LGUs urged to be more people-oriented in clearing roads

MANILA — Senator Francis Tolentino on Tuesday reminded local government units (LGUs) to take a more people-oriented approach in their clearing operations of public roads. Tolentino, who chairs the Senate committee on local government, said LGUs must consider the people’s welfare, especially that of affected vendors while heeding President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to reclaim public spaces … Read More

Pacquiao urges Senate panel to prioritize death penalty

MANILA — Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Tuesday urged the Senate committee on justice and human rights to prioritize the hearings on the bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty for drug-related crimes. In a privilege speech, Pacquiao highlighted that criminal organizations and their cohorts can no longer be directly deterred by the administration’s present campaign … Read More