Romero bats anew for national fuel reserves



By Rose de la Cruz


To prevent the inflationary push of world crude prices on domestic products and services, Rep. Michael Romero, 2-PACMAN, pushed anew for the establishment of a national strategic fuel reserve for crude oil to be purchased when prices are low in the world market and released here when prices are high.


This responds to the recent remarks of President Duterte that the country lacked fuel reserves.


Economist Romero authored House Resolution 1936 back on May 30, 2018 where he recommended the fuel reserves solution as an anti-inflation measure.


"Now that…

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 LTFRB need not wait for IRR on student fare discount


By Rose de la Cruz


The Land Transport Regulatory and Franchising Board need not wait for an implementing rules and regulation on the student fare discount as the discount provision is a reiteration as spelled out in LTFRB Memo Circular No. 2017-24 but which many public utility vehicles choose to disregard.


According to Rep. Ron Salo of Kabayan partylist the 20 percent student fare discount must be implemented now, and not just during weekdays but also on weekends and holidays.


Salo, one of principal authors of a soon-to-be-law on student fare discounts said the various implementing…

Read more: LTFRB need not wait for IRR on student fare discount

Congress confirms student fare discount on all days



By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Frederick Siao, lone district of Iligan City and author of the Student Fare Discount bill, which the Congress has approved said the public utility drivers now have no excuse to not grant the 20 percent fare discount to all students everyday of the year, for so long as they are enrolled.


The intent of the proposed Student Fare Discount Act is to clearly entitle every student in the country the 20 percent transport fare discount on all days the student is enrolled, including weekends and holidays, on all forms of transport, except the chartered…

Read more: Congress confirms student fare discount on all days

Suspicions raised on the timing of MOA signing to end ENDO



By Rose de la Cruz


The Nagkaisa Labor Coalition exposed the ploy of government and private employers to thwart the passage of the end ENDO Bill in the Senate with the reported signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Department of Labor and the Employers Confederation Association of the Philippines.


The timing is suspect. It is being executed and advertised widely while the Senate is on the verge of passing the End ENDO bill, the group said.


The MOA cannot change the miserable situation of our contractual workers. Only a new law can do…

Read more: Suspicions raised on the timing of MOA signing to end ENDO

A unified call in handling the measles outbreak


By Rose de la Cruz


Now that a measles outbreak has already been declared by the Department of Health, at least three partylist representatives aired their respective suggestions and practical ways in dealing with the outbreak to be undertaken both at home and schools.


They were Reps. Bong Belaro, Harlin Neil Abayon III and Rep Ron Salo. Belaro, 1-Ang Edukasyon, suggested that the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education to direct all school heads to take precautions against measles for the health and safety of students and faculty.


He said schools can be hotspots for the…

Read more: A unified call in handling the measles outbreak

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