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BIKOY RECANTS; TAGS TRILLANES, LP AS MASTERMINDS

MANILA -- Peter Joemel Advincula, alias "Bikoy", the man behind a series of videos called “Ang Totoong Narcolist”, surrendered to the[...]

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DUTERTE TRANSFERS LAPEÑA TO TESDA; NAMES GUERRERO AS NEW BOC CHIEF

October 26, 2018 - 10:21 AM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday decided to transfer Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) amid the probe on smuggling of multi-billion shabu shipment into the country.   At the same time, Duterte designated Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Rey Leonardo Borja Guerrero to take […]

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SWS: 75% OF PINOYS SAY COUNTRY IS IN RIGHT DIRECTION

October 26, 2018 - 10:19 AM

MANILA – An overwhelming majority of Filipinos believe the Philippines is heading in the right direction, latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey said.   A 2018 Third Quarter SWS survey conducted on Sept. 15-23 found 75% of adult Filipinos said the country is in the right direction, a five-point increase from 70% registered in June 2018 […]

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MODERN X-RAY MACHINES, RUNWAY OVERLAY, OTHER UPGRADES ONGOING AT NAIA

October 26, 2018 - 10:16 AM

MANILA — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) are in the process of performing upgrades at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), all for the passengers’ safety, security, and convenience.   “There is an ongoing rehabilitation of Terminal 2, and this may take one and a half years to finish,” said MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal […]

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MARIKINA BUSINESSMEN JOIN COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN DISCUSSION

October 25, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Business leaders of Marikina’s business community recently joined a discussion and shared their inputs and ideas about the Comprehensive Land Use Program that’s being drafted by the City Planning Office of Marikina.   Businessmen and investors belonging to the four major cluster industries – services, leather, food and restaurant, and real estate and property management […]

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DOF WANTS PUBLIC LISTING OF FAVORED FIRMS RECEIVING TAX PERKS

October 25, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The Department of Finance (DOF) has proposed improvements to the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (TIMTA) to enable the government to make public the list of corporations that receive tax incentives and how much such perks are costing Filipino taxpayers each year in terms of foregone revenues.    Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said this DOF […]

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PITX, COUNTRY’S FIRST ‘LANDPORT’ TO OPEN ON NOV 5

October 25, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Dubbed as the country’s first “landport”, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to inaugurate the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) on 05 November 2018.   Located along Coastal Road, the PITX is the first integrated and multi-modal terminal in the Southwestern part of Metro Manila, serving as a transfer point between provincial buses from […]

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PRRD ORDERS ARREST OF EX-BOC INTEL EXEC OVER ‘SHABU’ SHIPMENT

October 25, 2018 - 4:06 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the arrest of resigned Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer Jimmy Guban for allegedly allowing the entry of tons of suspected “shabu” stashed inside magnetic lifters.   In his speech in Malacañang, Duterte said he ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde to arrest and […]

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SECURITY AT AIRPORTS ENHANCED FOR ‘UNDAS’

October 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM

MANILA — In time for the observance of “Undas” on Nov. 1 and 2, security at the country’s airports has been enhanced and new equipment have been procured, aviation executives announced at the first “Kapihan sa NAIA” forum on Wednesday. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) deputy director-general, Don Mendoza, said his directive was to […]

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ROAD WORKS ON NLEX, SLEX SUSPENDED FOR ‘UNDAS’

October 25, 2018 - 3:55 PM

MANILA — Construction works on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) will be suspended during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day break, a Department of Transportation (DOTr) official said Wednesday.   “Hihinto po muna yung construction sa NLEX at SLEX para di maapektuhan ang daloy ng trapiko during Undas (Construction on NLEX and SLEX will be suspended so that they […]

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LAPEÑA NOW BELIEVES MAGNETIC LIFTERS CONTAINED SHABU

October 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

MANILA — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña on Wednesday said he is now convinced that the four magnetic lifters found in a Cavite warehouse contained illegal drugs.   This, after the testimony of a Department of Public Works and Highways official who said the magnetic lifters were designed to carry certain cargoes.   During […]

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COMELEC EXEC CALLS OUT POLL BETS ENGAGING IN EARLY CAMPAIGNING

October 25, 2018 - 2:38 PM

MANILA — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday called out candidates in the 2019 mid-term elections campaigning as early as now. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez reminded those who filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for senator that the campaign period for national positions will start only on February 12, 2019 and will […]

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DUTERTE CONFERS RYAN CAYABYAB, 6 OTHERS AS NATIONAL ARTISTS

October 25, 2018 - 3:31 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday handed National Artist awards to seven individuals led by popular composer and musical director Ryan “Mr. C” Cayabyab. Duterte conferred the Order of National Artist (ONA) upon recommendation by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). ONA is the […]

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‘YUTU’ STRENGTHENS, MAY ENTER PAR SATURDAY

October 25, 2018 - 3:12 PM

MANILA — Typhoon Yutu intensified as it continues to move towards the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Yutu was spotted 2,535 kilometers east of Central Luzon. ‘Yutu’, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 210 kilometers per hour (kph) and […]

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ANDAYA UNDERGOES DRUG TEST, SUBMITS RESULT TO COMELEC

October 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. has voluntarily submitted himself to a drug test in response to a challenge from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for candidates in May 2018 elections to undergo such examination.   Andaya provided the Commission on Elections a copy of the drug test result, which turned out negative, when […]

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AÑO SACKS PNPA DIRECTOR OVER ‘ORAL SEX PUNISHMENT’ ISSUE

October 24, 2018 - 7:49 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Ano has ordered the relief of the head of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) over the alleged “oral sex punishment” and hazing imposed on underclassmen by senior cadets, according to the DILG Spokesperson. “OIC-Secretary Año has ordered the immediate relief of the PNPA […]

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CHIZ: WITHDRAWAL FROM IPU WILL ONLY ISOLATE PHL

October 24, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Sen. Chiz Escudero said a proposal seeking the country’s pullout from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) following the organization’s statement of concern over its perception of the human rights record of the administration will only isolate the Philippines from the community of nations. “Such isolationist policy will not serve the country’s interests-both long-term and short-term,” said […]

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