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CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES - RA 6713

Republic Act No. 6713 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, TO   UPHOLD THE TIME-HONORED PRINCIPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICE BEING A PUBLIC TRUST, GRANTING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE, ENUMERATING PROHIBITED ACTS AND TRANSACTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR   VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Section 1. Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees." Section 2. Declaration of Policies. - It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest. Section 3. Definition of Terms. - As used in this Act, the term: (a) "Go

COVID-19 cases in Philippines up by 538, total now at 2,084

DOH COVID-19 CASE BULLETIN #017 4:00PM, 31 March 2020 UPDATES: As of 4:00PM today, the Department of Health reports 538 new cases (PH1,547-2,084) of COVID-19. The total number of cases in the country is now at 2,084. DOH also reports 7 additional recoveries which brings the total number of recoveries to 49.

Tagalog News: Pagtulong sa mga frontline worker sinisiguro ng LGU Kidapawan City

LUNGSOD NG KIDAPAWAN, Lalawigan ng Cotabato, Mar. 31 (PIA)—Sinisiguro ngayon ng pamahalaang panlungsod ng Kidapawan na matutulungan ang lahat ng mga empleyado ng lokal na pamahalaan na nagtatrabaho sa pamamagitan ng pagpapatupad ng quarantine measures sa siyudad kontra COVID-19. Ang mga empleyadong ito ay ginawang augmentation support sa limitadong bilang ng mga health care worker na nakadestino sa mga entry point ng lugar kasunod ng ipinatutupad na community quarantine sa lungsod. Ayon kay city mayor Joseph Evangelista, pangunahing gawain ng mga empleyado ay ang pagsasagawa ng thermal scanning sa mga pasahero at motorista at pagdisimpekta sa mga sasakyan na dumadaan sa mga checkpoint. Ang mga ito ay nagtatrabaho sa pamamagitan ng shifting at rotational basis. Sinisiguro din ng lokal na pamahalaan na nabibigyan ng pang-araw-araw na pagkain ang mga frontliner kabilang na ang mga kawani ng Philippine National Police at Philippine Army. Ang mga empleyadong ito ay makatatanggap din ng

NegOr allows entry of stranded residents amid COVID-19 crisis

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo (standing) together with other local chief executives and LGU representatives have agreed to allow the entry of stranded residents during a conference organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on March 27, 2020 at Visionaire's Lounge, Dumaguete City. (PIA7-NegOr)  DUMAGUETE CITY, March 30 (PIA) — Local chief executives (LCEs) in Negros Oriental have permitted the entry of Oriental Negrenses living outside the province who would like to return here in view of the Covid-19 crisis.  This was the agreement reached during a conference between Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and other LCEs in the province organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) here on March 27 at the Visionaire’s Lounge in Dumaguete City.  On March 24, Degamo issued an executive order which prevents the entry of persons, either resident of transient, in all borders and seaports in Negros Oriental. However, hundreds

DA CALABARZON issues food lane passes for agri-fishery products deliveries 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, March 31 (PIA) --The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IV-CALABARZON has issued 2,643 food lane passes and stickers as of March 29, 2020 in line with the Food Resiliency Protocol it crafted to make sure the continuous movement of agri and fishery products despite the implementation of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19. The DA formulated the protocol to ensure that every Filipino will have accessible and affordable foods on their tables. It also allows producers of agricultural and fishery products and all agricultural supply chain segments to continue their operations. Accredited farmers, fishers, traders, haulers, and other entrepreneurs were issued with passes to make sure the delivery of agri-fishery products will be unhampered to major demand centers like Metro Manila. The Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) with support from the Agricultural Program Coordinating Offices (APC

Cebuano News: PCIC extension office gibuksan na sa Siquijor

SIQUIJOR, Feb. 24 (PIA) -- Gibuksan na sa buhatan sa Philippine Crop Insurance(PCIC) ang ilanng Provincial Extension Office dinhi sa Isla sa Siquijor alang sa pag-alagad sa mga mag-uuma ug mangingisda aron matawhay ang ilang panginabuhi. Atol sa opening ug blessing sa bag-ong buhatan sa PCIC Extension Office niadtong Febrero 19, gipahayag ni Antonio S. Uy, Senior Vice-President ang mga gilatad nga proyekto alang sa mga mag-uuma ug mangingisda. Kini nagalangkob sa free-insurance, livestock development, fishery paraphernalia ug uban pa. Sumala ni Uy, ang ilang buhatan nakadawat ug 3.5 bilyones ka pesos gikan sa Department of Budget and Management (DBM) alang sa free-insurance sa 13 bilyon ka mga mag-uuma sa tibook nasud. Matod ni Uy, 60 porsyento lamang ang tinuod nga mag-uuma ug ang 40 porsyento naglangkob sa mga magtitikad. Gisaysay usab niya nga ang agri-agra funds makaabag sa atong mga mag-uuma ug mangingisda. Sa bulan sa Enero, ang PCIC nakadawat ug P1.3 bilyon ka pesos sikan s

