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SSS hits ABS-CBN over erroneous news report

THE Social Security Commission (SSC), the governing body of Social Security System (SSS), over the weekend, took umbrage over the erroneous news reporting of ABS-CBN’s Balitang Global on the pension fund’s proposal for the mandatory SSS coverage of Overseas Filipino…

BIR sues actor for P38.5M tax evasion

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue yesterday filed tax evasion charges before the Department of Justice against actor Richard Gutierrez and his production company for P38.57 million in unpaid taxes. Based on the complaint filed by the BIR, Gutierrez and his…

Still more fun in PH amid travel warnings -- Abella

Still more fun in the Philippines even after foreign governments issued travel advisories against visiting the country after the Armed Forces thwarted a foiled attack by the Abu Sayyaf Group, according to Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella. “While we urge continued…

CoA orders payment to money claims of 4Ps conduits

THE companies that served as conduits in the payouts for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) can now collect payments from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The Commission on Audit (CoA) said the money claims were filed…

PH, US to hold military drills next month

Soldiers of United States Army Pacific will participate in Balikatan 2017, the annual Philippine-US joint military training exercise next month, the US Embassy in Manila announced. The military drill is a signature element of the Philippine-US alliance focused on a…

44K to take PNP exams tomorrow

SOME 44,098 examinees will take the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations tomorrow in designated testing centers nationwide. The National Police Commission (Napolcom) said 27,473 will take the PNP entrance exams while 16,625 will take various promotional test…

DOST, COMP ink MOA on tech-driven responsible mining

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last April 4 to develop technology-driven solutions for “responsible mining”. The DOST inked the deal through the Philippine…

Arroyo not interested in Speaker’s post

FORMER President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not attracted by the Speaker’s chair. “Not interested. Not interested,” was Arroyo’s simple reply when asked by the media about the looming change of leadership in the House of Representatives. Arroyo instead…

Digong cracks Erap birthday joke

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night ribbed former President Manila Mayor Joseph Erap Estrada telling him he would send him back to jail The President made the naughty joke in his speech in Pasay City before attending the former President’s…

New ASEAN trade route

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo will witness the maiden voyage of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) roll-on roll-off connectivity, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Thursday. Duterte and Widodo will lead the launch…

Sans TRO, fire truck deal still on

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MALACAÑANG yesterday insisted that the controversial P7-billion Rosenbauer fire truck deal that cost former DILG chief Mike Sueno his job is still a go in the absence of a temporary restraining order (TRO) that prevents its implementation. “The Department of…

Switzerland to legalize illegal Pinoy workers

Good news for undocumented Filipino workers in Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. They now have the chance to legally work and reside in Geneva through a new scheme offered by the Geneva authorities dubbed “Operation Papyrus.” “Operation Papyrus” aims to allow…

Air ticket problem stalls deportation of arrested ISIS member

One of the suspected members of terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who was arrested by local authorities last month is still in the country, a Department of Justice official said yesterday. Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes said…
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