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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Construction Of Drug Rehabilitation Center In Lingayen, Pangasinan Officially Starts

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Governor Amado Espino III said the construction of a drug rehabilitation center for lightly and moderately affected drug surrenderers in Burgos town in Lingayen, Pangasinan has started.

This came a week after the donation of a two-hectare lot where the project will rise was formalized through a deed of donation signed by Belen Cabiles, widow of the late Burgos Mayor Demetrio Cabiles, and their only son Aldrin.

It was an affirmation to the donation made by the Cabiles patriarch in the 1990s to the Provincial Government.

Espino expressed confidence that the drug rehabilitation center will be completed before the rainy season sets in this year.

The Provincial Government initially set aside P8 million for the project but Espino expressed his desire to also seek help from the National Government, particularly the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and the Department of Health.

With regard the operation of the rehab center, Espino said he will tap the support of the Provincial Health Office on how the staffing process will be established.

Meanwhile, Espino thanked the organization World Riders for donating some 17,000 copies of the Bible for drug surrenderers in Pangasinan.

Espino and Senior Superintendent Ronald Oliver Lee presided over the ceremonial distribution of the Bibles to the surrenders who assembled at the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office grounds last February 4.

Espino said aside from rehabilitating the drug surrenderers, there is also a need to introduce spiritual reform to them to complete the cycle of redeeming their old selves.

He commended the Philippine National Police for partnering with the Provincial Government in maintaining peace and order in Pangasinan, noting that with the active support of the men in uniform, the National Government’s war on drugs became successful.

Word Riders Philippines is a group of Big Bike enthusiasts with a heart to support the vision and mission of the Philippine Bible Society to place a Bible in every Filipino home.

Thus, the slogan “Riding to help place a Bible in every Filipino home” was conceptualized.

The Bibles that were distributed in Pangasinan were Ilocano translations.

Source: Sunstar PH

WATCH: American Teammates Tell Funny Stories About Kobe Paras On Fox College Hoops

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He may not have had much opportunity to get on the floor yet for the Creighton Bluejays, but people are already talking about Kobe Paras.

The Filipino phenom was featured in the Fox College Hoops studio show, where American viewers were introduced to his celebrity background in the Philippines.

Teammates told funny stories about how they’ve been witness to Kobe Paras popularity, even in the United States.

In the feature, Kobe Paras also drew praise from his teammates both for his athleticism and his humility, while studio analysts expressed admiration for his being grounded despite his popularity.


Sources: GMA, Comedy and Chill TV

P80 Million Waste-To-Energy Facility To Be Constructed In Dagupan This 2017

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The City Government of Dagupan has found a proponent that is willing to build the P80-million proposed waste-to-energy facility at its own expense.

City Legal Officer Victoria Cabrera bared this during a public hearing conducted by City Council on February 7.

Discussed during the hearing were the short-term solutions to the present garbage problem in the city brought about by the closure of its more than 50-year-old dumpsite last January 21.

The dumpsite was ordered closed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Cabrera said the waste-to-energy project has attracted one proponent, which intends to build the project at its own expense, or without a single centavo from the city coffers, but in turn will take all the profits from the sale of diesel fuel that will be produced out of solid wastes to be delivered by the local government to its waste conversion plant.

“Though we already have one proponent, it has yet to undergo meticulous evaluation from members of the selection committee,” she said, adding that the committee includes some members of the City Council and other officials and experts tapped by the City Government to share some technical inputs concerning the project.

Cabrera assured barangay chairmen and other city officials that the selection committee will make sure that whoever will be awarded the project can properly handle the job.

The selection committee will next recommend the proponent for acceptance by Mayor Belen Fernandez, and then the proponent will have to undergo several other processes before it can finally implement the project.

“We hope this year the project can be hopefully implemented. We are positive that before the first quarter of this year, we can already take one initial step,” Cabrera said. “Perhaps in March, the local government can take one step concerning the establishment of the waste conversion facility.”

In the meantime, Cabrera called for full cooperation of barangay chairmen and their respective constituents by strictly observing waste segregation, re-using, recycling and composting to reduce the wastes in the city.

For now, the waste management division will collect the residual wastes to be compacted in the main Material Recovery Facility (MRF) near the city’s dumpsite, while the biodegradable wastes will be retained by the barangays in their respective MRFs to be composted and converted into organic fertilizers.

Meanwhile, negotiations to bring some of the residual wastes of Dagupan to the Urdaneta City sanitary landfill are on-going.

