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We need to clean up the nation’s water bodies

LAGUNA Lake was singled out by President Duterte as one problem needing immediate attention in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) in July, 2016. Each time he flew to Davao, City, he said then, he looked down and saw the lake filled with fish pens, and he thought of the poor fishermen who depended on the lake for their livelihood. He then called for the clearing of the lake along with action to stop watershed destruction and lake pollution.

A veteran opposition lawmaker has blamed corruption in public works agencies as among the major contributors of monstrous traffic jams that have hit Metro Manila and other urban areas in the country.

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Lawmakers must hold a family conference to consult children and spouses before making a decision to either support or reject the bill seeking to legalize dissolution of marriages, House Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza said.

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TRAFFIC remains the principal problem in Metro Manila. There has been some improvement in some areas but so much more needs to be done and the Metro Manila Development Committee met on this problem now that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has a new chairman in retired General Danilo Lim.

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Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo, chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development, said the probe will zero in the possible security lapses of the Resorts World management that led to death of Elizabeth Panlilio Mendoza, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales’ wife, and 36 others.

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THIS could be an idea whose time has come – the election of a Metro Manila governor, rather than having an appointed Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) governor who cannot get his way against elected municipal and city mayors of the country’s capital region.

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