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LTO-7 chief to LGUs: Create ‘better road use’ policies

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If it meant putting a stop, or at least minimizing, deadly road accidents in Metro Cebu, the top official of the Land Transportation Office here has urged local government units (LGU) to legislate laws. Victor Caindec, director of LTO in Central Visayas (LTO-7), asked local chief executives to come up with […] The post LTO-7 chief to LGUs: Create ‘better road use’ policies appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 31st, 2020

DILG urges LGUs to support the operation of 12 FMAs

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged the local government units (LGUs) on Monday to support the operation of the 12 Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) in the country. (MANILA BULLETIN) DILG Secretary Eduardo Año issued the call specifically to the localities lying near the coastal areas. He explained that the FMA is a spatial delineation of Philippine waters as a means to manage fisheries at an appropriate scale.  Año noted that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has established 12 FMAs composed of contiguous regions which share the same coasts. The DILG chief also emphasized that the preservation and management of aquatic resources, including coastal and fisheries, like other functions of the government, must not cease despite the COVID-19 crisis. Año said the LGUs should lead in the management of shared coasts and ocean for the benefit of all. “The establishment of FMAs is provided by law and it is the enshrined mandate of LGUs to protect and preserve our natural resources, including all coastal areas,” Año said. The Department of Agriculture had earlier issued  Fisheries Administrative Order (DA FAO) No. 263, s. 2019 which pushes for the creation of FMAs that are fully functional and supervised by a governing body. In support of the DA directive, Año issued DILG Memorandum Circular 2020-121 directing LGUs to be part of  the multi-sectoral Management Board and to work with other sectors in ensuring that the shared resources and fish stocks within the FMAs are properly managed. Año said that “one or more local chief executive (LCE) of LGUs  shall co-chair the said management board, together with the BFAR Regional Fisheries Office.’’ “Aquatic and fisheries resources are aspects of local governance that demand LGUs’ attention and with a representative from the LGUs in the FMA Management Board,’’ he added. “Regional composition of the 12 FMAs are as follows: Regions 2, 3, 4A, and 5 for FMA 1; Regions 8, 13 and 11 for FMA 2; Regions 12, 9 and BARMM for FMA 3; Regions 6, 7, 9, and BARMM for FMA 4; Regions 4B and 6 for FMA 5; Regions 1, 3, 4A, 4B and NCR for FMA 6; Regions 4A, 5, and 8 for FMA 7; Regions 8 and 13 for FMA 8; Regions 7, 8, 9, 10, and 13 for FMA 9; Regions 7, and 8 for FMA 10; Regions 5, 6, 7, and 8 for FMA 11; and, Regions 4A, 4B, 5, and 6 for FMA 12,’’ the DILG said. Año also urged LGUs to participate in the development of the FMA Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Plan or EAFM Framework. He said that this will lay down the policies and strategic actions of the FMA to be implemented by the LGUs and BFAR field offices within the FMA......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

WTTC issues insurance guidelines for travel industry

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has released “new normal” insurance guidelines for the travel and tourism sector globally.WTTC is a private global forum composed of over 200 heads of world’s leading travel and tourism companies, such as aviation, hotels, and cruise.In a statement, WTTC said the guidelines are designed to drive the return of safe, healthy and responsible travel, noting that insurance will provide peace of mind and risk mitigation to consumers, suppliers, and organizations across all the stakeholders in the sector.The new guidelines were compiled based on input from leading companies, many of which have partnered with trusted experts in public health and governments to support safe, healthy, and responsible travels.It also aims to promote consistent standards across all relevant functions with an increased focus on health and safety, in line with what travelers need and expect.“We have worked closely with key players across the travel insurance industry to make recommendations to ensure individual travelers, groups and organizations can feel safe and confident enough to travel, sure in the knowledge they have the protection they need,” WTTC President and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Gloria Guevara said.WTTC divided the new normal guidelines into four pillars, including operational and staff preparedness; ensuring a safe experience; rebuilding trust and confidence; innovation; and implementing enabling policies.Among the recommendations announced include:• All organizations to provide risk management plans, including how they aim to combat COVID-19 to insurers• Organizations to make sure their plans are thorough, practical, and simple to follow• All staff to be informed of protective measures being taken, which include insurance products that will cover them• Insurers to ensure audits identify and plug gaps in and source the right partners and providers to ensure appropriate coverage• Insurers to create blanket insurance and crisis management coverage to give comfort to customers• Ensure there is enhanced awareness of the terms and conditions, restrictions, and coverage limits of insurance products/policies• Insurers to provide a minimum base of mandatory coverage for risks posed by COVID-19• Educate travelers who are unfamiliar with the risk they could be exposed to and what coverage to look for.To recall, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has expressed her confidence in rebuilding the country’s local tourism industry with the help of WTTC, whose primary initiative is the recovery of the global tourism industry amid the unprecedented crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

