Joey Salceda - updates

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Another petition filed vs ‘oppressive, unfair’ EDSA provincial bus ban

May 27, 2019 - 4:21 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, like AKO-Bicol before him, argues with the Supreme Court that the MMDA has no police or legislative power to implement this regulation

Edsa, Kamuning, Cubao in Quezon City on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

7 problems with free tuition law implementation, according to Salceda

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, a principal author of the law, says only a few schools have received funding, while several students are unable to apply for loans

FREE TUITION WOES. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is unsatisfied with the implementation of the free tuition law he co-authored. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't 'did little or nothing' to stop 6.4% August inflation

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says market opportunists and rice hoarders can no longer be blamed for the rising prices of goods in the country

NOT SATISFIED. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is dissatisfied with the way the Duterte administration is handling soaring inflation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Economic managers pressure Piñol to curb soaring inflation

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The rising prices of agricultural goods are seen as the 'main drivers of inflation,' and the Department of Agriculture headed by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol 'must act quickly'

Arroyo 'not advocating' lower tariffs on meat

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it

INFLATION WOES. Speaker Gloria Arroyo clarifies she does not support reducing taxes on imported meat products to help ease inflation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayanos remember 204th anniversary of Mount Mayon's deadliest eruption

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Yearly, the people of Daraga pay tribute to Mount Mayon and remember the volcano's 1814 eruption

MAYON. Rep. Joey Salceda and a host of other Albayanos commemorate the 204th anniversary of the 1814 Mayon volcano eruption. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

WATCH: Briones, Salceda pay tribute to teachers

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:13 AM

'I am here to thank you and in so doing do, I also thank my father and my mother,' Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says

PRODUCTS OF TEACHERS. During the National Teachers' Day, education Secretary Leonor Briones and Rep Joey Salceda shares that they are both children of teachers. Photos by Vee Salazar/Rappler

We owe our country's success to teachers – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:53 PM

'Bakit tayo nagtuturo?' Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks the country's teachers as she leads the celebration of National Teachers' Day in Legazpi City

Low-income earners shoulder 72% of tax burden – DOF

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:45 PM

High income earners shoulder only 28 4 of the tax burden and it has a bigger gap between the taxes they owe government and the amount actually collected from them

Job applicants queue up at a counter for job vacancies offered by different local companies during a job fair at a mall in Manila on October 27, 2010. The Philippines is creating more jobs but too many skilled people are still unable to find work, economic planning minister said. Unemployment eased to 6.9 percent in July as an improving economy opened up more jobs, mostly in the farm sector, the government reported a day earlier. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Soon: Tax incentives for those who help Filipino Olympic medalists

Dec 24, 2016 - 7:14 PM

A House bill seeks to give tax exemptions and deductions for individuals and corporations who give donations grants and more to Filipino Olympic medalists

SILVER SMILE. Hidilyn Diaz waves and smiles after a successful lift. She was the first Filipina to earn an Olympic medal. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Duterte teases Joey Salceda: Now, you are out of grace

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Duterte puts Salceda on the spot during his visit to Albay: Dapat si Joey andoon sa Malacañang eh Now you are out of grace in apparent reference to Salceda s support for the presidential bid of Grace Poe in the last elections

DUTERTE'S TEASING. President Duterte leads the groundbreaking of the Bicol International Airport with Representative Joey Salceda (right, in blue). Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Trump victory to affect BPO industry, OFWs – PH lawmakers

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Several congressmen say US President elect Donald Trump might take BPO jobs back to America as well as have illegal Filipino migrants deported

THE WINNER. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the new US president. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Provincial buses ban on EDSA is ‘anti-poor’ – Salceda

Aug 16, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda also says the game Pokemon Go poses a higher threat of aggravating Metro Manila traffic than provincial buses

NO TO BUS BAN. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is against the banning of provincial buses along EDSA. File photos by Rappler

Salceda calls for action after Badjao contestant teased on PBB

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:36 PM

PBB must be unequivocal against incipient discrimination subsconscious racism and the bullying it engenders in any contour and complexion says Albay Rep Joey Salceda

Salceda wants Trump banned from PH over 'terrorist nation' tag

Aug 08, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda files a resolution seeking to bar Donald Trump from entering the country after the Republican presidential candidate called the Philippines a terrorist nation

