Pasig river rehab body scuttled

November 14, 2019
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is tasked to ensure the enforcement of easements provided for in the Civil Code and other relevant laws, especially in estuaries and waterways that drain into the Pasig River, as well as abate the dumping of untreated industrial wastewater and sewerage into the river.

Bill on ‘Build Build Build’ welcomed

November 14, 2019
Salceda filed House Bill 5456 on Wednesday, granting Duterte “Special Powers to urgently utilize all necessary government resources, exercise police power, and employ executive actions and measures to ensure the effective implementation, reconfiguration, and harmonization of national and local government projects.”

K-12 program review eyed

SENATOR Win Gatchalian will convene a joint congressional oversight committee by January next year to review the K-12 program which, according to the lawmaker, is vital to ensure that it is meeting its objectives to boost Filipinos’ competitiveness and readiness to join the workforce.

Fresh 'Tokhang' coming - Gamboa

He said the program must be really “repackaged” amid perceptions that the anti-narcotics drive in which uniformed officers knock on the doors of suspected drug offenders and appeal to them to yield and take advantage of government rehabilitation programs has resulted in unnecessary killings.

HPG, Grab to make roads safer

THE Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group headed by Brigadier General Dionardo B. Carlos and Grab Philippines yesterday agreed to further intensify their partnership to transform Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares and other roads specifically EDSA a much safer place for the public this coming Yuletide season.

4 Manila cops nabbed over rob-extort raps

COMBINED agents of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group and the National Capital Region Police Office on Wednesday afternoon arrested four members of the Manila Police District Station 5 accused of extorting P500,000 from the wife of an arrested drug offender reportedly in exchange for his release, PNP-IMEG director, Colonel Ronald O. Lee said yesterday.