• 03 May 2016
MANILA, May 3 - The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted Php539 million in emergency loan to active members and old-age pensioners in the El Niño-affected General Santos City in South Cotabato and the provinces of Guimaras and Sarangani. The loan is open to 17,235 active members who are who are working or residing in the calamity-declared areas, are not on leave of absence without pay, have updated premium contributions, and have no unpaid loan amortization in the last six months.  The 2,052 old-age pensioners in the said areas may also apply for the loan. Active members borrowing for the first time may apply for a Php20,000 loan.  Those with an existing emergency loan may borrow up to Php40,000, from which the outstanding balance will be deducted. The loan is payable in 36 equal monthly instalments with an interest rate of six percent per annum computed in advance.  It is covered by a loan redemption insurance, which deems the loan fully paid in case of the borrower’s demise, provided the loan repayment is up to date. Active members may apply through any GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (GWAPS) kiosk located in all GSIS branch and extension office ...Read more

President Aquino inaugurates P639.8-million bridge in Cagayan

 CENTRAL  03 May 2016
MANILA, May 3 - President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Cagayan province on Monday to inaugurate the P639.89-million bridge in Barangay Masi, Pamplona town. The new 489.9-linear meter bridge replaces the 50-year-old highway bridge that connects Cagayan Valley to the Ilocos Region and the Cordill ...Read more

DENR names 2 river systems as water quality management areas

 CENTRAL  03 May 2016
QUEZON CITY, May 3 - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has designated two river systems with important cultural heritage value as water quality management areas (WQMAs), a move that is expected to boost the tourism industry in the cities of Baguio and Naga. By virtue of two ...Read more