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Goodbye, ‘vanity tax ’!

TWO House leaders yesterday withdrew their proposal to impose excise tax on cosmetic products and services such as liposuction, facelifts and nose jobs, among others. Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo explained that…

Solon to probe anti-hospital deposit law violations

SENATOR Risa Hontiveros yesterday vowed to probe Anti-Hospital Deposit Law violations after a woman reportedly gave birth last week inside a taxicab in Quezon City after being refused by two hospitals. Hontiveros said the incident will be on the agenda…

Deadly Sto. Niño Fiesta

FAMILY problems reportedly drove two men to commit suicide on the eve and on the day of the Sto. Niño Feast in Tondo, Manila. The fist suicide victim was Benjamin Llazos, 62, of No. 551 Pavia St., Tondo. Supt. Robert…

‘No change coming’ sa PAGCOR?

NANAWAGAN kay Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) chairperson Andrea Domingo ang mga demoralisadong opisyal at tauhan ng ahensiya na imbestigahan ang matagal nang problema ng iregularidad at katiwalian sa loob nito na anila’y nagreresulta sa pagkawala ng bilyones na…

Bongbong’s election protest gets big boost

THE camp of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has maintained that the “data found” in some of the SD (secure digital) cards that were retrieved from supposedly unused Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) during the last May general polls has…

De Lima urges probe into Comeleak

SENATOR Leila de Lima has pressed for an investigation into the alleged hacking of the computer system of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that led to the reported “leakage” of personal data of over 55 million registered voters in the…

Death penalty House top priority — Umali

THE House of Representatives is eyeing the approval of a bill on the restoration of the death penalty by May or before the end of the first regular session of the 17th Congress. This is according to chairman of the…

Gov’t sees breakthroughs in talks with Reds

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THE government peace panel is confident of scoring “major breakthroughs” in the third round of negotiations with the communist National Democratic Front (NDF) slated this week. In a press statement to Palace reporters, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on…

Who is Trump?

Trump: The unlikely president, symbol of rising populism WASHINGTON -- In the early hours of November 9, Donald J. Trump stepped into an overheated room in a midtown Manhattan hotel, surrounded, as always, by members of his family. His youngest…

Semas’ son plotted Davao blast –– ‘Bato’

THE Islamic State sympathizer son of two prominent Mindanao political leaders “plotted” the September 2, 2016 bombing of a night market in Davao City which left 15 people dead and more than 40 others wounded, Philippine National Police chief, Director…

Sta. Isabel yields to NBI

THE former anti-narcotics agent accused of involvement in the October 18 kidnapping of a South Korean national in Angeles City yesterday yielded to the National Bureau of Investigation. Already on AWOL status, Senior Police Officer 3 Ricky Sta. Isabel’s surrender…

‘We’re on right track’

Record low self-rated poverty shows success of gov’t efforts to uplift poor –– Palace THE Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey indicating a new “record-low” in the country’s annual average of self-rated poverty in 2016 showed that the administration is on…

Paggamit ng beep cards sa pagbayad ng pamasahe isinulong

NAPAPANAHON na para ipatupad ang cashless transaction o kaya ay paggamit ng beep cards sa pagbabayad ng pamasahe sa mga pampublikong sasakyan sa bansa. Ito ang panukala ng Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) kasunod ng mga reklamo na…

Aguirre cited by VACC

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) yesterday awarded Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) -- an attached agency of the Department of Justice -- has achieved laudable accomplishments on President Duterte’s war on…
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