Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NAIA Terminal 3 Pedestrian Link Bridge To Open Next Year


A pedestrian link bridge directly connecting Terminal 3 with Newport City across is getting closer to completion by the first half of 2017.

Instead of travel time that can reach over an hour just to get out of NAIA Terminal 3, in about three minutes, the average person can walk the distance between the airport and Newport City, from where safe options are available to reach various parts of the metropolis.

The link bridge will be enclosed and air-conditioned, with pedestrian-friendly facilities such as walkalators and elevators, making it an iconic tourism development.

The bridge is part of the efforts to ease the traffic situation in the area. By just crossing the street, you can reach Newport City where there are other transportation alternatives such as the Citylink buses and car-sharing services.

Furthermore, there’s also the possibility of enjoying the comforts of nearby hotels as soon as you arrive from the airport instead of spending hours on the road while nursing a jet lag.

Given its clear public benefit and necessity, the project has received the full support and endorsement of relevant government and airport authorities.

Source: Manila Bulletin

President Duterte To Restore Botika Ng Bayan Program Using PAGCOR Funds


President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to use the P5 billion turned over by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to establish drug stores that would provide the poor access to free medicines, an official of the gaming regulator said on Wednesday, November 30.

According to PAGCOR Assistant Vice President for Community Relations and Services Arnell Ignacio, President Duterte had told them that he wanted to restore the Botika ng Bayan program launched during the time of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

“When we turned over the P5 billion, his original plan is for the resurrection of the Botika ng Bayan. The president wants patients with prescription to be given free medicines,” Ignacio said in a press briefing at Malacañang.

PAGCOR chairperson Andrea Domingo handed President Duterte the P5 billion during a courtesy call in Malacañang last Monday.

Last Tuesday, the President said he might use the PAGCOR contribution to build another drug rehabilitation center in Visayas. A mega drug rehabilitation facility that can accommodate 10,000 patients was inaugurated in Nueva Ecija the other day.

“I’d like to make it clear that each time we provide funds, we cannot say how it would be used. It’s the direction of the president. So if he plans to use it for Botika ng Bayan or rehabilitation center, he will be the one to decide,” Ignacio explained.

Furthermore, Ignacio said PAGCOR also provides the Dangerous Drugs Board P5 million every month to support its programs.

He said the gaming regulator also allotted P11 million for areas hit by typhoon “Lawin” and P5 million each to victims of the Davao City blast and to Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz.

Ignacio further said that President Duterte wants Botika ng Bayan outlets to give free medicine to the poor especially people in remote areas.

“The President wants that, when patients are given a prescription for medicines, the medicines are available for free,” Ignacio said.

Meanwhile, the Arroyo administration launched the Botika ng Bayan (Pharmacy of the People) in 2005 with the aim of least one Botika ng Bayan outlet per city or municipality, to provide the community with medicines most needed in the area.

When it was first implemented, the government franchised outlets to non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, trade and labor unions, corporate foundations, or religious groups.

According to the DOH, there are 16,350 outlets of Botika ng Bayan and its variants all over the country. But in 2011, the government issued a moratorium on the project due to problems with financing and restocking of medicines.

Source: Philstar

President Duterte Will Open Malacañang Palace To Kids


President Rodrigo Duterte wants kindergarten and Grade 1 students to be the first to see Malacañang Palace, the country’s seat of power, as he reiterated his desire to make the people feel it was built for them.

Since he was elected into office, President Duterte has been saying Malacañang would open its doors to the poor, especially the children, and even the communists.

According to the President, he was expecting Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea Jr. to come up with a program that would enable children to see the Palace for themselves.

Furthermore, President Duterte said the program would include those in higher grades later on while on certain days, others could also visit the Palace.

In addition, the President stressed the Filipino people were entitled to see and visit Malacañang, particularly the museum. He also stated that he would prefer to call it the “People’s Palace.”

The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine presidency, and particularly of Malacañang Palace as its official seat.

Source: Philstar

President Duterte Fearlessly Visits The War Zone In Butig, Lanao Del Sur


President Rodrigo Duterte made history as he became the first Philippine President who fearlessly visits a war zone in Mindanao to boost the morale of the soldiers fighting against the Maute Group who were affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group.

