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Use PICC for official events, Palace tells gov’t offices

MALACANANG yesterday directed all government departments, bureaus, offices and agencies to give preference to the Philippine International Convention Center as venue for their official events. Memorandum Circular 14 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea directs government offices and state universities…

Lacson exhorts PNP to keep purging its ranks of rogues

FORMER Philippine National Police chief-turned Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson yesterday exhorted the 170,000-strong police force to keep cleansing its ranks of misfits and scalawags if it really wants to regain the trust and confidence of the public and most importantly,…

Gasoline prices up again

OIL companies implemented another round of oil price hike, but only in gasoline, the sixth in a series that started since first week of January this year. PTT Philippines, and Flying V spearheaded the increase in pump prices of gasoline…

19 PNP units now PGS-proficient

NINETEEN Philippine National Police units are now certified Performance Governance System (PGS)-proficient after passing a series of validation and monitoring by the Center for Police Strategy Management. PNP chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa has conferred the PGS-proficient…

AFP chief: NPA fighters can join military

ARMED Forces chief of staff, Gen. Eduardo M. Año, is not averse to allowing fighters coming from the ranks of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to become regular members of the military, “if that is what it would take…

Mocha to still support DU30

Arenas hopes to unify MTRCB board members MALACAÑANG is confident that controversial and celebrity blogger Mocha Uson,who is also a board member of the Movie Television ,Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will still continually support President Rodrigo Duterte despite her…

Solon nixes higher excise taxes for new cars

AN opposition House leader yesterday branded as “dream killer” the proposal imposing higher excise taxes on low-priced automobiles, expressing concern that it “could dampen the hopes and dreams of many Filipinos to own a car.” “Assuming Congress decides to eventually…

Quality standards for telcos sought

A HOUSE leader yesterday urged Congress to legislate minimum quality standards for mobile telephone services that would finally punish telecommunications companies (Telcos) that are guilty of “horrendous” complaints by subscribers, such as poor network signals, overcharging, interrupted or dropped voice…

PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group marks 5th founding anniversary

FAMED kidnappers’ nemesis, former Philippine National Police chief-turned Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ M. Lacson will be the guest of honor and speaker in today’s 5th founding anniversary of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group in Camp Crame. Lacson, together with PNP…

1.8M Gr. 9 students to take career assessment exam

SOME 1.8 million Grade 9 students from public and private schools will take the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) on March 1 and 2. According to the Department of Education , the Bureau of Educational Assessment (BEA) will lead the…

Cases filed against cops don’t reflect PNP state of affairs

THE Philippine National Police leadership on Wednesday said cases filed before the Ombudsman against some members of the force do not necessarily reflect the state of affairs in the 170,000-strong organization, which is currently on a massive reform program particularly…

BoC: Over 500 vehicles smuggled into PH

OVER 500 water vessels, mostly luxury yachts and still undetermined number of sports and luxury cars and vehicles have been smuggled into the country in the past six years This was according to the Bureau of Customs (BoC) as it…

LTFRB: Mananatili ang jeepney

TINIYAK ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) na mananatili ang jeepney taliwas sa haka-haka na magkakaroon ng phase out sa tinaguriang King of the Road na “Jeepney.” Inamin ng ahensiya may maraming pagbabago ng disenyo pero ang jeepney…
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