3 months Eastern Visayas solons seek review of ‘Hatid Probinsya’ program; cite rise in COVID-19 cases in Region 8 MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza Twelve members of the House of Representatives from Eastern Visayas called on the government on Thursday, June 18 to review its “Hatid Probinsya” program and the health protocols being implemented for locally stranded individuals returning to provinces. They made the call, following the “alarming” and “rising” number of COVID-19 cases in Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) during the past few days. “Official records show that the rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases was observed shortly after the national government implemented its Hatid Probinsya program,” they said in a three-page joint statement issued on Thursday. They said ... more