Soon, a National Commission on Senior Citizens

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

A full-time commission that would be the voice of senior citizens would soon be created, once President Duterte approves the bill creating it.

 

Ako Bicol partylist Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr., one of the authors of House Bill 8837 or the Senior Citizens Commission Act, said instead of being just a coordinating and monitoring board with no real powers, a national commission on senior citizens will soon be created and have field offices to make sure welfare laws for the elderly are implemented well.

 

"We're glad Congress was able to transmit…

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NEDA’S APPLICATION FOR PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE AFFILIATION APPROVED

 

 

 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has approved the application for affiliation of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as a reserve unit of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

 

The application, which was unanimously approved by members of AFP’s Affiliated Reserve Unit Organization Board during its July 3, 2019 meeting, will be endorsed to Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and President Rodrigo R. Duterte for official confirmation.

 

“With NEDA being affiliated to Air Force as its reserve unit, the agency can go beyond its main task of providing technical assessments and policy advice…

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NEDA urges robust policies to bolster manufacturing growth

 

 

 

A stronger push for policies and programs that improve food production and public spending and that capacitate micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is needed to strengthen manufacturing growth, the National Economic and Development Authority said.

 

In its Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the performance of manufacturing production continued to decline in May 2019.

 

Year-on-year growth of the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) decreased by 4.0 percent while the Value of Production Index (VaPI) contracted by 2.1 percent.  Still, this is a slight improvement from the…

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SM’s growth is for inclusiveness and sustainability

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

A wrong perception about SM’s steady growth in the market is that it kills micro small and medium enterprises. But SM’s vision is exactly the opposite—to include as many MSMEs and create more opportunities for all sectors, particularly those in the remote areas-- even in places where it has yet to operate.

 

Inclusivity for all is not just a marching order for the SM Group of Companies, but a work in progress alongside its goal of sustainable operations.

 

As Engr. Ramon Gil Macapagal, corporate affairs head and trustee of SM Foundation Inc., said…

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SM gave scholar-graduates a chance to reach their dreams

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Now that they have completed their 4 or 5- year degree courses, the 270 scholar-graduates of SM Foundation Inc. feel deeply grateful that the scholarship opened their minds to reach for their lofty (but reachable) dreams for themselves and their families.

 

At the sidelines of the 23rd presentation of scholar-graduates of SM Foundation Inc. held at SMX last Wednesday afternoon, the graduates said they feel inspired that the late SM founder Tatang Henry Sy Sr. always had the best interest of those with the least in life in his heart. This…

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