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13 MPD cops axed over ‘hidden cell’
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Manila Police District (MPD) Station 1 commander Superintendent Robert Domingo and 12 members of the station’s drug enforcement unit (DEU) were relieved from their posts yesterday after a “hidden cell”...
OSG ruling on BuCor contract premature – Tadeco
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Davao-based Tagum Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco) yesterday described as premature and uninformed the statement of Solicitor General Jose Calida that its contract with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is void “as...
‘MRT maintenance provider takes 2 months to replace bulb’
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The maintenance service provider of Metro Rail Transit 3, the rail line along Edsa, takes two months to replace a broken light bulb, Rep. Jericho Nograles of party-list group Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) said...
Gov’t spending P15.5 B for ASEAN summit
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The government is spending P15.5 billion (about $310 million) for activities related to the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), highlighted by the leaders’ summit today...
Lawmaker warns of looming passport shortage
by Jess Diaz - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of party-list group Acts-OFW warned the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday of a looming passport shortage while an investigation into the production of passports is ongoing.
‘Free tuition policy selective’
by Jess Diaz - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
When they enroll for the coming school year, students in state universities and colleges (SUCs) will find out that not all of them will enjoy free tuition.
Poe wants procurement of 48 MRT coaches probed
by Jess Diaz - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe has called for the accountability of the officials responsible for the acquisition of 48 unusable coaches of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).
Ambassadors to Saudi, Singapore named
by Jess Diaz - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte has added two more names to the increasing number of political ambassadors.
House urged to probe water rate hike
by Jess Diaz - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Leftist party-list group Bayan Muna asked the House of Representatives yesterday to investigate the recent decision of the state regulator to allow a water rate increase in Metro Manila.
Ex-lawmaker Jimenez, 70
by Jess Diaz - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Former Manila congressman Mark Jimenez died yesterday of heart attack at a Pasig City hospital. He was 70.
‘Metro Manila needs governor, not MMDA’
by Jess Diaz - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) should be replaced by a regional government elected by voters in the area, Rep. Lito Atienza of party-list group Buhay said yesterday.
Bill seeks to limit Cabinet reappointments
by Jess Diaz - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. has filed a bill that will limit the power of the President to reappoint Cabinet members who are bypassed by the Commission on Appointments (CA).
House panel endorses P6 diesel tax
by Jess Diaz - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives ways and means committee has agreed in principle to endorse a bill imposing a P6 diesel tax and increasing levies on other oil products and on cars.
DOH: TB still major cause of death among Pinoys
by Jess Diaz - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Despite the advanced medicine, tuberculosis or TB remains to be a major cause of death among Filipinos, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
8 klinika isinabit ng DOH sa IS, ipinasara
by Jess Diaz - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Ipinasara ng Department of Health ang walong medical clinic na kunektado umano sa hinihinalang Kuwaiting teroristang si Hussein Aldhafiri na isa umanong miyembro ng Islamic State at idineport ng mga awtoridad noong...
Lawmaker seeks more R&D to boost salt industry
by Jess Diaz - April 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Rep. Josephine Sato of Mindoro Occidental has urged the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to intensify programs on research and development to boost the country’s salt industry and increase the income...
Evasco stands by sacked usec over rice policy
by Jess Diaz - April 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. stands by his former undersecretary Halmen Valdez, who was sacked by President Duterte amid conflicting policies with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and National...
Mobile data disclosure faces heavier penalties
by Jess Diaz - April 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte is seeking stiff penalties for unauthorized disclosure of personal information of mobile phone subscribers, including history of voice calls and text messages.
Evasco, NFA feuding over rice importation?
by Jess Diaz - April 7, 2017 - 12:00am
His undersecretary got the ax in connection with rice importation, but it is Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. who is pushing hard for bringing in rice from abroad through private traders during the ongoing harvest...
Diokno stands firm on airport BI employees’ overtime pay
by Jess Diaz - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism raised concern yesterday over the negative effects that the row over allowances and overtime pay between the Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Budget and Management would bring,...
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