Source: Sunstar PH

PCSO Lotto Results For Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/22/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  3-1-0-8
JACKPOT PRIZE:
WINNER(S):
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/22/2017
MORNING 11AM:  5-7-6
WINNER(S):
AFTERNOON 4PM:  0-5-9
WINNER(S):
EVENING 9PM:  7-5-7
WINNER(S):
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/22/2017
MORNING 11AM:  13-3
WINNER(S):
AFTERNOON 4PM:  28-25
WINNER(S):
EVENING 9PM:  17-2
WINNER(S):
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  02/22/2017
COMBINATION:  42-4-27-12-14-19
CURRENT JACKPOT:  34,488,956.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega Lotto 6/45
DRAW DATE:  02/22/2017
COMBINATION:  4-27-37-1-19-38
CURRENT JACKPOT:  118,546,876.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

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

President Duterte To Give P800 Monthly Rice Subsidy To 4Ps Beneficiaries Starting This March

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Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be given additional benefit of rice subsidy this March, the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.

DSWD Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat said at present, the beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer program are receiving a maximum of P2,400 monthly.

In addition to this, members will receive 18 kilos of rice, equivalent to around 800 pesos, this March.

Jabagat said the legislators agreed to convert outright cash instead of rice since it would be practical and favorable if direct cash would be given so that no additional costs and charges would be spent for transport.

It can be recalled that before elected as president, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte vowed to sustain the 4Ps and intensify the social protection programs in a bid to solve poverty and making the poor self-reliant.

Meanwhile, DSWD Institutional Development Group Undersecretary Mae Fe Templa said they are still far from achieving a free-poverty country since there are still many poor families that were not covered by 4Ps.

However, she added DSWD vowed to continue their effort in addressing the socio-economic challenges the Filipino families are facing and strengthen their services to keep the families above poverty line.

They will also intensify their Sustainable Livelihood Programs to comprehensively address the poverty incidence in the country by giving the Filipinos adequate training to acquire skills that could be the start in earning income.

Source: Sunstar PH

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PCSO Lotto Results For Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  6-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/21/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  0-7-3-1-3-0
JACKPOT PRIZE:  654,954.14
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/21/2017
MORNING 11AM:  9-1-3
WINNER(S):  1091
AFTERNOON 4PM:  5-8-6
WINNER(S):  601
EVENING 9PM:  8-1-9
WINNER(S):  1583
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/21/2017
MORNING 11AM:  8-30
WINNER(S):  273
AFTERNOON 4PM:  26-13
WINNER(S):  105
EVENING 9PM:  13-1
WINNER(S):  378
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Ultra Lotto 6/58
DRAW DATE:  02/21/2017
COMBINATION:  35-48-29-56-17-23
CURRENT JACKPOT:  180,476,548.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Super Lotto 6/49
DRAW DATE:  02/21/2017
COMBINATION:  2-25-36-47-41-31
CURRENT JACKPOT:  17,212,456.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  National Lotto 6/42
DRAW DATE:  02/21/2017
COMBINATION:  23-34-25-8-21-3
CURRENT JACKPOT:  79,806,976.00
WINNER(S):  1
Winning numbers in any order

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

DA-BFAR To Build P3 Million Fish Landing Center, Ice Plant In Tawi-Tawi Under President Duterte

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BFAR-ARMM) has allocated PhP 3 million to build a community fish landing center in the province of Tawi-Tawi.

BFAR-ARMM Regional Director Janice Desamito-Musali on Friday, February 18, told the Philippines News Agency the construction of the project is scheduled to start within the second quarter of this year.

The fish landing center will be placed beside the wet market section of the public market of Bongao municipality, the capital of the province of Tawi-Tawi.

Musali said the community fish landing center, once completed, will boost the economic livelihood of the fisher folks in the province.

Fishing is one of the leading sources of livelihood of the people of Tawi-Tawi, which has rich fishing grounds.

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in his visit to Tawi-Tawi earlier this week, said his office will allocate funds to build an ice plant as support infrastructure of the fishing landing center.

Sec. Piñol said they will organize the fisher folks of Tawi-Tawi into a cooperative to manage the ice plant.

He added that the ice plant could be powered by a Hybrid Energy Renewable System (HRES) with diesel generator as back-up when informed of the unstable power supply in the province.

The HRES is a stand-alone power system for providing electricity in remote areas due to advances in renewable energy technologies.

