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Monday, May 22, 2017

Manila Mayor Erap Estrada Raises Centenarians’ Gift To P200,000 Each As Birthday Gift

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Manila’s centenarians are set to receive up to P200,000 each as birthday gift this year, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada announced.

Mayor Estrada said half of the amount will come from the city government and the other half will be from the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

DSWD has announced the release of the P100,000 cash incentives to each of the 2,992 identified centenarians last year following the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016.

Section 2 of RA 10868 states that all Filipinos who reach the age of 100 years old, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad, shall be honored with a Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines congratulating the celebrant for his or her longevity.

Each centenarian will also be given the amount of P100,000 and another cash incentive from their respective city or municipal governments in appropriate ceremonies, with the amount of the additional incentive to be determined by the LGU concerned.

The awards and incentives are to be given to the centenarians on the first Sunday of October, declared as the National Respect for Centenarians Day (NRCD) in line with the Elderly Filipino Week celebration, the law further states.

Source: CNPH

Filipinos In Russia Excited About President Rodrigo Duterte’s Visit On May 22-26, 2017

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Since it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit his country, Filipinos in Russia who supported President Duterte in the 2016 elections could not help but get excited.

“I’m super excited! I’m one of his millions [of] supporters,” said Ystiel Mina, 29, a part-time cleaner in Moscow.

On Friday, May 19, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad announced that President Duterte is flying to Russia on May 22 for an official visit.

He will stay there until May 26.

Eva Pecho, 49, a stay-out cleaner in Moscow, was as excited as Mina.

“Lahat ng OFW dito sa Russia ay excited na talaga sa pagbisita ng Pangulo. Supporter [kasi] kami ng Du30,” she said, adding that he and other Filipinos in Moscow are updated on the President’s actions toward OFWs.

“Sa mga nababalitaan namin dito na magandang ginagawa ng gobyerno, favor talaga ako,” she said.

Even Allan Dave Breynard Lucero, 24, student in Belgorod State Institute of Arts and Culture, said he was thankful that President Duterte honored Putin’s invitation, as it would give Filipinos in Russia a chance to see him in person.

“Excited ako. At hindi lang ako ang excited, lahat kaming mga Pinoy dito, excited. At kami ay nasasayahan na niyaya ni President Putin ang ating Presidente,” he said.

President Putin extended the invitation during a meeting at the sidelines of the APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Peru in November last year.

A former Davao City Mayor who served multiple terms, President Duterte has been controversial for cozying up to China and Moscow at the time declaring that he’s breaking the Philippines’ military and economic alliance with the US, its long-standing ally.

Luceo said he doesn’t see a problem with this.

“Kung makikipag-alliance man siya sa Russia at China, aba, maganda un. Ang Russia ay sakop ng Eurasia at ang China ng Asia. Dalawang malalaking bansa. At malalakas ang military force,” he said.

Regarding US, he said: “Sa matagal na panahon na ang kaalyansa natin ay ang US, sa palagay ko naman ay panahon na para mabago naman kung sa China at Russia naman tayo makipag-alyansa. Maayos din namang mga bansa ang China at Russia.”

Minsa speak out that alliance with Russia would benefit the Philippine military.

“If our President will pursue strengthening alliance with Russia, I think the Philippines will gain enforcement capabilities, more military equipment to fight terrorism. Baka may mga Russian companies pa silang mahikayat na mag-invest sa bansa natin. Baka payagan pa tayo mag-import ng mga prutas at bigas dito sa Russia na makakatulong sa mga farmers natin,” she said.

Pecho, on the other hand, is hoping the status of OFWs in Russia would also change.

“Lalo na sa aming mga trabaho, lalo na sa aming working visa na number one naming problema dito.”




Source: CNPH

Duterte Administration Allots P568 Million For The Construction Of La Union-Benguet Road

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The Department of Tourism under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has allotted a total of P568 million for the opening and construction of road that will connect the provinces of La Union and Benguet.

