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Wider discussion will help DAR plan

DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano proposed last week a two-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands to subdivisions and other purposes. The department immediately stopped – temporarily, it claimed – the processing and approving of applications for land-use conversion.

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is not inclined to give the proposed P6,000 increase in the minimum salary of government workers due to limited resources. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte acknowledged that they would like to extend a reasonable wage hike for the state workforce but cannot afford it for now. “As much as we would […]

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