House okays P3.7 T budget

November 20, 2018
VOTING 196 against eight, the House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading the proposed 2019 P3.757-trillion national budget, which the leadership described as a constitutionally compliant line budgeting system to ensure a pork-free National Expenditure Program (NEP).

Local government units urged to launch drug-free workplace, strengthen anti-drug abuse councils

November 18, 2018
CAMARINES Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on all local government units (LGUs) to establish and strengthen their respective anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) and carry out their respective drug-free workplace programs at the soonest, in step with President Duterte’s recently institutionalized Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS).

Barbers clears Lapeña

November 12, 2018
THE chairman of the House committee on dangerous drugs yesterday cleared ex-Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña from any accountability on the alleged shabu smuggling as he insisted on detaining former Customs intelligence officer 1 Jimmy Guban in his panel’s custody.