House committee pushes for creation of museum for Pinay leaders, heroines

January 12, 2019
“There, too, were women who started organizing at the turn of the century: the Logia de Adopcion, a masonic lodge of Filipino women in 1983; the Associacion de Damas de la Cruz Roja (Women’s Red Cross Association) and the Association of Ilonga Feminista led by Pura Villanueva Kalaw, which started the nationwide campaign for women’s suffrage in 1912,” Brosas said.

Tulong-Trabaho bill gets Congress okay

The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference report on the consolidated version of House Bill 8139 and Senate Bill 1431 or the proposed “Tulong-Trabaho Act,” which seeks to institute a Philippine Labor Force Competencies Competitiveness Program and provide free access to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Thumbs up for Duterte

January 11, 2019
The survey, conducted from December 14 to 21, revealed that the President got an 81 percent approval rating in December, up by six percentage points from his September 2018 rating, while his trust rating also increased by four percentage points from 72 percent in September 2018 to 76 percent in December of the same year.

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office cites big Small Town Lottery earnings, slams critics

January 11, 2019
“As you can see, ang laki talaga ng kinikita ng STL tapos sasabihin nila na front lang ng jueteng. Palibhasa nawawalan na ng kita itong mga iligalista na ito. Next to Lotto and digit games, STL talaga ang nagpapasok ng kita sa ahensya na itinutulong natin sa mga kapuspalad na nangangailangan ng tulong medikal tapos sinisiraan pa nila,” lamented Balutan.

Election period starts tomorrow

January 11, 2019
THE Commission on Elections said the election period for the May midterm polls will start on Sunday, placing the country under a firearms ban and likely inspiring an increase of candidate visibility even before the campaign season officially kicks off.

Arroyo rejects Andaya ouster

January 11, 2019
“I will be the first to vote that I be relieved as Majority Leader,” Andaya made the statement after Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte called on the pro-Duterte majority coalition to oust Andaya as House Majority Leader over the delayed approval of the proposed 2019 P3.757-trillion national budget.

Trillanes charged with grave threats

January 11, 2019
“Bigla na lang akong nilapitan ni Trillanes and he raised his hand pointing to me in a form of parang dinuduro niya ako. Sabi niya, ‘Yayariin kita. Ang lakas ng loob mo! Yung Presidente mo matatapos din yan at yayariin kita’,” Paras said.

Work from home bill signed into law

January 11, 2019
The law does not require employers to establish telecommuting arrangements, but stresses those must be offered to employees “on a voluntary basis.” It also mandates employers to ensure that “telecommuting employees are given the same treatment as that of comparable employees working at the employer’s premises,” including the pay and benefits.

Mayor Abby iniulat P17.8B revenue

January 10, 2019
INIULAT noong Martes ni Makati Mayor Abby Binay ang mga nagawa ng kanyang administrasyon para sa lungsod nitong 2018 sa kanyang ikatlong State of the City Address sa harap ng mga kasapi ng Rotary Club of Makati sa Peninsula Manila, kabilang ang mga inisyatibang nakapagpalakas sa kalagayang pang-pinansiyal at sa kabuuang kaunlaran ng lungsod.

I'll bring you to court -- Poe

January 10, 2019
“Talagang tututulan ko ‘yan at saka hindi ko lang basta-bastang tututulan dahil kung saka-sakaling hindi nila tayo pinakinggan, kasi alam ninyo naman ganyan ‘pag humaharap sa Senado ang gaganda ng sinasabi pero hindi naman nila tinutuloy, kaya mag-pa-file tayo ng kaso kasi kailangan talagang pigilan ang mga ganitong uri ng mga polisiya na sa tingin ko ay makasasama sa ating mga kababayan,” she said.