264,000 vacancies in govt. need to be filled

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Department of Budget and Management said it has 264,000 vacancies in government that needs to be filled as of July 30, 2018.

 

Making up a huge portion of the vacuum are teaching and teaching-related positions with more than 125,000 vacant positions, or 47.4 percent, followed by General Civil Servants with more than 90,000 vacant positions, or 34.2 percent, military and uniformed personnel with more than 34,000 vacant possitions, or 13.0 percent and medical and allied medical jobs with almost 14,000 vacant positions, or 5.3 percent.

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Phl. To use cash-based budgeting in 2019

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

With 73 percent of the countries in the world using cash-based budgeting, the Philippines is going that way based on the briefing conducted at the House of Representatives and to Speaker (former president and now Pampanga Rep.) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently.

 

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, who chairs the Development Budget Coordinating Committee, said A cash-based budget instills greater fiscal discipline and prudent use of limited resources. The shift to a cash-based budget will increase the efficiency of government operations, resulting in a faster and improved delivery of public services.

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Quality but affordable hearing aids launched in the Philippines

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Canada’s earAccess, a social enterprise founded five years ago by Audra Renyi (who is also executive director of World Wide Hearing International) launched on Friday their affordable but high-quality hearings aids in the Philippine market, which like Canada also has a fast- growing hearing impairment predicament. At the launch, audiologists were on hand near the stage to conduct free media and public screening from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. last Friday.

 

She founded earAccess as a social enterprise because she realizes—based on her experience with her dad and her auntie who…

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Bangsamoro law ratified in lower house

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

With just one utterance from President Duterte in his 3rd State of the Nation Address last July 23, suddenly the Bangsamoro Organic Law (nee the infamous and flawed Bangsamoro Basic Law) went on high gear and was ratified in the Lower House the day after the SONA, as newly-installed Speaker (former president and now Pampanga Rep.) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo vowed.

 

The day after the SONA, Arroyo announced her commitment, as the newly-elected Speaker, to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law, a day after it was supposed to be signed (by Duterte) into law. She…

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Don’t blame agriculture for inflation uptick
SM Foundation signs MOA with DA: SM Foundation Inc. executive director Debbie Sy (4th from left) and Cristie Angeles (extreme right), executive director for livelihood and outreach, sign a memorandum of agreement with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol and Undersecretary Evelyn Lavina for high value crops and rural credit, institutionalizing the partnership between DA and the foundation on SMFI's Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers' Training program in the country. Also signing the agreement are SMFI's partners-- Arsenio Barcelona of Harbest Agriculture Inc. and Martin Lorenzo of Macondray Philippines Inc.

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol today vented…

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