“Delaying their release is unconstitutional. The only thing it passes is the cruelty test. He should stop using our civil servants as pawns in his bid to avoid answering questions of public interest,” Andaya said.
SENATOR Panfilo “Ping” Lacson urged Department of Budget and Management (DBM) officials to use the P99.446-billion fund under the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) for the government workers’ pay increase.
TOP officials of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces and the Commission on Elections yesterday convened at Camp Crame to thresh out their preparations for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite this month and the May 13 national and local elections.
“I will be the first to vote that I be relieved as Majority Leader,” Andaya said 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.
FORMER Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday thanked the Filipino people for the trust they gave him following the release of the December 14-21 2018 survey of Pulse Asia.
“We look at these survey results with a positive outlook. It means that not only many Filipinos love the President but those who care for him have increased by 11 percent,” he said in a statement released early Thursday.
“Nakikita kayo sa drone, helicopter. Gusto nila na titirahin kayo diyan sa taas. Ako lang ang tiga-pigil. Sabi ko, huwag na. Pasalubungin mo na lang ng sundalo, baka makumbinsi mo pa mag-surrender,” Duterte said in a speech in Dimasalang, Masbate, one of the provinces in the Bicol Region where the rebels have a considerable presence.
THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) lady-lawyer instrumental in confirming that a huge shipment of illegal drugs had managed to slip past the bureau’s scrutiny during the term of Comm. Isidro Lapeña, is back in her original post as chief of the ‘X-Ray Inspection Project’ (XIP).
PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde assured that they will continue implementing President Duterte’s order for them to strictly follow the so-called “Alunan Doctrine” which limits to only two the number of armed security personnel for politicians and other personalities during the May 13 mid-term national and local elections.
THE Department of Education yesterday said that it is high time for the government and public to transform the country’s approach to the reduction and management of disaster risks in the face of a continuously changing climate and following the onslaught of tropical depression “Usman.”
THE National Police Commission approved the filling up of 765 promotional vacancies exclusively for the police officers who passed the Napolcom Qualifying Examinations conducted on August 7, 2016, July 30, 2017 and May 27, 2018.
AROUND 74% of technical-vocational students who were granted certification after undergoing Technical Education and Skills Development Authority - Aboitiz Scholarship Program have successfully gained employment this year.