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November 17, 2020

Restore Quick Response Fund for Police, Fire Personnel: Sen. Panfilo Lacson bats for the restoration of quick response funds (QRF) for personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) during the hybrid plenary debates on next year’s budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The former PNP chief said the police and fire personnel continuously act as frontliners during calamities and also during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and wondered how they were able to cope with the lack of funds. Finance Committee Chairman Sonny Angara said the PNP and BFP will appreciate it very much if their funds would be augmented by the Senate, adding that the PNP needs P125 million and P75 million for the BFP to cover their QRF for next year. (Joseph Vidal/ Senate PRIB)