Cagayan PLGU, sinimulan na ang pagbaba ng ayuda sa LGUs

Isa ang Gonzaga sa mga unang bayan na nakatanggap na ng ayuda mula Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Cagayan kahapon. (Photo by Francis Jorque) TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Marso 31 (PIA) - - - Sinimulan na ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Cagayan ang pagbababa ng ayuda o food assistance sa iba’t ibang bayan sa lalawigan kahapon, Marso 30. Ang ayudang ito ay nakalaan sa mga tinaguriang 'poorest of the poor' na nakatala sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), mga low income at daily wage earner, 4Ps at maging ng PUMs at PUIs. Bawat recipient ay makakatanggap ng limang (5) kilong bigas at limang (5) cup noodles ayon sa sa utos ni Governor Manuel N. Mamba. Bultong ibinababa ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ang bigas at cup noodles sa bawat bayan at lungsod ng probinsiya. Ang mga local government unit ang mangangasiwa ng pag-rerepack ng mga ito at mamamahagi sa mga karapat-dapat na makakatanggap. Ang ayudang ito ay mula sa Quick Response Fund ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan na may hala

Pres. Duterte unveils P200-B protection plan for poor families hit by COVID-19

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday appealed for collaboration and generosity in helping out the most vulnerable sectors of society hit by the COVID-19 crisis. (PIA NCR) CALOOCAN CITY, March 31 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on late Monday night unveiled a P200-billion social protection program for low-income families affected by the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic. “The government is now launching the largest and widest social protection program in our country’s history to make up for the loss in the economic opportunities due to quarantine measures in place. We have allotted P200B for low-income households affected by the current crisis,” Duterte said in his televised speech over PTV Channel 4 days after Congress granted him additional powers to address the COVID-19 crisis. Under the aid plan, reportedly the biggest social amelioration program in the country, beneficiary households will receive two-month worth of emergency financial assistance based on prevailing

DSWD readies aid for vulnerable sectors affected by COVID-19 crisis

QUEZON CITY, March 29 --The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will provide social amelioration measures amounting to P5,000 to P8,000 for two months to families belonging to vulnerable sectors who have been affected by the community quarantine amid the COVID-19 crisis as mandated by Republic Act (RA) 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.” The Emergency Subsidy Program includes the DSWD’s provision of food and non-food items (FNFI) and financial assistance through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) as well as those provided by other agencies, provided that the benefits received by each household does not exceed the prescribed threshold per region. The P5,000 to P8,000 worth of social amelioration programs is based on the maximum subsidy per region determined from the region’s minimum wage levels as these are close approximations to the amount needed to buy basic food, medicine, and hygiene essentials. It will be given to an eligible family i

NegOr Guv: Quarantine pass not needed for now

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 30 (PIA) -- Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo clarified the issuance of quarantine pass is not needed for now since the province is still under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) due to COVID-19 threat.  Degamo issued the clarification during a conference with Local Chief Executives (LCEs) organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Negros Oriental on March 27 at the Visionaire’s Lounge in this city.  The governor said a quarantine pass will only be needed if the province is put under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).  “We are not declaring the province as ECQ . Dili kinahanglan ang quarantine pass sa mga kabarangayan. Ako ning panawagan sa tanan kabarangayan, nag-meeting mi sa inyong mga mayor. Nagsabot ang tanan na wala pa tay quarantine pass because we are not declaring our province under ECQ and hopefully dili ta moabot anang dapita (We are not declaring the province as ECQ therefore, a quarantine pass is not needed as of the

NKTI to accept Kidney Patients Under Investigation (PUIs)

Photo Courtesy: NKTI-PIO QUEZON CITY, March 30 --  The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), the country’s leading tertiary medical specialty center specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment of kidney and allied diseases, announced on March 27, 2020 that they will accept KIDNEY PATIENTS UNDER INVESTIGATION (PUIs) who are dependent on dialysis, and not patients positive for COVID-19.   NKTI earlier ruled out admitting PUIs since the hospital is dealing with highly immunocompromised patients including transplant patients.  However, as the health system struggles to contain the virus, NKTI were forced by the circumstances to manage PUIs as COVID-19 designated centers are overwhelmed. “Currently, NKTI accepts only kidney patients under investigation (PUIs) who are dependent on dialysis. They are managed in tents situated around our emergency room. They are not admitted inside our main facilities to protect our immunocompromised patients especia

