House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda has assured the funding source for the P500 subsidy for poor families ordered by President Duterte in lieu of suspending excise tax amid rising oil prices.
Sometime ago I was commissioned by a local politician to conduct a survey adding that I should make him appear winner in the results. I was taken aback and asked about the real purpose of the survey he wanted. Was it for campaign strategy development or for propaganda? He replied that he wants both. I told him I can only do the first and if the results are in his favor, he can use the same for his messaging. He was surprised and said, “How come the previous pollsters I commissioned can do both?”
LEGAZPI CITY – The Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) on Thursday intensified its efforts against attempts to disturb the peace ahead of the Lenten celebration as the entire regional police force goes under full alert.
LEGAZPI CITY – The provincial government of Albay on Thursday imposed a 30-day ban on the entry of domestic and wild birds, poultry products and by-products in the light of an outbreak of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in some provinces in Luzon.
LEGAZPI CITY – The Commission on Human Rights in Bicol (CHR-5) has issued a resolution asking the National Police Commission here to file long-delayed administrative and criminal charges against four members of the Daraga town police for killing three suspected drug pushers during a drug sting in February 2019 in their town.
LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Bicol (DSWD-5) on Tuesday said seven 100-year-old residents of Camarines Norte were recently awarded P100,000 each by the government.
The upcoming May 9 elections may take on a new and unique complex with a group of noted political leaders, headed by Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, pushing for a Leni Robredo for President and Sara Duterte-Carpio for Vice President combination.
LEGAZPI CITY – At least 23,000 indigent seniors and 2,500 tricycle drivers would soon receive cash assistance from the Legazpi City government after its council passed this March an ordinance allocating a budget for social services and infrastructure programs worth PHP174 million.