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BOI-approved investments reach second-highest level since 2000, exceeds 7 percent target with 20 percent growth

  Investment projects approved by the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) grew 20.4 percent in 2016, reaching P441.8 Billion from the P366.7 Billion registered in 2015. The value of registered projects in 2016 is second highest since 2000, next to the P466 Billion registered in 2013. The 20.4 percent growth also exceeded the agency’s 7 percent growth target for 2016. With a 20.4 percent growth in 2016: • BOI surpassed its 2016 target of 7 percent increase in value of registered projects. • 2016 value of registered investments is second highest since 2000 • Foreign investment pledges is 50 percent higher in 2016 than in 2015 • Foreign investment level in second half is almost twice than in the first half • Among major sectors, growth in investments (2016 vs. 2015) is fastest in construction (644.8 percent) and manufacturing (81.3 percent) • Mostly buoyed by hydropower projects, investments in Cordillera Administrative Region increased from P85.6 Million in 2015 to reach P34.8 Billion in 2016. Trade Secretary and BOI Chairman Ramon Lopez said the growth in the agency’s investment pledges is driven by the continued confidence of investors with the country’s sustained strong macroeconomic fundamentals and in President Duterte’s socio-economic agenda; as well as a result of President Duterte’s state visits since he started the current administration. “With the investment missions that we are doing, investors have gained greater awareness of the Philippines’ strong and growing economy,” he said adding that during the President’s state visits, he always assures investors that the government will honor, secure, and protect their investments. The aggregated investment approvals in 2016 were generated from 377... read more
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Implementasyon sa RH Law, gilagdaan na ni Duterte

MANILA, January 12 (PIA)–Gitakdang magpahigayon ang Malakanyang og full-implementation sa Reproductive Health Program taliwala sa pipila ka grupo nga supak niini. Sa press briefing sa Malakanyang, gibutyag ni National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Kalihim Ernesto Pernia nga nalagdaan na ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang Executive Order (EO) 12 aron ipatuman ang Reproductive Health (RH) Law. Gitawag ang maong EO nga “Attaining and Sustaining Zero Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning Through the Strict Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act, Providing Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes.”
 
 Matud pa ni Pernia, pila ka tuig nang na-pending ang maong balaod tungod sa temporary restraining order (TRO) nga gipagawas sa Korte Suprema human gi-kuwestiyon kini sa pipila ka grupo. Gitumbok ni Pernia nga ang RH Law dili anti-life apan pro-women kini tungod kay maatiman ang panglawas sa mga inahan ug makuhaan ang gidaghanon sa teenage pregnancies. Gawas niini, gipasabot usab sa Kalihim nga sukwahi sa gi-alegar, dili kini anti-poor tungod kay kun gamay na lamang ang mga anak, dili na makasinati og kalisod ang usa ka pamilya. Ubos sa maong EO, gimando na ni Presidente Duterte sa mga ahensya sa gobyerno nga siguradohon ang “free access” sa mga contraceptive alang sa unom ka milyong kababayen-an nga walay katakos nga makapalit ninii. Sa 6 ka milyong kababayen-an nga may panginahanglan alang sa modern family planning, 2 ka milyon niini ang kabos ug target nga mahatagan og access sa tuig 2018. Matud pa ni Pernia nga target sa gobyerno nga i-ubos ang poverty rate sa 14 o 13 porsiyento sa pagtapos sa termino ni Presidente Duterte gikan sa 21.6...

Bohol ICT Council Elects New Officers

The Bohol ICT Council elected its new set of officers on January 10, 2017 at the Governor’s Mansion in Tagbilaran City. Gov. Edgar M. Chatto inducted the new officers. The officers come from diverse backgrounds including engineering, information technology, business, digital marketing, education, government, and freelancing. They have expressed their commitment to bring new ideas and usher in a new era of growth into the innovation community in Bohol. They hope to engage with the different community sectors in Bohol to figure out how the council will be best able to help them. They are interested in listening to pulse of the Boholano people and making sure that the council understands the needs of the different communities. The Bohol ICT Council will be spearheading the current government’s initiative of making Bohol digitally competitive. The new initiative of Digital Bohol which was launched in October of last year will also be a priority for the council this year. The newly elected Bohol ICT Council officers are as follows: President: Joanne Phillips Vice President: Ben Skelton Secretary: Babie Sarah Ladeza Treasurer: Grethel Mende Auditor: Ayeng Castro Press Relations Officer: Zion Campo Community Lead for eCommerce: Monica Jane Roldan Community Lead for Freelancers: Jorine Bryan Agua Community Lead for Hardware Technology: Roy Bayonas Outgoing president Ms. Lai Biliran will be turning over the responsibilities to the new president Ms. Joanne Phillips within January. (Zion Campo, Jerome Auza) (Photo courtesy of Zion Campo) (Source: Change is Coming to the Bohol ICT...

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Bohol ICT Council Elects New Officers

The Bohol ICT Council elected its new set of officers on January 10, 2017 at the Governor’s Mansion in Tagbilaran City. Gov. Edgar M. Chatto inducted the new officers. The officers come from diverse backgrounds including engineering, information technology, business, digital marketing, education, government, and freelancing. They have expressed their commitment to bring new ideas and usher in a new era of growth into the innovation community in Bohol. They hope to engage with the different community sectors in Bohol to figure out how the council will be best able to help them. They are interested in listening to pulse of the Boholano people and making sure that the council understands the needs of the different communities. The Bohol ICT Council will be spearheading the current government’s initiative of making Bohol digitally competitive. The new initiative of Digital Bohol which was launched in October of last year will also be a priority for the council this year. The newly elected Bohol ICT Council officers are as follows: President: Joanne Phillips Vice President: Ben Skelton Secretary: Babie Sarah Ladeza Treasurer: Grethel Mende Auditor: Ayeng Castro Press Relations Officer: Zion Campo Community Lead for eCommerce: Monica Jane Roldan Community Lead for Freelancers: Jorine Bryan Agua Community Lead for Hardware Technology: Roy Bayonas Outgoing president Ms. Lai Biliran will be turning over the responsibilities to the new president Ms. Joanne Phillips within January. (Zion Campo, Jerome Auza) (Photo courtesy of Zion Campo) (Source: Change is Coming to the Bohol ICT...

