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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Allocation and Utilization of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF)

Section 5.1.1 of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 states that the LDRRMF can be used “to conduct risk management, vulnerability analysis, and other science-based technology and methodologies to enhance LGU ecological profile, sectoral studies and mainstream disaster risk reduction and management activities/ Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Comprehensive Land Use Program (CLUP) and Comprehensive Development Program (CDP).”  The […]

Month-long National Immunization Campaign against Measles-Rubella and Polio to reach 13 million under-5 children

MANILA, 1 September 2014 – A national immunization campaign against measles-rubella and polio is launched today in all regions of the Philippines to reach 13 million children under the age of five with free lifesaving measles-rubella and oral polio vaccines. Led by the Department of Health (DOH), the month-long campaign is supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). H.E. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III presented the keynote address at the launching ceremony, expounding on the importance of […]

RDC Private Sector Representatives Participated in the 5th National Convention

RDC 4-B sent five (5) out of its eleven (11) Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) to participate in the 5th National Convention. The National Convention of RDC-PSRs, themed “PSRs: RDCs’ Crucial Partners in the Pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Job Creation,” was held on August 13-15 in Iloilo City to strengthen the role of the PSRs in the RDC. The PSRs of fifteen (15) regions actively participated in the workshop sessions and made agreements on common regional issues that will be […]