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Austerity in Cebu province

It is intriguing to note that members of the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) slashed the amount proposed for their own legislative assistance funds (LAF) before approving last Monday the province’s P3.2-billion budget for the current fiscal year. The board members shaved P1 million off the proposed P5 million alloted for each provincial legislator’s LAF, leaving […]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Filipinos urged to shun lavish Christmas celebrations

CHRISTMAS TRADITION. A traditional Filipino Christmas or Paskong Pinoy is the nine-day dawn masses that start on December 16 and end on Christmas Day. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On the eve of the first day of “Simbang Gabi,” the nine-day series of pre-dawn Masses, a Catholic bishop and an environmental group urged Filipinos to go for “an ecological and simple celebration” of Christmas.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP units ordered to conserve fuel


Feeling the pinch of spiraling oil prices, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has ordered all military units to adopt austerity measures in the use of its petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) products.

Posted: February 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Austere but meaningful celebration on June 12

Armed Forces of the Philippines

Instead of the multimillion-peso fleet of floats trotted out in past celebrations, only one will be seen at Rizal Park on June 12, along with electric tricycles showcasing the use of earth-friendly fuel. The first Independence Day celebration of President Benigno Aquino III’s administration will be the “simplest” seen in years, according to Ma. Serena […]

Posted: June 10th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »