SENATE Mintority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon warned yesterday that around 15,000 health workers may lose their jobs in 2019 due to the cut made by the Department of Budget and Management on the budget of the Department of Health.
This is what some lawmakers wanted to know as they deferred the deliberation of the proposed 2019 national budget amounting to P3.757 trillion. The plenary session was adjourned yesterday without discussing the budget.
MALACAÑANG yesterday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to local officials to defy “stupid” Commission on Audit (COA) circulars and even joking that the state auditor in Ilocos Norte should be pushed down the stairs so that he would not be able to report on the local government’s transactions.
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong in Philippines) raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.
A FORMAL complaint was filed before the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) against partylist group ANG MATA headed by Rep. Tricia Nicole Velasco-Catera for alleged violation of medical profession regulations.
THE Malolos regional trial court yesterday found retired Major General Jovito Palparan and two other military officers guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno.
CABANATUAN City -- The estimated damage to palay crops were initially assessed at P18.9 million while P174 million worth of irrigation facilities were damaged in Nueva Ecija by Typhoon Ompong, the Division 3 office of the National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems said yesterday.
KAMPO Hen. Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City, Cavite -- Walang katapusan ang pakikipaglaban ng mga pulis dito sa iligal na droga kung saan 19 katao na nagtutulak at gumagamit ang kanilang nadakip noong Lingo sa drug-bust operation.
LUCENA City -- Former Quezon Gov. Eduardo Rodriguez renews his appeal to the national government to finally allow the operation of the Liquefied Natural Gas hub terminal and power plant facilities in Pagbilao town that would be a big help to the country’s blooming power crisis affecting its economy.