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Housing department continues aid to Taal victims

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has reiterated its commitment to help the victims of Taal Volcano eruption last January who wished to relocate to safer ground due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “To ensure that the evacuees are securely cared for, we have built a structure of operations to […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 19th, 2020

Taal Victims Receive New Homes from DHSUD

Almost 200 families displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano have found new homes at a government resettlement area in Ibaan, Batangas. Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the awarding of the housing units for free. “The President will give out […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Go urges BFP to push modernization efforts

Senator Christopher ‘’Bong’’ Go on Friday urged the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to continue its efforts to modernize and enhance its ranks by acquiring more fire trucks and equipment especially for the  remote areas in the country. Sen. Bong Go (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Go issued the statement after attending yesterday the ceremonial turnover at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City of the recently procured equipment of the BFP, including 84 units of 1,000 gallons capacity fire trucks, five units of aerial ladder, and three units of rescue trucks to be distributed by BFP to various local government units around the country.  “All over the country po ito ipapamahagi. Natutuwa po ako dahil ang gusto naman po natin ay mabigyan ng sapat na kagamitan laban sa sunog ang mga iba’t ibang lugar — hopefully sa lahat ng sulok po ng bansa ay handa po tayo,” Go said. (These will be distributed all over the country. I am happy because we want to give the appropriate fire-fighting equipment to different parts of the country.)    Go said there are many municipalities that have no financial capabilities to buy such an equipment. “Hopefully, patuloy pa ang pag-acquire nila ng mga panibagong equipment. Kinausap ko rin po si Dir. Embang na ikonsidera rin nila ‘yung mga maliliit na fire trucks na puwedeng pumasok sa mga liblib o masisikip na lugar kasi doon po madalas nagkakasunog,” Go said, referring to BFP Chief Jose Embang, Jr. (Hopefully, their acquisition of fire-fighting equipment will continue. I told Director Embang that BFP should consider buying small fire trucks that can enter narrow roads and congested areas where fires usually originate from.) Last February 11, 2020, Go joined President Duterte in witnessing the turnover of 74 fire trucks. The Senator also continues to provide aid to fire victims in different parts of the country.  “Mahirap po mawalan ng bahay at kagamitan dahil sa sunog at iba pang sakuna. Kaya po patuloy akong nagbibigay ng tulong sa mga biktima at nag-iiwan ng ngiti sa oras ng kanilang pagdadalamhati,” Go said. (It is hard to lose a house and personal belongings due to fires. That is why I continue to extend help to fire victims and give them a reason to smile during a time of grief.) “Bilang isang Senador at public servant, patuloy po akong magseserbisyo, lalo na sa mga mahihirap at nangangailangan na apektado ng krisis tulad ng sunog. Kasabay nito ay pagsisikapan ko bilang mambabatas na mas palakasin pa ang ating fire prevention and protection measures,” he added. (As a senator and a public servant, I continue to be of service, particularly to victims of crises like fires. As a lawmaker, I continue to help to strengthen our fire prevention and protection measures.)     As vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Peace and Order and as a main advocate of fire protection modernization initiatives, one of Go’s priority bills is Senate Bill 204 which is now consolidated under Committee Report No. 111, otherwise known as BFP Modernization Act of 2020.  The measure is currently undergoing the period of interpellation in the Senate. The bill aims to ensure the hiring of more personnel, acquisition of modern fire equipment, and the conduct of training for firefighters of the BFP.  The bill will also empower local communities in preventing fire incidents by mandating the BFP to conduct monthly fire prevention campaigns and information drives in all local government units (LGUs), especially in vulnerable areas.  Go said President Duterte fully supports the modernization efforts of the BFP. “Ang sabi ng Pangulo, sabihin mo sa kanila huwag na nila ako unahin, ‘yung kagamitan ng mga sundalo at kapulisan at bumbero ang unahin natin,” he said. (The President said the equipment of soldiers, policemen, and firemen should come first.) During the event, Go expressed his and Duterte’s full support for the country’s fire personnel, citing the government’s recent effort to increase the salaries and promote the welfare of the military and uniformed personnel.  “Full support po kami sa inyo. Unang-una po, ‘yung pangako niya pagkaupo pa lang niya bilang Pangulo, tinupad niya agad ang pangako niya,” Go said, referring to the increase in salaries provided to uniformed personnel, including firefighters. (We give our full support to you. The President fulfills his promises when he took over the presidency in 2016.) Go also said that he supports the President’s position of arming BFP personnel so they can help in the fight against criminality.  “We are currently studying this added measure of arming firefighters. Nabanggit na rin ito ng Pangulo. Makakatulong din sila sa paglaban ng kriminalidad at para rin maproteksyunan ang kanilang mga sarili. Pati sa kampanya laban sa droga, makakatulong din sila,” Go said. (This was mentioned by the President. They can help fight criminality and also protect themselves. They can also help in containing the spread of dangerous drugs.)    In addition to fire trucks and other modern equipment, Go also said that he is coordinating with BFP officials, government finance managers, and concerned agencies on how to also provide additional ambulance units to the BFP.  He said that providing ambulances will make the BFP more responsive in fulfilling its mandate and will be useful, especially in times of national emergencies given that their personnel are well-trained frontliners.  “Kapag mayroon nang vaccine kontra COVID-19, pwede pong tumulong ang BFP para mabakunahan ang mga tao. Nagtutulungan po lahat ng ating uniformed personnel, mula military, pulis, bumbero, at iba pa para maprotektahan ang kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan,” Go explained. (Our firemen can also help in the vaccination of our countrymen to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our uniformed personnel, from the military, policemen, firemen and others can help in protecting the interests of Filipinos.)  Go thanked officials for their efforts to modernize the BFP and for their continuing service, especially during the pandemic, specifically Department of the Interior and Local Government officials led by Secretary Eduardo Año and BFP officials led by Embang, Jr.  Go also acknowledged local officials and district representatives who were present, including Congressman Onyx Crisologo of the 1st District of Quezon City, Congresswoman Angel Amante-Matba of the 2nd District of Agusan del Norte, Mayor Marcy Teodoro of Marikina City, and Mayor Judy Amante of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte and thanked them for their support to the national government in the bayanihan efforts to overcome the pandemic.  “Dahil mahirap ang panahon ngayon, we have to adjust to the new normal pero konting tiis lang po. Alam kong hirap po kayo. Kami ni Pangulong Duterte, hindi kami nawawalan ng pag-asa, magtulungan lang po tayo. Sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayong kapwa Pilipino,” he said, (Because times are hard, we have to adjust to the new normal. Please bear with us. I know you are suffering. I and President Go have not lost hope. We should help one another.).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Go sends livelihood aid to Taal victims

