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DRRM contingency plan
Nilagdaan na ng mga miyembro ng Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council ang bagong balangkas na Contingency Plan for Earthquake and Floods. Ang Contingency Plan ay binuo sa isang workshop na pinangasiwaan ng Office of Civil Defense sa Cocoon Hotel. Bahagi ng plano ang mga hakbang na dapat gawin ng mga action agencies ng City Hall bago, habang at matapos maganap ang lindol o malakihang pagbaha. Ayon kay Mayor Herbert Bautista, magsisilbing gabay ang Contingency Plan sa walang humpay na paghahanda ng City Hall sa anumang sakuna na posibleng tumama sa Quezon City. Subscribe to the Quezon City Public Affairs channel!- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSOGbaYoLiiuLtz0ctpQbw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quezoncitypublicaffairs Twitter: https://twitter.com/QCPublicAffairs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/qcpublicaffairs
Barangay Labangal Completed Infrastructure 2014-2015
the Barangay Member of Barangay Labangal, Leaded by the Punong Barangay Labangal Hon. Lorelie G. Pacquiao and the 8 Sangguniang Member Hon. Alberto D. Pacquiao, Hon. Melchor B. Gepte, Hon. Francisco B Cavan Sr. Hon. Edwin M. Flores Hon. Gilda R. Saway, Hon. James T. Alvero, Hon, Ronald B. Nuñeza and IPMR Hon. Roy L. Sim. the Barangay Labangal, City of General Santos Infrastructure Completed 2014-2015. serve you a transparency report, Tinuoray ug sinsirong pag panebisyo para sa katawhan.
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AGM. Jose Arturo Garcia talks about MMDA's traffic-reduction scheme for EDSA
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Assistant General Manager for Planning Jose Arturo Garcia discusses the implementation of yellow lane and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy in reducing heavy traffic along EDSA and addressing complaints from the motorists and commuters, as well as other issues concerning the agency. For more videos: http://www.untvweb.com/video/ For News Update, visit: http://www.untvweb.com/news/ Check out our official social media accounts: http://www.facebook.com/UNTVNewsRescue http://www.twitter.com/untvnewsrescue https://www.youtube.com/UNTVNewsandRescue Instagram account - @UNTVLife Feel free to share but do not re-upload.
Poverty in Barangay 86
'POVERTY in Brgy. 86' prepared by: Jomar L. Yuson Shashien T. Lope Tyron P. Anacta John Paulo Garcia Music: Uprize - Let U Go Emotional Documentary Background Music by AShamaluevMu Bro Safari - The Drop (Effin Remix)
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RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT Episode 01: Ano ang "RISK" sa DRRM? with PROF. BENITO PACHECO UP College of Engineering PROF. FLAUDETTE MAY DATUIN Department of Art Studies, UP College of Arts and Letters PROF. AURORA MENDOZA Department of Psychology, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy PROF. ELENITA QUE UP College of Education PROF. LEONARDO ROSETE UP College of Fine Arts PROF. MARK ZARCO UP College of Engineering RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT THURSDAYS AT 7 PM REPLAYS ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS only on http://www.TVUP.ph/ TVUP | University of the Philippines’ Internet TV Network TVUP (TVUP.ph) is an Internet television (webcast) network operated by the University of the Philippines which delivers free content for information and educational purposes. It will participate in generating open educational resources (OERs) to be made public by producing its own materials and collecting other content from existing sources. TVUP is a testament to the University of the Philippines’ character as the national university — a teaching, research, public service, and global/regional university — shared freely with all state universities and colleges, private and public higher training institutions, other training institutions, and the general public. Website | http://www.TVUP.ph/ YouTube | http://www.youtube.com/TVUPph Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/TVUP.ph Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/TVUPph
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Capacity Strengthening on DRR and CCA in 5 Philippine LGUs and SUCs
The Capacity Strengthening of Five Provincial Governments and State Universities in Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Reduction in the Philippines is a part of the Australian Government's Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) that has aimed to contribute to project beneficiaries’ increased knowledge on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). It has intended to make vulnerable people in disaster-prone communities more active participants in undertaking community-managed projects and more hands-on on disaster prevention and risk management. It is a two-year program that has been implemented from February 2013 to April 2015 with the provinces of Albay, Bohol, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, and Quezon as partners in advancing collaborative measures on CCA and DRR. Six state universities and colleges (SUCs) have also participated in undertaking this program, they are the Bicol University, Bohol Island State University, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Capitol University, Mindanao University of Science and Technology and the Southern Luzon State University. Copyright 2015 Doracie Zoleta-Nantes Anne Claudine Dayo
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Education in Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience and Business Continuity
The Disaster Recovery Institute International provided an overview of how a global network of 15,000+ Certified Professionals are implementing best practices at their organizations using resilience as a competitive advantage and to safeguard their organizations from shocks.
Pair12:Mandatory Pharmacist in Botika ng Barangay
"It must be mandatory to have pharmacist in every botika ng barangay established" Presented by: Angelique Gabule and Krizzia Mae Aparejado
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SUBU in Arakan
The rolling hills of Barangay Kinawayan, home to 216 families, mostly belonging to the ethnic tribe Manobo, is highly susceptible to landslides, according to the assessment made by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau. Early this year, Jimmy Montero, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer, sought the relocation of families whose houses were located on steep slopes in the five sitios considered as critical areas for landslides. To further limit the impact of disasters, the Arakan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Arakan MDRRMC) and the Barangay Kinawayan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Kinawayan BDRRMC) held a day-long communitywide contingency plan and disaster preparedness drill simulating a major storm in the northeastern part of Arakan, with oversight from the Provincial Government of North Cotabato and the Department of Interior and Local Government. The activity was initiated by ACF International through the project "Scale Up, Build Up: Strengthening local alliances and advocacy and empowering champions on disaster risk reduction (SUBU)" in collaboration with the Center for Disaster Preparedness. The project is implemented by a consortium of international non-government organizations led by ACF International, together with Care Nederland, Plan International, Christian Aid, Oxfam and Handicap International, with funding support from the Disaster Preparedness Program of the European Community Humanitarian Office (DIPECHO).
