MANILA, July 24 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III announced that the Land Bank of the Philippines has begun implementing a Japan-funded $40 million (P1.76 billion) project that aims to jumpstart agribusiness investments and raise farmers’ incomes in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas in the southern Philippines.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 (PIA) – One Meralco Foundation (OMF) in partnership with the Department of Education and the Cebu-based Coalition for Better Education (CBE) distributed energy education kit at the City Central School in Cagayan de Oro City, July 22.
The current crisis in Marawi prompted OMF to realize the need to distribute these flashcards to internally displaced learners in calamity or war-stricken areas.
LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental, July 24 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management (AHA Centre) handsover relief items and equipment for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City and other affected localities.
Undersecretary Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano and DOST-10 Director Alfonso P. Alamban handed to the Emergency Operation Center in Iligan City the ceramic water filter, a DOST developed technology which answers the need for safe and clean drinking water in the country.
Usec.Manzano said the technology, called the Water Purification System Using Ceramic Pot-Type Filter (WPS/CPF), was developed by DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI).
With the 60-day martial law in Mindanao ending on July 22 and the lawmakers still mulling on its extension, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its appreciation to the different leagues of local government units (LGUs) for their continued support to martial law.
DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy said the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and the Liga ng mga Barangay issued separate statements manifesting their support to the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.