Sen. Bong Go, in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry, distributed livelihood assistance to 74 residents of Agoncillo, Batangas on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

8,000 Taal victims assured of houses

About 8,000 families that were displaced by Taal Volcano’s eruption will receive housing units previously allotted to the military and police forces......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

PB approves P5 million assistance for Taal victims as volcano continues unrest

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The P5 million financial assistance of the Capitol to the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption has been approved by the Cebu Provincial Board on Monday, February 3, 2020. The PB passed in mass motion the resolution of Board Member John Ismael Borgonia (3rd district) giving Governor Gwendolyn Garcia the authority to […] The post PB approves P5 million assistance for Taal victims as volcano continues unrest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Not over yet: Phivolcs says magma around 5 kilometers below Taal crater

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) maintained Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Thursday, January 30, saying that there continues to be movement of magma underneath. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr explained in a hearing of the Senate committee on urban planning, housing, and resettlement that they again recorded what is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

SM continues to send relief assistance to remote towns in Batangas

The SM group, led by SM Supermalls Chief Operating Officer Steven Tan, joined the relief operations for Taal eruption victims at the Calaca Central School evacuation center in Batangas on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

TAAL VICTIMS GINAGAWANG GATASAN NG MGA NEGOSYANTE

Gud day po, Sir Johnny. Hindi po ba pwedeng aksyunan nang todo ng Department of Trade and Industry ang ginagawang pananamantala ng mga negosyante sa pamamagitan ng pagtataas ng kani-kanilang presyo ng kanilang mga produkto sa gitna ng kalamidad gaya ng nagaganap sa Batangas?           Nakikisimpatiya kami sa kalagayan ng mga Batangueño […] The post TAAL VICTIMS GINAGAWANG GATASAN NG MGA NEGOSYANTE appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

DTI offers loan to Taal victims

The Trade Department is extending P50 million in microfinancing to business owners who were affected by Taal Volcano eruption......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

DOH Warns Public on Taal Eruptive Activity

The Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public to remain vigilant and cautious in light of Taal Volcano’s escalated eruptive activity as it continues to generate a 10-15 kilometer-high steam-laden eruptive plume accompanied by volcanic lightning, tremors, and earthquakes felt in nearby barangays of Agoncillo, Batangas. Ashfall is currently being experienced in surrounding areas and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

DSWD extends aid to Maute victims

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide relief assistance to families in Butig, Lanao del Sur displaced by armed conflict between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Maute Group, a local terror group whic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

DBM seeks lower 2017 budget for NHA

MANILA, Philippines - With the construction of housing projects for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda almost complete, the Department of Budget and Management.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2016

DSWD turns over houses to Pangasinan typhoon victims

ROSALES, Pangasinan, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) turned over 150 housing units to typhoon victims in this town yest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

Nationwide measles, rubella, polio vaccination to start on Oct. 26

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Oct. 25 (PIA) - As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Department of Health (DOH), together with the National Task Force Against COVID-19, the Ilocos Center for Health an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Nograles leads turnover of 356 housing units

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led national and local officials in the turnover of completed housing units in Baybay, Leyte, on Oct. 19 as part of the Duterte administration’s push to complete the promised aid to Typhoon Yolanda’s victims......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

P3.9 billion housing budget, P9.6 billion intelligence fund hit

With billions of pesos for housing dispersed among several agencies and a small budget allocated for the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), it is no surprise that the government has yet to make a dent in the country’s 6.5-million shelter backlog and rehabilitate areas hit by manmade and natural disasters, senators lamented yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Agusan Norte fire victims get aid from Go

Sen. Bong Go continues to send aid to fire victims......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Ensure support to education

As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, our educational system strives to carry on providing education to students through various learning modalities. The Department of Education provided alternative modes of education—the modular learning which involves the distribution of printed copies of self-learning modules, and the blended/online learning where students will be able to attend classes except that classes are done via radio, television, or online platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

CANADA RECOVERY AID BENEFITS PARA SA  PINOY COVID-19 VICTIMS

ANG gobyerno ng Canada ay nag-abot ng COVID-19 recovery assistance para sa mga Filipino na pansamantalang nagtatrabaho sa Hilagang Amerika, sinabi ng Department of Labor and Employment noong ika-4 ng Oktubre 2020. Sa isang ulat na ipinadala kay Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, sinabi ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office sa Vancouver na gumawa ang Canada […] The post CANADA RECOVERY AID BENEFITS PARA SA  PINOY COVID-19 VICTIMS appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The active case count of coronavirus disease continues to dwindle in Central Visayas as the health department reports more recoveries than new cases, at least in the last seven days. From October 4 to October 10, 2020, the Department of Health in Central Visayas declared a total of 476 recoveries from […] The post CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020