City sets P111 M worth of modern infra for ’17

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 13 (PIA)–Tagbilaran City continues to keep up to the demands of a modern city, and beyond its newly concreted roads with drainage systems, Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights and traffic lights with counters by allocating some P111 million worth of modern infra for 2017. Sometime within the year, a key element in major big cities in the world would also be installed in Tagbilaran, one that would possibly elevate the city to be among the country’s bustling metropolises from a quaint and laid-back city. City Mayor John Geesnell Yap said in the next months, electronic information boards would be erected in the city’s thoroughfares as a way to put up announcements and emergency broadcasts. The development would also be in tandem with the formal setting up of the City Command Center at the basement of the newly refurbished city hall, he added. Tagbilaran city has pushed for an additional P15 million information Technology development and the installation of citywide surveillance systems through its closed circuit televisions in all major intersections, public schools and barangays. This would be another vital information supply to the Command Center which would then issue relevant information, or any monitored development worth everybody’s time. At a meeting with the City Peace and Order Council, Mayor Yap reminded barangay chairmen to submit a list of priority areas where the city could put the surveillance system in their jurisdiction so that they can map out the infrastructure. All data from these video recording machines would be transmitted to the City Command Center for compilation and immediate reference. City IT head Charles Borja also...

Katukoran sa drug rehab center sa Bohol, sugdan ka karong tuig

BOHOL, January 11 (PIA)–Gitakdang sugdan karong tuig ang katukoran sa bag-ong Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center sulod sa Camp Rajah Sikatuna sa Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa lungsod sa Carmen, ning lalawigan. Usa ang lalawigan sa Bohol sa 5 ka lugar sa nasod diin sugdan ang pagtukod sa bag-ong drug rehabilitation center karong tuig. Matud pa ni Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, ang tinubdan sa pondong mokabat sa P263 milyon nga itukod sa maong drug rehabilitation center maggikan sa China. Gipasalig sa Cabinet secretary nga ang katukoran sa maong rehab center magsugod gayud karong tuig ug matud pa nga iya nang gitahasan si Ding Borja, ang special envoy to China nga usa usab ka Bol-anon sa pag-pinalisar sa kakuhaan sa pondo gikan sa China sulod sa duha ka bulan. Kung mahuman na ang maong drug rehab center, makapasulod kini og 500 ka drug dependents. Ang Bohol usa sa mga lalawigan sa tibuok nasod nga nakatala og pinakadaghang drug surrenderees mao nga kinahanglan gayud dayon ang usa ka drug rehabilitation center dinhi. Sa katapusang ihap niadtong Nobyembre sa niaging tuig, dili moubos sa 25,000 ka drug users ang nitahan sa kapolisan sa Bohol ubos sa “Operation Tokhang.”...

P10-M budget alang sa BDJ expansion, aprubado na

BOHOL, January 11 (PIA)–Gi-aprobahan na sa Kagamhanang Probinsiyal sa niaging semana ang P10 milyong budget alang sa katukoran sa dugang selda sa mga bilanggoan sa Bohol District Jail (BDJ) sa Barangay Cabawan ning syudad sa Tagbilaran. Sa pakighinabi sa usa ka lokal nga estasyon sa radyo dinhi, gibutyag ni BDJ Warden Jail Chief Insp. Rusylvi Abueva nga ang maong pondo gamiton sa pagpatukod sa dugang 10 ka selda sa mga bilanggoan. Matud pa ni Abueva, gipaabot nga sugdan sa ikatulong kwarter ning tuig ang maong proyekto samtang naghulat pa ang mga opisyal sa pinal nga approval sa desinyo sa maong pasilidad. Giingong ang pagatukorong dugang selda makapasulod og 30 ngadto sa 40 ka binilanggo. Sa pagkakaron, ang populasyon sa BDJ nga adunay 25 ka selda nikabat na sa 895 ka piniriso apan gi-desinyo lamang kini nga makapasulod og 400 ka binilanggo. Gipaabot nga madugangan pa ang gidaghanon sa mga ma-preso tungod sa nagpadayon pa karong kampanya sa gobyerno batok sa ilegal nga droga....

LTO-Tagbilaran, nang-release na sa mga backlog nga driver’s license card

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 10 (PIA)–Gipahibalo sa buhatan sa Land Transportation Office (LTO) Tagbilaran nga nang-release na sila karon sa mga driver’s license card nga na-backlog gikan Agosto 2015 taman Oktubre 2016. Matud pa sa tigpamaba sa LTO-Tagbilaran nga si Florencio “Aloy” Balazuela, kinahanglan lamang moduso sa ilang photocopy sa opisyal nga resibo kun OR nga may nakasulat nga cellphone number sa luyo niini. Apan alang sa mga lisensiyang gi-isyu o gi-renew gikan Nobyembre 2016 pataas, i-release kini sa LTO sa ikaduhang kwarter sa 2017. Alang sa dugang kasayoran, mahimong motawag sa buhatan sa LTO-Tagbilaran sa telepono (038) 501 7781....

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