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Informal settler families living in danger areas in Quezon City are now resettled safely in SOUTHVILLE 8, San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal. As of July 7, 2011, a total of 1,836 families have been helped to move out of danger areas in 19 parts of Quezon City, to be resettled in their new homes here in Southville 8.
Some of them were victims of Typhoon Ondoy, many of them were living dangerously along creeks or riverways, some even on silted soil right on top of waterways. Quezon City Mayor Bautista directed his officials to work to make sute that they move to safer areas soon, before another calamity strikes.
Housing and resettlement is the Mayor’s priority, along with disaster-risk mitigation. These twin aims provided impetus for his Administration’s strong push to resettle indigents living in precarious surrounding, which include Bagong Silangan, those living along Tullahan Creek, in soil mounds in Damayang Lagi, and along Culiat Creek.
The resettled families also include those displaced in 6th and 7th street, Barangay Mariana, who were literally living in the streets, when the property owner claimed back his land.
Southville 8 is a housing project of the National Housing Authority. The city’s Socialized Housing Task Force headed by the Secretary to the Mayor Tadeo Palma, and the Urban Poor Affairs Office headed by Ramon Asprer, have been working tirelessly, with the help of the Social Services development Office and COPRISS, to help the resettlement become as easy as possible for the families.
To make sure that their basic needs are met, the Mayor even committed to paying for the sub-electric meters of Quezon City’s relocates, a problem that usually delays the energization of socialized housing communities. Today, at flag raising ceremonies at Quezon City Hall, 1,500 families received their submeters, through their block leaders and barangay officials. This will make sure that their homes have legal electrical connections.
Once Meralco has energized their homes, these 1,500 submeters will be used for the next set of resettled families, and so on. This means that the local government’s investment of P1,000 for each submeter will continuously be rolled over to benefit a large number of its resettlers.
Bautista vowed that the City government will continue to work for the resettlement of more families. He cited the reports that there are 8,000 more who need immediate resettlement to safer grounds. He called on more partners to help defray the huge investement requirements. Thus far, the local government has signed Memoranda of Agreements with Habitat for Humanity, Gawad Kalinga and the Pag-ibig Fund, for assistance in housing construction. The City council has along assisted in creating new revenue sources for housing, through the socialized housing tax. Recently, the LGU imposed the idle land tax for the same purpose. Maureen Quiñones, PAISO
NASA kaliwang larawan sina Barangay Payatas Kagawad Juliet Peña, Urban Poor Affairs Office Head Ramon Asprer habang nakamasid at matamang nakikinig ng panayam kay Meyor Herbert Maclang-Bautista. Sa gitnang larawan naman sina Bise Alkalde Joy Belmonte, Punong Barangay Rosario L. Dadulo, Secretary to the Mayor Tadeo M. Palma, Executive Secretary Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa, Mayor Bautista at City Councilor Julienne Alyson Rae V. Medalla sa pagsisimula ng programa sa ginanap na “Groundbreaking ng Bisktekville 2 sa Molave, Area-B, Payatas, Quezon City. Si Meyor Bautista sa kanang bahagi pagkatapos ilagak ang kapsula bilang tanda ng pagsisimula ng nabanggit na proyekto ng lokal na pamahalaan para sa mga maralitang walang sariling bahay sa Lungsod Quezon. Cathy Cruz, DWAD/ PSciJourn Mega Manila
SINIMULAN na ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Lungsod Quezon ang pagpapatayo ng mga pabahay sa mga residente nito sa Barangay Payatas sa pakikipagtulungan pa rin ng Habitat for Humanity Philippines at BPI Foundation at PAGIBIG.
Sa isinagawang “Groundbreaking” sa Molave, Area B Barangay Payatas (Agosto 21, 2011), pinangunahan ni Alkalde Herbert M. Bautista at Bise Alkalde Joy Belmonte kasama sina Barangay Captain Rosario L. Dadulo at mga kagawad nito, maging mga konsehal na sina Alfred Vargas at Godofredo Liban, III, gayundin ng mga taga Habitat for Humanity at BPI Foundation.
