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Republic Cement Launches Project HARVEST to Support DepEd’s “Gulayan Sa Paaralan” Program

Health and nutrition continue to be a major problem in the Philippines with chronic malnutrition rate at 26.2% Project HARVEST to address malnutrition through sustainable gardening solutions that support DepEd’s school-based feeding program The program aims to enhance nutrition in the school by helping secure consistent water supply for the vegetable crops and setting up […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuJul 16th, 2018

DepEd sumablay sa 20B PPP classroom project — COA

BUKOD sa P25 milyong halaga ng mga textbook na nabulok sa bodega ng contractor, sinita rin ng Commission on Audit (COA) ang Department of Education (DepEd) sa implementasyon nito sa higit P20 bilyong Public-Private Partnership (PPP) classroom project na layu­ning tugunan ang shor­tage o kakulangan ng mga silid-aralan sa mga pampublikong paaralan. May 9,303 silid-aralan ang target sa ilalim ng PPP for School Infrastructure Program (PSIP) I habang 4,371 sa PSIP II. Pero 9,296 silid-aralan lang ang nagawa para sa PSIP I habang 1,337 sa PSIP II ang hindi pa nagagawa o natatapos gawin makalipas… link: DepEd sumablay sa 20B PPP classroom project — COA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

The Mindanao Trust Fund: Supporting Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-affected areas in Mindanao

MAGUINDANAO – Conflict-affected communities in Mindanao are among the poorest in the Philippines suffering from poor infrastructure and lack of basic services, including education and health, weak local governance, and minimal private sector investment, according to a report by the World Bank. It said insecurity has been a major challenge. Frequent armed clashes driven by multiple and inter-related forms of conflict—insurgent groups, clan disputes, and quasi-ideological criminal banditry—have created severe economic dislocation and displacement of people. Armed conflict and poverty are inextricably linked. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), one of the most heavily conflict-affected regions, has poverty incidence of 52.9 percent, almost double the national average. Based on the peace deal with the Philippine government in 2012, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expected to transition into a social and political movement. One of the key challenges for a successful transition is to help the MILF build development planning, budgeting, and public administration skills within its ranks. The Mindanao Trust Fund or MTF works to enhance access to services and economic opportunities and build social cohesion while enhancing the capacity of local institutions in conflict-affected areas. It supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Based on a 2001 agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF, the BDA is tasked to determine, lead, and manage relief, rehabilitation, and development projects in the conflict-affected areas. It’s a unique project that enables various stakeholders—government, the World Bank, and other development partners—to work with a revolutionary movement in delivering development results even before the signing of a final peace agreement. With an enhanced role of women, the program helps the BDA to deliver community development and income-generating subprojects in communities. This enhances access to basic services such as clean water, roads and day care centers. BDA also works to strengthen community enterprises for employment and income generation. The community-based approach brings people from different groups—Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples—together for the common good, building social cohesion and trust. Over time the program has expanded beyond community development to assist the BDA to develop skills in macro-development planning. A broad package of engagement complements the MTF promoting inclusive growth across Mindanao. For example, US$121 million for farm-to-market roads in Mindanao is included in the nation-wide PRDP while the National Community Driven Development Project is financing US$190 million for CDD activities in Mindanao. Over a decade, 650,000 people (52% of whom are women) in 284 villages have benefitted from 641 subprojects financed by the MTF. The subprojects have included water systems, community centers, sanitation facilities, access roads, post-harvest facilities, and farming and fishing equipment. Eighty-six percent of the beneficiaries say that the project reflected their needs. The subprojects have reduced travel time to market, increased agricultural productivity, reduced post-harvest costs, and increased access to basic services such as clean water. Beneficiaries of income-generating subprojects reported a 10 to 20 percent increase in incomes. About 330,383 women beneficiaries learned skills in community planning and implementation. And 42 community enterprises in 11 villages have been trained in business development to generate sustainable employment and income. The Bangsamoro Development Agency has evolved from a small group of volunteers with no development experience to a leading development agency in Mindanao with 300 staff across seven regional management offices. BDA cooperates with multiple national and international partners, including JICA, WFP, and UNICEF. Bangsamoro Development Plan: the MTF provided technical assistance to help the BDA formulate the first comprehensive economic development blueprint prepared by a non-state armed group. Under the Alternative Learning System project, about 1,832 former combatants, housewives and out-of-school youth reported increased confidence because of improved reading, writing and numeracy abilities. These contributed to their more active participation in community meetings, stronger support for their children’s schoolwork, and better fair farm pricing transactions in city markets. The MTF has remained an important mechanism for consolidating peace and development in Mindanao. Beyond the impact of subprojects at the community level, the program’s ability to converge government and international support to empower Bangsamoro people and institutions to lead in community development seeks to lay the foundation for future sustainable and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro. The program fostered social cohesion by creating spaces for dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as a diverse mix of local, regional, and national institutional actors. In many remote locations, the project provided the only opportunity for different groups to interact. The increased familiarity built mutual understanding—the basis of trust. Project policies also ensured active and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples and women, who are often otherwise marginalized from decision-making processes at the village level. The participative approach fostered social unity and built trust among stakeholders. In tri-people communities, minority groups shared better understanding and more harmonious relations with Muslims due to the consensus-building nature of CDD/CDR. While residents of remote communities—who had had little to no government access—disclosed growing trust towards government institutions at the end of the project due to the assistance provided by officials. The Bank’s technical and analytical support through the MTF and other engagements supporting peace and development in Mindanao have produced a significant body of literature that helps inform policy dialogues among various stakeholders. For instance, the Land Conflict study prepared for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission provides short- and medium-term recommendations that can help address land conflict in Mindanao. Also, the Public Expenditure Review in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

