Duterte okays Salceda s proposed Department of Disaster Resiliency

Duterte okays Salceda s proposed Department of Disaster Resiliency.....»»

Category: newsSource: bicolstandard bicolstandardJul 13th, 2018

Speaker Arroyo OKs Department of Disaster Resilience proposal

      LEGAZPI CITY---The proposed draft for the creation of the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) or House bill 6075 authored by Albay Second District Rep. Joey Salceda has been given the go-signal by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.   Salceda announced on Friday that after Arroyo assumed her speakership post, she directed the House committees on Government Reorganization and Defense and Security to convene and unanimously draft the proposal and endorse it to the plenary.   "We responded to it because President Duterte has repeatedly underscored in his Sona [State of the Nation Address] the urgency for the creation of departme...Keep on reading: Speaker Arroyo OKs Department of Disaster Resilience proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Arroyo sets creation of disaster committee

A new essential committee is set to be created in the House of Representatives under Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leadership. Responding to the wish of President Rodrigo Duterte to create a Disaster Management Department, Speaker Arroyo said she wanted to have a separate committee that will tackle disaster preparedness and resiliency….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Improved disaster dep’t bill filed

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez on Monday filed a proposed law seeking to create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) that is more attuned and responsive to the desired version of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, which guarantees a unity of command, science-based approach, and full-time focus on natural hazards and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

GMA presses okay of disaster dep’t

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is pushing for the immediate passage of the proposed Disaster Management Department. Arroyo said the disaster body is part of the legislative agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte and should be given priority by Congress. According to Arroyo, she got word from at least two committees are ready….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said he will resign if two agencies under his department are moved to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR).  De la Peña made the statement in a news briefing at the Bicol University College of Engineering on Wednesday, August 8, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Malacañang submits bill for disaster resilience department to Congress

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang submitted to Congress its version of a bill to create a department solely focused on disaster management, one of the priorities President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned in his 3rd State of the Nation Address. "The Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) has transmitted yesterday to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Palace sends own disaster department bill to Congress

MALACAÑANG has submitted to Congress its version of the bill seeking to create a new department that will oversee efforts on disaster risk management and emergency response. Copies of the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience were transmitted on Monday by the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office to the Senate and House….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Palace submits draft bill creating disaster response agency to Congress

Malacañang has sent to Congress a draft bill creating a separate agency in charge of disaster risk reduction and response a week after President Rodrigo Duterte stressed the need for such a department during his third State of the Nation Address......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

DOF confident of passageof rice tariffication bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has expressed optimism that Congress would swiftly pass the proposed bill on rice tariffication after President Duterte certified the measure as urgent......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Drilon bucks creation of disaster dept

SEN. Franklin Drilon is not too keen on the proposal to create a Department of Disaster Management, saying it contradicts the move of some senators to streamline the bureaucracy. President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier urged Congress to pass a law creating a disaster management department. Drilon said there are Senate bills aimed at “rightsizing” the… link: Drilon bucks creation of disaster dept.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Duterte calls for creation of Department of Disaster Management

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his call for Congress to pass a law creating a Department of Disaster Management during his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 23. "We in the Cabinet have approved for immediate endorsement to Congress the passage of a law creating the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Senate okays bill on Bangsamoro Organic Law

After months of grueling deliberations, the Senate finally ratified on Monday the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that would replace the one that created the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The BOL's ratification came just hours before President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation address slated at 4 pm this Monday. Once ratified by the Senate and the House of Representatives, the measure will be transmitted to the President for signing. The BOL, formerly known as Bangsamoro Basic Law, would establish the new region called as Bangsamoro ARMM or BARMM. The new region will cover the existing areas in the ARMM: Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur and...Keep on reading: Senate okays bill on Bangsamoro Organic Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Duterte OKs P3.8-T cash-based budget for 2019

Published: 10:59 a.m., July 10, 2018 | Updated: 12:47 a.m., July 11, 2018 The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will submit the proposed P3.757-trillion cash-based national budget for 2019 to Congress on July 23 to coincide with President Duterte's third State of the Nation Address. The proposed budget is slightly lower than this year's record P3.767 trillion. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno told the Inquirer on Tuesday that the President approved the proposed budget during Monday's Cabinet meeting, which lasted well past midnight. At a press briefing in Indang, Cavite province, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said P1.185 trillion (31.5 percent) ...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs P3.8-T cash-based budget for 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Palace backs bill seeking to create disaster response agency

