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EDITORIAL - Deficient utilization

The Commission on Audit says it is not pointing to corruption in the “deficiencies” that it has uncovered in the Department of Health’s utilization of funds intended for the COVID-19 pandemic response, including the payment of benefits and special pay to healthcare workers......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 17th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vaccine accountability

The Senate Committee of the Whole is reportedly set to conduct an inquiry into the government’s utilization of the funds for COVID vaccine procurement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Misusing aid funds

With the enactment of the P165.5-billion Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, greater vigilance is needed in the proper utilization of public funds......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Calls mount for Senate probe into LTFRB’s low funds utilization

“The LTFRB failed to fully deliver the Service Contracting Program within its original timeframe. Even with the extension of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, they still flopped in fully utilizing their allocated budget for the program. These delays raise serious concerns on the capacity of the LTFRB to implement the program in the first place.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

EDITORIAL - Stealing ayuda

Across the country, 17 months of pandemic restrictions have rendered millions jobless, underemployed, bankrupt and impoverished......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

EDITORIAL - Inspiration from Ninoy

The nation marks the 38th anniversary of the murder of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. today with an additional sad note: the recent death of his only son, former president Benigno “Noynoy” III......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Masking versus Delta

With the continuing spread nationwide of the highly infectious Delta variant and the sustained high COVID cases in Metro Manila even during lockdown, the Department of Health is urging people to use disposable face masks instead of those made of cloth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

EDITORIAL - The COA’s mandate

The Commission on Audit is a constitutional body with its own mandate. That mandate specifically includes submitting an annual report to the Office of the President and Congress and recommending “measures necessary to improve (the) effectiveness and efficiency” of the “financial condition and operation” of government agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

DoH blames DBM for unobligated funds flagged by CoA

The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday blamed the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for the unobligated funds found by the state auditors on its 2020 Annual Audit Report. In the Senate Blue Ribbon hearing on the utilization of the DoH’s P67.32-billion worth of Covid-19 funds, the agency said P6.9-billion out of over P9-billion […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Hospitals overwhelmed, again

Some hospitals are now converting even administrative offices and conference rooms into COVID wards, according to the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

EDITORIAL - No central database

What used to be the Department of Transportation and Communications lost one aspect of its mandate and a separate department was created, with billions of pesos in public funds allotted to maintain the new bureaucracy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Alaves goals against Real Madrid (1-4). Video

Editorial Mediotiempo Mexico City / 14.08.2021 17:07:45 From home and generate expectations, and thus the beginning real Madrid In the 2021-2022 season this is from.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vaccine hopping

The World Health Organization has been appealing to wealthy states to defer giving booster shots until more people in poor countries have been fully vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Informal census

Registration for the Philippine Identification System is ongoing, with some 20 million Filipinos already registered as of the start of the month. This is according to the Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA, which is in charge of the PhilSys registration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Delayed benefits

With COVID infections attributed to the spread of the Delta variant still rising across the country, hospitals are not only seeing their critical care facilities becoming overwhelmed but are also feeling the acute lack of trained healthcare workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen

The editorial headline by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on July 22, 2021 said it all. The “monumental eco-disaster” waiting to happen is the P23-billion, 174-hectare reclamation project that the city of Dumaguete plans to build on the entire seafront of this gentle city by the bay. The project seeks to transform the seaside site into […] The post An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Practice makes perfect

After nearly 17 months of various stages of lockdowns to contain COVID-19, the government by now should be adept at the orderly distribution of aid to affected communities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Trigger-happy

There is a Filipino term for trigger-happy persons: utak pulbura. The term aptly describes Cesar Panlaqui, a Manila barangay tanod who was caught on surveillance video fatally shooting a scavenger who had violated the curfew on Saturday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vaccines for children

By the end of September, the government is reportedly hoping to begin inoculating children aged 12 to 17 against COVID-19. Before this happens, the government must first make sure that the other priority groups will be fully vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Don’t lose the momentum

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz provided the inspiration and got the momentum going, by bagging the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal after a 97-year wait, on the fourth day of the Tokyo Games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Superspreaders

Because of the acute weakness of the country’s contact tracing capability, it is unlikely that the government will be able to trace the thousands of people who scrambled for COVID-19 shots last Thursday at several vaccination sites in the cities of Antipolo, Las Piñas and Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021