BitayGSISĀ  senior vice president Dionisio Ebdane Jr., chairman Daniel Lacson Jr. andĀ  branch manager Vilma Fuentes (l-r) at a press conference in Bacolod yesterday*

Negros Yolanda
victims get P2B in GSIS loans
P1 trillion in net assets
eyed by 2016: Lacson


The Government Service Insurance System has provided P16 billion in loans to victims of super typhoon Yolanda, P2 billion of which went to residents of northern Negros Occidental.

This was disclosed at a press conference of GSIS top officials yesterday at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, led by its chairman, Daniel Lacson Jr.

The P2 billion in loans were availed of by about 5,000 Negrenses in the areas hardest-hit by Yolanda in northern Negros, GSIS Bacolod Branch manager Vilma Fuentes, said. moremoremore

‘Peace dividends
changes lives’

Undersecretary Maria Cleofe Gettie Sandoval of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process, said yesterday that the “peace dividends”, from the agreement between the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade and the government, are now changing the lives of the families and kin of former combatants.

In a statement issued by OPPAP, Sandoval said “We see how peace impacts in the lives of families and individuals”. She cited the employment of 95 former rebels belonging to the RPA-ABB, now known as KAPATIRAN, as forest guards, through the DENR-PAMANA partnership in the implementation of National Greening Program in Negros and Panay.

These Bantay Gubat employees patrol forests for timber poachers and illegal loggers, she added. moremoremore

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DOLE, VF rescue 4 workers
in human trafficking gripe

Four workers, including a minor, recruited from Dumaguete City as garment factory workers, were rescued in Manila recently, Romualdo Señeris, Visayan Forum anti-human trafficking monitoring officer, said in a government press release.

Señeres said the victims were promised work as factory workers but ended up as domestic helpers and poultry workers.

Two boys were sent to Pampanga to work in the farm feeding 6,000 chickens a day with no regular salary, and the two girls, one a minor, as house helpers in Manila. However, they managed to inform their parents in Dumaguete of their situation.moremoremore