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MORE SAFE ROADS FOR BIKERS, PEDESTRIANS PUSHED

As pre-pandemic activities return after the easing of COVID-19 health restrictions, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee filed a measure to create a sustainable network of bicycle lanes and provide safe and convenient pathways for commuters. According to Lee, this network shall connect users to essential destinations such as work, schools, and medical facilities, among […]

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Government

CSC STARTS GREEN REVOLUTION ON BONIFACIO DAY

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), conducted a tree planting activity on 29 November, the eve of Bonifacio Day, at the CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles led the activity with UPLB Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Roberto P. […]

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ABANTE LAUDS HR-BASED ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN

House Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Benny Abante Jr. on Tuesday welcomed the launch of a government war on drugs that emphasizes a respect for human rights, and said that the new campaign signals a positive shift that will save more lives. The government last weekend launched a revamped anti-illegal drugs campaign called Buhay Ay […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

CONSUMER GROUP TO GOV’T: ADDRESS HIGH POWER RATES

In a letter to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, National Center of Electric Cooperative Consumers, Inc. or NCECCO submitted its proposals and recommendations for short- and long-term workable solutions that should address increasing costs of electricity. The consumer group appeals to the President to “address the plight of electricity consumers amidst the unstoppable energy price hikes […]

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Government

LOYZAGA TO SOLONS: STRENGTHEN WILDLIFE PROTECTION

Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga called on lawmakers to prioritize the passage of proposed measures to strengthen Republic Act (RA) 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. “It is high time to address the threats to biodiversity such as the proliferation of invasive alien species, destruction of natural habitats, unsustainable utilization of resources, […]

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ATAYDE CALLS FOR FAST-TRACKED ANTI-FLOOD PROJECTS

With paralyzing floods becoming more frequent in Metro Manila because of increasingly common super typhoons and heavy rains, Quezon City 1st District Rep. Arjo Atayde on Tuesday urged the government to prioritize flood control measures and to designate a “Flooding Czar” to focus on the management and completion of flood control projects. In a privilege […]

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Government

CSC OFFERS FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

Government workers can soon avail themselves of financial education training from the Civil Service Commission (CSC). In his message of support delivered on November 21, 2022, at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) virtual 5th Financial Education Stakeholders Expo, CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said that his agency is already laying the groundwork for the Financial […]

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Politics

12,399 FILIPINO NURSES TAKE US LICENSURE EXAM

A total of 12,399 nursing graduates from the Philippines took the U.S. licensure examination for the first time from January to September this year, in hopes of practicing their profession in America, Quezon City Rep. Marvin Rillo said on Sunday. “The nine-month figures already surpassed the 9,788 Filipino nursing graduates that took the U.S. admissibility […]

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HOUSE HR PANEL AGENDA TO ADDRESS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

The House Committee on Human Rights has begun work on a legislative agenda that Committee Chairperson and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante, Jr. said would reflect a rights-based approach to legislation that seeks to address issues such as extra judicial killings, the red-tagging of human rights advocates, disinformation campaigns, and many other forms of […]

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CUA BATS FOR EXPANDED NAT’L CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW

Quirino Governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) President Dax Cua on Sunday urged local chief executives (LCEs) to rally for the passage of a measure that seeks to strengthen the National Cultural Heritage Law through cultural mapping and an enhanced cultural heritage education program. House Bill 5110, which was recently passed […]