BARMM to create Inter-Agency Task Force vs COVID-19

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Mar. 11 (PIA) -- The Bangsamoro government, through the Office of the Chief Minister, is set to create an Inter-Agency Task Force to provide policies and formulate pract.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Enforce tricycle ban on highways, LGUs told

Local chief executives should strictly implement the ban on tricycles and pedicabs along national highways as part of road clearing operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Duterte tells LGUs to clean up trash, forms team to expose inept mayors

The Chief Executive has vowed to create a special body to look into how local officials are spending their intelligence and discretionary funds after noting the inability of some local government unit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Biden& rsquo;s map

President Joe Biden in his first day of office has reversed a number of executive orders on wide-ranging measures that former President Donald Trump signed. The new US chief executive could undo more directives of the Trump administration and, in the process, unveil clearly his administration’s foreign and trade policies......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

DILG moves road clearing deadline to Feb. 15 to give way for LGU vaccine plans

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said the deadline for road clearing operations was moved to Feb. 15 to allow local government units (LGUs) to prioritize plans for mass vaccination against Covid-19. “The Department is fully cognizant of the urgency for LGUs to prepare their vaccination plans […] The post DILG moves road clearing deadline to Feb. 15 to give way for LGU vaccine plans appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

DILG reiterates requisites for road-clearing validation of LGUs

DILG reiterates requisites for road-clearing validation of LGUs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

3 bodies dumped  on Plaridel Bypass Road in Bulacan

By FREDDIE C. VELEZ BUSTOS, Bulacan – The bodies of a man and two women believed to be “salvage” or summary execution victims were found on the Plaridel Bypass Road in Barangay Malamig here Friday. Police Major Jude Bryan Maguddayao, chief of police here, said the victims were all handcuffed and bore several bullet wounds. […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

MMDA chief Abalos mulls more roads, elevated bus ramps to change Philippines traffic reputation

"I am thinking of asking our research and planning team if we could move the motorcycles on the right side and study if bike lanes are feasible along EDSA," he said. "For the past several days, you’ve noticed that traffic flow is much smoother. That’s because we partially opened part of this interconnecting road.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Road closures to stay despite no Basilica masses — EOC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The barriers around the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will remain for at least the next two days even if there will no longer be physical Masses at the church. Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementor, Councilor Joel Garganera, said the barriers will keep the movement of the […] The post Road closures to stay despite no Basilica masses — EOC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Reliable data system needed for rice sector

The local rice sector is in need of a reliable and timely data system to unlock its potential and create sound policies for the benefit of farmers amid a liberalized rice regime......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Road crash claims Leyte COVID lab chief

Hubilla’s driver attempted to overtake a truck on a curve along the highway in Barangay Montebello in Kananga without noticing an approaching car on the opposite lane The post Road crash claims Leyte COVID lab chief appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 13th, 2020

DILG to LGUs: Distribute relief goods in 2 days

Local chief executives must distribute relief goods two days after their areas are hit by calamities, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Don’t delay relief goods distribution, LGUs told

Local chief executives should distribute relief goods not later than two days after their areas were hit by calamity, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

IMF: Global recovery from virus plunge still difficult

Washington—The global economy faces a hard road back from the Covid-19 downturn, and nations should remove trade barriers on medical technologies to aid the recovery, the IMF chief said on Thursday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

SMC to partner with LGUS to build recycled plastics bike lanes

ALMOST a year after it first built and started testing the country’s first asphalt road made with post-consumer plastic waste, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is eyeing the next phase of its plan to widen the application of the environment-friendly material — by building bicycle lanes made of recycled plastics in partner cities and provinces. SMC […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

MMDA to assist Metro LGUs in road clearing operations

PASIG CITY, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- Starting Monday (November 16), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will resume its road clearing operations in coordination with the 17 local governmen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

DILG NegOr calls on LGUs to fully implement road clearing ops

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here urged the local government units (LGUs) in the province to reactivate its road clearing task forces to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

DILG NegOr calls on LGUs to fully implement road clearing ops

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here urged the local government units (LGUs) in the province to reactivate its road clearing task forces to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020