Archive for August, 2012

By: Manda Icasiano

 Days before Sec. Jesse Robredo died on a plane crash last Aug. 18, 2012, the Department of Interior & Local Government released the list of Top LGUs who performed well and met the parameters set by the agency on LGPMS State of Performance for CY 2011.

 LGPMS, or the Local Government Performance Management System, the State of Performance Index  is a system designed by DILG to measure the performance of each LGU in areas of Good Planning, Sound Fiscal Management, Transparency, Accountability, Valuing of Performance Information and Good Housekeeping, in general.  It also integrates Health & Local Tourism Management.

 In a report transmitted to Angono, Rizal Mayor Gerry V. Calderon by Ms. Linda S. Estipular, Angono Municipal Local Government Operations Officer, The Local Government Unit of Angono tops the Municipal Ranking by Province with a rating of 4.81 points, with 5 being the highest  (see table below).


LGPMS State of Performance CY 2011 (CALABARZON Region): Municipal Ranking by Province

 Also, Angono ranked 3rd in the whole Calabarzon Region with 4.81 points, with Carmona (4.90) and Bacoor ( 4.82) leading the Top 2, respectively (see table below).

LGPMS State of Performance CY 2011 (CALABARZON Region): Municipal Ranking by Region

 Highlighted in this report is the LGU’s performance in four (4) areas of governance: (1) Administrative Governance, (2) Social Governance, (3) Economic Governance, and (4) Environmental Governance.   A special report is included to determine how the fundamentals of good governance such as Participation, Transparency, and Financial Accountability are valued in the LGU.  It is to note that the LGU’s performance was assessed based on the responses of the LGU’s Team to the questions provided into the LGPMS database.   A Performance Scale is used to identify areas with excellent performance and areas for improvement. A perfect scale of 5 denotes excellent performance while performance scales of 1-4 indicate areas for improvement.  Although scales of 3 and 4 are relatively high, there are areas which can still be improved on.  All these are explained in detail as you read the entire report at

Meanwhile, the Province of Rizal ranked 2nd from among the five (5) provinces in CALABARZON Region.

LPGMS Ranking by Province (CALABARZON Region)



Angono Municipal Local Government Operations Office (Local report);;





WITH news of Blessed Pedro Calungsod paintings coming out, it may come as a surprise for many that he was a bit of an artist himself.
According to Clarke Nebrao, research shows that from 1666 to 1668, a young Calungsod stayed at the St. John the Baptist parish in Taytay, Rizal where he cultivated his passion for the arts as he learned how to draw and paint.

Nebrao, the head for promotions and merchandise for Calungsod’s canonization, also shared that this historical blip is the basis for asking Angono artists to do a set of paintings of Calungsod.

He explained that during the 15th century, Angono and Taytay were part of the larger Politico Militar Distrito de Morong, which also included Manila, Makati, Cainta and Pasig.

This was further corroborated by Angono Mayor Gerardo Calderon who, during a meeting with the Angono artists yesterday, said during Calungsod’s time, Angono and Taytay were connected by a huge river and people traveling to Taytay from the other parts of the Distrito de Morong had to go through Angono on boat.

Jan Blanco of the famous Blanco family of artists said that he felt “honored” and “blessed” to learn that the young martyr Calungsod shared his passion for the arts.

Also a lay minister at St. Clement parish in Angono, Blanco shared that he wished to capture 

Calungsod in the last moments before his martyrdom, preaching to a group of locals.

Like the rest of his family members, Blanco is trained in the artistic style of realism.

In collaboration with the National Commission for the Canonization of Pedro Calungsod, some 50 to a 100 Angono artists will be coming out with 50 to 70 paintings of Calungsod by the first week of September, showing different aspects of his life and death.


by: Nirva’ana Ella Dela Cruz / The Manila Times (Published on 19 August 2012)

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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE, 9:44 a.m.) Three days after his plane crashed Saturday, the body of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo was recovered early Tuesday, Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II announced in Masbate City.

Roxas, in a tearful press conference, said Robredo’s body was recovered 800 meters from shore at a depth of about 180 feet. The body was surfaced at about 8:15 a.m.

“At roughly 8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m., ang bangkay ni Sec. Jess abot na surface inilagay sa body bag,” Roxas said.

Roxas said the plane was “inverted” and two pilots were closest to the dashboard of the cockpit, in the deepest part of the cockpit. Robredo was the closest to the back and was the first retrieved by divers.

He said operations shifted to search and retrieval operations at past 9 a.m. once confirmation was received from the divers.

Ongoing retrieval operations are being made for Capt. Jessup Bahinting and Nepalese Kshitz Chand.

