“This is good news. I just hope the developments will continue.” – Mrs. Edita Burgos, mother of Jonas
Day: October 22, 2013
By JOANNA K. CARINO Northern Dispatch It is commonplace knowledge that corruption is rampant at all levels of government. The Commission on Audit’s (COA) Special Audit Office’s (SAO) Report 2012-03 details the anomalies involved with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and various infrastructure, including local projects (VILP) from calendar years 2007 to 2009. What…
They were removed from “danger zones” in the city to a relocation site where they face not only the lack in social services and livelihood opportunities but also floods, landslides, and potentially, an earthquake because the relocation site sits near a fault line.
“The houses look good. But we do not have livelihood there. We have electricity and water but we do not have money to pay our bills.” – Purita Dayao
Part Two: From danger zones to a death zone
“The government should stop making alibis and stop using scholars and poor patients to justify the lump sum and discretionary funds like the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Is cutting the budget for government hospitals now called ‘underspending’ and ‘savings’ generation?” – Alliance of Health Workers
MANILA – Public school teachers stormed the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) head office in Manila on Oct. 19, Friday to protest the granting of P10.448 million ($242,416) in bonuses to its board of directors. The teachers slammed the Governance Commission for Government Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG) for reportedly granting bonuses to the GSIS…