News Briefs: August 10, 2019

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:15:14 +0000

More than two years after the Supreme Court nixed their project for flouting bidding rules, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Friday said it would finally refund radio frequency identification (RFID) fees collected from motor vehicle owners in 2009 starting next week.

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News Briefs: Aug. 8, 2019

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:16:09 +0000

Palace hands off SC vote on Mamasapano case MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang said it would keep its hands off the Supreme Court decision on Tuesday to allow the resumption of cases filed against former President Benigno Aquino III, in connection with the Jan. 25, 2015, Mamasapano operation. Aquino was charged with graft and usurpation of […]

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News Briefs: August 7, 2019

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 20:58:04 +0000

Cha-cha still a priority Charter change (Cha-cha) is “still a priority but not a top priority” in the 18th Congress, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said on Tuesday. “Changing the Charter is a very involved process, so if we want to get this done, it should be started sooner than later,” Romualdez said, adding that the […]

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News Briefs: July 31, 2019

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:56:14 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — In the light of the ongoing mass protest actions in Hong Kong, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday advised Filipinos in or travelling to the Chinese territory to avoid areas where such protests were being held and to take all necessary precautions for their safety.

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News Briefs: July 28, 2019

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2019 21:15:42 +0000

A cargo truck used in the ongoing construction for the Bicol International Airport in Legazpi, Albay province, was set on fire by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Friday.

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News Briefs: July 14, 2019

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 21:07:01 +0000

3 PH islands in list of Top 10 islands in Asia MANILA, Philippines — Three Philippine islands made it into the list of the Top 10 Islands in Asia, according to a New York City-based travel magazine’s survey. Palawan, Cebu and Boracay ranked 2nd, 7th and 9th, respectively,  in the list published on the website […]

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