The Commission on Audit celebrated today the first anniversary of its Citizen Participatory Audit Project, the Commission’s transparency initiative recently recognized as the “Bright Spot” of the 2013 Open Government Partnership Summit in London.
To accommodate more in-kind donations for Typhoon Yolanda victims, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has opened a Donations Desk at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium located at M. Adriatico St. corner Leveriza St., Manila.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) presented yesterday to President Benigno S. Aquino III a set of critical immediate actions to rehabilitate areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda. These will alleviate the adverse effects of the disaster on poor families and prevent them from resorting to desperate measures just to survive, Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning Arsenio Balisacan said.
All seven (7) prequalified groups are bidding for the P 17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) project—the first airport Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project of the current administration—signaling the private sector’s level of interest in the Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) PPP initiative.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today filed a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice against Bella C. Tiotangco for Willful Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax and Willful Failure to Supply Correct and Accurate Information in her Income Tax Return (ITR) and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarterly Value-Added Tax (VAT) Returns for taxable year 2008, all in violation of Sections 254 and 255 of the National InternalRevenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).
The Independent Commission on Policing (ICP) has started Monday a five-day consultation with the different stakeholders of the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Survey works and layout will be conducted in new areas identified by the City Government of Tacloban City as possible site for the construction of bunkhouses.
The Department of Health – National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) today sent its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and disinfection Team to guarantee the safety and potability of water in evacuation centers in Tacloban City.
In reconstructing and rehabilitating government infrastructure projects damaged by calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be guided by the principle of “build back better resilient structures.”
The Philippine economy grew 7% for Q3 2013. This solid growth demonstrates the continuing resilience of the economy in the face of global economic challenges and natural calamities, bringing growth to 7.4% for the first three quarters of 2013. This is also the 5th straight quarter of 7% or higher growth rate. The main drivers were household consumption and robust government infrastructure expenditure, which was 34% higher than the same three quarters in 2012.