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Former trade official suggests returning smuggled goods to country of origin

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Former Trade Undersecretary Vic Dimagiba suggested returning all smuggled goods to its country of origin. His proposal to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) was prompted by the...

SC urged to issue TRO on Boracay closure

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Two island workers filed before the Supreme Court Wednesday a petition seeking to stop the impending closure of Boracay Island on April 26. Represented by the National Union...

EXCLUSIVE: DAR conducts aerial inspection over Boracay; concludes all structures are ‘illegal’

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
BORACAY, Philippines – Agrarian Reform Undersecretary John Castriciones conducted an aerial inspection on Boracay Island Wednesday together with members of UNTV News Team. The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has...

PDEA launches ‘Balay Silangan’ for drug users seeking rehab

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) launched Wednesday their new program, Balay Silangan Reformation Program. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said Balay Silangan will serve as “an...

Kuwait expels Philippine ambassador amid diplomatic row

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
  The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)  has confirmed that the Kuwaiti government has expelled Ambassador Renato Villa and has given him a week to return to Manila. The expulsion...

DOTr pushes for truck modernization program

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Aside from the jeepney modernization program, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is also pushing for the truck modernization program. According to the DOTr, fatal road accidents will be...

PDEA to disclose names of barangay narco-politicians before May 14

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced Wednesday its plan to release the names of barangay officials linked to illegal drugs trade prior to the conduct of the May 14...

Singapore to promote “smart cities” in 32nd ASEAN Summit

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  SINGAPORE – Regional leaders will gather beginning tomorrow until April 28 for the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit chaired this year by Singapore . The nine...

2 cops nabbed for extortion in Pasay City

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  Pasay City, Philippines – Two active policemen were arrested Tuesday in an entrapment operation conducted by the Philippine National Police Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) in an act of...

Ex-SSS exec Pompee La Viña is appointed new tourism undersecretary

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña as tourism undersecretary. His appointment papers were signed by the President on Tuesday, April 24. La...