Legarda: Ensure implementation of laws, translate national plans, policies into local action to enhance resilience 

PR 04/22/2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for greater solidarity, cooperation, and action in enhancing the country’s resilience in light of the intensifying effects of the climate crisis and the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The massive scale…

Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws

10/22/2020

ROME —Pope Francis says in a new film released on Wednesday, October 22, 2020, that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws, in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gays.…

Duterte signs law to lower cost of electricity

08/13/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that would reduce the cost of electricity in the country. Duterte signed Republic Act 11371, or the “Murang Kuryente Act,” on August 8. But a…

DILG orders PNP, LGUs to enforce firecracker laws

Inquirer.net 12/20/2018

Manila, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the local government units (LGUs) to implement the regulations on firecracker use, to minimize the number of…

Mandatory ROTC bill violates laws protecting kids

Inquirer.net 12/11/2018

MANILA, Philippines -President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to require senior high school students to complete a two-year military training course would violate domestic laws and international agreements protecting minors from being involved in warfare, a group of military…

DOT reiterates call: Follow, respect environmental laws

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/01/2018

Tourism chief’s reminder came amid an increase in June’s tourist arrivals Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat reiterated President Duterte’s call to local government units of other destinations such as Cebu, Bohol and Palawan to follow environmental laws…

20-storey building to remain in Capitol

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/08/2018

  Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III has dismissed the proposal of heritage advocate and writer Jobers Bersales to transfer the proposed 20-storey building from the Capitol compound to Balamban. He said transferring the project to Balamban would…

City officials, commercial centers urged to follow environmental laws

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2018

The Committee on Environment of the Cebu City Development Council has urged city officials to strictly comply with environmental laws especially in the SRP to avoid the same fate as Boracay. Lawyers Jose Gapas of the Cebu…

New laws and regulations needed

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/21/2018

SIFTING THROUGH THE LIES PART 2 Except for an outdated law on false information, the Philippines has no existing regulations that present clear-cut policies against the proliferation of bogus news. “The spread of fake news is very…

Bello: Private hospitals are no. 1 violators of labor laws

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/22/2018

LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday named hospitals in the country as the number one violators of labor laws. He said that more often than not, their workers are either underpaid or overworked, or both. Bello made…

Couple found dead at son-in-law’s house

Benjie B. Talisic 12/07/2017

  A couple was found dead with hack wounds on their bodies at the home of their son-in-law at Sitio Catibis, barangay Guba, Cebu City Thursday morning. SPO1 Winstons Ybañez of the Cebu City police homicide section…

More than 300 firms violate environmental laws

Futch Anthony Inso 12/06/2017

MORE than 300 industrial and commercial firms in Central Visayas were issued a notice of violation by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-7. The companies were found to have…

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