Summit trains OFWs and beneficiaries to earn from agriculture- Sen. Villar

This year’s OFW and Family Summit will focus on giving livelihood opportunities to overseas Filipino workers in agriculture. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food and director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG) gave this statement during the Kapihan sa Senado media forum. “The prospect…

Legarda: Stronger Support for Farmers Needed to Achieve Rice Self-Sufficiency

In observance of National Rice Awareness Month this November, Senator Loren Legarda said it is possible to achieve rice self-sufficiency through public awareness and stronger government support for farmers.   Legarda expressed support for the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) program to encourage the public to eat only the right proportion of rice and try other…

​SUSTAIN REFORM PROGRAMS- AFP CHIEF GUERRERO

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero addresses the officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees of the General Headquarters during his first flag-raising ceremony today, 06 November 2017 in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo since being installed in the top position of the military on 26 October 2017.   (Photo…

Gatchalian Seeks Strict Penalties for Hazing Cover-Up

Senator Win Gatchalian on Tuesday called for the imposition of strict penalties on fraternity members who participate in the cover-up of hazing incidents, such as the actions taken by resident and alumni members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity in the wake of the suspected hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III. The senator proposed that the act…

ANGARA WANTS NOV 8 AS “YOLANDA COMMEMORATION DAY”

In the lead up to the fourth year anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to declare November 8 as a day of commemoration when catastrophic Typhoon Yolanda struck the Eastern Visayas Region.    Senate Bill 1596 seeks to declare November 8 as a special non-working public holiday in Eastern Visayas to be…

Grab enjoins other TNCs to share common database of blacklisted passengers

Metro Manila (Philippines) — Grab Philippines on Monday called on Uber and U-hop to share a common database of blacklisted passengers for the safety of both drivers and passengers.   Grab Country head Brian Cu said it is high time that Transport Network Companies (TNCs) “join together and use the technology to promote the safety…

After Rain, APEC Leaders Seek Sunnier Horizons

Issued by the APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting Da Nang, Viet Nam, 6 November 2017 – The Leaders, Ministers and Senior Officials of the 21 APEC member economies have begun convening in Da Nang in a bid to sustain their turnaround in growth and job creation in the unsettled globalized environment, inspired by the people…

Look: Continuation of Senate Hearing re death of hazing victim Horacio Tomas “Atio” Castillo III

Senators (from left) Grace Poe, Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, Sherwin Gatchalian, and Senator Panfilo Lacson (2nd from right) talk to Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr. (3rd from right) before the start of the third hearing on the death of hazing victim Horacio Tomas “Atio” Castillo III, Monday, November 6, 2017. Catalan assures senators they are currently studying and…

​POE TAGS DIVINALAW LINKS IN ATIO CASE

Sen. Grace Poe tagged the “connections” of a high-profile law office headed by lawyer Nilo Divina of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law that may possibly provide critical links in the case of freshman UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castilo III. During the resumption of the Senate hearing on the death…

​Sen. Villar calls support to boost organic agri products export

Senator Cynthia A. Villar called on all stakeholders to support the National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) to boost the export of organic agricultural products and improve their competitiveness in the US2.3-trillion aggregate economic size ASEAN market. NOAP is the blueprint of the development and promotion of organic agriculture in the Philippines. It covers the promotion and commercialization of organic…

DND Celebrates 78th Anniversary

Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, November 5, 2017  The Department of National Defense celebrates its 78th founding anniversary on Monday, November 6 with the theme “One Defense Team @78: Embracing the change with a more credible defense. The DND was formally created through Executive Order No. 230 by then President Manuel L. Quezon on November 1,…