Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 22 January 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << January 2021 >> 
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Capiz social services programs found on track with MDG

by Jemin B. Guillermo

Roxas City (19 October) -- Better and broader social services for the underprivileged have become the priority programs and projects of the local government here.

These poverty relief programs are consistent with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which the Arroyo administration is working on.

The Philippines is on track to meet the MDG targets to cut poverty substantially by 2015 on the back of rising incomes, more jobs, better schools and broader social services, Malacaņang said. Consistent with said goals, Capiz Governor Vicente Bermejo said that since 2001, the province has been maintaining the sale of cheaper but quality and branded medicines in all government hospital pharmacies in Capiz.

Under said drug management program dubbed as Presyong Tama Gamot Pampamilya under its Parallel Drug Importation (PDI) project, the province did not only significantly save in the procurement of medicines through the pooled procurement system but has helped Capiceņos to save approximately P47 million.

Accordingly, the province has invested in health financing program that responded to the need of poor Capiceņos in paying the cost of their hospitalization.

Governor Bermejo disclosed that the province, in partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), has so far covered about 14,000 indigent families under said program with a total investment of P 4 million.

In addition, some 75 poor but deserving college students have also availed of the scholarship program of the province.

Known as Viable, Innovative College (VIC) scholarship, the program which started in 2002, has helped more incoming college students who are enrolled either in the field of nursing, agriculture, fishery or information technology.

The scholarship program does not only give a chance to students to finish their chosen course but also offers them opportunity to get employed for one year after graduation in the provincial government.

With its strong fiscal management wherein the province is generating more revenues but spending less, more social services for Capiceņos are expected to be addressed.

Incremental collections are not only earmarked for infrastructure but also for public elementary and secondary education, health insurance premiums, environmental conservation and agricultural modernization - all of which form part of the MDGs, Malacaņang disclosed.

Meanwhile, the Administration continues to intensify its poverty relief programs such as the Botika ng Bayan and Tindahang Bayan, DSWD's food for work program, DA-ATIs farm and fishery family extension program, CDA's cooperative thrusts, and Microfinance schemes. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Investments in DC seen to surpass 2005 figures
»DOH celebrates preschoolers health week
»Dabawenya wins 3 golds in World Dragon Boatfest
»Troops encounter NPAs in Digos
»Feature: Calbayog, church officials join hands to build St. Porziuncula Hospital
»All set for Naval SCUAA 2006, says NIT president
»Bishops, clergy visit Naval to join episcopal anniversary rites for Bishop of Naval
»Leyte town recalls raising of 1st US flag in Dulag Hill 120
»British ambassador visits Bais City today
»Commentary: RP looks to "positive" upgrade
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines