PANATA award, ipinagkaloob sa DOLE IV-A
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Marso 16 (PIA) – Binigyang parangal kamakailan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Region IV-A ang Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Region IV-A ng “Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Bayan (PANATA) Awards.
Ang gawad parangal ay bilang pagkilala ng Kagawaran sa suportang naibigay ng DOLE upang maisakatuparan ang mga proyekto at programa para sa kagalingan ng mamamayan.
Ang parangal ay tinanggap ni DOLE Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita mula kay DSWD Assistant Secretary Jose Antonio Hernandez at Regional Director Leticia T. Diokno na ginanap sa Magiliw Conference Hall, DSWD Field Office IV-A, Muntinlupa City. (ACO, PIA-Laguna)
President Duterte seeks robust, comprehensive, and mutually-beneficial partnership with Russia
DAVAO CITY, May 23 ─ President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, May 22 left for Russia, saying that his landmark visit will emphasize the Philippines’ independent foreign policy.
In his departure statement, the Chief Executive said the most anticipated visit highlights the independence of the Philippines’ foreign policy and the firm resolve to broaden the horizons of friendship and cooperation with other nations.
He further noted that Russia is a country that the Philippines must work with and that there are opportunities for cooperation that cannot be ignored.
“With its geogr...Read more
DOF study links infra, social investments to inclusive growth
MANILA, May 23 -- Quicker economic growth sets the stage for wider fiscal space through greater investments in infrastructure, conditional cash transfer (CCT) and micro-lending programs, which, in turn, accelerate poverty reduction and spell financial inclusion, according to a Department of Finance (DOF) study.
This study by the DOF—its first major research paper for the year and led by Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran—noted that higher remittances by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) also foster economic inclusion because many of these remitters’ beneficiaries in the country end up...Read more
GSIS allots P143 million in emergency loan in 2 Mindanao areas
PASAY CITY, May 23 -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is allocating P143 million in emergency loans for its active members and old-age pensioners in Jolo, Sulu and Concepcion, Misamis Occidental, which are affected by flashfloods and agricultural damages resulting from heavy rains.
The application deadline for Jolo is June 3 and for Concepcion, June 9.
A total of 5,051 active members who are working or residing in the calamity-declared areas, are not on leave of absence without pay, have no arrears in paying premium contributions, and have no unpaid loans for more than...Read more
1 dead, 2 arrested, P11M shabu seized in Caraga’s biggest buy bust operation
BUTUAN CITY, May 23 -- A drug dealer died while two others were arrested by the police during the drug bust that resulted in the confiscation of P11 million worth of shabu Thursday evening here.
Operatives from Butuan City Police Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency staged the operation aroud 8:00 p.m. against the target Reynaldo Abordo in Brgy. Libertad.
Abordo’s cohort Johny Calawigan, 32, was nabbed after he sold illegal drugs to the poseur buyer.
“After learning that the target was waiting in his Ford Escape parked near the place of transaction, our operatives rushe...Read more