Dinaluhan din ito ng dating City Administrator ngayon ay Executive Secretary nang si Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa. Kabilang din sa paglalagak ng kapsula bilang tanda ng pagsisimula ng pagpapatayo ng pabahay sa nabanggit na lugar ay ang mga ilang opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan na sina Treasurer Edgar T. Villanueva, City Budget Officer Marianne Orayani, SSDD Head Maria Theresa M. Mariano, HURA President and General Manager Manuel N. Sabalza, Task Force COPRISS Marlowe “Jack” Y. Jacutin at iba pa.
Ang Bistekville 2 na itatayo sa Barangay Payatas ay pabahay para sa mga gurong nagtuturo sa Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma High School ng Payatas kasama rin ang ilang piling ‘informal settlers’ na nasa delikadong lugar na kinakailangang agad na ilipat subalit miyembro ng PAGIBIG na may kakayahang magbayad para sa pabahay ng pamahalaan.
Sinasabing ito ay simula lamang ng maraming proyektong pabahay ng lungsod para sa mga maralitang residente nito. Ayon kay Meyor Bautista mayroon ding mga nakalaang pabahay para sa mga ‘informal settlers’ na hindi kayang magbayad ng pabahay subalit tutulungan ng pamahalaan upang kumita, turuang mag-impok ng pera at matututong maging responsible sa pagbabayad ng sariling bahay makalipas ang inilaang palugit na isang taon.
Binanggit din ng alkalde na dahil sa karanasan ng bansa sa bagyong Ondoy kay nagsilbing panggising ito hindi lamang sa mga mamamayan higit sa pamahalaan upang tiyakin ang kaligtasan ng tao. Magagawa lamang umano ito kung maiaalis ang mga pamilya na naninirahan sa mga delikadong lugar hindi lamang sa panahong umuulan kundi kahit maayos na panahon tulad ng mga pamilyang naninirahan sa ilalim ng tulay, high-tension wires, tabi ng kalsada at iba pa.
Tinatayang nasa 400 units ang itatayo ng Habitat for Humanity sa lupang pagmamay-ari ng pamilya Oviedo.
Ayon kay Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa, ang Lungsod Quezon ang sinasabing may pinakamalaking bilang ng mga ‘informal settlers’ na nakatira sa mga delikadong lugar sa buong bansa. Kaya’t ang mga programa aniya ng loka na pamahalaan ng Kyusi ay bunsod ng Public Private Partnership o PPP na bahagi ng programa at naisin ng Pangulong Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III na ang bansa ay patungo sa matuwid na daan. Cathy Cruz, DWAD/ PSciJourn Mega Manila
The installation of Council Officers and Induction of Service Program Directors of the Knights of Columbus Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Council 13883 in NDC Compound, Sta. Mesa, Manila was held last August 16, 2011at the Social Hall of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Center in Intramuros, Manila.
The newly installed Grand Knight Gari San Sebastian began his message with a story of a man who asked a passing stranger for the time. Sebastian stressed the importance and essence of a true leadership.
“I am indeed blessed more than honored and privileged to have with me Brother Knights who possess the three S’s of Leadership –sincerity, sacrifice, and service. We do not simply wait things to happen, we make things to happen,” said Sebastian.
The installation proper was conducted by M-44District Deputy Glicerio Tinawin with M-44 District Warden Ramon Jimenez.
Supreme Director Alonso Tan delivered his Inspirational Message, while Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro Yap was served as the Guest Speaker.
The new Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Council 13883 Officers are Rev. Fr. Benjo Ledesma, Chaplain; Elpidio Mabunga, Deputy Grand Knight/Program Director; Michael Angelo Muñoz, Chancellor/Council Director; Ruben Magdurulang, Recorder/Vocations Chairman; Kenn Festin, Treasurer; Jose Tanate Jr, Advocate/Public Relations; Glenn Festin, Warden; Reynaldo Magno, Inside Guard; Rolando Buenavente, Outside Guard; Ruben Delos Reyes, Trustee-1 year; Ernesto Festin, Trustee-2 years/Pro-Life Chairman; and Eduardo Delos Reyes, Trustee-3 year.
The new Service Program Officers are Aniano Chavez as Church Director and Daniel Luna as Community Directory. Yen Ocampo
The Knights of Columbus Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Council 13883 in NDC Compund, Sta. Mesa, Manila will be having their Installation of Council Officers and Induction of Service Program Directors on 16 August 2011, Tuesday 5PM-8PM to be held at 3/F Social Hall Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Center in Intramuros, Manila. The program includes Eucharistic celebration in San Agustin Church at 5:30PM.
