Recto wants P96 B worth of 2014 projects itemized

27 August 2013, Comment are Off
The Senate has set the ball rolling for an itemized national budget with the demand of one leader that large lump sums in next year’s proposed P2.26 trillion outlay be detailed. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has identified an “initial 10 items” worth P96 billion in the...

Recto pushes for special insurance for rice, corn farmers

15 August 2013, Comment are Off
As agricultural damages continue to mount due to the recent onslaught of typhoon Labuyo, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto pushed for the passage of a bill establishing a special insurance program for rice and corn farmers heavily hit by calamities. “This piece of...

PNP to get P72 B; vows ‘100% percent 15-minute response time to all crimes’

14 August 2013, Comment are Off
To reduce crime by five percent next year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has vowed to respond to crime incidents within 15 minutes and ramp up the number of foot and car patrols by 25 percent. These and other targets are contained in a “promissory note” the PNP has...