Duterte focus: ending hunger

#GoodbyeGutom, said Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, is the objective of the government’s Expanded Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP), a program involving several departments that will work closely together to eradicate hunger in the country by 2030.

‘Twisted’ reports decried

THE Panay Electric Company (PECO) is appealing to some quarters of the mainstream media to “stop twisting” President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements to make it appear that he is involving himself in legal matters involving private parties.

BOCEA, COA in ‘war of words’ over benefit hike

ON a recent visit to our good friends at the BOC Employees Association (BOCEA) office, I was glad to learn that despite many ‘difficulties’ in managing a “diverse” group of people such as the customs employees, this union that yours truly helped to organise in the early ‘90s, is remaining “true to form,” so to speak.

Razon eyes palawan power coop

BUSSINESSMAN Enrique K. Razon Jr., with the backing of Palawan local officials and his allies in Congress, is now targeting the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) after a controversial but successful effort to wrest the franchise of the Panay Electric Company (PECO) early this year.

Court rules in favor of embattled PECO

THE Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court Branch 209 upheld the petition of the embattled Panay Electric Company (PECO), declaring certain provisions of an upstart power firm franchise as “void and unconstitutional for infringing on PECO’s rights to due process and equal protection of the law,” even lashing out at the Enrique Razon-led outfit MORE Power’s attempt to question the “Court’s jurisdiction over it smacks of bad faith, desperation and deceitfulness.”