It is unwise to change the school calendar in the Philippines, proposed by some sectors to have it synchronized with the academic calendar on higher education of Southeast Asia institutions.
In a press release from the office of ACT Partylist Representative Antonio Tinio, it states that it is crucial with the basic education system in the Philippines.
Tinio said, "One of the consequences of the privatization and commercialization of higher education is that universities will tend to go where the money is. The proposed calendar shift is yet another example of such a market-driven "reform." Cash-strapped universities in other parts of the world have found foreign students to be a lucrative source of income. With this proposal, the top universities in the country are aiming for a piece of that action.
New Year is another year of blessings to everyone. Pastor Jose Danay of the United Pentecostal Church (UPC)-Roxas City advise is to "sharpen your axe". He said, "We can not accomplish anything if our axe is dull. Our axe refers to life and faith in God. For God sharpened his apostles before he commissioned them to go and preach the good news to the whole world. By sharpening our axe as Christians, we must accept the guiding hands of Jesus Christ. Bury our old nature and change to new one. Let the new self emerge that we may become worthy before God. The more you push yourself to the world, the more your life will become dull."
Members of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) approved during the session yesterday, the resolution authored by Councilor El Cid Familiaran to declare January as Cleanliness Awareness Month.
This is in consideration of the bulk of garbage after the Yuletide season, scattered on all corners of the city.
This is also in answer to the city government’s need to respond to this perennial environmental challenge.
The Local Government Code of 1991 mandates local government units (LGUs) for a balanced environment and healthful ecology; and the reality calls for the city to create an atmosphere of environment awareness among the public and business establishments.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), through its partylist representative Cong. Antonio Tinio, welcomes the move of Senator Sonny Angara, chairman, ways and means committee, to have greater tax relief for the lower and middle income earners, despite opposition of BIR Commissioner Kim Henares.
In an emailed press release, Tinio said, "The Senate is making a vital and timely endorsement of the demand of workers and employees to take home more of their income. Giving tax breaks to lower- and middle- income earners is one sure way to redistribute wealth and address the glaring income inequality prevailing in society."
PRO-6 - Newly installed regional director of Police Regional office 6, PCSupt. Josephus G. Angan, has directed Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to ‘go all out’ on its campaign against illegal drugs and to counter any increase in illegal drug activities.
Hence, 50 personnel from the Regional Headquarters (RHQ) will be deployed to boost ICPO’s capabilities on its anti-illegal drugs campaign and other crime deterrence activities. Angan said, "ICPO takes the primary role while our stance at the regional level is to provide support by giving more personnel and logistics to maximize effectiveness and efficiency."
Instead of lighting firecrackers to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, make noise that are safer for health and environment.
Thus irged Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang as she reminded the public to do away with firecrackers.
Ang said, aside from causing fires, injuries and even deaths, firecrackers are harmful to the environment and to one’s health.
Two leaders and 9 members of Komiteng Pang-organisa of the rebel movement in Sitio Jagna, Barangay Nagbalaye, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, have pledged support to the government as a result of the joint medical dental (MEDCAP) and Bayanihan activities of the 302nd Brigade Philippine Army, 703rd CDC, Registered Nurse HEALS volunteers, and the local government units opf Sta. Catalina and the province of Negros Oriental.
The teams of police operatives from the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) led by Supt. Jefferson Descallar yielded voluminous assorted gun replica or toy guns from two big stores and sidewalk vendors in downtown Bacolod yesterday.
The raid was in compliance with the Letter of Instructions 1264 of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, which regulates the manufacture, distribution, sale and use of gun replica or toy gun, regardless of size and make.
BACOLOD City Police Office (BCPO) Deputy Director for Operations Supt. Jefferson Descallar leads raid of Unitop yesterday for selling toy guns and gun replicas which are prohibited.* (EBColmo photos)
Descallar said BCPO received complaints from the public about the sale of toy guns being spread everywhere that ignite the children.
Demolition of squatters’ shanties in Purok Progreso, in Brgy. Taculing, has been ordered stopped by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, after landowners’ who have been pushing for this, stopped upon orders of the chief executive.
Berlita Ante of the urban poor group, Kadamay, earlier informed anchormen of radio station DYRLs "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program, in a series of interviews said, the order of demolition was previously ordered by the former administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia but that the residents, had reasoned out that the city government could well implement an in-house building program for the members of the urban poor families living in the area because the place is a city government property as it is considered a natural accretion.
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