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World Bank Loan: Is President Duterte in line with Senator Imee Marcos?

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By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by The Young Observer

ASSETS NG GOBYERNO IBEBENTA NI PRRD PARA IBIGAY SA MGA TAO

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

President Rodrigo Duterte broaches the idea to sell public properties if the government falls short of money to address the crisis in the country.

Duterte said that his last resort is to sell government assets. This includes teh Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They are both in Pasay City built during the Marcos era. The President also instructs the finance secretary to find other means including Senator Imee Marcos’ suggested World Bank loan.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

Sen. Imee Marcos also urges the Finance department to borrow some P440 billion from international lenders. This is to bolster the government’s emergency cash aid for the poor program during the coronavirus lockdown in Luzon.

Since March, Marcos – who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs – has been advising the Department of Finance (DOF) to borrow billions of pesos as the government can still manage a debt ceiling of “5.4 percent from the present 3.2-percent level.” She said that the lives of the people are the priority right now. Worrying about the decline of the economy is superficial when the country’s World Bank credit facility is very healthy.

The executive branch earlier said that some P275 billion in the present budget are for the 2-month cash allowance. The amount is for the 18 million “poorest of the poor” families.

Marcos explains that the amount may not be enough since the lockdown of the of the capital may go beyond April 30 as the government’s mass testing program has yet to begin.

No Marcos-Duterte Arguments

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses the possibility of selling the properties of the government earlier. This is if funds to combat the coronavirus disease are not enough. The government plans to spend up to ₱600 billion for its COVID-19 response, but more than half of the amount will come from new loans. The Department of Finance confirms this.

So far, the government spent ₱290 billion in programs and projects that would soften the impact of the COVID-19 devastation on the economy.
Duterte instructs Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to find other sources of funds as middle-class workers begin to appeal for financial assistance from the government.

Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $3-million grant for the Philippines to procure emergency medical supplies and health care services needed in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Philippines also secured a $100-million (P5.05 billion) loan from the World Bank to boost the country’s fight against the global pandemic.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/08/20/imee-marcos-wants-govt-to-borrow-p440m-to-fund-cash-aid-program-for-covid-19-crisis
https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/4/9/duterte-government-properties-for-sale-.html

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$100-million World Bank Loan Underway as Suggested by Senator Imee Marcos

World Bank loan

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by The Young Observer

ASSETS NG GOBYERNO IBEBENTA NI PRRD PARA IBIGAY SA MGA TAO

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

President Rodrigo Duterte broaches the idea to sell public properties if the government falls short of money to address the crisis in the country.

Duterte said that his last resort is to sell government assets. This includes teh Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They are both in Pasay City built during the Marcos era. The President also instructs the finance secretary to find other means including Senator Imee Marcos’ suggested World Bank loan.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

Sen. Imee Marcos also urges the Finance department to borrow some P440 billion from international lenders. This is to bolster the government’s emergency cash aid for the poor program during the coronavirus lockdown in Luzon.

Since March, Marcos – who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs – has been advising the Department of Finance (DOF) to borrow billions of pesos as the government can still manage a debt ceiling of “5.4 percent from the present 3.2-percent level.” She said that the lives of the people are the priority right now. Worrying about the decline of the economy is superficial when the country’s World Bank credit facility is very healthy.

The executive branch earlier said that some P275 billion in the present budget are for the 2-month cash allowance. The amount is for the 18 million “poorest of the poor” families.

Marcos explains that the amount may not be enough since the lockdown of the of the capital may go beyond April 30 as the government’s mass testing program has yet to begin.

No Marcos-Duterte Arguments

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses the possibility of selling the properties of the government earlier. This is if funds to combat the coronavirus disease are not enough. The government plans to spend up to ₱600 billion for its COVID-19 response, but more than half of the amount will come from new loans. The Department of Finance confirms this.

So far, the government spent ₱290 billion in programs and projects that would soften the impact of the COVID-19 devastation on the economy.
Duterte instructs Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to find other sources of funds as middle-class workers begin to appeal for financial assistance from the government.

Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $3-million grant for the Philippines to procure emergency medical supplies and health care services needed in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Philippines also secured a $100-million (P5.05 billion) loan from the World Bank to boost the country’s fight against the global pandemic.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/08/20/imee-marcos-wants-govt-to-borrow-p440m-to-fund-cash-aid-program-for-covid-19-crisis
https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/4/9/duterte-government-properties-for-sale-.html

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Marcos vs. Duterte: Sell Government Properties or World Bank Loan?

World Bank loan

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by The Young Observer

ASSETS NG GOBYERNO IBEBENTA NI PRRD PARA IBIGAY SA MGA TAO

President Duterte Eyes Selling Govt. Properties

President Rodrigo Duterte broaches the idea to sell public properties if the government falls short of money to address the crisis in the country.

Duterte said that his last resort is to sell government assets. This includes teh Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). They are both in Pasay City built during the Marcos era. The President also instructs the finance secretary to find other means including Senator Imee Marcos’ suggested World Bank loan.



