Historical Bonifacio Trial House is new beneficiary of NHCP-JDI partnership

The latest beneficiary of an ongoing partnership between the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI), is the ancestral house where the court martial of National Hero and Katipunan Founder Andres Bonifacio was held. The house, built during 1889, at Maragondon, Cavite is being preserved through the joint effort of NHCP and JDI, with the use of Solignum wood preservatives and the technical training by JDI regarding wood preservation.

A sense of history and patriotism is nurtured not only by books but also by the preservation of historical sites like ancestral houses. These ancestral houses become tangible, real places where we can all learnthe lessons of history that will guide our present and our future. This is why the NHCP is doing everything it can to keep these historical structures in good condition for future generations to visit.

A glimpse of the fence and the marker erected fro this historical landmark

 “It’s very challenging to be responsible for the preservation of these ancestral houses that are more than a century old.  More than a hundred years is enough time for environmental conditions and stresses, including termites, wood-boring insects, and fungi, to do damage and weaken the wood.  JDI and Solignum will continue to partner with NHCP to ensure proper preservation of these sites. Together, we value history and heritage.” said Peachy C. Tiu, Marketing Manager of Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI), distributor of Solignum wood preservative.

In partnership with the NHCP, JDI has donated Solignum Soilguard soil termiticide to protect the structure from the attack of subterranean termites.  The wooden parts of the house will also be treated with Solignum wood preservative.   JDI also extended technical training and assistance to the government agency. Tiu said that JDI’s main concern was to properly equip the NHCP to fulfill its mission of preserving the country’s historical heritage.

Bonifacio Trial House built during 1889 at Maragondon Cavite

“We’ve all been to museums and we’ve read history books and watched historical documentaries on DVD or cable TV. But there’s something very different, very real, when you visit an ancestral home. When you’re there, history comes alive. You see greater meaning and value in the lessons of the past. We at JDI feel privileged to be able to assist in the NHCP’s mission,” she said.

 Solignum was introduced into the Philippine market way back in 1895, so in its own way, the product has a shared history with the nation. Today, it has become the most trusted wood preservative in the market after decades of excellent performance and reliability.

With the ongoing NHCP-JDI partnership, future generations will continue to enjoy historical sites that preserve not only the structures themselves but the stories and insights that we all need to take to heart—so we can build a stronger and better nation.

For more information about Solignum wood preservative products, go to www.jardinedistribution.com

Allotments and Obligations and Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) in Government Accounting

The receipt of budgetary allotments from the Department of Budget and Management (DMB), as well  as the incurrence of obligations of obligations shall not be recorded in the in the regular books of accounts. Instead, they shall be separately recorded (Memorandum entry) in the Registry of Allotments and Obligations (RAO).

Registries include:

1. RAOCO – Registry of Allotments & Obligations-Capital Outlay

2. RAOMO – Registry of Allotments & Obligations-Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses

3. RAOPS – Registry of Allotments & Obligations-Personal Services

4. RAOFE – Registry of Allotments & Obligations-Financial Expenses

The receipt of Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) by an agency shall be in the regular books of accounts with an entry of debit Cash – National Treasury, Modified Disbursement System (MDS) and credit Subsidy Income from National Government.

Friggies Launches Its website and Delivery Service

Did you know that Friggies (Juice for Change) launched its website and delivery service?

As the juicing craze continuously creates a buzz in the metro, Friggies,  a social enterprise haling from the country side is now ready to come out in the open to offer juicing with a new twist.

After months of testing out ts products at the “Bahay-Kubo” booth at the GK-Enchanted farm in AngatBulacan, and joining a series of food bazaars including a trial weekend market, Friggies is now inching its way into the mainstream market with the official launching of it website http://www.friggies.com/ and roll-out of delivery service in Metro Manila area this September 2014.

Friggies, which came from the words FRuIts and veGGIES, will be the emerging juice company among the pool of social enterprises such as Human Nature, Theo and Philo, bayani, golden egg, PLush and Play, First Harvest and Gourmet Keso to name a few. They support the communities by sourcing their raw materials from GK-Enchanted Farm and cooperatives from around Bulacan, as well as other local farms in the country.

Friggies has been duly incorporated last June 19, 2013 and the company draws inspiration from its founder, Frederick Espiritu, who sees Friggies as the culmination of his own personal journey of healing. He became a strong advocate of natural health after recovering from Hyperthyroidism that he had for more than 5 years. Since then, he has always been passionate of sharing this experience to inspire and help people deal with their health challenges. But it was after losing his father to cancer that became the biggest turning point in his life, and eventually paved the way to Friggies.

Last November 2013, they presented the idea to GawadKalinga in one CSI night,  a regular gathering of social entrepreneurs at EF-Cafe. The proposal was approved and on December of that same year, Friggies had its selling debut during the Countryside Christmas Fair. It was a humbling kick-off experience, since friggies was able to contribute a significant share on the proceeds for the Yolanda relief efforts.

Currently, Friggies has four variants of cold-pressed juices to offer. After the ABC juice, the company now focuses on coming up with juices made only from locally-source and organic produce. For one, the TM juice was named after the founder of GawadKalinga, Tony Meloto. The AID Juice, is a functional drink that was specifically mixed to combat inflammation, hence the name Anti-Inflammatory Drink.

Friggies also introduced another product line Smooggies, which means “smoothies by Friggies” and it’s what they recommend to people opting for a meal replacement.

Friggies juices and smoothies are to be incorporated gradually into a regular dietary regimen until we are able to stick to a health-habit that eventually becomes a lifestyle.

“Healing is a journey. Juicing is a lifestyle,” as Friggies tagline would suggest.

Friggies Online Store is one the main pages of the website, where consumers can easily place their orders and securely process payments. They have kay partners to cater the delivery of the juices and smoothies right at your doorstep or wherever you’d prefer, all throughout the week.

Their website, www.friggies.com was launched last September 6, 2014 and it was celebrated as they joined the “Belly-sima, the first ever artisan and gourmet food fair happened at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, where free taste of Friggies juices and smoothies had been given.

Objectives of New Government Accounting System (NGAS) and Subjects of Government Accounting

The New Government Accounting System (NGAS) has objectives as follows:

1. Simply government accounting;

2. Conform to international accounting standards;

3. Generate periodic and relevant financial reports for better monitoring of performance.

Aside from that, the are also subjects of government accounting that includes:

1. National Government – consisting departments, bureaus, commissions, boards, states colleges and universities.

2. Local Government – it includes provinces, chartered cities, municipalities, and barangays.

3. Government-owned or government controlled corporations – which were created by law to manage specific type of business.

Primary Purpose and Characteristics of Government Business

Based on the author of an accounting book (Antonio J. Dayag) and the decree that I have read, government business has a primary purpose to render service to the public as distinguished from the usual profit motive of the private business.

On the other hand, government business has also characteristics identified as follows:

As to purpose: The primary purpose of the government business is to render service to the public at the lowest cost possible as distinguished from the usual profit motive of the private business.

As to ownership: There are no defined individual ownership interests in the government business that can be acquired, sold, transferred or redeemed in the commercial perception. Even though every citizen is said to have a share in the assets of the government, no one may dispose of his share and realize profit or income from it.

As to management: Managers of private businesses have relatively few internal limitations unlike the officers and administrators of the government business who are governed by specific laws and regulations.

As to income: Private business obtain its income from charges made for services rendered or products (useful or valuable) sold while the government derives most of its income from the collection of taxes and fees.

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