House OKs free freight services for relief goods

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:49:17 +0000

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the “Relief Goods Free Transportation Act” right after the onslaught of Typhoon “Tisoy” in the country. House Bill 5070 seeks to provide for free freight cost in the delivery of relief goods to calamity-stricken areas. It was passed with 170 affirmative votes. The measure aims […]

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Eleazar pledges intensified drug war

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:47:11 +0000

NEWLY promoted Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar vowed to intensify the drug war during his promotion ceremony at Camp Crame on Thursday Eleazar, the chief of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Directorial Staff, is seen as one of the candidates for the next PNP chief. “Having seen the success of the President’s (Rodrigo Duterte) war against […]

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SC gives green light for trial of Lapid

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:45:09 +0000

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday allowed the Sandiganbayan to proceed with the trial of Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid and three others in connection with the P728-million fertilizer fund scam. In a 13-page ruling penned by Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr. dated August 19, but released just recently, Sandiganbayan’s Second Division set aside the resolution issued […]

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Distressed OFWs in Kuwait get early Christmas gift

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:43:42 +0000

OVER 300 distressed Filipino workers in Kuwait, including those in jail, received $100 or over P5,000 from President Rodrigo Duterte as Christmas gift. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the President sent his “love and care” to Filipinos in Kuwait through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (Oumwa). The gift-giving took place from […]

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Execs behind water agreements face raps

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:27:37 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the filing of charges against individuals behind the agreement with Manila Water Co. Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. and has ordered the drafting of new contracts, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said. He said the President expressed outrage over the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore, which […]

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Duterte names new ombudsman for Luzon

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:23:41 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Deputy Special Prosecutor Cornelio Somido as head of the Office of the Ombudsman for Luzon. Somido took his oath on Tuesday evening before Duterte in Malacañang. He succeeded Gerard Mosquera, who stepped down on June 1, 2019. He was one of the three candidates shortlisted by the Judicial and Bar Council. The […]

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House panel starts tackling bills regulating vaping

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:22:33 +0000

After President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the ban on vaping in public places, the House of Representatives has started to tackle bills regulating electronic cigarettes and other similar devices in a joint meeting of the health and trade and industry commitees. A total of 16 bills have been filed in the 18th Congress seeking to regulate […]

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SWS: More jobless Filipinos in Q3

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 17:39:20 +0000

THE number of jobless Filipinos increased in the third quarter of 2019, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed on Saturday. Results of the poll conducted from September 27 to 30 showed that unemployment among adults rose to 21.5 percent (10 million Filipinos) of the country’s adult labor force. The latest figure is higher […]

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DFA warns vs tourist visas for jobs abroad

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 16:15:55 +0000

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) renewed its warning to Filipinos against using tourist or visit visas to secure jobs overseas. The warning comes after the DFA reunited 71 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — who all left the country using visit visas — with their families in the Philippines. “OFWs without the proper employment […]

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Foreign investors stay despite Citira

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:57:28 +0000

NO foreign firm in the country has signified its intention to pull out its investment amid a proposal to rationalize or remove some tax incentives, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua on Friday said there could have been some misinformation about Package 2 of the government’s Comprehensive […]

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