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  • Duterte signs EO for financial grant to CAFGUs President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the release of over P130 million for a monthly P2,000 financial grant for each member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) to recognize their contributions to the government’s fight against insurgency and local terrorism. Under Executive Order 94, Pres. Duterte pushed for the grant of financial support starting July 1 this year for every member of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA). Only duly appointed members of the CAA units appearing in the roster maintained by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and those who are actually rendering services shall be entitled to the financial support.
  • ADB approves $300 Mn loan for PH LGU support The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300-million to help local government units (LGUs) improve public services and revenue collections as well as reduce the cost of doing business. The loan covers the first segment of the Local Governance Reform Program (LGRP). Under the implementation arrangements, the Department of Finance will act as the loan’s executing agency, while the Department of Budget and Management, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and Bureau of Local Government Finance will be the primary implementing agencies.

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