The brave President arrived at around 12:00 noon today, November 30 in Lumbayanague, Lanao del Sur, a mere 5 kilometer from the warzone of Butig town.

During the visit of President Duterte in Butig town, he stated that he does not wish to wage war in Mindanao, despite the recent attacks against government forces in the region.

However, he will do everything to defend any place under attack by any rebel groups.

In addition, President Duterte wanted to check the structures that have been destroyed since the Maute terrorist group occupied the old town and abandoned town hall of Butig on Saturday.

Furthermore, the Philippine Army and other members of the Philippine Military is still in the process of retaking the old townhall in Butig, but the President assured to the people of Mindanao that he was not there to wage war.

For President Duterte it is easy to wage a war against the terrorist group but to heal the wound of the war, it is really hard for him.

Throughout the President’s speech to the military, he was quoted as saying, “I come in peace. I do not want war. What is very certain is that I do not want to wage a war against my own countrymen.”

Although President Duterte doesn’t want to engage in war, he warned the groups behind the attack in Butig not to try his patience, because it would be very easy to start a war but it would be heard to stop and heal the wounds it inflicts. 

Meanwhile, President Duterte also thanked his supporters in Lanao del Sur for the overwhelming support he got during the last national elections.

Watch the Full Speech of President Rodrigo Duterte in Butig:

Source: CNN Philippines

Duterte Admin Aims P1 Billion Lending Program For Small Businesses To Abolish "5-6" In 2017


The Department of Trade and Industry is aiming P1 billion fund for micro-financing institutions (MFI) which will loans to small businesses beginning 2017, as reported on GMA 7 news program “24 Oras” on Tuesday.

According to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, the fund would compete and, in the end, replace the illegal “5-6” lending system for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which makes up more than 90 percent of the country’s businesses.

“Ang intensyon talaga ay mahinto at itigil na ang 5-6. Illegal kasi yan. Unang-una mataas ang interest. Imagine hihiram ka P5 ibabalik mo 6 pesos? It’s 20 percent. Yung iba diyan applied per day,” Lopez explained.

“We will go through MFIs but this will be a special fund coming from government. Ipapahiram ang bulk funds na ‘to. We will tap the five or six micro-finance institutions na may sistema na at may network na,” he added.

Instead of a 20 percent interest rate per month, Lopez said the MFI lending program the DTI was drafting would have a 20 to 25 percent interest rate per year, or just two percent per month.

In the case of a P50,000 loan, interest would be P10,000 in one year, compared to the one to two months in the 5-6 system.

Furthermore, the DTI said businesses can ask for loans as small as P2,000.

The DTI added that the government was also exploring a future program in which each region would be provided P1 billion for SME assistance.

Source: GMA News

President Duterte’s Bonifacio Day Message: “Dedicate lives for a worthy cause.”


As the country marks a national holiday honoring Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio, President Rodrigo Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday paid tribute to the Father of the Philippine Revolution.

In a message on Bonifacio Day, the president acknowledged Bonifacio for his gallantry and selflessness to defend the country from adversaries.

Duterte recalled that Bonifacio was the one who “dared to lead a mass action that defied the colonial rule and quelled the hunger of a people longing for change.”

“He belongs to the league of heroes willing to lay down his life and put aside his own interests to honor the nation and defend it from its enemies. His courage and love of country served as a guiding torch in the midst of darkness,” Duterte said.

“May this occasion serve as a reminder for us to live up to the spirit of Bonifacio, whose spirit remains patriotic, unfettered, and independent,” he added.

Duterte then called on the public to get involved in community and national issues affecting their lives.

In addition, he also urged the Filipino people to cultivate their capacity “to act united and share common aspirations for peaceful, just, prosperous and truly free nation.”

“Every waking day is an invitation to dedicate our lives for a worthy cause; to uplift the quality of life of our countrymen; and to bring back the pride and honor in our identity as a people,” the President said.

