Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Give in Support of Those Who Gave

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 08, 2017 Holidays,  Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that, in the spirit of the holiday season, this is the perfect time to support programs administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.“We should remember to honor our veterans every day, not just on Veterans Day,” Governor Wolf said. “This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to share our good fortune and donate to a worthy cause, and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ programs that support our veterans and those currently serving are a wonderful way to give to those who have sacrificed so much for us.”The four tax-deductible programs administered by the DMVA are:Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP): The MFRAP provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members who have an immediate financial need based on circumstances beyond their control. This program is made possible by generous donations from taxpayers who designate all or part of their Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax refund to support Pennsylvania military personnel and their families, and by those who make a donation online, or privately by mail.Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF): The VTF issues grants to statewide charitable organizations that assist veterans, veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs to help veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living. The grants are funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo identification card and renewing a motor vehicle registration, from proceeds generated by the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate, and through private donations by mail.Residents’ Welfare Funds: Resident’ Welfare Funds at the DMVA’s six veterans homes help to keep the residents active and healthy by providing activities, trips and entertainment. Donations are made online or through private donations by mail.Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial: Located at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County, and maintained by the DMVA, the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial is the first in the commonwealth to honor veterans of all eras from the Revolutionary War forward and it is the largest veterans memorial located in any of the national cemeteries. Donations are accepted online or by mail to help fund the maintenance and repair of the memorial.“There is no better feeling than to know you have helped a service member during an unexpected financial crisis, provided a disadvantaged veteran with basic life needs, given a State Veterans Home resident an opportunity for a special outing or activity, or helped to preserve our veterans honored memories by maintaining a memorial for future generations to visit,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general. “That is what a tax-deductible donation to programs administered by the DMVA accomplishes every day for thousands of Pennsylvania’s active military, veterans, and their families.”When an online donation is made, donors may choose to enter honoree information and a plaque in their honor will be displayed on the Virtual Donor Wall. Online plaques will show that donations have been made: ‘in honor of,’ ‘in memory of,’ or ‘on behalf of’ someone.“The online Virtual Donor Wall serves as a meaningful and visual tribute to those who made a donation as well as those who are being recognized,” Carrelli added.To make a donation online or by mail for any of these four tax-deductible programs, or to learn more about each one, go to Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Give in Support of Those Who Gavelast_img read more

Robredo hopes for VP poll protest verdict today

first_img “Marami nang naglalabasan na mga kwento at hindi naman natin alam kung totoo. Merong mga nagsasabing nagbaba raw ng pera, merong nagsasabing nilalakad, merong isang kwento ‘yung botohan daw 10-4, merong isang nagsasabi 8-6,” Robredo said. Robredo’s camp have earlier urged the tribunal to junk the electoral protest, claiming that the vice president’s lead even grew by 15,000 votes when the initial recount ended but the SC dismissed the petition as “speculative.”/PN “Nagpapasalamat naman tayo na Chief Justice mismo iyong nag-set ng record straight na walang nangyayaring ganoon. Kami naman iyong tiwala binibigay natin sa Presidential Electoral Tribunal kasi iyon naman iyong dapat,” Robredo said. “Don’t worry hindi ko niluluto, hindi puwedeng lutuin ‘yan eh,” Bersamin said.  “We are expected to have a result by next week. It may not be what you expect because we are still discussing on many other things.” Robredo, however, was also thankful that SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin have clarified that the verdict on Marcos’ petition was not being manipulated. MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo is hopeful that the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, will release its decision on the electoral protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today. In his election protest, the former senator questioned the election results in 39, 221 clustered precincts in some 25 provinces and five cities all over the country involving around 9 million votes. Marcos cited alleged pre-shading of ballots, massive vote buying, script change in the transparency server that supposedly altered the results, pre-loaded secure digital cards, misreading of ballots, malfunctioning vote counting machines, and an “abnormally high” unaccounted votes/undervotes for the position of vice president. Robredo said in her radio program on Sunday that the high court must issue its verdict during its en banc session today to put an end to the “fake news” that coming out on the social media with regards to the decision. “Iyong justice system na malakas, iyon iyong isa sa mga haligi ng demokrasya na kailangan iyong tiwala ng taumbayan parating nandiyan,” the Vice President added. Vice President Leni Robredo says in her radio program on Sunday that the Supreme Court must issue its verdict during its en banc session today. POSITIVELYFILIPINO Marcos only lost the vice presidential race to Robredo by 263,473 votes in the final and official tally by Commission on Elections. Marcos garnered 14,155,344 votes while Robredo got a total of 14,418,817. Bersamin said in an interview on Thursday that the justices were still deliberating on the draft report by Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa that was submitted as early as last month.last_img read more