami nawalan Ng trabaho at nawalan Ng kabuhayaan dahil sa krisis pero Sinigurado ko at ang aking mga kasama in congress headed by our speaker Alan Cayetano na mabigyan tulong through cash assistance ang 18 million households from the informal sector na mga mahirap at mga no work / no pay wage earners,” he said.

“Marami pa kami dinagdag tulong kasama na ang atin mga rice farmers and mga healthworkers na kailangan din Ng tulong,” added the solon.

Villafuerte also said that with the emergency powers, huge chunk of funds are allocated to hospitals as well as for the purchase of testing kits, laboratory equipment, ventilators, and other medical equipment needed against COVID-19.