FAILURE

OUR agricultural lands are supposed to be the country’s biggest job generator.

In an ideal world, these agricultural areas which are about 7.190 million hectares, would assure us of steady and sustainable food supply that would feed the country’s ever growing population- without having to rely on other countries.

 

Failure

But because of the obvious failure of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to adequately support farm workers and the agriculture sector as a whole, the industry is heading nowhere with no immediate relief in sight. 

As a result, the whole nation is suffering as highlighted by the continuing…

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Harry Roque wants to be Kabayan partylist nominee

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

For all the animosity he displayed against Kabayan partylist last year, his party before President Duterte got him to Malacanang as his official spokesperson, Harry Roque has sent feelers to rejoin and be the “official nominee” of the party in the coming national election in 2019.

 

Upon joining Duterte’s Cabinet, Roque threatened to “do everything in his power to destroy the party,” last August 2017 after the party expelled him in January 2017 for his “unethical behavior” in interrogating Senator Leila de Lima (on her salacious affair with her driver, who…

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Russian-speaking malwares found targeting governments, military

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Two Russian-speaking cyber attackers—named Turla and Sofacy-- that use a range of sophisticated techniques designed to steal valuable information are sharing malware delivery schemes that overlap some targets in Asia, particularly sensitive government and military entities.

 

Hackers behind APT attacks usually target nations and large corporations through continuous, clandestine and sophisticated hacking techniques to gain access to a system and remain inside for a prolonged period with potentially destructive consequences.

 

The Lazarus group, allegedly responsible for the Sony Pictures hack in 2014, the Bangladesh Bank heist in 2016, and the Wannacry ransomware…

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House okays 2 bills hiking pay of Comelec rank-and-file

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By Rose de la Cruz

 

With elections approaching soon, two bills filed in the lower house increasing the ranks and pay of personnel in both field and office of the Commission on Elections have been approved and would just undergo assignment of a new number.

 

Rep. Francisco Datol Jr., Senior Citizen partylist and vice chair of the special committee on senior citizen, said election officer 1 in cities and towns would now be getting a pay hike from P22,000 to P73,000 per month.

 

He said this would directly address the long-standing pay issues…

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Elderly to start getting free check-ups, labs starting Oct. 26

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Senior citizens, who are automatically members of the Philhealth, can start availing of free check-ups and laboratory exams at outpatient services of hospitals with the restoration by Philhealth of these benefits.

 

The restoration came from the intermediation of Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay, vice chair of the special committee on senior citizens and 10 other House committees, with Dr. Roy B. Ferrer, Philhealth president recently.

 

“Hiniling ko kay President Roy iyong primary health care benefits o libreng check- up at laboratories ng out-patient senior citizens, kaya starting October 26 ipapatupad na. Nakipag-meeting…

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