Duterte, Go witness decommissioning of ex-rebel forces

September 20, 2019
STRAIGHT from his visit to fire victims in Aklan, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go joined President Rodrigo Duterte as the Chief Executive led the decommissioning of the arms of 727 members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido Ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA-ABB-TPG) at the Camp General Macario B. Peralta, Jr. in Jamindan, Capiz on Thursday.

Probe on ASF outbreak urged

September 20, 2019
A PARTY-LIST congressman has challenged newly appointed Agriculture Sec. William Dar to do a better job than his predecessors as another lawmaker sought a congressional inquiry into the outbreak of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.

INC museum now open

September 19, 2019
This according to Iglesia Ni Cristo Auditor General Glicerio B. Santos Jr., who explained that the museum would showcase the history and cultural heritage of the Philippines’ largest homegrown church to give the public a better understanding of the roots of the INC and the church’s 105-year journey.

Cops start tracking down freed convicts

September 19, 2019
“We are encouraging those who are yet to surrender to commit themselves to our police stations so that their names can be logged and they be turned over to the Bureau of Corrections for their own safety,” said Banac’s deputy spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Molitas.

‘Agaw Bato’ scheme bared

September 19, 2019
The former general told the Senate panel that when he was CIDG chief he conducted intelligence operations and a case build-up against some personnel of the CIDG, National Capital Region Police Office, and Police Regional Office 3 involved in “Agaw Bato.”

P78M fund vs swine fever

September 19, 2019
TO manage, control, and contain the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF), a P78-million emergency fund will be spent for biosecurity and quarantine operations, disease monitoring and surveillance, upgrading of laboratories, capacity-building, and other disease control measures.

No pork in 2020 budget

September 19, 2019
However, Salceda said, just like senators, governors, mayors and barangay officials, members of Congress can only go as far as recommending projects for their respective areas. It is the executive department who will vet, classify and approve which recommendations are in line with national priorities.

Go backs DSWD 2020 budget; seeks aid for aging ex-convicts

September 19, 2019
The senator is thankful to the DSWD, particularly for the help that it extends whenever he visits victims of fire and other disasters and for being one of the government agencies that support Malasakit Centers. These centers serve as one-stop shops for ailing Filipinos seeking financial assistance.

Duterte orders tighter road safety checks

September 19, 2019
In a meeting yesterday with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Senator Bong Go, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra III, DOTr Usec. for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark de Leon, and officers from the Philippine National Police, President Duterte gave instructions to intensify roadworthiness checks, improve driver’s licensing requirements, periodic drug testing, and financial capability checks for operators.

Build classrooms for future enrollees -- Angara

September 19, 2019
“Forecasted naman ang enrollees sa mga DepEd schools and state universities and colleges (SUC). For DepEd, every increase of 400,000 enrollees should ideally birth 10,000 new classrooms. With that as basis, we can construct the anticipated needs. For once, let’s be ahead of the demand curve,” he pointed out.

DILG tells DPWH, LGUs: Road clearing not road widening

September 19, 2019
Interior and Local Government Eduardo Año stressed this after receiving reports that contractors of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and local government units (LGUs) from La Union, Northern Samar and other parts of the country are using Memorandum Circular 121-2019 as shield to serve their own purposes.

Duterte's P1M reward offer

September 18, 2019
“Ang totoo talaga niyan ‘yang heinous crime, pati one other — wala sa enumeration. Recidivist, pati a guy who would go in and out repeatedly. Well, actually it’s under the broad term recidivist. Kaya ‘yang nasasabit diyan ngayon because there is a variance in the law,” Duterte said.