‘5-day wait rule’ riles Customs media

November 13, 2018
MEMBERS of the press covering the Bureau of Customs (BoC) did not hide their dismay and surprise over the new, ‘5-day wait rule’ before they can get any comment or reaction from its officials, particularly from its new commissioner, retired Armed Forces chief, Rey Leonardo ‘Jagger’ Guerrero.

Commissioner Sid is not the first National Bureau of Investigation ‘victim’

November 13, 2018
BELOW is the full text of the statement issued by former customs commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, that he so kindly sent to yours truly on Monday night, just hours after the “surprising news” that he was among those charged by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) over the case of the sensational “disappearance” of 105 containers at Port of Manila (POM) last March.

96 ‘narco-pols’ running in 2019 –– Año

November 12, 2018
SAYING the government is “very serious” in its policy of “good governance,” Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año, is recommending the release of the so-called “Narco List” that include the names of 96 candidates vying for election to various posts in next year’s midterm polls.


November 08, 2018
THE one important media forum that yours truly “forgot” to attend, on behalf of the National Press Club (NPC), was that forum-cum-seminar-cum-consultation on Wednesday hosted by our colleagues from the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC) with funding (in euro or US dollar?) coming from the European Union and the government of Denmark.

Louder NO to Panay Electric Company takeover

November 07, 2018
More failed to show that it owned and possessed the necessary capital and technical expertise to operate as an electric power distributor; More’s Certificate of Incorporation and Amended Articles of Incorporation as of 2016 show that the firm is engaged in mining activities and never in power distribution; MMC’s Latest General Information Sheet (GIS), and the firm’s paid-up capital was only P2.5 million as of the date of filing of its application for a new franchise under HB 8132.

‘Rush job’ hit

November 07, 2018
WORKERS and rank-and-file employees of Iloilo power distributor, Panay Electric Company (PECO), have added their voice in assailing the alleged “rush job” taken by Congress in having its role taken over by a mining company.