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Montano tells accuser: Come out in the open

Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief operating officer Cesar Montano yesterday challenged his anonymous accuser who sent a letter-complaint to Malacañang to come out and prove the charges against him. Montano, who just arrived from Hong Kong to attend the Film…

Zero waste policy in tourist sites pushed

SENATOR Nancy Binay has sought an inquiry into the need to promote “zero waste” policy in tourist sites nationwide. She filed Resolution No. 313 directing the proper Senate committees to conduct an inquiry into the reported high levels of coliform…

LTO opens DLRO-Tiendesitas office

AS part of its commitment to better serve to the public, the Land Transportation Office-National Capital Region opened another office for license renewal transaction last Friday in Tiendesitas, Pasig City. In an interview LTO NCR Director, Atty. Clarence Guinto said…

‘Rent-tangay’ suspects’ investigation set today

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to conduct its first preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against the suspects behind the ‘rent-tangay’ modus operandi which has victimized car owners from different parts of the country. The 10-member panel of…

Good voyage of PNP Maritime Group continues

THE Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP-MARIG) is continuing its wonderful voyage buoyed up by help from the government, its foreign counterparts and other non-governmental organizations concerned with the major need to fight criminality and terrorism and save and protect…

Panatag shoal report checked

THE Philippine government has sought clarification from China amid reports that it was building a permanent structure at the disputed Panatag Shoal. “We are seeking information from Chinese authorities to clarify the accuracy of the report,” presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella…

Death penalty restoration ‘deeply worries’ Germany

GERMANY’S Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid was “deeply worried” over the passage of the bill re-imposing the death penalty in the House of Representatives saying this inhumane punishment should be rejected whatever the circumstances may…

DU30 leaves today to meet Myanmar leaders

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Myanmar later this Sunday to meet with its leaders including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The President will also meet separately with President U Htin Kyaw, to discuss the…

EU lifts up De Lima spirit

DETAINED Senator Leila de Lima expressed gratitude to the European Parliament for calling for her release and for seeking a review of the war on illegal drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Going over the transcripts of statements during the European…

Barangay chiefs told to report anti-drugs drive

INTERIOR and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael D. Sueno called on officials of the more than 42,000 barangays nationwide to include a report on their campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption in the State of Barangay Address (SOBA) to…

DOLE chief earns palace's praises

INSTEAD of heeding the clamor of several labor leaders for the head of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Malacañang praised the labor chief, pointing out his order against “endo” (end of contract) was a fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign…

Two more fighter jets to boost PAF strength

TWO more brand new FA50 lead-in fighter jets, the fourth batch out of the 12 aircraft contracted from South Korea, will be received by the Philippine Air Force within the month. Philippine Air Force spokesman, Col. Antonio Francisco said that…

Bello’s contractualization order bucked

A LABOR research group expressed dismay over Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III’s signing of DoLE Department Order 174, or the Rules Implementing Articles 106-109 of the Labor Code. Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) said DoLE’s new…

DoLE order bans contractual employment

THE Department of Labor and Employment has ordered a ban on labor-only contracting and subcontracting. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued an order imposing a total ban on labor-only contracting, strictly regulating lawful contractual arrangements, ending “endo” (end of…

Palace: Leni video ‘misleading’

MalacaÑang brushed aside the claim of Vice President Leni Robredo on the “palit ulo” scheme in the police anti illegal drug campaign, stressing that the latter had been “misinformed.” Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the scheme actually refers to a…
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