Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:37:34 +0000

Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Friday that hiring more Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic management personnel should be made a priority to help arrest the worsening road traffic in Metro Manila. Due to the continuous surge in the number of vehicles, major roads and critical intersections in the capital region now […]

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De Lima describes viral video admitting her drug ties as fake, spliced

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:10:10 +0000

De Lima warns: Viral video admitting her drug ties is fake, spliced

MANILA, Philippines—Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has warned the public against a “spliced video” of her allegedly admitting her involvement in the illegal drug trade. The video, which was a spliced version of De Lima’s privilege speech at the Senate about extrajudicial killings on Aug. 2, 2016, was first posted by Pinoy Republic Facebook Page […]

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Poe panel ready to probe plan to increase ATM fees

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:52:43 +0000

Grace Poe at Metro Manila traffic hearing

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies, chaired by Senator Grace Poe is ready to probe the plan to increase fees for automated teller machines (ATM) which she said would be “disadvantageous” to Filipinos. Poe has filed  Senate Resolution No. 96, seeking an inquiry on the looming increase in ATM fees.  […]

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QC mayor to meet Pride Council after arrest of transgender inside mall

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:46:12 +0000

QC mayor to meet Pride Council after arrest of transgender inside mall

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Thursday she will meet with the QC Pride Council (QCPC) on Friday following an incident where a a transgender woman was arrested inside a mall for entering a comfort room for women. Belmonte explained that the meeting would revolve around the implementation of the city’s Gender […]

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SPD chief named PNP-HPG director

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:53:05 +0000

Koronadal top cop sacked for drinking, card game session at police station

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila’s Southern Police District (SPD) chief was named as the new director of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG). PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said in a statement on Wednesday that he has designated Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz as PNP-HPG director, replacing Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo. Cruz, former deputy director […]

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Nancy Binay asks for ‘more consideration’ amid looming ATM fee hike

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:57:10 +0000

Nancy Binay asks for ‘more consideration’ amid looming ATM fee hike

MANILA, Philippines — “Ano ang punto ng pagde-deposito sa bangko kung babawasan lagi ang iniimpok mo?” This was the question posed by Senator Nancy Binay on Wednesday amid the looming increase in fees for withdrawing cash from automated teller machines (ATM). Binay asked for more consideration, pointing out that these services should have been free […]

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Anti-corruption agency probes ‘at least 200’ gov’t officials

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 05:14:23 +0000

Anti-corruption agency probes ‘at least 200’ gov’t officials

MANILA, Philippines — The Presidential Anti-CorruptionCommission (PACC) revealed Wednesday that it has been conducting a lifestyle check to at least 200 government officials due to alleged corruption. PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said the officials were from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and Bureau […]

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LIST: Canceled flights to, from Hong Kong  on Aug. 14

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 23:37:14 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Several flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled anew Wednesday due to raging protests in the special administrative region of China. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the canceled flights as of 4 a.m. are: Philippine Airlines  PR 306 (Manila-Hong Kong) PR307 (Hong Kong-Manila) Cathay Pacific CX 906 (Manila-Hong Kong) […]

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Airport cleaner returns bag with P430,000 cash

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:55:10 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — A cleaner at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) returned a bag containing cash amounting to P430,000 left behind by a passenger.  Naia cleaner Sixto O. Brillante, Jr., who was assigned to clean the male comfort room near the immigration area of the airport, was informed by a passenger that he found […]

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House bill seeks to make road rules fair to law-abiding drivers

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:40:15 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Iligan Rep. Frederick Siao has filed a bill seeking to revamp the country’s road laws and protect law-abiding drivers from being initially culpable or fully at fault in road accidents. House Bill No. 1987 or the proposed “Philippine Responsible Driving and Accountability Act” states that the driver of a vehicle would be […]

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