Tell it to SunStar: Peasant families yet to recover from hardships, now faced with cost of face-to-face schooling

As face-to-face classes for School Year 2022-2023 officially started on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the peasant women families continued to demand safe school reopening and accessible immediate cash assistance from the government.The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women stressed that the peasant families have not yet recovered […]

13 drug rehab program graduates get assistance

AT LEAST 12 drug users from Barangay Subabasbas and one from Barangay Talima who graduated from the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) were granted livelihood cash assistance from the Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO).Closap executive director Garry Lao said the CSWDO granted a total of P65,000 worth of livelihood assistance to the 13 […]

Mandaue City dads increase yearly cash aid for PWDs

STARTING next year, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Mandaue City will receive P6,000 in financial assistance annually from the city government. This after the Mandaue City Council approved an ordinance amending City Ordinance 14-2018-1418 which increases the financial assistance of all registered PWDs in Mandaue City. The amendment was approved on final reading during the […]

P9.1-B cash aid in Metro Manila released  

ABOUT 81% or P9.1 billion out of the P11.2-billion financial assistance for Metro Manila residents affected by the recent two-week strict lockdown has already been released as of Aug. 24, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday.   This means more than nine million beneficiaries have received cash assistance, Palace Spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. told a televised news briefing.    He added that the national […]

Ched-Central Visayas scholarship slots decrease, financial aid doubles

THE available slots for the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) 7’s merit-based scholarship programs for incoming college freshmen for academic year (AY) 2021-2022 have decreased from 2,491 slots in AY 2019-2020 to just 612 slots for AY 2021-2022. However, the amount of the financial assistance for the would-be Ched merit-based scholars for this academic year […]

NBI, IBP sign agreement to protect lawyers, judiciary members  

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) signed a memorandum of agreement on June 25 to strengthen coordination and communication to prevent further attacks against lawyers and members of the judiciary.   In a news release on Tuesday, the NBI said under the agreement, it committed to “provide timely assistance to lawyers, prosecutors, and […]

97% of funds for assistance for critically impacted shipping firms distributed, PPA says

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said it had released about 97% of the allocated budget for the financial assistance for the shipping companies or operators that had been critically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The amount of funds used as of Jan. 26 was P7,458,965.75, according to PPA data […]

Release rate for small business assistance loans less than 20% by end of 2020

LOANS released under the government’s assistance program for small businesses have topped P2 billion to date, or under 20% of the program’s funding. The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) was allocated P10 billion for lending to micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises under Republic Act No. 11494, the second stimulus […]