Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators, Inc. (PADPAO)
The Philippine Association of Detective and Protective Agency Operators, Inc. (PADPAO) is an aggregation of private security agencies (PSA) nationwide with about 1,800 PSAs with an estimated personnel strength of 230,000 security personnel.
PADPAO is a self- governing, self- regulatory, and self-policing organization. It promotes and adopts a high standard of moral and ethical conducts in the operation and management of security services, observes strictly the tenets of truth, accuracy and prudence and conduct itself at all times in a manner conducive to public trust and confidence. It establishes good relations with all its members and its clients and abhors unfair competition and deceitful means by its members in getting clientele. Its members work together to provide a progressive security service for the satisfaction of its clients and contribute its share in the economic stability of the nation by providing security to its clients and protection of their assets and properties and the well-being of the country and the people.
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), a government corporation established through legislative enactment known as “The Special Economic Zone Act of 1995.”
PEZA is an investment promotion agency and a government owned corporation, attached to the Department of Trade & Industry.
PEZA grants fiscal and non-fiscal incentives to developers of economic zones, export producers, and I.T. service exporters.
PEZA offers ready-to-occupy locations to foreign investors who are export producers or IT service exporters in world class and environment friendly Economic Zones and I.T. Parks / Buildings.
Social Security System (SSS)
The Social Security System (SSS) is a government-owned and controlled insurance company.
“It is the policy of the State to establish, develop, promote and perfect a sound and viable tax-exempt social security system suitable to the needs of the people throughout the Philippines which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden. Toward this end, the State shall endeavor to extend social security protection to workers and their beneficiaries.” (Section 2, RA 8282).
Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)
The birth of the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), more popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund, was an answer to the need for a national savings program and an affordable shelter financing for the Filipino worker. The Fund was established on 11 June 1978 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1530 primarily to address these two basic yet equally important needs. Under the said law, there were two agencies that administered the Fund. The Social Security System handled the funds of private employees, while the Government Service Insurance System handled the savings of government workers.
THE call to serve the rural indigents echoed since the early ’60s when the Philippine Medical Association introduced the MARIA Project which prioritized aid to communities in need of medical assistance. The Project would then be considered a valuable precursor to the Medicare program, from which a medical care plan for the entire Philippines was created. On August 4, 1969, Republic Act 6111 or the Philippine Medical Care Act of 1969 was signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos which was eventually implemented in August 1971.
PhilHealth assumed the responsibility of administering the former Medicare program for government and private sector employees from the Government Service Insurance System in October 1997, from the Social Security System in April 1998, and from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in March 2005.
PhilGEPS is the central portal for the Philippine Government’s Procurement activities. This new service offering replaces the Pilot EPS, and offers more features and functionalities that will enable users to take advantage of new technology to support a more efficient, convenient, transparent and open procurement process. As the primary source of information on the procurement of common goods and general support services, civil works or infrastructure projects and consulting services, the PhilGEPS is an electronic exchange where government and suppliers meet. Eventually, PhilGEPS will be expanded to support other aspects of the procurement process, to include a Virtual Store, which will have an Electronic Payment Facility and Charges and Fees, direct purchases, payments, central accreditation and blacklisting and online bid submission.