Roxas, Robredo win by slim margin in Aquino hometown

May 25, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Administration candidates Manuel Roxas II and Leni Robredo may have secured victories in Tarlac but they are not far ahead of their rivals

HAIRLINE GAP. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo won in Tarlac province, the Aquinos' hometown, by only a few thousand votes over their rivals.  Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Briones to Duterte: Form economic team ASAP

May 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Former national treasurer Leonor Briones also calls on president elect Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the details of his economic agenda for further public scrutiny and dialogue

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former national treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

Bichara could be Duterte’s 'big guy' in Bicol

May 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The incoming governor says he is willing to accept the post of PDP Laban regional chairman in Bicol to help Duterte with his programs in the countryside

PROCLAIMED. Outgoing second district solon and incoming Albay governor Al Francis Bichara is proclaimed by members of the board of canvassers of the Commission on Elections. Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

From LP to GP to DU30: Salceda willing to help Duterte team

May 11, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Outgoing Albay Governor Joey Salceda describes Rodrigo Duterte s apparent win as a glorious day for the countryside

Poe banks on 'consolidated' Luzon votes in the homestretch

May 02, 2016 - 1:28 PM

Grace Poe s Last Take: With 1 week left in the campaign Poe focuses on solidifying her support base in Luzon as she relies on local leaders to deliver the votes

CAMPAIGN. Presidential bet Grace Poe holding a motorcade in the province of Bataan. Photo by Jay Morales

Salceda gone? LP stalwarts vow Roxas-Robredo victory in Bicol

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The ruling party s stalwarts in the region are banking on their strong local candidates to boost the chances of the administration tandem

BICOL CAMPAIGN. Administration tandem Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo court the Bicol vote on February 13, 2016. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

5 of 6 Bicol governors support Grace Poe

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The presidential bet thanks the governors for her support The endorsement comes at a time when Poe is trailing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in surveys

BICOLANDIA. Five out of the 6 incumbent governors in the Bicol region have expressed support for presidential bet Grace Poe. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Leni Robredo turns 51 and trends on Twitter

Apr 23, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Asked about Albay Governor Joey Salceda s withdrawal of support Robredo says It happens all the time there are subtractions and additions that s how it really is

WORKING BIRTHDAY. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo gets a 'tsinelas cake' – symbolizing her late husband's brand of leadership – at a campaign sortie in Caloocan City on April 23, 2016. Photo from Leni Robredo's Twitter page

From LP to GP: Albay Governor Salceda endorses Grace Poe

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Grace Poe s camp welcomes the endorsement while the Liberal Party seems unfazed saying they are confident of the Bicolanos support for their bets

2010 repeat: Is Joey Salceda jumping ship?

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The Albay governor – who also happens to be the Liberal Party s provincial chair – is absent from a show of force in the historic Club Filipino

ROXAS NO MORE? Albay Governor Joey Salceda attends the endorsement of Mar Roxas at Club Filipino. Rappler file photo

DepEd, Albay prepare for Palaro 2016

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:56 AM

This year 18 regions will be competing including the recently established Negros Island Region

PALARO 2016. Albay will host the 2016 Palarong Pambansa. File photos from the official website and Facebook page of Albay Palarong Pambansa 2016

Albay declared UNESCO biosphere reserve

Mar 21, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Albay becomes the 3rd biosphere reserve in the Philippines areas cited as prime examples of sustainable development and biodiversity

NATURE AND TOURISM. Tourists at Albay's Lake Sumlang, with the Mayon Volcano as the backdrop. Photo by Rhaydz B Barcia

Roxas to governors: Past 5 years preview of what's to come

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II makes the pitch anew to the country s governors at the League of Provinces of the Philippines general assembly – but there was notable silence from one major ally

In this photo, ruling Liberal Party presidential candidate Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II (C) greets supporters during a political campaign in support of International Women's Day in Makati, Philippines, March 7, 2016. Mark Cristino/EPA

LP's Salceda will be my NEDA chief – Duterte

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s announcement made before Albay officials fans speculation that Governor Joey Salceda will bolt the administration party – similar to what he did in 2010

JUMPING SHIP? Albay Governor Joey Salceda (left) welcomes Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (right) at the joint Provincial Development Full Council and PDRRMC meeting in Legazpi City on March 4, 2016. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Duterte to voters: 'I’m your last card'

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:06 AM

I am your last card in the Philippines if you don’t want a corrupt future president and a weakling Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tells a crowd in Legazpi City