Roxas said Robredo’s body will be brought to his hometown in Naga City.

Radio reports said the Robredo home momentarily closed its doors to visitors and the media when the family learned of the sad news.

In his official Twitter account, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda tweeted: “Jesse has passed. The nation has lost one of her finest servant-leaders. Join us in mourning and tribute.”

Patuloy ang pagdagsa ng mga donasyon sa Angono mula sa iba’t-ibang organisasyon, kumpanya, ahensya ng gobyerno at mga indibiduwal mula sa iba’t-ibang lugar.

Noong nakalipas na linggo lamang ay bumisita na ang ABS-CBN Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, TV5, Pepsi Cola Co., at iba pang malalaking establishimento upang magbigay ng kanilang mga relief goods.  Ang mga lokal na establishimento sa Angono tulad ng Save More at La Farge ay namahagi din ng mga grocery items sa iba’t-ibang evacuation centers.   Maging ang mga volunteers mula sa malalayong lugar tulad ng mga taga-UP Diliman ay namahagi hindi lamang mga relief goods, kundi pati na rin mga volunteer teachers para magbigay ng kaalaman sa mga batang nasa evacuation centers.

(Bisitahin ang link na ito para sa partial list ng mga donors >

Sako-sakong bigas, daan-daang botelya ng distilled water, mga grocery items, used clothes at mga food packs ay ang karamihang dumarating sa Relief Operation Center ng Angono.  Marami din namang  indibiduwal na direktang namamahagi ng mga pagkain sa labas ng evacuation centers.

Bumisita na rin si Gov. Jun Ynares sa evacuation center sa Angono Gym at Brgy, San Vicente upang mamahagi ng tulong.  Si Cong. Cynthia Villar ay personal ding bumisita sa munisipyo upang mag-iwan ng kanyang donasyong bigas.

Patuloy naman ang pagtanggap ng mga donasyon na boluntaryong nagbibigay ng tulong sa munisipyo.  Matatagpuan ang Relief Operations Center sa loob mismo ng munisipyo, at may kaukulang “acknowledgment form” na matatanggap ang mga donors.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, maaring makipag ugnayan sa tanggapan ng Punog Bayan sa telepono bilang 651-0062, or sa KKK Secretariat – 661-5654.  Bukas ang kanilang tanggapan mula 8:00 ng umaga hanggang 8:00 ng gabi upang tumanggap ng mga donasyon.

Sa ngayon, mayroong  2,585 na pamilya, o 12,179 na indibiduwal ang naapektuhan ng pagbaha sa Angono dulot ng Habagat.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved yesterday, August 9, Resolution No. 170-2012 declaring the whole Rizal province under state of calamity.
This was announced a few minutes ago by Rizal Public Information Officer Relly Bonifacio Bernardo.
Bernardo said the SP resolution was issued upon the recommendation of the Rizal Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
As a result, Rizalenyos can now avail themselves of the P20,000 GSIS calamity loan and Pag-IBIG loan of up to 80% of their savings. (Richard R. Gappi)(Related Stories:

(Updated 2) News: Pag-IBIG allows calamity loan to Rizalenyos; sets guidelines:

Date Posted: 2012-08-10 10:45:08

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System today announced that its Board of Trustees approved the release of Php10 Billion for eligible members adversely affected by typhoon “Gener” and the ensuing floods brought about by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm “Haikui”.

“More than half a million of our members based in the calamity-declared areas are in dire need of assistance, ” President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara said.

Based on the latest declaration by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the following areas are under a state of calamity:  Cities of Pasig, Marikina, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Navotas, Malabon, Muntinlupa, San Juan,  Pasay, Pateros and Las Pinas, as well as the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac and Zambales.  The pension fund is still awaiting the declaration by the NDRRMC and concerned local government units of other areas affected by Gener and  the southwest Monsoon.

The GSIS had recently relaxed the terms of its emergency loan program to make it more member-friendly.

“We reduced the interest rate to six percent from eight percent, waived the one percent service fee, and extended the payment of the first monthly amortization to three months from the loan drawdown,” Vergara explained.

Under the emergency loan program, eligible members  may borrow Php20,000 payable in 36 equal monthly installments.

Members who may  avail of the loan include active members working or residing in areas declared in a state of calamity; not on leave of absence without pay; have no arrearages in the payment of mandatory social insurance contributions; and have no loan that has been declared in default.

The agency of the member-applicant must not also be suspended because of non-payment and non-remittance of premiums and loans.

Qualified members may apply for an emergency loan through the GWAPS (GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System) kiosks using their eCard or their UMID eCard.

