• 18 December 2014
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 18 --  More than 33,000 poor fisherfolk identified through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Listahanan shall be prioritized in a livelihood support program of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR). The program, known as the Targeted Actions to Reduce Poverty and General Economic Transformation (TARGET) in the fishery sector, aims to provide poor fisherfolk with fishing boats, motor engines, aquaculture inputs, and farm implements. In addition, it shall enforce Executive Order 154 series of 2014 which sanctions or penalizes illegal fishing in the country. The implementation of TARGET is in line with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s social agenda of poverty alleviation and inclusive growth in sectors with a high poverty incidence that include the fisherfolk sector, which has a poverty incidence of 39.9%, the highest among the nine basic sectors based on the 2012 Official Poverty Statistics. This means that four out of 10 fisherfolk are poor. DA Secretary Proceso Alcala said that improving the lives of the 33,000 poor fisherfolk will reduce 4% of the poverty incidence. “We are supportive of th ...Read more

EMB finds Metro Iloilo air "fair to good"

 R06  18 December 2014
ILOILO CITY, Dec. 18(PIA)—The air in Metro Iloilo is still “fair and good” according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) chief. Atty. Jonathan Bulos, regional director of EMB, said in a press conference, that this is the consolidated re ...Read more

DOH, UP boost linkage in delivering improved service to PGH patients

 CENTRAL  18 December 2014
MANILA, Dec 18 -- Acting Health Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin said on Wednesday/Dec. 17 the entire UP System, through the UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital, is one of the national government’s best machinery to efficiently and optimally deliver public and community health care services to mi ...Read more