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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Duterte announces education
subsidy for OFW dependents

President Rodrigo Duterte said an education subsidy will be given to dependents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced, repatriated, or died due to coronavirus disease 2019.

“The education subsidy will be given to one college-level beneficiary from a qualified OFW enrolled or is intending to enroll in state universities and colleges, local universities and colleges, and Commission on Higher Education-recognized private higher education institutions in this school year 2020,” Duterte said in a public address late Monday.

He said the government will allocate P1 billion for the subsidy which will be a one-time grant of P30,000 for 33,000 student-beneficiaries.

Meat prices slightly down

The prices of meat in the markets of Negros Occidental slightly dropped this week amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In the prevailing market price of livestock and poultry weekly monitoring of the Provincial Veterinary Office, the prices of beef decreased by P.70 per kilogram, from P272.60/kg on August 24 to P271.90/kg on September 1.

Prices of pork also slightly dropped by P.24/kg, from P202.48/kg to P202.24/kg during the period.


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