Source: Sunstar

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

PCSO Lotto Results For November 30, 2016 Draws

The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/30/2016
EVENING 9:00PM:  2-4-6-5
JACKPOT PRIZE:  29,935.00
WINNER(S):  29
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/30/2016
MORNING 11AM:  4-9-1
WINNER(S):  607
WINNER(S):  477
EVENING 9PM:  0-1-4
WINNER(S):  1272
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/30/2016
MORNING 11AM:  06-17
WINNER(S):  210
WINNER(S):  85
EVENING 9PM:  02-27
WINNER(S):  631
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand 6/55 Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/30/2016
COMBINATION:  27-16-10-33-46-55
CURRENT JACKPOT:  30,668,864.00
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega 6/45 National Lottery
DRAW DATE:  11/30/2016
COMBINATION:  44-10-17-16-31-35
CURRENT JACKPOT:  31,453,688.00
Winning numbers in any order.

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Infrastructure Projects Of Duterte Admin In Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi Not Reported By Media


It’s already five months since President Rodrigo Duterte stepped in Malacañang Palace and his name has always been in the headlines, often in a negative light.

On the other hand, many of his supporters maintained that the President has been true to his promise of change and has done a lot since. One of these improvements is infrastructure developments in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.

The Department of Public Works and Highways - Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM) started different projects in the said provinces, but were left unfinished.

However, in line with President Duterte’s ultimatum to hasten the constructions, more improvements took place.

More than 35 bridges were added, 45 ports are now in operation and projects like shore protection, drainages, flood control and water systems have been taken care of.

The infrastructure projects were estimated to be worth of P10-billion and were initiated by the previous administration under President Aquino, but President Duterte aims to finish the projects as soon as possible to avoid long-term delays.

In addition, many supporters noted how mainstream media failed to cover these stories which speak highly of President Duterte’s commitment to change.

Read the Full Statement:

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Fly over Abu Sayaf, MNLF, MILF and ISIS terrorist havens and realise that it’s not like Syria or Iraq or Afghanistan - it’s like paradise islands.

Roads that scale up planes and mountains, bridges that connects islands, ports that welcome tourists and make trading goods easier – this is Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (BaSulTa) seen from above.

Watch in this video, massive infrastructure projects implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

With focus given on infra support for tourism, trade, agriculture, and industries, BaSulTa is changing landscapes. Image of conflict is now over turned as roads are now laid to provide access to breathtaking nature carved waterfalls, pristine white sand beaches and lush mountains.

Infrastructure to support farm to market connectivity and access to once isolated barangays and municipalities in ARMM, are what the 250 kilometers of road implemented in BaSulTa afford its constituency.

Aside from roads, more than 35 bridges were built, 45 ports are now in use and other numerous projects including shore protection, drainages, flood control and water systems have been put in place over the past five years.

Since 2012, more than 10 billion worth of infrastructure projects have been implemented in the three island provinces.

These infrastructure projects meant to improve the lives of every Bangasamoro in the ARMM, which was once a dream hard fought hard in the battles. These projects attest to the aspirations of every Bangsamoro – a legacy every Bangsamoro ought to preserve, support and celebrate.


Sources: DPWH-ARMM OnTheRoad, NowReader

PNP Chief Bato Says Foiled Bomb Attack In US Embassy A Diversionary Tactic


Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said Monday that the foiled terror attack near the United States (US) Embassy in Manila could be a diversionary tactic of the Maute terrorist group.

“Kung nalalaman ninyo, yung Maute group is now experiencing casualties sa Lanao area, marami silang casualties. Pwede i-theorize na pwede nila itong diversion para luluwagan [ang pag-atake sa kanila]. Pwede, ‘yan ang isang theory ‘yan, which is closer to katotohanan,” Dela Rosa said.

Since Saturday, at least 19 members of the Maute group, which align themselves to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), were killed in a firefight with the military. The firefight started after they occupied an abandoned municipal town hall in Butig town, Lanao del Sur.

Based on initial investigation, the improvised explosive device (IED) found near the US Embassy in Manila was similar to the IED used in the Davao bombing last September.

However, he said such information is still being verified.

Meanwhile, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Restituto Padilla said they are leaving the investigation to the PNP.

He also agreed to Dela Rosa’s statement that the supposed attack could be diversionary tactic.

