Ang Caviteno Newsweekly February 12-18, 2018 Issue

PAGHARANG SA TRAIN... p.5 February 15, 2018 – 1st Quarter 2018 Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill ... p 2 DOST-NCR adopts Conga Creek in Taguig City .. p 3 OWWA’s Balik–Pinas, BalikHanapbuhay assists distressed OFWs to start over p.5 VOLUME XXXIV No. 31 Pebrero 12-18, 2018 P6.00 Kapirasong Kritika...p 4 DOH tutok sa paglaban sa dengue MAYNILA -- Binigyang diin ng Philippine General Hospital Dengue Investigative Task Force (PGHDITF) na ginagawa ng pamahalaan sa pamamagitan ng Department of Health o DOH ang lahat ng makakaya upang malabanan ang banta ng nakamamatay na dengue. Ginawa ang pahayag sa press conference noong nakaraang Biyernes (Pebrero 2, 2018) kaugnay ng pag-uulat tungkol sa resulta ng imbestigasyon sa 14 na mga batang namatay dahil umano Ipinaliliwanag ni Dr. Juliet O. Sio-Aguilar, head ng PGH-DITF kasama sina DOH Usec. Rolando Enrique, PGH Director Gerardo Legaspi, at Dr. Maria Cecilia Lim, PGH forensic pathologist sa media ang resulta ng ginawang pagsusuri sa 14 na batang namatay dahil sa dengue. (Larawan kuha ni Lucia F. Broño/PIA-NCR) DBP introduces new initiatives to further support barriers that impede the growth its customers. MSMEs MANILA -- State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) launched two new initiatives to further support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector in the country. DBP president and chief executive officer Cecilia C. Borromeo said the DBP Small Business Puhunan Loan and the DBP Broiler Contract Growing programs reflect the bank’s commitment to further empower small entrepreneurs in the country and spur entrepreneurial vigor among the citizenry. “These two programs are designed to remove the of MSMEs such as lack of access to bank financing and slow loan processing,” Borromeo said, adding that DBP hopes that through these initiatives, more entrepreneurs will be able to sustain their businesses and contribute to the growing economy.” The new initiatives, aimed at liberalizing credit access of small business and poultry owners, come on the heels of the DBP’s recent recognition as the SME Bank of the Year in the prestigious The Asian Banker- Philippine Country Awards. DBP was cited for the significant growth of its SME lending business and for creating value to Meanwhile, Small Business Puhunan Loan Program (SBPLP) provides permanent working capital from as low as P300,000 to as high as P1- million to micro and small-sized enterprises with existing account either with DBP or other banks. It aims to support the National Government’s thrust to provide credit for working capital of small enterprises. Borromeo said that aside from providing credit assistance to small entrepreneurs, “the SBPLP can open the doors to small borrowers who may later enter regular lending programs where they can avail of bigger continue to page 2 naturukan ng Dengvaxia. Ayon kay DOH Undersecretary Dr. Rolando Enrique Dominguez, binuo ng DOH ang Task Force upang magsagawa ng mataas na antas na pag-aaral para mabigyang linaw ang mga isyung bumabalot sa Dengvaxia, ang bakunang naibigay sa higit 830,000 na mga bata noong Marso 2016 hanggang Oktubre 2017. “Ang pagsisiyasat ay sinimulan noong Disyembre continue to page 2 CALAx 1st phase to open on December 2018 Christmas present,” stated him. By December 2018, the first 7 kilometers of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx) is set to be opened to motorists. This is ahead of the initial target of February 2019. CALAx, which breaks ground in June last year, is a 44.6-kilometer, 4-lane toll road between the Cavite Expressway in Kawit, Cavite and the South Luzon Expressway – Mamplasan Interchange. Its first phase runs from the Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna to Laguna Boulevard. The winning concessionaire of the project is MPCALA Holdings Incorporated, a unit of listed Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). As Villar explained it, they asked MPIC if they can expedite the construction to December 2018 so they will have a Christmas gift for the motorists. “The original target was to open it in February next year, as a Valentine’s Day gift. But I said, it is more proper to give it as a The P7.2-billion agreement with DM Consunji Incorporated (DMCI) for the construction of the 18-km Laguna side of CALAX is signed by MPCALA. Furthermore, they are hiring Australia’s Leighton Holdings in a deal worth P7.3 billion for Cavite side. MPCALA paid the government a premium bid of P27.3 billion. This is to win the CALAX contract on top of the project’s P35.42-billion construction cost. They shall operate and maintain CALAX for 35 years. The operations and maintenance of the expressway will be in the government’s hands after. Villar reportedly said that the government has delivered by now about 60% right of way for the entire toll road project. He added that the construction for the entire CALAX is targeted to be completed by December 2020. The 44.6-kilometer road project will connect nearby industrial zones to the capital of one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies. EXECUTIVE-LEGISLATIVE TOP MANAGEMENT REVIEW The Executive-Legislative Top Management Review in Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay Last Jan. 31, 2018 THE Provincial Government of Cavite led by the Provincial Governor Atty. Jesus Crispin C. Remulla conducted the first ever Executive-Legislative Top Management Review held at Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City last January 31, 2018 attended by the Executive and Legislative officials of PGC. As part of the Governor’s message, Governor Remulla stated the specific goals and areas for improvement of all PGC offices for them to align their respective objectives to his thrust (Vision, Mission, and Programs) such as Infrastructure and Fiber Optic Development Program, Metro Cavite Traffic Alliance Office (MCaTAO), Peace and Order Program, Water Right System