SEVERAL lawmakers want to legalize medical marijuana because they themselves are eager to go into the business of cultivating the illegal drug and running dispensaries, an opposition House leader said yesterday.
LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez has lauded the House of Representatives’ ratification of the bicameral conference committee report of a proposed law seeking to grant mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to all persons with disabilities (PWDs).
“We should compel the contractor to return this data. Ito ay pag-aari ng gobyerno, public record yan. Wala silang karapatang panghawakan ito. It will cause inconvenience dahil sa mga magrerenew uulitin na naman,” Drilon said.
In a speech Thursday at the birthday celebration of Masbate Governor Antonio Kho, Duterte said: “Kaya pagdating ko sabi ko, ‘Hoy, kayong mga tambay diyan, ‘pag dumaan ‘yang obispo ninyo holdapan ‘yan maraming pera ‘yan p***** i** niya. Patayin mo.”
“Applicants renewing brown or green passports or maroon machine-readable passports are required to submit birth certificates because we need to capture and store the document in our database,” Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said in a tweet Friday.
NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar recently led the mass oathtaking of 366 new NCRPO recruits who will be undergoing a 1-year rigid training before being assigned to different police stations and units in Metro Manila.
“We have seen how China has repeatedly defied our sovereignty and yet our government remains muted and lackadaisical in its defense of our rights over the West Philippine Sea. This has emboldened China to continue its illegal actions in the area which include poaching and robbing our maritime resources. Mesa ng pamilyang Pilipino ang nawawalan ng pagkain dahil sa pagiging bulag, pipi at bingi ng gobyerno sa pagnanakaw at pang-aabuso ng China,” Alejano lamented.
Facebook has stepped up efforts to root out fake accounts after being criticized for failing to tackle hate speech and misinformation on its platforms. Filipinos are among the world’s heaviest users of social media, and the country has been a key battleground for fake news.
Records from the Department of Social Welfare and Development showed that at least 6,500 children have been declared available for adoption, almost 4,000 of them are under the care of the government and non-government residential care facilities.
A higher buying price of P20.70 per kilo and incentives like seeds, loans, farm equipment and free trucking from the farm to the buying stations will be provided to the farmers who will sell their paddy rice to the National Food Authority (NFA).
TO jumpstart the daunting task of rehabilitating Manila Bay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it will start tracing sources of wastewater discharged into esteros and gave establishments concerned three months to put up their own sewage treatment plants (STPs).
“We should have a sustainable restoration program for the Manila Bay which should include the strict enforcement of laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act. We must ensure that the liquid waste from households and other establishments are treated before disposal and that solid waste are not thrown into its waters,” she added.
THE 150-day nationwide gun ban started past midnight yesterday with Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde ordering all 17 police regional offices to strictly implement the Comelec prohibition on the unauthorized carrying of firearms and other deadly weapons in public to ensure the holding of safe, orderly and fair May 13 national and local elections.
“I am willing to strike a deal in the presence of (Education) Secretary (Leonor) Briones sa mga maestra. You can choose the date January, bilisan lang ninyo (just make it fast), then we can make even an agreement or manifesto or choose whatever kind of document, kayo ang isusunod ko this year,” Duterte recently told the teachers gathered at the groundbreaking of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar National High School in Bulacan.