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Higher pay, job creation top government priorities

Malacañang yesterday reassured Filipinos that addressing economic issues such as higher pay, inflation and job creation are the top priorities of the Duterte administration. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella issued the statement yesterday after a recent Pulse Asia Survey showed that…

Lascañas says Lacson’s been there, done that

RETIRED Davao City policeman and confessed hitman Arturo Lascañas said Senator Panfilo Lacson should know exactly what he’s going through as the solon had sought help from other people after leaving the country and going into hiding years ago. Lascañas…

Duterte, Saudi king to meet

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh Saudi Arabia at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday (or 2:43 a.m. Manila time Wednesday) aboard Philippine Airlines flight PR 001 to start his two-day state visit in the kingdom. Reports…

Palace spells out DU30 priorities

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MALACAÑANG yesterday reassured Filipinos that addressing economic issues such as higher pay, inflation and job creation are the top priorities of the Duterte administration. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella issued the statement yesterday after a recent Pulse Asia Survey showed that…

NZ pay hike benefits Pinoys

THE Department of Labor and Employment welcomed the latest wage increase in New Zealand which will benefit minimum wage earning Filipinos in that country. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said Filipinos working in New Zealand will receive an increase…

DA may hold rice import

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that the planned importation of additional 250,000-metric tons of rice for the country’s buffer stocks should be reviewed and validated. Piñol made the statement since the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)…

‘Smuggled’ vessels seized in Aparri

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) yesterday announced the “seizure” of four vessels in Aparri, Cagayan province allegedly smuggled into the country and presently being used in the “illegal quarrying” of magnetic black sand along the Cagayan River. In a statement,…

Retired cops in ‘jueteng’ warned

SAYING he has not and is not receiving protection money from ‘jueteng’ operators in the country, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa on Monday warned personalities said to have formed groups to run the…

PNP gets computers, bikes

THE Philippine National Police Foundation, Inc. (PNPFI) chaired by Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ M. Lacson on Monday turned over P3.4 million worth of brand-new equipment including computer sets and bikes for use of the PNP in its day-to-day patrol and other…

Lacson: Lascañas facing perjury?

PERJURY case is set to be recommended against retired police officer Arturo Lascañas by the Senate panel who heard his retraction linking President Rodrigo Duterte in the Davao Death Squad (DDS). According to Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Senate…

Firm seeks Customs lifting of ‘sealed’ plane

A PRIVATE air charter service is seeking clearance from Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner, Nicanor Faeldon for the ‘unsealing’ of one of its aircrafts which was grounded last month for alleged non-payment of import duties and taxes to the government.…

PCSO takes Lenten break

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THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has suspended selling of lotto tickets and holding of lotto draws for four days this week, from April 13, Maundy Thursday, to April 16, Easter Sunday, in observance of Holy Week. Ticket selling and draws…

PNP fetes 17 cops for job well done

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa yesterday pinned medals on 17 police officers and men who were involved in separate successful anti-crime operations last week which led to the killing of four armed robbers and…

Bato: Follow travel safety tips

ALTHOUGH all Philippine National Police security measures are in place to keep the streets safe 24/7, PNP officials yesterday said they are not letting their guards down and would want the public to help them thwart the presence of organized…
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