Iba’t-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan, nagtutulong-tulong para sa mga nasalanta ng lindol sa Cebu at Bohol
by UNTV News | Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013
Ang paglapag ng isang rescue helicopter ng Philippine Air Force sa Anislag Elementary School na may dalang relief goods para sa mga Boholanos na lubhang naapektuhan ng pagtama ng 7.2 magnitude na lindol nitong Martes, October 15, 2013. (ROMALDO MICO SOLON / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines — Patuloy ang relief operations ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa mga lugar sa Bohol na malubhang napinsala ng 7.2 magnitude na lindol noong Martes, Oktubre 15.
Sa datos na inilabas ng Malakanyang, 25,000 pounds (lbs) na relief goods ang naipadala na ng kagawaran sa Tagbilaran, Bohol.
Ayon kay Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, ginagawa na nila ang lahat upang maabot ang mga kababayan natin na hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa rin nahahatiran ng tulong partikular ng pagkain at tubig.
“As of the moment, we are already doing airlift and sea lifts food drops to make sure that relief will reach who need them.”
Dagdag pa ni Valte, “ang ginawa natin we have to adopt we have to find boats, so ngayon ang DSWD at least in the case of Maribojoc also kailangang bangka ang gamitin.”
Kaugnay nito, binalaan naman ng Malakanyang ang mga negosyanteng magsasamantala sa mga lugar na tinamaan ng lindol sa Visayas region.
Ayon sa ulat, sa kabila ng price freeze na ipinatupad ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sa mga lugar na napinsala ng lindol ay mataas pa rin ang presyo ng ilang bilihin partikular na ng gasolina na umaabot umano sa isandaang piso kada litro.
Ayon kay Valte, umapela na si Pangulong Aquino sa mga negosyante na sumunod sa price freeze dahil nasa ilalim na ng state of calamity ang Bohol.
Sinabi pa ng kalihim na hindi sila magdadalawang isip na sampahan ng kaso ang mga magsasamantalang negosyante.
Nakiusap na rin aniya ang pangulo sa mga ito na magbukas ng kanilang tindahan upang may mabilhan ang mga biktima ng lindol.
Samantala, dumipensa ang Malakanyang sa sinasabi ng ilang mambabatas na isang blackmail ang inihayag ng palasyo kaugnay ng paggamit ng Disbursement Acceleration Program o ng savings ng pamahalaan sa pagtulong sa mga biktima ng kalamidad.
Ito ay upang hindi umano maisyuhan ng Korte Suprema ng temporary restraining order ang DAP.
Ani Valte, “that is not blackmail that is a statement of fact, it is a statement of fact that we tap savings to help the reconstruction in typhoon Pablo, while we have other funding sources, given the number of challenges here, among them yung sa Habagat.” (Nel Maribojoc / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) made rounds in various markets in Quezon City earlier this Tuesday to monitor the prices of products in-demand this holiday season.
The DTI aims to determine if vendors follow the agency’s suggested retail prices (SRP).
Products being monitored by DTI include ham, fruit cocktail, cheese, sandwich spread, mayonnaise, queso de bola, pasta, spaghetti sauce, and tomato sauce, among others.
“Sana makiisa ang ating mga manininda katulad ng malalaking grocery pati iyong maliliit. Service-oriented tayo. Sundin natin ang sinasabing SRP dahil nakapaloob na diyan ang kita ng ating manininda,” DTI Undersecretary Teodoro Pascua said.
(Although SRP is a guide, we will be compelled to inquire why they increased the SRP. I hope vendors will cooperate including the big grocery stores and the small ones. We are service-oriented. Let’s follow the SRP because incorporated in that are the revenues of the vendors.)
DTI will issue a show cause order to those found not following suggested retail prices. Violators will also face fines of P20,00 to P1-million.
The SRP of products can be found on the website of the agency at www.dti.gov.ph.
According to DTI Undersecretary Teodoro Pascua, the agency sees no possible increase in the prices of in-demand products until the year ends.
“Sa SRP, hindi na kami gagalaw, ang DTI. Hindi na po magbabago iyan, siguro hanggang bagong taon na iyan,” Pascua said.
(In terms of the SRP, the DTI will not change it. It will remain maybe until the year ends.)
The DTI, meanwhile, reminds consumers to do their shopping as early as possible to avoid inconvenience. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
FILE PHOTO: Collage of some grocery items
MANILA, Philippines – The National Price Coordinating Council had a meeting, Tuesday led by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Together with other industries, business, and consumer sector, they discussed their position regarding the prices and supply of holiday goods
Some of the holiday goods being monitored by DTI are the ham, fruit cocktail, cheese, sandwich spread , mayonnaise, keso de bola, pasta , macaroni, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and creamer
According to Trade Sec. Ramon Lopez, some of the products gradually increased in prices but are still in accordance with their suggested retail price.
Like the fruit cocktail, premium brand pasta and some canned goods.
“Iyong (the) prevailing price is still lower than SRP. In other words, if you look at the actual prices now they are below the SRP and therefore prices have not changed on the products and these are not basic products these are noche buena ,” said DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez.
The public should not be worried because there is enough supply of products this holiday season.
According to Phil. Amalgamated Supermarket Association consumers should be wise in buying products especially this holiday season.
“Bilang mamimili mangilatis tayo sa ating mga produkto, mga brands na binibili natin. Marami pa ring brands na hindi nagtataas na mura pa rin na pwede nating gamitin (As consumers we should examine the products and brands that we buy. There are brands that have not increased their prices yet that we can use) ,” Phil. Amalgamated Supermarket Association president Steven Cua said.
Consumers are also advised to take advantage of the bundle products or those that are put together in a basket for they are cheaper and very affordable
Meanwhile, DTI is also monitoring the prices of construction materials like cement, especially those that are in Marawi City after receiving reports that some are taking advantage of the situation there.
“Nagpa-survey kami muna doon ng mga price movement kasi meron isang nag-report sa amin na may tumataas na presyo ng construction materials. So we have to validate and recommend kung magpa-price freeze sa particular areas na iyon (We conducted a survey on price movement in Marawi because of reports that prices of construction materials have increased. So we have to validate and recommend if there is a need for a price freeze in a particular areas),” Lopez said. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue
Experts gathered for an emergency meeting to probe into the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday.
Jiang Haikun, director of the Forecast Department of China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), said the earthquake took place in a very volatile fault zone, called Chayu fault zone, which saw an 8-magnitude quake back in 1950. It was caused by the thrust of the Qinghai-Tibet tectonic plate.
“This place, we can see here on this map, has a complicated tectonic structure. In 1950, an 8-magnitude quake shocked Chayu county. This earthquake actually happened at the northern end of the aftershock area of Chayu quake. These represent the location of earthquakes in the past. We can see this area is very volatile. The earthquake happened in the fault zone from Ihari to Chayu, which is the Chayu fault zone, a huge fault zone. It is a thrust earthquake,” said CENC Forecast Department Director Jiang Haikun.
He said that no direct evidence yet that would establish any link between the Nyingchi quake to the Iran-Iraq border earthquake, and possibilities of double earthquakes are slim.
Meanwhile, firefighters and soldiers on Saturday morning headed to Jiala village, the epicenter of the earthquake, by helicopter, as the roads leading to the village were blocked by landslides.
No casualties have been reported so far.
Local authorities have conducted house-to-house checks and put up tents for villagers in Maiba village. They also carried out psychological counseling to drive away fears of local residents.
After the earthquake shook Nyingchi, the local rescue force has been on call, ready for actions. So far, local people’s life remains normal, and transportation and communication facilities have not been disrupted. — Reuters
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