Go files bill institutionalizing gov’t transition to e-governance

Government must harness the power of information and communications technology MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill institutionalizing the transition of the government to e-governance in the digital age amid the current challenges caused by the … Continue reading Go files bill institutionalizing gov’t transition to e-governance

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LGU TOP EXECUTIVES BACK ANTI-TERRORISM BILL

LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ: Anti-terror bill made for terrorists, not for activists A Leyte solon on Thursday came to the defense of the anti-terrorism bill saying it was made to stop terrorists, not to make life inconvenient and uncomfortable for activists and … Continue reading LGU TOP EXECUTIVES BACK ANTI-TERRORISM BILL

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LCP vs. LMP in row over new cities

The controversy over creation of 16 new cities has led to a new battleground: League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) vs League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP). THE 1,496 members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) is ready to help the 16 new cities fight for their cityhood that is now being opposed by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP). We are ready to help the League of 16, said LMP national president and Bacoor Mayor Strike Revilla. The new cities have formed themselves into what is now known as the “League of … Continue reading LCP vs. LMP in row over new cities

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Mayor Sara: Solving Davao City floods to cost billions of pesos

        Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said City Hall is not giving assurance the solution to flooding woes in the city would come soon.             The city government needs billions of pesos to reach a total solution, she told a business forum last week held as floods swamped many parts of the city.  The best that the local government can do is to find immediate, short-term solutions to alleviate effects of the floods, partly due many parts of the city being below sea level, she said.              But heaven forbids, Mayor Duterte said the local government is prepared to handle … Continue reading Mayor Sara: Solving Davao City floods to cost billions of pesos

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ComVal Capitol showcases government performance

CSC Seal of Excellence joins Unity Ring in Capitol lobby                 Two symbols of Compostela Valley—unity and excellence—now grace the Capitol’s lobby, with the recent ceremonial unveiling of the wall-mountable, glass-enclosed Civil Service Seal of Excellence Award awarded to the province recently. Civil Service Commission regional director Annabelle Rosell and provincial director Richard Ortiz lead the ceremonial unveiling of the wall-mountable glass seal that bears the CSC Seal of Excellence Award given to Comval Gov. Chiongkee Uy. (a. dayao/ids comval)             The CSC award joins the Unity Ring—a large gold ring symbolizing the unity– on display at the lobby for … Continue reading ComVal Capitol showcases government performance

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Davao Norte officials sign executive-legislative agenda

by Noel Baguio             DAVAO DEL NORTE — Amidst the onslaught of a recent calamity, Davao del Norte exudes optimism as provincial officials led by Governor Rodolfo del Rosario and Vice Governor Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr. sign the Executive-Legislative Agenda (ELA) of the province.             The joint ELA, which spelled-out the unified direction of the province for CY 2011-2013, is a document that contains the major development thrusts, programs and projects, policies to be implemented by the governor.             Specifically, the document supports the governor’s development thrusts summarized in the acronym PEOPLE, which stands for: People empowerment, Education, Optimum health and … Continue reading Davao Norte officials sign executive-legislative agenda

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Durian Post 47th Edition—Rody: Keep your hands off Kumander Parago; Quality of life, peace and order target of Davao City P4.1 billion 2011 budget

Continue reading Durian Post 47th Edition—Rody: Keep your hands off Kumander Parago; Quality of life, peace and order target of Davao City P4.1 billion 2011 budget

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Barangay dev’t at core of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte agenda

            Social services, livelihood and development of the barangays are at the center of Mayor Sara Duterte’s development agenda as the local government flexes its muscles and buckle down to work for year 2011.             The agenda carrying the acronym BAROG spell out directions reaching out to barangay empowerment, academics, resources, order and governance. Acting city planning and development coordinator Roberto Alabado said BAROG has its main concentration on providing social services and livelihood projects at the community or barangay level.             The local government would be operating on a P4.12 billion budget this year with barangay concerns getting a … Continue reading Barangay dev’t at core of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte agenda

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No more Lyka at SP

THE PINK LADY, lawyer Zuleika Lopez, falls into an ambush interview by Davao City media after more than an hour of grilling by Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who questioned her qualifications as Mayor Sara Duterte’s appointed city administrator. JIM TAN NUEVO Thanks to Mayor Sara Duterte, the lady in pink may no longer have to return to a lions’ den to face her fate. In what is seen as a tactical maneuver, Mayor Duterte last week appointed lawyer Zuleika Lopez as “acting city administrator” a day after she failed to bag the concurrence of city councilors for her appointment as … Continue reading No more Lyka at SP

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In Davao City: Duterte vs. Duterte

Rody: I will not be Sara’s rubber stamp Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he and the members of the Davao City Council under his watch not only would not be City Hall’s rubber stamp. To maintain check-and-balance between the executive and legislative departments, Duterte said city councilors would also be keeping an eagle’s eye on how her daughter Mayor Sara Duterte would be running the local government. Over apprehensions transparency and lack of balance in governance with the father and daughter tandem running both branches of government, the Dutertes had vowed transparency as soon as they took over their new … Continue reading In Davao City: Duterte vs. Duterte

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