it will take a long while before the country’s capital is flood free.
Public works and highways secretary rogelio singson said as much to ABS-CBN news when we follow up on the government’s flood control projects, especially those funded from the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program. Continue reading
Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares urges the NTC & d NDRMMC to fastrack the implementing rules & regulations of the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts act.
in a statement, colmenares said, ” considering that it has been more than 90 days since it became law.It should only take 60 days for IRRs (implementing rules and regulations) to be issued but this one is taking so long.” Continue reading
President Aquino is keeping tabs on the effects of typhoon mario and the rains of Habagat even from overseas. still he won’t cut short his ongoing trip to Europe and the united States.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement, “The president’s instructions to NDRRMC is ensure proactive disaster preparedness. That instruction is being faithfully carried by the cabinet and subcabinet members of the NDRRMC, as manifested by the preparations for Luis, Mario, the Mayon evacuation and this Habagat. President’s gets regular updates from NDRRMC.” Continue reading
House Speaker Sonny Belmonte rebuts Vice President jejomar Binay who took a swipe the house of Representatives in responding to allegations he overpriced the makati city hall building 2 as makati city mayor. Continue reading
House Speaker Sonny Belmonte assured the public that the proposed joint resolution authorizing President Aquino to contract additional power generating capacity to address a looming power crisis in Luzon in the summer of 2015 won’t be a blank check to the executive. Continue reading
House Speaker Sonny Belmonte is still not implementing the suspension of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as congresswoman of Pampanga. Continue reading
Liberal Party Caloocan rep. edgar erice indicated he has not abandoned his plans to pursue amendments to the political provisions of the constitution and allow president Aquino to seek a 2nd term. Erice said his proposal is still being prepared and may still be considered if the Liberal party meets on it. Erice notes the party has yet to make a stand on the impeachment in light of Presidnet Aquino’s changing positions regarding a possible 2nd term.
Liberal party Caloocan City representative edgar erice says he will look for possible impeachable offenses Vice President jejomar Binay may have committed in connection with the makati city hall building 2.
Erice beltittled Binay’s televised address this afternoon where the vice president denied the allegations against him.
Erice insists Binay’s statement had no details and was but a mere general denial. He also dismissed binay’s comparison of the Makati city hall building 2 with the Iloilo convention center—an allegedly overpriced project linked to Liberal party senate president franklin drilon.
Erice maintains there was an overprice and this could be an act of plunder. Erice says he will wait for the end of the senate inquiry into the overpricing, study its committee report and look for possible impeachable offenses and if found, file an impeachment case.
Erice doesn’t think the vice president can stand a senate investigation. “sabi niya hinaharap niya lahat ng laban pero shadow boxing lang ang ginawa niya ang tunay na pagharap sa laban ay ang pagharap sa senado” said in a subsequent text message.
Erice’s statements come amid earlier pronouncements by house speaker sonny Belmonte and majority leader neptali Gonzales that binay can only be impeached for acts as vice president and not acts in previous offices. Binay, like Gonzales and Belmonte, is a former city mayor.
Belmonte reiterated this in an interview Thursday afternoon. ” far be it from me to gag anybody who feels like talking if they want tot alk and say somehting sila bahala. i think that upto this point we have been discussingt hings that happened way befroe he became VP on that baiss i dont think impeachment is somehting thats called for”
Binay ally, UNA secretary general toby tiangco was the first to talk of scuttlebutt that an impeachment case is being floated against binay.
Erice is a known ally of DILG Secretary Mar roxas, binay’s defeated rival in 2010.
Businessman manuel Pangilinan nixes the idea of running for high national office. Pangilinan was reportedly among those being considered by Vice President jejomar binay to be his runningmate in the 2016 presidential elections. Continue reading