Comelec secures supply of thermal paper for OAV

Commission on Elections or Comelec assured the public that they have enough supply of thermal paper for the overseas absentee voting (OAV) on April 9, 2016. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said that the poll body will have no problem of the thermal paper supply for the printing of the voter’s receipt of OAV as it will last for a month.

During the hearing of Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System, Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim said that the agreed date of bidding for the thermal paper is on April 5.


NAIA tightens security over Brussels bombing

Ninoy Aquino International Airport partners with Philippine National Police’s Aviation Security Group in hightened alert due to Brussels bombing.

According to Jesus Descanzo, Manila International Airport Authority Assistant General Manager for Security and Emergency Services, passengers should arrive four hours before scheduled flight because of the long lines for checkpoint.


Comelec, MMDA-PNP spearhead ‘Oplan Baklas’ in QC

Commission on Elections (COMELEC) teams up with Metropolitan Manila Authority (MMDA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) to remove illegals posters and other campaign materials intended for the May 2016 elections.

With their “Operation Baklas”, they started at some areas of Quezon City Memorial Circle, near Commonwealth Avenue where they got 10 illegal posters. Comelec NCR Director Temie Lambino said that the awareness of people helped them to lessen those who keep on posting campaign materials on prohibited areas.


DBM alloted P700M for housing project of ISFs

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P700 million for the construction of housing units intended for Informal Settler Families (ISF) currently living in danger areas along Metro Manila.

According to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad, the funding release is ensured for the informal settler families scheduled for resettlement this year. A total of 26,367 families are set for relocation project this year under the Oplan LIKAS (Lumikas para Iwas Kalamidad at Sakit) Program by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Abad added that P5.2 billion from the 2016 National Budget has been allocated for housing of ISFs. This amount will fund the relocation of a total of 14,030 ISFs living in and around Metro Manila danger zones.


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