“The loans will be electronically credited to our members’ accounts. They may draw down the loan through our kiosks, so there’s no need for them to go to our offices,” Vergara said.

The GSIS has 100 stand-up kiosks distributed across the calamity-declared areas and will add 16 kiosks in its Pasay City Head Office.  “These are located in city and municipal halls, provincial capitols, selected agencies, GSIS offices, and Robinsons Malls.”

Members who do not have UMID cards may apply for the loan over-the-counter (OTC) in  any GSIS office.

Due to the disruption in the operations of agencies based in the calamity-declared areas, Vergara  pointed out that the GSIS will not impose any interest and penalty charge, for  incurring delay in the remittance of their employees’ premium and loan contributions for the month of July.

Section 7 of Republic Act 8291 or the GSIS Act of 1997, provides that “agencies which delay the remittance … shall be charged interest as may be prescribed by the Board but not less than two percent simple interest per month…”.

If the loan proceeds are not credited within seven days from the date of application, members may  go to the nearest GSIS office or the nearest kiosk for the status of their account.

For  any question about the emergency loan program, members may call the GSIS hotline at (02) 847.4747  or visit the  GSIS office nearest them.



Manda Icasiano



Partial List of Donors for the victims of heavy flooding due to LPA Habagat
as of August 10, 2012
Date Qty|Unit Item(s) | Description Donor(s)
8/8/2012 1,600 packs Cooked packed foods Gov. Jun Ynares
 320  packs Assorted Grocery Items
8/8/2012 147 box Distilled Water (1 gal.) @ 3 bot/box GMA Kapuso Foundation
8/8/2012 1,000 packs Food Packs GMA Kapuso Foundation
8/8/2012 520 packs Assorted Grocery Items ABS-CBN Foundation
5 boxes Assorted Noodles
8/8/2012 656 packs Assorted Food packs DSWD Region 4A
100 pcs Mats
100 Blankets Blankets
8/8/2012 1 bag Assorted/used clothing Elaine Miranda
8/8/2012 50 packs Food Packs Anonymous from Medalva Subd.
8/8/2012 1 lot Cooked Food Anonymous from Taytay, Rizal
8/8/2012 1 bag Assorted used clothes / toys; Food Analiza, Precious, & Princess (Doña Justa 2)
8/8/2012 CASH Php 5,000.00 Fuentes Trading
8/8/2012 300 bags Assorted Grocery Items Save More
8/9/2012 1 box Assorted/used clothing Jun Dante
8/9/2012 1 plastic bag Assorted/used clothing Rodel Mesias
8/9/2012 4 boxes Distilled Water 350ml x 30bot/box Braga, Joana & Cristina Marcos
1 box Biscuits
3 sacks Assorted/used clothing
8/9/2012 3 cans Assorted Biscuits (3kgs) APHS ’08 IV-Love
8/9/2012 85 packs Assorted Grocery Items Mission Hills Homeowners
1 ½ sack Rice
8/9/2012 3 boxes Assorted Noodles Kon. Januver Tiamson
1 bag Assorted used clothing
8/9/2012 1 bag Assorted used clothing & toys Richard Gappi
8/9/2012 700 bags Assorted Grocery Items U.P. Dragon Boat Team
8/10/2012 144 pcs Assorted Noodles (2boxes) Odek & Lumen
8/10/2012 1200 ++ Assorted/new & used clothing DSWD Region 4A
8/10/2012 172 bags Assorted Grocery Items Vivian Zapanta
8/10/2012 300 bags Assorted Grocery Items Orange Foundation
8/10/2012 3 sacks Used clothes (re-packed) DSWD – Alabang
2 sacks Used clothes ( for re-packing)
8/10/2012 1 bag Assorted used clothing Kgd. Noel Hernandez, Brgy. Sto. Niño
8/10/2012 200 pcs Mineral water (500ml) Vertal Water Supply
2 plastic bags Assorted used clothing
1 box Assorted used clothing
8/10/2012 300 bags Assorted Grocery Items Save More
DSWD: Maraming Salamat sa sa mga sumusunod:
Tatay Ronnie & Nanay Dina Reyes | Modified Builders c/o Bro. August & Tita Nenet Concepcion | Ate Waweng, tita Noneng & Mommy Pilar Mag-atas |
Abangan po ang mga susunod na Bulletin para sa mga karagdagang impormasyon.

As of Aug. 9, 2012: 11:00am: No. of  Evacuation Centers: 21;  No. of affected families: 2,327; No. of individuals: 10,801 heads



***Manda Icasiano, IEC – Public Information Office | Mayor’s Office: 651-0062 | KKK Office: 661-5654 | MSWD: 451-1711

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