Rice Subsidy

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OZAMIZ CITY, Philippines (PIA) - A total of P5.62 million in rice subsidy was released for the Cash for Training/Cash for Work Program of 1,879 farmers/fisherfolk beneficiaries in the city in 2011. Of the amount, P2.29 million or 40.75 percent was spent for the rice subsidy of 702 farmers who attended the first batch of the four-day training on farming skills and on Disaster Management, and other relevant topics, Ludie Salud A. Raras, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) officer, said. Under the program, participants were paid the minimum daily wage of P257 for them to buy rice for the duration of the training. Childrens' Party ILIGAN CITY (PIA) - Around 2,500 children from the evacuation centers and communities affected by tropical storm "Sendong" celebrated this city's biggest party recently. The children who survived the catastrophe were gathered at the gymnasium of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology to celebrate the day's activity dubbed "Paraisong Pambata." Amazed by the presence of mascot characters, the children nevertheless had diverted their attention from the flash flood devastation, to looking at the exotic dance performed by the mascots where they later joined and danced to the tune of latest hit sound. System Upgrade DAVAO CITY - The country's second business-friendly city recognized by a World Bank report in 2011, aims for more reforms in processing business permits this year by cutting some three to four steps from its current flow of issuing licenses. Tristan Dwight Domingo, business bureau chief here, said this proposal to shorten the process was introduced to Mayor Sara Z. …