Talisay’s environmental task force not deputized by DENR, says official

TALISAY City’s local environmental enforcement task force is not deputized by the National Government, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 said. In an interview yesterday, DENR 7 spokesperson Eddie Llamedo said Talisay City’s Vanguard, which enforces environmental laws in the city, isn’t deputized by their agency, as what Talisay

Church hints at endorsing pro-life party-list groups

Despite earlier pronouncements of non-partisanship in the May 13 elections, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has inadvertently showed his unsurprising support for two pro-life party-list organizations.

CBCP–Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) chairman Bishop Gabriel Reyes said prelates would have been happier had Ang Pro Life and Buhay party-lists got “better” placing in the official ballots. Read the rest of this entry

SC urged to resolve party-list disqualification cases

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday called on the Supreme Court to finally decide on the petitions of disqualified party-list groups given the poll body’s tight schedule in preparation for the May 13 elections.

“If they decide on it already, we will not be second-guessing anymore if they should be included in our preparations or not, especially in the printing of ballots,” said Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec to solve power interruptions in polls

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has passed a resolution deputizing government energy corporations to provide and maintain stable and continuous nationwide electric power requirements to solve power interruptions this coming elections.

Comelec En Banc, in their resolution 9597, delegated the National Electrification Administration, the National Power Corporation, and the Local Electrification Cooperatives to supply the power requirements, which will be used in the voting and counting of votes and transmission. Read the rest of this entry

Holding of event on or near Sinulog parade route prohibited

Sinulog carousel route 2013

Sinulog carousel route 2013

Organizers of the 2013 Sinulog celebration have banned the holding of any event both on the major and interior roads in the city on January 20 so as not to worsen traffic.

They’ve also asked the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) to focus on and deploy more policemen in “problematic areas” during the activity to ensure peace and order. Read the rest of this entry

Eyewear luxury at Four Seasons Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand was the venue for eyewear enthusiasts and businessmen who carry some of the world’s most luxurious brands in eyewear. De Rigo, an eyewear distributor of top brands like Escada, Lanvin, Chopard, Furla, Ermenegildo Zegna and Police, invited friends from the trade to attend the annual showcasing of the newest collections of the much [...]