A LAWMAKER urged Congress to enact a law that would mandate the local government units (LGUs) to disclose in public its budget and finances, expenditures, disbursements, funds utilization, bids and public offerings.
THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a proposal to further amend Republic Act 9520, otherwise known as the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008, to strengthen the loan portfolio of cooperative banks by allowing foreign investments thereby significantly improving its capacity to support economic endeavors in the countryside.
The approved measure, House Bill 6481, substituted House Bill 5989 authored by Reps. Jose Ping-ay and Cresente Paez (Party-list, COOP-NATCCO).
ONLY 8 to 10 of every 100 pupils who enter basic education will possibly get a college education, according to a recent study on Philippine education.
Rep. Joseph Victor Ejercito (Lone District, San Juan City), author of House Bill 6465 is proposing that a portion of the funds generated by PAGCOR be utilized to finance the State universities and colleges. "I wish these data were wrong. This is indeed an upsetting situation which must be addressed immediately," Ejercito said.
Happy Birthday to my college buddy and successful “Iron Business-Man,” Roel ‘Jong’ Narciso who happens to be celebrating his birthday today. To wake up at this very moment is more than enough to be grateful to God for adding year of your life. May you always look at life in the eyes of faith in your heart and feel God’s abounding grace for you and your loved ones. Happy Birthday my friend, Jong! Regards and Happy Reading to the Narciso family of Brgy. Pulung Bulo, Angeles City.
BIRTHDAY greetings and happy reading to Tita Bidang Parinas of Thunders and Angeles City Public Market Vendors Federation who celebrated her birthday last August 28. To wake up at this very moment is more than enough to be grateful to God for adding a year in your life. May you always look at life in the eyes of faith in your heart and feel God’s abounding grace for you and your loved ones.
THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill, which amends Republic Act (RA) No. 9208, known as "Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003."
House Bill 6339, authored principally by Rep. Pryde Henry Teves (3rd District, Negros Oriental), strengthens the mechanisms for the protection and support of victims by further enumerating, specifying and defining concerns and policies of trafficking in persons as prescribed under the present law.
THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill expanding the scope of the practice of midwifery in the country by amending Republic Act (RA) No. 7392, otherwise known as the "Philippine Midwifery Act of 1992."
House Bill 6343 grants additional powers as well as enhances the general welfare and commitment to service and professionalism of midwives.
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The Angeles City Public Elementary School Principals Association (PESPA) will hold a despedida party today at Km86 Restaurant for one of the most dedicated and hardworking principals the city ever had. The 65-year-old Manuel Duenas, Principal III of Sta. Maria Elementary School, Balibago will be retiring as a public servant but not as a loyal supporter and campaigner of former Congressman Blueboy Nepomuceno, 1st District of Pampanga.
A LAWMAKER urged President Aquino to increase to P12,000 the meager monthly salary of kindergarten teachers in the country.
Rep. Antonio Tinio (Party-list, ACT Teachers), author of House Resolution 2502, said the P6,000 monthly salary of kindergarten teachers is not enough for their daily sustenance.
A MEASURE seeking to institute needed reforms to the current bank liquidation system has been filed at the House of Representatives.
House Bill 6157, principally authored by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City), addresses the problems and concerns that continues to plague the system currently in place.