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LGUs, civil society seeking support for grassroots budget

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas, whose department would implement GPB, poses with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle after signing a deal for the Church to help monitor the use of funds for the program. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Local governments and civil society groups in Central Luzon launched last week a signature campaign to draw support for the government’s grassroots participatory budgeting (GPB) system and protect development projects for the region.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

World Bank poorly prepared for conflict countries – study

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The World Bank’s anti-poverty programs are not well-structured for countries beset by conflict, and do too little for women suffering from violence, according to internal study released Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Albay governor elected chair of UN Green Climate Fund Board

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Albay Governor Joey Salceda. FILE PHOTO

Albay Governor Joey Salceda has been elected chairman of the United Nations Green Climate Fund Board, the first Filipino and Asian to be elected chair of the 24-man board.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t asked to stop shanty demolitions

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The government must put a stop to the demolition of squatter shanties in Metro Manila because its off-city resettlement program still leaves a lot to be desired, and ongoing efforts to transfer illegal settlers has resulted in violence, according to Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Boom spreads wealth wider in Philippines

Construction of a hotel-condominium is in progress in Manila. AP

Just three years ago a new car and an overseas holiday were unthinkable luxuries for J. Ante and her family of six. The insurance company manager’s commissions have soared since then as the Philippines, blighted for a generation by venal and incompetent leaders, has unexpectedly boomed, putting middle class comforts within tantalizing reach of many.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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