Mindanao barter regulatory body created

October 31, 2018
The council is also tasked to formulate and issue rules and regulations on the registration or accreditation of qualified traders authorized to engage in trade within barter ports to be established in Siasi and Jolo in Sulu, and Bongao in Tawi-Tawi. The creation of other ports in other areas shall be subject to the President’s approval.

New commission for urban poor proposed

“Alleviating poverty is one of the primary thrusts of the government. While there are many factors which are attributable to the state of poverty, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study in 2009 cited that the poor remain poor because they cannot borrow against future earnings to invest in education, skills, new crops and entrepreneurial activities,” he said.

Wage hike derided

“The P25 wage increase cannot even buy 1 kilo NFA rice much less cover their transport fare going to work and vice versa. Due to unabated oil price hike, the LTFRB approved a Php2 fare hike, making the P10 minimum fare for jeepney permanent effective this coming November,” the solon added.

2 Customs officials want gov’t protection

October 30, 2018
TWO officials from the Bureau of Customs (BoC) are seeking inclusion in the government’s ‘Witness Protection Program’ (WPP) to protect their lives over their statements related to the ongoing Senate investigation on the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country and which the BoC allegedly failed to apprehend on time.