Bautista thanks IOM, USAID for IT equipment

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista thanked  the International Organization for Migration and the United States Agency for International Development for exemplifying the bayahinan spirit and for helping the government strengthen its disaster preparedness and response. Sec. Rolando Bautista He expressed the agency’s “profound gratitude” to the IOM for donating around 21 Distance Learning Information Technology (IT) equipment worth P3.3 million to the DSWD.  “We are very elated to know that our development partners such as IOM are also exemplifying the same bayanihan spirit as they extend a helping hand to the Filipino people. Today, we express the agency’s profound gratitude to the IOM for their donation comprising of Distance Learning Information Technology  equipment,” he said in his speech today at the DSWD Auditorium. Bautista received the IT equipment, which is funded by the USAID through IOM. “This donation will go a long way in intensifying the DSWD’s disaster preparedness and response activities, specifically with the new IT equipment,” he said. “The Department will be able to implement high quality and effective distance learning activities and ensure that our field office staff , local government units and other partners-stakeholders stay current with the new policies and guidelines in disaster response operations.” He cited that despite the continuous impacts of COVID-19 on public health, economic, social, political and organizational dimensions, the DSWD is undertaking concerted efforts in delivering social safety nets to the Filipino people.  “While, the Department has been relentless in the  implementation of these programs aimed at helping out the most affected sectors, it is particularly important that our personnel are properly equipped with the necessary resources to effectively deliver the needed services during disasters,” Bautista said.  Joining Bautista in receiving the IT equipment was DSWD Undersecretary Felicisimo C. Budiongan.   IOM Philippines Country Office Program Manager Troy Dooley, IOM Philippines Country Office National Program Coordinator Conrad Navidad, USAID Deputy Mission Director Patrick Wesner, and USAID Regional Advisor Joe Curry graced the event. .....»»

Category: newsSource: 22nd, 2020

Germany to store medical supplies for future crises

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed Monday to create 19 storage sites for medical equipment across Germany to avoid the shortages of masks and other protective gear seen at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

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PNP to beef up disaster response capability

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, PNP deputy chief for administration (File photo) MANILA – After the destruction caused by Typhoon Ulysses in large parts of Luzon early this month, a ranking police official said they will be giving more focus on their humanitarian assistance disaster relief trainings and equipment. Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, the […].....»»

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Target mabigyan ng programa ng USAID ng isa pang pagkakataong makapag-aral at makapagtrabaho ang tinatayang 180,000 out-of-school youth sa bansa. Ito ay sa pamamagitan ng P1.9-bilyon project na Opp.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

JTS donates P4.35-M protective gear, supplies to NMMC

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 27 (PIA)--Heeding the need for personal protective equipment and other protective gear for coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 frontliners, The Join together Society (JTS) prov.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

WVMC gets upgraded facilities, equipment

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 25 (PIA) - - The bed and service capabilities of the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) based in this city got a timely boost in the light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVI.....»»

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PCA lends trucks to flood cleanup

The Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) has mobilized its member construction firms, chapters, and affiliates to provide trucks and equipment that are being used to clear streets blocked by debris following heavy flooding in various parts of the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

DepEd disavows OVP-led Community Learning Hubs

The Community Learning Hubs are meant to give learners access to gadgets, equipment and tutors as well as provide an alternative learning space if homes are not conducive for studying......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020


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Army Training and Doctrine Command receives grants from DOST

TARLAC CITY, Nov.20 (PIA) -- Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) received a number of equipment from Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the agency's Grants-in-Aid program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

WATCH: DSWD nagpaliwanag sa hindi nagastang P83B na pondo

May napaglaanan ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa P83 bilyong pondo nila na hindi nagastos. Sagot ito ni DSWD Sec. Rolando Bautista matapos punahin ni Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto ang hindi nagastos na pondo ng ahensya. Ayon kay Bautista nakalaan na ang naturang pondo sa mga programa ng ahensya kaya hindi […] The post WATCH: DSWD nagpaliwanag sa hindi nagastang P83B na pondo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Researchers find microplastics on top of the world at Everest

Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Mount Everest, a study showed Friday, likely originating from equipment used by the hundreds of climbers who summit the world's highest peak every year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Meralco aids power restoration in typhoon-hit Catanduanes

Meralco sent a team of line crews and equipment to assist repairing power infrastructures damaged by Super Typhoon Rolly and expedite the restoration in the province of Catanduanes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Marikina mayor pleads for donations that will help residents rebuild houses

This is a street in Provident Village in Marikina City after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro is pleading for donations of construction materials and equipment to help city residents rebuild their houses after being damaged by flooding caused […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Makati sends additional aid to Marikina

The Makati government has deployed additional rescue equipment to Marikina to help the city recover from the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, Mayor Abby Binay said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Tayo na sa Antipolo

Mayor Andeng Bautista-Ynares is determined to make the Pilgrimage City/City in the Sky a ‘mustvisit’ tourist destination......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Tagalog News: Medical equipment itinurnover ng BARMM sa CRMC, CSH

LUNGSOD NG COTABATO, Nob. 16 (PIA)-- Itinurnover kamakailan ng Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM-READi) ang mga kumpletong set n.....»»

