EDITORIAL: DSWD delivers on Social Contract

The Aquino administration’s Social Contract with the Filipino people is well on its way to being fulfilled, as our Good News status report on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) shows.

GPH targets P750B in infrastructure spending until 2016

Infrastructure spending in the country will be given a boost through increased spending, existing development assistance from international partners, and the Public Private Partnership (PPP) program of the Aquino administration.

DOE slates roadshow in Singapore

The Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted the second leg of its roadshow of the Philippine Energy Contracting Round 4 (PECR-4) for the oil and gas blocks being offered by the Philippine government in Singapore.

DBM releases P1 billion for potable water supply

The Department of Budget and Management has released P1 billion to construct or upgrade water systems that will solve problems in the supply of clean, potable water in 100 poor municipalities throughout the country, particularly where beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) reside.

DSWD Status Report

As of May 27, 2011, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) has enrolled a total of 2,055,375 household beneficiaries or 88 percent of the 2,339,241 target for this year; the success of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), a community-driven development project of the DSWD, has spawned more scale-up projects,