Day: October 11, 2020

Lacson flags military fund in DPWH budget

Senator Ping Lacson. INQUIRER file photo / EDWIN BACASMAS Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Sunday flagged for being “quite irregular” the inclusion of P8.2 billion for various military infrastructure programs in the proposed budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for 2021. Lacson, who had earlier uncovered hundreds of billions of pesos […]

Drilon: Duterte may call new special session

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said President Duterte might again call a special session of Congress on Nov. 9-13 to let the Senate start plenary deliberations on the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021, a week ahead of their original schedule. Drilon said this would give his colleagues enough time to submit to […]

Nursery owners turn to plants

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, Philippines — On Saturday, Leonor Mavidez traveled all the way from Batangas province to get a local source of ornamental and houseplants here for her collection. Mavidez was just one of the hundreds of plant enthusiasts who continued to flock to the town’s plant nurseries for what they described as “therapeutic purposes.” ADVERTISEMENT […]

7 in 10 girls in PH experience online harassment – study

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-eight percent or nearly 7 in 10 girls and young women in the country have experienced online harassment, particularly on social media, according to a study by independent development and humanitarian organization Plan International. Most of the girls said the harassment happens “frequently” (50 percent) or “very frequently” (33 percent). ADVERTISEMENT Eight […]

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