Santol Mayor Magno Wailan said that the budget for the road project was already included in the 2018 General Appropriations Act and will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

“This will be one of the main roads that will connect La Union and Benguet and will help the agri-tourism project of Governor Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega because it will ease the time of travel in going to Baguio from the northern towns of La Union,” Wailan said.

Wailan added that tourists coming from Baguio can now easily access the beaches of La Union, especially the surfing area in San Juan and Bacnotan, and even their travelling time to Vigan City will now be shortened.

The road is about 20 kilometers long which will pass through the mountain villages of Santol and Kapangan, Benguet.

Source: CNPH

Honest Security Guard Returns Bag With P500,000 To Owner, Refuses Reward

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A mall security guard is receiving praises after he made efforts to find the owner of a clutch bag containing huge amounts of cash.

This happened in a mall in Makati City.

According to Ronald Llaneta, who hails from Atimonan, Quezon Province, he was doing his regular rounds in the mall when he saw a bag left in a pushcart.

It happened past 7PM last Thursday, May 18, while he was on duty.

He ventured into the supermarket section and that’s where he saw the bag unattended. He immediately brought the bag to the security office.

When they opened it, they found a stack of money estimated to be P500,000.

Ronald and his colleagues immediately notified the mall management about the lost and found bag in a bid to find its owner as fast as possible.

The owner was finally notified after an hour. He thanked Llaneta profusely offering a reward to the guard.

Llaneta gracefully declined, saying it was his job to secure people and property inside the mall where he works.

The mall management expressed their admiration for Ronald. Even his colleagues were impressed by his honesty.

The security agency which supplied Ronald to the mall expressed their pride in their employee.

Ronald Llaneta returns the bag and P500,000 to its unnamed owner.





Source: CNPH

Philippine President Rody Duterte To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Prestigious Russian University

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to accept an honorary doctorate from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

This development came after President Duterte in April declined to accept the conferment of the honoris causa of law degree.

“Hindi ako tumatanggap, as a matter of personal and official policy, I do not accept awards. Wala sa pagkatao ko,” he said then.

Foreign Affairs for European Affairs Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad on Friday, May 19, disclosed that President Duterte would deliver a policy speech at the said institute.

“In that event, we expect the President to articulate his administration’s commitment to pursue an independent foreign policy that is anchored foremost on national interest considerations,” she said.

President Duterte is expected to travel to Russia for an official visit on Monday afternoon.

Source: CNPH

PCSO Lotto Results For Monday, May 22, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Monday, May 22, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/22/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  3-5-9-2
JACKPOT PRIZE:  33,359.00
WINNER(S):  31
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/22/2017
MORNING 11AM:  9-5-8
WINNER(S):  510
AFTERNOON 4PM:  8-9-5
WINNER(S):  155
EVENING 9PM:  2-0-2
WINNER(S):  1384
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/22/2017
MORNING 11AM:  15-26
WINNER(S):  155
AFTERNOON 4PM:  29-28
WINNER(S):  101
EVENING 9PM:  05-20
WINNER(S):  954
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  05/22/2017
COMBINATION:  17-27-08-44-52-55
CURRENT JACKPOT:  39,032,224.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega Lotto 6/45
DRAW DATE:  05/22/2017
COMBINATION:  09-42-06-10-13-27
CURRENT JACKPOT:  45,831,820.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

Governor Miranda Bridge II In Davao Del Norte Now Open To Public With No Media Coverage

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar announced that the newly-widened Governor Miranda Bridge II is now formally open to vehicular traffic.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the inauguration of the Miranda Bridge II which connects the Municipality of Carmen and the City of Tagum in Davao del Norte.

“The opening of the Governor Miranda Bridge is only the start of the Duterte administration’s Build Build Build program. We are committed to building more bridges throughout the country,” Secretary Villar said.

“Located along Daang Maharlika that has an average daily traffic of over 26,000, Governor Miranda Bridge II serves as the main access of motorists from Davao City going to other parts of Davao Region and vice versa,” he added.

The DPWH Chief said the new bridge is seen to provide inter-regional linkage without hampering flow of traffic even during flooding occurrences in low-lying areas, thus encourage growth in investment and tourism.

