In this hot season, plan for the coming rains

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:10:45 +0000

  THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that 49.2 degrees was recorded last Thursday in Guiuan, Samar. Scattered sites around the country recorded slightly less heat – 45.8 degrees in Ambulong, Batangas; 44.4 degrees in Daet, Camarines Norte; 44.5 degrees in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; 44.4 degrees in Sangley, Point, Cavite; 43.2 […]

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Finally a fund for rice farm modernization

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:03:47 +0000

  THERE is a Rice Tariffication Law to ensure that there will be enough rice for consumers in the country. The rice will mostly come from abroad. The new rice law does away with the old system requiring importers to get permits from the National Food Authority (NFA). Now anyone can import rice upon payment […]

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Why P95.4-B budget items were vetoed

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:20:53 +0000

  PRESIDENT Duterte vetoed P95.4 billion in public works projects in the 2019 General Appropriations Bill of 2019 (GAB 2019) when he signed the bill into law last April 15, about three weeks after the Office of the President received the bill on March 26. The President vetoed the P95.4 billion items, principally because they […]

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SC urges focus on big drug operators

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:42:55 +0000

  IN two successive issuances, the Supreme Court (SC) has spoken out on the anti-drugs campaign which has been underway since 2016. Last April 2, the court ordered the government to submit all documents on the drive, particularly on the number of people killed in police operations, since July, 2016. This week, the court urged […]

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Early 2020 budget draft should avert 2019 fiasco

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:10:44 +0000

  IN a move that should help avert the delay by three months in the implementation of the 2019 national budget, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has come out this early with a proposed budget for the year 2020. The proposed budget amounts to R4.2 trillion. This is 12 percent higher than the […]

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