ENABLED Project  Disability inclusive disaster risk reduction
According to German watch’s Global Climate Risk Index 2015, the Philippines ranks 5th in the list of countries most affected by extreme weather in the year 2013. This is because of the testimonies and stories from the communities that had been terribly hit by the super typhoon Haiyan or locally named as Yolanda. Though Haiyan has affected millions of lives, it also left a big impact and risk to the vulnerable people who are living with disabilities. In the year 2013, survey results conducted by Disability Report Survey of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) showed that majority (85.57%) of the respondents from 137 countries have not participated in community disaster management and risk reduction processes in their communities. Thus, they have been excluded from the decision making and planning of such processes. Meanwhile, more than half (72.20%) of the respondents with disabilities do not have personal preparedness plan when disaster strikes. However, another result showed that if given enough time, the percentage of those people with disabilities who can evacuate with no assistance needed rises from 20.65 % to 38.22%. With these results, in order to become the first to build initiative that seek mainstream disability perspectives into disaster risk management programming, A2D Project Group for Alternatives to Development, Inc., a project-research group together with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH) created and launched a disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) initiative in barangays Libjo and Somosa in Tabogon, Cebu Province. The project is called “Post-Haiyan: Enhancing Resilience Through Disability Inclusive Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Tabogon, Cebu, Philippines” or the ENABLED Project. The ultimate goal of this project is to promote a disability-inclusive community-based disaster risk management (Di-CBDRM) using the Purok System. The Purok System has been recognized for being an effective model in building resilience among the people in the communities and itself. The project also aims to established Purok System in partner communities, improved the communities’ capacities in enhancing local disaster preparedness and prevention, increased participations of the vulnerable group in local governance structures and processes to assist inclusion and accessibility. And most of all, this project shared the lesson learned on good (Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) practices in the country. To know more about this project, here we have Bombo Roger Gencianeo, Erlinda Parame, Project Coordinator of ENABLED Project for the discussion.
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Sir Nino Lito E. Campaner, KARDAMS Executive Director being interviewed by GMA-Davao and was shown twice at the GMA Una ka Bai and GMA Testigo... also being interviewed are Cecille Guillarte, Youth Leader of San Pedro Cathedral representing the participants and Barangay Captain Joel Santes of Barangay 74-A, Matina Crossing together with the participants in action. The said 3-day Youth Training on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response was attended by almost 50 selected youth leaders in Davao coming from DAYCA, DCUPNET-Youth, Barangay Matina Crossing and Barangay Matina Pangi. The said Training was sponsored by Partnership of Philippine Support Service Gency (PHILSSA)-UKAID and facilitated by Central 911-EMS Team and Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
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29 na Barangay sa Nueva Ecija, idineklarang drug free ng PDEA
Inihayag ni Investigation Agent 3 Roel Calayan, Assistant Provincial Officer ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Nueva Ecija na 29 Barangay na ang naitatalang drug free at lima ang drug cleared sa lalawigan sa ginanap na joint meeting ng Provincial Development Council, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council at Provincial Peace and Order Council. Iniulat din ni NEPPO Provincial Operations and Plans Branch Chief Police Superintendent Norman Cacho na mayroong 69 sa 849 na Barangay ang hindi apektado ng droga.11 Barangay naman ang nabigyan ng drug free certificate. 780 ang naitalang apektado ng droga na klinasipika sa slightly, moderately at seriously affected. Ibinalita din ni Cacho na simula Disyembre 5, 2017 nang muling ipatupad ang Double Barrel Campaign ng pulisya ay umabot sa 937 na mga drug personalities ang sumuko sa lalawigan bukod pa rito ang 575 na arestado sa mga isinagawang operasyon. Sa kabuuang kampanya kontra sa ilegal na droga ay umaabot na sa 29,309 ang mga drug surrenderees kung saan 4, 232 rito ay ang bilang ng mga graduates sa reformation program. Habang 25,077 pa ang nakatakdang sumailalim sa recover and wellness program kasama si Fr. Arnold Abelardo ng Ako Saklay Incorporated. Nilinaw naman ni Fr. Abelardo, na ang tinatanggap lang sa Reformation Center ay ang mga boluntaryong sumuko at hindi mga taong napilitan o tinakot lang. Dagdag pa nito ay may after care pa para sa mga reformist paglabas ng mga ito matapos ang programa na umaabot sa 30 to 45 days. –Ulat ni Getz Rufo Alvaran.
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Rule of Law: Issue on 'Right of Way'; Neighbor claiming part of land & blocks 'right of way'
NewsLife - Rule of Law: Issue on 'Right of Way'; Neighbor claiming part of land & blocks 'right of way' (Letter from Adora) - [March 20, 2014] *********************************************** RULE OF LAW Hosted by Atty. Jennifer Jimeno 'JJ' Atienza. If you have any legal questions or queries, e-mail us at PTV4NEWSCENTER@GMAIL.COM *********************************************** For more news, visit: ►http://www.ptvnews.ph Subscribe to our youtube account: ►http://www.youtube.com/ptvphilippines Like our facebook page: ►PTV: http://facebook.com/PTVph ►Good Morning Boss: https://www.facebook.com/GMorningBoss ►NEWS@1: http://facebook.com/PTVnewsat1 ►NEWS@6: http://facebook.com/PTVnewsat6 ►NEWSLIFE: http://facebook.com/PTVnewslife ►PTV SPORTS: http://facebook.com/PTV4SPORTS Follow us at Twitter: ►http://twitter.com/PTVph Follow our livestream at ►http://ptvnews.ph/index.php/livestreammenu Ustream: ►http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ptv-livestream Watch our News Programs, every Monday to Friday Balitaan - 5:30 am - 7:00 am Good Morning Boss - 7:00 am - 9:00 am News@1 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PTV Sports - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm News@6 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm NewsLife - 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm Also tune in to our PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOWS: Sunday: - News@1 Junior Edition - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - PTV Weekend News - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Gov@Work (Replay) 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Monday: - BizNews 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: - S.M.E. GO Negosyo 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: - PTV Special Forum 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Kasangga Mo Ang Langit "Biyaheng Langit" 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Friday: - GSIS Member's Hour 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Gov@Work 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday: - News@1 The Week That Was - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - PTV Special Forum (Replay) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - The Doctor Is In 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - PTV Weekend News - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - GSIS Member's Hour (Replay) 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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NDRRMC submits Disaster Management Plan
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Visit to  Guihulngan & La Libertad Negros Oriental 2/8/2012
Visit to Province of Negros Oriental Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 8 February 2012 President Benigno S. Aquino III visited two of the severely affected towns in Negros Oriental which had been devastated by a landslide when a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the regions in Visayas last Monday. In his visit to the City of Guihulngan and La Libertad Municipality, President Aquino together wih members of the Cabinet personally assessed the situation in the locality and handed out checks worth PhP 3.3-million to Guihulngan City Mayor Ernesto Reyes and PhP 1-million to La Libertad Municipal City Mayor Lawrence Limkaichong which will be distributed to families affected through DSWD's Cash for Work financial assistance program. Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo also received PhP 5.7-million worth of check to be used as provincial assistance fund. The Cash for Work financial assistance will pay each affected family 280 pesos per day (75% of the minimum wage) for 10 days, given that they will help rehabilitate their own barangays. Other government agencies have also presented its action plan to immediately normalize the situation in Negros Oriental. In a briefing held in Dumaguete Airport, damage reports reveal an estimate of PhP 33-million worth of road and bridge repairs after 13 national bridges were destroyed. Department of Agriculture also reveals an estimate of PhP 56-million worth of crops and other agricultural products were lost. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reports that the calamity has left 12,286 families affected with 137 houses destroyed in all 8 municipalities in Negros Oriental. As of now, 25 deaths has been reported, leaving 52 injured while 82 persons are still reported missing. ****