DUTERTE IN ALBAY. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addresses a crowd at the Legazpi City domestic airport on March 4, 2016. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Alcala wants farming to become 'sexy' again to younger Filipinos

Jan 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The agriculture secretary stresses the need to attract younger Filipinos to take up farming to ensure the Philippines food security in the coming decades

MAKE FARMING APPEALING. The Department of Agriculture wants to attract more young Filipinos to take up agriculture courses. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Albay suspends work due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 14, 2015 - 12:27 AM

Albay also declares a state of imminent disaster to free up funds for emergency response for Typhoon Nona Melor

'IMMINENT DISASTER.' Albay Governor Joey Salceda announces that Albay declared a state of imminent disaster due to Typhoon Nona (Melor). Photo from Salceda's Facebook page

Albay sends aid mission to Lando-hit areas

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:48 AM

This is the 14th humanitarian team sent off by the province since 2008 its way of reciprocating the assistance it received during Typhoon Reming 8 years ago

Photo from Gov. Joey Salceda's Facebook.

Albay shows how caring for the environment can be profitable

Sep 27, 2015 - 11:41 PM

The Albay Green Economy has catapulted the province into the center of the Philippine tourism boom says it governor

In Sorsogon, it’s Mar-Chiz in 2016

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Provincial administrator Robert Lee Rodrigueza says it s different in Sorsogon Even if they support Escudero in 2016 it doesn t mean they are not fully allied with the ruling Liberal Party

MAR IN SORSOGON. Liberal Party candidate Mar Roxas meets Sorsogon local officials on September 18. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Bicol vote, Aquino’s highest rating, Europe’s refugee crisis | 6PM wRap

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:09 PM

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The anointing of Mar Roxas

Aug 01, 2015 - 5:52 PM

With DILG Secretary Mar Roxas clinching the endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III the question remains – is it enough to guarantee a win in the 2016 elections?

After endorsement, Mar will overtake Binay – Salceda

Jul 31, 2015 - 8:01 PM

President Benigno Aquino III poses a challenge to his allies: Do more to make Mar Roxas known to all

SURGE IN NUMBERS? Allies expect the President's endorsement to boost Mar Roxas' survey numbers. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Salceda endorses Roxas, PH-JP ties, NBA finals 2015 | 12PM wRap

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Albay’s Salceda endorses Mar Roxas’ presidential bid

Jun 04, 2015 - 9:18 PM

The governor provincial chairman of the Liberal Party makes his choice known even if party chairman President Benigno Aquino III will make his endorsement in July yet

Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Disasters, climate change and leadership

May 31, 2015 - 7:02 PM

While laws have been placed and are awaiting full implementation I also believe that taking climate change and disasters seriously is a leadership issue

STORM TRACKER. Tacloban Disaster-Risk Reduction Management Officers learning how to track a storm. Photo from WeatherPhilippines

#PugadBaboy: Endorsing Albay

Feb 23, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Xian Lim on Albay t-shirt controversy: I'm telling the truth

Feb 22, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Xian tells his side of the story

Salceda accepts Xian Lim apology over Albay t-shirt issue

Feb 22, 2015 - 5:59 PM

After repentance comes penance says Salceda

Photo from Governor Salceda's website / File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler (Xian)

Salceda to Xian Lim on t-shirt controversy: Learn from Ramon Bautista

Feb 20, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Fans will remember that Ramon Bautista was previously declared persona non grata in Davao Will this also happen to Xian in Albay?

Photo by Tiffany Jillian Go/Rappler

Looking back: Mayon Volcano’s most destructive eruption

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:30 PM

In 1814 the Philippines most active volcano had its worst recorded eruption claiming 1 200 lives

Mayon Volcano lowered to alert level 2

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Residents are still reminded not to enter the 6 km Permanent Danger Zone despite a general decline in the volcano s overall activity

Mayon volcano spews a small amount of white smoke as seen from Legaspi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila on September 16, 2014. Charism Sayat/AFP

Ruby flattens Bicol houses, causes storm surge

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Storm surges and flood from Typhoon Ruby Hagupit destroys houses made of light materials in the Bicol Region

RUBY’S IMPACT. Filipino residents run from strong waves brought by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) at a coastal village in Legazpi city, Albay province on Sunday, December 7. Photo by Zalrian Z. Sayat/EPA