Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan III asked President Rodrigo Duterte if he already did anything since he signed the Bayanihan to Heal as One law.
In a Facebook post, Pangilinan who’s also the president of the Liberal Party asked the Duterte administration about the promises they made to the people like the food packs, money and personal protective equipment (PPE).
“Where is the money? PPEs, food packs? Plan?” Pangilinan said.
The said law gives the President special powers to hasten the procurement of necessities.
It also includes the monthly ₱5,000 to ₱8,000 emergency subsidy for 18 million low-income households for up to two months.
Pangilinan cited that The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) led by Duterte was required to submit a weekly report about the progress made by the national government since the special powers were given to the chief executive.
“It’s been five days since the emergency powers, and as required by law, IATF needs to submit to Congress and effectively to the people a progress report every week,” the Senator who also voted in favor of the Bayanihan law said.
“We’re almost halfway in our enhanced community quarantine, at katulad ng nabanggit natin sa ating pahayag nang ipasa ng Senado itong batas na ito, gusto nating makita na ipinapatupad ang batas at inilalaan ang pondo nang ayon dito at gaya ng inaasahan,” he added.
One of the most notable progress made by the Duterte administration since the activation of Bayanihan Law was the purchase of 1,000,000 pieces of PPEs worth P1.8-B to address the shortage of equipment being used by the medical frontliners in the country.
The President was expected to address the nation tonight and probably going to inform the people about the actions made by the government during the first week of the Bayanihan law.