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BoC reforms gaining ground

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) claimed a “milestone” in its revenue collection efforts after registering over P42 billion collection in October, the highest in a single month for the government’s second largest tax collection agency after the Bureau of Internal…

‘Bato’ hits Catholic Church over ‘satan-like’ remark

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa yesterday scored the Catholic Church’s “satan-like” depiction of the police when it waged a war on drugs saying police officers only killed armed drug offenders in self-defense. According to…

PCSO warns public on fake FB accounts

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) warned the public yesterday over fake Facebook accounts using the name of the agency to scam people. The fake PCSO social media accounts promise to give cars and houses to those who will share…

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA

A news story tend to move in waves. It appears, retreats, and then appears in an altered form -- replete with lies, cover stories, and embedded confusion. That’s why I'm keeping this story alive in its stark essence. The reference…

Palace: Nothing unusual in SWS expectation survey results

MALACAÑANG yesterday found nothing unusual in the drop in public expectation for President Rodrigo Duterte to deliver on his promises, saying “this has been the trend in past administrations.” “We find nothing unusual in the drop of those who expect…

Cops arrest Omar Maute’s wife

Authorities in Iligan City have arrested Minhati Madrais, the Indonesian wife of Omar Maute, Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 10 said yesterday. Police said Madrais, also known as “Baby,” was included in the Arrest, Search, and Seizure Order (ASSO) number…

PNP-HPG wants mechanical engineers as road crash probers

AMID a series of deadly road accidents mostly involving cargo trucks and public utility vehicles, the latest of which killed five persons in Quezon City, the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has requested that it be allowed to…

PRC to join Int’l Red Cross conference in Turkey

THE Philippine Red Cross delegation to be led by chairman and CEO Richard Gordon will take part in the 2017 statutory meetings of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement from Nov. 5 to 11, in Antalya, Turkey. The…

Boost border security -- AFP

NEWLY installed Armed Forces chief Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero appealed to the Philippines’ neighbors to strengthen and enhance their regional border security and for increased coordinated patrols by the military forces of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…

All-set for ASEAN Summit

A 60,000-strong complement of multi-agency forces and resources was mobilized yesterday at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park in Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2017 and Related Meetings next week. According to Interior and…

Malampaya fund mess probe eyed

SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian yesterday said a Senate inquiry into the reported Malampaya Fund misuse may be opened and the suspected mastermind might be invited thorough questioning. Gatchalian said that pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles and Ruby Tuason may face…

Bodycam vs airport pilferage proposed

TO secure travelers’ valuables against pilferage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), a private security firm offered to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) a wide angle high definition Go Pro camera that will be attached to the vest…

Trillanes accepts tabloid editor’s apology over Trump fake news

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV accepted the apology of the columnist/editor of a tabloid for writing “fake news” about an alleged statement of United States President Donald Trump about him. “Nag-apologize na si Mr. Al Pedroche ng Philippine Star Ngayon/philstar.com sa…
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