State Recruitment Chairman Conrado Dator, Jr will lead the National Anthem, while the installation proper will be conducted by M-44District Deputy Glicerio Tinawin with M-44 District Warden Ramon Jimenez.
The New Council Development Chairman Efren Mendoza will acknowledge the guests and will serve as the Master of Ceremony; State Treasurer Joseph Teodoro will give the Welcome Address; while Past Grand Knight Eduardo Delos Reyes will give the Valedictory Address.
Supreme Director Alonso Tan will give his Inspirational Message; and Membership Director Bonifacio Martinez will introduce the Guest Speaker, which will be the Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro Yap.
Meanwhile, the new Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Council 13883 Officers are: Gari San Sebastian, Grand Knight; Rev. Fr. Benjo Ledesma, Chaplain; Elpidio Mabunga, Deputy Grand Knight/Program Director; Michael Angelo Muñoz, Chancellor/Council Director; Ruben Magdurulang, Recorder/Vocations Chairman; Kenn Festin, Treasurer; Jose Tanate Jr, Advocate/Public Relations; Glenn Festin, Warden; Reynaldo Magno, Inside Guard; Rolando Buenavente, Outside Guard; Ruben Delos Reyes, Trustee-1 year; Ernesto Festin, Trustee-2 years/Pro-Life Chairman; and Eduardo Delos Reyes, Trustee-3 year.
Added to new Service Program Officers are Aniano Chavez as Church Director and Daniel Luna as Community Directory. Yen Ocampo
The simultaneous installation of officers of the Columbian Squires Circle No. 2195, Pinehurst Council 5379, and Holy Grail Assembly Acn 2698 was conducted on July 30, 2011 at St. Joseph The Worker Parish in Pacdal, Baguio City.
Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap was represented by State Warden Pascual C. Carbero as guest speaker and accompanied by Luzon State Membership Director Bonifacio B. Martinez and Technical Assistant to the State Officers Ramon C. Sanchez.
The newly elected officers of Columbian Squires Circle No. 2195 led by Van Eric Lardizabal as Chief Squire was installed by Council Chancellor Vincent Osit.
Assisted by District Warden Sammy Bastian, District Deputy Rey E. Millare installed the officers of Pinhurst Council 5379.
The newly electedh officers were: Onofre Ibanez, Grand Knight; James Monidguing, Deputy Grand Knight; Vincint Osit, Chancellor; Jerome Costales, Recorder; Paul Apiles, Treasurer; Amado Arellano, Financial Secretary; Eugenio Marasigan Jr., Lecturer; Edison Bilog, Advocate; and Anthony Abellera, Warden.
Other Council 5379 officers were: Catalino Castor and Dennis Dominguez, Inside Guards; Edwin Francisco and Domingo Abratique Sr., Outside Gurads; Zosimo Abratique, Trustee 1 year; Timmy Melenez, Trustee 2 Years; Florante Sumague, Trustee 3 Years; and Rev. Fr. Felimon William as Chaplain.
Furthermore, Former Faithful Navigator and FDD Angelo Gumnad of Don Bosco Council 6822 installed the officers of Holy Grail Assembly with Roland Africano as Faithful Navigator; Rev. Fr. Jose Alipio, Faitful Friar; Gary Lo Ang, Faithful Captain; Mariano Lallaban, Faithful Pilot; Jose Teban Jr., Faithful Comptroller; Amado Arellano, Faithful Purser; Napoleon Duntogan, Faithful Scribe; Eugenio Marasigan Jr., Inner Sentinel; Lowel Martin, Outer Sentinel; Onofre Ibanez and Rolando Aquino, Trustee; and Victor Benlingan.
A fraternal and community mass was celebrated led by the Parish Priest Fr. William. After the homily, the officers of the circle, council, and the assembly as well were presented to the church attendees. Then, a program with dinner was followed, where the Brother Knights and Ladies of Daughters of Mary Immaculate had special number -singing and dancing. (Yen Ocampo)
Inaprubahan na ang Quezon City Council ang isang panukalang ordinansa na magbibigay daan sa computerization ng mga health center sa siyudad.
