National government to fully support Taal-affected LGUs

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said President Duterte has instructed concerned government agencies to support the recovery efforts of local government units affected by Taal Volcano......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 19th, 2020

LGUs urged to localize FOI

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA) - - The national government through the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) encouraged local chief executives to support the good governance initiati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News10 hr. 57 min. ago

LGUs urged to localize FOI

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA) - - The national government through the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) encouraged local chief executives to support the good governance initiati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News18 hr. 30 min. ago

Taal-affected LGUs urged to resume classes

A non-government organization has called on local government units affected by the continuing unrest of Taal Volcano to facilitate the immediate resumption of classes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Makati Council offers P17M to assist sister LGUs hit by Typhoon ‘Tisoy’

THE Makati City Council has approved recently the appropriation of P17 million as financial assistance to sister cities, municipalities and provinces affected by Typhoon “Tisoy” (international name: “Kammuri”). “This financial aid from Makati aims to support the efforts of concerned local government units to recover from the calamity and rebuild their communities,” said Makati Mayor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

‘Use P707 billion unutilized funds for Taal victims’

The government still has P707 billion of unutilized funds from the 2019 national budget which can be used to help thousands of families affected by Taal Volcano’s phreatic explosion, Sen. Sonny Angara said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

LGUs to give millions worth of aid to Taal-hit areas

A number of local government units have pledged to provide millions worth of cash to the areas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

SM Supermalls extends aid, assistance to Taal volcano victims

SM Supermalls, SM Cares, SM Foundation Inc., and Philippine National Red Cross extend urgent relief support and assistance to affected communities via the Oplan Tulong Express.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Government eyes measures to limit impact of Taal eruption on economy

The government is doing the necessary response measures amid the Taal Volcano eruption, as the affected regions of the National Capital Region, Southern Luzon and Central Luzon account for significant shares in the gross domestic product, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Monday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Pres. Duterte awards Team PHI the Order of Lapu-Lapu

President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu to the Philippine athletes who brought honor to the country in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday during the incentives awarding at the Rizal Hall of the Malacanang Palace. Aside from the generous cash incentives from the Philippine Sports Commission and the President, Team Philipines also received the distinguished honor for winning the overall championship in the biennial meet for the second time since 2005. Duterte welcomed almost 600 SEA Games medalists led by Team Philippines Chef de Mission and PSC Chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez. Also in attendance were Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Philippine Olympic Committee President Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino, Philippine SEAG Organizing Committee Chairman and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Commissioners Celia Kiram, Arnold Agustin and Charles Maxey along with the presidents and secretary generals of the different national sports associations. By law, a gold medal fetches P300,000. Silver medal winners will receive P150,000 while bronze medal reward is P60,000.  A total of P79 million were given away as incentives for athletes. In his speech, Ramirez recognized the role of government in the success of the national team on its SEAG campaign saying “we are lucky to have a President who support us fully and has a big heart for our athletes.” During Duterte’s term, the national athletes were given nutrition support, higher allowances, refurbished facilities, new equipment and more opportunities for training and exposures.  “When we came in, the athletes received on P5000 meal allowance.  Now on top of that they also get P25,000 worth of nutrition support monthly,” said Ramirez, adding that these investments on the national team paid handsomely by the landslide win of Team Philippines in the SEAG and “hopefully an Olympic gold soon.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Venues to serve Philippine sports beyond SEA Games -- Ramirez

