Homer’s homecoming

Ped Xing pal Homer Saquilayan personifies such integrity. His public service record is spotless, and his dedication to his job and mission as a local executive as well as his compassion and generosity to the marginalized sector of the community have endeared him to the people of Imus City.

Settling scores, getting even?

In the meeting called by President Rodrigo Duterte between House and Senate leaders last Wednesday to resolve the issue, Duterte declared two important points. First, he won’t sign a 2019 national budget law with no signature from Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who had made such threat unless the House reverts back to the lump sum nature of the appropriations the congressional leadership decided to “itemize.” Second, the President rejected a suggestion by Sen. Panfilo Lacson that the House revert to the lump sum funds that the bicam passed and just let the President divide its allocation, with the Chief Executive insisting he does not want to be involved in deciding who and which areas in the country should get the funds from the lump sum appropriation since it was the job of the two chambers of Congress to make such allocations and not the President’s.

Top banking non-event

But the tides of March marched on instead for embattled Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno, who was appointed BSP chief by President Duterte in a breath-taking emergency extraction from the Department of Budget and Management’s lofty perch, which has been the target of serial attacks by congressional leaders.

Acudeen dazzles Delhi

Acudeen’s young and visionary head honcho astonished the Indian capital this week with the good news of financial liberation, inclusion, and empowerment of entrepreneurs to grow communities, impact positively on people’s lives, and help hasten economic growth and national development.

Moral flexibility vs senatorial prerogative

February 06, 2019
Of course, there is always a third option: Take the moral high ground by first disclosing to the public her family’s interest in the proposed franchise, then urging her colleagues in the august and honorable Chamber to not act on the franchise bill until after she has left. Anyway, the next Congress is only a few months away. If the proposed franchise for her son is truly beneficial to the people, her son should not be worried.