Ang Caviteno Newsweekly December 14-20, 2015 Issue

Aquino in another country .... p.5 Government focuses on building strong cases vs drug traffickers, Says Official... p 2 Philippines welcomes landmark Paris agreement on climate change p.5 Another “Negosyo Center” opens in Cavite.. p3 VOLUME XXXII No. 23 Disyembre 14-20, 2015 P6.00 Kapirasong Kritika...p 4 Bacoor city gov’t opens 24/7 lyingin and eye center TRECE MARTIRES CITY, CAVITE – City residents of Bacoor can now avail medical attention and services with the recent opening of the twenty four hours, seven days a week (24/7) lying-in and eye center in Barangay Talaba 7; a program prioritizing the health and needs of the community. In a statement released by the City Information Office of Bacoor, the newly-built medical structure will offer cataract screening and operation, minor surgical operation, normal spontaneous delivery, newborn screening, health center services like consultation and immunization, with competent doctors (ObstetricianGynecologist (OBGYN), pediatrician, ophthalmologist, surgeon, general practitioner) ready to serve 24 hours seven days a week. The City Government likewise built a Model Health Center at the new Bacoor Government Center along Bacoor Boulevard, where patients may avail of services such as medical consultation, pre and post-natal check-up for pregnant women, immunization continued on page 2 IN time for the Christmas season, the Social Security System (SSS) has earmarked a total of P6.34 billion for the 13th month pensions of over two million SSS pensioners for retirement, disability and death which is scheduled for release to the pensioners’ bank accounts and via mail this December. SSS Vice President for Benefits Administration Division Agnes E. San Jose said that with the 13th month pension, SSS pensioners would receive double the amount of their regular monthly pension this month. The 13th month pension is an SSS year-end tradition that started in 1988. “The allotted funds for the 13th month pensions were already disbursed to SSS partner banks in November. As in previous years, SSS pensioners can expect to receive their 13th month pension at the same time as their regular December pensions,” San Jose said. Over 99 percent of SSS pensioners are enrolled in the Pension Payment thru the Bank Program, formerly known as the Mag-Impok sa Bangko Program, which enables them to receive their monthly pensions directly at their designated savings accounts. Some 12,500 pensioners opted to receive pension checks sent through the mail due to reasons such as lack of automated teller machines in their area. “Almost P6.31 billion for 13th month pensions are scheduled for release through pensioners’ bank accounts. The remaining P34.61 million would be in the form of checks mailed to the designated addresses of the other pensioners,” San Jose said. The SSS deposited the 13th month pension funds to the respective banks of pensioners two weeks before December. SSS partner banks would then credit the money to pensioners’ bank accounts, and these pensions are allowed for withdrawal in accordance with the member’s SSS allots over P6-B for 13th month pensions 24/7 lying-in and eye center: Bacoor City Mayor Strike Revilla and Congresswoman Lani Mercado Revilla leads the ribbon-cutting of the newly-built medical structure which will offer cataract screening and operation, minor surgical operation, normal spontaneous delivery, newborn screening, health center services like consultation and immunization, with competent doctors (Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OBGYN), pediatrician, ophthalmologist, surgeon, general practitioner) ready to serve 24 hours seven days a week. (Photo courtesy of Bacoor PIO/caption by Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite) SM Sweeps Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency ASEAN Best Practice for Energy three years. Awards The Don Emilio Management in Buildings and RETAIL and property giant SM Prime Holdings, Inc. brought home the most awards in the prestigious Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards for 2015, including five Hall of Fame awards for its outstanding efforts to improve its energy efficiency. In awarding ceremonies at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, Quezon City, SM dominated the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards getting a total of fifty six (56) awards, a significant improvement from the forty eight (48) awards it received last year and by far the most numbers of awards that it received since it started joining in 2007. The improved showing of SM is a manifestation of the dramatic increase of its electricity savings due to the implementation of more energy efficiency initiatives to a staggering P431 million this year from P320 million in 2014. Thirty three (33) SM malls and four (4) office buildings were awarded with energy efficiency awards. Four SM malls (SM Lipa, SM Lucena, SM Batangas and SM Iloilo) were also conferred with the Hall of Fame award for being recipients of three outstanding awards for Abello Efficiency Awards is spearheaded by the Department of Energy in recognition to outstanding companies and energy managers who have undertaken energy efficiency and conservation programs to achieve substantial savings in their energy consumption. The Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards gives eight types of award – the Secretary’s Award, Hall of Fame Award, Outstanding Award [achieved energy efficiency by at least five (5) percent], Citation Award [efficiency of three (3) but less than five (5) percent], Special Award [efficiency of one (1) to less than three (3) percent], Indigenous Award, Awards of Recognition and Outstanding Energy Manager. The recipients of the Outstanding Award were the SM City malls in Clark, Baliwag, Fairview, Bacoor, Lipa, Lucena, Batangas