EDITORIAL: Fiscal reforms and agency convergence toward the fulfillment of our Social Contract

One of our administration’s priorities has always been to institute fiscal reforms that highlight prudent spending, transparency, and inclusive economic growth. An example of this was featured in last week’s Good News: the P72.11 billionstimulus package of projects designed to boost economic growth. Yet, even as our administration pushes for financial reforms, it does so […]


Synchronization of ARMM elections declared constitutional

Last Tuesday, October 19, 2011, the Supreme Court declared as constitutional RA 10153, an act providing for the synchronization of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) elections with national elections in 2013. This was a vote of unprecedented confidence in favor of the administration’s reform agenda for ARMM. As President Benigno S. Aquino III […]


Stimulus Fund to benefit “Kalusugang Pangkalahatan”

As part of its commitment to provide efficient delivery of social services to the poor and to widen access to quality health care, the Aquino administration will provide P742 million to upgrade the medical services and facilities of three government specialty hospitals: the Philippine Heart Center (PHC), the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP), and […]


DOE ties up with LGUs for E-Trike Program

Accelerating its efforts in promoting and utilizing alternative fuels technology for public transport, the Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with local government units to formulate a program to be able to help municipalities acquire electric tricycles. The DOE conducted a stakeholders workshop last October 18, 2011 wherein participants from DOE, LGUs, Manila Electric Company […]


Nearly 800,000 jobseekers placed through PESO in the first 9 months of 2011

According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), close to 800,000 applicants nationwide were placed in jobs through the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) from January to September of this year. A preliminary report of the Bureau of Local Employment, Labor and Employment shows that 798,775 jobseekers out of the 1,088,776 referred for job […]