House backs Duterte call for Taal aid

January 22, 2020
BATANGAS City -- The House of Representatives under Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano adopted twin resolutions aimed at supporting President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s call to provide immediate aid and rehabilitation to Taal Volcano eruption evacuees during the unprecedented and historic session held at the Batangas City Convention Center attended by 204 lawmakers.

NAIA tightens killer virus watch

January 22, 2020
MEDICAL experts at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on heightened alert against deadly virus yesterday subjected two Chinese arriving from Guangzhou, China to examination upon arrival on China Southern flight CZ3091 after thermal scanners showed they had 38 degrees Celsius body temperature.

PNP medical staff put on alert for SARS-like virus

January 22, 2020
“PNP chief PGen Archie Francisco Gamboa has ordered the Director of PNP Health Service, Brigadier General John Luglug, to coordinate with the Department of Health authorities as it continues to probe whether the SARS-like virus had infected a 5-year-old Chinese boy who was already sick when he arrived in the country from Wuhan, China with his mother in Cebu on January 12,” said PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard M. Banac.

MC taxis allowed to operate until March

“Nagpapasalamat po tayo kay (Transportation) Secretary Art Tugade sa ginawa niyang meeting kahapon sa pakiusap natin na talagang kailangan po ng mamayan itong mga motorsiklo. As of the moment alam naman natin ang rason na napakadaming sasakyan, the roads are totally congested and the only way for us to move our people is through motorsiklo muna,” Sarmiento added.

AFP retirees ask for ‘return’ of old age pension

January 22, 2020
AROUND 19,000 former members of the Armed Forces including the defunct Philippine Constabulary who joined the Philippine National Police in 1991 have called on President Rodrigo Duterte to order the Department of Budget to return their P5,000 monthly old age pension, saying it was “unjustly removed” from them by the Department of Budget and Management.

Go backs Cha-cha that will benefit the people

January 22, 2020
AS efforts to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution advance in the House of Representatives, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said that he would only support constitutional amendments if they are for the good of the Filipino people.

CSC urges gov’t agencies to issue rules on flexitime

January 21, 2020
CONSIDERING the traffic conditions in Metro Manila and highly urbanized cities, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has enjoined government agencies to review their internal policies on working hours and implement “flexitime” rules for as long as state workers complete the required 40 hours a week or eight hours a day.