PNP to go on heightened alert for Undas from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said its units nationwide will go on a heightened alert status from October 29 until November 3. According to PNP chief Ricardo Marquez, the heightened alert status is part of the police force’s...

Chiz seeks immediate release OF P1-B people’s survival fund

As local government units (LGUs) continued to grapple with the unmitigated impacts of extreme weather events, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero asked the government to immediately release the P1-billion People’s Survival Fund (PSF). Escudero, who chairs the Senate Committee on...

Gov’t to open P1-B climate fund for project proposals

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — Local government units and community organizations may start submitting proposals for climate change adaptation projects under the P1 billion People’s Survival Fund (PSF). The government is now finalizing details for the fund’s utilization and...

Lacson: Delay in release of funds holding back Yolanda rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Yolanda rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Monday hit the government anew with what he said was a lag behind the release of funds that is holding back progress in the simultaneous programs for the victims of the super typhoon. Lacson said even after...

NDRRMC: No reported casualties from Egay yet, but damage worth millions

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said there has been zero reported casualties in the aftermath of the typhoon Egay. However, the agency was quick to add that it is still working with local government units for a more...

Bongbong: Criticisms vs substitute BBL premature

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called objections to the substitute Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) premature. Marcos, chairman of the Senate’s local government committee, said the substitute bill just means there are plenty of amendments that must be made as...

LGUs leave disaster funds unused — COA

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, but local government units (LGUs) tend to leave their calamity funds unused, a recent Commission on Audit (COA) report has revealed. COA’s assessment on Philippine disaster...

Senate urged to assess Metro Manila’s earthquake readiness

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal last month, Senator Bam Aquino is urging the Senate to evaluate the capacity and preparedness of government and various stakeholders in case a massive quake hits the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA...

Govt employees to get productivity bonus starting June — Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Government employees will soon get their Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) bonuses, after President Benigno Aquino III signed an executive order to the effect, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio...

Aquino lukewarm to increasing LGUs’ share from national taxes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III was lukewarm on Wednesday to the request of municipal mayors for him to certify as urgent a bill that will increase the share of local government units from national taxes. During their assembly at the Manila Hotel, League of...