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Prepared to respond
ActionAid, together with partner WeDpro and the Barangay (local authority) are building an evacuation centre to improve the communities' resilience to future disasters. It is being used as a model by the government and other NGOs for evacuation centres in the Philippines - the third most disaster-prone country in the world. The Philippines is a country highly prone to multiple disasters such as typhoons, storm surges, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions. When Yolanda struck the Philippines in November 2013, over 4 million people were displaced across the Visayas region. In the absence of evacuation centers, most of the time during typhoons schools, churches and Barangay halls are designated as evacuation centres. In the Philippines, ActionAid is strengthening the capacities of the most vulnerable communities, especially women, to be able prepared to reduce risk and respond to disaster. ActionAid in partnership with Women Education, Development, Production and Research Organization (WeDpro) is supporting communities in Culasi municipal, Antique province to construct a gender, age and disability sensitive evacuation centre to reduce risk to future disasters. When typhoon Yolanda struck Culasi, around 40,537 people were displaced, 44 schools that served as evacuation centers where partially damaged and 18 schools were totally damaged and unusable. In February 2013, communities from 44 Barangays (villages) in Culasi prioritized the need to develop an evacuation centre during a participatory planning meeting to support them to reduce risk and people’s vulnerability to disasters. The centre is being constructed in tripartite agreement between ActionAid/Wedpro, the community and Camancijan Barangay/Culasi municipal government with support of Antique province. Camancijan Barangay procured the land worth £3,783 and is taking full responsibility for managing and maintaining the evacuation centre when it’s completed.
PNP admits it can't totally eradicate illegal drugs in barangays for now
The Philippine National Police admitted that, for now, it can't totally eradicate illegal drugs in barangays. UNTV C-News AIRING DATE: November 8, 2016 Anchored by: Flor Perez, Lakay Rolly Gonzalo, Wylla Soriano For more videos: http://www.untvweb.com/video/ Check out our official social media accounts: http://www.facebook.com/UNTVNewsRescue http://www.twitter.com/untvnewsrescue http://www.youtube.com/untvkasangbahay Instagram account - @UNTVLife Feel free to share but do not re-upload.
Pinoy Memories 36
Pinoy Memories - Philippine President Marcos explains his "New Society" plan for the ordinary Filipino since declaring Martial Law through-out the nation on September 21, 1972. Martial law and the New Society: Proclamation of martial law - The spate of bombings and subversive activities led President Marcos to declare that "there is throughout the land a state of anarchy and lawlessness, chaos and disorder, turmoil and destruction of a magnitude equivalent to an actual war between the forces of our duly constituted government and the New People's Army and their satellite organizations...and that public order and safety and security of the nation demand that immediate, swift, decisive and effective action be taken to protect and insure the peace, order and security of the country and its population and to maintain the authority of the government." On September 21, 1972 President Marcos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law but it was announced only two days later. In proclaiming martial law, President Marcos assured the public that "the proclamation of martial law is not a military takeover" and that civilian government still functions. Initial measures - In his first address to the nation after issuing Proclamation No. 1081, President Marcos said that martial law has two objectives: (1) to save the republic, and (2) to "reform the social, economic and political institutions in our country." In accordance with the two objectives, President Marcos issued general orders and letters of instruction to that effect: General Order No. 1 -- The President proclaimed that he should govern the nation and direct the operations of the Government, including all its agencies and instrumentalities, as Commander-in-Chief of all the armed forces of the Philippines; General Order No. 2 -- The President directed the Secretary of National Defense to arrest or cause the arrest and take into his custody the individuals named in the attached list and to hold them until otherwise so ordered by the President or by his duly designated representative, as well as to arrest or cause the arrest and take into his custody and to hold them otherwise ordered released by him or by his duly authorized representative such persons who may have committed crimes described in the Order; General Order No.3 -- The President ordered that all executive departments, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government, government owned or controlled corporations, as well all governments of all the provinces, cities, municipalities and barrios should continue to function under their present officers and employees, until otherwise ordered by the President or by his duly designated representatives. The President further ordered that the Judiciary should continue to function in accordance with its present organization and personnel, and should try and decide in accordance with existing laws all criminal and civil cases, except certain cases enumerated in the Order. General Order No. 4 -- The President ordered that a curfew be maintained and enforced throughout the Philippines from twelve o'clock midnight until four o'clock in the morning. General Order No. 5 -- All rallies, demonstrations and other forms of group actions including strikes and picketing in vital industries such as in companies engaged in manufacture or processing as well as in production or processing of essential commodities or products for exports, and in companies engaged in banking of any kind, as well as in hospitals and in schools and colleges are prohibited. General Order No. 6 -- No person shall keep, possess or carry outside of his residence any firearm unless such person is duly authorized to keep, possess or carry any such firearm. Letter of Instruction No. 1 -- The President ordered the Press Secretary and the Secretary of National Defense to take over and control or cause the taking over and control of newspapers, magazines, radio and television facilities and all other media of communications for the duration of the national emergency. Letter of Instruction No. 2 -- The President ordered the Secretary of National Defense to take over the management, control and operation of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority (Nawasa), the Philippine National Railways (PNR), the Philippine Airlines, Air Manila, Filipinas Orient Airways, and other public utilities. Letter of Instruction No. 3 -- The President ordered the Secretary of National Defense to take over the possession, control, operation of all privately owned aircraft and watercraft of whatever make bearing Philippine registry and to keep such under his custody for the duration of national emergency or until otherwise ordered by the President. Letter of Instruction No. 4 -- The President ordered the Secretary of Foreign Affairs not to issue travel papers such as passports and other like documents to any citizens of the Philippines except to those who are being sent abroad in the service of the Philippines. Letter of Instruction No. 5 -- The President ordered the Secretary of Justice and all subordinate officials under him not to issue any police or immigration clearance to any citizen of the Philippines who may wish to depart for other country. Letter of Instruction No. 6 -- The President ordered the Secretary of Finance and all subordinate officials under him not to issue any tax clearance to any citizen of the Philippines who may wish to depart for other country. Pursuant to General Order No. 1, the following were arrested and detained by the military: Representatives Roque Ablan, Jr.