Saturday, July 7, 2007

News Round Up

It costs P148Million on the average to pass a law. With a budget of P12.5Billion over a period of 3 years, the 13th Congress passed only 83 laws. Mura ano?

RP needs $16M more for Bicol typhoon rehab – particularly Albay, Catanduanes and Camarines Sur, which were badly hit by last year's typhoons. Such amount is needed for health, food and shelter, and early recovery needs such as livelihood programs, nutrition and education.

Teofisto Guingona: "Free Estrada, he’s now a new man." Remember Guingona as the Senator who gave a privilege speech entitled "I accuse (Erap!)" which started the moves to impeach Erap. Just because Gloria has turned out to be worse than Erap in terms of corruption doesn't make Erap less guilty (my personal view).

Sexy actor Jay Manalo was taken into police custody for his bomb joke while on board PAL flight bound for Puerto Princesa. "I didn’t know that making such a joke would land me into trouble." Ulol! Sinong lokohin mo? Dapat ikulong na iyan, pero dapat kasama si John Estrada, who did the same thing in General Santos City.

Still no proof of life of Italian priest Fr. Giancarlo Bossi, who was abducted in Zamboanga Sibugay on June 10.

July 5, 2007

Department of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales says nobody is immune from wiretapping once the Human Securities Act (Anti-Terrorism Law) takes effect this month.

Taxes for 7 Marcos Baguio mansions unpaid these past 20 years. (Bureau of Internal Revenue unable to meet its tax collection target).

Supreme Court upholds 20% discount on the price of medicines for the senior citizens.
Yehey! Meron na bang eligible to become beneficiary sa atin?

E-jeepney (earth-friendly) electrifies Makati folk –– costs P500,000 each; runs by batteries charged via electrical sockets overnight; 12-seater; does not puff smoke

Imelda Marcos’s birthday bash held in Canlubang Mansion, a sequestered asset under the care of the Department of Tourism.

UN seeks stricter measures to ensure safer milk formula

RP ranks 17th among 191 nations in UN’s survey on e-governance
Yehey! But I really don’t know what e-governance is. I have yet to read the news article.

Jaworski returning to PBA – Philippine Basketball Association next season as coach of Air21
Yehey or Booo depending on whether you are a Lolo Jawo fanatic or not.

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