Out of the loop?

December 14, 2018
“Kapag mayroon na po tayong Department of OFW, iisa na lamang ang lalapitan nila at ito na po ‘yung makikipag coordinate sa Embassy, coordinate sa OWWA, sa POEA kung illegal recruiter po ang kumuha sa kanila at tsaka may sariling budget din ang DFA para sa pag-papauwi,” said Go, who is running for senator in the 2019 elections.

Waste Management Law

December 14, 2018
There are many places in the country where the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law (EWSM) Law (RA 9003) is not being followed by LGUs nationwide. The Law was authored by Senator Loren Legarda. As the Senator said: “For 15 years now, we have the Ecological Social Waste Management Law, RA 9003”… “The measure aims to create a clean and healthy environment using system of solid waste management that starts with segregation of garbage at its source, segregated transportation, processing, treatment and proper disposal of solid waste. I emphasize on recycling so that less garbage is actually brought to the sanitary landfill and those brought to the final disposal site are effectively maintained,” said Legarda.

National Press Club of the Philippines has spent nearly P1M to help massacre victims

“Rolly Gonzalo, NPC president, said they took the initiative of giving out a full accounting of the money, including donations from abroad, in response to the call of the families of the members of the press that they aired to Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) secretary, Martin Andanar and, undersecretary, Joel Sy Egco, executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS).

An open letter from the youth

LAST week I shared with you in this column excerpts from the CBCP Pastoral Letter vis-à-vis the official opening of the Year Of The Youth for 2019 as part of the continuing the 9-year preparation for the 500th year of evangelization of the Philippines come 2021. Intrinsic to our ongoing reflection on the young of our country, allow me to share with you some citations from a thought provoking open letter collectively written by the CBCP-ECY delegates on the mindset of our Filipino youth today:

10 monarchs who executed their sons

December 14, 2018
These monarchs didn’t settle for a time-out or a slap on the wrist when they felt that their children were misbehaving. Being the child of a monarch could prove to be deadly as these royal kids found out the hard way. Here are 10 monarchs who felt that crowns were thicker than blood.

Job for Ombudsman

December 13, 2018
"Expose pa more! A single contractor bagging 30 flood control projects worth billions of pesos calls for a congressional inquiry/Ombudsmaninvestigation. Thank God I found an unlikely 'ally' in Cong. Andaya," Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

A vital legislation

December 13, 2018
THE Filipino people are now looking to former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to provide barangay officials with additional benefits and social protection.

‘Amoy murder,’ ’di engkuwentro

Aber, “bulong” pa nga sa atin ng kanyang ‘SPA’ (Senior Police Assistant) na si C/Supt. Pipoy Natividad, palaging “puyat” at “nalilipasan” ng gutom si Sec. Ed dahil sa dami ng trabaho at dapat asikasuhin, kaya naman sa pagdeklara kahapon ng Senado na “aprub” na ang ‘DILG budget,’ napansin natin na naging “maaliwalas” na ang kanyang mukha, yeheyy!

Mga bagay na dapat malaman sa kontrata

Ayon sa Artikulo 1311 ng Civil Code of the Philippines, ang isang kontrata ay magkakaroon lamang ng bisa sa pagitan ng mga partido nito, kanilang mga assigns at mga tagapagmana, maliban na lamang kung ang mga karapatan at obligasyon na nilalaman ng kontrata ay hindi maaaring mailipat o kung may probisyon ang nasabing kontrata na hindi maaaring ilipat sa iba ang mga nasabing karapatan at obligasyon.

Sunset view at Rizal Park; Cusi bats for nuclear power

Named after the famous Manila sunset, the said latest attraction is called, “Sunset View Concert by the Bay.’ It is a brainchild of the hard-working NPDC Executive Director Penelope Belmonte, who will also be leading the launch at 4:30 in the afternoon at the back of Quirino Grandstand between the famous Harbor View Seafood Restaurant and the Manila Ocean Park.