Public Service Announcement

New firm takes over Lyceum Subic

September 19, 2017 | Public Service Announcement | Real Estate | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—A new company has taken over the operations of Lyceum of Subic Bay Inc. (LSBI), allowing the debt-ridden firm to pay more than P31 million in overdue rentals and other arrears to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and to honor its development commitments for its two campuses here. photo c/o SBMA Read More

Residents flock first environmental run in Olongapo City

September 18, 2017 | Celebration | Leisure | Olongapo | Public Service Announcement | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

Close to 1,300 runners ranging from beginners, advance and elite gathered together last Sunday to what organizers said the biggest environmental run in the city to date. Dubbed as “Olongapo River Run 2017” under the flagship project Making Riverth Possible, the event aims to spread environmental awareness amongst residents. “This is the first environmental run Read More

PhilHealth gets bulk of gov’t subsidy in July

September 18, 2017 | Public Service Announcement

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), a government-owned and/or -controlled corporation (GOCC) that administers the state’s health insurance program, cornered the bulk of subsidies given away by the national government in July. The latest Bureau of Treasury data showed that of the P16.867 billion in subsidies granted to GOCCs in July, P15.114 billion or 89.6 Read More

Wrong signal

September 18, 2017 | Local Government Units | National Government Units | Public Service Announcement

Before the budget of the Commission on Human Rights was slashed to a mere P1,000 by the House of Representatives, the CHR faced only a 10-percent cut (to P649.48 million), as the Department of Budget and Management had proposed. But then the House leadership threatened to defund the commission with a “zero budget,” and later Read More

Hope Behind Bars: There’s life and hope for inmates after prison

September 17, 2017 | National Government Units | Public Service Announcement

After seven years in and out of the Bataan District Jail (BDJ), Bernadeth Gabor could feel confident to disprove President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent assertion that those who had spent time behind bars are hopeless and could no longer be rehabilitated to become productive members of society. Gabor: From one-woman show to university mission —Jovic Yee Read More