Don’t involve DENR in politics

September 15, 2019
THE province of Bulacan continues to battle a “garbage crisis” over the alleged continued refusal of Norzagaray Mayor Alfred DG Germar to issue a business permit and immediately move to close the lone accredited sanitary landfill facility located in his municipality.

Kadiwa is back -- sort of

September 15, 2019
POOR Filipino households can now buy major agricultural goods at reasonably low prices with the launching of the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita,” a government project that establishes a direct link between the farmers/fisherfolk and the consuming public.

Albayalde leads PNP delegation to ASEANAPOL in Vietnam

September 15, 2019
PHILIPPINE National Police Deputy Chief for Operations Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday was named as officer-in-charge of the police force as PNP chief General Oscar D. Albayalde flew to Vietnam to lead a 20-strong police delegation to the 39th ASEAN Association of Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Groups push for OFW department

September 14, 2019
In a joint position paper submitted to the House committees on government reorganization, the Coalition of Licensed Agencies for Domestic and Service Workers (CLADS) and the Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines (OPAP) underscored the urgent need for a new office that will solely look after the welfare of OFWs and regulate the overseas placement industry.

Budget okay on track

September 14, 2019
The House has so far completed the plenary deliberations of 39 offices, namely: Department of Finance; National Economic Development Authority; Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council; Film Development Council of the Philippines; Optical Media Board; Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority; Cagayan Economic Zone Authority; Cultural Center of the Philippines; Credit Information Corporation; The Judiciary; Ombudsman; Philippine Center for Economic Development; Presidential Communications Operations Office; Movie and Television Review and Classification Board; Civil Service Commission; Department of Trade and Industry; Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan; Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority; Bases Conversion and Development Authority; Department of Justice; Games and Amusements Board; Philippine Sports Commission; Philippine Racing Commission; Technical Education and Skills Development Authority; Department of Health (including attached agencies); Department of Science and Technology (including attached agencies/corporations); State Universities and Colleges (except The Philippine State Colleges of Aeronautics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and the University of the Philippines); Philippine Competition Commission; Commission on Higher Education.

Higher education budget cuts lamented

September 14, 2019
THE budget cut for education would cripple some state universities and colleges and technical vocational institutions, warned ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro as she assailed the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for slashing the budget for education by at least P12 billion.