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ALBAY GOV’T GIVES ALL 720 BRGYS P100K SUBSIDY EACH

The provincial government of Albay has issued a memorandum circular on the guidelines for the implementation of the Barangay Assistance Program for the 720 barangays in the province. Lilibeth Dimaculangan, provincial information officer, said Memorandum Circular No. 13, series of 2022, issued by the Office of the Governor states that the program aims to augment […]

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4 DAVAO BRGYS GET AMBULANCES, SENIORS’ MEDICAL AID

Four barangays (villages) in Davao City are recipients of patient transport vehicles (PTVs) and financial aid for the elderly through the office of 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte.Duterte’s office said the vehicles were turned over to the leaders of barangays Langub, 22-C, 23-C, and Bago Aplaya by the lawmaker’s son, Rodrigo “Rigo” Duterte II. The […]

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NEW LAW TO ‘LEVEL UP’ SK LEADERSHIP IN BGYS — DY

One of the authors of the new law strengthening the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) believes that the reforms that will be introduced by Republic Act (RA) 11768 will encourage youth participation in barangay affairs, one of the primary objectives behind the established law of the SK.According to Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V, providing […]

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LEGAZPI CITY GIVES BRGY OFFICIALS P3K AID – ROSAL

Officials of the 70 villages in Legazpi City received P3,000 each as financial assistance from the national government for their role in carrying out the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Mayor Noel Rosal said the assistance came from the social fund of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The P2.3 million fund of the financial assistance was […]

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CASH INCENTIVES FOR VAX IN DAVAO DEL NORTE TOWN

The municipal government of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte is giving cash incentives to barangays with a high vaccination rate against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said the cash incentive is part of his administration’s strategy to ramp up vaccination in their town. Based on the report provided by the Sto. Tomas […]

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20 SORSOGON BRGYS WITH HIGH VAX RATES GET P1M EACH

The provincial government of Sorsogon will give a cash incentive to the top 20 out of the 541 barangays with the highest vaccination rate in relation to population. Salvador Mendoza, provincial information officer, said the top 20 villages will receive P1 million each. “The said incentive is part of the province’s strategy to ramp up […]

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NTF-ELCAC BUDGET CUT TO HIT 150 SORSOGON BRGYS

At least 150 villages in Sorsogon province will be affected by the substantial reduction in the proposed 2022 spending plan of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said the anti-insurgency task force’s allotment for the Barangay Development Program (BDP) this year has benefitted 16 villages in […]

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PHILHEALTH REGISTRATION OF SENIORS AT BGYS URGED

The chairman of the House Committee on Senior Citizens said the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should authorize barangays to serve as registration centers so that elderly Filipinos can be registered with PhilHealth conveniently.  Senior Citizen Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes said it would be grossly inconvenient to require seniors to go to PhilHealth offices for […]

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ESTABLISH MICROFINANCE SYSTEM IN BARANGAYS – ROMAN

A measure seeking to establish the barangay microfinance system that would facilitate easy and efficient access to necessary funds and credits for such entrepreneurial activities has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development approved the committee report on the substitute bill to House Bill […]

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NAGA CITY COUNCIL ORDERS BGYS TO GATHER RAINWATER

After it junked the proposal by the Metro Naga Water District to put up additional pumping stations in Naga City for environmental reasons, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has passed an ordinance mandating the city government and the 27 barangays to construct rainwater collection facilities on structures they own. City Councilor Joselito del Rosario, said rainwater […]