DAR-ARMM confers 237 land ownership certificates to CARP beneficiaries in Siasi, Sulu

COTABATO CITY (December 26, 2016) – A total of 237 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) were conferred today to beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the town of Siasi in Sulu. In a ceremony led by regional Agrarian Reform Secretary Amihilda Sangcopan, agrarian reform partners from Tulling Farm Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative …

President Rody: I will be working during New Year

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– New Year’s Day 2017  will be a regular working day for President Rodrigo Duterte. Though, January 2 has been declared a non-working holiday the Chief Executive will be at work. Speaking before the Christmas party of the barangay captains here, Duterte “Sa New year tarbaho gihapon ko(during the New year I will …

PH P3.35-trillion 2017 budget signed into law

MANILA, Philippines— (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte Thursday signed into law Thursday December 22, the P3.35 trillion 2017 budget as reflected in Republic Act 10924 or the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA). Next year’s budget is 11.6 percent higher than the 2016 budget. The biggest part of the budget goes to the department of Education …

Hospitalization free for poor Pinoys in 2017- DOH chief

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao— Poor Filipinos need not worry the cost of hospitalization, as the Department of Health vowed free hospital and medicine bills, starting 2017. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rossel-Ubial Saturday, December 17, said “There’s no need to hold any card of PhilHealth, just prove to us you are a Filipino, you are entitled to …

PH now safe, crime rate significantly down

“The Philippines is now safer from theft, carnapping, robbery, physical injury, and rape.” This is the statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar as the Philippine National Police (PNP) released figures showing index crime volume declined 25,673 to 55,391 in July-November 2016 period, from 81,064 a year ago. Citing the said PNP report, Andanar said …

ARMM remains last on list of HIV-infected regions in PH

Cotabato City (Dec. 14, 2016) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) remains at the bottom of the list among regions with cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This comes as the region’s prevalence rate on the disease and infection stayed still at less than one percent by …