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May 28 Is Imus Holiday
- Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/359318/may-28-is-imus-holiday
- By: ANTHONY GIRON
- Friday, May 11, 2012
IMUS, Cavite — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared May 28 which falls on a Monday as a special non-working day in this historical capital town in commemoration of the 114th anniversary of Battle of Alapan where the Philippine flag was first unfurled.
The municipality under Mayor Emmanuel L. Maliksi is celebrating National Flag Day (May 28) with a week-long Wagayway (Flag-Wave) Festival in the area.
The town’s landmark festival is a brainchild of the mayor and his father former Governor-now Imus District Congressman Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi.
The President approved the non-working day declaration for Imus last April 27. The declaration was contained in Proclamation 373 which Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. signed.
“It is fitting and proper that the people of the Municipality of Imus, Cavite, be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies, the proclamation said.
The proclamation was made after Dr, Maria Serena I. Diokno and Ludovico Badoy, officers of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) endorsed a letter of Mayor Maliksi requesting the holiday,citing the the historical "Battle of Alapan." .
Alapan was the site of the victorious battle of the Filipino revolutionaries where the Philippine Flag sewn by heroine Marcelo Agoncillo in Hongkong received its first "baptism of fire."
The flag was waved in the May 28, 1896 battle as the revolutionaries led by Hipolito Saquilayan fought some 272 Spanish Marine Infantry men.
The glorious battle was the prelude to the continued victories of the revolutionaries which led to the proclamation of the Philippine indepedence on June 12, 1898, officials said.
In recognition of the historical event, Mayor Maliksi, with the support of his administration and Sangguniang Bayan (Town Council), proclaimed Imus as the "Flag Capital of the Philippines" and May 28 as Wagayway Festival Day.
The Wagayway Festival Day will be celebrated with the traditional parade, cultural presentations, musical concerts, song and dance contests,among other activities.
Malacañang declares May 28 as special non-working day in Imus
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R04A&article=671336611711
- By: Ruel Francisco
- Thursday, May 10, 2012
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- Malacañang recently signed Proclamation No. 373 Series of 2012 declaring May 28 as a special (non-working) day in Imus being the anniversary of the Battle of Alapan (Pambansang Araw ng Watawat) where the Philippine Flag was first unfurled.
Executive Secretary N. Paquito Ochoa Jr. by the authority of the President signed the Proclamation last April 27 to give the people of Imus and the local government the opportunity to celebrate and participate in appropriate ceremonies for this historical event.
The local government led by Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi, the municipal council and several non-government organizations are preparing for this annual celebration.
Earlier, Mayor Maliksi wrote a letter to the Office of the President requesting to proclaim the National Flag Day as a non-working holiday in the municipality if not for the whole province.
In his letter which was coursed through the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) he said that “it is fitting and proper that the people of the province of Cavite be given full opportunity to celebrate the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”
Based on history records and studies made by early historians, the town of Imus should be merited as the “Real” Flag Capital of The Philippines. Prior to the proclamation of the Philippine Independence in June 12, 1898 at the Aguinaldo shrine in Kawit, Cavite, the very first Philippine flag was first unfurled, waved and displayed in the parade held in Imus.
It symbolized the freed nation and its people who fought and died for the long desired freedom. It is in this concern that the municipal government has filed a petition, claiming that Imus, Cavite be recognizes as the real flag capital of the Philippines.
Cavite Town Bans Masks, Bonnets
- Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/359182/cavite-town-bans-masks-bonnets
- By: ANTHONY GIRON
- Wednesday, May 09, 2012
NOVELETA, Cavite — The municipality of Noveleta has passed a proposed ordinance prohibiting drivers of any types of vehicles from wearing masks, bonnets and other face-concealing materials while in motion.
The Noveleta ordinance was forwarded to the Sangguniang Panglalawigan (Provincial Board) under Vice Governor Recto M. Cantimbuhan.
Mayor Enrico M. Alvarez and the nine-man Sangguniang Bayan (Town Council) led by Eric S. Garcia approved the ban against face-concealing drivers to deter crimes and other unwanted incidents in the town, among other reasons.
PNoy to lead ceremony for US$50-M BPO in Cavite
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=671336459549
- By: Ruel B. Francisco
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead tomorrow the groundbreaking ceremony of Sutherland Global Services' US$50 million Carmona call center facility which will feature an innovative campus design. This is the first facility to be developed by the company in the Philippines.
