A productive leadership

December 15, 2018
“My concern is not my legacy as Speaker. My concern is to support President Duterte’s legacy in the year that I have as Speaker,” said Arroyo, daughter of the late President Macapagal of Lubao, Pampanga and Dr. Eva Macaraeg of Binalonan, Pangasinan.

Welcome back, Balangiga Bells

December 15, 2018
It is located on the southern coast of the island of Samar facing Leyte Gulf, and sits at the mouth of the Balangiga River. To the west lies the municipality of Lawaan, to the north is Llorente, and to the east are the municipalities of Quinapondan and Giporlos.

Vindication, promotion in the Philippine National Police

December 15, 2018
They include the seven former key officers of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group who were ordered dismissed from the service by the Ombudsman in 2015 in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of 16 police coastal crafts worth P4.5 million but were ordered reinstated to the police force with full back salaries and other benefits due them.

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.

Sangkatutak ang mga batugan!

December 14, 2018
Mga tamad na mas gusto ang lumahad kaysa gamitin ang kamay sa pagtatrabaho. Habang ang mga munting anak nila ay namamalimos, ang kanilang mga magulang naman ay naroon sa bangketa, kung hindi nakahilata, nakikipaglasingan naman.

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

December 14, 2018
“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

December 14, 2018
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:

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

December 13, 2018
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!