LEGAZPI CITY – Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero, who seeks a return to the Senate, has urged the government to channel all revenues from taxes on fuel to a more substantial aid package for struggling households, instead of granting them a proposed monthly allowance.
LEGAZPI CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) has its units that the use of mobile and motorcycle security for incumbent government officials and political aspirants in the campaign for the upcoming May 9 elections is strictly prohibited.
LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Bicol (DAR-5) said some 71,726 hectares more of “CARPable agricultural lands” in the Bicol region, or lands qualified for inclusion in the agrarian reform program, but remain “undistributed.”
LEGAZPI CITY – A total of 296 graduates of law schools in the Bicol Region have hurdled the 2020-2021 Bar examinations, the result of which was released by the Supreme Court (SC) last Tuesday.
LEGAZPI CITY – At least 231 policemen are currently undergoing specialized training prior to their deployment to different Bicol provinces to serve poll duties and help ensure safe, orderly, and honest elections.
A brouhaha ensued over a comment that this country needs more doctors and scientists than lawyers. The comment came on the heels of the release of the results of the Best Bar Ever 2022 that produced 8,000 plus lawyers.
s ago, Lafayette Limited, one of the mining companies operating in the Rapu-rapu, Albay, had to open its gates for experts to conduct different kinds of tests to ensure that its operations are safe and does not harm the environment. Specialists were deployed including a team that collected water samples from a stream. During the collection process, one team member slipped and fell into the water that the rest have to wait for the sediments to settle down before completing the task. Just then, an onlooker residing near the area quipped: Why not just collect samples from the edge where the water was not disturbed?
Foreign policy is not foreign to the country’s domestic interest. Most of our emerging problems are global. Climate change necessarily requires global solutions. Our security issues are necessarily interstate in nature. As such, a country like the Philippines, one of the world’s largest labor exporters, as well as a maritime state highly dependent on access to sea routes and marine resources, cannot afford to have senior leadership ignore the country’s place in matters of international concern.