Source: Manila Bulletin

PCSO Lotto Results For Monday, February 20, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Monday, February 20, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/20/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  7-1-1-8
JACKPOT PRIZE:  33,601.00
WINNER(S):  17
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/20/2017
MORNING 11AM:  3-2-9
WINNER(S):  964
AFTERNOON 4PM:  2-6-2
WINNER(S):  802
EVENING 9PM:  0-2-9
WINNER(S):  772
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  02/20/2017
MORNING 11AM:  5-27
WINNER(S):  251
AFTERNOON 4PM:  4-2
WINNER(S):  295
EVENING 9PM:  5-11
WINNER(S):  719
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  02/20/2017
COMBINATION:  54-6-15-22-46-9
CURRENT JACKPOT:  32,145,860.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega Lotto 6/45
DRAW DATE:  02/20/2017
COMBINATION:  37-38-20-36-31-10
CURRENT JACKPOT:  111,851,688.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

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

Friday, January 27, 2017

DOLE Widens Ban On Child Labor In Agriculture, Livestock Farming Under President Duterte

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released on January 18, a long list of jobs related to agriculture and livestock farming, where minors are prohibited from getting employed.

In a statement, the DOLE said employers in the agriculture and livestock farming industry should take note on where they should not employ children below 18 years old as this is prohibited under Department Order (DO) 149-A.

Declared as hazardous work in farming for minors are preparatory and planting activities that involve clearing of land, plowing, harrowing, irrigating, constructing paddy dike, and cutting; as well as plant propagation activities involving grafting, budding, and marcotting.

Also prohibited are tending activities that involve weeding; handling, spraying and application of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxic chemicals; and the loading and carrying of heavy loads.

Harvesting loads such as cutting and picking, spreading for drying, hauling, topping, tumbling, tuxying, stripping, burning of field, sticking and classifying, threshing, loading and carting of produce are also prohibited for minors.

Child labor is also prohibited in post-harvesting activities that involve de-husking, scooping, sacking of products, charcoal making, hauling of products as led by animal guide, loading and unloading of packed farm products, coconut kilning and de-meating from shell or core, sealing and carting of produce for warehousing and transport to market and all ancillary work such as clearing, cleaning, and recycling of farm waste in its preparation as animal food and other related processes.

As for livestock farming, the DOLE said minors are not allowed to be employed in rearing such as collecting, loading, unloading and transporting of feeds, maintenance and care of large and/or dangerous animals, collecting and disposal of dead animals, animal manure and other waste materials, administering of vaccines and vitamins, and handling of disinfectants used for cleaning animal pens/enclosures or for disinfecting animals.

Also not allowed are harvesting activities that involve catching or collecting, ranching, and milking in preparation for warehousing or transport to market, post-harvest activities including the packaging and processing of dairy and other animal by-products in preparation for warehousing and transport to market; and working in slaughterhouses or abattoirs are also prohibited to minors.

“The best interest of children is the paramount consideration to ensure that their employment does not endanger their life, safety, health and morals, nor impair their normal development,” said DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello.

Source: Sunstar PH

President Duterte Declares No Bonuses To Officials Of State-Run Firms Without His Approval

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It will now be harder for officials of state-run firms to get fat bonuses as President Rodrigo Duterte declared that they can no longer receive additional compensation without his approval.

In a speech during the ground-breaking ceremony of a power plant in Sarangani, President Duterte claimed that some officials from government-owned and controlled corporations rewarded themselves “liberally” with taxpayers’ money.

“Kayong nasa (You who are in) government corporations and SSS (Social Security System), you award yourselves with the money of the people I have issued an order. You go down, down as down,” the President said.

“There will be no more increases of your salary of your monument without my approval. I will bring you to my level,” he added.

President Duterte noted that as President, he only receives a monthly salary of P130,000.

“I go home, I do not sleep in the Palace. I do not like the word ‘palace,’ just say the Office of the President,” he said.

“If you ask me if I am exceedingly happy to be president? I’ll tell you this: I do not need it at this time of my life. All the applauses and praises and adulation for 40 years of being a politician including being a Congressman and the Vice Mayor to my daughter. I’ve had enough of it. It does not ring a bell and all I am doing now is just work, work, and work,” President Duterte said.

Early this month, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the Duterte administration is planning to limit the bonuses and pay given to officials and employees of state-run firms.

Pernia said officials of government-owned and or controlled corporations enjoy monthly honoraria as well as a P40,000 honorarium per meeting.

He said while state-run firms should be competitive, the bonuses being received by their officials and employees should be tempered.

In the same speech, President Duterte reiterated that he would not tolerate any form of corruption in government.

He mentioned his demand for officials of the Energy Regulatory Commission to resign.

The President asked ERC officials to quit after the apparent suicide of its Bids and Awards Committee Chair who was allegedly pressured to approve anomalous deals.

“An energy board that fixes the price of what you should pay for the energy sector are all there corrupt. That’s connected with energy. Until now they are still there. Stay there, but I will transfer your office to Basilan,” the President said.

President Duterte said while he has his own share of faults, corruption is not one of them.

Source: Newswatch PH

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