Ang Caviteno Newsweekly January 22-28, 2018 Issue

The poverty of anti-poverty policy... p.5 2018 MEGA Job Fair to be held for job seekers ... p 2 DSWD’s Unconditional Cash Transfer to benefit 10 million households for 3 years p.5 DAR, DSWD sign agreement to provide livelihood assistance for agrarian reform beneficiaries.. p 3 VOLUME XXXIV No. 28 Enero 22-28, 2018 P6.00 Kapirasong Kritika...p 4 Duterte opens bank dedicated to the needs of overseas Filipinos MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte launched on Thursday the Overseas Filipino Bank, a fruition of his campaign promise to establish the first-ever bank dedicated to the needs of overseas-based Filipinos. In his speech during the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank at the former Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PostBank) head office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila, the President said he was happy that he was able to fulfill one of his campaign promises. In September last year, the President issued Executive Order No. 44 ordering the Philippine Postal Corporation and the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) to transfer their PostBank shares to LandBank at zero value. The EO further stated that the former Postal Bank will be converted into the “Overseas Filipino Bank,” which will be a “policy bank dedicated to provide financial products and services tailored to the requirement of overseas Filipinos” and will focus on delivering “quality and efficient foreign remittance services.” “The Overseas Filipino Bank continue to page 3 MMDA traffic management seminar to enhance BTMD skills President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) Chairman Alex Buenaventura after the unveiling ceremony of OFBank’s marker during it’s inauguration at the Postbank Center, Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila on 18 January 2018. (Presidential Photos) MAKING A DIFFERENCE, TOUCHING LIVES THE Surgical, Medical and Dental Mission held on January 9-12, 2018 at Amigonian Fathers Seminary in the City of Gen. Trias became a success with the collaborative efforts of hundreds of medical volunteers comprised of surgeons, doctors, nurses, dentists, barangay health workers, religious practitioners and government employees touching the lives of almost three thousand (3,000) Caviteños during the four-day outreach event. Stronger ties among various public, private, religious and non-civic organizations gave a much meaningful definition to the word mission. Accounting for thousands of patients served during the health mission were 1,465 individuals who had their medical consultation; 203 who underwent surgical operation (53 major, 150 minor); 273 who had dental extraction having a total of 655 teeth extracted; and 650 who had their eye checked and at the same time took home free reading glasses. Surgical patients were screened first and went through different medical and continue to page 2 Mayor Omil Poblete who celebrated her birthday recently, humbly shared her blessings to constituents during the medical and dental mission conducted on January 18, 2018 at Patio Medina in the municipality of Silang. Among health and wellness services availed by the people were eye and dermatology check-up, medical consultation, dental extraction, manicure, pedicure, haircut, and massage therapy. Mayor Poblete thanked Cavite Governor Boying Remulla for the nonstop support on behalf of almost 300 Silangeños who benefited from the outreach event. TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite -- The employees of the city government of Bacoor under the Bacoor Traffic Management Division (BTMD) recently attended a traffic management seminar facilitated by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The seminar held at the Liga ng Mga Barangay Hall in the Bacoor Government Center compound aimed to enhance the participants’ knowledge and skills in order to better manage and respond to the ever challenging traffic problem and situations in and around the city. Suggestions and recommendations by the participants were welcome during the discussion to better analyze the traffic problems and hopefully handle them in the best interest of all parties concerned. The event was attended by Hon. Mayor Lani Revilla to support all projects and programs of the department, as she is always on top of all issues and concerns pertaining to rendering good public service to the constituents of the city. (GG/Ruel Francisco, IA-Cavite/with reports from the City Information Office) Makati continues free movies for elderly, PWD residents MAKATI CITY -- The local government continues to provide free movies, one of the many perks provided to the city’s senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs). In fact, in 2017, the city paid a total of P38.5 million to five cinema partners for movie tickets issued for free to the both sectors who had availed themselves of the perk. To date, the perk is enjoyed by close to 80,000 senior citizens and some 7,715 registered PWDs of Makati who can watch free movies at any of the cinema-partners in Glorietta and Greenbelt, Century Mall, Power Plant Mall, Cash and Carry, and Waltermart. Makati Mayor Abby Binay said her administration has sustained the program because of its “priceless” benefits for the elderly as well as PWD Makatizens. “We cannot put a price on the joys derived by the beneficiaries from this program. Many of our senior citizens have come to love their regular movie dates with their contemporaries, which also give them the chance to socialize and do some catching up,” Mayor Binay said. She also noted that having free access to movies is an “enriching experience” for the city’s PWD constituents. “This program enriches their lives by giving them the freedom to learn more about places and other cultures around the world from every film they watch,” the mayor said. The program was started in 1997 for the benefit of the )ɱ䰁݅́ѕȁ(؁ѼՑѡA]͕ѽȸ($)%ɕЁѼѡȰ)չѥѵЁȴ)ɝ]ɥЁхѕ)ѡЁȁѡݡ啅Ȱѡ)@԰̰Ը䁙ȁѡ)ѥՔѼ