Some programs and projects in Benguet might not be implemented with the sudden cut in their programmed budget for the year due to the recently released memorandum from the Department of Budget and Management informing the local government that about P17 million was deducted from the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of the province.
Groups say the Rice Competitiveness and Enhancement Fund mandated under the newly signed Rice Tariffication Law will only serve as another “milking cow” for authorities.
Regional Director Exequiel Guzman admits that they have only 15 to 16 labor inspectors all over the region that are supposed to be ensuring that labor laws like the occupational health and safety standards are being followed by companies and employers.
No less than Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio confirmed that her party is backing the reelection bid of Ilocos Sur governor Ryan Luis Singson and his father, former governor and incumbent councilor Luis Chavit Singson in his mayoral run in Narvacan during the party’s Feb 18 campaign caravan in Vigan City.
Two unidentified gunmen killed Roberto “Bobby” Mejia, 49, leader of Ulopan na Umbaley ed (Peoples Association in) Camp Gregg Military Reservation at around 11:10 PM in Barangay Sangcagulis according to the police. He is the 182nd peasant killed under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.
Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.
Makabayan Ilocos said the passage of Rice Tariffication Law puts our farmers in a disadvantageous position and discourages them to plant the crop.
The incumbent Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, who is now running for senator, failed to declare in her 2017 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) her son, Matthew Manotoc and first cousin, Mariano Marcos II in the list of family members who are holding public offices.
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People from this city joined the worldwide One Billion Rising (OBR) on Valentine’s Day with around 100 women, men and youth gathered at People’s Park to dance and call for unity against tyranny and promotion of “solidarity for good governance and politics of change”.
This May 13 midterm elections, it will be a walk in the park for 19 aspirants for the mayoral seat and 26 vice mayoral candidates in Region 1. Running unopposed, they only need to cast their vote to take the seat in their local governments.
Isnag tribal elders rejected the proposed construction of a hydro power plant with in their ancestral domain and signed a resolution of no consent during the consensus building meeting facilitated by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) in Poblacion village, Kabugao town Apayao province on February 4.