Villar Sipag conducts 10-day freshwater aquaculture training as livelihood source

The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) recently conducted a 10-day training on freshwater aquaculture as an alternative source of livelihood where 31 trainees completed modules and hands-on activities on the art of fish food processing, aquascaping and aquaponics.   In coordination with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region…

​SEN. POE: CYBERSPACE AN ‘INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS’ PLACE FOR CHILDREN

Sen. Grace Poe is renewing her call for a Senate investigation into the proliferation of child pornography and sexual exploitation in the country which she described as “disturbing” that is fast becoming a “pervasive and extensive problem.” As the nation commemorates the National Children’s Month, Poe delivered a privilege speech on Tuesday, Nov. 21, pushing…

SEN. GRACE POE ON LATEST MRT ACCIDENT

What happened was a very unfortunate incident that could have been prevented with a passenger railing safety feature. But right now, the DOTr should focus on the overall safety of the MRT, which could impact a larger number of people in case a serious technical glitch strikes.  In reality, the riding public faces so many…

SEN. POE TO DOTR: DECIDE ON MRT FATE

Sen. Grace Poe asked the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to immediately decide on the fate of the operations of EDSA MRT in the light of reports that a train carrying hundreds of passengers was detached while traversing interstation between the Buendia and Ayala stations in Makati City during the morning rush hour on Thursday, Nov….

SEN. VILLAR, DENR AND BFAR LEAD LIVELIHOOD CARAVAN IN TONDO

Senator Cynthia A. Villar, together with representatives from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), led a livelihood and clean-up caravan here in Tondo. The activity is part of her commitment to provide Filipinos livelihood opportunities to help improve their lives and contribute to the…

ASEAN: Be for the People, Work with the People

We are people’s organizations, social movements and NGOs of youth,  children, women, workers, older people, indigenous groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTIQ and other sectors, including academics from the ten (10) ASEAN countries plus East Timor.  We have been engaging the ASEAN and its member states for twelve (12) years now.  In conjunction with the 31st…

“Infant Killers: NPA Murders 4-month Old Baby in Bukidnon”

CAMP OSITO D. BAHIAN, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – A four-month old baby including a policeman were murdered by suspected members of the NPA bandit group around 5:30 pm yesterday, November 9, 2017, in Brgy. Tikalaan, Talakag, Bukidnon.   The incident transpired after more or less 30 suspected NPA bandits ambushed the personnel of the Bumbaran Municipal…

Legarda to Advance PH Interests in 2017 UN Climate Talks in Bonn

On 13-17 November 2017, Senator Loren Legarda will serve as Head of the Philippine Delegation to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany.   Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change, Foreign Relations and Finance and UN Global Champion…

​2 Abus nabbed, firearms seized in Sulu clash

Headquarters Western Mindanao, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- November 10 , 2017 In a fierce gunfight with military troops, two Abu Sayyaf fighters were nabbed and their firearms were seized in the wee hours today.  Abu Sayyaf bandits Nadsfar Abdulla and Delson Kansiong were arrested by elements of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion led by…

​SEN. POE PUSHES FOR FUNDING MASS TRANSPORT PROJECTS IN TAX REFORM MEASURE

Sen. Grace Poe is proposing that revenues from petroleum excise taxes contained in the first tranche of the administration’s tax reform package could be used to supplement public mass transportation projects that provide an efficient way to serve an expanding population, address congestion and reduce costs. “Importanteng maglagay ng probisyon sa panukalang batas na ito…

Sen. Grace Poe’s text statement re Rappler and PCOO issue

The move to marginalize Rappler in its coverage of the Palace and to demand the legal authority of the Malacanang Press Corps to cover the President are both misplaced and inconsistent with the essence of press freedom and the people’s right to be informed of the President’s activities and pronouncements. A strong and independent press…