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Edith Colmo

DSWD Releases P1.4 Billion WV ESA, Iloilo, Capiz, Neg. Occ. Top Beneficiaries

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A total of P1.4 billion was recently released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6 for the EMERGENCY SHELTER ASSISTANCE (ESA) for survivors of typhoon Yolanda in Western Visayas.

According to May Rago-Castillo, public information officer, DSWD Region 6,

the rate of assistance is P30,000 per family or individual beneficiary whose houses were totally destroyed, and P10,000 for those with partially damaged houses.

SP to Mentors: ‘Return the Students’ Money’

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Having been flooded with complaints by students from the Bacolod City College (BCC), a city government run institution, regarding the cancelled educational field trip, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has directed the teachers to return the money of the students.

Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya said, the teachers must return the money of the students after 5 days upon receipt of the copy of the SP resolution. They were also directed by the legislators not to collect additional funds for whatever projects and programs of the students.

DOLE Empowers Intermediaries

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 is reaching out to various labor organizations, intermediaries and companies in order to empower them in honing their leadership skills and develop their capabilities in handling and sustaining their funds.

Health Summit in Negros

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The resolution authored by Provincial Board Member Patrick Lacson regarding his proposal that Negros Occdiental will hold the Negros First Health Summit 2015 was approved during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in Wednesday’s session.

The resolution cited by Lacson stated that Healthcare is a priority under the leadership of Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. And that the holding of a Health summit would involve all willing stakeholders both from public and private sectors to participate and act as a group.

Negros Tourists Registered 927,293

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As of January 31, 2015, daytime tourists in Negros Occidental registered has reached 927,293; while for overnight tourists recorded 580,770. Most of the tourists stayed at the resorts, according to Jennylind Cordero, senior tourism operations officer at the Provincial Tourism Office of Negros Occidental. This is different from the Bacolod registry of tourists, wherein the daytime tourists marked 32,490, and overnight tourists 443,264.


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