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Sen. Rodolfo Biazon passes away, 88

MANILA - Former Senator and AFP Chief of Staff Rodolfo Gaspar Biazon has passed away Monday mornign after battling with pneumonia, one of his sons said.

He was 88 years old.

“Thank you so much for all the prayers. It was truly worth it. Papa fought a long and exhausting battle,” Rino Biazon, the senator’s son, said in a Facebook post.

“It’s time to get rest, Papa! We love you so dearly! Thanks for bringing HONOR to the Biazon family. We are so proud of you!”

South Cotabato board member Causing passed away

Narito ang facebook post ng kapatid ni Board Member Causing na si Berteni Causing:

-- LYNDALE IS DEAD -- MY 3RD SISTER WHO DIED IN THREE YEARS --

South Cotabato Board Member Lyndale Marieta Causing has just breathed her last.

Kalalagot lang ng huling hininga nya ngayon sa Provincial Hospital ng South Cotabato pasado alas dos ng hapon.

She is no doubt the greatest sister in our brood of eight children of Remo Centeno Causing and Marianita Catolico Cataluña-Causing.

Abrogar welcomes new TESDA director general Mangudadatu, says agency is in good hands

KORONADAL CITY – The new director general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-12) has been a strong partner of TESDA-12, according to Regional Director Rafael Y. Abrogar.

In a statement, Abrogar welcomed the appointment of former congressman and former Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto “Teng” Mangudadatu.

Mangudadatu has taken his oath of office before Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr during ceremonies held at Malacanang.

Abrogar described Mangudadatu as “one of the strongest allies and advocate of TESDA programs” in the Soccsksargen region.

Comelec: No more extensions of SOCE filing deadline

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it will no longer grant extensions on the deadline for the filing of statements of contributions and expenditures (SOCE) of candidates and political parties.

Comelec chairperson George Erwin Garcia made the remark after the Supreme Court (SC) en banc's 19-page decision on the Comelec Resolution No. 10147 was released, declaring the resolution as void.

The Comelec resolution allowed the extension of the deadline for SOCE filing last 2016.

GSIS celebrates 86th year, launches new programs

MANILA – State-pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) launched a housing program, a low-interest loan product with flexible terms, and additional features on the GSIS Touch mobile app during its 86th anniversary celebration on Wednesday. 

GSIS President and General Manager Wick Veloso said these programs are in response to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s directives.

In his anniversary message, Veloso said the GSIS is focused on digitizing processes for the convenience of its members and pensioners.

PBBM reiterates urgency of national land use policy

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday vowed to give "urgent attention" to the proposed measure institutionalizing a national land use policy that will ensure the country's holistic development.

In a speech during the grand launching of Pier 88 in Liloan, Cebu, Marcos said he would persuade Congress to immediately pass the proposed National Land Use Act, one of his priority bills.

"Allow me to reiterate the urgency of enacting a [National] Land Use Policy for our country, which is a priority legislative agenda of this administration," Marcos said.

PBBM calls on PMA graduates to uphold democracy, rule of law

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. called on the members of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “MADASIGON” Class of 2023 to continue upholding democracy and the rule of law as they officially join the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) following their commencement exercises at Fort del Pilar in Baguio City on Sunday.

Australia announces fresh P3.3-B ODA for PH

MANILA – The Australian government is allocating AUD89.9 million or approximately PHP3.32 billion worth of official development assistance (ODA) to the Philippines for 2023 to 2024, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the bilateral meeting between visiting Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and DFA Secretary Enrique Manalo in Makati City on May 18.

DBM commits to pursue Marawi recovery

MANILA – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday reiterated its commitment to empowering the Muslim community, particularly in rebuilding Marawi City, as the nation commemorates the Marawi Week of Peace.

In a statement, DBM Secretary Amenah Pangandaman, who is a Maranao with roots from the south, said the rehabilitation and recovery of Marawi has "always been a project that is close to my heart."

DBM: Gov’t personnel to get midyear bonus starting May 15

MANILA – State workers will receive their midyear bonus starting May 15, confirmed Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah Pangandaman on Sunday.

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