Bicam OKs bill to advance energy efficiency, conservation practices in PH

Credit to Author: JAVIER J. ISMAEL| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:44:58 +0000

Energy Efficiency Conservation Act THE Bicameral Conference Committee approved on Thursday a measure institutionalizing a framework to advance energy efficiency and conservation practices in the country. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said…READ

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Duterte declares Jan 21 a holiday in parts of Mindanao for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:43:37 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte declared January 21 a special non-working holiday in parts of Mindanao for a plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed on…READ

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PH may have first tropical depression in 2019 over weekend– Pagasa

Credit to Author: JOVE MOYA| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:56:35 +0000

A LOW pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may intensify into the country’s first tropical depression in 2019 when it enters either this Friday or…READ

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Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet – study

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:27:12 +0000

PARIS: The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and “catastrophic” damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday. The…READ

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Sharapova claims underdog status against Wozniacki

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:20:07 +0000

MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova has declared herself the underdog in her blockbuster third round clash with Australian Open defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, despite having five Grand Slam titles to the Dane’s…READ

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AKO Bicol party-list names new representative to replace Batocabe

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:31:49 +0000

RONALD S. Ang is the new AKO Bicol Party-list representative, replacing the late congressman Rodel Batocabe. Ang took his oath on Wednesday at the plenary hall, administered by Speaker Gloria…READ

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Filipino families who experienced hunger dropped in Q4 of 2018–SWS

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:21:39 +0000

THE number of Filipino families who experienced hunger decreased in the final quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Only 10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4…READ

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Diokno: PH economy grew likely at at 6.5% in 2018

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:45:57 +0000

THE Philippine economy likely grew by 6.5 percent in 2018, hitting the lower end of the government’s official target range, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Wednesday. “The country’s growth…READ

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Duterte names Makati judge as new Sandiganbayan justice

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:38:48 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a new justice of the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. In a transmittal letter to the Office of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, Duterte named Makati Regional Trial…READ

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Hontiveros seeks ‘absolute divorce’ in PH

Credit to Author: BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:33:49 +0000

SEN. Risa Hontiveros filed a measure legalizing “absolute divorce” in the country. The senator on January 14 filed Senate Bill 2184, which allows divorce as she noted that the Philippines…READ

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