Education bonds to upgrade SUCs urged



By Rose de la Cruz


Since most buildings and facilities of state colleges and universities are dilapidated and in run-down state, a measure to upgrade them using education bonds to be floated, was proposed by Rep. Frederick W. Siao, lone district of Iligan City.


The need is so great but most budget requests from SUCs for capital outlays are not included in the General Appropriations Act because the GAA cannot support those requests. The appropriate solution is the issuance of Education Bonds.


This idea is not new, but I am reiterating it because it has…

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Speedier passage of measure against power lines obstructions pushed



By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta of 1stConsumer Alliance for Rural Energy (1-CARE) partylist said he hopes that Congress would pass before its adjournment in May the Anti Power Line Disturbnce Act before the storms come in July.


As vice chair of the committee on energy, he said the energy committee chairmen of the House and Senate have worked out how to get the law passed before Congress adjourns in May and ready for signing by June.


“Senator Win and I, together with Chair Lord Velasco had a meeting last Wednesday evening…

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Phl can do more in attracting foreign investors



By Rose de la Cruz


While lauding the economic team of President Duterte in attracting $10 billion in foreign direct investments in 2017, Rep. Ciriaco Calalang, Kabayan partylist, said the country can do more and follow the steps taken by neighbors Vietnam and Indonesia.


May this historic achievement spur all the economic agencies to triple their efforts, Calalang, a tax expert said.


“We have a lot of catching up to do. We need to do attract foreign direct investments in new and varied ways,” he added.


Compared to some of our neighbors in Southeast Asia, the…

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Govt. told to take better care of OFWS



By Rose de la Cruz


For their 2017 contributions of $28 billion in remittances and $10 billion in foreign direct investments, government agencies were asked to take better care of the overseas Filipino workers by attending to their needs here and in their host countries.


This prescription was put forth by Rep. Ron Salo, Kabayan partylist and Assistant Majority leader, as he stressed that this is “not an either-or proposition. Take care of both OFWs and foreign investors but do a much better job with our OFWs.”


He said OFWs contribute more to the…

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​​NEDA Bags Silver in Kidlat Awards for Musical Rendition of GDP Data


By Rose de la Cruz



The musical anthem of the Philippines’ economic progress entitled “Tunog ng Progreso” bagged the silver in the prestigious Kidlat Awards, which was commissioned by the National Economic and Development Authority to creatives agency Dentsu Jayme Syfu.


Together with the team, audio production house Loudbox Studios Inc. also won a Silver Award under film category for Best Audio Craft.

Kidlat Awards is an annual creative competition that celebrates and recognizes the country’s best advertising work. It is led by the 4A’s Philippines’ Creative Guild.

This year’s Kidlat Awards was held during the…

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