“Kapag may mga ganitong kaganapan, tandaan n’yo po sa Mindanao under pressure and on the run po ang ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group), at itong Maute brothers ay gumagawa ng kasalukuyang panggugulo diyan. Muli nilang inokupa ‘yung kanilang haven o ‘yung kanilang stronghold,” he said.

At around 7 a.m. Monday, street sweeper Ely Garcia said she found a cellular phone with black and red wires connected to a black circular object covered by electrical and packaging tape in a trash can along the boulevard the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, which is meters away from the US embassy.

Manila Police District bomb squad immediately responded and detonated the IED.

Source: Sunstar

President Duterte To Use P5 Billion PAGCOR Aide To Build Rehab Center In Visayas


President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he may use the funds of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) in building another Mega Drug Rehabilitation Center in Visayas.

“Maybe I can build another one, this time, somewhere in Visayas. But I’m sure because Pagcor turned over P5 billion last night,” Duterte said here at the inauguration of Mega Drug Rehabilitation Ccenter at Camp Fort Magsaysay.

The funds for the construction of the drug rehabilitation facility in the province came from Chinese billionaire Huang Rulun.

Huang donated P1.4 billion for the 100-square-meter rehabilitation center.

On Monday, the President accepted the P5 billion check from Pagcor officials during a meeting in Malacañang.

The P5 billion assistance is intended to aid the Office of the President in implementing its various socio-civic projects.

Source: Sunstar

PNP Chief Dela Rosa Says Higher Official Ordered Reinstatement Of CIDG-8 Chief


Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said Tuesday that he was ordered by a “higher official” to reinstate Superintendent Marvin Marcos of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8, despite having ordered his relief.

According to Dela Rosa, he ordered the relief of Marcos even before the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, but refused to divulge the reason why.

“May tumawag sa akin [noon, ordering me to reinstate Marcos], hindi ko sasabihin pero may tumawag sa akin. Hindi ako nagsi-sinungaling pero ayaw kong sabihin sa‘yo kung sinong tumawag, akin na lang ‘yun... Basta meron nga, kung sinabi kong mas mataas sa akin, sino pa bang mas mataas sa kin eh di ‘yung mga nasa taas,” Dela Rosa said.

Marcos was later on relieved again and placed under restrictive custody, this time due to his involvement in the operation that led to the killing of Espinosa inside his detention cell at the Leyte sub-provincial jail.

Kerwin Espinosa, the mayor’s son and suspected Eastern Visayas drug lord, claimed at a Senate probe that Marcos had received P3 million from him for the protection of his illegal drugs operations.

The younger Espinosa said Marcos told him that the money was intended for his wife’s vice mayoralty campaign.

Marcos for his part denied the allegations, saying that he is no longer with his wife since 2014.

Dela Rosa said he does not regret following the higher official’s order to reinstate Marcos.

“Magre-regret ako kung alam ko na prior to that incident, [kung] may knowledge ako na mamamatay siya (Espinosa Sr.)... Pero ‘yung pag-reinstate kay Marcos, I don’t regret it pero had I known it earlier na mamamatay si Espinosa sa operation na iyon, magsisisi ako pero to be honest with you. Hindi ko talaga alam ‘yun,” he added.

Source: Sunstar

Returning OFWs Exempted From Paying Airport Terminal Fees Starting March 2017


Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), whose tickets were purchased abroad, will be exempted from paying airport terminal fees starting March 2017.

According to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal, airlines have agreed to automatically relieve OFWs who purchased their return tickets to the Philippines abroad from paying terminal fee.

At present, the P500 terminal fee of returning OFWs are integrated with their ticket fee and is refunded through MIAA refund counters in Philippine airports, which cause inconvenience to OFWs.

“Airlines have already agreed in principle, so, hopefully by March 2017, OFWs will now be exempted from paying terminal fee,” Monreal said during the “Kapihan sa Manila Hotel” organized by Samahang Plaridel Monday morning.

He explained that the exemption will be implemented by March next year in order to give time for airlines to update their systems and programs for this policy.

This development came amid other accomplishments of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in the aviation sector.

