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Anti-poverty policies pushed

A Manila solon yesterday urged government to give the implementation of its anti-poverty policies the same level of urgency and importance as the peace and order program currently centered in the anti-drug war.

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo yesterday urged President Duterte to declare January 30 a special non-working holiday to give Filipinos a chance to witness the country’s hosting of the coronation of the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

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Lawmakers are in favor of granting emergency powers to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to effectively address traffic woes in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

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