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.
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.
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.
The country’s first energy efficient lighting system powered by solar energy will be installed in a major tunnel along Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare and is expected to rake in savings of up to P240,000 in annual electricity costs for the government.
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.
At least P165 million worth of smuggled sugar was seized by the Bureau of Customs in the same compound in Bulacan where smuggled onions were confiscated recently.
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,