President Aquino is expected to arrive at the venue at around 10 a.m. and shall proceed to the groundbreaking site where he will lead the sod-turning with a special commemorative shovel.
He is expected to deliver a special message after the video presentation of the Sutherland executives' company profile and services.
The US$50 million facility is located at Block 820-H-1., Market road in Barangay Maduya in Carmona.
Sutherland’s growth plans in the Philippines is a commitment to President Aquino to increase employment opportunities for Filipinos in the provinces. This pioneering project can be showcased by various government agencies such as the Board of Investments (BOI) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and even the local government units. It is a sign of foreign investors' trust to the current administration and the merits of investing in the country, including partnership with the government.
Sutherland Global Services is a multinational technology-enabled Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services company providing integrated platform-based and analytics-enabled business cycle support solutions for major industry verticals and global industry leaders.
It set up its facility in mid-2005 and has now expanded to seven locations in the country with over 13,000 employees providing integrated BPO services to the company’s Fortune 1000 global clients.
Sutherland has 70 percent of its Filipino personnel working in provinces like Camarines Sur, Davao, Clark, Taguig, and now in Carmona.
Last January, Carmona Mayor Dahlia Loyola and her husband Cavite 5th District Representative Roy Loyola led the inauguration of the company’s incubation center.
The center houses 400 seats with 194 employees currently employed by the company. It has a number of trainees that could possibly be hired in the future. This in turn generates more jobs not only for the people of Carmona but for the neighboring towns in and out of the province.
New health center building formally opens
- Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R04A&article=671336113592
- By: Ruel B. Francisco
- Monday, May 07, 2012
TANZA, Cavite- Local officials and residents of this first class municipality witnessed the recent soft opening and blessing of the new two-storey health center, which started construction since August of last year and cost the local government about P18 million.
Though still with some minor works left like electrical installations and putting up of some windows, the new health center is seen to be the largest rural health center in Cavite and could accommodate more patients, deliver better service and expand the free service and medicine offering to all Tanzeños especially to those in the marginalized sector.
The construction of the health center is mainly dedicated to promote the health, safety, awareness, happiness and well-being of all constituents of Tanza through the dependable delivery of adequate, timely and efficient medical, health and other related services.
The establishment of the new health center building is just one of the many development projects and programs of the local government in their sincere effort and commitment to address the needs of their constituents and the neighboring to towns and cities in the province.
Full operations are yet to be seen at around June – August of this year.
Cavite prov’l gov’t is now ISO certified; first in the Philippines
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R04A&article=671336187105
- By: Ruel B. Francisco
- Sunday, May 06, 2012
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite- Officials and employees of the provincial capitol under the leadership of Governor Jonvic Remulla stand proud as the international certifying body conferred the ISO 9001:2001 certification, 27 days ahead of schedule and the first ISO certified provincial government in the Philippines.
Alvin S. Mojica designated Quality Management Representative together with the ISO core team made the announcement. They made rounds and placed “DONE” stickers on quality policy banners installed in all offices.
ISO certification process usually takes around six to eight months but with the dedication and hard work of the ISO core team and the cooperation of the entire workforce, the provincial government achieved the much awaited certification.
Subject of the certification are the four core offices of the provincial government including the Treasury, Assessor’s Office, Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the Office of the Provincial Governor together with three support offices – the Human Resource Management Office, Information Technology Division and the General Services Office.
Prior to this, the provincial ISO core team conducted three quality internal audits to assess the preparedness of the subject offices followed by rigid management review meetings for corrective actions on weak points.
The province adopted the principle of instituting a quality management system and started its campaign for ISO certification late last year while technical preparations were formally initiated in February 2012 with the launching of the Provincial government’s quality policy signifying the start of the 120 days countdown.
The certifying body composed of Anglo Japanese American (AJA) Registrars granted the Certificate of Attestation to the Provincial Government after finding no single major non-conformity during the second stage of the external audit.
ISO 9001:2008 is a set of standards and requirements for the development of a quality management system commonly applied by private corporations and organizations to help ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are adequately and consistently met. These standards also enable organizations to develop mechanisms for continual improvement of products and services.
Carmona City impresses confab audience on PWD programs
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R04A&article=671336105157
- By: Ruel B. Francisco
- Friday, May 04, 2012
CARMONA, Cavite- The local government of Carmona impressed the audience with its programs for the Persons with Disability (PWD) during the recent Autism Society Philippines’ 12th National Conference on Autism and 2nd Southeast Asian Conference on Autism held at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Avenue in Quezon City on April 28 and 29.
With the theme “Living with Autism: Hope@Home,” the conference aimed to promote, first and foremost, acceptance of autism within the family and empower the latter to make informed decisions and to take bolder steps to ensure quality of life for their member with autism.
The conference also provided a fresh perspective to professionals and participants as collaborative and supportive partners of families in the management of autism. It highlighted the vital role of the family in developing self-advocates Filipino Persons with Autism (PWA).
Carmona City mayor Dahlia Loyola’s presentation focused on the “Local Government’s Response to Autism: The Carmona Experience,” aimed to encourage other local government units and civil society groups in replicating the program and that with a meager means, as long as there is a political will to achieve the programs and projects for the disabled as the local government is proud advocates for PWD empowerment.
Loyola was invited to speak before the audience of ASPs conference where she was given a standing ovation after the conclusion of her presentation on the program and services for PWDs in her municipality.
LRT Line 1 Extension Project up for bidding in May
- Source: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=261335824979
- By: PIA
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas has announced that the P60-billion LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project, approved by the National Economic and Development Authority in March, is now set for bidding this month.
“Sisimulan na natin ang bidding process sa pamamagitan ng pagpa-publish sa mga pahayagan ng invitation to bid para sa proyekto nang sa gayon ay maabot natin ang target completion natin na 2015,” Roxas said in a statement posted on the DOTC website.
He said the construction of the tracks, the stations and all its attendant facilities, worth about P30 billion, would be bid out. The other half of the P60-billion project, which includes the purchase of the coaches, will be borne out by the government through money funded via Official Development Assistance or ODA, which has lower interest rates over local private financing.
Roxas also ensured the public that the terms of reference for the project are clear.
“We want to make sure that the Terms of Reference is very clear...We are quite conscious of that, we want predictability, stability, and transparency, even if the process causes delays we have to ensure that we have the right TOR," Roxas said.
Commenting on the recent partnership of conglomerates Ayala Corporation and Metro Pacific Investment Corporation to jointly participate in government infrastructure projects, Roxas said: “Any expression of interest, particularly by people possessing these qualifications is always welcome.
"We want companies with huge capitalization, who have a good track record of delivering large infrastructure projects, who clearly have access to the [latest] technology, manpower, management and all the skills necessary to successfully deliver all of these projects.”
Roxas also added the government wants to avoid or minimize participation of ‘flippers’ or companies that bid low on a contract, then sell it to some other groups without the necessary expertise to implement the project. This only delays the project and contributes in not effectively delivering the project.
The Cavite Extension project will extend the existing 20.7-km LRT Line 1 system, which runs from Roosevelt Ave in Quezon City to Baclaran in Paranaque, by an additional 11.7 km southwards to Bacoor, Cavite.
Eight passenger stations with a provision for two additional stations, one satellite depot and three intermodal facilities is part of the project. The passenger stations will tentatively be constructed in the following areas:
• Redemptorist Station on Redemptorist Road near Roxas Boulevard • MIA Station near the Coastal Mall along Roxas Boulevard • Asia World Station near Asia World Development (Roxas Boulevard) • Ninoy Aquino Station on the east side of Ninoy Aquino Bridge over the Paranaque River • Dr. Santos Station, south of Dr. Santos Road • Las Pinas Station, east of Quirino Avenue and south of Las Pinas River • Zapote Station, north of the Alabang-Zapote flyover • Niyog Station, south of the Niyog Road bypass and Aguinaldo Highway intersection
Two provisional stations in Manuyo Uno in Las Pinas City and Talaba in Cavite, are also being proposed.
Once complete, the new line will increase ridership of LRT1 from 500,000 to 700,000 passengers per day. It will provide faster and more convenient alternative to residents of Cavite, Las Pinas and Paranaque.
The construction will be divided into two phases – from Baclaran to Dr. Santos Avenue (Phase 1A) and from Dr. Santos Avenue to Niyog Station (Phase 1B).
“We expect half the work to be completed by late 2014 and the other half by late 2015,” Roxas said.