Abolition of CPD law pushed



By Rose de la Cruz



The Continuing Personal Development law of 2016 has been a complete failure because the Professional Regulation Commission has failed to properly implement it.


Already, there are seven house measures plus five Senate bills that want the CPD law scrapped and there is now enough momentum in Congress to successfully abolish the CPD law because of PRC’s incompetence, said Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon partylist.


With House Bill 8589 filed by Herrera-Dy, there are now four bills and three resolutions in the House of Representatives seeking the abolition of the Continuing Professional Development…

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Urban farming may yet solve food woes

By Rose de la Cruz

Many local governments in Metro Manila are encouraging, if not pushing for urban farming, to ensure that their constituents have enough food for the tables. 

Even private organizations like the SM Foundation Inc. has been conducting urban farmers’ training—in addition to the Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran farmers training courses in rural areas—to restore the love for farming and to ensure the food needs of the people. 

For its 184th KSK farmers training course, SM Foundation had 154 participants who tilled an erstwhile wasteland behind the Cayetano Sports Center in Bagumbayan Taguig and converted it…

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Filipino: Naghihingalo?

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Ibig na ba talagang patayin  ang wikang Filipino?

Ito ngayon ang agam-agam ng mga propesor  at dalubhasa sa pagsang-ayon ng Korte Suprema sa Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ukol sa pagtanggal ng mga subject na Filipino at Panitikan sa mga unibersidad sa buong Pilipinas.

Kasabay ng pagdeklara bilang "constitutional" ng K to 12 education program ng pamahalaan noong Nobyembre 10, pinagtibay  rin ng korte ang CHED Memorandum Order No. 20, Series of 2013 na nagtatanggal sa naturang mga subject bilang "core subjects" sa bagong General Education Curriculum sa kolehiyo.

Rason ng CHED sa naturang polisiya…

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Housing Department Bill to be signed soon



By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Ron Salo, Kabayan partylist, said the proposed Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development is “just days or few weeks away” as the House awaits Senate ratification of the long-awaited piece of legislation.


"The Senate, hopefully, could ratify the housing bill as early as tomorrow, Monday, when Congress resumes session," said Salo, who chaired the technical working group for the bill and was on the House bicameral contingent.


He said Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instructed the House leadership to await the bicameral- approved version for ratification before Congress went on recess.


Salo said…

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   Siao bats for separate dates for local, national elections



By Rose de la Cruz


Elections for district congressmen and local government elective positions are usually bloody and violent, thus they should be held separately from national elections (senator).


Also, to lessen violence Rep. Frederick Siao, lone district of Iligan City, is pushing for the shortened ballot to ensure faster voting and counting.


Siao said the holding of district and local elections sometime in November while the national polls (senator) be held in May.


"They can be held in the same year, but several months apart with the national elections in May and the locals in November or…

Read more: Siao bats for separate dates for local, national elections

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