DepEd, NYC launch Abot-Alam for out of school youth in PH

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Youth Commission (NYC), together with other government agencies, civil society organizations, and local government units formally launched the nationwide implementation of the Abot-Alam program, an initiative that aims to map out of school youth and enroll them in appropriate program interventions in education, entrepreneurship, and employment.

Statement: The Socioeconomic Planning Secretary on accelerating infrastructure development

Secretary Balisacan: As we accelerate infrastructure development, the government shall continue implementing strategies to improve the country’s business climate and encourage private sector participation through good governance, vital infrastructure support, and policy reforms to facilitate doing business in the country.

POEA Governing Board issues new guidelines defining high risk areas and benefits due to seafarers

“The POEA Governing Board issued GBR No. 26, Series of 2014, adopting the amended guidelines defining high-risk areas and the benefits due to seafarers in transiting in such areas after the POEA consulted manning associations, seafarers’ unions, and international shipowners’ associations, which fully support the new agreement between the social partners comprising the International Bargaining Forum,” explained Baldoz.

Zambo village builds dream school through people’s participation

Man-ilan elementary students no longer have to put up with improvised classrooms, especially during the on-set of rainy weather. Consequently, the new facility has encouraged more children to enroll in the village’s primary school, increasing the number of enrolees to 136 at present as compared to less than 100 last year.

Sajahatra implements initial cash-for-work program in South Cotabato communities

The 246 individuals participating in the CFW program in this province are part of the program-wide total of 11,000 beneficiaries who are being mobilized to serve 10 days of paid community work per month in a span of three months. Both male and female comprise the list of beneficiaries, allowing fair and equal opportunities to contribute to, as well as gain from, the program.

23 Filipino repatriates from Syria to arrive on September 30

Twenty-three (23) Filipinos from Syria, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP), will arrive on September 30 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flight EK-332 is scheduled to arrive at 4:35 p.m.

Statement: BFAR on the incident of fish mortality in Rosario, Cavite

BFAR is closely working with the LGU of Rosario in monitoring the water quality of the river and has recommended the necessary management measures during the fish mortality occurrence such as proper disposal of dead fish. This is to ensure that dead fishes will not reach the market and prevent sanitary-related diseases from happening.

Document: Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda, “Implementation for Results”

The NEDA report, “Implementation for Results,” provides a framework to ensure close alignment between the objectives of the recovery and rehabilitation program of typhoon Yolanda-affected areas, and the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016.