1st Harvest Day of Oslob Fishers Held

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. This old adage holds true for the first batch of the Fishermen Scientist Training Program (FishSTP) in Oslob town, southern Cebu, as they witnessed their labor bear fruit during the Harvest Day of the Capitol’s aqua-culture project on Monday, Nov. 12. With their experimental offshore cage […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

BDO, DepEd, BSP deploy financial literacy program

As part of joint efforts to promote financial inclusion, BDO Foundation, the Department of Education (DepEd) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) began the regional launches of a financial literacy program tailored for learners, teachers and DepEd’s non-teaching personnel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

DA revives Gulayan sa Paaralan Program in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - A total of 725 public schools in Albay will establish vegetable gardens under the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) of the Department of Agriculture in Bicol (DA 5)."The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

DA revives Gulayan sa Paaralan Program in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - A total of 725 public schools in Albay will establish vegetable gardens under the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) of the Department of Agriculture in Bicol (DA 5)."The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Anticrime leaflet warns vs rallies

SAN PEDRO CITY --- A propaganda campaign by police and military in Batangas against criminality appeared to lump protest organizers with hardened criminals, as shown by leaflets distributed in villages in several towns in the province. The printing and distribution of the leaflets was part of community support program for Task Force Ugnay, a project of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the police's Regional Mobile Force Battalion. The task force holds "immersions" and disseminates information on crime prevention measures in the towns of Lian, Lemery, Balayan and Calaca. These were areas where communist rebels continued to be active despite military and police operations, a...Keep on reading: Anticrime leaflet warns vs rallies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Comprehensive Central Luzon flood control program pushed

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija: Central Luzon legislators and local officials have thrown their support to a P54-billion flood mitigation project which seeks to control flooding in Pampanga and Bulacan. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presided over a meeting upon receiving information that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to bid out the… link: Comprehensive Central Luzon flood control program pushed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

DBP launches P500-million scholarship program

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines launched yesterday a P500 million scholarship program to provide financial support to underprivileged college students in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

DAR-NegOcc launches farm business school

BACOLOD City – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Negros Occidental II has launched another farm business school (FBS) project in southern Negros. The agency formalized its partnership with La Carlota’s city government and the Estela Agrarian Reform Cooperative based in Barangay San Miguel for the project implementation on Tuesday. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program […] The post DAR-NegOcc launches farm business school appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

COA flags setbacks in DepEd’s P20-billion classroom PPP project

The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Education over various "setbacks" in the implementation of the P20.14-billion public-private partnership projects meant to address the shortage in public school classrooms. The COA also found that an astounding 99 percent of the beneficiary schools under the DepEd Computerization Program had not received the information and communications technology packages. In its 2017 annual audit report, the COA said DepEd should look into the possibility of imposing "necessarily and appropriate penalty" on the contractors because delays in the PPP for School Infrastructure Program had defeated its purpose. A total of 1,327, or 3...Keep on reading: COA flags setbacks in DepEd’s P20-billion classroom PPP project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Aquino: 3-month financial assistance for endo workers, included in End Endo bill

August 8, 2018. Sen. Bam Aquino’s “Pantawid Endo” proposal to give financial assistance to workers hired by subcontracting companies who are waiting for their next project was incorporated in Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018. Under the Transition Support Program, Sen. Bam’s “Pantawid Endo” proposal… Source link link: Aquino: 3-month financial assistance for endo workers, included in 'End Endo' bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team. The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player. School officials say it will assist a project to expand and enhance the men's and women's locker rooms, and the men's locker room will be named for him. Paul says the locker room project "inspired me, because that's where players build relationships and create a unifying camaraderie." The Houston Rockets guard and Winston-Salem native led Wake Forest to its first No. 1 ranking in 2004-05 before becoming a nine-time All-Star...Keep on reading: Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Germany hiring Filipino nurses

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday announced that applications for nurses for deployment to Germany are now being accepted under the Triple Win Project, a government-to-government program with the German Federal Republic supervised by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Applicants must be a Filipino citizen and permanent resident of… Source link link: Germany hiring Filipino nurses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Germany hiring Filipino nurses

