Stories from December 2015
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IP delegate assumes post in GenSan
31 December 2015
Indigenous peoples (IPs) are represented in the Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council) of General Santos City. The new IP representative vowed to "prioritize the establishment of a scholarship program for the IPs covering elementary, high school and college education."
Senate approves retirement benefits for barangay officials, workers
15 December 2015
This proposed measure will benefit officials and village workers who are serving at the lowest level of government in the country. If approved, they will be eligible for retirement pay of up to PhP 100,000 upon meeting certain conditions set by the bill (law).
Civil society groups, LGUs form Yolanda Fund Watch to track rehab implementation
11 December 2015
Civil society groups working in Yolanda-affected areas have formed the Yolanda Fund Watch to seek accountability on the funding and implementation at the national and local levels in 2016 of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP).
Ontario Environment Minister says subnational govts are key to implementing COP21 targets
7 December 2015
Ontario's Minister for Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray it falls on subnational governments to exercise their regulatory powers to put a price on carbon and limit human activities that contribute to global temperature rise.