G20 summit agenda

With hotspots North Korea and Venezuela and a slowing world economy also high on the agenda, the two-day gathering of leaders from the world’s group of 20 leading nations in Osaka, Japan, could be one of the most pivotal in years, analysts say.

40 solons back Romualdez

KEY leaders of political parties and influential blocs in the incoming 18th Congress assembled in Quezon City yesterday to commit themselves to the speakership bid of Leyte Representative-elect Martin Romualdez and to the legislative agenda of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte.

No to Velasco

“Itong ginawa ni Cong. Mikee Romero as president, kung ginawa sana ito na individual preference niya, walang problema. But to speak for the party-list bloc, it’s unfair to us. Hindi napag-usapan ‘yan. Unfair ‘yun. That was illegal, and there was no basis for that,” Defensor said in an interview on the sidelines of a caucus held in Seda Hotel.

Newbie lawmakers hear lectures on lawmaking, budget process

June 26, 2019
“The budget actually puts our money where our mouth is. Kahit anong polisiya ang sinasabi ng isang administration, kung hindi mo naman sinusuportahan ng budget iyan, that’s just empty rhetoric. So literally, this clearly defines what the policy of the administration is. Pag sinabing Build Build Build, put your money where your mouth is. Kasi otherwise, puro kwentuhan lang iyan,” he said.

Fuel Masters outlast B-Pier

AN undermanned Phoenix showed grace under pressure to survive NorthPort’s three-point shooting spree in the stretch, 97-87, and bolster its playoff bid in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Cool Smashers stay hot

DEFENDING champion Creamline overcame a slow start to repulse Pacifictown-Army, 16-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16, for its eighth straight victory in the PVL Reinforced Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

DILG to intensify federalism info drive

“The President was just being realistic. He understands that federalism is a profound change. He merely underscored the need for more information dissemination so it will gain greater public support. But it does not mean that he’s abandoning the advocacy,” he said.

Averting war

June 26, 2019
At the last possible moment last June 21, Trump called off military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the earlier downing of a US drone. The New York Times reported that “planes were in the air and ships were in position” to fire missiles at Iranian targets just before dawn when the order came in for US forces to stand down.

Quick sale of idle gov’t assets pushed

June 26, 2019
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Privatization Management Office (PMO) and the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) to discuss with state-run banks and the Commission on Audit (COA) ways to relax stringent auditing rules that have long hobbled government efforts to dispose of its idle assets, the Department of Finance (DOF) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Investments under P50K can offer good return

June 26, 2019
After the Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. (KAPA) incident, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its crackdown against more groups allegedly employing a Ponzi scheme, or an investment program where investors are lured with impossibly high returns and paid out of the capital contributed by later investors.

B-Spikers, C-Movers lock horns

June 26, 2019
Action starts at 7 p.m. with the Blaze Spikers and Cargo Movers – the top two clubs in the country – not just for the solo spot on top, but also for pride in this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport.