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The Nation

Go pushes for DOH 2020 budget increase

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Tuesday defended and pushed for the budget increase of the Department of Health (DOH) during the Senate plenary deliberations on the agency’s 2020 budget. “Ayaw po nating mawalan ng trabaho ang ating mga nurses, midwives at iba pang health workers,” Go said. “I will defend and ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go (middle) in a discussion with (from left) Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Health Secretary ...

MDM | 16 hours ago

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Ramirez clarifies PSC role in SEA Games ‘cauldron’

DAVAO CITY -- Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair William “Butch” Ramirez on Wednesday clarified that it is the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and not the PSC that is responsible for the P50-million cauldron for the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games set to kick off on Nov ...

WHAT EXTRAVAGANCE? President Rodrigo Duterte says the amount used on the SEA Games cauldron was justified in a bid to meet the “product of the mind ...

Daniel Joaquin | 16 hours ago

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Palace: Robredo’s ‘missteps’ led to Duterte’s change of mind

President Rodrigo Duterte changed his mind about appointing Vice President Leni Robredo to his Cabinet because the latter had taken “missteps” that derailed the President’s  “well-meaning intent for the Vice President to be part of the administration.” In a statement issued on Tuesday, Presiden ...

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MDM | 1 day ago

The Nation

Go ensures checks and balances in OP budget

The 2020 budget of the Office of the President (OP) was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, as Senator Christopher Lawrence Go defended it before the Senate plenary. “Rest assured, I will safeguard the interests of the public by ensuring proper checks and balances. Every centavo must be wisely spent to help and suppor ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea at the Senate hearing on the 2020 budget of the Office of the President. Co ...

MDM | 1 day ago

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Go calls for expanded cheaper medicines list

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Saturday said he supports the proposed expansion of the Maximum Drug Retail Prices (MDRP) list to ensure that cheaper medicines will be more available to the public.  "Sa Senado, pinag-uusapan ang pag-expand ng Maximum Drug Retail Price by virtue of the Cheaper Medicines Act of 2002. Sa tulo ...

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go speaks to fire victims in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday. Contributed photo

MDM | 3 days ago

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20 Cebu City Hall workers tested positive for drugs

CEBU CITY -- Up to  20 employees of the Cebu City Hall are facing dismissal after they were found positive of illegal drug use in a series of surprise drug tests, the head of the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) said on Friday. Jonah John Rodriguez, head of COSAP, said the num ...

DRUG TEST. Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) head Jonah John Rodriguez explains to the city government workers the procedure for ...

PNA | 3 days ago

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Gov't welcomes aid in PH anti-illegal drugs drive

MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has expressed openness of the current administration to accepting assistance from any person, party, or country willing to help in the campaign against illegal drugs. “Para sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte, kapakanan ng Pilipino, interes ng ...

Senator Christopher "Bong" Go delivers his message during a visit to fire victims in Caloocan City on November 7. Contributed photo

PNA | 4 days ago

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South Korea's model Daughter-in-law

Hoengseong, South Korea | AFP | -- In a mountain village thousands of kilometers from her native Philippines, Emma Sumampong nurses her elderly mother-in-law, while also caring for her husband and children, working on the family farm, and holding a part-time job. She is one of tens of thousands of w ...

‘HYOBU’ STATUS. Emma Sumampong (left) and her mother-in-law Kim Geum-nyeo pose for a photo during an interview with AFP at her house in the mounta ...

Agence France Presse | 5 days ago

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Go urges drug dependents to undergo rehabilitation

Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Thursday urged families to take their loved ones addicted to drugs to government rehabilitation centers so they can reform themselves. Go made the statement in Barangay 69 of Caloocan City where he visited 48 families whose houses were destroyed in a fire that hit on November 7. “Meron ...

BLESS. Senator Christopher Lawrence Go interacts with victims of a fire in Caloocan City. Contributed photo

MDM | 5 days ago

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Palace blasts Drilon on ‘Build’ failure claim

Malacañang on Wednesday scored Senator Franklin Drilon for his “effrontery” in saying the Build Build Build Program of President Rodrigo Duterte is a dismal failure. “Coming from someone who was one of the pillars of the previous administration that has a zero accomplishment in its infrastructure program&hellip ...

BUILD BUILD BUILD. Workers stand on scaffolding at a construction site in Manila in this file photo taken on May 10, 2018. NOEL CELIS/AFP

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 6 days ago