SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his support for the “Duterte Coalition” and explained that he is one with them in their effort to unite Congress behind the administration for the betterment of the Filipino people.
PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said that a police task force has been created to investigate the kidnappings of wealthy Bureau of Internal Revenue officials and employees which has reached the attention of President Duterte.
SEVERAL senators were uncertain if Charter change could make headway in the upper chamber, even with President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to House of Representatives leaders to push for it within his term.
THE Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court Branch 209 upheld the petition of the embattled Panay Electric Company (PECO), declaring certain provisions of an upstart power firm franchise as “void and unconstitutional for infringing on PECO’s rights to due process and equal protection of the law,” even lashing out at the Enrique Razon-led outfit MORE Power’s attempt to question the “Court’s jurisdiction over it smacks of bad faith, desperation and deceitfulness.”
THE Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is lobbying for addional incentives to shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) to improve the investment climate and attract more private-sector participation in the maritime industry.
Irrigation for vegetables and high-value crops and safe drinking water for people living in remote villages in the country will soon be provided with the implementation of the Solar-Powered Rural Water Supply Program.
A congresswoman has filed a bill seeking to authorize government-owned banks to open a special loan window that would grant financial aid or assistance to public school teachers who wish to avail of loans with low interest rate.
THE Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to further strengthen cooperation in maritime affairs, law enforcement and labor as Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. wrapped up yesterday his first official visit to Vietnam.