Will “AI” work at BuCor?

September 19, 2019
AS you were reading this piece, dear readers, yours truly, plus other veteran journos, are off for a 10-day visit to mainland China, which, incidentally, is to celebrate the 70 years of its founding as a “people’s democracy” after a brutal civil war that lasted for nearly 22 years, with the collapse in 1927 of the anti-Japanese alliance between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China.

Beware of online seller ‘Feel at Home’ –– paging DTI

September 18, 2019
In the FB advertisement and even in the box of the item that was delivered, the pan was bigger and made of different material. It was also advertised that the order comes with accessories that would convert the pan into a steamer where one can also cook boiled eggs, with matching cover. The steam function was what particularly made my nephew interested since he is fond of dimsum foods.

All anti-drug operations are ‘high-risk’ missions—PNP, PDEA

September 18, 2019
CITING the death of 50 Philippine National Police personnel and 19 agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in gun battles with armed and defiant drug traffickers across the country from July 2016 to date, the PNP and PDEA leaderships have cited anew the need for their agents to be fully-protected each time they go on ‘high-risk’ missions to arrest drug trafficking and abuse in the land despite criticisms from some quarters.

DILG, PNP should look into LGUs’ road clearing claims

September 17, 2019
LESS than two weeks before DILG Secretary Ed Año’s deadline for all Local Government Units to clear all road obstructions in their areas officially expire, it’s a welcome note that the Agency is not taking ‘hook, line and sinker’ claims being made by some LGUs that they are now fully compliant with President Duterte’s order.

HIV-infected OFWs

September 17, 2019
PROJECTIONS that the number of HIV-positive overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is likely to surpass the 7,000 mark this year provide a major challenge for concerned government authorities.

PNP-IG doubles efforts to account for more wanted CPP/NPA personalities

September 16, 2019
ACTING on orders of Philippine National Police chief, General Oscar D. Albayalde, the PNP Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) headed by Brigadier General Edgar S. Monsalve yesterday said it is further intensifying its efforts to account for most wanted New People’s Army personalities in the country and convince more of their members to yield and return to the mainstream of society.

Usec. Joel Egco, mawawalan na ng trabaho?

September 16, 2019
Ngayon kasi, sa ika-10 taon ng ‘Ampatuan Massacre’ kung saan 32 sa 58 na mga biktima ng angkan ng Ampatuan sa Maguindanao noong Nobyembre 23, 2009 ay mga “kapatid” natin sa media, inaasahan na ng lahat ang paglabas ng desisyon ng korte, sa pagtatapos ng litigasyon noong nakaraang Hulyo.

Road clearing ops

September 16, 2019
THE country’s local government units (LGUs) would do well to clear all public roads, including the sidewalks, of obstructions and other illegal structures as ordered by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Sec. William Dar on organic agriculture

September 15, 2019
It was only a brief phone conversation with the new Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar regarding pushing further the implementation of the Organic Agriculture Act (Republic Act 10068 of 2010) especially now with the onslaught of the African swine fever (ASF) in several piggery farms in Antipolo, San Mateo and Montalban, Rizal; Bulacan and other areas of Central Luzon; and most recently, the Marikina River and Barangay Bagong Silang in Quezon City, killing numerous pigs. The short discussion was worth it.

Swift action vs rice woes

September 15, 2019
And so from legislative suggestion, senators are shifting to more resolute methods of prompting government action on a patently pressing problem requiring urgent attention.