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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



02 May 2020 10:02:54 AM

The Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) technical working group (TWG) on social amelioration tackled issues about the government's Social Amelioration Program (SAP) during a virtual meeting on Friday, Labor Day. This was intended for lawmakers to craft the necessary measures to improve the SAP implementation. Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said the SAP is the “heart and soul” of the “Bayanihan To Heal As One Act.” Meanwhile, Speaker Alan Peter “Compa?ero” Cayetano assured that the 18th Congress is working harder and smarter to alleviate the quality of life and livelihood of Filipinos. He also urged the government to adapt faster, innovate smarter, and manage better as they combat COVID-19. Also present during the virtual meeting were Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr., ?DCC Sub-Committee on Social Amelioration Co-Chairs Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. and Committee on Disaster Management Chair Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (4th District, Leyte), and Deputy Majority Leader Wilter Wee Palma II, among others. Invited resource persons included Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.??