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.”

Cayetano slams Drilon barb as fake news

November 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Cayetano said in order for the House to help, a new House special committee will be formed to be headed by Tarlac Rep. Charlie Cojuangco. The panel’s main purpose is to oversee and ensure the speedy implementation of the remaining flagship projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program.

K-12 program review eyed

November 14, 2019
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

November 14, 2019
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.

House panel okays bills protecting caregivers

November 14, 2019
Under the measure, the Secretary of Labor and Employment shall, through a system of licensing and regulation, ensure the protection of caregivers hired through private employment agencies (PEA) accredited and licensed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The PEAs shall be jointly and severally liable with the employer for all wages, wage-related benefits, and other benefits due to the caregiver.

Protect public always

November 14, 2019
Speedy probe on Iloilo pole fires sought. ILOILO City’s lone representative and a party-list representative in the House of Representatives asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) yesterday to conclude speedily the investigation into the complaint of Mayor Jerry Treñas against Panay Electric Co. (PECO) for its alleged failure to address the alleged numerous incidents of fire affecting its electricity poles.

Special powers

November 13, 2019
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, filed House Bill 5456 or An Act Granting special powers to help the President implement and complete the Build Build Build program on or before 2022 or within the period of two and a half years subject to restrictions.