Lifetime phone number

September 16, 2018
THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill mandating telecommunication companies (telcos) to provide a subscriber with a “lifetime” cellular phone number.

We are prepared

September 16, 2018
As I write this column, Friday afternoon, we are prepared for the coming Ompong typhoon. It is not anymore a super typhoon, as per news reports. But the winds are quite strong and what we are preparing for are the floods and storm surges in the coastal areas.

We will weather the storm

September 16, 2018
I join the entire country in praying that indeed, we will weather the onslaught of typhoon ‘Ompong’ and prevent serious casualties due to the massive government preparation spearheaded no less by President Duterte himself last Thursday.

Si Jimmy Guban

September 15, 2018
BAGO ang lahat, “pinag-iingat” natin ang ating mga kababayan, dahil sa inaasahang “pagtama” ng ‘Super Typhoon Ompong,’ na ayon na rin sa mga ulat ay “singbangis” ng bagyong ‘Yolanda’ (Hainan) ang “dala-dalang” panganib at perwisyo.

Arrest the inflation, not the irritation

September 15, 2018
LAST week we had two big back-to-back news stories -- On September 4, we witnessed how Proclamation 572 voided the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Then the following day (September 5), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced the latest inflation or the increase in the prices of goods which climbed to another 9-year high, hitting 6.4% in August 2018. Considering the political and social ramifications of these two news items I consulted a good friend of mine, Atty. Howard M. Calleja (PPCRV’s chief legal counsel), and here is what he explained:

Trees or Build, build, build?

September 15, 2018
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu is a good soldier and a talented leader. This is why many supported his appointment to his present post. But as we know it, he can’t please everybody including a priest who thinks the official is doing something wrong.

Political will is key

September 15, 2018
And so we support The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) in calling for government to address Metro Manila's worsening traffic congestion with the “same intensity” as in dealing with the environmental decay of Boracay.

Just Sharing

September 15, 2018
We, the joint Chiefs of Staff, are fully aware of and bear witness to the many attempts of the many enemies of the State to destabilize and derail your program to address the many ills of our country.

Paghahanda sa bagyong Ompong!

September 14, 2018
PAGLABAS ng artikulong ito ay siguradong binabayo na ng bagyong Ompong ang siyam na probinsiya sa Northern Luzon, partikular na ang Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Batanes at Babuyan Island.

A look at Albayalde’s 17 regional directors (2)

September 14, 2018
On Monday, Gen. Albayalde approved the designation of Cruz as new PRO13 director in Caraga region vice Chief Supt. Noli A. Romana, the PNP chief’s classmate from PMA ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986. It would be Cruz’ 2nd stint as an RD since he also was the RD of PRO8 in Eastern Visayas for nearly six months before he was replaced by another PMA Class 1986 member, Chief Supt. Mariel Magaway.

End the duopoly

September 14, 2018
GOVERNMENT moves to end the duopoly in the multi-billion-peso telecommunications industry to fire the imagination of millions of people across the country.