Statement: The Deputy Presidential Spokesperson on the week of June 9-13, 2014

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.”

DSWD releases P71.7 M aid for Yolanda victims in Northern Cebu town

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.

Ministerial intervention by Sec. Teresita Quintos Deles at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

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.”

DOE: FIT Allocations Progress

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).