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Court orders arrest of businessman Peter Lim

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65 has issued a hold departure order for businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim. Presiding Judge Gina...

MMDA defers Aug. 23 implementation of HOV policy

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deferred the full implementation of the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) policy in EDSA supposedly set on August 23....

DA counters rice shortage claim, confirms supply for 45 days

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – There is no shortage of rice supply. This was the assurance of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol amid speculations of supply shortage eventually causing price hike in rice....

Double pay for private sector employees on Aug. 21

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang on Thursday said all employees who will report to work on August 21, a Tuesday, will be entitled to a double payment. August 21 is...

Lawmakers set one-week break to wait for Duterte’s EO on tariff

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives will suspend its session next week from August 20 to August 27. According to House Deputy Speaker Rep. Prospero...

LTFRB to open 10,000 slots for TNVS applications on Aug. 24

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Phillipines – Private vehicle owners may soon apply accreditation to operate a transport network vehicle service (TNVS) unit. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will resume...

DOH warns hospital staff: Respect your patients or face charges

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
BULACAN, Philippines – Patient satisfaction is an important factor in assessing the quality of services a hospital provides. That is why Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cannot simply accept the...

MMDA willing to amend HOV scheme amid calls for suspension

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) targets to fully implement the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Policy along EDSA on August 23 amid mounting calls to suspend...

NCRPO chief Eleazar promoted to Police Director rank

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
Malacañang has approved the promotion of NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar to the rank of Police Director — a position equivalent to that of a two-star general (major general) in the...

Bad weather crash-lands Chinese plane at NAIA, no injuries reported

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines –Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash-landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday night (August 16), prompting flight cancellations and temporary closure of Runway 6/24. Flight MF8667 was...