DON'T FORGET HAZING VICTIM, HERRERA-DY SAYS
 
The chairman of the House Committee on Public Information reminded her colleagues to make sure that the recent fatal hazing incident at the University of Santo Tomas will be top of their minds in their legislative work.
 
In  a statement Bernadette Herrera-Dy said as chair of the House Committee on Public Information, I am concerned that with the emergence of new hot news and issues, the hazing death of Horacio "Atio" Castillo, III will be forgotten or buried as a painful memory.

Vigilance must be sustained, she said, adding that the death of Atio ought to be the last hazing death.…

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To Deter Crime, For Safety Monitoring: Now Come Affordable CCTVs, GPS For PUVs

By Rose De La Cruz

TO PREVENT crime in public utility vehicles, Aasenso Partylist Rep. Teodoro Montoro has filed a bill requiring drivers and their operators to install affordable security gadgets like closed circuit television and global positioning systems in their vehicles.

Montoro’s House Bill 6112, otherwise known as Public Utility Vehicle Monitoring Act, to compel the installation of safety monitoring devices on PUVs and providing penalties for violations.

The lawmaker sees the proposal as a means to deter violence and help in gathering the needed information to help prosecute the perpetrators of crimes.

 

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Montoro urged the…

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Three days after the successful “Buyers’ Day at the GoLokal! ConceptStore@DTI on September 29, 2017, another Go Lokal! PopUp store opened @Glorietta2 on October 03, 2017. 

The event also sealed the partnership of the Department of Trade and Industry represented by Trade Chief Secretary Ramon M. Lopez and Ayala Corporation CEO Fernando Zobel de Ayala on the Go Lokal! Stores project spearheaded by DTI that aims to help and support the country’s MSMEs gain access to the local consumer market, and eventually, the global export market.     

The GoLokal!PopUpStore@Glorietta2 is located at the Palm Drive Lobby of Glorietta 2.  Visit other Go Lokal! Stores @SMKultura, @RustansMakati, @RobinsonsPlaceManila, @EnchantedKingdom and GoLokal!ConceptStore@DTI for more of your favorite Go Lokal! products. Go Lokal! will also soon be available online @marketa.ph.

Read more: Ayala Malls opens its 1st Go Lokal! Store

SSS opens bigger, but free-rent, branch in Cubao

With a spike of about 21,000 additional transactions in the first half of 2017 alone, the Social Security System (SSS) branch in Cubao transferred to a bigger location in Puregold Building along Aurora Boulevard but still saved from rent-free arrangements.  

SSS-Cubao facilitated 326,889 transactions during the first semester of 2017, higher by seven percent from the same period of last year.

“Cubao is one of the highly-urbanized areas in Quezon City where a huge number of commercial and residential units are located, thus, a greater demand for SSS services among employers and members,” Social Security Commission Chairman Amado D.…

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Manila Bay clean-up must continue

THE rehabilitation of the Manila Bay Watershed should be a priority not only of the national government but also of local government units along its shoreline. 

This is the message of Interior Secretary Mike Sueno as he reiterated his agency’s unwavering resolve to help restore to its original state of clean and clear status the now polluted waters of Manila Bay.

The DILG is just one of the 13 national government agencies mandated to carry out initiatives to rehabilitate the Manila Bay watershed, preventing the continuous cycle of man-made pollution to restore the Manila Bay to its pristine form,…

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