Duterte’s satisfaction rating can rise to ‘excellent’ in Q1 of 2018



By Rose de la Cruz


The expected positive impact of the tax reform package on the middle class and the recent signing of the 2018 budget will bring President Duterte’s satisfaction rating to ‘excellent’ by the first quarter of next year.


This was the prognosis of Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr. of 1-Ang Edukasyon partylist and assistant majority leader as he said that more good news are in the pipeline because more new laws meant to significantly improve the plight of the poor and middle class are at bicameral conference committee stage now.


The satisfaction rating…

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Duterte asked to fill up vacancies at ERC


By Rose de la Cruz


President Duterte is being asked to temporarily fill up the four vacancies at the Energy Regulatory Commission, using career insiders without any pending legal cases, to ensure the smooth flow of decisions, policies and actions by the agency.


In a statement, Rep. Bernadette Herrera Dy, chairman of the committee on public information and member of the energy committee, asked the closest advisers of the President to suggest to the Chief Executive applying Sections 16 and 17 of the Administrative Code of 1987 to address the current four vacant commissioner positions at ERC.…

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Coco Martin gets wild cheers from fans at 2017 MMFF Parade of Stars


 By Boy Villasanta


Fans from a cross section of society queued patiently at the inner and main streets of Muntinlupa City where the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars was held.


Kibitzers unashamedly cheered and lavishly praised stars while the floats were stationary and as they passed through the lines.


“Grabe ang katawan ni Jennylyn Mercado. Seksi. (Jenneylyn Mercado’s figure is terrific. She’s sexy),” commented a man with thick provincial accent. Mercado was riding in the float of “All of You,” a Quantum Films’ filmfest entry. She was with her leading man Derek Ramsey. “Ganda ng laglag…

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Bong Revilla’s wish for Christmas furlough granted


By Boy Villasanta


Even if only for a few moments, detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is one of the happiest people now. That’s because his prayer for a Christmas furlough was granted by the Sandiganbayan First Division and he is now preparing to leave and be reunited with the clan in Cavite.


Bong’s request was approved by the court to be with the company of his loved ones especially with his dad, actor Ramon Revilla, Sr. who is sick.


At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, December 24, 2017, Revilla, Jr. will temporarily leave his detention cell…

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Higher budget for DRRM in 4th to 6th class municipalities urged


By Rose de la Cruz


Even before the budget of P3.767 trillion for 2018 could yet be spent, deliberations on the 2019 are expected to commence either in January or February, for which Rep. Frederick Siao of the lone district of Iligan City and member of the appropriation, economic affairs committees, among others, is asking for a higher budget for 4th to 6th class municipalities for disaster risk reduction management as they are the ones most vulnerable to calamities.


Siao said the 2019 budget cycle will start very soon, most likely in January or early February,…

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