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Help desks for detainees established in BJMP jails

THE Bureau of Jail Management and Penology with the support of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) has activated help desks in jails to provide persons deprived of liberty (PDL) and their families with the needed services. According to BJMP chief…

400 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait to come home

OVER 400 more undocumented Filipino workers will return home in the next three days, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Foreign Affairs Office of Public Diplomacy Acting Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said the Philippine Embassy will repatriate today…

Grab PH appeals suspension of P2 per minute charge

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Grab Philippines yesterday filed before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board a motion to lift the suspension of it’s P2 per minute travel charge. Grab PH, through it’s legal counsel Atty. John Paul Nabua, insisted…

House panel approves bill to boost tourism resilience

IN a bid to protect tourist spots from various risks and threats, a House panel has approved a measure that seeks to implement a “Tourism Resiliency Certification Program.” The House Committee on Tourism has approved House Bill 6093 that aims…

Marcos camp takes cudgels up for PET

THE camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday called on Vice President Leni Robredo to stop accusing the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) of systematically reducing her votes and casting aspersions meant to debase its integrity. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez,…

Spare drivers from refund cost, Grab told

PBA party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles yesterday warned Grab Philippines of a possible suit if it will pass on to its drivers the cost of refund for the excess charging fees. In a statement, Nograles accused Grab Philippines of using its…

CA justice goes to Comelec

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte named a Court of Appeals (CA) justice from his hometown of Davao City as new Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner. CA Associate Justice Socorro Inting is Duterte’s choice for Comelec commissioner, a Malacañang source told Rappler. Malacañang…

PDP-Laban eyes singer as senatorial candidate

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday announced that legendary singer and composer Freddie Aguilar is being considered by Partido Demokratido Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) as a senatorial candidate in 2019. This came after Aguilar reportedly confirmed his possible senatorial…

Solon seeks to make Pinoys financially literate vs scams

FILIPINO workers, especially those working overseas, should be financially literate to get rid of investment scam, a Metro Manila congressman said yesterday. Thus said Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas as he expressed alarm over the newest investment scam wherein hundreds…

Albayalde ensures PNP internal cleansing program will continue

HE delivered as Metro Manila police chief and as its 22nd Chief, newly-promoted Director General Oscar D. Albayalde promises to deliver anew in sustaining the massive internal cleansing program of the 190,000-strong Philippine National Police. To do this, the erstwhile…

Submit SOCEs, Comelec reminds barangay polls bets

THE Commission on Elections has reminded candidates for the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to file their statements of election contributions and expenditures not later than June 13, or risk being perpetually disqualified from holding public office. Comelec spokesman…

Duterte urged to visit HK again despite solon’s criticisms

President Rodrigo Duterte has been urged to visit Hong Kong again to check on the condition of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially the domestic helpers. ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz said Duterte should ignore Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano’s statement…

Duterte swears in new AFP chief

After 38 years of military service, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero yesterday formally retired and relinquished his post to Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, the incumbent commander of Western Mindanao Command based in…
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