Convicted Sanchez’ looming release is unjustified



By Rose de la Cruz



Under our law books, rape and murder are considered heinous capital offenses that deserve a death sentence or life term in prison. Yet, it took everyone by surprise that the justice department toyed with the idea of releasing him earlier, despite former Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez being convicted in 1995 of both heinous crimes.


Netizens have violently questioned and rightly demonized the judgment authorizing his release saying and the subsequent justifications by people in power---Spokesman Salvador Panelo (his defense lawyer) and newly-elected Senator Bato de la Rosa, his jailer, with…

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Financial education program launched for soldiers



By Rose de la Cruz


To equip over 140,000 uniformed and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with knowledge and skills to combat unhealthy spending habits and achieve personal financial freedom, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, AFP and BDO Foundation launched a financial education program in Camp Aguinaldo.


This is aligned with the AFP Transformation Roadmap, which considers financial wellness as a cornerstone of the personal scorecards of AFP personnel.

In a ceremony at the AFP Headquarters, BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno; AFP Chief-of-Staff, General Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. and BDO Foundation President…

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 Soon a government center in new Clark City


By Rose de la Cruz


With P9.5 billion already being spent to build a government administrative center in new Clark City, plans to transfer government center in that spacious former American air base would soon be a reality.


It is even hoped that when President Rodrigo Road Duterte attends the SEA Games in November, some groundbreaking ceremony on the 20-hectare government site would be held, said Rep. Bernadette Herra, Bagong Henerasyon partylist and deputy majority leader of the House of Representatives.


She reported that government funds have been lent to the builders, Alloy MTD of…

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 Bill filed to replace ancient road rules


By Rose de la Cruz


House Bill 1987, the proposed Philippine Responsible Driving and Accountability Act, has been filed to replace the ancient road rules which had been unjust to law-abiding, responsible drivers and pedestrians.


Rep. Frederick Siao, lone district Iligan and the bill’s author, said the bill would revamp parts of the country’s land transportation and traffic rules.


"When this becomes law, it will be a landmark, pivotal piece of legislation that will radically change the road rules and improve road safety," Siao said.


Under current laws and procedures, drivers or motorists involved in road incidents and traffic…

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House wants DepEd, COA to explain conflicting reports



By Rose de la Cruz


House Deputy Majority Leader, Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Bagong Henerasyon partylist, wants the Commission on Audit and the Department of Education to explain their respective reports on schoolbuildings in 2018, which she said, sounds unbelievable.


At the same time, she urged the DepEd to radically improve its efficiency in producing new classrooms and school buildings, and financial management with real-time online reporting.


"When I first read that part of the 2018 audit report on the DepEd about 11 classrooms, I was shocked. Only 11, almost zero percent? Shocking because I recall…

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