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New JTIP chief confronts challenges with optimism

When John Freda arrived in the country in January this year to assume the leadership of Japan Tobacco International Philippines, he was literally given an “explosive welcome” as Taal volcano had just erupted. He was on the last plane that landed at the airport before it was closed due to severe ashfall from the eruption. .....»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardSep 20th, 2020

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Addressing mental health amid a pandemic

BETTER DAYS Senator Sonny Angara Mental health has historically been a difficult subject to talk about in Philippine society. Many of us, no doubt, have our own stories, personal or otherwise, of how difficult it is to seek help. In fact, in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, an August, 2020, analysis of many studies on the matter confirmed that the low utilization of mental health services among Filipinos could be attributed in part to the stigma associated with mental health issues, with resilience and self-reliance becoming possible alternate coping strategies. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health an even bigger issue. The quarantine, the economic effects of the pandemic, and the anxieties brought about by the virus’ unpredictability have had a negative effect on the mental health of many Filipinos. Although we as a country are consistently rated to be in the Top 5 of a global optimism index, according to the DOH, the calls for help have been increasing. According to the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), their helpline received about 400 calls monthly from May, 2019, to February, 2020. That’s an average of 13 to 15 calls daily. By March, 672 calls were serviced, and this grew steadily in the following months, until there were 1,034 calls in July – and 440 for the half of August. These double the monthly average from March to August to 876 calls, or 32 to 37 calls daily. Many government and private mental health services are available for people who are seeking help or just someone to talk to. Aside from the NCMH crisis hotline, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has confidential crisis lines and a referral system to partnered psychologists. The foundation is also a hub for prevention, recognition, and treatment of depression. The Philippine Mental Health Association also offers similar services, and universities like UST, UP Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila have their own mental health service organizations. Some, like Ateneo’s Center for Family Ministries have affordable or negotiable fees. Online resources like the Silakbo.Ph website have listings for many other mental health service providers outside of the NCR. In fact, many organizations have already partnered with the Department of Health (DOH); perhaps more of them should be invited to the table to plan new policies, projects, and initiatives that will address the growing number of mental health cases. The DOH is also encouraging people to learn more about general mental health through free e-learning courses translated into Filipino.  The source material is from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) QualityRights initiative, which is a global project that aims to help participants improve their own mental health, learn how to support their loved ones and communities, and gain knowledge and skills to tackle mental health issues. Clearly, we need to reassess and adapt to the fact that more Filipinos are now looking for mental health services and treatments. This is why I am seeking to amend Republic Act 11036, the Mental Health Act, particularly its existing chapter on “Rights of Service Users and Other Stakeholders.” Our proposed amendment seek to give health service users the right to immediately receive compensation benefits and special financial assistance they are entitled to under law, should they sustain temporary or permanent mental disability in the line of duty or by reason of a person’s office or position. This is an important amendment, as the Mental Health Act requires that PhilHealth provide insurance packages to patients with mental health conditions, and that access to medicines is ensured. With the observation of World Mental Health Day last October 10, it is important to remember the DOH’s theme for this year, “Mental Health for All: Unifying Voices for Greater Investment and Access.”  This theme encourages that we open conversations on the various challenges that our mental health care system faces every day, such as social stigma and limited funding. In fact, the simple act of marking the day itself is important. It shows those who are suffering that we see them, and care for them. It tells others who are hiding their issues that it is perfectly normal to seek help. And most of all, it encourages the whole world to stand in solidarity in recognition of the need for all of society to help those with mental health issues. E-mail: sensonnyangara@yahoo.com| Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @sonnyangara Senator Sonny Angara has been in public service for 16 years—9 years as Representative of the Lone District of Aurora, and 7 as Senator. He has authored and sponsored more than 200 laws.  He is currently serving his second term in the Senate. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Facebook challenges hate-speech hearing summons in India s top court

Facebook India's chief has lodged a petition with India's top court challenging a summons to appear before a panel probing allegations the social media giant failed to take action against hate speech......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

