I sincerely thank the Climate Change Commission, headed by Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, represented by Mr. Hans Shrader, for inviting our office to the “Green Building Imperative: An LGU Forum”, held yesterday, 23 April 2014, at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City. It was a fitting occasion to report to the green building sector and local government units the status of the green building initiatives which are pending with the Senate Committee on Public Works, of which I sit as chairman.
“Mechanized” farming is what the Philippines needs to compete with neighboring countries in the world market.
This developed as Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. put to rest farmers’ fears that machines will displace them if introduced as tools in the agricultural sector for the country to attain full farming modernization.
This week will again witness a mass exodus of Pinoys, whether as families or otherwise, on the occasion of the Semana Santa holiday break. Commuters to Northern Luzon (my hometown) may feel the inconvenience brought about by a shortage of buses plying the route due to the recent cancellation of the franchise of the entire fleet of Florida bus liner. We thank however the DOTC, thru Sec. Abaya, who has informed us that the LTFRB has been issuing special permits for other bus companies to fill in the shortage for the time being. We appeal to the DOTC and our law enforcing agencies for further support to our travellers to ensure their convenience, safety and security throughout the Lenten season.
As the whole Christendom observes the Lenten Season, may we ponder the true meaning of penance, reflection and discernment as we memorialize the passion and death of our Lord Christ Jesus.
Like Jesus, may we be the savior of our future and let this holy season remind us that self-sacrifice, humility and kindness are virtues that will keep us together as a strong nation amidst the trials that we may encounter along our journey.
By Ernie Reyes | InterAksyon.com
MANILA – Even as he expressed his all-out support for the enactment of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday predicted it will undergo tremendous “legal storm” before the Supreme Court.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Marcos said that the Bangsamoro Basic Law will be passed by Congress within the timeline set by the government.