EDITORIAL: Fulfilling Mindanao’s promise

President Aquino’s Social Contract with the Filipino People envisions a people that believes “doing the right thing does not only make sense morally, but translates into economic value.”

$16.50-M DA spending benefits thousands of Mindanao’s poor

ENTERING its mid-term, the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) has disbursed a total of US$16.05 million to uplift lives in rural Mindanao, through projects that include infrastructure, livelihoods, environmental protection, and local governance reform.

Compostela Valley to receive PAMANA funds

THE Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)’s Undersecretary Luisito Montalbo recently visited communities in the Compostela Valley (ComVal) province to check project sites under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan or PAMANA program.

BIR collections for May 2011 expand by 11.5%

For the first five (5) months of CY 2011, or from January to May, taxes generated by the BIR have reached Php391.09 billion, surpassing last year’s collections for the same period, which amounted to Php344.10 billion, by Php46.99 billion for an expansion of about 13.7%.

Biologists discover 7 new mammal species in Luzon

A group of American and Filipino biologists unearthed seven previously unknown mammal species in Luzon, further bolstering the Philippines’ reputation as one of the world’s 17 mega-diverse countries in terms of biodiversity.