PDEA celebrates 18th anniversary

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 2 (PIA) -- Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva, the new chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), vows to brave new challenges and beat greater odds against ille.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Economic recovery takes ‘one step back’

The Philippine economic recovery is taking a step back to curb the surging coronavirus outbreak and fix the fragile health system waging a “losing battle” against the pandemic. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said yesterday that the return of Metro Manila and nearly provinces to a stricter lockdown may take a toll on the drivers of economic rebound in the near-term. But Dominguez said that if the reimposed stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) is correctly implemented, it will have a favorable impact on the nation’s long-term economic prospects. “In the short run, the return to MECQ may negatively affect livelihoods, consumer demand and production. However, if the time is used to boost all our medical resources and prevent further spread of the virus, then the MECQ will be positive for the long haul,” Dominguez said. As this is a new virus, Dominguez explained that nations, including the Philippines, continuously learn to adapt to the challenges posed by the new and uncertain environment induced by coronavirus. “The whole world is learning how to dance with this virus: two steps forward and one step back,” Dominguez said.Earlier, the DOF chief pushed for a shift of Metro Manila and Calabarzon—accounting for about 70 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)—“as quickly as possible” to the most lenient quarantine status to kickstart the economy. However, President Duterte ordered Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal back under the MECQ from August 4 to 18 following a surge of COVID-19 cases and the appeal of healthcare workers. The two week shift to MECQ for Metro Manila and its adjacent provinces starting today ceased some businesses and public transport, while work and quarantine passes are also reinforced to restrict non-essential movements. Reverting to MECQ is an unwelcome develop for the economic managers as it could derail hopes for a recovery in the third quarter of the year. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua earlier said the economic impact of the quarantine measures in country was “more severe than expected.”  Days before Metro Maila reverted to MECQ, Dominguez said the local economy had already hit bottom and started to recover from the coronavirus-induced crisis, noting business activities have begun to pick up. The government had gradually eased the tough virus lockdown measures after the economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the first quarter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

P51-B airport railway launched

Project to generate 38,000 jobs The country’s first airport railway express service soon starts construction after the government and proponents signed the P50.8-billion contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the P777.5-billion North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) virtually over the weekend  (August 1, 2020). The construction is expected to generate 38,000 new local jobs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the start of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga in just under one  hour. The first signing was for the P32.7-billion Contract Package N-04, which covers the civil engineering and building works  6.3 kilometers of the main line and 1.6 kilometers of the depot’s access line with an underground station serving Clark International Airport. They also signed the P18.1-billion Contract Package N-05, which covers the civil engineering and building works for the Clark Railway Depot.  The depot covers an overall area of approximately 33 hectares.  The contract covers the construction of the Operations Control Center, stabling yard, workshops, training center and other ancillary buildings in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This proves that flagship projects under the government’s BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program continue despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Tugade underscored. The PNR Clark Phase 2 paves the way for the country’s first-ever airport railway express service, he reiterated. “Since the NSCR will feature the country’s first airport express train service allowing travelers to get from Makati to Clark Airport in under one hour, we can consider it as a trail-blazing project, ” the DOTr Secretary  elaborated. “To achieve this, trains will run at 160 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest modes of land public transportation.”  The signing of contracts is likewise timely, noted Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Director General Ramesh Subramaniam. “The civil works contracts will help kickstart the economic revival of the Philippines over the next 12 months as the country faces the pandemic ” he pointed out. Under the railway project, we estimate that 24,000 local construction jobs will be directly created during the next three years.  And another at least 14,000 jobs needed for operating the railway system,” according to Subramaniam. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project as well as for the Philippine transport sector, he added. Once partially operational by 2022, PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), a 53-km rail line segment, will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark International Airport, will cut down travel time to 30-35 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes. The DOTr signed contract Package N-04 was virtually signed with Acciona Construction Philippines, through Director Ruben Eugenio Garcia and Chief Financial Officer Angel Fernandez de la Pradilla, and EEI Corporation, through President and CEO Roberto Jose Castillo. Contract Package N-05 was virtually signed with POSCO Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., through Executive Vice President Dong Ho Kim and POSCO E&C Vice President Sung Wook Chung......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

