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MANILA – Four South Lu-has reported a household res-households, with 49,699 zon provinces are nearing full toration rate of 99 percent.families having lights again.restoration of power after ty-Although the report had Household connections are phoon “Glenda” battered the not included ZAMECO 1, also said to be ongoing.country on July 16.Zambales Electric Coopera-CANORECO, on the 
Catanduanes, Camarines tives Inc 2 (ZAMECO 2) has other hand, has recorded a Norte, Zambales and Lagu-a restoration rate of 98.08 restoration rate of 99 percent na are above the 98 percent percent.on their franchise area’s 272 household restoration rate, Moreover, First Laguna barangays. Out of 103,155 based on National Electrifi-Electric Cooperatives Inc’s houses, 102,128 have alreadycation Administration (NEA) (FLECO’s) franchise area has been resurrected with power.monitoring charts as of Au-completed re-energization at Similarly, CANORECO gust 5.99.5 percent, with some ar-has cited that on-going res-
First Catanduanes Electric eas of the province also being toration of barangays and Cooperatives Inc (FICELCO) serviced by the Manila Elec-households are being done.has noted a 99.72 percent re-tric Company (Meralco).Also, ZAMECO 2 has energized households, while Specifically, FICELCO’s done 64,404 household re-en-Camarines Norte Electric Co-franchise comprises of 315 ergizations out of the 65,664 operatives Inc (CANORECO) barangays which have 49,838 households. 
 
taken by the National Com-the province of Bohol.Director Erwin dela Cerna trieval of loose stone blocks, mission for Culture and the Earlier, NHCP Execu-said the repair work is tar-objects and elements; docu-Arts, National Museum, and tive Director Ludovico Ba-geted to start in October.mentation and labeling of the National Historical Com-doy signed a memorandum Dela Cerna said the NHCP blocks and objects; and stor¬
mission of the Philippines of agreement (MOA) withis still conducting the pre-res-age and security of retrieved (NHCP).Cebu City Mayor Michaeltoration works, like 3D scan-and documented objects.The infrastructure sites Rama for the repair of the ning of the facility’s walls.It will also include geo¬
in Cebu City included in Fort San Pedro, which was The pre-restoration works logical, soil and structure the DBM repair budget are established in 1738 or 276 also include clearing of un-assessment, materials char-the Basilica Minore del Sto. years ago.necessary debris; installation acterization and detailed en-Niño, Cebu MetropolitanFort San Pedro Executive of braces and scaffoldings; re-gineering study. 
Cathedral, Magellan’s Cross,Museo Sugbo and Fort San Pedro. 
The sites in Cebu Prov¬ince included for repair arethe churches in the towns Dalaguete, Carcar City and Sibonga in southern Cebu.
and Bohol that were dam-The budget also includes aged by the 7.2-magnitude the repair of the Baclayon earthquake last October and Church, Loboc Church, Typhoon Yolanda less than a Dauis Church and watchtow¬month after. er, Maribojoc Church, Loon 
The Tourism Infrastruc-Church, Laoy Church, Dimi¬ture and Enterprise Zone Au-ao Church, Cortes Church, thority (Tieza) has informedPanglao Church, Panglao the Cebu City Government watchtower, Albuquerque that of the 24 structures, 16 Church, Bohol Provincial are located in Bohol, five in Capitol, Balilihan watchtow-Cebu City and three in Cebu er, Punta Cruz watchtower, Province. Pamilican Island watchtower 
Repairs will be under-and Laoy watchtower, all in 
 
-Makati made as part of an organized (COA) that cleared the MakatiInquiry made from building of-the Vice City Mayor Jejomar Erwin S.demolition scheme against my City government of overpric-ficials disclosed that the build-President.” Binay has expressed readinessfather, Vice President Jejomar ing allegations as early as Feb-ing permits were based on theT h e to face a Senate investigation C. Binay,” the mayor said in ruary of this year.approved building standards mayor also on the alleged overpricing ofstatement. The audit report was in and documentary requirements said they the construction of the Makati Binay also expressed hope response to a letter written by without evaluation of the con-e x p e c t City Hall Building 2.that the members of the Sen-Renato Bondal dated Jan. 10, struction cost,” the six-pagemore of 
Binay issued the statement ate Blue Ribbon Committee 2014 asking the COA Makati memorandum report addressed these base-in reaction to a Senate Resolu-would remain impartial and auditor to explain the alleged to Director Carmelita Anta-less accu¬tion filed by Sen. Antonio Tril-non-partisan in conducting the discrepancy between the proj-suda, COA-NCR local govern-sations in lanes IV seeking a Senate in-investigation.ect cost and data from the Na-ment sector head, said. the com¬vestigation into the allegations.“We are hopeful that some tional Statistics Office (NSO).The report also said COAing weeks 
“The Commission on Au-senators, especially those who Copies of the letter were technical audit specialistsas political dit has already
MANILA -More Filipinos be-performance, down from 65 in the first quarter, and “very III’s satisfaction rating, down lic. is short-term or long-term con-came dissatisfied with the Aqui-percent in the first quarter. Dis-good” +51 in the last quarter of20 points from the second quar-“The administration re-cerns,” he said. no administration as its public satisfaction went up to 26 per-2013. ter to a moderate +25, the low-mains undeterred in its commit-Based on SWS records, the satisfaction ratings fell to an all cent from 20 percent in the firstThe SWS also noted that est since he took office in 2010. ment to serve the country and its government’s satisfaction rat-time low, a “moderate” +29, in quarter, resulting in the +29 net the administration’s satisfaction Malacanang reacted to the citizens,” Presidential Spokes-ings peaked at +66 percent inJune based on a survey of thesatisfaction rating.rating had been “very good” in all time low in ratings, point-person Edwin Lacierda said.June last year, and have since Social Weather Stations (SWS).The Aquino administra-10 out of 15 surveys since Sep-ing out that the government is “Ang objective naman ng declined to +56 percent in Sep-
The SWS survey found that tion’s previous lowest score tember 2010. not discouraged by its decliningating pamahalaan is isulong ang tember 2013, to +51 percent in 56 percent were satisfied withhad been +44 in May 2012. TheThe poll also found a drop satisfaction ratings and remainslahat ng programang makakatu-December 2013, and further to the administration’s general government rated a “good” +45 in President Benigno Aquino committed to serving the pub-long sa ating bansa, whether it +45 percent last March. 
  

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