While the economic hubs of Clark and Subic will serve as the main venues for the 30th Southeast Asian Games starting 30 November, Metro Manila will have a fair share of the hosting chores. The historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum, site of many grand sporting battles in the past, will be restored to its old, majestic glory that will treat participants from the 11 SEA Games countries to a feel of the old Philippines, but with all the amenities that the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is introducing to the site for the first time. Fund infusion from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is making this possible, said PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, who is also the Chief of Mission of Team Philippines in the SEA Games. “All government agencies are on the same track to making the SEA Games a successful hosting as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte,” Ramirez said. “The PSC is making sure our guests and the athletes will see the best side of the Philippines when they start to visit our venues. We have the various agencies providing us with support, from the Military and the Police, to the Department of Tourism (DoT), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), the whole of the president's Cabinet through Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea, almost all government offices with stake in the project are being utilized by the President.” No major repairs have been done to the three major government-owned venues since the country last hosted the SEA Games in 2005, when the Filipino athletes won the overall championship for the first and last time. “The recent tripartite agreement among the officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) and the PSC also moved forward the preparations,” Ramirez said. “POC President (Abraham) Bambol Tolentino has also galvanized all national sports associations (NSA) into one direction.” The Pagcor, through Chairperson Andrea Domingo, was among the first to provide support to the Games by helping fund the refurbishing of the Philsports Arena in Pasig, and the Rizal Memorial and Ninoy Aquino Stadia in Manila, according to Ramirez. Ramirez, however, said the Rizal Memorial Stadium will not just undergo repairs. He disclosed that the venue built in 1934 and has hosted the Asian Games in 1954 and the SEA Games on three occassions, will be restored to its original look. “The PSC was mandated by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to preserve the Rizal Memorial Coliseum to its original form. And we are happy with that because this will be the first time that the Filipinos and our foreign guests will see the venue like it was in the 1930s.” But the coliseum will now be fitted with new seats to follow international standards. It will also become fully airconditioned for the first time in its long history. “The canopy will be removed,” according to Ramirez. “It turned out that it was not there when it hosted the Asian Games before. The color will be the same as it was during the golden era of Art Deco construction that was the design of its architect Juan M. Arellano.” The venue will also be fitted with a new flooring. The PSC, Ramirez said, is now receiving inquiries from the country's top collegiate leagues for their schedules next year. “We are looking at the long term. We do not want these government-owned venues to become idle after the SEA Games. We are confident of bringing back the collegiate leagues to where they used to play before the new private coliseums attracted them out of our venues,” Ramirez said. Refurbishing of the Rizal football field will also start next month. New seats will also be installed at the grandstand as required by the International Football Federation (FIFA). Badminton, speed and figure skating, bowling, billiards, taekwondo, weightlifting, men's football, squash, tennis and soft tennis, gymnastics, kickboxing, boxing, basketball, ice hockey, fencing, karatedo, wushu, indoor volleyball, cycling 3x3 basketball and Esports will be held in different venues in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City and San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

Taal communities receive aid from Smart

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. extends support to families from communities affected by the Taal Volcano eruption by providing cash-for-work assistance, materials to rebuild homes and early warning tools for selected communities. Smart coordinated with the social welfare office of the Laurel municipality to give cash to select families from Barangay Buso-Buso in exchange […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News8 hr. 31 min. ago

Australia launches bushfires probe

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its five-month bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the vast scale of the fires — which killed more than 30 people and […] The post Australia launches bushfires probe appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

Australia launches inquiry into bushfires

Sydney--Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

PNP, LGUs tapped to prevent spread of ASF in NorMin

The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in Northern Mindanao has tapped the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the local government units in ensuring that the African Swine Fever (ASF) will not spread to the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

1st Philippine Cerebral Palsy Football Team to compete in upcoming ASEAN ParaGames