IMF chief warns global economy not out of the woods yet

Washington, United States | Despite some signs of recovery, the global economy faces continued challenges, including the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, and governments should keep their support programs in place, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 16th, 2020

Weak contact tracing, psychological stigma among challenges faced by Cebu City — Galvez 

MANILA, Philippines — While Cebu City is now “improving,” the chief implementer of the government’s COVID-19 efforts said several challenges were observed as to why the city became a COVID-19 hotspot. “Nakikita po natin nag-i-improve ang Cebu because of the cooperation of the public and LGUs (We are seeing Cebu’s improvement because of the public and LGU’s […] The post Weak contact tracing, psychological stigma among challenges faced by Cebu City — Galvez  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

WHO hails global progress

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The United States logged a second consecutive day of fewer than 900 coronavirus deaths, as the World Health Organization (WHO) hailed global progress but warned of the need for “extreme vigilance” against a second wave. Optimism was tempered by the increasingly dire economic situation, with Boeing’s chief executive warning […] The post WHO hails global progress appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Bernadeth Pons reflects on a life of optimism, flexibility, survival

Volleybelle Bernadeth Pons is no stranger to struggles and challenges......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

PSC issues medical guidelines to care for athletes still in Philsports

Following Proclamation 929 and 922 from Malacañang on Monday, the Philippine Sports Commission's Medical Scientific Athlete Services (MSAS) unit on Wednesday issued medical guidelines for its employees and athletes still under their care. The said guidelines included limited person-to-person interaction via social distancing, strict home quarantine observation, and suspension of non-essential travel outside the complex. As of this posting, there are still over 30 athletes and coaches in the agency's dormitories in Philsports Complex, Pasig City. Medical personnel and a skeletal force taking care of basic operations like security, meals, and maintenance, faithfully report daily to service these clients. “Despite the challenges, we will do our best to assist those within our premises” said PSC Chairman William Ramirez. In the medical advisory, all athletes and coaches staying at the dormitories of Philsports are strictly advised to interact 1 to 2 meters apart. Anybody who has a recent history of travel regardless of origin is encouraged to wear a mask, provided by the agency’s Medical Unit.  Chief of Staff Marc Velasco said they have asked everyone to make an effort to keep their activities confined within their respective rooms and nutrition hall.  The advisory also gave instructions on what athletes coming in from overseas or those staying at home can do should they suspect infection.  Regular temperature checks are being done to those billeted in the dorms, as well as at the nutrition hall.  “We advise our athletes to stay hydrated and well-nourished with adequate sleep to boost your immune system,” said Molo in the document......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

San Jose top cop envisions town as better community

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE, March 6 (PIA6) --Newly-installed Officer-in-Charge Chief of Police Major Benjo Clarite of San Jose Municipal Police Station expressed his optimism in contributing to the town's a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

PSC chief declares 2019 a golden year

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez lauded the collective effort of Filipinos in making 2019 a golden year for Philippine sports. Ramirez said despite the challenges that came with the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, having a common goal still prevailed in pulling off a successful feat for Team […] The post PSC chief declares 2019 a golden year appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

San Jose top cop envisions town as better community

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE, March 6 (PIA6) --Newly-installed Officer-in-Charge Chief of Police Major Benjo Clarite of San Jose Municipal Police Station expressed his optimism in contributing to the town's a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

2020 a challenging year for BIR – Dulay

COLLECTING taxes would be a challenge for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) this year amid the expected negative impact of recent local and overseas developments, including a volcanic last month and a virus outbreak, on businesses, according to its chief. “Early this year, we [faced] some challenges, [which] continue to challenge us. And this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