(Ilocos Norte), Rafael Aquino (Sorsogon) and Rolando Puzon; Senators Benigno Aquino, Jr., Jose W. Diokno and Ramon Mitra; Governors Rolando Puzon (Kalinga-Apayao) and Lino Bocalan (Cavite); former Senator Francisco "Soc" Rodrigo; Con Con delegates Napoleon Rama, Enrique Voltaire Garcia, II, Teofisto Guingona, Jr., Bren Guiao, Alejandro Lichauco, Jose Nolledo, Jose Concepcion, Jr., and Jose Mari Velez; journalists Joaquin 'Chino" Roces, Maximo Soliven, Teodoro Locsin, Sr., Amando Doronilla, Renato Constantino, and Luis Mauricio. Others arrested are as follows: Hernando Abaya, Ang Nay Quang, Luis Beltran, Jorge Bocobo, IV, Ramon Chramico, Cipriano cid, Chua Giok Su @ Bob Chua, Herminio Caloma, Romeo Dizon, Armando Eufemio, Rolando Fadul, Rolando Feleo, Jose Fuentes @ Joey, Rosalinda Galang @ Roz, Go Eng Guan, Flora Lansang, Teodosio Lansang, Guillermo Ponce de Leon, Joel Rocamora, etc. Most of the arrested were members of the opposition "sympathetic to the rebels or supporting the rebel movement" and members of the communist movement. As a result of LOI No. 1, all newspapers, television and radio stations and other means of mass media were closed and placed under military control. Some of them were later permitted to reopen but under strict censorship. On September 22, 1972, the President signed Letter of Authority No.1, authorizing the Press Secretary and the Secretary of National Defense to permit the operation of Radio Philippines Network (RPN), Kanlaon Broadcasting System (KBS), and the Daily Express, "it having been established that they have not participated in a conspiracy to seize political and state power in the Philippines and to take over the government by force and violence. The 1973 Constitution -- On March 16, 1967, the Philippine Congress passed Resolution No. 2 calling for a Constitutional Convention to change the Constitution. Election of the delegates to the Convention were held on November 20, 1970 pursuant to Republic Act No. 6132, otherwise known as the "1970 Constitutional Convention Act." The Constitutional Convention formally began on June 1, 1971. Former President Carlos P. Garcia, a delegate from Bohol, was elected President. Unfortunately he died on June 14, 1971 and was succeeded by another former President, Diosadado Macapagal of Pampanga. Before the Convention could finish its work, martial law was proclaimed. Several delegates were placed under detention and others went into hiding or voluntary exile. The martial law declaration affected the final outcome of the convention. In fact, it was said, that the President dictated some provisions of the Constitution. On November 29, 1972, the Convention approved its Proposed Constitution of the Philippines. On November 30, 1972, the President issued Presidential Decree No.73 setting the date of the plebiscite on January 15, 1973 for the ratification or rejection of the proposed Constitution. On January 7, 1973, however, the President issued General Order No. 20 postponing indefinitely the plebiscite scheduled on January 15. On January 10-15, 1973 Plebiscite, the Citizen Assemblies voted for (1) ratification of the 1973 Constitution, (2) the suspension of the convening of the Interim National Assembly, (3) the continuation of martial law, and (4) moratorium on elections for a period of at least seven years. On January 17, 1973 the President issued Proclamation No. 1102 announcing that the proposed Constitution had been ratified by an overwhelming vote of the members of the Citizen Assemblies, organized by Marcos himself through Presidential Decree No. 86 Various legal petitions were filed with the Supreme Court assailing the validity of the ratification of the 1973 Constitution. On March 30, 1973, a divided Supreme Court ruled in Javellana vs. Executive Secretary (6 SCRA 1048) that "there is no further obstacle to the new Constitution being considered in force and effect." The 1973 Constitution would have established in the Philippines a parliamentary government, with the President as a ceremonial head of state and a Prime Minister as the head of government. This was not implemented as a result of the referendum-plebiscite held on January 10-15, 1972 through the Citizen Assemblies whereby an overwhelming majority rejected the convening of a National Assembly. From 1972 until the convening of the Interim Batasang Pambansa in 1978, the President exercised absolute legislative power. 1976 Amendments to the Constitution On October 16-17, 1976 majority of barangay voters (Citizen Assemblies) approved that martial law should be continued and ratified the amendments to the Constitution proposed by President Marcos. The 1976 Amendments were: an Interim Batasang Pambansa (IBP) substituting for the Interim National Assembly, the President would also become the Prime Minister and he would continue to exercise legislative powers until martial law should have been lifted. The Sixth Amendment authorized the President to legislate: Whenever in the judgment of the President there exists a grave emergency or a threat or imminence thereof, or whenever the Interim Batasang Pambansa or the regular National Assembly fails or is unable to act adequately on any matter for any reason that in his judgment requires immediate action, he may, in order to meet the exigency, issue the necessary decrees, orders or letters of instructions, which shall form part of the law of the land. First national election under martial law On April 7, 1978, the first national election under martial law was held. The election for 165- members of the Interim Batasang Pambansa resulted to the massive victory of the administration coalition party, the "Kilusang Bagong Lipunan ng Nagkakaisang Nacionalista, Liberal, at iba pa" or KBL. First Lady Imelda Marcos, KBL Chairman for NCR, won the highest number of votes in Metro Manila. Only 15 opposition candidates in other parts of the country won. Among them were: Francisco Tatad (former Secretary of Public Information to Pres. Marcos), Reuben Canoy (Mindanao Alliance), Homobono Adaza (MA), and Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. None of the members of Laban ng Bayan of former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. were elected. The Opposition denounced the massive votebuying and cheating in that elections. The opposition Liberal Party boycotted the elections as a futile exercise. On April 21, 1978, the election of 14 sectoral representatives (agricultural, labor, and youth) was held. On June 12, 1978 the Interim Batasang Pambansa was convened with Ferdinand E. Marcos as President-Prime Minister and Querube Makalintal as Speaker. Lifting of martial law - After putting in force amendments to the Constitution and legislations securing his sweeping powers and with the Batasan under his control, President Marcos lifted martial law on January 17, 1981. However, the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus continued in the autonomous regions of Western Mindanao and Central Mindanao. The Opposition dubbed the lifting of martial law as a mere "face lifting" as a precondition to the visit of Pope John Paul II. 1981 presidential election and the Fourth Republic On June 16, 1981, six months after the lifting of martial law, the first presidential election in twelve years was held. As to be expected, President Marcos run and won a massive victory over the other candidates -- Alejo Santos of the Nacionalista Party (Roy Wing) and Cebu Assemblyman Bartolome Cabangbang of the Federal Party. The major opposition parties, Unido (United Democratic Opposition, a coalition of opposition parties, headed by Salvador Laurel) and Laban, boycotted the elections. In an almost one-sided election, President Marcos won an overwhelming 88% of the votes, the highest in Philippine electoral history. The Nacionalista candidate Alejo Santos garnered only 8.6% of the votes and Cabangbang obtained less than 3%. On June 30, 1981, President Marcos was inaugurated in grandiose ceremonies and proclaimed the "birth of a new Republic." The new Republic lasted only for less than five years. Economic and political crises led to its demise. The failed impeachment attempt On August 13, 1985, fifty-six Assemblymen signed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Marcos for graft and corruption, culpable violation of the Constitution, gross violation of his oath of office and other high crimes. They cited the San Jose Mercury News exposé of the Marcoses' multi-million dollar investment and property holdings in the United States. The properties allegedly amassed by the First Family were the Crown Building, Lindenmere Estate, and a number of residential apartments (in New Jersey and New York), a shopping center in New York, mansions (in London, Rome and Honolulu), the Helen Knudsen Estate in Hawaii and three condominiums in San Francisco, California. The Assemblymen also included in the complaint the misuse