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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 Thursday, October 12th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) presented to the public, Thursday, 16 prototype jeepneys that would replace the old jeepney models.
This is part of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program.
The jeepney models presented earlier were all locally-manufactured.
The designs were based on the standard set by the DTI and the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
The door of the PUV is placed on the right side of the driver for proper monitoring of boarding and disembarking passengers.
The new jeepneys also have CCTV cameras, Wifi, gobal positioning system (GPS) that would ensure the security of passengers.
The passenger seats in some of the jeepney designs are front-facing, which is based on the old jeepney unit designs.
It also uses automated fare collection or beep cards for the payment of fares.
The jeepneys use Euro 4 engine that spews lesser smoke, to prevent air pollution.
Each model can carry up to 25 passengers.
According to the DTI, the development of the jeepneys could help improve the livelihood of PUV drivers and operators.
“It will encourage more passengers to ride because it is now more comfortable,” DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez said.
The LTFRB and DTI vow that the government will prepare an effective financing program that would help drivers and operators keep pace with the PUV modernization.
“We’re working out with the Department of Finance and with government financial institutions to give out a very generous financial package to jeepney operators,” LTFRB Atty. Martin Delgra III said.
The price of each unit of a modernized jeepney ranges from P1.2 to 1.6 million.
For now, the Transportation Department is now focusing on the designation of PUV routes to ensure an effective public transportation in the country. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, October 2nd, 2017
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Association of Meat Processors Incorporated (PAMPI) is about to notify the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of the group’s plan to impose a 5% to 8% price increase on their products.
The group said that they will be compelled to do so because of the impact of the peso-dollar exchange rate to the materials that they import, especially pork.
PAMPI also noted a 12% to 15% increase on both imported and local pork following the outbreak of bird flu in Central Luzon.
According to meat processors, luncheon meat and sausages are among the canned goods that may have price adjustment.
Francis Buancamino of PAMPI said, a regular ham which currently costs P170 may have an additional P13.60.
“The impact is heavy because a large part of our importation is meat,” Buencamino said.
According to DTI, two giant meat processors they talked to last week did not mention any increase in the price of canned goods.
But they have notified DTI of up to 4% increase on ham.
Usec. Teodoro Pascua said they are still awaiting notice from other meat processors who also plan to impose a price hike on their products.
A group of supermarkets, meanwhile said, consumers have a variety of choices especially since manufacturers are expected to offer promotions in the coming months.
“They have to report to their mother company , ‘Oh, we increased our sales this month.’ Every year yan so naghahabol ng benta yan (That’s every year, their catching up with sales),” Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Inc. President Steve Cua said. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue
Members of a Colombian crew loading a plane with equipment and aid for Mexico (from Reuters video)
Rescue workers working against the odds in Mexico City on Thursday received reinforcements from USAID amidst a rising death toll and dwindling hope of finding people alive more than 48 hours after a deadly quake.
Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto reported that there could still be people alive in 10 collapsed buildings in Mexico City.
Concentrating efforts on these areas, 67 U.S. search and rescue experts and five dogs will work alongside local rescue crews.
Colombia is also sending 31 individuals and tons of technical equipment that will be dispersed in quake-stricken areas in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos.
“For all the women firefighters from Bogota and in the name of the unity, this group is ready to move forward and to do good work. We’ve been training for a long time. It’s been almost ten years that we’ve been getting ready for these kinds of emergencies,” said Cabo Yadira Piamonte, a Colombian firefighter.
This was Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years, with the death toll currently standing at 233. Parts of Mexico City, home to some 20 million people, are built on an ancient lake bed that trembles easily in a quake. — Reuters
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