Go vows more support for fisheries sector
Senator Christopher Lawrence Go led the groundbreaking ceremony for the P776-million development of the Lucena Fish Port Complex in Lucena City, Quezon Province on Thursday, January 23. “Congratulations sa inyo sa inyong bagong fish port dito. Alagaan ninyo ang inyong karagatan, lalong-lalo na ang fishing industry dito sa Quezon, ...
MDM | 2 days ago
PH economy grows 6.4% in Q4, 2nd fastest in Asia
MANILA -- The Philippine economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 on the back of a recovery in government spending, bringing the full-year economic growth to 5.9 percent. In a press briefing Thursday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the Philippines likely ranked second onl ...
PNA | 2 days ago
France, US agree to extend alks over digital tax
Paris, France | AFP | -Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend till the end of the year negotiations on a dispute over a French tax targeting online giants, postponing Washington's threat of sanctions, French officials said Tuesday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mair ...
Agence France Presse | 3 days ago
Go: NKTI will soon offer affordable liver transplants
The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) will soon perform liver transplants so that Filipino patients need not go abroad for such medical operations. President Rodrigo Duterte, citing Senator Senator Christopher Lawrence Go’s recommendation, stressed this when he met with the parents of a child with biliary atresia on ...
MDM | 3 days ago
PH Navy eyes Hanjin's Subic shipyard as submarine base
MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) plans to construct the base of its proposed submarine arm inside the facility of the cash-strapped Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC-Phils) in Subic Bay, Zambales. Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, PN flag-officer-in-command, made this remark when asked on possible locat ...
PNA | 4 days ago
Cha-Cha resolution returns to drawing board
MANILA -- The chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments will send the resolution seeking to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution back to the drawing board to consider the proposals of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Federalism and Constitutional Reform. In an interview on Tuesday, C ...
PNA | 4 days ago
Lost and damaged: Taal volcano steals livelihoods
Amadeo, Philippines | AFP | Decimated fish, scarred coffee plants and vanished tourists: the Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines has inflicted significant damage on the livelihoods of tens of thousands and is expected to cause more. When Taal exploded to life Sunday it spewed towering columns o ...
Agence France Presse | 6 days ago
Go pushes anew for construction of permanent evacuation centers
Senator Christopher Lawrence Go again emphasized the need to construct a permanent evacuation center in every local government unit in the country. “One of my priority bills at gusto rin po ito ng Pangulo na magkaroon tayo ng permanent evacuation centers,” Go told reporters on Thursday at the Bauan Technical High School in ...
MDM | 1 week ago
Risking lives to rescue horses in 'no man's land'
Balete, Batangas| AFP | -- The horses were still caked in grey ash as they stepped off the boat, lucky beneficiaries of a risky rescue mission to ground zero of the Taal volcano eruption. Their owners are among many small operators who rely on the modest money generated by the beasts ferrying tourists up the volcano, a ...
Agence France Presse | 1 week ago
Go says ICC case vs Duterte ‘a political trick’
The retraction of the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte's war on illegal drugs in the International Criminal Court (ICC) shows the allegations are “a mere political trick” and hold no merit, according to Senator Christopher Lawrence Go. "Malinaw naman po na pulitika ang nasa likod ng lahat ng mga al ...
MDM | 1 week ago
SoCot pushes for Malasakit Center in Koronadal City
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Th ...1 day ago