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Hanggang Pasko! Cabinet members to donate 75% of salaries for corona funds

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet idonate 75 percent of their monthly salaries to boost the government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang said on Saturday.

In a virtual presser aired on state-run PTV-4, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said: “Majority ng mga miyembro ng Gabinete ni Pangulong Duterte ay boluntaryong ibibigay ang malaking bahagi – 75 percent ng kanilang buwanang sahod – upang ilaan sa mga programa ng gobyerno upang sugpuin ang Covid-19 sa loob ng panahong ipinapatupad ang Bayanihan Law.”

Nograles, however, refused to name the other Cabinet officials who will make a donation.

Nograles said some of the Cabinet members have signified their plan to donate their monthly salary until December this year.

Republic Act (RA) 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act permits the Duterte government to tap P275-billion emergency funds for Covid-19.