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  • PRIB: Bill seeking to declare April 27 as Lapu-Lapu working holiday okayed

    February 19, 2018 8:31 AM 6

    The Senate approved today on third and final reading a bill seeking to declare April 27 as a special working holiday to commemorate the victory of Lapu-Lapu, a chieftain of Mactan, and his men over the Spaniards in 1521. Senator Richard Gordon, a former tourism secretary, introduced Senate Bill No. 108, also known as an Act declaring April 27 or every

  • PRIB: 20 bills creating, converting, separating, integrating and renaming public schools ok'd by Senate

    February 19, 2018 8:27 AM 4

    The Senate approved today on third and final reading 20 bills that seek to establish, convert, separate and rename high schools and colleges nationwide. Approved were the establishment of national high schools in Valenzuela City; Barangay Bagumbayan in Balanga City, Bataan; Barangay Simbulan and Barangay Catigan in Toril, Davao City; Barangay Talisay

  • 500 runners join Villar SIPAG's 3rd Las Pinas Fun Run

    February 19, 2018 5:42 AM 3

    The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) successfully gathered 500 runners for the 3rd Las Pinas Run "Takbo Para sa Makasaysayang Zapote River," to mark the 4th Zapote River Festival which commemorates the 1897 Battle of Zapote Bridge. Runners from Las Pinas City set the pace at 6:00 am while runners from Manila, Quezon

  • Zubiri promises ratification by Congress next week and signing by the President before Congress adjourns in March

    February 18, 2018 1:14 AM 4

    "We are anticipating that the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act bill will be ratified next week and signed by the President before Congress adjourns," said Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship. "The speed of the Bicam meeting mirrors the speed of government

  • New Phase of Las Pinas River Drive to Help Ease Traffic, Reduce Flooding in Las Pinas City

    February 16, 2018 12:43 PM 6

    Senator Cynthia Villar today led the inauguration of the 4th phase of the Zapote River Drive road project, which is projected to cut the travel time to and from the city of Las Pinas by 60% percent, and at the same time address flooding concerns plaguing the city government. Villar was joined by DPWH Sec. Mark Villar, Mayor Imelda Aguilar, other local

  • Legarda: Earthquake Preparedness Must Be a Way of Life

    February 15, 2018 6:27 AM 6

    Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for heightened earthquake preparedness and stressed that disaster preparedness should be a way of life so that natural hazards, such as earthquakes, would not turn into tragic events. Legarda made the statement following the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held today under the government's

  • Fast-track rehabilitation of Boracay so as not to dampen PH tourism, livelihood of locals -Angara

    February 14, 2018 2:04 AM 6

    Senator Sonny Angara has joined the call of the government to fast-track the rehabilitation of pollution-challenged Boracay so as to sustain the country's tourism growth while preserving the beauty of the island. "We have to get our acts together. Boracay attracts 2 million tourists every year and brings in more than P50 billion in annual revenues. It's no less named

  • Legarda Lauds 2017 FDI Increase, Says it Must Benefit the Poor

    February 14, 2018 2:04 AM 7

    Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines as she urged government to ensure that it would not only result in a more robust economy but also benefit poor Filipinos. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement following the report of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

  • Pacquiao: Sponsorship speech on the death of OFW from Kuwait

    February 13, 2018 8:04 AM 6

    SI JOANNA DANIELA DEMAFELIS AY TAGA-ILOILO NA IPINANGANAK NOONG JUNE 24, 1988. SI JOANNA AY PANG-ANIM SA SIYAM NA MAGKAKAPATID. PUNO NG PANGARAP AT PAG-ASA, NAGSIMULA SIYANG MAGTRABAHO BILANG OFW SA KUWAIT NOONG 2014. SA GITNA NG PANGAMBA NG KANYANG MGA MAGULANG AT KAPATID, ILANG BESES LAMANG SIYANG NAKAUSAP NG KANYANG PAMILYA. NOONG 2016, NABANGGIT

  • Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros' Manifestation on the Senate Ratification of the Disagreeing Provisions of the Mental Health Act of 2018

    February 13, 2018 12:17 AM 5

    For so many years, mental health, a relevant public health issue that affects every one of us, has been cast in the shadows, and spoken only in whispers. Today, as we ratify the Mental Health Act, we are making a historic step towards realizing our dream of a more a progressive system for mental health, not only for those suffering from mental health