2nd country review on UN SDG ongoing-NEDA

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Philippines is now conducting a second review of its compliance to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes the 17 sustainable development goals prior to its reporting in July.

The government’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) will be presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to be held in New York City in July 2019.

 

The VNR, led by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in partnership with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), intends to share the country’s…

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Chinese invasion is real

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

It’s not a question of the number of Chinese fishing vessels, manned by maritime militia (civilians armed and taking orders from the regular military commands of China) encircling or operating in the small island of Pag-Asa.

 

The implication of their steady presence clearly indicates an impending invasion as they are not here to fish but to keep watch and protect it from Filipinos, whose nation was deemed the legitimate owner of the island under the 200- mile economic zone of the United Nations. They are militias because they don’t wear uniforms…

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Daily power supply media updates pushed

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

With the thinning electricity reserves in the Luzon grid this dry season, 1-CARE partylist Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta is asking the energy officials to conduct daily power supply updates to the media so that people are aware when to expect power outages.

 

“Our energy officials must learn from the recent debacle of the water sector,” he said.

 

The daily media briefings must publicly disclose specific status reports on power plant operations, scheduled repairs and forced outages.

 

"I am not being an alarmist. I am being pragmatic and anticipatory. Our energy officials must learn…

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Dingdong’s daughter Zia sings to her centenarian great grandma

 

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

For Consuelo Zafra Dantes, grandma of well-loved showbiz icon, Dingdong Dantes, seeing her grandson was the greatest birthday gift she could ask for on her 100th birthday. But there was more!

 

Her granddaughter, Dingdong’s unica hija, Zia, sang for her. Zia was truly mesmerized by her great grandma.

 

Dingdong’s attendance to the centenary birthday showed him as a dutiful and lovely grandson.

 

Actor Dingdong recently attended the centennial birthday celebration of his paternal grandmother, Consuelo Zafra Dantes at Prime Hotel in Quezon City.

 

Albeit the absence of Dingdong’s wife Marian…

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It all boils down to governance

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Unsolicited suggestions from some sectors to return the operations of utilities back to the government are the most bizarre and un-studied prescriptions that only belie the ignorance of those pounding on it.

 

Firstly, time and again the government’s operation of utilities have never been reliable, to be trusted in terms of quality, timeliness and service delivery and neither has it shown any compassion for consumers who are paying stiffly for the utilities.

 

Just because a company like the Manila Water Company experienced shortcomings in its delivery of water to majority,…

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