Layon ng ordinansa na ma-computerize ang record ng mga pasyente upang mabawasan ang mahabang paghihintay sa pagkuha ng kanilang records.
Napapanhon din ang computerization ng records sa pagkuha ng kinakailangang records at statistics sa iba’t ibang uri ng sakit na kailangang imonitor kung sakaling magkaroon ng outbreaks o epidemic at mabilis na pagsusuri sa performance indicators para sa maagap na pagbibigay lunas.
Kaugnay nito, nakatakdang magsagawa ang tanggapan ni Konsehal Raquel Malangen ng informal training para sa mga medical officers at health workers sa anim na barangay health centers sa District 4, na kinabibilangan ng Bgy. Kamuning, Tatalon, Kaunlaran, Pinayahan, San Isidro Galas at Dona Imelda simula sa ika-apat na linggo ng Agosto.
Sinabi ni Malangen na sasailalim ang mga ito sa informal training o refresher sa paggamit ng computers bago ipamahagi ng kanyang tanggapan ang tatlong desktop computer sets sa bawat health center sa District 4 simula Setyembre.
Ayon kay Malangen, ang mabagal na proseso sa paglalakad o pagkuha ng dokumento ay hindi lamang problema ng mga ahensiya o tanggapan ng gobyerno kundi maging sa mga health centers sa QC.
Bilang isang computer programmer at system analyst, sinabi niya na naniniwala na ang solusyon sa problema ay computerization.
Kasama ni Malangen sa pag-isponsor sa ordinansa sina Konsehal Precious Castelo, Francisco Calalay Jr., Dorothy Delarmente, Anthony Peter Crisologo, Ric Belmonte Jr., Joseph Juico, Alexis Herrera, Alfredo Vargas III, Eden Medina, Aly Medalla, Roderick Paulate, Godofredo Liban II, Julian Coseteng, Allan Reyes, Jaime Borres, Don de Leon, Gian Sotto, Eufemio Lagumbay, Jesus Sunta, Jessica Daza, Vincent Belmonte, Marvin Rillo, Ranulfo Ludovica at John de Guzman. Divine/ Maureen Quinones, PAISO
The Quezon City Council has approved an ordinance providing for the computerization of health centers in the city.
The ordinance seeks to computerized records of patients in order to reduce long waiting time in retrieving their health records.
The computerization of records will be timely in acquiring required records and statistics of different diseases to monitor morbidity, mortality and outbreaks and epidemic and quick analysis of performance indicators for immediate intervention.
In line with this, Councilor Raquel Malangen will hold an informal training for medical officers and health workers in six barangay health centers in District 4, namely Bgy. Kamuning, Tatalon, Kaunlaran, Pinayahan, San Isidro Galas and Dona Imelda starting on the 4th week of August.
Malangen said they will undergo informal training or refresher for the use of computers which will be distributed by her office. She said that at least three (3) desktop computer sets will be given to every health center in her district by September.
She said that the slow processing of documents in government offices and agencies has been a problem, too, in health centers in QC.
Being a computer programmer and system analyst, Malangen said she believes that the solution for the problem is computerization.
Malangen co-sponsored the measure with Councilors Precious Castelo, Francisco Calalay Jr., Dorothy Delarmente, Anthony Peter Crisologo, Ric Belmonte Jr., Joseph Juico, Alexis Herrera, Alfredo Vargas III, Eden Medina, Aly Medalla, Roderick Paulate, Godofredo Liban II, Julian Coseteng, Allan Reyes, Jaime Borres, Don de Leon, Gian Sotto, Eufemio Lagumbay, Jesus Sunta, Jessica Daza, Vincent Belmonte, Marvin Rillo, Ranulfo Ludovica and John de Guzman. Divine/ Maureen Quinones, PAISO
For the first time, the Quezon City Government hosted a one-day job fair for local, international and military vacancies.
The job fair for the military is in coordination with the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) which is celebrating its 48th founding anniversary.
Carlo Magno Abella, OIC of QC Public Employment Service Office (PESO), said that more than 40 local and 10 overseas employment agencies participated in the event at the QC Hall Plaza.
Among the local firms that participated were SM Appliance Store and Ace Hardware, and Dunkin Donut.