Senator Imee Marcos Pushes World Bank Loan

Sen. Imee Marcos also urges the Finance department to borrow some P440 billion from international lenders. This is to bolster the government’s emergency cash aid for the poor program during the coronavirus lockdown in Luzon.

Since March, Marcos – who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs – has been advising the Department of Finance (DOF) to borrow billions of pesos as the government can still manage a debt ceiling of “5.4 percent from the present 3.2-percent level.” She said that the lives of the people are the priority right now. Worrying about the decline of the economy is superficial when the country’s World Bank credit facility is very healthy.

The executive branch earlier said that some P275 billion in the present budget are for the 2-month cash allowance. The amount is for the 18 million “poorest of the poor” families.

Marcos explains that the amount may not be enough since the lockdown of the of the capital may go beyond April 30 as the government’s mass testing program has yet to begin.

No Marcos-Duterte Arguments

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses the possibility of selling the properties of the government earlier. This is if funds to combat the coronavirus disease are not enough. The government plans to spend up to ₱600 billion for its COVID-19 response, but more than half of the amount will come from new loans. The Department of Finance confirms this.

So far, the government spent ₱290 billion in programs and projects that would soften the impact of the COVID-19 devastation on the economy.
Duterte instructs Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to find other sources of funds as middle-class workers begin to appeal for financial assistance from the government.

Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $3-million grant for the Philippines to procure emergency medical supplies and health care services needed in containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Philippines also secured a $100-million (P5.05 billion) loan from the World Bank to boost the country’s fight against the global pandemic.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)


https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/08/20/imee-marcos-wants-govt-to-borrow-p440m-to-fund-cash-aid-program-for-covid-19-crisis
https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/4/9/duterte-government-properties-for-sale-.html

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BBM Endorses Bill Gates’ CNN Interview on Coronavirus

coronavirus

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

COVID-19: Dagdag Kaalaman | Bongbong Marcos

Watching out for the Coronavirus Infection Peak

Bill Gates said that mass testing is essential to determine the peak of the coronavirus infections in a country. Since this is not done properly, the quarantine procedure or lockdown can at least prevent medical facilities from overloading and exhausting doctors and nurses.
Pumasok na ang buwan ng Abril at nasa pangatlong linggo na tayo ng Enhanced Community Quarantine. Sinasabi ng ibang eksperto na maaaring mahaba pa ang labang ito sa kadahilanang ‘exponential’ ang pagdami ng bilang ng mga kaso. Kung totoo man ito, ihanda natin ang ating mga sarili at bilang isang bayan – harapin ng buong tapang.



The Importance of Immediate Lockdown

Gates also explains the importance of an immediate lockdown just like what the Philippines is doing. Although it is very tough to contain the coronavirus infection in slums where people are living closely with each other, it helps in reaching the peak quickly. Thus separating the vulnerable ones from the rest of the population for proper medical management. 33% per day of new COVID-19 cases would be hard to manage where there is no shut down.

Infected or Infecting People

The light is not at the end of the tunnel yet for the coronavirus cure. However, when the majority of the people in a country develop immunity of the virus, that marks the end of the pandemic. Most people won’t even know they have it. They can be infected and infecting people without symptoms. The immunity stage is at 60% of the population but with the lockdown, hospitals can gradually treat vulnerable patients.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)

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BBM Reflects on Bill Gates’ Coronavirus Lockdown Theory

coronavirus

By: Elena Grace Flores


YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos

COVID-19: Dagdag Kaalaman | Bongbong Marcos

Watching out for the Coronavirus Infection Peak

Bill Gates said that mass testing is essential to determine the peak of the coronavirus infections in a country. Since this is not done properly, the quarantine procedure or lockdown can at least prevent medical facilities from overloading and exhausting doctors and nurses.
Pumasok na ang buwan ng Abril at nasa pangatlong linggo na tayo ng Enhanced Community Quarantine. Sinasabi ng ibang eksperto na maaaring mahaba pa ang labang ito sa kadahilanang ‘exponential’ ang pagdami ng bilang ng mga kaso. Kung totoo man ito, ihanda natin ang ating mga sarili at bilang isang bayan – harapin ng buong tapang.



The Importance of Immediate Lockdown

Gates also explains the importance of an immediate lockdown just like what the Philippines is doing. Although it is very tough to contain the coronavirus infection in slums where people are living closely with each other, it helps in reaching the peak quickly. Thus separating the vulnerable ones from the rest of the population for proper medical management. 33% per day of new COVID-19 cases would be hard to manage where there is no shut down.

Infected or Infecting People

The light is not at the end of the tunnel yet for the coronavirus cure. However, when the majority of the people in a country develop immunity of the virus, that marks the end of the pandemic. Most people won’t even know they have it. They can be infected and infecting people without symptoms. The immunity stage is at 60% of the population but with the lockdown, hospitals can gradually treat vulnerable patients.

Fr. Jose Bosch Innovative Skills Training Advocacy Cooperative (ISTAC)