DOLE Caraga releases CAMP fund assistance to beneficiaries

BUTUAN CITY, March 31 -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Caraga Regional Office has recently announced the release of the first two batches of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) fund assistance amounting to P5,607,340.00 benefiting 1,117 workers in the private sector.  According to DOLE-Caraga Regional Director Chona Mantilla, the first batch of release was made on March 26, 2020, amounting to P2,063,220.00 which covered 411 workers in Agusan del Norte province. “The regional office has also released P1,516,040.00 to 302 workers from Surigao del Norte; P1,450,780.00 to 289 workers from Surigao del Sur; and P577,300.00 to 115 workers in Agusan del Sur,” added Mantilla. Director Mantilla further bared that the regional office is waiting for additional cash from the Central Office to fund the next batches of applicants. For more information, everyone is encouraged to check the DOLE Caraga’s website: http://caraga.dole.gov.ph/ or Faceb

Discernment in social media postings on veggie situation   sought

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Mar. 31 (PIA) - - The chief operations officer of the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) calls on netizens to be discerning or sensitive  on what they post in  the social media  about vegetable  concerns  as this  maybe  used  as gauge in dictating prices .  “We have to be careful on what we are posting (on vegetable situation) as it affects the whole vegetable industry,” Violeta Salda said. It is not the  deadly coronavirus disease(COVID-19) that  caused the slump in the prices of highland vegetables but the social media post of vegetables being thrown  or dumped  that went  viral, she claimed. To a great extent, it has a negative impact on the province’s economy and other neighbouring vegetable producing areas which redound to the unreciprocated efforts of farmers. Salda shared the plight of farmers who were affected early on by a post circulating in social media of loads of carrots being dumped, which would have been given to people during this Enhan

Tagalog News: Caraga, naglatag ng contingency plan vs. COVID-19

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Marso 31 (PIA) -- Sa harap ng patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso ng coronavirus disease o COVID-19 sa bansa, puspusan ang health emergency response action laban sa naturang virus ng Department of Health – Center for Health and Development (DOH-CHD) Caraga. Sa isinagawang 1st Quarter Full Council Meeting ng Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), tinalakay ang contingency plan bilang paghahanda sa worst-case scenario lalo na at nakapasok na ang COVID-19 sa Mindanao.  Kabilang rito ang  pinalakas na pagbabantay at pagtukoy sa resources at response activities kung sakaling lumala ang sitwasyon. “Itong COVID-19 ay bagong uri ng virus kaya kailangan natin itong paghanda pa lalo. Kailangan nating maniguro sa ating kaligtasan at seguridad. Kaya hangga’t maaari ay sundin natin ang mga guidelines na ipinapatupad ng pamahalaan upang masugpo ang COVID-19,” sabi ni DOH-CHD Caraga regional director Jose Llacuna, Jr. Bagama’t wala pang naitalang nagpos

Cagayan PLGU, sinimulan na ang pagbaba ng ayuda sa LGUs 

Isa ang Gonzaga sa mga unang bayan na nakatanggap na ng ayuda mula Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Cagayan kahapon.  (Photo by Francis Jorque) TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Marso 31 (PIA) - - - Sinimulan na ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Cagayan ang pagbababa ng ayuda o food assistance sa iba’t ibang bayan sa lalawigan kahapon, Marso 30. Ang ayudang ito ay nakalaan sa mga tinaguriang ' poorest of the poor' na nakatala sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), mga low income at daily wage earner, 4Ps at maging ng PUMs at PUIs. Bawat recipient ay makakatanggap ng limang (5) kilong bigas at limang (5) cup noodles ayon sa sa utos ni Governor Manuel N. Mamba. Bultong ibinababa ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ang bigas at cup noodles sa bawat bayan at lungsod ng probinsiya. Ang mga local government unit ang mangangasiwa ng pag-rerepack ng mga ito at mamamahagi sa mga karapat-dapat na makakatanggap. Ang ayudang ito ay mula sa Quick Response Fund ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan

List of Countries Affected by Covid-19 Ranked by Number of Cases

Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan, and the Holland America's MS Zaandam cruise ship. The day is reset after midnight GMT+0. Country, Other Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Total Recovered Active Cases Serious, Critical Tot Cases/ 1M pop Deaths/ 1M pop Reported 1st case World 740,235 +17,876 35,035 +1,069 156,588 548,612 28,471 95.0 4.5 Jan 10 USA 142,793 +333 2,490 +6 4,562 135,741 2,970 431 8 Jan 20 Italy 97,689 10,779 13,030 73,880 3,906 1,616 178 Jan 29 Spain 85,195 +5,085 7,340 +537 16,780 61,075 5,231 1,822 157 Jan 30 China 81,470 +31 3,304 +4 75,700 2,466 633 57 2 Jan 10 Germany 63,929 +1,494 560 +19 9,211 54,158 1,979 763 7 Jan 26 Iran 41,495 +3,186 2,757 +117 13,911 24,827 3,511 494 33 Feb 18 France 40,174 2,606 7,202 30,366 4,632 615 40 Jan 23 UK 19,522