Marcos tells advisors he will certify E-Governance bill as urgent, backs RCEP

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. signaled his intent to certify as urgent a measure that will digitalize the bureaucracy to his business-sector advisors. The Palace also announced that Mr. Marcos is pushing the Senate to act on the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement. Mr. Marcos made his intent to certify […]

Party-list rep seeks urgent certification on bills to lower fuel prices

A PARTY-LIST representative on Monday called on President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to certify as urgent several bills that lower oil prices to help consumers burdened by inflation.    An urgent certification from the president means these bills can be fast-tracked by being passed on third reading immediately after the second reading.   “Malacañang and the legislative […]

Marcos urges Congress to fast-track bills digitalizing PHL bureaucracy  

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday asked lawmakers to quickly approve bills seeking to digitalize the Philippine bureaucracy.    He made the appeal as he raised concern about the Philippines’ ranking in an e-government index by the United Nations, saying the country has experienced a “regression.”   Speaking at an information and communications technology summit attended […]

House panel approves bills for establishment of cultural centers in Baybay City, Mt. Province

A HOUSE of Representatives committee on Tuesday approved bills that seek to establish cultural centers and museums in two areas, one in Baybay City, Leyte and another in Mountain Province.   The Committee on Basic Education and Culture approved House Bills 416 and 448 subject to amendments suggested by the National Commission for Culture and the […]

Meralco says customers save P3.2B on electricity payment relief

THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said about 95,000 of its customers saved around P3.2 billion on their electricity bills last year when the company provided payment relief at the height of the quarantine restrictions. In a news release on Tuesday, Meralco Vice-President for Corporate Communications Joe R. Zaldarriaga said the power provider understands “the need […]

Jaguars stun Bills in low scoring game

MATTHEW Wright kicked three field goals on Sunday, and the host Jacksonville Jaguars stifled the Buffalo Bills’ top-ranked scoring offense to produce a 9-6 upset. Wright’s 21-yarder with 12:10 left in the game snapped a 6-6 tie, and the Jacksonville defense did the rest. The Jaguars sacked Josh Allen four times, including Dawuane Smoot’s 9-yard […]

BSP fully awards 28-day bills

The Philippine central bank raised P100 billion from its auction of short-term securities on Friday even as rates rose on hints by the US central bank of a looming interest rate increase in 2023. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) fully awarded the 28-day bills from total bids worth P140.525 billion. The auction was 1.4 […]

Vax populi

While the government and the private sector continue to directly source COVID-19 vaccines for Filipinos, senior executives of Republic Gas Corp. (Regasco) and South Pacific, Inc. (SPI) launched a three-pronged vaccination plan for their 3,000-strong workforce dubbed as “Secure. Promote. Initiate.” Both owned by the Ty family of Isabela, Regasco and SPI have been assisting […]