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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…

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…

PNP-HPG men air commitment to further better job in 2017

PNP-HPG men air commitment to further better job in 2017OFFICERS and men of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group headed by Chief Superintendent Antonio N. Gardiola Jr. have renewed their commitment to work together to win another decisive victory…

Fast-track health care plan for moms, infants -- solon

A BICOL lawmaker yesterday urged the Department of Health (DoH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) to fast-track the nationwide implementation of their new benefit package for premature infants and small newborns ahead of a congressional initiative to institutionalize…

Proper disposal of seized meat sought

SENATOR Cynthia Villar has sought an inquiry into the method of disposing of “rotten meat” by the Bureau of Customs’ Manila International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI) amid concerns that improper disposal of seized misdeclared imported meat products will pose…

BoC sees better performance this year

Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon said the BoC is expected to perform “better’ this year despite missing its 2016 collection target of P409 billion. “Overall, the bureau’s performance under Comm. Faeldon is nothing short of impressive considering he became customs chief…

Condom for studes plan hit by Sotto

SENATE Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said the Department of Health (DoH) is playing with fire if it pushes through its plan to distribute condoms among high school students. Sotto said that in handing out condoms in schools is like…

Pacquiao to keynote PNP-IG 38th anniversary

THE Philippine National Police Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) marks its 38th founding anniversary today by honoring officers and men who have been instrumental in its outstanding accomplishments in the fight against crime, terrorism and corruption last year. PNP-IG director Chief Superintendent…

Monreal orders probe into OTS’ undue delaying of passengers

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal has ordered an investigation into the complaint of a Filipina balikbayan and her Jordanian companion they were unduely delayed caused by a member of the Office of Transport Security (OTS) at the…

Stand up for human rights – UN official

THE top United Nations human rights official on Friday called on business leaders to use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in countries where they operate. “The hard-won laws and principles of the…

PNP to Duterte: We did our job well in 2016

PRESIDENT Duterte has been briefed on the PNP Oplan: Double Barrel gains in the war on drugs and in response commended the police force for a job well done even as he challenged the 180,000-strong police organization to make true…

ERC urged to cushion impact of Malampaya shutdown

SENATOR Nancy Binay has called on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to cushion the impact of the possible power rate hike following the scheduled 20-day maintenance shutdown of the Malampaya natural gas facility. Binay made the appeal following the various…

PNP mulls return to old police ranking

TAKING its cue from President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine National Police wants to return to its old Constabulary/Integrated National Police rank system amid its continuing aggressive war against drugs, crime, terrorism and corruption. Under the planned Federal Police system, the…
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