Among these achievements is the enforcement of a slot management system to ensure that flight departures are on time. The system has improved the on-time performance of airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from 47 percent to 71 percent since the new administration took over.

The MIAA is also coordinating with Villamor Air Base to allow vehicles to pass through especially along Andrews Avenue to address traffic congestion in the airports. A two-minute waiting time is also being implemented for people welcoming and sending off passengers at the airport.

In addition, Captain Jim Sydiongco, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, reported the addition of Legazpi, Butuan, Dumaguete, and Caticlan airports to the country’s night-rated airports. Roxas airport will also be able to accommodate evening flights before Christmas.

Meanwhile, DOTr officials also reiterated the need for emergency powers to implement further improvements in the transportation sector.

DOTr spokesperson Cherie Mercado assured the public that the emergency powers will expedite the implementation of vital infrastructure projects and will not be abused.

“Emergency Powers was proposed to get projects moving fast. We have safeguards such as Congress oversight, TROs/injunctions to be filed only in the Supreme Court, and its compliance with the FOI (Freedom of Information),” Mercado said.

She also guaranteed that the department led by Secretary Arthur Tugade continues to perform while waiting for the emergency powers to be granted.

“Secretary Tugade works hard with no need of any fanfare. He is a man of accomplishments. He’s impatient for accomplishments, but he’s also a man of transparency,” Mercado added.

Source: Sunstar

President Duterte To Sign Executive Order Against Public Smoking


An anti-tobacco group is urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign an executive order (EO) banning smoking in all public places across the country to fulfill a promise he made.

“We appeal to our dear president, who we know is an ardent anti-smoking advocate, to please sign the smoke-free Philippines EO now. Each day of delay would bring your people closer to becoming victims of the ills of smoking like me as well as those who are not even smoking,” New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas, a former chain-smoker who lost his vocal cords due to cancer, said in a statement.

Rojas said the EO would, in particular, help protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke. He also said it would help save Filipinos, especially the youth, from smoking-related illnesses.

He cited the Tobacco Atlas of 2016, which shows 14.5% of Filipinos aged 13 to 15 and 23.8% of adults smoke regularly.

Records show an estimated 240 Filipinos die from tobacco-related diseases daily.

Aside from banning smoking in public places, Rojas said the EO would be the perfect complement to already existing tobacco control measures, specifically Republic Act No. 10351 (Sin Tax Law) and Republic Act No. 10643 (Graphic Health Warning Law).

Earlier, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the President, who has buergers disease, is more than willing to sign the EO. Buerger’s disease is an ailment linked to heavy smoking.

The EO closely follows the smoking ban implemented in Davao City where Duterte was a long-time mayor.

Source: Interaksyon

No Ambush Of Duterte’s PSG, No IED Explosion In Marawi City


Walang Ambush na nangyari sa Advance PSG ni President Rodrigo Duterte sa Marawi City as reported and allegedly wounding PSG Personnel.

Basahin ang tunay na balita sa mga tao mismo na nakatira sa sinasabi nilang pinangyarihan ng ambush. Huwag basta maniwala sa sinasabi ng Media, pinag-aaway lang nila ang mga tao para pabagsakin si Pangulong Duterte.


Our team went to Brgy. Emi, Marawi City where the said ambush or IED explosion took place. We went house to house to investigate but the resident denies that an ambush took place.

According to the residents a convoy of a military truck passed by and one of the soldiers aboard a military truck intentionally or accidentally fired his M203 service firearm, the convoy following them thought they were being ambushed so they fired upon an abandoned area with trees some of the civilian houses were hit luckily no civilians was hurt. 

I asked them (residents) if they see any fragments or damaged car they all say none and no one was wounded. 

Some suspects that the pictures of wounded soldiers allegedly in that ambush being airlifted came from butig where the fighting between AFP and Maute Group (Dawlah Islamiyah) is taking place they are in military uniform.

With this, we urge for a thorough investigation of this incident. 

The PNP-SOCO, the International Monitoring Team, Non-Violent peace force and ICRC could interfere since civilian houses were hit. 

Our fear is that this is part of a larger scenario to declare Martial Law in Lanao Area, some reports I was told are insinuating that MILF was behind the attack. 

