Lawmaker seeks rewards for barangays with best solid waste mgm’t practices

MANILA — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives has proposed a measure seeking to institutionalize rewards for exhibiting good practice of ecological solid waste management in the barangay level. AGBIAG Partylist Rep. Michelle Antonio has filed House Bill 5915 mandating the local government units (LGUs) to institutionalize rewards for barangays that are compliant with … Read More

Solon proposes bill compelling telcos to provide faster Internet services

MANILA — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives has filed a bill tagging Internet service as a “basic telecommunications function” to compel telecommunications companies to provide faster Internet service in the Philippines. Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. has filed House Bill 5337, which expressly redefines Internet service as “a prime telecommunications function within … Read More

Congress urged to pass FOI bill

MANILA– Key officials of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) urged both chambers of Congress to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, a priority measure of the Duterte administration. PCOO Undersecretary Noel Puyat and Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan made the call during the FOI conference entitled #FOIKnowMore: Moving Towards Enhanced Standard of Transparency at … Read More