The Japan government has turned over 110 million yen or at least P52.8 million in disaster reduction equipment to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to help reduce the cost and recovery time during disasters.
Piñol explained that both agencies have approved plans to engage in the buying of broiler chicken from small farmers which would then be dressed and kept in cold storage facilities to be released to the market middle of this year when the supplies would be less.
The DepEd, Save the Children Philippines and Prudence Foundation for the Education Safe from Disasters Program recently launched the program which aims to transform national systems and help reduce the risks of natural and human-induced hazards to children.
FORMER President now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assured both President Rodrigo Duterte and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena that the House will cooperate fully on initiatives to enhance the relations of the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
He was also the first foreign head of state to pay tribute to members of the 190,000-strong police force who have either been killed or wounded while fighting armed and defiant drug dealers since the Duterte administration launched a bloody war on narcotics in 2016 and said the campaign should be an “example” for the whole world.
“I hope to talk to him (Misuari) in the coming days as we agreed. Sabi ko tapusin muna natin ito (BOL), hintayin natin ‘yung atin then again we can resume after the Bangsamoro,” Duterte said in his Friday speech during a peace assembly for the BOL ratification in Cotabato City.
“You do not kill an eight-year-old boy because (there was) no ransom paid. I do not simply like the idea of cutting heads of people, innocent people pati ‘yung bata. What’s the fuc**** sense of doing that?” Duterte said in a speech before a peace assembly for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BoL) in Cotabato City.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated a possible shift in the government’s approach to amending the Constitution, a move he had been pushing to give way for the change to a federal form of government.
FORMER Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, together with National Youth Commission (NYC) Chairman Ronald Cardema, has called on government agencies concerned with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) funds to fast track the release of the fund guidelines.
The current law does not provide monetary compensation for the SK secretary, treasurer and other officials. They are, however, exempted from paying tuition and matriculation fees in any public tertiary schools, including state colleges and universities as well as locally funded educational institutions; and are provided with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) coverage.
JOINT operatives from the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday arrested the owner of a BoC-accredited condemnation facility for “re-selling” used clothing back into the market.
“When I go back to Manila, I am going to convene the oversight committee for the RORO because with the help of the PPA (Philippine Ports Authority) and the DoTr (Department o Transportation) to compare the old ADB (Asian Development Bank) study with what are the the projects that had been canceled and see what should be revived,” she said.
The former Secretary stressed that, just like President Duterte, he is not keen on receiving commendation as they are only doing their job as government workers. He however thanked the NYC for such recognition that inspires him to serve more especially for the welfare of the Filipino youth.