Today, July 23, 2015.
LEAD holds 6-day strategic planning workshop in DLSU-D
The De La Salle-University Dasmarinas is holding the Lasallian East Asia District (LEAD) Strategic Planning Workshop from July 19 to 24 at Hotel Rafael Centennial Hall. Brother Dodo FSC, together with other three auxiliary members (Br. JJ Jimenez FSC, Br. Paul Ho FSC and Br. Jospeh Klong FSC) and members of the new LEAD District Council, takes part in the 6-day workshop. Brother Ricky Laguda, General Councilor for Pacific Asia Regional Conference (PARC) region of LaSallian brothers, is the one facilitating the event.
Thousands join in nationwide earthquake drill
Thousands are expected to take part in a government-led nationwide earthquake drill today, July 23. According to Romina Marasigan, spokesperson of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the exercise is likely to cause heavy traffic but the drill is important; just in case the quake happens, the community is prepared. Various areas are participating in the nationwide earthquake drill, including Catanduanes, Iloilo, Virac, Southern Leyte, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Candon City in Ilocos Sur, Carmona in Cavite, Cebu cities as well as Baguio cities.
LRT-2 holds new ticketing scheme trial
The 2-day trial of the new ticketing system at LRT line 2 Legarda station was a success, according to its private concessionaire AF payments Incorporated. Over 6,000 beep cards were sold during the first two days of public trial. The test will continue today, July 23 at the LRT line 2 Betty Go Belmonte station. It is expected that by the month of September, the unified ticketing system is working at the MRT 3 and LRT LINE 1.
Inmates, jail guards, employees receive free medicines and vitamin supplements
One hundred seventy-nine inmates, more than 20 jail guards and administrative rank-and-file employees in Maguindanao provincial jail were provided free medicines and vitamin supplements in Eid’l Ftr medical mission by volunteers from the office of Governor Esmael Mangudadatu. According to Lynette Estandarte, chief budget aide of the governor, the provincial government wants the inmates to feel that they are not being forgotten, and they also deserve free health services. Respiratory ailments, skin diseases and hypertension are the health cases of most inmates.
PH financial system’s resources boost by 8.3 %
The Philippines financial system’s resources increased by 8.3 percent during the end of the first quarter of the year. According to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the increase was caused by universal and commercial banks which recorded 73 percent in the financial system and 90 percent in the banking sector. At the end of March, the financial system’s resources was increased by P14.09 trillion. The financial system’s resources refers to the total assets of commercial, thrift, rural banks, non-bank financial intermediaries gross, accumulated bond discounts, and accumulated market gains and losses.