DOF’s proposed P16.01-B budget next year is lowest since 2017

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III presented before senators Wednesday the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Finance (DOF) with new appropriations amounting to P16.01 billion, its lowest since President Duterte first submitted his administration’s annual National Expenditure Program (NEP) to the Congress in 2017. 

DOF urges quick congress approval of 2021 budget
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In seeking the congressional nod of the DOF’s budget for next year, Dominguez also called on senators to swiftly approve the whole General Appropriations Act (GAA) bill of P4.506 trillion for 2021 as this will prove crucial to providing the government with “the tools necessary to rebuild the economy and decisively defeat COVID-19.”… Continue reading... “DOF’s proposed P16.01-B budget next year is lowest since 2017”

Recharge PH answers regional call to reboot economy amid pandemic

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A national recovery program that’s in the works is eyeing a balanced and whole-of-society approach to restarting the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the 13th Economy Task Group video conference on 15 September 2020, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Rosemarie G. Edillon updated the body on Recharge Philippines (Recharge PH) a program formulated by the agency-led Task Group on Recovery to manage economic recovery and address uncertainties caused by the public health crisis.… Continue reading... “Recharge PH answers regional call to reboot economy amid pandemic”

BOC steps up drive vs rice smuggling despite pandemic

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has continued to step up its campaign against rice smuggling even amid the coronavirus pandemic by conducting raids on warehouses suspected of storing illegally imported stocks of the grain in response to reports by concerned citizens. 

BOC seized 125,000 sacks of rice smuggled from Thailand, China and India two years ago in various warehouses in Bulacan.
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PCCI Mindanao champions Infrastructure Initiatives for business survival & continuity

29th Mindanao Business Conference

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao is championing a package of infrastructure intervention measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

Aboitiz InfraCapital VP for Finance Jimbo Reverente presents their vision for the expanded Laguindingan Airport during the 29th MinBizCon in Iligan City.
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Mindanao Chamber Management Forum: NEDA-X showcases NorMin COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program

The National Economic and Development Authority-Regional Office X (NEDA-X) presented the highlights of the Northern Mindanao COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program (RRP) during the Mindanao Chamber Management Forum held 07 September 2020 via video conference.

Mylah Faye Aurora B. Cariño, NEDA-X Regional Director and RDRRMC-X for Rehabilitation and Recovery Vice Chair, showcased the RRP along with the Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017 – 2022 Midterm Update and its imperatives, the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP²) Program, and the Innovative Platform for Programs/Projects/Activities’ Location Assessment(IPA-LAMDAG) as part of the session on public and private engagement in the development and monitoring of regional recovery and resiliency.… Continue reading... “Mindanao Chamber Management Forum: NEDA-X showcases NorMin COVID-19 Regional Recovery Program”

PayMaya disburses over P1.4-billion in financial aid from gov’t agencies, LGUs

Digital financial services leader PayMaya has helped disburse more than P1.4 billion in financial aid to at least 120,000 citizen beneficiaries nationwide under the social amelioration programs of various national government agencies and local government units since the start of COVID-19 community quarantines last March. 

Realizing the need for a quick and efficient system to hand out financial aid that also does away with the physical handling of cash  which could spread the virus, the national and localgovernmentsturned to PayMaya’s e-Wallet and its other digital financial services to provide the fastest way to deliver much-needed assistance to their respective constituents. … Continue reading... “PayMaya disburses over P1.4-billion in financial aid from gov’t agencies, LGUs”

Building inclusive ‘cashless’ ecosystems critical as gov’t accelerates digital push – PayMaya

Providing a complete and inclusive way for Filipinos to transact with government online through ‘cashless’ ecosystems is critical as the government accelerates its digital push in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, an executive from digital financial services PayMaya said recently. 

“Everything is going online, including government services, but we have to ensure that every Filipino is able to continue transacting with government and receive much-needed aid through cashless ecosystems that are pervasive and at the same time inclusive,” said Orlando B.Continue reading... “Building inclusive ‘cashless’ ecosystems critical as gov’t accelerates digital push – PayMaya”

DA-10 brings Kadiwa on Wheels to Oro barangays

Elson Jalapong, a sari-sari store owner in Barangay 23 is thankful to the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) for bringing the Kadiwa Market direct to their barangay.

A Sari Sari store owner thanks DA RFO-X for bringing the Kadiwa on Wheels to Barangay 23 (Tom Udasco Photography)

Since the city-wide implementation of the community quarantine, his family has been making do with little income to provide for their daily needs.… Continue reading... “DA-10 brings Kadiwa on Wheels to Oro barangays”

Mindanao Private Sector petitions PRRD for comprehensive COVID-19 relief package

The regional chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao have petitioned President Rodrigo Duterte to consider a comprehensive package of measures to cushion the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and its countermeasures on business and workers in the island.

The petition was signed by Maria Teresa R.… Continue reading... “Mindanao Private Sector petitions PRRD for comprehensive COVID-19 relief package”

RAC-X endorses P900B reg’l agency priority projects for 2021

RDC-X Advisory Committee members review FY 2021 RLA and SUC budget proposals for endorsement to the RDC-X Full Council.

The Advisory Committee of the Regional Development Council in Northern Mindanao will support the budget proposals of government agencies, state universities and colleges for Fiscal Year 2021 amounting to P900 –Billion.

The Advisory Committee of Northern Mindanao (RAC-X) consists of congressional representatives from the region, RDC-X officers and sectoral committees.… Continue reading... “RAC-X endorses P900B reg’l agency priority projects for 2021”