Duterte orders abolition of Pasig River rehab commission

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte, through Executive Order (EO) 93, has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). In a letter dated November 12 and addressed to PRRC officer-in-charge Assistant Secretary Joan Lagunda, the President submitted a certified copy of EO 93, which formally orders the “disestablishment of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission.” Under EO 93, …

DSWD polishes guidelines for 4Ps rice allocation

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has been working closely with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) to distribute rice to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries instead of cash for the rice subsidy component of the program, an official said Wednesday. “We have …

Davao City gives more aid to quake-hit areas

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte approved on Tuesday the release of PHP4.2 million from the city’s Quick Response Fund (QRF) as additional cash assistance to earthquake-hit areas in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato provinces. The city earlier provided PHP1.5 million to five towns affected by the October 16 earthquake; Bansalan, Magsaysay and Matanao towns …

PNP Chief Abayalde stepped down ahead of retirement

DAVAO CITY —- Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Abayalde this morning October 14, stepped down from office, ahead of his retirement on November 8. Abayalde who has been in hot water over the 2013 anti-iilegal drugs operation in Pampanga, in a press statement said “Since I am retiring compulsorily on Nov. 8, 2019, this will …

3 Soccsksargen hospitals lose PhilHealth accreditation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has suspended and withdrawn the accreditation of three major private healthcare providers in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) due to alleged fraud. Dr. Antoniette Ladio, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, said on Saturday they issued a writ of execution of suspension to the General Santos Doctors Hospital …

Bukidnon dads seek ban on 4Ps recipients who pawn cash cards

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Bukidnon on Wednesday enacted an ordinance prohibiting the pawning of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) cash cards by beneficiaries in the province. Introduced by Provincial Board member Minerva Casinabe, the “4Ps Cash Loan Prohibition” ordinance will be forwarded to the office of Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. for …

10 ka pulis gi-monitor sa ilang kalambigitan sa druga

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW — PADAYONG gi-monitor sa Police Regional Office (PRO) XI ang napulo (10) ka membro niini tungod sa pagduda nga may kalambigitan sila sa [agpayuhot ug iligal nga druga sa rehiyon. Gikumpirma  ni Police Regional Direktor Brigadier General Marcelo Morales, nga napulo pa ka sakop sa PNP XI ang ilang ginatiktikan hangtud karon, …

No police general in ‘Ninja cops’ list -Duterte

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday clarified “There is no general in the ‘Ninja cops’ list submitted to him by Interior and Local Government Secretary Secretary Eduardo Año. During the arrival press conference at the Davao International Airport after his five-day official visit in the Russian Federation, Duterte said “Walang general doon, I …

DSWD to public: Do not pay 4Ps membership

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here warns the public againts a group who has been distributing illegal documents with the letter head Philippine Tribal Governance Administration for inclusion in Pantawid Pamilya Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP). In a statement, DSWD XI Regional Director Mercedita …