“DPWH has widened the 650-lineal meter bridge from two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes with 18 spans and higher elevation at a costs of P757 million to protect the travelling public from the dangers of flooding in the area,” Secretary Villar said.

The new bridge was also designed to carry heavy load, which means it can accommodate more heavy cargo trucks carrying agricultural products that frequently ply along the major trunkline of Daang Maharlika.

“We see farmers benefiting from this project as agricultural lands abound in the area particularly banana and coconut plantations,” said Secretary Villar.

Governor Miranda Bridge II was first constructed in 2004 as an alternative route of travelers when the old Governor Miranda Steel Bridge becomes impassable due to flooding.

The old bridge built in 1956 will be removed eventually.



Source: DPWH

Sunday, May 21, 2017

PCSO Lotto Results For Sunday, May 21, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Sunday, May 21, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/21/2017
MORNING 11AM:  9-7-9
WINNER(S):  538
AFTERNOON 4PM:  5-3-8
WINNER(S):  502
EVENING 9PM:  7-2-1
WINNER(S):  1234
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/21/2017
MORNING 11AM:  31-31
WINNER(S):  322
AFTERNOON 4PM:  26-18
WINNER(S):  86
EVENING 9PM:  20-29
WINNER(S):  396
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Ultra Lotto 6/58
DRAW DATE:  05/21/2017
COMBINATION:  05-08-45-09-46-36
CURRENT JACKPOT:  57,381,244.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Super Lotto 6/49
DRAW DATE:  05/21/2017
COMBINATION:  18-10-31-27-35-20
CURRENT JACKPOT:  16,000,000.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

PCSO Lotto Results For Saturday, May 20, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Saturday, May 20, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  6-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/20/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  6-6-3-4-2-6
JACKPOT PRIZE:  3,023,463.36
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/20/2017
MORNING 11AM:  8-9-3
WINNER(S):  318
AFTERNOON 4PM:  9-5-5
WINNER(S):  590
EVENING 9PM:  6-0-9
WINNER(S):  690
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  05/20/2017
MORNING 11AM:  12-12
WINNER(S):  715
AFTERNOON 4PM:  17-31
WINNER(S):  86
EVENING 9PM:  30-22
WINNER(S):  194
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  05/20/2017
COMBINATION:  25-43-04-40-55-51
CURRENT JACKPOT:  36,362,396.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  National Lotto 6/42
DRAW DATE:  05/20/2017
COMBINATION:  38-41-08-22-04-17
CURRENT JACKPOT:  7,599,580.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

Friday, May 19, 2017

OFW Remittances, Agri Production Keep Growing To $7.7 Billion For First Quarter Of 2017

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MalacaƱang on Thursday, May 18, announced a double digit increase in personal remittances by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for March as well as improved agricultural production for the first three months of the year.

In a press briefing in MalacaƱang, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said personal remittances from OFWs increased by 11.8 percent to $2.9 billion in March of 2017.

“This reflects the 8.1 percent increase on the total personal remittances for the first quarter of 2017 amounting to $7.7 billion,” Abella said.

“Such increase underscores the strong demand for the skills and the competence of the great Filipino workers,” he added.

The Palace official also lauded the increase in agricultural production by 5.28 percent in the first quarter of 2017, bouncing back from its performance during the fourth quarter of last year.

“The Philippine agriculture performance increased by 5.28 percent recovering from a contraction in the fourth quarter of last year by -1.11 percent,” Abella said.

The Spokesperson cited that favorable weather conditions and proper application of fertilizer, availability of water in irrigated farms and adequate amount of rainfall provided for the increase in the total agricultural output “will continue to boost increase infrastructure spending to support the agricultural sector.”

Meanwhile, Abella said the government is implementing a plan to address the floodings in three municipalities in Maguindanao.

“The DSWD Regional Office has already prepositioned the goods and has standby funds intended for this purpose,” he underscored.

On 09 May 2017, heavy rainfall resulted in heavy flooding in three municipalities in Maguindanao, namely Datu Salibo, Sultan Mastura, Shariff Saydona Mustapha.

Source: PIA

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