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PUBLIC Works Secretary Rogelio Singson announced yesterday that his department will pursue urgently needed flood control projects, despite the Supreme Court's ruling that found parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) illegal.
Singson, in an interview over ANC, said he was convinced that since these are not cross-border projects but funded entirely by "savings" within the department or the Executive Branch, these would not run afoul of the court's decision.
THE other day, parents of children in our central elementary school, which is just a stone's throw away from our residence in the town of Balamban, complained that the school no longer allows them to enter the school grounds to fetch their kids from the classrooms at dismissal time as a security measure. Instead, the teachers bring their pupils to the main gate themselves.
Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of lawmakers-Shot down. Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of the executive department-Shot down. Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) of the SC? I will leave that question hanging in the meantime.
In view of the numerous deaths during fraternity initiation rites, the latest of which was that of Guillo Servando, a student of De La
Salle University-College of St. Benilde who died in the hands of his Tau Gamma Phi initiators, Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian filed House Bill 4714, which imposes stiffer penalties for those involved in hazing.
The bill also seeks to repeal Republic Act 8049 or the Anti-Hazing Law, which was passed several decades ago.
President Noynoy Aquino, in a message on Monday's launching of Iglesia ni Cristo's (INC) Philippine Arena, said to be the biggest indoor arena in the world, reminded his critics who hit him for anything he does to "love each other."
"Let me remind them, if we are fellow Christians it is our duty to love each other in the name of God instead of sowing doubt and discord," PNoy said.
After warning the Supreme Court of a judicial-executive clash for declaring his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, could PNoy still reap love?
Spirited groups of empowered citizens are vigorously battling corruption at the national level. But an uneasy quiet continues to reign on the local front. Maybe it is just the absence of media at this level but what I am afraid is happening is that obscure small town citizens are being thoroughly cowed and patronized into fear, apathy and silence by corrupt local officials.
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IT'S lunch break and there's only an hour to spare. A downpour is starting, heavy and depressing. Traffic is not making things any better. You're stuck, of course.
A favorite fast food chain is a block away but the craving for something else beyond the "instant" category calls out.
"How come a good meal is too much to ask for on a rainy day?" you ask.
With a theme reminiscent of the 1930s and the film, The Great Gatsby, Cebu Parklane International Hotel celebrated its 8th anniversary in style last July 11.
With eight years of excellence and great customer service, general manager Cenelyn Manguilimotan proudly stated in her opening remark that Parklane is confident that is has achieved a high customer repeat and customer care, the statement being met with a loud and enthusiastic applaud from the attendees.
Team Ginebra Kings made the crowd go wild during their mall tours last July 12. The team visited Gaisano Grand Mall in Lapu-Lapu City and Gaisano Country Mall in Banilad mainly to promote Ginebra products and interact with their enthusiastic followers.
Greg Slaughter, also spent time with his fans and supporters during his visit to his alma mater, the University of Visayas.
I LOVE the smoky accent of grilled pork chop as well as grilled fish. Francis Mallman wrote in Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way: "I believe that the ability to cook meat over a wood fire is inborn in all of us--A great grill master combines skill with acute intuition."
However, when I stumbled upon it in studies I reviewed lately, the study results surprised me. One such noted grilled meat is "easy" on our arteries; meaning, they do cause buildup of unwanted bad cholesterol plaques and perhaps also free radicals. But these findings are qualified ones.
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