Bureau of Fire Protection-Taguig City. INQUIRER FILES MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) was grilled during a Senate sub-panel hearing Friday where it pitched to use nearly half of its unspent P94-million fund for fire trucks to buy more than 2,000 firearms instead. BFP director Louie Puracan said they must procure 2,282 guns for firefighters in 146 cities and 17 regional offices per the BFP Modernization Act. He also noted that the BFP previously asked the Department of Budget and Management to fund its firearms procurement, but their request was deferred due to fund shortage. The Senate subcommittee on finance deliberated on the proposed P251.18-billion budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and its attached agencies, including the BFP. “May savings kami ngayon (Now we already have savings), around P94 million out of the savings for the procurement of fire trucks. We are requesting the DBM to authorize us to use our … [Read more...] about Lawmakers tell BFP to buy more fire trucks, not guns
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Keeping Faith: BBC Wales announce second series SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Keeping Faith season one sent the nation into an absolute frenzy last year when the welsh drama dropped onto the BBC iPlayer. Within days over millions of people had binge watched the gripping series, so much so it then earnt itself a slot on the BBC One nationwide. Fans tuned in, eager to find out whether Evan Howells (played by Bradley Freegard) was killed. In the last minute of the epic finale, viewers saw Faith Howells (Eve Myles) stand open mouthed in front of her husband. Related articles Keeping Faith on BBC: Who is Eve Myles? Who plays Faith Howells? Keeping Faith ending explained: What happened at the … [Read more...] about Keeping Faith season 2: FIRST LOOK at Faith Howells as Welsh fans get priority access?
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III —Senate PRIB From “sipsip,” or sucking up to someone, to “higop,” or slurping to take in more, the Senate budget hearing on the lump-sum funding for the government’s social infrastructure programs has taken to coining words with unpalatable connotations. Senators thought up the words in describing their discomfort over the P149-billion lump sum funding for the government’s Support for Infrastructure Projects and Social Programs — or SipSP — that was presented by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). During the budget briefing on the lump sum funding in the P2023 budget, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III noted how the DBM gave SipSP its nasty name to draw lawmakers’ attention, not only over DBM’s unclear presentation but also by how its proponents coined it: “sipsip.” “Sipsip” is a Filipino term referring to someone who overly flatters or sucks up to a person of authority, wealth or power to gain some … [Read more...] about P149-B ‘sipsip’ fund sounds icky to senators