The Philippines is about to field its first cerebral palsy football team in the ASEAN Para Games. Known as the CP Rascals, the team was formed last year by the Henry V. Moran Foundation, the non-profit organization that has long focused on developing football programs for public school youth in the country. “Our search for players started in March last year after we were appointed by the PHILSPADA (Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled) to form a team to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN Para Games. Our special football arm, CP Football Philippines, toured 12 cities, coordinating clinics and tryouts with the heads and officers of local government units. By July, we had discovered some players and training for the team began,” said Danny Moran, head of the Henry V. Moran Foundation. The CP Rascals currently has 12 members, with plans to add two more before the ASEAN Para Games  Moran said that they are grateful for the support that private organizations have given for the new team players and coaching staff. He cited insurer Allianz PNB Life, in particular, for providing the CP Rascals’ life, medical, and travel insurance. “Our main concern was life and accident insurance as bringing football to persons with disability has its risks, especially since training would be from 3 to 6 months,” Moran said. Aside from the insurance coverage, Allianz gave cash support for the CP Rascals’ football camp and housing. “It is our honor to support a team that embodies Allianz’ ideal of overcoming life’s challenges in fulfilling one’s dreams. We are giving our para athletes the support to help them achieve their goals in their chosen sport, and we are looking forward to cheering them on in the 2020 ASEAN Para Games,” Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer Gae Martinez said. This is not the first time that Allianz and the Henry V. Moran Foundation have worked together in promoting football in the country. For the past three years, they have staged the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational (ANYFI), a grassroots football program held nationwide. Some of the kids who have participated in the program have gone on to train at the Allianz Explorer Camp in Germany under FC Bayern. Moran added that it is their dream to continue strengthening the CP Rascals so that they can also participate in the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Vietnam in 2021......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

State workers affected by Taal s eruption undergo stress debriefing

CALAMBA CITY, February 12 (PIA) - At least 75 state workers under the Department of Interior and Local Government underwent a post-psychological debriefing workshop last February 10 as an intervent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

PBA inaugurals, D-League opening reset due to virus outbreak

The Philippine Basketball Association, in support to the precautionary measures being implemented by the national government amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak, is rescheduling the opening of PBA Season 45 as well as the coming PBA D-League inaugurals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020


The Office of the Solicitor General’s filing of a quo warranto case against ABS-CBN on alleged violations of its franchise appears to be an effort to shut down ABS-CBN to the serious prejudice of millions of Filipinos who rely on the network for news, entertainment and public service.   These allegations cited by the Office of the Solicitor General in his press statement are without merit. ABS-CBN complies with all pertinent laws governing its franchise and has secured all necessary government and regulatory approvals for its business operations.   (1)   All our broadcast offerings, including KBO, have received the necessary government and regulatory approvals and are not prohibited by our franchise.    (2)   ABS-CBN Holdings’ Philippine Deposit Receipts or PDRs were evaluated and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange prior to its public offering. These are the same instruments used by other broadcast companies to raise capital for the improvement of services.   (3)   The ownership of ABS-CBN in ABS-CBN Convergence was undertaken under the same law and structures that have been utilized by other telecommunications companies. These are transfers that are approved under the Public Telecommunications Policy Act and are fully compliant with law.    We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN.   KBO remains one of the cheapest forms of entertainment that we can provide to the public. The capital we have raised from the PDRs has enabled us to provide services to nearly 90 percent of the Philippines and to our OFW’s all over the world. Our work with ABS-CBN Convergence supports the government policy of finding ways to bring down the cost of internet access.   The Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Executive Branch have assured the public that our franchise will be allowed to go through the proper renewal process in a fair manner. To that end, the filing of the quo warranto case is ill-timed given that Congress has already resumed its session.   We remain committed to our mission to serve the Filipino people especially at this time when millions of Filipinos rely on our services in delivering information such as the 2019 NCoV ARD, the developments in the Middle East, and updates on Taal Volcano situation as they relate to our countrymen.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

How Batangas plans to help Taal Volcano Island residents displaced by the eruption

The Batangas government assured the residents whose livelihoods were affected by the Taal Volcano eruption that they would be provided new source of income......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

Metro Cebu needs national gov’t help to solve traffic problem — Labella

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government units (LGUs) in Metro Cebu cannot solve the “massive” traffic problem of the metropolis without the help of the national government. This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella after he met with former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) head, Thomas Orbos, on Thursday, February 6, […] The post Metro Cebu needs national gov’t help to solve traffic problem — Labella appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020