Let’s get the facts straight and stop manipulating infos. I hope those embedded Media who have seen the allege ambush site will show pictures of this so called ambush or IED explosion. 

#NeverAgainToMartialLaw #StopUsingTheMoroForSinisterPlan

From: Bangsamoro

Source: Mula sa Facebook Page ni Drieza Lininding

PCSO Lotto Results For November 29, 2016 Draws


The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  6-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/29/2016
EVENING 9:00PM:  5-4-1-1-5-5
JACKPOT PRIZE:  150,000.00 
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/29/2016
MORNING 11AM:  4-4-6
WINNER(S):  235
WINNER(S):  573
EVENING 9PM:  8-4-1
WINNER(S):  1229
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/29/2016
MORNING 11AM:  21-29
WINNER(S):  287
WINNER(S):  100
EVENING 9PM:  05-04
WINNER(S):  577
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00 
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Super 6/49 Nationwide Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/29/2016
COMBINATION:  38-22-41-04-12-34
CURRENT JACKPOT:  27,160,720.00
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  6/42 National Lottery
DRAW DATE:  11/29/2016
COMBINATION:  11-07-12-36-06-42
CURRENT JACKPOT:  6,000,000.00 
Winning numbers in any order.

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PCSO Lotto Results For November 28, 2016 Draws

The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Monday, November 28, 2016 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/28/2016
EVENING 9:00PM:  1-5-8-8
JACKPOT PRIZE:  16,796.00
WINNER(S):  44
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/28/2016
MORNING 11AM:  4-4-2
WINNER(S):  328
WINNER(S):  441
EVENING 9PM:  0-8-1
WINNER(S):  409
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/28/2016
MORNING 11AM:  29-10
WINNER(S):  245
WINNER(S):  236
EVENING 9PM:  16-05
WINNER(S):  247
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand 6/55 Lotto
DRAW DATE:  11/28/2016
COMBINATION:  26-03-33-48-34-10
CURRENT JACKPOT:  30,000,000.00
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LOTTO GAME:  Mega 6/45 National Lottery
DRAW DATE:  11/28/2016
COMBINATION:  13-35-24-01-05-34
CURRENT JACKPOT:  27,864,788.00
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Army, PNP, Local Govt. & Private Units Help Transport Families To Yolanda Housing Site


On Monday, November 28, military trucks from the Philippine Army, the Philippine National Police, Office of the Civil Defense, local government units, and the private entities were mobilized to transport the Yolanda typhoon victims to their permanent resettlement centers.

As early as Saturday last week, November 26, members of these families have been visiting their new homes at North Hill Arbours to clean up so that, on Monday, their homes would be ready for occupancy.

Around 280 families are scheduled to join the first batch of the Yolanda victims who will move to their permanent homes and they estimated that more than 8,000 households may enjoy Christmas in their new homes.

Presidential Assistant for Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino assured that the beneficiaries will be equipped with water and electricity before the transfer.

“I’m very happy to hear the report from our men and women of the Task Force Bulig that the people are already excited to start a new life in their new homes,” Dino said.

Task Force Bulig was formed through the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas after President Duterte publicly ordered Dino in front of Taclobanons to lead the completion of all Yolanda resettlement sites in Leyte so that the families hit by typhoon three years ago can transfer before Christmas.

Dino acknowledged the collaborative effort among the national government agencies, local government of Tacloban, the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, private sector, and the typhoon victims themselves in making the permanent resettlement happen.

Maria Jasmin Patrimonio, 27 years old, with three children, a resident of Sitio Kataisan, Brgy 88, was expressed gladness because they have been waiting this day for more than three years now.

They can look forward to a better Christmas that has long been overdue, as staying in the temporary bunkhouses far from the workplace of her husband has been all but untenable.

“Dito madali kaming makakuha ng pagkain di gaya doon (Here, obtaining food is easier, unlike there)," Patrimonio told InterAksyon.

According to Dino, his office has also coordinated with the Department of Trade and Industry to put up rolling store in the community.

The Leyte Electric Cooperative and the local water utility have also been requested to waive the charges for the electricity and water connection of the households.

