Padilla vows increase for barangay nutri workers' pay
- February 13, 2017
- Ben Moses Ebreo
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 13 (PIA) – Governor Carlos Padilla here has vowed to increase the incentives of Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) in the province.
“I will definitely approve the increase of the incentives of the BNS but I cannot tell you yet how much,” he said in a recent meeting of the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC).
BNS are voluntary workers of the provincial governrment where they receive monthly honorarium of P165.00 and P15.00 share from the National Nutrition Council (NNC).
Padilla said he will consult the provincial govenment's Local Finance Committee (LFC) for the proposed increase. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)
Medium-term fiscal program to sustain the PH economy's growth momentum
MANILA, May 27 -- From 2017 to 2022, the government will embark on an expansionary fiscal policy to finance the country’s development priorities, boost economic growth, and ultimately achieve the administration’s objectives of rapid poverty reduction.
The expansionary fiscal policy will be characterized by increased government spending, particularly on public infrastructure and social services. This fiscal strategy will be made possible by maintaining the deficit-to-GDP ratio at 3 percent while improving revenue effort through tax policy and tax administration reforms.
The deficit wi...Read more
DSWD provides relief aid to families displaced by Marawi siege
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DSWD FO in Region XII will delive...Read more
President Duterte issues E.O. 25, renames 'Benham Rise' to 'Philippine Rise'
TAGUIG CITY, May 27 -- On 16 May 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte issued Executive Order No. 25 (E.O. 25) which effectively changed the name “Benham Rise” to “Philippine Rise.”
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Section 2 of the said E.O. states that, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) shall henceforth produce maps and charts, and indicate the name “Philippi...Read more
PIA brings ASEAN info in land transport terminals
DAVAO DEL NORTE, May 26 (PIA)- Public transport terminals are also spaces for dissemination of information about the relevance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Having this in mind, Regional Director Efren F. Elbanbuena of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) XI brought the PIA Information Kiosk at the public land transport terminals in the City of Panabo and in the Municipality of Carmen in Davao del Norte.
Attending the PIA Info Kiosk opening in Carmen, Elbanbuena explained that PIA aims to conduct a far-reaching advocacy about the ...Read more