ARTA orders elimination of ‘burdensome’ requirements for businesses inside malls and CBDs

The memorandum circular also requires LGUs to ensure the availability and accessibility of the Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plan to the public. Furthermore, risk-profiling of business permits applications and renewal based on its geographical location and post auditing of business tenants located within shopping malls and CBDs are being ordered.

Cimatu seeks easier, affordable way to set up sanitary landfills

Sanitary landfill is the waste disposal method allowed under Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which LGUs are duty-bound to follow.

But Cimatu noted that a lot of LGUs find it difficult to comply with the law as building and maintaining a sanitary landfill can be costly and somewhat complicated.

SSS Calamity Assistance Package now available for Tisoy victims in Bicol

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said affected members and pensioners in Naga City and provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon may now avail of Calamity Loan, Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan, and advance three-month pension for qualified pensioners from December 20, 2019 until March 19, 2020, except for the Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan.

DA allots P2B for youth agripreneurship programs

“We have approved an initial P2 billion to implement two lending programs, namely the Young Agripreneurs Loan Program (YALP), and Micro and Small Agribusiness Loan Program (MSALP) — with an initial budget of P1B each, during the DA-ACPC 67th governing council meeting, on January 8, 2020,” said Secretary Dar.

Better options for travelers in the next three years

Last week, officials of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed a memorandum of agreement titled “Institutionalized Leveraging of Infrastructure Program for Airport Development (iLiPAD) which aims to synchronize efforts to boost airport and route development programs.

Libreng habhab sa New Year’s Call

qui Tang Tacio Iguang reclamo si ex-future congressman Horacio Villarete kan Panganiban. Segun sa saiya, nagaba an sarong parte ning bag-ong haman na river control project kan DPWH duman sa…


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The Writing of History:

World War II in Catanduanes (First of Four Parts)

In an earlier article (October 23, 2019 issue), I argued that the victorious resistance by the Catandunganons against the Japanese, the only shooting war they fought in their history, proved crucial in the push for consolidation to independent province-hood. This present article is first part of a series of four essays that will present and discuss my digging into the details of the Japanese occupation of the island and the subsequent struggle against it by the Catandunganons.

Silang Mga Ninja Cops?

Ano ngayon ang tawag sa Ninja cops? Simple, sila ang mga pulis na gumagawa ng mga pagmimilagro habang sila ay tumutupad sa kanilang tungkulin. Ano ang tungkulin nila sa ating mamamayan? To serve and protect!

PDEA seals pact with NCWC to prevent entry of illegal drugs through coastlines

Under the agreement, PDEA and the NCWC have agreed to closely coordinate and render mutual assistance in the interdiction of illegal drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) entering into the Philippine shores.