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Noy's House Allies Keep Juggernaut Going vs SC

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 00:00

Noy's House Allies Keep Juggernaut Going vs SC

Palace allies in the House of Representatives maintained yesterday the pressure being applied on the judiciary as the chairman of the House committee on good government and public accountability reminded Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno that serious questions in the use of the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) could trigger an impeachment complaint....

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Belmonte Backed On Checks, Balance

Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 00:01

A RANKING administration lawmaker on Friday backed Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.'s proposal for the creation of a new public accounts and audit committee to strengthen Congress' checks and balances in the disbursement of public funds.

House Deputy Majority Leader Karlo Alexei Nograles, chairman of the House committee on labor, said Belmonte's proposal is was timely one amid the raging debates over the propriety of the Aquino administration's Disbursement Acceleration Program as that would ensure that all public fund disbursements were transparent and accounted for.

"We support the idea of Speaker Belmonte to create a new Committee on Public Accounts and Audit in Congress," Nograles said.

"This will promote transparency in government expenditures and accountability in the disbursement of public funds and will keep everybody on their toes."...

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Bike-To-Work Program – Ipinanukalang Solusyon Sa Trapiko at Polusyon

Friday, 8 Aug 2014 23:18

Upang mabawasan ang problema sa trapiko at polusyon, hinikayat ni Congressman Karlo Alexei Nograles ng Davao City ang gobyerno na maglunsad ng bike-to-work program.

Ayon kay Congressman Nograles, ang paggamit ng bisikleta ay mura at simpleng paraan para i-promote ang kalusugan ng publiko at makatipid sa enerhiya lalo na sa Metro Manila at ibang urban centers tulad ng Cebu City at Davao City.

Sinabi ng kongresista na dapat maglatag ng mechanics ang gobyerno para sa bike-to-work program kasama na ang pagbibigay ng insentibo sa mga bicycle riders pati na sa mga local manufacturers ng bisikleta.

Dapat din aniyang bigyan ng insentibo ang mga employers na maglalaan ng bicycle friendly facilities para sa kanilang mga kawani....

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Rep. Nograles Backs Creation of New House Panel To Audit Government Funds

Friday, 8 Aug 2014 22:41

Manila (DWDD) - Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles expressed support for House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte's proposal for the creation of a new public accounts and audit committee to further strengthen the check-and-balance instrument of Congress in the disbursement of public funds.

Nograles said Belmonte's proposal is a timely relief amid raging debates over the propriety of the Aquino administration's Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as this would ensure that all public fund disbursements are transparent and well accounted for....

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Barangay Officials To Get Incentives

Friday, 8 Aug 2014 00:00

BARANGAY officials will soon get additional incentives they deserve for all their services in the countryside under a bill citing their role as active leaders in the rural areas.

Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles authored House Bill 1693 or the proposed "Barangay Incentives Act of 2013," which seeks to promote and enhance efficiency and responsiveness among barangay officials and employees.

"These are government workers who make democracy work at the grassroots level in the smallest territorial and political subdivision of the government which is the barangay," Nograles said.

Under the bill, the salaries of barangay officials, including Barangay Tanods and members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa shall be exempt from income taxation....

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Nograles Backs Creation Of New House Panel To Audit Government Funds

Friday, 8 Aug 2014 00:00

Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles expressed support on Friday for House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte's proposal for the creation of a new public accounts and audit committee to further strengthen the check-and-balance instrument of Congress in the disbursement of public funds.

Nograles said Belmonte's proposal is a timely relief amid raging debates over the propriety of the Aquino administration's Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as this would ensure that all public fund disbursements are transparent and well accounted for....

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Nograles’ Bill Proposes Safety And Health Program For Construction Workers

Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 10:14

Representative Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st district, Davao City) is pushing for the passage of a measure that aims to prevent jobsite accidents and ensure the health and safety of workers in the construction industry.

In filing House Bill 4594, Nograles underscored the need for a safety program that would address the increasing number of worksite incidents in the rapidly growing local construction industry.

"Numerous occupational hazards and risks continuously emerge in the workplace with the introduction of new technologies, materials, and substances," Nograles said. 

"A high rate of worksite accidents may likely occur if no suitable measures or interventions are in place to prevent related accidents and injuries."...

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BOC Puzzle: Diesel Turns Into Water

Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 00:00

A well-entrenched and connected syndicate operating within the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is undoubtedly behind the "miraculous" turning of diesel into water at the agency's storage facility, a Davao City lawmaker said yesterday.

With this in mind, Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles of the city's 1st district called on BOC Commissioner John Sevilla to conduct a sweeping internal probe within the bureau following the reported pilferage of some 135 drums of diesel, which was replaced with water.

Nograles, chairman of the House Committee on Labor and Employment, said it is nearly impossible to carry out the heist of nearly 29,000 liters of fuel without the help of a "bureau insider."...

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MILF Lobbies For Swift Passage Of BBL

Monday, 14 Jul 2014 00:00

As a revolutionary movement and now a consistent government partner in seeking for an end to decades-old Mindanao Question, the Moro Front started to lobby for the swift and immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by seeking the support of members of Congress as early as last week of June this year.

Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles and Chair of the House Committee on Labor admitted that MILF Vice-Chair Ghadzali Jaafar sought personally his support for the swift passage of the BBL. Malacañang will submit the draft to the House of Representatives which opens its Second Regular Session by July 28 if schedule does not change....

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Courts Having Control Of Witnesses To Damn Accused—Lawmaker

Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 17:30

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Representative Karlo Nograles (Davao City, First District) has opposed the proposal to transfer the Witness Protection Program (WPP) from the Department of Justice to the courts, saying doing so will threaten the impartiality of the courts.

"I believe the proposal (to transfer WPP to the courts) would create problems in our justice system," Nograles said of the bill which has been submitted to the House committee on justice.

"The witness protection program rightly belongs to the DOJ primarily because they are the prosecutorial arm of government," he said.

As prosecutors, the DOJ officials present the witness in court, so they have the right to protect their own witnesses, according to Nograles....

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