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MMDA, Metro LGUs give aid to Taal Volcano victims

MANILA, Jan. 17 -- Showing solidarity and compassion for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, several local government units in Metro Manila have extended assistance following the Metro Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJan 18th, 2020

MMDA, Metro LGUs give aid to Taal Volcano victims

MANILA, Jan. 17 -- Showing solidarity and compassion for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, several local government units in Metro Manila have extended assistance following the Metro Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

ONE Championship reaches out to victims of Taal Volcano eruption

ONE Championship was quick to extend a helping hand to those who were affected by the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas on 12 January. The Home Of Martial Arts distributed 1,000 shirts to those who were displaced by the calamity, which has directly affected more than 100,000 people in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and some parts of Metro Manila.  The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has already raised the alert level to four, saying that a hazardous eruption remains imminent even today.    ONE athletes have also reached out to their compatriots, encouraging their fellow Filipinos to stay strong amid the trying times. “To all my countrymen in Taal, stay safe and I know that you guys can go through this. I’ll always pray for them and I expect them to rise above it, get back what they lost,” Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao said.  Like his head coach, former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio showed great concern with the situation, and he promises that help is on the way.  “It's not our first time to encounter this situation, we were tested for how many times and we always end up on top, still. Filipinos have the warrior spirit in them and that is hard to conquer,” Eustaquio said. “Don’t worry we will face this test as a team, as a nation, and as a family. Support is coming, and we got your back in different ways. We pray for you our dear brothers and sisters. Never give up.”  As the dust settles and the tens of thousands of people rebuild their lives, on 31 January the Philippines will prove to the world their World Champion spirit. They will play host to ONE Championship’s ONE: FIRE & FURY at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 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

Cebu City to give P5M financial aid to Taal Volcano victims

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is planning to give financial aid to Batangas for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.  In a phone interview with CDN Digital, Labella said he has seen the needs of the 14 towns and cities in Batangas gravely affected by the eruption of the volcano on January […] The post Cebu City to give P5M financial aid to Taal Volcano victims appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

LGU Naga to give P1M aid to Taal Volcano victims

NAGA CITY, Jan. 17 (PIA) - Just three days after Taal Volcano erupted on Jan. 12, the Sangguniang Panlungsod, this city, approved the allocation of P1M as financial assistance to the thousands of f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Ilocos Sur to give aid to Taal volcano eruption victims

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 17 (PIA) - The provincial government of Ilocos Sur is now preparing relief goods that it will send to help the affected communities and evacuees due to the eruption of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Metro Manila cops raise P3.5 million for Taal victims

Metro Manila police have raised about P3.5 million in cash from their own pockets to donate to the victims of Taal Volcano, according to the National Capital Region Police Office......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Ilocos Sur to give aid to Taal volcano eruption victims

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 17 (PIA) - The provincial government of Ilocos Sur is now preparing relief goods that it will send to help the affected communities and evacuees due to the eruption of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 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

Local governments outside Batangas give aid to Taal Volcano eruption victims

MANILA, Philippines – Local government units in and outside of Batangas province are doing their part to help the affected communities and evacuees amid the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano . Here are some initiatives, which includes making and collecting donations, sending relief goods, and assisting in ground operations. Malabon City The city government of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

MMDRRMC calls on LGUs to take in IDPs affected by Taal eruption

MMDRRMC holds meeting Monday to discuss various ways to address the effects of Taal volcano eruption in Metro Manila. (FILE PHOTO) MAKATI CITY, Jan. 13 -- Metro Manila Disaster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

MMDRRMC calls on LGUs to take in IDPs affected by Taal eruption

MMDRRMC holds meeting Monday to discuss various ways to address the effects of Taal volcano eruption in Metro Manila. (FILE PHOTO) MAKATI CITY, Jan. 13 -- Metro Manila Disaster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Metro Manila disaster council  on ‘blue alert’  

THE Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) is on “blue alert” as Taal volcano continues to spew heavy smoke and ash. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim, concurrent head of the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC), ordered all disaster and emergency response units on standby for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 13th, 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

Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor

He helped victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, gave away relief packs to the community amid the lockdown, and also extended help to our frontliners. Lloyd also has a soft spot for kids. He had been consistently giving away school supplies and even reached out to Aetas in Pampanga. The post Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

DILG: NCR ECQ proposal to be discussed in meeting

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday assured that calls for Metro Manila to be reverted back to the stricter enhanced community quarantine will be tackled during the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting on Aug. 3. DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya issued the clarification after some medical workers requested that the National Capital Region (NCR) be under the more restricted quarantine rules due to the surging coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases. DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) On Aug. 1, Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dr. Jose Santiago in an online press conference headed by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) noted that the health workers are overwhelmed by the upsurge of COVID-19 cases they are handling. He relayed that the concerned health workers had urged the government to give them at least two weeks of “breathing space by shifting Mega Manila back to a strict lockdown.’’ “We’re waging a losing battle against COVID-19 and we need to draw up a consolidated, definitive plan of action,” the letter read by Santiago said. With President Duterte on the brink of placing Metro Manila under the modified general communits quarantine (MGCQ) in middle of July, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and the other Cabinet members convinced the President that the move is not feasible citing the need to open businesses to reinvigorate the economy. Año insisted that the way to curb the spread of the disease starts in every individual who should follow the minimum health standards of wearing masks, observing physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene. He emphasized that no country can claim they have won their fight against COVID-19 since there is no available vaccine for the virus yet. But on the bright note, Duterte in a meeting on Friday said that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available in the country this December. Año noted that the country has to live with the virus momentarily until the vaccine is found. He added that the local government units (LGUs) have the power to impose localized lockdowns on parts of the barangays, streets, and buildings which they have identified as high-risk areas......»»

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

MMDA to motorists: Brace for traffic in QC

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advised motorists and commuters to expect traffic adjustment along Elliptical Road in Quezon City beginning this week to give way for the ongoing Metro Railway Transit - Line 7 (MRT-7) Project road works......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

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_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

MMDA: Curfew hours for Metro Manila lockdown; malls, establishments to be shuttered

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will be placed under curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. for the duration of the lockdown from March 15 to April 14, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Saturday. In a press conference, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila […] The post MMDA: Curfew hours for Metro Manila lockdown; malls, establishments to be shuttered appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

FMIC sees Q1 GDP growth lower by 0.8 ppt

Economic growth in the first quarter of the year may be reduced by as much as 0.8 percentage point because of the lingering effects of the Taal Volcano explosion and the transmission of the COVID-19 disease, said First Metro Investment Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020