Creation of Taal Commission pushed

Lawmakers called yesterday for the creation of a commission or task force that would oversee the rehabilitation and recovery of areas in Batangas and Cavite affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 19th, 2020

LIVE: Senate hearing on proposed Taal Commission

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 3 weeks after Taal Volcano  started erupting, the Senate is now tackling the proposed creation of a Taal Commission. The proposed commission is modeled after the '90s-era Pinatubo Commission, which oversaw reconstruction and rehabilitation after Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991 . Watch the hearing live on Rappler on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Vilma Santos proposes creation of Taal Commission

Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto proposed the creation of a commission that would assist victims of Taal Volcano's eruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020


The Office of the Solicitor General’s filing of a quo warranto case against ABS-CBN on alleged violations of its franchise appears to be an effort to shut down ABS-CBN to the serious prejudice of millions of Filipinos who rely on the network for news, entertainment and public service.   These allegations cited by the Office of the Solicitor General in his press statement are without merit. ABS-CBN complies with all pertinent laws governing its franchise and has secured all necessary government and regulatory approvals for its business operations.   (1)   All our broadcast offerings, including KBO, have received the necessary government and regulatory approvals and are not prohibited by our franchise.    (2)   ABS-CBN Holdings’ Philippine Deposit Receipts or PDRs were evaluated and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange prior to its public offering. These are the same instruments used by other broadcast companies to raise capital for the improvement of services.   (3)   The ownership of ABS-CBN in ABS-CBN Convergence was undertaken under the same law and structures that have been utilized by other telecommunications companies. These are transfers that are approved under the Public Telecommunications Policy Act and are fully compliant with law.    We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN.   KBO remains one of the cheapest forms of entertainment that we can provide to the public. The capital we have raised from the PDRs has enabled us to provide services to nearly 90 percent of the Philippines and to our OFW’s all over the world. Our work with ABS-CBN Convergence supports the government policy of finding ways to bring down the cost of internet access.   The Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Executive Branch have assured the public that our franchise will be allowed to go through the proper renewal process in a fair manner. To that end, the filing of the quo warranto case is ill-timed given that Congress has already resumed its session.   We remain committed to our mission to serve the Filipino people especially at this time when millions of Filipinos rely on our services in delivering information such as the 2019 NCoV ARD, the developments in the Middle East, and updates on Taal Volcano situation as they relate to our countrymen.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

ING Bank: Twin storms, Taal eruption likely pushed up inflation in January

Consumer price growth likely picked up in January, a global bank said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Voter registration sa Batangas, Cavite, tuloy na sa Lunes

Manila, Philippines – Tuloy na ang pagdaraos ng voter registration sa ilang lugar sa mga lalawigan ng Batangas at Cavite, na apektado ng pagputok ng Bulkang Taal kamakailan. Ayon kay Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez, nagpasya ang poll body na ipagpatuloy na ang pagdaraos ng pagtatala ng mga botante sa mga naturang lalawigan […] The post Voter registration sa Batangas, Cavite, tuloy na sa Lunes appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

30 years of the PSC

On Jan. 24, the Philippine Sports Commission celebrated its 30th anniversary. Instead of hosting a grand party, the agency pitched in to help out with relief efforts for Taal Volcano eruption refugees......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2020

Noble way to markmilestone at PSC

The Philippine Sports Commission yesterday made a meaningful celebration of its 30th founding anniversary by donating the money originally intended for a grand celebration to help relief operations for the victims of the Taal eruption......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Comelec gives P600,000 in aid to Taal eruption victims

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) donated P600,000 worth of aid to victims of the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon made the announcement on Twitter, saying the poll body’s en banc approved the assistance during a meeting on Wednesday, January 22. “Comelec en banc approved ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

SEC approves Smart, Globe, Dito JV for number portability services

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the creation of joint venture company composed of the country’s three major mobile operators to enable number porting services......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Palace sees no need for Taal task force

Malacañang does not see the need for a task force that will oversee agencies’ response to Taal Volcano’s unrest, but is ready to study a proposal to form a commission that will handle the rehabilitation of affected areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

Taal rehab commission itatayo ni Recto

BALAK ni Senate President Pro-tempore Ralph Recto na maghain ng panukala para sa paglikha ng commission na tututok sa recovery at rehabilitasyon ng mga apektado ng pagsabog ng Bulkang Taal......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Voter registration sa Batangas, Cavite sinuspinde

INANUNSIYO ng Commission on Election (Comelec) na hindi muna magpapatupad ng rehistrasyon ng mga botante sa mga lalawigan ng Batangas at Cavite na naapektuhan ng pagputok ng Bulkang Taal......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

PSC tells athletes: Train indoors

Four days after Mt. Taal spewed ashes which blanketed Batangas and nearby provinces, the Philippine Sports Commission has not lifted its instructions to suspend outdoor training for all national athletes. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Train indoors in the meantime – PSC

Four days after Mt. Taal spewed ashes which blanketed Batangas and nearby provinces, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has not lifted its instructions to suspend outdoor training for all national athletes. “We have been coordinating with the NSAs to look for training alternatives. But then, PSC would always work on the safe side. We will […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Don’t eat fish from Taal Lake, public told

Authorities have pushed for a temporary ban on fishing in the lake around Taal Volcano and on consuming possibly contaminated fish following the restive volcano’s ash explosion. According to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum, fishing activity should be prohibited, especially given the evacuation implemented within the 14-kilometer danger zone around […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Basketball, volleyball, golf events called off due to Taal ashfall

By Kristel Satumbaga and Waylon Galvez     With the eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday, several sports events were cancelled yesterday, citing the health and safety of everybody. Even the training of athletes for the Tokyo Games was also affected with the Philippine Sports Commission advising them to suspend their outdoor training. “All national […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Creation of Court of Appeals divisions pushed by Senator Go

To hasten the disposition of cases and eventually improve the justice system, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go pushes for the creation of more  Court of Appeals divisions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Go seeks creation of NLRC divisionin Davao City

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go has filed a bill that seeks to create an additional division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) to be established in Davao City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

Rizal solon seeks better protection for Sierra

A neophyte legislator on Monday pushed for stronger protection of the Sierra Madre with the creation of specialized government body tasked with protecting Luzon’s longest mountain range......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Despite CHR s efforts, some senators still seem unsure of commission s job

The 1987 Constitution provided for the creation of CHR and gave the mandate to protect and promote the rights and dignity of every human being in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019