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Jeepney won’t be phased out but modernized

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has clarified that jeepneys will not be phased-out but will be modernized. This clarification was made by LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada during the public hearing of the House committee on transportation…

Trillanes clarifies US trip

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday clarified that he did not dissuade US President Donald Trump from visiting the Philippines despite the controversies clouding the Duterte government. “To be clear, I did not try to stop the state visit of President…

Pay hike for cops, soldiers awaiting Congress OK

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno yesterday said the proposal to increase the salaries of the uniformed personnel (MUP) is now in the hands of Congress. In a statement, Diokno said the draft resolution containing the modified base pay schedule of MUP…

PH all set for world’s largest wildlife confab

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday said the Philippines is all set to host the world’s largest wildlife conference aimed at protecting migratory species and their habitats. The six-day international conference will start from October 23 to 28 in Manila where…

Gov’t agencies sign agreement to protect asylum seekers

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and several government agencies have signed the Inter-Agency Agreement on the Protection of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Stateless Persons in the Philippines. According to Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras, the agreement will be the…

Chiz: UST may be held liable

THE University of Sto. Tomas (UST) may be held liable for the death of its freshman law student Horacio Castillo III due to hazing. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said UST officials may face civil and criminal case due to its…

Solon asks Pinoys to support Marawi rehab

QUEZON City Rep. Alfred Vargas yesterday appealed to Filipinos to support the government in rebuilding Marawi City and join the nation’s efforts in helping its Muslim brothers recover well from their recent trials. Vargas, vice chairman of the House committee…

PH’s longest urban war destroyed Marawi

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MARAWI, Maguindanao -- At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great earthquake. But the punctured, bullet-riddled walls tell the true story of the Philippines’ longest urban war. “No one wanted this to…

On the DILG beat

IN my more than a decade on the DILG beat, I have covered at least eight different secretaries starting from the latter part of former Senator Joey Lina’s term up to the time of Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy. Lina was DILG…

Covering the Big HOUSE

(Greetings to the Philippine Journalists, Inc., the publisher of People’s Journal and People’s Tonight on its 45th Anniversary. With pride and honor, I have been part of this company for 16 years.) IN 16 years of reporting for the People’s…

BI on heightened alert for ASEAN meets

Immigration officers and agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airports (NAIA) and other ports of entry were placed on heightened alert for the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders’ summit and other preparatory meetings currently being held in…

DoTr, LTFRB unprepared to implement PUV modernization

THE Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are apparently not fully prepared to implement the controversial Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program. In yesterday’s hearing by the House Committee on Transportation, solons took turns in asking…

Mission accomplished for ARMM Police Director

HAVING accomplished his mission in war-ravaged Marawi City, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Police Regional Office director, Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore C. Sindac, bows out from the service today after more than 38 years of distinguished service in the military…

House okays bill of indicating blood type in IDs, licenses

A MEASURE that seeks to indicate the blood type of the individual applying for an identification card, certificate and license was approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. Lawmakers approved unanimously House Bill 1530, which mandates…

PDEA head in China for seminar on law enforcement

THE head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is in China to attend a training course on law enforcement. The training course is being held from October 14 to 28 in Fuzhou City, Fujian province in the People’s Republic…
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