and misapplication of funds "for the construction of the Film Center, where X-rated and pornographic films are exhibited, contrary to public morals and Filipino customs and traditions." The following day, the Committee on Justice, Human Rights and Good Government dismissed the impeachment complain for being insufficient in form and substance: The resolution is no more than a hodge-podge of unsupported conclusions, distortion of law, exacerbated by ultra partisan considerations. It does not allege ultimate facts constituting an impeachable offense under the Constitution. In sum, the Committee finds that the complaint is not sufficient in form and substance to warrant its further consideration. It is not sufficient in form because the verification made by the affiants that the allegations in the resolution "are true and correct of our own knowledge" is transparently false. It taxes the ken of men to believe that the affiants individually could swear to the truth of allegations, relative to the transactions that allegedly transpired in foreign countries given the barrier of geography and the restrictions of their laws. More important, the resolution cannot be sufficient in substance because its careful assay shows that it is a mere charade of conclusions. Economy - Economic performance during the Marcos era was strong at times, but when looked at over his whole regime, it was not characterized by strong economic growth. Penn World Tables report real growth in GDP per capita averaged 3.5% from 1951 to 1965, while under the Marcos regime (1966 to 1986), annual average growth was only 1.4%. To help finance a number of economic development projects, such as infrastructure, the Marcos government engaged in borrowing money. Foreign capital was invited to invest in certain industrial projects. They were offered incentives including tax exemption privileges and the privilege of bringing out their profits in foreign currencies. One of the most important economic programs in the 1980s was the Kilusang Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran (Movement for Livelihood and Progress). This program was started in September 1981. Its aim was to promote the economic development of the barangays by encouraging the barangay residents to engage in their own livelihood projects. The government's efforts resulted in the increase of the nation's economic growth rate to an average of six percent to seven percent from 1970 to 1980.[citation needed] The rate was only less than 5% in the previous decade. The Gross National Product rose from P55 billion ($7.7 billion) in 1972 to P193 billion ($27 billion) in 1980.[citation needed] Tourism rose, contributing to the economy's growth. Most of these "tourists" were Filipino balikbayans (returnees) who came under the Ministry of Tourism's Balikbayan Program, launched in 1973. Economic growth was largely financed, however, by U.S. economic aid and several loans made by the Marcos government. The country's foreign debts were less than US$1billion when Marcos assumed the presidency in 1965, and more than US$28billion when he left office in 1986. A sizable amount of these moneys went to Marcos family and friends in the form of behest loans. These loans were assumed by the government and still being serviced by taxpayers. Today, more than half of the country's revenues are outlayed for the payments on the interests of loans alone. Another major source of economic growth was the remittances of overseas Filipino workers. Thousands of Filipino workers, unable to find jobs locally, sought and found employment in the Middle East, Singapore and Hong Kong. These overseas Filipino workers not only helped ease the country's unemployment problem but also earned much-needed foreign exchange for the Philippines. The Philippine economy suffered a great decline after the Aquino assassination by Fidel Ramos' assassination squad in August 1983. The wave of anti-Marcos demonstrations in the country that followed scared off tourists. The political troubles also hindered the entry of foreign investments, and foreign banks stopped granting loans to the Philippine government. In an attempt to launch a national economic recovery program, Marcos negotiated with foreign creditors including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for a restructuring of the country's foreign debts -- to give the Philippines more time to pay the loans. Marcos ordered a cut in government expenditures and used a portion of the savings to finance the Sariling Sikap (Self-Reliance), a livelihood program he established in 1984. However, the economy experienced negative economic growth beginning in 1984 and continued to decline despite the government's recovery efforts. The recovery program's failure was caused by civil unrest, rampant graft and corruption within the government and by Marcos' lack of credibility. Marcos himself diverted large sums of government money to his party's campaign funds. The unemployment rate ballooned from 6.30% in 1972 to 12.55% in 1985. The "Downfall" begins - The Philippine Daily Inquirer's headline, February 26. During these years, his regime was marred by rampant corruption and political mismanagement by his relatives and cronies, which culminated with the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. Critics considered Marcos as the quintessential kleptocrat, having looted billions of dollars from the Filipino treasury. Much of the lost sum has yet to be accounted for, but recent documents have revealed that it was actually Fidel Ramos who had diverted the money (source required to substantiate this). He was also a notorious nepotist, appointing family members and close friends to high positions in his cabinet. This practice led to even more widespread mishandling of government, especially during the 1980s when Marcos was mortally ill with lupus and was in and out of office. Perhaps the most prominent example is the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, a multi-billion dollar project that turned out to be a white elephant which allegedly provided huge kickbacks to Marcos and his businessman-friend, Herminio Disini, who spearheaded the project. The reactor, which turned out to be based on old, costly designs and built on an earthquake fault, has still to produce a single watt of electricity. The Philippine government today is still paying interests on more than US$28 billion public debts incurred during his administration. It was reported that when Marcos fled, U.S. Customs agents discovered 24 suitcases of gold bricks and diamond jewelry hidden in diaper bags; in addition, certificates for gold bullion valued in the billions of dollars are allegedly among the personal properties he, his family, his cronies and business partners had surreptitiously taken with them when the Reagan administration provided them safe passage to Hawaii. During his third term, Marcos's health deteriorated rapidly due to kidney ailments. He was absent for weeks at a time for treatment, with no one to assume command. Many people questioned whether he still had capacity to govern, due to his grave illness and the ballooning political unrest. With Marcos ailing, his equally powerful wife, Imelda, emerged as the government's main public figure. Marcos dismissed speculations of his ailing health--he used to be an avid golfer and fitness buff who liked showing off his physique. In light of these growing problems, the assassination of Aquino in 1983 would later prove to be the catalyst that led to his overthrow. Many Filipinos came to believe that Marcos, a shrewd political tactician, had no hand in the murder of Aquino but that he was involved in cover-up measures. However, the opposition blamed Marcos directly for the assassination while others blamed the military and his wife, Imelda. The 1985 acquittals of Gen. Fabian Ver as well as other high-ranking military officers for the crime were widely seen as a miscarriage of justice. By 1984, his close personal ally, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, started distancing himself from the Marcos regime that he and previous American presidents had strongly supported even after Marcos declared martial law. The United States, which had provided hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, was crucial in buttressing Marcos' rule over the years. During the Carter administration the relation with the U.S. soured somewhat when President Jimmy Carter targeted the Philippines in his human rights campaign. In 1981 Vice President George Bush seemed to signal a different approach when in his visit to Manila he told Marcos, "We love your adherence to democratic principles and to democratic processes." In the face of escalating public discontent and under pressure from foreign allies, Marcos called a snap presidential election for 1986, with more than a year left in his term. He selected Arturo Tolentino as his running mate. The opposition united behind Aquino's widow, Corazon and her running mate, Salvador Laurel. The final tally of the National Movement for Free Elections, an accredited poll watcher, showed Aquino winning by almost 800,000 votes. However, the government tally showed Marcos winning by almost 1.6 million votes. This appearance of blatant fraud by Marcos led the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and the United States Senate to condemn the elections. Both Marcos and Aquino traded accusations of vote-rigging. Popular sentiment in Metro Manila sided with Aquino, leading to a massive, multisectoral congregation of protesters, and the gradual defection of the military to Aquino led by Marcos' cronies, Enrile and Ramos. It must be noted that prior to his defection, Enrile's arrest warrant, having been charged for graft and corruption, was about to be served.