LGUs urged to support drug abuse prevention monitoring system

Written by Philippine News Agency

With several groups handling programs on drug abuse prevention, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) to utilize a web-based system that will monitor the implementation of drug policies and programs of the government and all concerned sectors.

The web-enabled system, called the Integrated Drug Monitoring and Reporting System (IDMRIS), collects, manages, and analyzes data and information on drug abuse prevention of various national government agencies, LGUs and partner groups and organizations while serving as a venue for drug abuse prevention and control programs for implementers.

"In this era when information technology...

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PH women enjoined to participate in economic growth

Written by Jasuah Salazar | Romblon News

Crab farm of the Manggagawang Aktibo na Naglalayong Harapin ang Kinabukasan (MANHAK). Photo by Jemeul GabunaCrab farm of the Manggagawang Aktibo na Naglalayong Harapin ang Kinabukasan (MANHAK). Photo by Jemeul Gabuna

Filipino women need to be empowered so they could help themselves, their families and communities, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco said.

“I think we can all agree that to hasten economic growth, the Philippines can benefit from an increased participation of women entrepreneurs," Leyco said during Wednesday’s Women in Business Luncheon organized by the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Embassy held at the Makati Diamond Residences.

Women, he said, can make substantial changes in their families and communities by becoming self-reliant and engaging in activities that can empower them, such as livelihood...

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Use Malampaya Fund to Develop Energy Infra in Romblon, says Energy Secretary

Written by Paul Jaysent Fos | Romblon News

FILE. The Philippine StarFILE. The Philippine Star

Panahon na umano para simulan ang paglipat ng Pilipinas mula sa genset era patungo sa mas sustainable source ng energy supply.

Ito ang mga pahayag ni Department of Energy Secretay Alfonso Cusi sa mga media.

Ayon kay Cusi, dapat magkaroon na umano ng energy infrastructure development sa mga rural areas at island provinces at hindi lang sa mga urban areas.

Panukala ni Secretary Cusi, kumuha ng budget mula sa Malampaya fund para mas pagandahin pa ang mga connections ng elektrisidad sa mga probinsya ng Romblon, Marinduque, at ilan pang island provinces.

Pumirma ng Memorandum of Understanding ang Department of Energy...

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Presyo ng bigas, normal parin kahit tumaas na ang rice production ng Pilipinas

Written by Paul Jaysent Fos | Romblon News

Normal parin umano ang presyo ng mga bigas sa merkado ng Pilipinas kahit tumaas na ang rice production ng bansa ngayong 2017.

Ayon kay Secretary Emmanuel Piñol na nasa Odiongan, Romblon nitong July 27, tumaas umano ang rice production ng bansa.

"From the average of 3.9 metric tons per harvest we are now up to 4.23 metric tons per harvest. With the harvested area of 4B hectare nag increase ng mga 5million metric tons per hectare [per harvest]," pahayag ni Piñol.

Pagdating umano ng 2020, maaring masustentuhan na ng bansa ang pangangailangan natin sa bigas.

Ani pa ni Sec. Piñol,...

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