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday announced that applications for nurses for deployment to Germany are now being accepted under the Triple Win Project, a government-to-government program with the German Federal Republic supervised by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Applicants must be a Filipino citizen and permanent resident of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Wendell Carter Jr. brings all-around package to Bulls

NBA.com staff report Wendell Carter Jr. had his plan in place from a young age, as early as the third grade. His hoop dreams always centered on fulfilling a destiny his father, a professional player overseas, never did. So when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called his name early during Thursday's draft (Friday, PHL time), it was the culmination of a family project years in the making. Carter, who joins an up and coming young cast in Chicago, arrives with a focus and attention to detail that puts the emphasis on professional in professional ballplayer. As Malika Andrews of the Chicago Tribune points out, Carter has spent his young life preparing for the opportunity that is being presented to him now with the Bulls: At Pace Academy, Carter was also one of the highest-ranked basketball prospects in the country. He scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Pace to the Georgia Class AA state championship in 2016. Pace coach Demetrius Smith made sure to tune in to the draft after a staff meeting Thursday night. “As far as a big man, he’s probably the best from Georgia since Dwight Howard,” Smith said. ”There never has been another guy like him at our school.” Carter sacrificed some of his own offense on a Duke team that also had Marvin Bagley III and Grayson Allen — two other first-round picks. Carter averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Blue Devils, serving as a more physical complement to the sinewy Bagley, whom the Kings selected at No. 2. “The beautiful thing about Wendell is that he doesn’t have to be the featured guy to have an impact,” Carter’s performance coach, Sekou Walton, said. “Wendell can actually help you out defensively, he can get your rebounds. His assist ratio is pretty high as well. He can work well with someone who has to have touches. Wendell is that perfect support guy, and the NBA needs more people like Wendell.” Indeed, Carter’s potential lies not only in his physical gifts and scoring ability but also his unselfishness and commitment to team play. Kylia describes her son as “unselfish to a fault.” Sommerville called him the “quarterback that makes everybody’s life easier.” Throughout high school, Carter kept a comprehensive training program that reflects his attention to detail: He practiced, lifted weights, stuck to a healthy diet and even carried a water jug everywhere he went to ensure he was properly hydrated. One of Smith’s favorite memories took place immediately after Carter’s sensational championship game performance in 2016. After Pace beat Manchester High 65-43 in the state final, the team celebrated with burgers, fries and milkshakes from Chick-fil-A on the bus ride back from Macon to Atlanta. When the bus pulled up at the school and Carter’s teammates rushed to go celebrate, Carter stayed behind to pick up the napkins, bags and cups. “We always say, ‘Leave it better than you found it,’ ” Smith said in a phone interview from his Atlanta home. “I have seen him do it after games too — picking up Gatorade cups and stuff like that. You just don’t find too many kids that are that humble and are willing to do all the dirty work, the little stuff.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Unido launches first PH program

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) has launched its first country program for the Philippines on the occasion of a visit by the UN agency’s chief, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Friday. “The country program is proof of Unido’s continuing support for the Philippines and our common desire to achieve… link: Unido launches first PH program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Unido launches first PH program

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) has launched its first country program for the Philippines on the occasion of a visit by the UN agency’s chief, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Friday. “The country program is proof of Unido’s continuing support for the Philippines and our common desire to achieve [...] The post Unido launches first PH program appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

‘Goblin’ actor and BTOB star Yook Sung-jae returning to Manila

K-pop idol and actor Yook Sung-jae is scheduled to return to Manila for a fan meeting on July 13 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent. Viu Philippines, the leading video streaming platform for premium Asian content, made the announcement in a Facebook post. "We are very happy to bring Yook Sung-jae closer to his Filipino fans," says Viu Philippines country head, Arianne Kader-Cu. "Since its launch, Goblin has become a top-performing program on our platform, and we thank our Viu-ers for their support, she adds. Kader-Cu also revealed that Viu Philippines, together with Globe, are working on a special project with the Korean star. "We will make the announcement soon, we hope you stay up...Keep on reading: ‘Goblin’ actor and BTOB star Yook Sung-jae returning to Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Suffering same fate as De Lima sometimes cross his mind, Aquino admits

  Former President S. Benigno Aquino IIIsaid on Monday that he sometimes think about the possibility of him suffering the same fate that befell Senator Leila De Lima.   The former Philippine leader attended the preliminary investigation on the controversial national anti-dengue vaccination project at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Manila to answer the criminal complaint filed against him in relation to inoculation program.   Aquino, together with former Health Secretary Janette Garin, former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and several others were facing a complaint due to possible violation of Section 3 of Republic Act (RA) 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corr...Keep on reading: Suffering same fate as De Lima sometimes cross his mind, Aquino admits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018