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Nograles: Cabinet members to donate 75% of monthly salary to aid COVID-19 fight

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 10:47 AM April 04, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A majority of Cabinet members have pledged to voluntarily donate 75 percent of their monthly salary to aid the government’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Saturday.

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“Nais din nating ipagbigay-alam na ang karamihan, majority, ng mga miyembro ng gabinete ni Pangulong Duterte ay boluntaryong ibibigay ang malaking bahagi —75%— ng kanilang buwanang sahod upang ilaan sa mga programa ng gobyerno upang sugpuin ang COVID-19 sa loob ng panahong pinapatupad ang Bayanihan Law,” Nograles said during the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases briefing.

(We wish to inform you that a majority of the members of the Cabinet of President Duterte will voluntarily give 75 percent of their monthly salaries to the programs of the government to end COVID-19 during the effectivity of the Bayanihan Law.)

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He was referring to Republic Act 11469, or the Bayabihan to Heal As One Law, which also gave President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the COVID-19 crisis.

Some of the Cabinet members, Nograles added, will donate their salaries until December of this year just to support the anti-COVID-19 programs.

Nograles added that he is also one of the Cabinet members who have pledged to donate their salaries.

As of Saturday, the country’s number of COVID-19 cases has soared to 3,018, with 136 deaths and 52 recoveries.

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Luzon was placed under an enhanced community quarantine. The quarantine period ends on April 13, 2020.

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