THE Senate finance committee yesterday made headway after it passed the proposed 2019 budgets of three government offices, namely, the Departments of Public Works and Highways (DWPH), Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
BOTHERED by the latest SWS survey reporting close to 10 million Filipinos jobless last September, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto warned the government against taking foreign loans requiring foreign workers in the domestic construction industry.
ILOCOS Norte Governor Imee Marcos has called for the immediate one-year suspension of the Value Added Tax on basic food commodities, fuel and electricity to address the record-high inflation that has burdened Filipinos for several months now.
"We are conducting earthquake drill. Ginagawa rin natin yan sa lahat ng sulok ng kapuluan. Pero para sa atin ang drill na yan ay pangkaraniwan lamang, pero here in Leyte ibang usapan yan, dahil nararamdaman natin na totoo ito at may konting kurot sa puso dahil naaalala natin ang mga nasawi," Marcos said.