President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his Cabinet “approved” last Monday, July 9, the proposal to create a new department on disaster resilience, Malacañang said. “Palace will also draft an executive bill on the creation of this new department to be submitted to Congress… Target na maisabatas ay (The target is to sign this into law) […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Gatchalian lauds signing of Electric Coops Emergency and Resiliency Fund Law

July 5, 2018. Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday lauded the signing into law of a measure which will strengthen resiliency among electric cooperatives by institutionalizing government support and financial assistance during times of disaster. Earlier this week, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic… Source link link: Gatchalian lauds signing of Electric Coops Emergency and Resiliency Fund Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Power co-op emergency fund measure enacted

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11039, or the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF), which aims to help these power firms rehabilitate their infrastructure after a natural disaster. The P750-million fund will be taken initially from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (NDRRMF), while the National Electrification Administration [...] The post Power co-op emergency fund measure enacted appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Lorenzana: RP can buy choppers elsewhere

The government is ready to look for other sources of utility helicopters if Canada chooses not to proceed with the P11.7 billion sale of 16 brand new Bell 412s to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Canadian papers have reported that the Canadian government has ordered a review of the deal amid concerns that the helicopters would be used in fighting rebels.Lorenzana, in a statement, stressed that the 16 brand new Bell412 combat utility helicopters would be used by the AFP to save lives.“Should the Canadian government choose to discontinue their sale of the aircraft to us, then we will procure them from another source,” said Lorenzana.The $233 million agreement was only signed last Wednesday.Immediately after, the Canadian government, through Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne reportedly ordered a review of the deal after learning that the helicopters would be used for internal security operations of the AFP.“When we saw that declaration ... we immediately launched a review with the relevant authorities. And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision,” Champagne was quoted in the reports.But Lorenzana maintained that the helicopters would be used by the AFP “primarily for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.” “They are not attack or close support aircraft. While they may be used in support of Internal Security Operations or ISO, their role is limited to those that I mentioned,” he said.“As its designation ‘combat utility helicopter or CUH’ connotes, the Bell CUH 412 is a utility helicopter and, contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives,” Lorenzana added.The Bell 412EPI helicopters were supposed to be delivered early next year.Canada cites HR strings on dealChampagne also mentioned human rights as key element in Canada’s foreign and trade policy.It will be recalled that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during last November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Manila, raised questions on President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs which is being blamed for thousands of alleged extra judicial killings in the country.The Department of National Defense (DND), however, stressed that while it is the prerogative of the Canadian government to review the deal, human rights issue should not equate to the ISO of the AFP in general.“I think it is unfair to equate internal security operations in general with human rights violations first of all the alleged human rights violations are unverified there are still being investigated and have to be documented,” DND’s Public Affairs Service chief Arsenio Andolong said.“I think it’s premature to cast judgment on the armed forces in this regard so I think it would be to the best interests of both our countries to step back and reconsider what the Canadian government is thinking,” Andolong added.“If they don’t want to sell, well, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Politicization raised“They must not politicize the acquisition,” said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.According to the Philippine defense department, the deal was signed with trade promotion outfit Canadian Commercial Corp last December, shortly after Trudeau clashed with Duterte during a Manila visit over alleged Philippine police murders of thousands of drug suspects.The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.As well as in the drug war, the Philippine military has for years been saddled with allegations of human rights abuses in its counter-insurgency campaigns.“They are purely for utility purposes — ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations,” Padilla said, using a military term for disaster response.“We have separate and dedicated attack helicopters,” he added.Apart from armed insurgencies, the Philippines is also regularly battered by typhoons.“These will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded and injured soldiers, and other forms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” Roque added.Bell Helicopter said the Philippine military would use the aircraft “for a variety of missions such as disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport”. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

DOF: More private sector groups back corporate tax reform

More business groups have thrown their support behind the Duterte administration’s proposed corporate tax reform, the Department of Finance said Wednesday, amid concerns by some industries that the measure could drive away investments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

TRAIN 2 ‘Pro-Business, Pro-Investments, Pro-Incentives’

The Department of Finance on Tuesday branded the proposed second package of the Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion program or TRAIN 2 as “pro-business, pro-investments, and pro-incentives.” During a congressional hearing on TRAIN 2, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the second tax reform package aims to build a “more competitive” and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Lawyer Karen Jimeno named PMS undersecretary

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter MALACAÑANG announced on Wednesday, May 16, the appointment of lawyer Karen Olivia V. Jimeno as Undersecretary for Disaster Resiliency under the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) headed by Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” T. Go. Mr. Duterte appointed Ms. Jimeno in 2016 Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Priority […] The post Lawyer Karen Jimeno named PMS undersecretary appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018