DBM backs ‘Dagyawan’


The Department of Budget and Management in Region 7(DBM-7) has pledged to bring the Dagyawan or barangay project consultations to the Regional Development Council (RDC) to become a regional flagship project in Central Visayas.

In a Dagyawan sa Barangay of Negros Oriental Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NOTF ELCAC) in the municipality of Zamboaguita, DBM-7 Regional Director Imelda Laceras said the activity helps the government bring down the dialogues to the community. “So in my humble capacity, we will ensure that we will help in listening and making sure that we can help resolve the problems particularly in Zamboanguita and to the whole of Negros Oriental, and the good thing about this Dagyawan is that we can see other agencies that have not responded yet to the priorities of the barangays or municipality,” said Laceras. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)


NegOr peace cluster inks plan vs insurgency
By Jennifer C. Tilos

Members of the Peace, Law Enforcement and Development Support (PLEDS) Cluster of Negros Oriental Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NOTF-ELCAC) signed their Implementation Plan to unite efforts in addressing the insurgency problem and attain lasting peace in the province.

Representing the Department of National Defense (DND), the 302nd and 303rd Infantry Brigade (IB) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) led the signing of the PLEDS cluster plan to work with other agencies in the prevention of terrorism and resolution of insurgency issues. This is to synchronize and harmonize all the programs and efforts in the convergence/interagency operations in doing the key task areas of anti-criminality, maritime security, legal cooperation, intelligence operations, and public communication relations to topple the communist terrorist groups in the province.

Premyo Bonds yield High interes rates

The state-run Social Security System (SSS), in support of the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr), hosted a briefing on the Premyo (Prize) Bonds Program wherein investors can purchase bonds for as low as P500 per unit and multiples thereof of up to P10 million. A forum on the Enhanced Pension Loan Program (PLP) was also held during the event.

Under the Premyo Bonds Program, bondholders will benefit from its features such as principal protection, fixed interest rates every quarter, and be able to join in quarterly cash reward draws of up to P1 million.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio encouraged the pension fund’s members and pensioners who attended the briefing to inform others of

the program that aims to raise government funds and promote financial literacy to the public.

Interested investors may contact the BTr for more information about the Premyo Bonds Program while SSS pensioners who want to avail of the Enhanced PLP may inquire at any SSS branch visit its website at www.sss.gov.ph, call its hotline at 14555, or send an e-mail to member_relations@sss.gov.ph.

Community hospital to rise in Tamlang Valley, NegOr
By Jennifer C. Tilos

Gov. Roel Degamo has announced that the pro vincial government is prioritizing to build a community hospital in Tamlang Valley.

Tamlang Valley sets the boundaries of the municipalities of Sta. Catalina, Siaton, Sibulan and Pamplona towns where roads within the valley are hardly accessible. The governor announced this during the recent launching of the Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in Brgy. Nagbinlod, Sta Catalina. The provincial government is also allocating P50 million for cementing of the road from Brgy. Nagbagang to Brgy. Avocado, Sta. Catalina and from Tamlang Valley to Brgy. Dobdob in Valencia in answer to the farmers’ clamor for farm to market roads.