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Transport franchising rules confusing -- drivers, operators

TRANSPORT groups called on the government to review the Omnibus Franchise Guidelines, saying the rules cause confusion and doubt. The transport groups said until now, they can not understand the regulations in the new Omnibus Franchising Guidelines that was signed…

FFCCCII supports PNP’s anti-drug campaign

AIRING its full support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, the influential Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) has donated over 40,000 anti-drug pamphlets and 1,400 anti-drug posters to the PNP Drug Enforcement Group headed by…

BJMP conducts info drive on benefits of inmates, their partners

THE Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has launched an information support program and legal consultations for the facilitation of inmates’ benefits and privileges and their spouses or common law partners under the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000.…

BATO: 160 cops dismissed, 94 others to be fired

TAPPING the help of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force, PNP chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa said he has ordered a stepped-up crackdown against rogues in uniform or those who are giving the PNP a bad…

Expert fears constitutional crisis over Ilocos 6 issue

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A law dean and former governor of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines has warned that the continuous refusal of the House of Representatives to heed the order of the Court of Appeals to release six employees of the local…

DPWH exec found dead

AN officer in charge (OIC) district engineer of Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) was found dead in his rented room yesterday morning in Jaro, Iloilo City. The victim was identified as Arnel Rebeta Y Albutra, 54, married, OIC…

Solons nix Muslim ID system

A GROWING number of senators yesterday called for an immediate end to the Muslim identification card system being implemented in certain towns in Tarlac province and some parts of the country to screen potential security threats as a result of…

PH chairs 40th FAO confab

THE Philippines chaired the 40th session of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference, the highest policy-making on food security. It was the first time the Philippines chaired the six-day Conference held at the FAO headquarters in Rome,…

Massacre judge urged to adopt FIFO rule

AN opposition lawmaker yesterday urged the judge handling the Maguindanao massacre case to rule as soon as possible on the alleged involvement of former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and the liability of the other Ampatuans in the grisly…

2 farmers groups back beleaguered Imee

TWO farmers groups in Ilocos Norte have adopted resolutions denouncing what they described as “apparent unfairness” of the ongoing inquiry of the House committee on good government and public accountability into the alleged misuse of the province’s tobacco excise funds,…

Ex-Customs chief tells BoC to adopt cargo KISS system

A LAWMAKER who previously headed the Bureau of Customs (BoC) has cautioned against establishing temporary storages for overstaying and abandoned cargoes at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port, saying the proposed band-aid solution may create more problems…

Pope Francis prays for Marawi folk

AS fighting continues in Marawi City, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with all those affected by the violence and assured the people of Mindanao of his prayers. The Pope relayed his message to Ozamiz Archbishop Martin Jumoad during the Pallium…
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