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CUA BATS FOR LGU ADOPTION OF LISTAHANAN 3

Quirino governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) president Dax Cua called on local government units to integrate the “Listahanan 3 poverty database” to improve their delivery of social services. “I urge my fellow LGU executives to adopt the Listahanan 3, which can help us in ensuring that our programs are correctly […]

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DEBATES SHOW ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY – VILLANUEVA

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva said that debates and discussions on the floor and during committee hearings show the true essence of democracy. “We admire all our colleagues because they are always open to discussions and debates,” Villanueva said. “The more voices are heard and considered, the more our policy options become clear and relevant.” […]

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RETROACTIVE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT PLAN PUSHED

House Minority Leader Nonoy Libanan is batting for a new retroactive retirement plan for the country’s foreign service officers, in a bid to upgrade their pensions when they reach old age or suffer some other disability. As proposed by Libanan in House Bill No. 4077, a Foreign Service Retirement Program would be launched under the […]

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NOGRALES TO LGUS: ENSURE SERVICE AMID DEVOLUTION

As the government undergoes devolution, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles reminded local chief executives to ensure uninterrupted service delivery. “Dahil sa kasalukuyang devolution, inaasahan nating may mangyayaring mga pagbabago sa mga pamahalaang lokal. Kaya tayo ay umaapela sa mga local chief executives na siguruhing tuluy-tuloy ang pagbibigay ng mahusay na serbisyo sa kanilang […]

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STRENGTHEN CHR VS ‘CULTURE OF IMPUNITY’ — ABANTE

Measures to prevent tragedies like the Ampatuan Massacre and other human rights abuses in the country are among the top priorities of the House Committee on Human Rights. This was stressed on Friday by House Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Benny Abante, Jr. as he emphasized the need to adopt measures that would help combat […]

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SENATE WELCOMES VIETNAM NAT’L ASSEMBLY DELEGATION

The Senate of the Philippines welcomed a delegation of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the country, for the first official inter parliamentary exchange between the Philippines and Vietnam since 2006. The delegation was headed by no less than the President of the National Assembly, Vuong Dinh Hue. Senate President Migz […]

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LAPID HAILS GALING POOK AWARDEES

Senator Lito Lapid filed a resolution recognizing ten outstanding Local Government Units who were honored at the 29th annual Galing Pook awards. In filing Senate Resolution (P.S. Res.) No. 316, Lapid credited the LGUs for their excellence and unrelenting commitment to good governance and stellar leadership practice. The veteran legislator stated that by honoring these […]

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CUA HAILS BARANGAY DRUG CLEARING PROGRAM’S SUCCESS

Quirino governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines president Dax Cua hailed the Barangay Drug Clearing Program for its efforts to rid communities of illegal drugs. This, as the Philippine National Police reported that more than 26,000 barangays across the country have been cleared of illegal drugs through the program’s “whole-of-nation approach.” “I […]

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LABOR BILLS FOR WORKERS’ PROTECTION GETS HOUSE OK

Four bills which seek to protect certain labor groups, have hurdled the third and final reading in the House of Representatives. Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles, who chairs the Committee on Labor, lauded the passage of House Bills 988 (Increasing the Service Incentive Leave of Workers Act), 924 (Barangay Skilled Workers Act), 227 (Caregivers […]

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ZUBIRI, VIETNAM ENVOY TACKLE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Senate President Migz Zubiri received Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung at the Senate recently to discuss ways to improve the strategic partnership between the Philippines and Vietnam, and the visit of the Vietnamese parliamentary delegation to the Philippines. The parliamentary visit is headed by the President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Vuong Dinh Hue. […]