There are 250 households that have been hooked up to electricity with the cooperation of the Leyte Electric Cooperative.

Furthermore, Ceres Buses have arrived in Tacloban and now parked at the Astrodome, they are getting ready to transport hundreds of families.

These buses will transport all the settlers from their bunkhouses to their new homes.

According to Dino, the buses will not leave immediately and they will stay for six more months to transfer the students in their school and workers whose jobs are in the city.

The buses will not leave until a new PUV route is established from the relocation site in the City.

Dino hopes that the government can relocate all the families in the nearshore danger zones by the end of December, or in the first quarter of 2017.

Records show that, out of the 14,443 houses targeted for construction by the National Housing Authority, 4,346 have been finished, while 3,353 were classified as substantially finished, and 3,490 are now in various stages of construction.

Of the 4,346 finished units, 2,101 are already occupied.

The Tacloban North area has designated 11 relocation sites identified by the National Housing Authority.

Meanwhile, Tacloban City Mayor Christina Romualdez thanked President Duterte for pushing the various line agencies to hasten the relocation of the Yolanda survivors living in the danger zones.

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Sources: Interaksyon, Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Facebook Page

President Duterte Inaugurates Mega Drug Treatment And Rehabilitation Center In Nueva Ecija


President Rodrigo Duterte will inaugurate Tuesday, November 29, the Mega Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Nueva Ecija, in line with government efforts to solve the country’s narcotics problem.

At the same time, the provincial government of Pangasinan is about to accept a donation of a two-hectare lot in Burgos town for the building of another drug rehabilitation center.

According to Department of Health (DOH) spokesman Eric Tayag, the 10,000-bed facility in Nueva Ecija would have some 2,000 drug dependents as its first batch of patients.

Tayag said the patients initially come from overcrowded drug rehabilitation facilities in Dagupan, Bataan, Tagaytay and Bicutan.

“The patients are actually victims of the illegal drug trade, so we want to ensure that they are provided adequate and compassionate services for rehabilitation,” Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said.

Duterte is expected to inspect the 100,000-square-meter facility and acknowledge the donors during the inauguration, which is set to start at 2 p.m.

The drug facility, located at Fort Magsaysay, the country’s largest military camp, can accommodate about 10,000 patients. 

Ubial said the center had initially hired about 1,000 personnel.

Huang Rulun, a Chinese real estate billionaire who traded in Binondo, Manila in 1986, funded the 100,000-square-meter rehabilitation center, whose construction started last July.

The government is planning to build three more drug treatment and rehabilitation facilities in various parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is providing a Medical Detoxification Package worth P10,000 for its drug dependent members. 

PhilHealth said the package, a one-time benefit availment, is the agency’s contribution to the government’s fight against the illegal drug menace.

In Pangasinan, the provincial board has authorized the governor to sign and accept a donation of a two-hectare lot for the building of a drug rehabilitation center in the province.

Fourth district board member Jeremy Agerico Rosario, who authored the approved resolution, said the lot donor, former Burgos town mayor Demetrio Cabiles, with consent of his wife Belen Cabiles, had duly signed the Deed of Donation in 1992.

An earlier provincial resolution approved on June 8, 1992, authorized the provincial governor to accept the donation of Cabiles.

The lot is located in San Vicente, Burgos but the donation was not consummated until now, as the Deed of Donation was not yet signed by the then governor and the lot not yet accepted by the province.

The lot can be used primarily by the province as a venue for rehabilitation center in order to help drug users undergo treatment, the latest resolution said.

The provincial government’s aim to build a rehabilitation center inside the sprawling Camp Tito Abat in Manaoag town was disapproved, Rosario said.

Source: Philstar

DA Chief Piñol To Create Anti-Agriculture Smuggling Task Force


Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said he is about to sign an order creating an anti-agriculture smuggling task force.

Piñol made the announcement less than a week after canceling the import permits on agricultural products – except rice, to curb smuggling.

“Pipirmahan ko na po yung isang order para sa pagtatag ng anti-agriculture smuggling task force,” he told DZRH.

Following the cancelation of import permits, the DA Chief said importers will have to deal with his office for their applications.

Source: Food Evolution

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