Despite these travel exemptions, crisis alert level 3 remains in effect. The Department of Foreign Affairs reiterates its advice to Filipino nationals in Libya to avail themselves of the voluntary repatriation program of the Philippine Government.
In an effort to reverse the recent spike in garlic prices in Metro Manila, the Department of Agriculture will deploy two trucks loaded with six metric tons (6 MT) of garlic to augment supply in major markets.
This week’s activities encapsulate how far history has taken us since that first proclamation of independence in Kawit, Cavite. We face vastly different challenges from our revolutionary heroes, but nevertheless forge on in the same spirit of patriotism and self-sacrifice. As the President said in Naga, “Gamitin nating inspirasyon [ang ating mga bayani]… Sa ganitong paraan lamang po natin masasabing tunay tayong karapat-dapat sa kanilang mga sakripisyo; sa ganitong paraan lamang po natin maitataguyod ang isang Pilipinas na ganap na makatarungan at malaya.”
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Visayas released P71.7 million for the implementation of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) and Cash-for-Work (CFW) program in Madridejos, a town in Northern Cebu which was affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
Secretary Deles: “To my fellow ministers and peace-builders, I say, if the Philippines can harness the power of women to advance the cause of peace, then so can so many more of our governments.”
As PAG-ASA announces the onset of the rainy season, the Department of Education (DepEd) reminds the public of the rules for class suspension.
The Department of Energy (DOE) clarified that the race for feed-in tariff (FIT) allocation entitlement is on-going. The installation targets of run of river hydro (250 MW), biomass (250 MW), wind (200 MW) and ocean (10 MW) remain available. Earlier this month, the San Carlos Solar 13 MW Solar Project in Negros has been issued with a Certificate of Endorsement (COE) for the FIT Solar eligibility to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
“We cannot allow smuggling of agricultural products to go unchecked. These unscrupulous importers disrupt our local economy and cause loss of jobs and livelihood for our farmers,” said Ernesto Benitez, Jr., District Collector of the BOC’s Port of Batangas.
Secretary Baldoz said that more than 30 job fairs will be offered by LGUs and PESOs for the rest of June 2014.
Rubber processing will be given a big boost with the establishment of P31.6 million natural crumb rubber processing in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.