Month: June 2017

400 LGUs nationwide still need fire trucks – DILG

Around 400 municipalities nationwide still do not have their own firetrucks to immediately respond during fire emergencies, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy feels sorry that some of these towns could have been the recipients of the 24 new Rosenbauer fire trucks that remain stuck in the Port of Batangas since April this year. The said 24 units are part of the second batch of Rosenbauer fire trucks from Austria which are now the subject of a pending petition before the Supreme Court, questioning the firetrucks deal. “With the said firetrucks, these towns should now have been in a much better position to provide timely and efficient fire services to their constituents,” said Cuy. He, however, explained that the Department is in active consultation with the Office of the Solicitor General which has advised the DILG to wait until the issue is resolved by the Court before proceeding with the firetrucks distribution. “The fire trucks are really of superior quality but we could not just push through with the distribution right away because of the current situation,” he noted. He said that the deal with Austrian government was entered into by the Department with clearance from the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). The Department...

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NAPOLCOM sets special PNP promotional exams

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) announced the conduct of Special PNP Promotional Examinations for police officers who are about to be attrited due to non-promotion. The period of filing of applications started on June 27 until July 17, 2017. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the special promotional exams scheduled on July 30, 2017 are open exclusively to all PNP uniformed personnel (Police Officers, Senior Police Officers, Police Inspectors and Police Superintendents) who are college graduates and who were not promoted for at least nine (9) years as of December 31, 2017. Application forms and index cards can be obtained for free at any NAPOLCOM Regional Office nationwide. They may also be downloaded from www.napolcom.gov.ph. Applicants may file their application forms personally at any of the 18 NAPOLCOM Regional Offices nationwide indicating their choice of examination center, i.e., Makati City (NCR), Cebu City (Region 7), Tacloban City (Region 8), Zamboanga City (Region 9) and General Santos City (Region 12). Applications received through postal mail shall not be processed. Application form must be accompanied by the following documents: two recent, identical and color 1”x1” ID pictures with white background and complete name tag (indicate the rank before the name); one legal size window envelope with P20 worth of mailing stamp; certified true copy of Attested Appointment, Plantilla Appointment or PNP Absorption Order; and Report of...

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SSS formally opens its newly-relocated branch in Capiz

ROXAS, CAPIZ-The Social Security System (SSS) formally opened its newly-relocated branch office in Roxas City on June 28, 2017, serving about 2,450 employers and more than 33,500 members and pensioners in 578 barangays. “As the provincial capital of Capiz, I think it is our job to create bigger branches to accommodate the increasing number of SSS members and employers in Western Visayas,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said. The recently-upgraded branch office is now located at the ground floor of CityMall Roxas along Arnaldo Boulevard. Meanwhile, SSS has also established a service office (SO) in Robinson’s Place Roxas, which is also under SSS Roxas branch. Among the full-range of services offered by SSS Roxas are issuance of social security (SS) number; receipt and processing of member and employer data change request; receipt and processing of benefit claims and salary loans; receipt and processing of E-R3 and E-ML2; receipt of web registration and resetting of account; and receipt and processing of Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP). With an average of 983 transactions per day, SSS Roxas created additional facilities such as Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card capture, E-center, tellering facility, medical evaluation and bayad enter. “Results of our customer satisfaction surveys suggest that SSS has to further improve our facilities and services in Visayas branches. That’s why the current management does not only focus on the...

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NAPOLCOM promotes community-based crime prevention programs

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) amends the guidelines for the annual observance of the Police-Community Relations Month (PCRM) to promote a more responsive community-based crime prevention programs for the Philippine National Police (PNP).   This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 2017-002 dated June 2, 2017 which designates the Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) as the appropriate unit of the Commission in planning PCRM activities. The Commission has observed that the activities being organized in the early observance of the PCR Month are generally thematic on the shared responsibility between the police and the community in crime prevention and maintenance of peace and order, which are comparable to that of the activities organized by the CPCS for the annual observance of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) every first week of September.  Vice-Chairman Casurao emphasized that the CPCS, in its engagements in the development and management of crime prevention programs, projects and activities, including organization and planning for the NCPW, has already established work linkages and networks with civil society organizations and government agencies supportive of the NAPOLCOM’s programs for the PNP. “More importantly, the CPCS has been tasked to promote and implement the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System as a crime prevention framework that would strengthen consciousness among police officers of their key role...

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TRANSFER OF SSS PAYMENT CHECKS

The Social Security System (SSS) announced that starting July 1, 2017, Land Bank of the Philippines checks will be used for SSS benefits being paid through checks. This is in compliance with Department Circular No. 01-2017 issued by the Department of Finance designating authorized government depository banks for national government agencies (NGAs), government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and local government units (LGUs). For more details, please contact the SSS hotline at 920-6446 to 55 or e-mail...

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