EDITORIAL: Commitment To Our Social Contract

Our “Social Contract with the Filipino People” is the action plan for our commitment to change: from a culture of self-serving and corrupt governance to one that serves the best interests of its people; from the idea of economic progress at the expense of honesty to one that highlights inclusive economic growth in a fair and just business climate.


DSWD prepares Zamboanga Sibugay evacuees returning home

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that preparations are being made for evacuees from the municipalities of Zamboanga Sibugay who were affected by the armed conflict, as they return to their residences.


P1.97-B for daycare, nutrition, livelihood, shelter in ARMM

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has allocated an additional funding of P1.97 billion for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to beef up social services delivery in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).


DBM releases P1.15 billion more for basic education MDGs

Consistent with the government’s agenda to promote and develop basic education in the country, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.15 billion to fund various projects of the Department of Education (DepEd).


New inter-agency task force formed to go after kotong cops, other traffic law enforcers

In measures that highlight the Aquino administration’s commitment to fighting corruption, no matter how small the form, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has created two police officer-led teams as a “strike force” for an Inter-Agency Anti-Kotong Task Force (IAA-TF) that would target policemen and other traffic law enforcers engaged in “kotong” or extortion activities in the Metro Manila area.