Inflation hit new over 5-year high of 5.2% in June

Inquirer.net 07/05/2018

  Inflation jumped by 5.2 percent year-on-year in June, a new over five-year high, due to sustained elevated prices of food and “sin” products, the government reported Thursday. In a report, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said…

Duterte signs PH Mental Health Law

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that would secure, among others, the rights and welfare of persons with mental health needs as well as mental health…

Yes to martial law versus illegal drugs

Lloyd Suarez 06/17/2018

Wa koy pagsupak nga modeklarar og martial law si Presidente Duterte aron gyud molampos pakiggubat niining problema batok sa illegal drugs. Akong nakita nga epektibo kini kay paralisado man lagi karon ang mga terorista sa Mindanao ilabina…

Angara wants law on fare discounts for students

Inquirer.net 06/08/2018

THERE is a need for Congress to pass a legislation that will institutionalize the 20 percent student fare discount, Senator Sonny Angara said on Friday. “If we want to provide long-term assistance to our students, we need…

Militant groups to join signature petition against Train Law

Intern 06/07/2018

Militant groups from Cebu will be participating in the nationwide signature petition against Train Law on June 12, as one of the activities of the National Day of Protest. Jaime Paglinawan of AMA-SUGBU-KMU, said that they are…

Albayalde tells Tagle: War on drugs will observe human rights, rule of law

Inquirer.net 06/06/2018

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde on Wednesday assured Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle that the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs will observe human rights and rule of law. During a courtesy…

Man surrenders to police for violating anti-bouncing check law

Doris Mondragon and Nestle Semilla 06/05/2018

A 39-year-old man surrendered to the police for violating Batas Pambansa Bilang 22 otherwise known as “Anti-Bouncing Check Law” in Danao town, northern Cebu on Tuesday (June 5). Police Superintendent Jaime Quiocho Jr. of Danao City Police…

Environmental lawyer tells Sta. Fe resort owners to follow the law

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2018

Liberate the seas The contention of resorts owners that soil erosion in the coastline brought structures closer to the sea in Santa Fe town is unacceptable and non-existent, stressed environmental lawyer Ben Cabrido. Cabrido instead advised resort…

Militant groups call to lift Martial Law in Mindanao

Rosalie Abatayo 05/23/2018

Militant groups stage a protest rally along Colon St. in Cebu City on Wednesday, May 23, to commemorate the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Central Visayas (Bayan), Karapatan, Gabriela, Movement…

Zarate files bill to counter TRAIN law

Inquirer.net 05/10/2018

BAYAN Muna Represen-tative Carlos Zarate filed House Bill 7653 on Thursday to counter the “anti-poor and anti-people” facets of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. “House Bill 7653 will repeal the anti-poor and anti-people…

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