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 [...]
By Philip C. Tubeza
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.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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.
By Tarra Quismundo
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 [...]