[citation needed] The "People Power movement" drove Marcos into exile, and installed Corazon Aquino as the new president. At the height of the revolution, Enrile revealed that his ambush was faked in order for Marcos to have a pretext for imposing martial law. However, Marcos maintained that he was the duly-elected and proclaimed President of the Philippines for a fourth term. Marcos' wife was found to have over 2500 pairs of shoes in her closet. The Marcos family and their associates went into exile in Hawaii and were later indicted for embezzlement in the United States. Marcos died in Honolulu on September 28, 1989 of kidney, heart and lung ailments. He was interred in a private mausoleum at Byodo-In Temple on the island of Oahu, visited daily by the Marcos family, political allies and friends. The late strongman's remains are currently interred inside a refrigerated crypt in Ilocos Norte, where his son, Ferdinand, Jr., and eldest daughter, Imee, have since become the local governor and representative, respectively. A Mount Rushmore-esque bust of Ferdinand Marcos, commissioned by Tourism Minister Jose Aspiras, was carved into a hillside in Benguet. It was subsequently destroyed by suspects that include left-wing activists, members of a local tribe who have been displaced by its construction, and looters hunting for the Marcos legendary hidden treasure. Imelda Marcos was acquitted of embezzlement by a U.S. court in 1990, but is still facing a few hundred additional graft charges in Philippine courts in 2006. In 1995 some 10,000 Filipinos won a U.S. class-action lawsuit filed against the Marcos estate. The charges were filed by victims or their surviving relatives for torture, execution and disappearances.[25] Human rights groups place the number of victims of extrajudicial killings under martial law at 1500 and Karapatan (a local human rights group's) records show 759 involuntarily disappeared (their bodies never found). While military historian Alfred McCoy in his book "Closer than Brothers: Manhood at the Philippine Military Academy" and in his speech "Dark Legacy" cite 3,257 extrajudicial killings, 35,000 torture victims, and 70,000 incarcerated during the Marcos years. The newspaper "Bulatlat" place the number of victims of arbitrary arrest and detention at 120,000. The Legacy - Prior to Marcos, Philippine presidents had followed the path of "traditional politics" by using their position to help along friends and allies before stepping down for the next "player." Marcos essentially destroyed this setup through military rule, which allowed him to rewrite the rules of the game so they favored the Marcoses and their allies. His practice of using the politics of patronage in his desire to be the "amo" or godfather of not just the people, but the judiciary, legislature and administrative branches of the government ensured his downfall, no matter how Marcos justified it according to his own philosophy of the "politics of achievement". This practice entailed bribery, racketeering, and embezzlement to gain the support of the aforementioned sectors. The 14 years of his dictatorship, according to critics, have warped the legislative, judiciary and the military. Another allegation was that his family and cronies looted so much wealth from the country that to this day investigators have difficulty determining precisely how many billions of dollars have been salted away. The Swiss government has also returned US$684 million in allegedly ill-gotten Marcos wealth. According to staunch Marcos critic Jovito Salonga, author of the book "Presidential Plunder: the Quest for the Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth," monopolies in several vital industries have been created and placed under the control of Marcos cronies, such as coconut (under Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. and Juan Ponce Enrile), tobacco (under Lucio Tan), banana (under Antonio Floirendo), manufacturing (under Herminio Disini and Ricardo Silverio), and sugar (under Roberto Benedicto). The Marcos and Romualdez families became owners, directly or indirectly, of the nation's largest corporations, such as the Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT), the Philippine Airlines (PAL), Meralco (a national electric company), Fortune Tobacco, the San Miguel Corporation (Asia's largest beer and bottling company), numerous newspapers, radio and TV broadcasting companies, several banks, real estate properties in New York, California and Hawaii. It was no exaggeration when Imelda Marcos declared in an interview, that her family "own practically everything in the Philippines. The Aquino government also accused them of skimming off foreign aid and international assistance. This is a clear example of the aforementioned "crony capitalism" that Marcos introduced during the New Society. His apologists claim Marcos was a good president gone bad and that he was a man of rare gifts--a brilliant lawyer, a shrewd politician and keen legal analyst with a ruthless streak and a flair for leadership. Having been in power for more than 20 years, Marcos also had the very rare opportunity to lead the Philippines toward prosperity, with massive infrastructure he put in place as well as an economy on the rise. However, he put these talents to work by building a regime that he apparently intended to perpetuate as a dynasty. A former aide of Marcos said that "Nobody will ever know what a remarkable president he could have made. That's the saddest part". Among the many documents he left behind in the Palace, after he fled in 1986, was one appointing his wife as his successor. Opponents state that the evidence suggests that he used the communist threat as a pretext for seizing power. However, the communist insurgency was at its peak during the late 1960s to early 1970s when it was found out that the People's Republic of China was shipping arms to support the communist cause in the Philippines after the interception of a vessel containing loads of firearms. After he was overthrown, former Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile stated that certain incidents had been contrived to justify the imposition of Martial Law, such as Enrile's ambush. The Martial Law dictatorship may have helped boost the communist insurgency's strength and numbers, but not to the point that could have led to the overthrow of the elected government. Marcos' regime was crucial in the United States' fight against communism and its influences, with Marcos himself being a staunch anti-communist. Marcos however had an ironically mild streak to his "strongman" image, and as much as possible avoided bloodshed and confrontation.[citation needed] His most ardent supporters claim Marcos was serious about Martial Law and had genuine concern for reforming the society as evidenced by his actions during the period, up until his cronies, whom he entirely trusted, had firmly entrenched themselves in the government. By then, they say he was too ill and too dependent on them to do something about it. The same has been said about his relationship with his wife Imelda, who became the government's main public figure in light of his illness, by then wielding perhaps more power than Marcos himself. It is important to note that many laws written by Marcos are still in force and in effect. Out of thousands of proclamations, decrees and executive orders, only a few were repealed, revoked, modified or amended. Few credit Marcos for promoting Filipino culture and nationalism. His 21 years in power with the help of U.S. massive economic aid and foreign loans enabled Marcos to build more schools, hospitals and infrastructure than any of his predecessors combined. Due to his iron rule, he was able to impose order and reduce crime by strict implementation of the law. The relative economic success that the Philippines enjoyed during the initial part of his presidency is hard to dispel. Many of Marcos' accomplishments were overlooked after the so-called "People Power" EDSA Revolution, but the Marcos era definitely had accomplishments in its own right. A journalist said that "The Marcoses were the best of us, and they were the worst of us. That's why we say we hate them so much." According to Transparency International, Marcos is the second most corrupt head of government ever, after Suharto. Even so, according to a recent survey, some Filipinos prefer Marcos' rule due to the shape of the country in administrations succeeding his. Many admire his autocratic, strong-arm rule, saying that his style of leadership is sorely missed and needed in the post-EDSA Philippines where too much democracy has ruined the body politic, with fractious standoffs in Congress, endless so-called "People Power" demonstrations, deadlocks in the Senate and movie actors as well as traditional politicians being elected into public office. A few are nostalgic for the Marcos era, where the government was well-organized and laws were strictly followed by civilians, leading to a relatively disciplined populace. On the other hand, many despise his regime, his silencing the free press, his curtailing of civil liberties such as the right to peaceably assemble, his dictatorial control, the imprisonment, torture, murder and disappearance of thousands of his oppositionists, and his supposed shameless plunder of the nation's treasury. It is quite evident that the EDSA Revolution left the Philippine society polarized. Nostalgia remains high in parts of the populace for the Marcos era due to the downward spiral the Philippines fell into after his departure. It can be said that his public image has been significantly rehabilitated after worsening political and economic problems that have hounded his successors. The irony is that these economic troubles are largely due to the country's massive debts incurred during his administration. The Marcos Era's legacy, polarizing as it is, remains deeply embedded in the Philippines today.
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International Day for Disaster Reduction
Read more: 'Children, youth important in disaster risk reduction' (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=163956317029345) Children and young people's involvement in disaster risk reduction is at the center of this year's celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction. In Makati City, elementary and high school students participated in lectures and demos on first aid and fire prevention measures, as well as a poster-making contest, part of the city's Youth Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction. The IDDR aims to celebrate and raise awareness about reducing risks related to disasters and emergencies, both natural or man-made. This year, the United Nations focuses their celebration on the youth. The "Children's Charter," an action plan developed by children for children, was presented in a symposium in the afternoon. The charter focuses on the youth's roles and rights in disaster risk reduction. The whole-day event was spearheaded by the City Government of Makati and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and sponsored by various public and private organizations.
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Restaurants in This Major City are Banned From Throwing Away Food
Don’t mess with Texas! And if you live in Austin, don’t be the lone star who keeps throwing out food waste. Restaurants in Austin will no longer be allowed to throw out food waste and have to come up with other ways to get rid of extra food, so it doesn’t end up in landfills, according to city government officials. They hope businesses donate the food to people in need, give scraps to local farmers for animals, or compost it. It’s the latest way Austin is going green, even though the city is known for a different color. The city hopes to reach its Zero Waste goal by 2040, according to officials. After combing through landfill materials, city data showed 37% of what businesses threw away was organic and could have been donated or composted. The slogan is “Keep Austin Weird,” but the new policy isn’t strange to the dozens of cities and businesses that banned plastic straws in an effort to cut down on waste, according to The Hill. You could say it’s not their first rodeo when it comes to being environmentally friendly! Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/buzz60 Buzz60 is designed for the way we live now. Short, quirky video snacks that are a little sassy, and always smart. Buzz 60 -- and the Buzz60 channel on YouTube - produces all kinds of news video clips for web viewers who want more than just repurposed content. Our team is a diverse group of video journalists with dozens of Emmy awards, an authentic sense of humor, and a mandate to connect with viewers every day. Like us Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/buzz60 Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Buzz60 Add us to your Circle on Google+: http://bit.ly/12nIt6n
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The Philippine Green Economist 2D Albay Representative Joey Sarte Salceda, United Nations First Senior Global Champion on Climate Change adaptation, disaster risk and vulnerability reduction at the Training-Workshop on the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in the Philippines together with the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) National President Mayor Bubut Brondial, Socorro, Oriental Mindoro, LCCAP Champion Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, UP-NIGS/NOAH executive director Mahar Lagmay, Climate Change Undersecretary Noel Antonio V. Gaerlan V. Gaerlan and the LCCAP Resident Trainer & LCCAD Executive Director Nong C. Nong Clidoro Rangasa at the Brentwood Suites Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City dumbar
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UNDP Launches Cash-for-Work Programme for Destroyed Communities in the Philippines
25 November, Tacloban, Philippines -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began debris removal projects last week by providing cash-for-work to villagers hit hard by typhoon Haiyan. Local communities started clearing rubble and medical waste, earning much needed income to get back on track after the destruction from the typhoon, while also easing access routes for humanitarian supplies. "The debris removal is an important part of the relief operation as streets without rubble are a precondition for aid distribution," said Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific during his visit to the storm ravaged city of Tacloban. Over the past weekend, an initial 180 men and women started removing rubble and medical waste in two hospitals, two schools and streets in three severely damaged neighborhoods (barangays) in Tacloban and in Palo through the UNDP organized cash-for-work programme. They received basic equipment and tools such as generators, shovels, and wheelbarrows to begin the early recovery process. With the assistance of the Australian aid agency, AusAID, 50 workers per day receive vaccinations against tetanus. "In addition to contributing to the humanitarian effort, the debris removal is also a critical component of economic recovery," added Haoliang Xu. "We're going to create 200,000 temporary jobs in debris removal in the most affected municipalities over the next six months." The benefits of debris removal cash-for-work programme include: · The cleared roads will allow easier access for humanitarian aid to reach isolated communities; · The cash-for-work employees selected in cooperation with local authorities and community leaders will bring income to 200,000 households; · The payments to workers will inject needed cash into the local economy; · The removed rubble and properly disposed waste will reduce the risk of disease. The debris removal and waste management are part of a US$ 20 million early recovery plan which has building resilience of these communities at its core. The programmes under the plan will help, among other things, rehabilitate local businesses, restore community infrastructure such as access roads and town (barangay) halls, and will contribute to restarting the provision of services of the local governments . "While meeting the immediate needs of the families who lost everything is of utmost importance right now, we must also work with communities to recover their lives and livelihoods, and build in resilience to withstand future super storms," added Haoliang Xu. "It is not just a matter of building back better, it is also a matter of building back sustainably." The cash-for-work and recovery programme builds on UNDP's extensive experience in reconstruction and rebuilding. For example, 16,000 people employed in UNDP's cash-for-work programme after typhoon Pablo hit the Philippines in 2012 removed half-a-million cubic meters of rubble. The funding for the new initiative so far comes from Japan, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, and UNDP. To meet the urgent needs of the devastated communities, UNDP is seeking another US$ 10 million for recovery through the Typhoon Haiyan Action Plan launched on 13 November 2013 in Manila.
