4K displaced OFWs in Eastern Visayas to get cash aid
Some 4,000 returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Eastern Visayas displaced by the health crisis will receive cash assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). These are part of the 6,153 total applications under the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), OWWA Eastern Visayas head Sergio… (0 comment)

Duterte signs P165.5-billion Bayanihan 2 law
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, which provides for a PHP165.5-billion fund to finance the country’s response and recovery interventions intended to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed in a statement on September 11, 2020, that Duterte signed… (0 comment)

DSWD assures unhampered SAP distribution amid setbacks
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assured continuous distribution of the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) as it appealed for public understanding for some setbacks due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases among its personnel. DSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen Paje said despite the risks of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the distribution… (0 comment)

PWDs in Central Luzon, Davao get livelihood aid from gov’t
At least 49 persons with disability (PWDs) from Central Luzon and Davao regions who were displaced due to the community quarantine imposed during the coronavirus-2019 (Covid-19) pandemic have been given livelihood assistance from the government, the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) said September 5, 2020. ECC executive director Stella Zipagan-Banawis said the PWD-beneficiaries from Central Luzon… (0 comment)

Bayanihan 2 ensures continuous, improved healthcare system
The Department of Health (DOH) announced on September 3, 2020, that the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 has allocated about PHP 53.48 billion, almost half of the 165 billion stimulus package for the support of healthcare workers, sustaining the drive of the department and keep healthcare workers protected while at the same time… (0 comment)

Sen. Bong Go challenges Gierran to end corruption in PhilHealth
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go expressed his confidence in newly appointed PhilHealth chief Dante Gierran’s ability to resolve the perennial issues plaguing the agency. Go also urged Gierran to stop the issue of corruption and ensure the continuity of the agency’s services. The senator defended the appointment of the former National Bureau of Investigations chief, saying… (0 comment)

Gov’t announces education subsidy for OFW dependents
President Rodrigo Duterte announced on September 1, 2020, that an education subsidy will be given to dependents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced, repatriated, or died due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “The education subsidy will be given to one college-level beneficiary from a qualified OFW enrolled or is intending to enroll in… (0 comment)

Gov’t retains GCQ for NCR; Iligan under MECQ
President Rodrigo Duterte on August 31, 2020, approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) to retain Metro Manila and two nearby provinces under general community quarantine (GCQ). Duterte said the provinces of Bulacan and Batangas along with the cities of Tacloban and Bacolod are placed under… (0 comment)

SAP 2 payouts 95% complete — DSWD
Around 13.5 million beneficiaries or 95 percent of the 14.3 million low-income households targeted to receive the second tranche of the national government’s social amelioration program (SAP) have been served, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on August 26, 2020. During the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability’s hearing on… (0 comment)

Powerhouse products driving strong momentum for Oracle Cloud In Asia
An increasing number of businesses in Asia are turning to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database to gain benefit from the advantages the company’s autonomous technology brings. These include lower costs, better security, and management, higher-performance. Combined these then drive greater business productivity and efficiency, and users now include the likes of NRI, Nissan,… (0 comment)