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BoC to importers: Update profile or else

BUREAU of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon made good on his promise to combat smuggling this year by asking over 3,000 importers to “update” their registration records or face immediate suspension. On Monday, the bureau, thru its official website and…

‘Malasakit’ for pwds hailed

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Martin Romualdez yesterday lauded the administration of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte for excluding senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) from the government’s plan to remove value added tax (VAT) exemptions. “I thank the President…

A warning, not a threat, Panelo says of martial law talk

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NO threat, just a warning. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo clarified yesterday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent remarks on martial law was not a threat but a warning to rule breakers. In a statement, Panelo insisted that Duterte…

Andanar, Esperon DU30’s men at Trump inauguration

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be briefed on the outcome of the side meetings by presidential communications office Secretary Martin Andanar and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. after they return from the inauguration of United States President-elect Donald Trump on…

Missiles in SCS worries PH

THE Philippines has sent “note verbales” to China to seek clarification on Beijing’s installation of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems last year on its man-made island in the disputed South China Sea (SCS), the Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Tuesday.…

Miss Colombia criticized!

NOT so pretty incidents appear to hound the 65th Miss Universe pageant but these had failed to overcome the glamour, glitz and enthusiasm in the competition with still two weeks before the coronation night on Jan. 30 at the Mall…

Last man to walk on moon, dead at 82

WASHINGTON -- US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday at age 82, NASA and his family announced. Cernan was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 17 — his third space flight and the…

‘No change coming’ sa PAGCOR?

NANAWAGAN kay Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) chairperson Andrea Domingo ang mga demoralisadong opisyal at tauhan ng ahensiya na imbestigahan ang matagal nang problema ng iregularidad at katiwalian sa loob nito na anila’y nagreresulta sa pagkawala ng bilyones na…

Bongbong’s election protest gets big boost

THE camp of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has maintained that the “data found” in some of the SD (secure digital) cards that were retrieved from supposedly unused Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) during the last May general polls has…

De Lima urges probe into Comeleak

SENATOR Leila de Lima has pressed for an investigation into the alleged hacking of the computer system of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that led to the reported “leakage” of personal data of over 55 million registered voters in the…

Death penalty House top priority — Umali

THE House of Representatives is eyeing the approval of a bill on the restoration of the death penalty by May or before the end of the first regular session of the 17th Congress. This is according to chairman of the…

Gov’t sees breakthroughs in talks with Reds

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THE government peace panel is confident of scoring “major breakthroughs” in the third round of negotiations with the communist National Democratic Front (NDF) slated this week. In a press statement to Palace reporters, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on…

Semas’ son plotted Davao blast –– ‘Bato’

THE Islamic State sympathizer son of two prominent Mindanao political leaders “plotted” the September 2, 2016 bombing of a night market in Davao City which left 15 people dead and more than 40 others wounded, Philippine National Police chief, Director…

Sta. Isabel yields to NBI

THE former anti-narcotics agent accused of involvement in the October 18 kidnapping of a South Korean national in Angeles City yesterday yielded to the National Bureau of Investigation. Already on AWOL status, Senior Police Officer 3 Ricky Sta. Isabel’s surrender…
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