General Trias in Cavite is now a city

President Benigno Aquino III has granted a law for converting the town General Trias in Cavite to a city. On Wednesday, August 26, PNoy amended Republic Act No. 10675 or also known as Charter of the City of General Trias. City officials are expected to execute their assigned responsibilities. However, General Trias becoming a city opens opportunities and adjoined laws, rules and responsibilities for the local people.


Cavite mass shooting survivor recounts ordeal

The survivor in the mass shootout in the farm at Amadeo, Cavite has yet to recall the details of the said incident where five were killed and two were confirmed injured. According to the caretaker, a group of men barged in and started shooting them. However, due to the trauma or fear that he had gained from the incident, the survivor cannot recall how many shooters were there. He added that he escaped through crawling into the banana tree plantation in their farm, along with another man who is also from the farm. According to Region 4-A CALABARZON PIO Chief Senior Insp. Chit Gaoiran, they will ask for the testimonies of the survivors once they are ready and are fully recovered.


VP Binay earned P2B from service deals — Trillanes

Vice President Jejomar Binay allegedly pocketed P2 billion from the salaries of ghost personnel in Makati City. In the hearing of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee on Wednesday, August 26, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV presented all anomalies linked to Binay and his family. The former head of Makati General Services Department (GSD) Engineer Mario Hechanova revealed that the Binays have earned from the billion-peso contract of the city government’s janitorial, security and IT services for the past ten years. Hechanova also added that ten percent of the employees hired were “ghost personnel”. Binay was also accused of the ghost senior citizens issue in the city government program of Makati for the elderly but he has denied all the allegations and refused to give credence to the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s investigation.


NAIA to conduct area inspections for safety

After the recent repairs done in the ceilings of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Manila International Airport Authority faces another problem in the said airport concerning sinkholes in the flooring. According to their report, an Australian tourist fell off the hole last month. Although the said tourist did not gain serious injury, NAIA Terminal 2 Manager Rico Gonzales said they will be having check-ups in the airport to prevent the occurrence of the said incident.


Philippines ranked 15th globally in Think Tank

Washington-based Center for Technology Innovation (CTI) said that the Philippines is ranked 15th in the world in providing access and usage of affordable financial services. In terms of country commitment, the Philippines landed in 8th spot with a score of 94 percent, and 7th place in terms of regulatory environment with a score of 89 percent. In terms of adoption, the country placed 15th with a score of 40 percent, and 8th with a score of 89 percent in terms of mobile capacity. Based on the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report, the country earned 68 percent of total points. The report also noted that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was the world’s first central bank to establish a department solely focused on financial inclusion.Two of the earliest mobile financial service schemes were developed in the Philippines through Smart Communications Inc. in 2001, and Globe Telecom in 2004.


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