Invitation to Bid for Goods

Invitation to Bid for Goods of the Municipality of San Rafael with scheduled opening of bids on May 24, 2023



Invitation to Bid for Goods and Infrastructure Projects

Invitation to Bid for the purchase of ambulance, implementation of five (5) infrastructure projects and Request for the Expression of Interest for the Consultancy Services for the review and updating of Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP), Zoning Ordinance (ZO) and Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).




Suspension of Work in the Municipal Government

In compliance to the guidelines on the imposition of an Enhanced Community Quarantine and the Stringent Social Distancing Measures over the entire Luzon, Mayor Cipriano D. Violago, Jr. ordered the suspension of work in the municipal hall from March 17, 2020 to April 14, 2020.

Personnel providing basic services related to the Covid 19 pandemic, such as the Rural Health Units and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, shall report to work on a rotational basis. Personnel involved in the management of solid wastes shall report to work on a regular basis and continue on their schedules on garbage collection.

Suspension of classes due to Covid 19

As per Governor Daniel R. Fernando, classes in all Public and Private schools in All Levels in the whole Province of Bulacan are still suspended until April 14, 2020, Tuesday, as precautionary measure for COVID-19.

Students are strictly advised to stay home.

Please be guided accordingly.

Suspension of Voters’ Registration

Commission on Elections are now suspending Voters’ Registration starting today, March 10 until March 31, 2020 as precautionary measures against Covid-19.

Please be guided accordingly.

No Classes today due to Covid-19

As per Governor Daniel R. Fernando, classes in all Public and Private Schools in all levels in the whole Province of Bulacan are suspended today, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, as a precautionary measure for Covid-19.

Students are advised to stay at home.

Please be guided accordingly.

Proposed EU Copyright Measure Threatens the Internet

The European Union is set to vote on a copyright proposal that will require platforms hosting user-generated content to automatically scan and filter anything that their users upload (see the EU Commission’s proposed Article 13 of the Copyright Directive) on June 20th or 21st.

We urge the European Parliament to reject this proposal. We encourage Internet users to go to to take action.

The main purpose of Article 13 is to limit music and videos on streaming platforms, based on a theory of a “value gap” between the profits that platforms make on uploaded works, verses those the copyright holders of those works receive. However, the proposal extends far beyond music, requiring platforms to monitor every type of copyrighted work–text, images, audio, video, and even code. Article 13 would have an impact on just about everything that happens online, threatening freedom of expression, privacy, and the free flow of knowledge on the Internet.

We have discussed our concerns with the idea of automated content filters when the idea came up in US copyright conversations in the past. This law is troubling in the same ways. Requiring platforms to monitor content contradicts existing rules that create a shared responsibility between platforms and rightsholders for removal of illegal content. In doing so, the law creates incentives to remove legitimate content; it creates a a troubling “take down first, ask questions later/never” attitude to online content.

Filters are not good at understanding context, and therefore legitimate speech such as commentary, parody, or satire may be removed without any human judgment involved. Legitimate expression may be chilled in the form of overly cautious self-policing as a result. Article 13 also has no penalties for false or misleading claims, leaving the system wide open for abuse.

Further, although Article 13 is intended to prevent uploads that infringe copyright, the same technology could be required for filtering of content for compliance with other EU laws, which would compound the dangers that this measure poses for freedom of expression and privacy online. And, policymakers in other countries, including the United States, may come to view mandating content filters as an acceptable way to regulate the Internet if the EU does it first.

We urge you to take action.