Friday, October 19, 2012

Oplan Kaluluwa to ease traffic in Davao City during All Souls, All Saints Day

The Davao City Traffic Management Center (TMC) is all set for the observance of this year’s All Saints and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2.

“We have deployed a total of 154 personnel to the various cemeteries and nearby the vicinity for this year’s Oplan Kaluluwa,” Senior. Inspector Manuel Espaňola of TMC said yesterday during the regular iSpeak Program at City Hall.

Espaňola said TMC has a total of 370 personnel which they hope to utilize to ensure that traffic in the city will be properly managed during these days.

TMC has temporarily suspended the filing of leave of all personnel considering that the observance of the All Saints and All Souls Days require police and traffic personnel visibility.

The TMC has already mapped out the traffic routes for November 1 and 2. Vehicles that intend to proceed to Forest Lake, San Pedro memorial Park, Catholic Cemetery, Public Cemetery and Masonic Cemetery can enter from San Pedro Extension going to the Circumferential Road on a one-way basis.

He said they will also impose a one-way traffic going to the Chinese Cemetery along the Circumferential Road from the Davao medical School Drive to Bacaca. One-way traffic will also be imposed along the roads going to the Buhangin Memorial Park along Cabantian Road.

Christmas comes early for Davao government employees with up P15T bonus guaranteed

Employees of the Davao City government will have more reasons to smile these days after they were assured of their Christmas bonus.

The Davao City government has assured the employees of the early release this November of the remaining portions of their 13th month pay, half of which was already released last June.

“We will start to release the 13th month pay of the local government employees by November,” Assistant City Administrator/Human Resource Management Office Department head Edwin Alparaque said yesterday.

Alparaque also assured the employees that they will be given their Social Amelioration Bonus amounting to P15,000 for regular employees and P10,000 for contractual employees and job orders.

“These benefits are already part of the 2012 annual appropriation so I do not see any reason why they won’t receive these benefits this year,” he said.

The same Social Amelioration Pay has been previously given to the employees last year, he added.

However, Alparaque clarified that this is not yet the signing bonus as both management and labor are still negotiating the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA). The signing bonus, he added, is given the employees whenever a new CNA has been negotiated and approved.

“Ginatuki pa man ang bag’ong CNA so wala pa’y signing bonus (we are still negotiating the new CNA so there is as yet no signing bonus),” he said

Tagum coop now has P86.66M net surplus

The Tagum Cooperative has grown by leaps and bounds with a previous net surplus of P27.497 million, Latest figures however show that it now has a net surplus amounting to P86.66 million and total combined assets of P1.7 billion as of August 2012.

The Tagum Cooperative topped the list of cooperatives all over the country in terms of net surplus.
Provincial planning and development office supervising cooperative development specialist Humber Cabunoc said the Tagum coop is not only on the Top 20 cooperatives in Southern Mindanao but was chosen as the country’s most outstanding large cooperative during the 11th Cooperative Summit held in Cagayan de Oro City last week.  Cabunoc also said next in line are the Sta. Ana Multi-Purpose Cooperative with a net surplus of P24.97 million and the Agdao Multi-Purpose Cooperative with a net surplus of P22.34 million. Both are based in Davao City.  “The cooperative was previously chosen as the number 1 cooperative in Southern Mindanao in terms of its net surplus,” he said.  “We are encouraging residents of Davao del Norte to become members of the Tagum Cooperative considering that it has shown proof of good governance and an established financial and recording system,” he said.  Cabunoc said with almost 80,000 members the Tagum Cooperative has no external borrowings and relies on its own loan portfolio of P1.35 billion and deposits amounting to P833 million. The Tagum Cooperative, which was previously known as the Holy Name Society of Tagum Parish, was founded in May, 1967 with an P80 capital and several members

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