Abrigo: Juvenile welfare and security

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PMA Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio was laid to rest. The land cries justice for his blood. Where are the human rights advocates? Unzip your mouths to reverberate the call!


Senator Bong Revilla argued that road accidents ranked first among the causes of death for teens in the country. So he filed a bill seeking to declare every third Sunday of November as the National Day of Remembrance for road crash victims.

There is no wrong in remembering the crash victims, as much as there is no wrong in dancing budots! But something must be wrong when this reasoning emerge to overtake his acumen. Law to resolve the causes of road accidents is more significant than remembering the fallen.


Massive vaccination against dengue and measles are being conducted here, there, and everywhere. The string of epidemic and the immunization for polio next month will hopefully correct the assessment of the legislators who unjustifiably cut the DoH budget by P10.6-billion, from P98.6-billion in 2019 down to P88-billion for the year 2020. With this curtailment I am not sure if the Universal Health Care Law can be implemented fully next year when it needs P166.5 billion.


Congratulations townsfolk of the municipality of Manolo Fortich! Soon, this northernmost town of Bukidnon will become the third component city in the province with the passage of House Bill 8115 in the final reading. The bill was authored by Bukidnon First District Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba under the credence that the conversion will definitely enhance economic, tourism, and investment opportunities. Manolo Fortich ranked first in the presence of investment promotion, availability of basic utilities, land use plan, disaster risk reduction plan, and local risk assessment, among others.


Sta. Ana National High School in the heart of Davao city is the first public high school campus in Mindanao that uses Electronic Log (e-log) system for the students who come in and out of the campus using their respective ID cards. The system also sends confirmation SMS to the parents and guardians who are monitoring the time ins and outs of their respective students. The 9,331 learners paid P150 each for the high tech ID, designed for the system.

If the e-log system will be implemented to all public elementary and high school campuses in the entire country, DepEd who has the biggest chunk from the national budget can do it without burdening the parents, rather than prodigally spending its fund to repeating and impractical trainings and seminars for teachers.



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