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Biron welcomes Dumangas, Iloilo City ports devt proposal

By: Limuel S. Celebria ILOILO fourth district Rep. Ferjenel G. Biron welcomes the proposal by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a Philippine-based international port developer, to upgrade the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas into international container terminals that can accommodate huge vessels. Biron said the proposal dovetails perfectly with his avowed plan […] The post Biron welcomes Dumangas, Iloilo City ports devt proposal appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Malacañang approves oil tax hike suspension

Malacañang on Tuesday greenlighted the economic managers’ proposal to suspend the new round of oil tax hike next year, as the government wrestles with high inflation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

ICTSI offers to develop Iloilo ports, prepared to invest up to P5 billion

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has submitted a proposal to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to develop two ports in Iloilo – the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas for an investment cost over P5 billion with the ultimate goal to turn Iloilo into international gateway. ICTSI offers to develop Iloilo ports,… link: ICTSI offers to develop Iloilo ports, prepared to invest up to P5 billion.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

PCA okays irradiation facility to boost coconut exports

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has approved a proposal to establish an irradiation facility in the country to boost coconut exports as the sector continues to suffer from record-low prices of copra.   The facility, which will cost the agency some P250 million, would be used to sanitize and disinfect products for export in accordance to the requirements of overseas markets especially Japan, South Korea, Europe, and the United States, as demand for the crop continues to grow.   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol, who also sits at the PCA board, said they were planning to build the facility in the Davao region -- the country's top coconut producer -- to be...Keep on reading: PCA okays irradiation facility to boost coconut exports.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

It s against the law! DepEd firm vs drug tests for grade schoolers

MANILA, Philippines – Even if half of Filipinos say they agree with a government proposal to make drug testing for grade schoolers mandatory, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the department is not looking to implement any new policy, reiterating that the proposal is against the law. Briones was referring to a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

ICTSI offers to develop 2 Iloilo ports

INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) said it submitted to the government an unsolicited proposal to develop the Iloilo Port Complex and the Port of Dumangas in Iloilo......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Taxi fare reduction sought in Northern Mindanao

Transportation officials in Northern Mindanao are amenable to a proposal of transport groups and the city council to adjust the taxi fare in the region......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Tobacco farmers oppose tax hike

A group of local tobacco farmers has appealed to the government to reconsider the proposal to increase anew excise taxes on tobacco products......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 11th, 2018Related News

STATEMENTS | On OPAPP’s Attempt to Create a Cordillera People’s Autonomy Bill

OPAPP’s bogus autonomy will be no different from the Duterte regime’s deceptive Charter Change and Federalism proposal, which will further worsen the national oppression of indigenous peoples......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Palace Backs PDEA’s Drug Test on Grade Schools’ Students

Malacañang on Thursday said the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct mandatory drug testing for Grade 4 students and older pupils would benefit the family. “I think that’s a good idea because at least the parents will know whether or not their children are addicted or being used in the drug […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2018Related News

Never again

Posted in the social media is a news item about the abolition of Congress. What’s so troubling about this news is that the proposal is coming from Malacanang itself through Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo who is supposed to be a lawyer and thus knows our laws......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Paras, Luna: Trillanes cannot use immunity in sedition complaint

Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras and lawyer Manuelito Luna on Thursday insisted that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV should be charged for inciting to sedition and for conspiracy or proposal to commit coup d’etat......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Limiting number of female cops not meant to discriminate — Albayalde

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde on Thursday said the proposal to keep the threshold for female recruits to 10 percent of the police force is not meant to discriminate women. Albayalde was reacting to the statement of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) that limiting the number female cops in the police force goes against the provisions of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), which was enacted in 2009. "That's not meant to discriminate anybody. Wala pong discrimination dito (There is no discrimination here). They all go the same process whether you're a male or female," Albayalde told reporters in a forum in Malacaang. In a statement, CHR Spokesperson Jacquelin...Keep on reading: Limiting number of female cops not meant to discriminate — Albayalde.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 8th, 2018Related News

51% of Filipinos agree with mandatory drug test for grade schoolers

MANILA, Philippines – Five in 10 Filipinos agree with the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for mandatory drug tests on students as young as 10 years old, the results of a September Social Weather Stations survey released only on Wednesday, November 7, showed. According to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

SWS: 5 in 10 Filipinos approve mandatory drug tests in schools

Majority of Filipinos agree with the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to conduct mandatory drug testing for Grade 4 students and up, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Palace hits HRW proposal for free probe on cop killings of drug suspects

  Malacaang on Tuesday spurned the "reckless" proposal of the Human Rights Watch (HRW)to create an independent commission to investigate the alleged involvement of police officers in the killing of people allegedly involved in illegal drugs.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stressed that the international human rights watchdog's recommendation intrudes the Philippines' domestic affairs.   "This proposal by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for the creation of an independent commission to go after police officers allegedly involved in the killing of drug suspects smacks of another effort of this moribund group, which projects itself as a human rights or...Keep on reading: Palace hits HRW proposal for free probe on cop killings of drug suspects.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 6th, 2018Related News

EDITORIAL - Random drug tests

For elementary school, the Department of Education blocked the proposal to subject students to mandatory drug tests......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Albayalde: PNP to keep female recruits at 10 percent | News

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has thumbed down a proposal to increase the threshold for female recruits at 20 percent, saying that the existing 10 percent limit was enough because women have ce.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

DOTr to set parameters for MRT-3 bidding

The government looks inclined to set the parameters for a possible Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) operations and maintenance contract as it places Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC)’s unsolicited proposal on the back burner......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 5th, 2018Related News

UN opposes juvenile law revision

The United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is opposing the proposal to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 years old to a “compromise” of 12 years old. Appearing at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum, , UNICEF representative to the Philippines Lotta Sylwander argued children must not be treated as mature humans […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2018Related News