Siao asks that Barangay polls on May 14 be declared as special non-working holiday



By Rose de la Cruz


To ensure a better voter turnout on the coming May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Rep. Frederick Siao is asking President Duterte to declare it a special non-working holiday nationwide.


He also urged the Commission on Election to publicly clarify sooner than later, how it will address thje issues of: a) there are no candidates running in many SK polls and b) how the winner/s will be determined in SK elections wherein candidates are running unopposed.


He said he personally does not favor the idea of appointing people to…

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Real narco-politicians’ list remains classified
Photo courtesy of the Philippine Star

By Fernan J. Angeles

DAYS after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) released what they referred to the PRRD narco list, the real drug list of barangay officials believed to be involved in the lucrative drug trade in the country remains “classified.”

No less than the PDEA spokesman Derreck Carreon, in an online conversation, made the indirect statement which appears bent on saying more than the sentences he, himself typed on his gadget.

“The list that we revealed was the so called PRRD/narco  list. Hindi pa siya yung full list. Nabanggit ni DG Aaron…

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Protection for JOs and contractual workers



By Rose de la Cruz


Only legitimate service providers through institutional contract of service, which are duly registered with the Departments of Labor and Employment, Trade and Industry; the Bureau of Internal Revenue; the Securities and Exchange Commission, Social Security System, the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. should be responsible for providing compensation and benefits that are complaint with existing labor laws.


This is contained in the Joint Circular of CSC, Commission on Audit and the Department of Budget and Management to provide further protection to contract of service and job…

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 Senior citizens share how they found the sun in a book


By Rose de la Cruz


Thirty of the 300 (and growing) senior citizens, who have made Sunshine Place, a senior hub located along Jupiter Street in Makati, their habits share their life experiences and how they found the sun in a book—a product of their creative writing sessions offered in the hub.


Finding the Sun—the book authored by these 30 witty and creative seniors who refuse to just stay in oblivion for the remaining years of their lives—has been selling at Sunshine Place, some written by their children but mostly by themselves. All their stories weave around…

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SMFI resumes college scholarships


By Rose de la Cruz



After a one-year transition to the K to 12 program of the government, SM Foundation Inc. resumed its college scholarship program with hundreds of new scholars signing simultaneously throughout the country their memorandum of agreement to the program.


All, if not most of them, come from families that are financially-challenged and barely have the means to make ends meet, more so for their college education. Their children, also aspiring to better their lives, studied very hard to qualify for such a scholarship.


At the signing of the scholarship contracts with…

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