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Marikina appeals for heavy equipment

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro yesterday appealed for the deployment of more heavy equipment for clearing operations as thousands of residents in the city could not yet return to their homes since most of the roads are still covered with mud......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

Typhoon renders 14 road sections in Bulacan impassable

Fourteen road sections in Bulacan became impassable due to typhoon “Ulysses” Thursday. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Initial road assessment by the Department of Public Works and Highways showed that 14 sections of nine national roads are not passable as of 10 a.m. Three sections of the Manila North Road were closed. The Banga Section is not passable to light vehicles due to .40-meter deep flood; Saluysoy Section in Meycauayan, Bulacan is also not passable to light vehicles due to .30-meter deep flood; and Ibayo Section (SM Marilao) in Marilao, Bulacan is impassable to light and medium vehicles due to .50-meter flood. The Salacot Section of the Daang Maharlika Road in San Miguel, Bulacan and the San Ildefonso Section in San Ildefonso, Bulacan became impassable to all types of vehicles due to .20-meter deep flood and fallen electrical posts, respectively. The road’s Maasim Section in San Ildefonso was also closed to light vehicles due to .30-meter deep flood. Camias Section of thebSan Miguel – Sibul Road in San Miguel is not passable to light and medium vehicles due to .80-meter deep flood. Partida Section of the Sta. Maria-Norzagaray Road at the Norzagaray-Sta.Maria boundary will remain impassable until the fallen camachile tree in the area is cleared, the department said. The Gen. Alejo Santos Highway in Angat, Bulacan also became impassable to heavy and large vehicles due to fallen tree. The Sta. Rita-Camias Old Road in San Miguel is not passable to light vehicles due to .50-meter deep flood. A .30-meter deep flood also caused the closure of the Camalig Section of the Meycauyan-Camalig Road, a section of the Sta. Maria Bypass Road in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, and the Bagbaguin Section of Bocaue-San Jose Road in Sta. Maria. All three road sections are not passable to light vehicles. According to the department, roving maintenance personnel and crew have been deployed to undertake initial response and monitoring of the affected road networks. “Rest of national roads and bridges are passable with extra caution,” it added. Four road sections in Zambales were also affected. As of 11 a.m., a section of the Olangapo-Bugallon Road was flooded due to overflowing NIA waterway. Sandbagging of the flooded portion have been done, the agency said. The Kalaklan Gate Bridge of Olongapo-Bugallon Road was also flooded. Maintenance crew were already deployed to clean its bridge drains. Another section of the road became impassable due to its obstructed canal. Clearing operations are now under way. Soil erosion was reported on Jose Abad Santos Ave. Sandbagging on the affected section have been implemented. According to the department, roving maintenance personnel and crew have been deployed to undertake initial response and monitoring of the affected road networks. Heavy equipment were also pre-positioned in flood and landslide prone areas......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

More than 200 staying in TTMFs evacuated to hotels

The Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday more than 200 people staying in four temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) were evacuated to different hotels due to the threat of Typhoon Ulysses.  A total of 146 patients and 99 staff members were relocated to “Oplan Kalinga Hotels,” the DOH said.  “Patients and staff of Ninoy Aquino Stadium (NAS), Rizal Memorial Coliseum (RMC), Philippine Arena, and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) TTMFs, which are located in flood prone areas, were evacuated and transferred to Oplan Kalinga Hotels,” the Health department said.  It reported that 36 patients and 26 staff of NAS were transferred to Nice Hotel Mandaluyong; while 41 patients and 26 staff of RMC were transferred to Nice Hotel Arayat. Moreover, 41 patients and 15 staff from Philippine Arena were brought to Nice Hotel McArthur,; while 28 patients and 32 staff of PICC have been relocated to Nice Hotel North Edsa, the DOH said.  The DOH also prepositioned supplies worth P26,849,203.81 to areas affected by the typhoon. These include drugs, medicines, medical supplies, health kits, personal protective equipment, and other COVID-19 supplies.  It also assured that “Health Response Teams are on alert for deployment” and that hospitals were  instructed to prepare “standby functional generator sets and critical/ life saving equipment.” The DOH said that its regional offices in affected areas are “continuously monitoring the effects of the typhoon” through their respective 24/7 Operations Center.  .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

NTC orders telcos to ensure sufficient technical personnel in preparation for Typhoon Ulysses

The National Telecommunications Commission on Tuesday ordered all telecommunications entities to ensure that there are sufficient number of technical and support personnel and standby generators with extra fuel, tools and spare equipment in the areas forecast to be affected by the incoming “Typhoon Ulysses”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020