1st Philippine Cerebral Palsy Football Team to compete in upcoming ASEAN ParaGames

The Philippines is about to field its first cerebral palsy football team in the ASEAN Para Games. Known as the CP Rascals, the team was formed last year by the Henry V. Moran Foundation, the non-profit organization that has long focused on developing football programs for public school youth in the country. “Our search for players started in March last year after we were appointed by the PHILSPADA (Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled) to form a team to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN Para Games. Our special football arm, CP Football Philippines, toured 12 cities, coordinating clinics and tryouts with the heads and officers of local government units. By July, we had discovered some players and training for the team began,” said Danny Moran, head of the Henry V. Moran Foundation. The CP Rascals currently has 12 members, with plans to add two more before the ASEAN Para Games  Moran said that they are grateful for the support that private organizations have given for the new team players and coaching staff. He cited insurer Allianz PNB Life, in particular, for providing the CP Rascals’ life, medical, and travel insurance. “Our main concern was life and accident insurance as bringing football to persons with disability has its risks, especially since training would be from 3 to 6 months,” Moran said. Aside from the insurance coverage, Allianz gave cash support for the CP Rascals’ football camp and housing. “It is our honor to support a team that embodies Allianz’ ideal of overcoming life’s challenges in fulfilling one’s dreams. We are giving our para athletes the support to help them achieve their goals in their chosen sport, and we are looking forward to cheering them on in the 2020 ASEAN Para Games,” Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer Gae Martinez said. This is not the first time that Allianz and the Henry V. Moran Foundation have worked together in promoting football in the country. For the past three years, they have staged the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational (ANYFI), a grassroots football program held nationwide. Some of the kids who have participated in the program have gone on to train at the Allianz Explorer Camp in Germany under FC Bayern. Moran added that it is their dream to continue strengthening the CP Rascals so that they can also participate in the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Vietnam in 2021......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

PFF inks 3-year partnership with Qatar Airways for the PFL

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation formally secured a three-year agreement with renowned airline company, Qatar Airways. The partnership will see the airline as Title Sponsor and Airline Partner of the Philippines Football League for the period 2020 until 2022.  PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes signed the agreement with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, in the signing ceremony held last Sunday, 26 January 2020 at the airlines’ headquarters in Doha, Qatar.  Qatar Airways prides itself as an official FIFA partner in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 as well as sponsor of professional football clubs AS Roma, CA Boca Juniors, and FC Bayern Munich.  Its presence in the Philippines will put football to prominence. Among the marketing thrusts of the airline include on ground and online brand integration and visibility including live TV coverage of select PFL matches.  “We thank Qatar Airways for their willingness to help bolster Philippine football by establishing a partnership with PFF as Airline Partner and Title Sponsor of the PFL,” said PFF president Mariano Araneta, Jr. “The PFF, together with Qatar Airways, will pave the way in forging the sustainability of professional club football in the country.”  Launched in April 2017, the Philippines Football League is the Philippines’ professional football league participated in by professional football clubs in the country. Clubs adhere to the PFF Club Licensing Regulations and MyPFF Online Registration System to compete in the PFL.  Last year, the PFL saw seven (7) participating clubs competing and the 2019 league champions, Ceres Negros FC, was nominated by PFF to compete in AFC club competitions for 2020, the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup.  The fourth PFL season will kick-off this March 2020 with the optimism brought on by the partnership between Qatar Airways and the federation. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

‘GCTA implementing rules can stand scrutiny’

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday expressed optimism that the new implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10592 on expanding the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) will hurdle future legal challenges. Guevarra issued the statement after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez and other […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

DOJ chief upbeat on future of new GCTA-IRR

​Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday expressed optimism that the new Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10592 on expanding Good Conduct Time Allowance will hurdle future legal challenge.Guevarra made this comment after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez and fellow inmates challenging the constitutionality of the revised IRR of GCTA......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020