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CORTEZ: Boracay,  US$1-B economy that was closed,  factor for lower GDP


THREE BROUGHT DOWN GDP IN SECOND QUARTER. Tatlong policy decisions ng gobyernong ang nagpabagsak sa gross domestic product ng Pilipinas sa loob ng April hanggang June.

Lumabas na sa datos ng gobyerno kung gaano ka-importante ang ekonomiya ng BOracay sa Gross Domestic Product.

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At sure ako na magpapatuloy iyan sa third quarter dahil sarado pa rin ang Boracay sa July hanggang September.

Then sarado pa rin ang Boracay sa October.

Mali ang sinabi ni NEDA Pernia na 0.1 percent lang ang mawawala sa economy kung closed ang Boracay. (more…)

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August 20, 2018 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

SSS offers loan assistance to 3 typhoons, habagat victims


The state-run Social Security System (SSS) allocated more than P863 million for a relief assistance program, which is now available to its members and pensioners affected by the massive flooding brought by the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by typhoons Henry, Inday and Josie last July.
 
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the agency opened its Calamity Assistance Package (CAP) to provide financial aid to its more than 61,000 affected members and pensioners. The package offers a loan assistance program and an option for pensioners to advance their three months’ worth of pension.
 
“It is our duty to protect and assist our members in times of contingencies. We hope that this program will help them in their finances and acquire their basic necessities,” Dooc said.
 
SSS members and pensioners who are residing in calamity-stricken areas declared under state of calamity by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) are qualified under the CAP, said the SSS chief.

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August 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Cyber libel cases versus critic will expose, deter others – Bayambang Mayor


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

BAYAMBANG – The five criminal cyber libel charges filed by the mayor here against a Face Book user will hopefully deter other users of the popular social media who dishonor publicly other people.

Mayor Cezar T. Quiambao said the cases of five counts of cyber libel he filed against Val Adriano Guevara, a resident of the town, will be used to request Face Book to unmask the persons behind the demolition jobs against him and others at the social media’s records kept at its headquarters at Menlo Park in California, United States.

 “If Face Book acts on it, it will become precedent and other offended people around the world can emulate what we have done here,” the mayor told this newspaper. (more…)

August 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

Mangaldan farmers get help from national, local government


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

MANGALDAN – More than a thousand farmers here were beneficiaries of material and financial assistance from the local and national government.

During the ceremonial distribution and awarding of rehabilitation seeds to farmers affected by habagat, Typhoons Inday and Josie held on August 8 at the the municipal hall, Mayor Bona Fe D. Parayno thanked Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the Department of Social Welfare & Development, Governor Amado Espino III for the free assistance.

“Ito iyong aming assistance to agriculture saka financial assistance sa mga farmers and irrigators. Ang financial assistance galing sa akin, ang mga relief galing sa DSWD through Governor Amado Espino. Iyong hybrid certified seeds galing sa DA”, she told this paper. (more…)

August 20, 2018 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment


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