interval banner
interval banner
Thursday, 24th July 2014
Front page New Banner
click here to Read the digitized copy
Feature Photo New Banner
Top News New Banner
Places New Banner

Banner New Banner

DBM: DAP funds subsidized LGUs

By: F. Allan L. Angelo and Louine Hope Conserva

LOCAL government units in Western Visayas received subsidies from the national government via the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM-6).

It is also possible that DAP funds may have been used during the 2013 election season in the form of assistance to indigents, pupils and students.

Citing their own data, DBM-6 Regional Director Alfonso Bedonia said some of the DAP releases were intended as financial subsidies to priority programs and projects of the LGUs.

“Most of the provinces (in Western Visayas) have DAP releases. These are used to augment their existing programs for scholarship, hospitalization of indigent patients and other health services,” Bedonia said.

Bedonia said they cannot yet ascertain the specific nature of the projects in Western Visayas which were funded by DAP. They are also tracing the exact years that the DAP funds were released to the LGUs.

Continue Reading...

DPWH to meet contractors on lack of warning devices

By: F. Allan L. Angelo and Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo City District Engineering Office (ICDEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will meet contractors of road projects in the city following complaints of construction areas that lack early warning devices (EWDs).

Engr. Rodney Gustilo, ICDEO chief, said he always reminded the contractors to use proper EWDs to avoid accidents involving pedestrians and motorists, especially at night.

Ideal EWDs include blinkers and enclosures that are visible to drivers and pedestrians. The contracts of government infrastructure projects stipulate that funds must be allocated for the installation of warning devices.

But the most common warning implements used by contractors are yellow tapes and bamboo contraptions with a sign.

Gustilo said the usual excuse offered by contractors is that residents steal their EWDs, thus they resort to makeshift warning signs.

Continue Reading...

Casino shakedown continues

By: Louine Hope Conserva

MORE questions are being raised against the operation of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.’s (PAGCOR) casino in Iloilo City despite having secured a temporary business permit.

Iloilo City Councilor Lyndon Acap, committee on games and amusement chairman, said they might issue a Resolution of No Objection (RONO) to the casino operating out of Amigo Terrace Hotel if it complies with all the requirements.

The Iloilo City Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) recently issued a temporary business permit to the PAGCOR casino.

But Councilor Plaridel Nava said the council cannot issue the RONO to PAGCOR for violating the city’s zoning ordinance.

Continue Reading...

Most Read New Banner

the avenue

Share

By: Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan – Physically and mentally fit Aklanons who wish to work with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) can now have their chance to do so by taking the Penology Officer Examination on August 12, 2012 in Iloilo City.

According to Ma. Cynthia P. Aranas, Director II of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Field Office-Aklan, the examination is open for incumbent personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, personnel of Provincial and Sub-Provincial Jails and other interested applicants.

Aranas said successful examinees will be conferred the Penology Officer Eligibility, considered appropriate to second level ranks in the jail management and penology and functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police (PNP).

To pass the test, the examinee should get a grade of at least 80, according to Aranas.

Aranas said interested applicants can now file their applications at the CSC Regional or Field Officers.

Incumbent employees of the BJMP, on the other hand, may file their applications at the BJMP Regional Office.

“Application forms are available at the CSCROs/FOs and can also be downloaded at www.csc.gov.ph.

To qualify, applicants must be a Filipino citizen; must be of good moral character; must be mentally and physically fit; must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs and must not have been dishonorably discharged from the service.

A waiver for height requirement will be granted to applicants belonging to cultural communities, subject to submission of certification of membership to a cultural community issued by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), the CSC emphasized.

Opinion new Banner
Click image for full view
Reality check 1

July 24, 2014 03:04 AM

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

ON MONDAY, July 28, the country (or whoever is interested) will be glued once again to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of their number one public servant, President Benigno Aquino III. Read more...

Carabao stories

July 24, 2014 02:50 AM

By: Modesto Sa-onoy

There’s an old popular story of a man who was brought before the judge accused of stealing a carabao. He pleaded innocence explaining that he Read more...

Constitutional Crisis? Did it not start with the SC Ruling?

July 24, 2014 02:47 AM

By: Melinda Quintos De Jesus

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS would be the outcome, some say, of President Aquino’s decision to file a motion for reconsideration of the High Court’s ruling on DAP. Read more...

Coral reefs: going, going, gone?

July 24, 2014 02:39 AM

By: Henrylito D. Tacio

THE Coral Triangle Initiative, founded in 2009, is composed of six countries, namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor Liste.  Covering 5.7 kilometers of oceans and coast, it is considered the Read more...

No politician will declare war vs sidewalk vendors

July 24, 2014 02:30 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Illegality will never solve the problem of political lawlessness.” Emanuel Celler Read more...

Negros News New Banner
Sports News New Banner
Business News New Banner
Community Events new Banner
About Us New banner
SM ad
Foreign Exchange New Banner
order Newspaper New Banner
Order newspaper
interval banner