Ang Caviteno Newsweekly February 19-25, 2018 Issue

FROM ‘MARAWI’ WITH LOVE, ATBP. KUWENTO ... p.5 Cavite Provincial Assessor sworn in as PHALTRA President ... p 2 Cavite handa na sa Barangay at SK elections 2018 PRRC raises awareness on the importance of urban wetlands .. p 3 p.5 VOLUME XXXIV No. 32 Pebrero 19-25, 2018 P6.00 Kapirasong Kritika...p 4 MMDA signs MOA with MPTC for faster emergency response MAKATI -- Emergency vehicles of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be fitted with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sticker tags for emergency vehicles’ fast entry to major toll plazas in the south and the north. This as MMDA and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the installation of RFID sticker tags to 100 government and emergency vehicles that pass through major toll roads managed and operated by the MPTC. Under the partnership, the MPTC will attach RFID sticker tags to emergency vehicles bearing an initial load of P500. Registered government and emergency vehicles responding to fire, flood and other disasters, can enter and exit through the North Luzon continue to page 2 Barangay and SK elections set to proceed on May 14, 2018 MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and Metro Pacific Tollway Corporation President Rodrigo Franco, after signing, present the Memorandum of Agreement for the installation of RFID sticker tags on 100 emergency vehicles of MMDA for faster entry on NLEX and Cavitex toll plazas. (Photo courtesy of MMDA) DSWD, GT Foundation, Metrobank Foundation to give Bags of Blessings to 10,000 poor families QUEZON CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) signed on Friday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) and Metrobank Foundation, Inc., for the 2018 Bags of Blessings (BOB) Project. Every year, GT Foundation and Metrobank Foundation, partner with the DSWD for their yearly gift- giving activity, a tradition set by the said institutions in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The BOB Project for 2018 will benefit 10,000 poor families nationwide, with the majority of the beneficiaries selected from DSWD’s Listahanan, a database of poor families. The Bags of Blessings which amounts to P1,000 per bag is given to families who live below the poverty line, continue to page 2 TRECE MARTIRES, CAVITE– After a series of suspensions of the Barangay and SK elections due to unresolved issues, the elections are set to proceed on May 14, 2018. The decision was based on COMELEC Resolution No. 10246 that prescribed a new calendar of activities and periods of prohibited acts in connection with the May 14, 2018 synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections. A total of 829 barangays in the province of Cavite gears up with preparations and trainings to ensure peaceful, orderly and clean elections including the members of the Task Force on Youth Development (TFYD) in accordance with the Department of Interior and Local Government’s mandate. Certificates of Candidacy (COC) will start on April 14 until April 20 with election period set from April 14 to May 21. A nine-day campaign period is fixed from May 4 to May 12 but campaigning is prohibited on the eve of Election Day, May 13. Acts prohibited during the campaign period include: making any donation or gift in cash or kind; appointing or using special policemen or confidential agents; construction or maintenance of barangay funded roads and bridges; appointment or hiring of new employees, creation of new position, promotion, giving of salary increases, remuneration or privileges. Likewise, during the election period the Commission prohibits the alteration of precincts or establishment of new precincts; carrying of firearms or other deadly weapons; use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidates; transfer of officers and employees in the civil service; and suspension of any elective local officer. On election day, casting of votes in polling precincts will be from 7:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. As a reminder to all, let’s sanctify our votes, it is our right and obligation – a voice that would ensure the future of the country, the future of our youth and our children as well. VOTE WISELY. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite/with reports from PICAD) SM Center Imus ushers in Good Luck in the Year of the Dog In its effort to establish quality education among Caviteno students, Governor Boying Remulla handed over to the principals and teachers of public elementary and high school seventy five computer units which were donated by the Republic of Korea’s Jeollabuk- do Office of Education on February 12, 2018 at the provincial capitol grounds in Trece Martires City. Jaellabuk-do has an extensive collaboration with the provincial government in terms of providing computer equipments and enhancing the awareness and proficiency of teachers on the latest innovation on information technology. Last year, they have provided one hundred units of computers to public schools and the Cavite Computer Center. A total of 1,241 computer units were distributed to different public schools in the province since their partnership 13 years ago and almost 200 teachers were trained in Jaellabuk-do, Korea since 2005. Meanwhile, Governor Boying also distributed 25 motorcycle patrol vehicles to various municipalities to ensure the safety of his constituents and immediately act or respond on emergency situations. Nine motorcycle patrols were donated to Maragondon, six in Alfonso, five in Naic, and two in Mendez. The municipalities of Magallanes, Ternate and General Emilio Aguinaldo also received one motorcycle patrol each. Also present during the distribution of motorcycle patrol vehicles were Vice Governor Jolo Revilla together with the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, PICTO head Ms. Camille Lauren Del Rosario, barangay captains of different municipaliti