US solicitor general expected to arrive

March 23, 2012 9:28 am 

KALIBO, AKLAN, March 22 – The Philippine government is expecting the arrival of the United States solicitor general so that it could impress on him that Filipinos could be trusted with grants and work out to take out the country from the lists of most corrupt countries in the world.

Eleanora Tan, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) deputy managing director for finance administration, said that if the Philippine government passed the standard of the US solicitor general, the country could be a beneficiary of more financial grants from different international financial institutions.

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III during his first year of administration had called on the government for a 'Daang Matuwid' in order to save people from poverty.

His call for 'Daang Matuwid' was timely with US Secretary Hillary Clinton having arrived and provided the Philippines with 3 million grant through the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) implemented by theDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Some 0 million of the amount were poured in Western Visayas region through various poverty alleviation projects.

"Aside from the KALAHI, the MCC is also working for the resolution of human trafficking cases in the country. Working for its resolution could also spell more funds for the Philippines," said Tan during a recent press conference.

Tan was here together with officials of the DSWD Regional Office 6 to ink a Memorandum of Agreement with the local government officials on the implementation of KALAHI-CIDSS.(PNA)

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