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Con-Com wants VP s cabinet post mandatory

Con-Com wants VP s cabinet post mandatory.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 12th, 2018

Con-Com eyes reelection for president, mandatory Cabinet post for VP

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) on revising the constitution is considering a 4-year term for both the president and vice president with the possibility of reelection for a second term. This was announced by Con-Com member and former justice Antonio Nachura Jr ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Pernia hopeful of 7% Q1 growth

Economic growth likely accelerated in the first quarter on the back of increased government spending, a Cabinet official said on Monday. “That’s going to be additional stimulus to economic growth,” Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia told reporters. Latest official data showed government spending up by 37 percent to P240.2 billion in February, resulting in a 26-percent rise [...] The post Pernia hopeful of 7% Q1 growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Q1 budget deficit higher at P162.2B

Government spending surged in March, a Cabinet official said on Monday, resulting in a substantially higher first quarter budget deficit. Quoting a preliminary Bureau of the Treasury report, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told reporters that the January-March shortfall had reached P162.2 billion. “[It] is P57.8 billion lower than program with good revenue performance,” he [...] The post Q1 budget deficit higher at P162.2B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

With no ‘endo’ EO, Palace to back bill’s OK

By Camille A. Aguinaldo PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will certify a bill in Congress that will give workers greater security of tenure instead of issuing a controversial executive order (EO) that organized labor had hoped would ban all forms of contractual employment schemes, a Cabinet secretary said on Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III […] The post With no ‘endo’ EO, Palace to back bill’s OK appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Duterte orders increase in NFA buying price for palay

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an increase in the buying price of the National Food Authority (NFA) for paddy rice (palay) despite opposition from his economic managers. In a post on Facebook on Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol quoted the President as saying during the Cabinet meeting on Monday that the increase could boost the NFA's buffer stock, which was wiped out earlier this month. "He did not like a repeat of what happened recently when the country's rice agency went low on its buffer stocks whichever led to a spike in the price of commercial rice in the market," Piol said. Filipino farmers first "Buy from the Filipino farmers first and if you cou...Keep on reading: Duterte orders increase in NFA buying price for palay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Evasco out of NFA Council

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has removed Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. as chairman of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council, after returning the NFA to the supervision of the Department of Agriculture. “Because the NFA is under the Department of Agriculture anew, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio V. Evasco will no longer be part of the NFA council,” [...] The post Evasco out of NFA Council appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

9 senators sign draft report on Dengvaxia with Aquino raps

NINE senators signed the draft Blue Ribbon committee report on the Dengvaxia controversy recommending the filing of graft cases against former president Benigno Aquino 3rd and two of his Cabinet officials, Senate insiders disclosed on Tuesday. Senators Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian, Manny Pacquiao and Grace Poe were the latest to sign the report, which was presented [...] The post 9 senators sign draft report on Dengvaxia with Aquino raps appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Duterte removes Cabinet Secretary Evasco from NFA Council

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the removal of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. as chairman of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council after the NFA has been returned to the Department of Agriculture (DA). “Because the NFA is under the Department of Agriculture anew, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio V. Evasco will no longer be part of the NFA [...] The post Duterte removes Cabinet Secretary Evasco from NFA Council appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Loyalty to country prevails over loyalty to the powers that be

The recent departure of Vitaliano Aguirre from the Duterte Cabinet brings to mind what I wrote a year ago. I wrote on April 18 that Karl Rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff of President George W. Bush and now a political consultant and policy adviser, had collated into four categories the suggestions […] The post Loyalty to country prevails over loyalty to the powers that be appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

‘Dengvaxia scam could put Aquino in jail’

THE chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee on Sunday expressed confidence that majority of the senators would sign his report on the Dengvaxia controversy that could put former President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his cabinet officials in prison. Sen. Richard Gordon said at least 10 senators have expressed an intention to sign the report [...] The post ‘Dengvaxia scam could put Aquino in jail’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

WV universities commit to hold mandatory SK training

By: Judy Mae Magdato AN EXPANSION meeting for the implementation of the SK Mandatory Training was conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-6 at Casa Real, Iloilo City on March 5, 2018. The meeting was attended by representatives of 10major universities and collegesin Region 6, Regional and Provincial Local Youth Development Officers (LYDOs) […] The post WV universities commit to hold mandatory SK training appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

KPOP legends are making a comeback

It has been a whirlwind of emotions for KPOP fans in the last few months. Aside from their favorite artists being discharged from their mandatory military service, there are alsoThe post KPOP legends are making a comeback appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Aquino, 2 former Cabinet execs must be prosecuted for Dengvaxia mess—Senate blue ribbon

FORMER president Benigno Aquino 3rd, and some of his Cabinet officials are primary conspirators in the controversial procurement and use of the Dengvaxia vaccine in the country and must be held criminally liable, the Senate Blue Ribbon committee recommended in its report. “Aquino is responsible because he had caused the purchase of Dengvaxia and in [...] The post Aquino, 2 former Cabinet execs must be prosecuted for Dengvaxia mess—Senate blue ribbon appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Govt collections, spending up in Q1

State spending and revenue collections posted double-digit growth during the first quarter of the year, a Cabinet official said, tracing the improvement to tax reforms and the government’s infrastructure program. “First-quarter collections of BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) and BoC (Bureau of Customs) increased by 16 percent and 24 percent, respectively, over same period last [...] The post Govt collections, spending up in Q1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Duterte approves six-month closure of Boracay starting April 26

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Tourism (DoT) to close Boracay for six months starting April 26. The President announced his decision during the Cabinet meeting at Malacañang on […] The post Duterte approves six-month closure of Boracay starting April 26 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

“Another last chance”

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is in a huddle with Labor Secretary and government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go prior to the start of the 24th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on 04 April 2018. The President […] The post “Another last chance” appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

NFA accused of creating rice shortage

CABINET Secretary and National Food Authority (NFA) Council chairman Leoncio Evasco, Jr. on Wednesday slammed the NFA management for stirring an “artificial” rice shortage that triggered panic among traders and consumers. “The way things are happening now, [NFA] create[d]the artificial shortage and pin[ned the issue]down on the Council; that we are responsible for creating such [...] The post NFA accused of creating rice shortage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

More major infrastructure projects up for final OK

THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee approved more big-ticket projects on Wednesday last week, including San Miguel Corp.’s proposed airport in Bulacan, a senior official of the socioeconomic planning agency said on Tuesday. “Nine more projects have been approved in the ICC Cabinet, moving to the NEDA Board,” NEDA Undersecretary for […] The post More major infrastructure projects up for final OK appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

With Bolton, Trump’s war cabinet is complete

WASHINGTON: John Bolton is a bit like the barking dog that finally catches the car: What does he do now? Bolton surely has never once imagined himself as an “honest broker,” the quality that usually defines a successful national security adviser, the post he’s about to assume. Instead, Bolton has cultivated the image of a [...] The post With Bolton, Trump’s war cabinet is complete appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Senate panels eye raps vs Aquino, Abad, Garin

THE report of the Senate investigation into the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia will recommend the filing of charges against former president Benigno Aquino 3rd and two of his cabinet members, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said Thursday. Ejercito, who heads the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said his committee and the Blue Ribbon panel [...] The post Senate panels eye raps vs Aquino, Abad, Garin appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018