DILG: 75% of barangays now with Violence Against Women desks

In a report submitted to Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas, Undersecretary for Local Government Austere Panadero—who is also the DILG GAD Focal Point Chair—said 74.73 percent or a total of 31,408 of the 42,028 barangays all over the country including Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have established their VAW desks as of December 2013.

Government channels P585M to irrigation system rehab

“By giving sufficient budget support to the agriculture department, the Aquino administration can give the NIA enough leeway to fulfill their targets for 2014, specifically for shaping up existing irrigation systems across the country. More important, however, is the positive impact of better irrigation systems on crop production nationwide, which will in turn boost our agriculture industry and aid the very farmers that drive it,” Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad said.

Statement of the Philippine Commission on Women for the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration

Pinatunayan ng paghagupit ng Bagyong Yolanda, krisis sa Zamboanga, at mga paglindol sa Visayas na ang katatagan ng mga kababaihan ay hindi lamang nasusukat sa kanyang tiyaga at lakas upang harapin ang mga hamon ng buhay, kundi sa kanyang pagbangon tuwing nadadapa, pakikiisa sa pagpapanumbalik at pagpapatuloy ng buhay.

Australia grants aid for DSWD’s livelihood program for poor families

In support of the DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), which aims to enhance income-earning opportunities for poor families, the Australian Government released a P31m technical assistance grant to the Philippine Government. The 24-month grant given through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) began in May 2013 and will conclude in April 2015.