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An Orientation Seminar given by OXFAM-GREAT BRITAIN as a capacity-building program in its Post Ketsana Recovery Project. The modules were RA 10121, Disaster Risk Reduction, WASH
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Rescue and Disaster Preparedness Seminar at Cavite Youth Convention 2014
MCGI Youth Convention highlighted Rescue and Disaster Seminar in their activity. QUAT or the Quick Action Team provides a helping hand and extending assistance to people caught in the midst of disasters. It also aims to present useful information that people should know when faced with emergencies, tragedies and calamities. Q.U.A.T. Aired June 10, 2014 at UNTV 37 Visit http://www.untvweb.com/program/q-u-a-t/ to know more.
Visit to the Wounded-in-Action Soldiers and Viewing of the Recovered Firearms
Camp Evangelista Station Hospital, 4th Infantry Division, Camp BGen. Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City April 02, 2017 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte awarded the Wounded Personnel Medal to ten (10) wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers during his visit at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital (CESH) in the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) of Camp BGen. Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City. He was accompanied by Col. Antonio Bautista (Commanding Officer, 8th Infantry Batallion) of the Philippine Army’s 4ID and Dr. Jonna Dalaguit (Commanding Officer) of CESH. From the reports given by the 4ID to the President, nine (9) of the WIA soldiers sustained minor injuries while one soldier suffered a major injury during their respective encounters. PFC Windyl Daayata (26 years old) sustained multiple lacerations during an encounter in Budlingin, Alegria, Surigao del Norte on March 8, 2017. PFC Peter Ladera (27 years old) sustained gunshot wounds in a firefight at Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte on March 10, 2017. Sgt. Ramie Valle and PFC Alfie Jauculan suffered multiple injuries after a blast hit Sitio Saloringa in Barangay Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon on March 30, 2017. Six (6) soldiers, namely Pvt Jeffrey Mallorca (26 years old) of the 8IB; Cpl Mhody Ramayrat (37 years old) of the 6ID; PFC Renan Bertilo (26 years old) of the 75IB; PFC Romeo Sajol (25 yrs old) of the 8IB ; PFC Romer Quidit (29 yrs old) of the 8IB; and Cpl Michael Maagad (35 years old) of the 8IB, sustained gunshot wounds in an encounter at Barangay Mahayag, Quezon, Bukidnon on March 30, 2017. After the hospital visit to the WIA soldiers, President Duterte was presented with the 30 recovered firearms and explosives in a gallery at the 4ID clubhouse. In a report delivered to the President, a total of 17 high powered firearms, 13 low powered firearms, and nine (9) improvised explosive devices (IED) were recovered upon the lifting of the ceasefire. Of the nine IED, seven (7) were recovered and two (2) were surrendered. In a statement, the Commander-in-Chief stressed that he will reconsider the resumption of the ceasefire on certain conditions. “First, there should be a creation of a document reduced in writing establishing the parameters in peace talks, ceasefire. Second, there should be no extortion, nor collection of revolutionary taxes. Third, there should be no claim of territories in the Republic of the Philippines, and fourth, they should release all their prisoners,” President Duterte said. * * * Connect with RTVM Website: http://rtvm.gov.ph Facebook: www.facebook.com/presidentialcom Twitter: @RTVMalacanang Google+: google.com/+RTVMalacanang Instagram: @RTVMalacanang
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MMDA Traffic Enforcers Armed with Wooden Batons   Motoring News
MMDA enforcers have been facing several issues with agressive motorists lately. To ensure that their safety are likewise prioritized, the enforcers will be soon armed with wooden batons. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA traffic enforcers will soon be armed with wooden batons after accomplishing martial arts trainings and anger management seminars. For now, the MMDA said that they are prioritizing the training and issuance of the batons to the lady enforcers. The agency said that the traffic enforcers will use it for their protection as there have been cases recently wherein motorists have threatened to harm the enforcers. On the side, the MMDA also acknowledges the opinions from the public that this move could result to “abuse of power” in the agency’s side. Moreover, the MMDA added that they are eyeing to conduct citizen’s arrest against unruly and defiant motorists. The agency said that they have consulted with a lawyer and they have been given a go-signal to do citizen’s arrest if they are being assaulted as an agent of a person in authority, which will likewise require training of their enforcers for it to be executed smoothly.
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Marawi: Security forces accused of misconduct
Marawi: Security forces accused of misconduct The Philippine military says it controls around 80 percent of Marawi City following three weeks of fighting with an armed group that pledged allegiance to ISIL. Government leaders say their priority is to rescue of hundreds of civilians who are trapped by the battle against Maute fighters. But some civilians are also questioning the conduct of soldiers in the region where martial law has been imposed. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from the besieged city. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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