For local employment, most of the vacancies were for office and clerical positions, service crew and sales personnel. On the other hand, skilled workers, engineers and domestic workers were the most needed for the overseas jobs offered.
Interested graduates and under graduates who have at least 72 units, aged 20-24 years old had signed up for training/job offered by the Philippine Navy, Air Force, Special Forces, Scout Rangers, and Philippine Army.
Mayor Herbert Bautista, who graced the formal opening of the job fair, said that it was the first time a Local Government Unit (LGU) in coordination with NDCP held a job fair for applicants for local, international and military positions in coordination with the NDCP. Divine/ Ej/ Maureen Quiñones, PAISO
In a bid to lessen if not totally eradicate carnapping cases, twenty- six members of the Quezon City Council are calling for the enactment of a proposal in Congress to make carnapping a non-bailable crime.
In a resolution, QC councilors led by Councilor Godofredo Liban II are calling for a strong support to the move that will make carnapping a non-bailable crime as a deterrent to the rampant and growing proliferation of said crime in the country, particularly in Metro Manila.
The QC Council resolution, which already passed on second reading last June 6, noted that most of carnapping incidents that happened in Metro Manila alone, had resulted in death to some drivers or owners of vehicle as in the case of Marlon Quicho, driver of Judge Racquelen Vasquez, who was shot dead in front of his employer’s house in Geronino St. Tandang Sora, Quezon City last July 29.
“It is hoped that making carnapping a non-bailable crime may provide a deterrent to the rampant proliferation of the said crime,” Liban said.
He added that carnappers are growing bolder and even appear to be taunting the police authorities in the face, thus a stronger law against carnapping, which is to make the crime non-bailable, needs to be passed immediately to help solve the problem.
The lawmaker believed that carnappers, especially those who belong to syndicates, could easily post bail for the crime they committed and eventually repeat their crime. Maureen Quiñones, PAISO
Quezon City government will formally start the socialized housing projects for the city’s informal settlers in two relocation sites – one in Payatas and the other in Kaligayahan – in a simple groundbreaking ceremony during the commemoration of the birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon on August 19 (Friday).
QC Mayor Herbert M. Bautista will lead city officials in the groundbreaking ceremony, to which representatives of PAG-IBIG, and the project developers – the Phinma and Habitat for Humanity – have also been invited. Also gracing the occasion will be Vice President Jejomar Binay, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa.
Phinma is set to construct more than 800 housing units in the Arce Property in Barangay Kaligayan. In Payatas, the Habitat for Humanity will build almost 400 units in the Oviedo Property.
The QC government has chosen August 19 to jumpstart the socialized housing project which is one of the priority projects of Mayor Bautista to fulfill one of President Quezon’s dreams of giving shelter to poor families as part of his advocacy for social justice.
Secretary to the Mayor and QC Task Force Housing Chairman Tadeo Palma revealed that teachers, especially those teaching in Payatas like in Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma Elementary School, will be the first batch of beneficiaries of the socialized housing project to be developed by Habitat for Humanity in the area.
Palma said that Mayor Bautista indeed wants to fast tract the development of the city’s big socialized housing projects, the first ever in the history of Local Government Units (LGUs), to attain the Bautista administration’s pro-poor agenda of providing decent resettlement areas for the city’s underprivileged residents.
The QC socialized housing project is a public private partnership (PPP) which President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III is pushing in line with his Matuwid na Daan advocacy.
“The problem of poverty and informal settlements in QC is huge. But, we can help make this challenge manageable through the pathways of collaboration and partnership,” Mayor Bautista said.
According to QC urban poor affairs office head Ramon Asprer, there are 10,000 to 15,000 informal settlers who are now affected by a series of demolition and relocation in the city that will transfer those occupying the danger zones such as sidewalks, roadways, waterways, under transmission lines and on water pipelines, to safe areas where decent housing units are being built for them.
Asprer said families who were affected by the demolition will be given three options to choose from; first, to resettle in the QC’s socialized housing units either in Payatas or Kaligayahan; second, and to avail themselves of the relocation site offered by the National Housing Authority in Bulacan or Montalban; or third, the “Balik Probinsya Program.” Maureen Quiñones, PAISO