STIFFER PENALTIES

STIFFER PENALTIES

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila (PIA) - The Intellectual Property Office Philippines (Ipophil), citing that the Philippines' lenient Intellectual Property laws cause problem in prosecution and conviction of violators, is seeking stiffer penalties against intellectual property infringers. Ipophil Director General Ricardo Blancaflor said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has been consulted about amending the relevant provisions of IP laws and that Ipophil will submit a draft bill to Congress before the start of the May, 2013 election campaign period. The National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) report shows the total value of confiscated goods from January to September 2012 was P4.1 billion, 17.5 percent lower than last year's P5 billion in the same period.

PAMANA FUND

TABUK CITY, Kalinga (PIA) - Tabuk City has received a P3-milllion Pamana Fund from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to finance Pamana development projects under the Office of Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) here. The OPAPP infrastructure support project is for formerly rebel-controlled areas. The P3-million fund will be shared by three Tabuk barangays for the improvement of existing communal irrigation systems (CIS), namely Bortak-Bullagiyan CIS with P1 million, Dao-Bullikuwan CIS - P1 million and Banagan-Bagumbayan CIS - P1 million. The P3 million is part of the P24.4 million Pamana Funds released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for formerly rebel-controlled areas in the country.

WATER SYSTEMS

BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya (PIA) - The provincial government here will fund communal potable water systems construction in Gawad Kalinga (GK) communities in Nueva Vizcaya. Wilfred Wross Delizo, executive assistant on housing said Governor Luisa Cuaresma has approved over P500,000 for the building and installation of a cylinder-type deep well under the ''Water for the Thirsty'' project in seven GK sites. ''This project will be carried out in collaboration with the GK movement in Nueva Vizcaya which we expect to start by early 2013,'' Delizo said. Each water project costs P80,000.

C.S.C. COURSE

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga (PIA) - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office 3 will hold a one-day course on Integrity Development on November 16, in adherence to the Moral Renewal Program of the Aquino administration. ''The course will focus on Filipino values, which can be accepted and integrated within the person and organization where he or she belongs,'' CSC Central Luzon Director Carlos Rabang said. The course is also aimed at providing strategic knowledge, skills and attitudinal change not only in implementing anti-corruption reforms but more importantly in building institutionalized integrity in the bureaucracy.

N.I.C.P. EVENT

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna (PIA) - The National Information and Communication Technology Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) holds its fifth summit themed ''Global Competitiveness Through Innovation, Connectivity and Transformation (ICT),'' November 22-23 in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City. The annual event aims to develop the information communications technology (ICT) ecosystem of local government units (LGUs) by sharing more information and best practices. Event highlight will be the launch of the Smarter Countryside for a Smarter Philippines Campaign and the first eGov Awards for LGUs in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

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