PH rank in 2012 global surveys improves but... Created on December 28, 2012, 3:09 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - How did the Philippines fare in various surveys in 2012 that reflect how players, stakeholders and outsiders view the country?

Philippine National Competitiveness Council (NCC) tracked 8 of the survey results released in 2012. Of these, 5 surveys showed the Philippines' rank or score improved.

Gov't spends 57% more on infrastructure in Jan-Nov Created on December 28, 2012, 3:06 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - Government spending on infrastructure in January-to-November period increased by 57% to P185.6 billion as the Aquino administration races against time to accelerate disbursements this 2012.

Learning from how underspending in 2011, especially in infrastructure, contributed to lower economic growth, the government coursed infrastructure investments and capital outlay to programs by the Departments of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Agriculture

Comelec opens bidding for ballot boxes Created on December 27, 2012, 3:58 am Posted by nup

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has opened the public bidding for the procurement of 30,000 new ballot boxes needed for the midterm elections next year.
According to the Comelec special bids and awards committee (SBAC), the commission en banc issued a directive ordering the purchase of extra ballot boxes for next year’s elections after getting the nod of the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET) to reuse 57,255 boxes containing votes under protest by Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas.

500k school kids are malnourished–DepEd Created on December 27, 2012, 3:58 am Posted by nup

While Christendom is feasting on holiday food, poverty forces over half a million elementary school pupils to severe malnutrition.
The Department of Education (DepEd) disclosed that 562,262 pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels (Grades 1 to 6) enrolled in public schools this year are considered “severely wasted” based on a nutritional status report as of Aug. 31 this year.

Amla faces rough sailing Created on December 27, 2012, 3:56 am Posted by nup

Sen. Joker Arroyo expects rough sailing for the bill increasing the transactions and predicate crimes that would be covered by the country’s antimoney laundering laws despite the administration’s preference that this be passed before February.

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