CBCP lauds Lopez

THE social advocacy, development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has lauded the erstwhile Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez on her action for banning all prospective open-pit mines in the country.

"We support DENR's move to ban open pit mining. Sec. Gina Lopez is doing what is right, she is not bowing to please the CA (Commission on Appointments) that makes her even more qualified to take lead of the DENR," said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines.

He also noted…

Read more: CBCP lauds Lopez

Congress stays under federal system

AMID fears that Congress would be abolished under the proposed Federal system of government, House officials had assured the public that the country’s legislature will remain intact under the new system.

In a recent seminar on federalism held at the House of Representatives, House General Secretary Atty. Cesar Strait Pareja clarified that the House will only be affected if “we adopt a unicameral or parliamentary system, but not a federal system.”

Pareja further said that if the country shifts to federalism, there will be federal legislature in every federal state, which means that the experience and expertise of the…

Read more: Congress stays under federal system

Poe sees passage of emergency powers by May

SENATOR Grace Poe is confident that Metro Manila’s traffic woes would soon be addressed once the requested emergency powers for President Duterte is finally granted.

Sen. Poe said deliberations on Senate Bill No. 1284 (Traffic and Congestion Crisis Act) will resume after the upper house convenes after its six-week Lenten break early next month.

The senator noted that the Senate could conclude the period of interpellation soon after the resumption of session and eventually passes the measure during the 14 calendar days prior to adjournment of session in June.

The proposed emergency powers bill authorizes the President, through his appointed…

Read more: Poe sees passage of emergency powers by May

Digong’s priority bills face rough sailing in Senate

HOLD your horses!

Not only is the death penalty bill faces rough sailing in the Senate, but even the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal liability from the current 15 to nine.

Some senators, including some Malacanang Palace allies, have already expressed reservations in considering such measures.

They are especially not convinced by President Duterte’s assertions that the existing juvenile law has become a breeding ground for minors with criminal minds.


Pangilinan Law

The President, in a recent speaking engagement blamed what he called as Pangilinan Law for the proliferation of youth offenders.

“The problem with Pangilinan, he…

Read more: Digong’s priority bills face rough sailing in Senate

JPE scores Digong’s critics on Benham Rise issue

CAN President Duterte be impeached for allowing China explore and survey the Benham Rise area which is widely believed to have vast natural gas deposits and mineral resources?

Former Senate president and erstwhile minister of defense Juan Ponce Enrile doesn’t think so.

Enrile likewise opined that the President cannot be even made to publicly disclose whatever agreement he has or had with the Chinese government that allowed the Chinese surveillance vessels ply over the underwater plateau off the coast of Aurora province.



"You cannot compel a President to disclose his policies or his strategy how to govern the country…

Read more: JPE scores Digong’s critics on Benham Rise issue

Like us in Facebook


Latest News

NEDA Cites Need for a Stronger Planning Culture in Government

    To ensure optimum use of scarce human and financial resources, the government must have a stronger culture of planning to fully synchronize... Read More...
NEDA Calls for Innovation-led Industrial Policy

  An industrial policy propelled by innovation is needed to drive the country’s manufacturing growth amid the bleak near-term outlook of the... Read More...
Bong still unsure of Senate run

Should he stay or should he go?  This is the question that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go is trying to answer and... Read More...
IMAGE In the know: Solar Philippines

Solar Philippines is currently the country’s – and Southeast Asia’s – largest solar-energy company. Founded in August 2013 by Leandro... Read More...
Stupid Name Giver and Other Laughs

Stupid Name Giver Late one night, a burglar broke into a house. While he was sneaking around he heard a voice say, "Jesús is watching you."  He... Read More...
Confession Code and other laughs

Confession Code AN old priest who became sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery said one Sunday, in the pulpit,"If I... Read More...

Photo courtesy of Top Gear Philippines Officials of motorcycle-sharing service company Angkas must be grinning all the way to the bank. After a... Read More...

MABUTI naman at tuluyan ng nagpasiya ang pamahalaan na sampahan ng karampatang kaso ang mga sangkot sa kontrobersyal na Dengvaxia anti-dengue... Read More...

Our Guests

This week4896
This month22676

Visitor Info

  • Your IP:

Who Is Online


Thursday, 20 February 2020
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.