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January 16, 2019 1:03 AM Lacson Eyes P75-B 'Deleted' from DPWH's Proposed 2019 Budget for BLISTT Road Slope..

There are several worthwhile programs that could use the P75 billion deleted from the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways - such as slope protection for key roads in Northern Luzon, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said. "If my other colleagues will allow ... we might give part of the P75 billion to the DPWH for slope protection 489

January 14, 2019 6:18 AM Apple will again launch a trio of iPhones later this year – report

The successor of the XS Max will reportedly sport 3 rear cameras MANILA, Philippines - Despite weak sales for the latest trio of iPhones, Apple looks to repeat last year’s format with plans to once again reveal 3 new iPhone models this September. According to Fast Company, the upcoming lineup will be lead by the successor of the XS Max which will flaunt 233

January 14, 2019 5:46 AM Filipino-American director Bobby Rubio to release Disney Pixar short film

Bobby Rubio's short film 'Float' features two Filipino characters In a video posted on Disney Pixar's social media accounts, Bobby Rubio's Float is featured as one of the SparkShorts films. SparkShorts is a project under Disney Pixar, which showcases the short films created by the company's group of artists. "I see it as a wonderful opportunity to tell my story 117

January 13, 2019 2:32 AM Legarda: Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14. Legarda said that the Senate will continue to hold marathon sessions to ensure immediate approval of the 2019 budget. Upon resumption of session, the budget 122

January 10, 2019 6:22 AM Cebu Pacific has new baggage rules starting January 15

Passengers can purchase baggage allowance from booking up to 4 hours before their flight MANILA, Philippines – Budget airline Cebu Pacific will be implementing a new check-in baggage policy starting January 15. Cebu Pacific said passengers can purchase baggage allowance from booking up to 4 hours before their flight. Cebu Pacific added that for connecting 147

January 8, 2019 5:04 AM Lacson: Pork-Laden Budget Much Worse than a Delayed or Re-enacted One

Scrutinizing the national budget to get rid of excessive, unconscionable, unreasonable and irregular appropriations is not playing partisan politics. Rather, I consider it a patriotic duty of every legislator who wishes to be the vanguard of good governance through conscientious spending of the Filipino people's money. The national budget is the lifeblood 142

December 26, 2018 12:52 PM Drilon: No need to convene bicam on Road Board

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon insisted on Wednesday that there is no need to convene a bicameral conference committee on the abolition of the Road Board. "With all due respect to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Senate has already taken the position that the bill to abolish the Road Board is already approved by virtue of its adoption 134

December 12, 2018 3:14 AM Poe welcomes early Christmas break for students

Sen. Grace Poe has welcomed the Department of Education's (DepEd) move to implement an early holiday break for students on December 15 from the original December 22. It was Poe, during the deliberations of the 2017 national budget, who suggested an earlier Christmas break to help decongest the capital's main thoroughfares. "Hindi lang ito makakatulong 103

December 10, 2018 3:24 AM Lacson: filipinos p71,000 in debt as they face the year of the earth pig

The coming year may be a happy one only for those who continue to benefit from the pork barrel system - and a burdensome one for the rest of the Filipinos. Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said every Filipino, even those born just now, is already saddled with a whopping P71,000 debt, no thanks largely to the corrupt pork barrel system. "2019: Year of the Earth 121

December 8, 2018 6:59 AM Villar sponsors DA's proposed P122 billion budget

Sen. Cynthia Villar today sponsored in the Senate the proposed P122 billion proposed budget of the Department of Agriculture for 2019. Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said DA's budget is 3.34 percent of the proposed national budget amounting to PhP3.757 trillion. "We are hopeful, Mr. President, that the proposed 2019 budget of DA will realize 116