HINDI maaring kabitan ng linya ng kuryente dahil inaangkin ni kapitan ang pagma may ari ng lupa sa malaking bahagi ng BGY 816 Zone 88 sa District 5 ng Maynila. Idinulog na rin ng mga residente sa iba’t-ibang sangay ng pamahalaan ang kanilang problema.
Bagaman aminado ang mga apektadong residente na malaking bahagi ng tinitirikan nilang lupa ay may iba’y-ibang nagmamay ari, hindi naman umano tama na angkinin ni Kapitan ang mga ito at hayagan silang paalisin sa kanilang mga tinitirikang mga kabahayan.
Bukod sa hayagang pag manipula ni Kapitan Imelda Lantin sa pagkakabit ng linya ng kuryente sa mga resident ay hayagan pa umanong nilalabag nito ang batas sa pagkakait sa kanila ng mga pangunahing serbisyo sa barangay.
Isa na rito ang ayuda buhat sa DSWD na ibinababa sa barangay, mga kamag anak at mismong kawani lang ng barangay ang nakatatanggap ayon sa mga residente na tila hindi nakikita ng barangay bureau ng lungsod ng Maynila.///abdul malik bin ismail, 09333816694, firstname.lastname@example.org
28 June 2020
TUGADE ORDERS DOMESTIC SHIPPING LINES TO PROVIDE CARGO SPACE VESSELS FOR PRODUCE, FOOD PRODUCTS
MANILA – Following the government’s drive to provide food security for the people amid the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade issued on Wednesday a Department Order 2020-007 mandating domestic shipping lines to provide no less than 12 percent of their vessel’s cargo capacity per voyage for the exclusive accommodation of agricultural and food products, and to extend preferential shipping rates on agricultural and food products.
According to Secretary Tugade the DO is in line with the government’s action to contain the COVID-19 threat and to mitigate the pandemic’s adverse effects by mobilizing the necessary resources and taking the appropriate response measures.
“At this period when the danger of the pandemic is still very real, the people must be assured that the production and delivery of food and agricultural items will not be hampered or delayed. This is important as many parts of the country remain under quarantine measures where movement is restricted,” said Secretary Tugade.
“With this department order, our people will be assured of food supply, as each vessel being operated by a domestic shipping line will be carrying needed food and agricultural products to various destinations in the country,” Secretary Tugade added.
For his part, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez lauded the apt and timely response of DOTr, mentioning that the DO is crucial and complementary to the trade department’s recently issued memorandum on the lifting of purchase limits on basic goods.
“From the very beginning, the stable supply and unhampered movement of all food and non-food cargoes has always been our priority. This is to prevent the unreasonable increase in the prices of goods, especially at this time of the pandemic when sources of income are limited,” said DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez.
Meanwhile, according to Department of Agriculture spokesperson Noel Reyes, this move by the DOTr will greatly help consumers by easing up the tight supply of food necessities and stabilize their prices.
“Agriculture Secretary William Dar welcomes this favorable development, that puts into flesh the recommendation of the IATF Task Group on Food Security to maintain the unhampered movement of food products from the farms and fishing areas to major consumption centers, particularly in Metro Manila. These include products such as pork from Mindanao, where there is surplus, that should be shipped regularly to Luzon and Visayas and thus ease up the tight supply and stabilize prices for the benefit of consumers,” DA Asec. Reyes said.
Apart from allocating exclusive space for food and agricultural products, the DO likewise enjoins domestic shipping lines to extend a discount of no less than forty (40) percent from their published shipping rates for all agricultural and food products shipped on their vessels.
The DO notes, however, that domestic shipping companies are not prevented from extending a higher discounted shipping rate for agricultural and food products transported by their vessels.
Secretary Tugade has ordered the Maritime Industry Authority to issue the guidelines of the DO within 30 days of its effectivity. The Secretary also ordered the Philippine Ports Authority to ensure that domestic shipping companies comply with the department order, and to impose sanctions for non-compliance.
25 June 2020
Amid COVID-19 pandemic: DOTr doubles equity subsidy from PhP80,000 to PhP160,000 for operators joining Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program
MANILA – In this time of pandemic, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has approved to double the equity subsidy from PhP80,000 to PhP160,000 for operators joining the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program, with retroactive effectivity.
A directive was signed by DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade that amended a provision in Department Order 2018-016 to address the affordability of modern PUV units and financial viability of the program for drivers and operators participating in the PUVMP.
From PhP80,000, the Department will now grant PhP160,000 per PUV unit as equity subsidy for existing PUV operators with valid franchises and PUV operators applying for new or developmental routes under the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines.
The move aims to further assist drivers and operators as they transition to modern PUVs, especially during the pandemic.
Secretary Tugade said the increase in equity subsidy is a way of helping stakeholders who are participating in the PUVMP as the country begins to gradually shift to the “new normal” amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation.
“Habang sumusulong tayo patungo sa pagbabago, ito ‘ho ang paraan namin para sabihing kaagapay ninyo kami sa Kagawaran ng Transportasyon. Contrary to the statements of other critics, we are here to assist and hear the concerns of all stakeholders. Especially now that we are gearing to a future wherein modernization will greatly benefit everyone, kailangan ‘ho natin ito,” the transportation chief said.
Secretary Tugade also noted that the equity subsidy increase also includes those with applications from 31 July 2018.
“Retroactive ho ito. Ang ibig sabihin, kahit na nakakuha na ng previous amount, makukuha pa din ho ng driver o operator ‘yung balanse,” he emphasized.
The development was welcomed by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra who said it would allow more PUV drivers and operators to participate in the PUVMP.
“More PUV operators and drivers can now participate in the PUV Modernization Program as they are assured of access to loans especially from government-run banks. We are assuring our PUV drivers and operators that the DOTr and the LTFRB are always here to support their movement towards modernization,” Chairman Delgra said.