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BARMM extends financial aid to 667 PWDs

COTABATO CITY – Some 667 indigent Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) received financial assistance from the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government, the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) said Friday.

In a statement, MSSD-BARMM said the beneficiaries included 449 indigent PWDs in Wao, Lanao del Sur; and another 168 in Parang, Maguindanao del Norte.

“The beneficiaries received PHP1,500 each. This assistance covers the first quarter of their PHP500 monthly subsidy for this year,” the agency said.

PBBM now in Indonesia, hopes to solve ASEAN's 'unique' challenges

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. arrived in Indonesia on Tuesday afternoon to participate in the 42nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits.

Marcos and the official Philippine delegation arrived at the Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia at 4:54 p.m. via Philippine Airlines Flight PR 001, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil said in a statement.

"He (Marcos) was welcomed by Indonesian and Filipino officials," Garafil said.

Church-labor group back calls for wage hike

MANILA - An alliance of church leaders and labor organizations is advocating for a pay increase for the country’s workers amid the soaring inflation rates.

The Church People-Workers Solidarity (CWS) said that workers deserve “substantial wage increase” for their toils and services.

“CWS strongly emphasizes the justness, urgency, and doability of living wage in the midst of economic hardships,” said its chairperson Bishop Gerardo Alminaza in a statement for May 1 Labor Day.

Raising the minimum wage at this time, according to the bishop, is about dignity and justice.

Marcos vows to prioritize dev’t of 2 new Maguindanao provinces

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday vowed to prioritize and support the development of the newly created provinces of Maguindanao del Sur and Maguindanao del Norte especially during the transition period.

During the oath-taking of the officials from the two provinces, Marcos said the success of these newly created Maguindanao provinces shall be of high priority for the national government.

PNP chief Azurin grateful for 3 decades of ‘noble’ service

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. will end his eight-month “roller coaster” stint on Monday as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.

He said he still has some unfinished businesses but overall, he is grateful for the opportunity to serve.

BTA okays reso asking CM Ebrahim to grant inflation relief aid to BARMM officials, employees

COTABATO CITY - The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has adopted Resolution No. 205, requesting the Office of Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim to grant an inflation relief assistance not exceeding Php 15,000.00 to officials and employees of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Government of whatever status including persons engaged under contracts of service and job order.

It shall exclude Members of the Parliament, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Director Generals, and heads of offices.

PBBM vows gov’t will catch Degamo assassins

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday vowed justice for the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo.

Marcos condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the attack, which local authorities said happened at about 9:40 a.m. right inside Degamo’s residence in Pamplona town.

Initial reports said about 10 men got off separate vehicles and barged into the compound, where the governor was in the middle of a meeting with some of his constituents who are beneficiaries of the poverty alleviation measure Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

PBBM, Anwar vow to enhance political, security, trade cooperation

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim agreed Wednesday to strengthen political, security, and trade and investment cooperation between the Philippines and Malaysia.

This developed after the two leaders held a bilateral meeting at Malacañan Palace in Manila on Wednesday afternoon.

Marcos said he and Anwar had a "cordial and productive" discussion on the Philippines and Malaysia's bilateral cooperation, reaffirming their desire to revitalize the two nations' relations amid the shift to the "new normal."

Comelec sets COC filing for 2023 BSKE in July

MANILA – Filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for the Oct. 30 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will begin July 3.

In Resolution No. 10899, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) set the filing period from July 3 to 7.

Campaign activities are prohibited from July 8 to Oct. 18 while the campaign period will be on Oct. 19 to 28.

On EDSA Day, PBBM calls for ‘peace, unity, reconciliation’

MANILA – As the nation commemorates the 37th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday urged his fellow Filipinos to seek “peace, unity, and reconciliation.”

Marcos made the call as he hoped for a solemn and meaningful commemoration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

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