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BELMONTE TO DILG: INSTITUTE JAIL REFORMS

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte called on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to institute reforms in penal institutions, including intensifying measures to prevent the proliferation of deadly weapons and drugs following the recent riot inside the Quezon City Jail in Brgy. Kamuning. Based on an intelligence report, the riot was staged by […]

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NOGRALES WANTS PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSIONALIZED

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles said he wants to modernize public service delivery and professionalize the civil service as the new chief of the central human resource agency of the government. In his first formal address as CSC chair last 14 March during the agency’s nationwide flag-raising ceremony, Chairperson Nograles said that the […]

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PH NEEDS MORE EDUCATION REFORMS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon underscored the importance of the government’s continued support of education, as it serves a primary role towards positive nation-building. Gordon, one of the co-authors of Republic Act No. 11635, said that everyone must take up the mantle in keeping the student body informed so that they could step up as the next […]

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MMDA GETS 1ST HIGHEST AUDIT RATING – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) received its highest audit rating from the Commission on Audit (COA) for 2019, a first for the agency in 45 years. The COA gave the MMDA an “unqualified opinion” on the fairness of presentation of the agency’s financial statements for the fiscal year 2019. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim expressed […]

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REVIVE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION – ANGARA

To aid the government in its bid to improve the quality of education in the country, the Senate is pushing for the revival of the Congressional Committee on Education (EDCOM). Five senators, led by Sonny Angara, have filed Senate Joint Resolution No. 10 calling for the creation of the EDCOM, which will be composed of […]

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PHILIPPINES EYES MORE REFORMS IN DOING BUSINESS – LOPEZ

The Philippines is now one of the top 100 most competitive countries in the world for doing business as it has implemented more regulatory reforms to improve its business climate. The World Bank recently released its Doing Business 2020 report indicating the Philippines’ sharp improvement of 29 notches in the global rankings of the ease […]

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PRIORITIZE RELEASE OF SICK, OLD INMATES – GO

Senator Bong Go has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prioritize the release of inmates on account of age, poor health condition and actual service of sentence taking into account existing laws. During the Senate hearing on the DOJ’s proposed 2020 budget, Go read a letter he wrote and addressed to Justice Secretary Menardo […]

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LOPEZ TO CEBU BUSINESS COMMUNITY: BE PART OF GOV’T REFORMS

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez urged Cebu industry players to be part of reforms in doing business with government by filing complaints and reporting corrupt practices and unfair treatment in all government transactions. “The law is in effect already, which entitles everyone to file a complaint. Your support, through filing proper […]

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IMPLEMENT REFORMS IN THE WATER SECTOR – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is seeking wide-ranging reforms in the water sector to ensure the availability of the precious resource across the country at all times in the wake of the water shortage in most parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province. According to Angara, the water shortage also exposed the lack of a master […]