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DOMINGUEZ: GOV’T GOALS ON POVERTY REDUCTION, INCLUSIVE GROWTH ‘ON COURSE’

September 18, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has assured economists and members of the regional financial community that the Philippines remains “on course” towards the government’s medium-term goals of reducing poverty and achieving inclusive growth, driven by stronger investor confidence arising from the rollout of “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure projects and the initial gains from the Comprehensive Tax Reform […]

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MUNTINLUPA CITY STRENGTHENS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

September 18, 2018 - 7:22 PM

MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Muntinlupa City government has strengthened its scholarship program after raising the number of beneficiaries to 65,000 this year. In a Facebook post, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said the local government is seeking to take a modernized and organized manner of giving allowance to scholars by introducing a modernized and organized system. “Tayo […]

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DILG LAUDS LCEs, PNP FOR SPEEDY RESPONSE, PREPAREDNESS DURING ‘OMPONG’

September 18, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Two days after Typhoon Ompong left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauded the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their timely action which saved 591,762 persons or 147,540 families in seven regions across the country. DILG Officer-in-Charge Bernardo C. Florece, […]

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TAGUIG CITY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH DENR-NCR FOR LAND TITLE PROCESSING

September 18, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The City of Taguig, in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources – NCR (DENR-NCR) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Land Management Bureau (DENR-LMB), signed a Memorandum of Partnership Agreement (MOPA) for the creation of a one-stop shop for land title processing at Lakeshore Hall in Barangay Lower Bicutan on September […]

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DILG CONSIDERS ISSUING SHOW-CAUSE ORDERS TO ABSENT MAYORS DURING TYPHOON ‘MANGKHUT’

September 18, 2018 - 6:23 PM

More than 10 municipal mayors in Cagayan Valley Region and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) may face show-cause orders for being physically absent during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). “We were surprised with the reports received at the Central Office of absentee mayors whose local […]

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DILG WARNS LGUs TO STOP COLLECTING PASS-THROUGH FEES

September 18, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its warning to all local government units (LGUs) to stop collecting pass-through fees on goods and services or face sanctions. “The DILG has been persistent in reminding LGUs to refrain from imposing pass-through charges on goods and services. For the nth time, desist collection for there are […]

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NDRRMC: 218K FAMILIES AFFECTED BY TYPHOON ‘OMPONG’

September 18, 2018 - 4:45 PM

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the number of families affected by Typhoon Ompong has now reached 218,492. In its 6 a.m. update on Tuesday, signed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, the NDRRMC stated that this is equivalent to 893,844 persons living in 3,237 barangays in the Ilocos region, […]

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HOUSE COMMITTEE CREATES TWG TO STUDY RATIONALIZED FISCAL REGIME APPLICABLE TO MINERAL...

September 18, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The House Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija) today created a technical working group (TWG) that will study the bills pertaining to the establishment of a rationalized fiscal regime applicable to all mineral agreements. The TWG to be headed by Suansing is tasked to study House Bill […]

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ANGARA BILL GIVING CASH INCENTIVES TO LGUS WITH GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE SEAL...

September 18, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Senator Sonny Angara thanked his colleagues in the Senate for approving on third and final reading a measure institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), an incentive program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) that recognizes and rewards local government units (LGUs) for their excellent service and high standards of […]

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DTI URGES FUJIAN BUSINESSES TO PUT UP AND EXPAND PH OPERATIONS

September 18, 2018 - 3:14 PM

MAKATI – The Philippines is keen on strengthening economic relations with one of China’s key provinces, Fujian. In a business networking conference organized by the Fujian government and led by Governor Tang Dengjie on 14 September 2018, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines as well […]

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MAKATI CITY CLEARS COLORUM VEHICLES

September 17, 2018 - 8:29 PM

MAKATI CITY – Authorities cracked down on colorum vehicles going around Makati City as part of its efforts to ensure a smooth traffic flow and safety of the residents. The local government, through its Public Safety Department (PSD), held another anti-colorum operations in front of a public utility jeepney (PUJ) terminal at Yabut Circle in […]

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OMPONG DEATH TOLL RISES TO 49 FROM 30

September 17, 2018 - 5:58 PM

According to Office of Civil Defense Chief Ricardo Jalad, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that at least 53 were reported dead due to Typhoon ‘Ompong.’ However, Jalad clarifies that the count is still unofficial since most reports came in through text messaging. Along with the reported dead, at least 47 […]

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GATCHALIAN VISITS FAMILIES OF 3 MISSING CHILDREN

September 17, 2018 - 8:25 PM

VALENZUELA CITY – Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian assured the families of three children who fell into Tullahan River that the city government’s rescue team are working double time until they find the missing children. In a Facebook post, the local government said Gatchalian visited and checked on the families of the victims amid the ongoing search […]

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SAN JUAN TO HOLD SATELLITE VOTERS’ REGISTRATION

September 17, 2018 - 8:07 PM

SAN JUAN CITY – As the election season draws near, the local government announced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold a satellite voters’ registration next week. The mobile registration will be held on September 21 to 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ground Floor Connecticut Carpark Building, Greenhills Shopping Center in partnership […]

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POWER RESTORED IN 7 PROVINCES

September 17, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Latest reports from the Task Force on Energy Resiliency (TFER) led by the Department of Energy indicated that power has been restored in seven provinces hit by Typhoon Ompong. These are Pangasinan, Batanes, Batangas, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Quirino, and Zambales.    After visiting Cagayan on Sunday (16 September), DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi directed Undersecretaries […]

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DSWD INTENSIFIES RELIEF GOODS DELIVERY TO LGUs AFFECTED BY TYPHOON

September 17, 2018 - 4:42 PM

In the aftermath of the massive devastation wrought by typhoon ‘Ompong’ in Regions 1, II, III, V, CAR, CALABARZON, and NCR, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is intensifying its augmentation support to severely affected local government units (LGUs) in the said regions. As of 4am report, DSWD has provided ₱10,950,718.40 worth of assistance to […]

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