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Senate to probe LTFRB-TNVS colorum issue

THE franchise rules on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Grab and the government crackdown on colorum units of transport vehicle network services (TNVS) will be the subject of a public hearing set by Senator Grace Poe on August 3.…

PDEA regional chief sacked for grave misconduct

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro S. Lapeña yesterday announced the dismissal from the service of a former PDEA regional director for grave misconduct as part of the agency’s internal cleansing. Lapeña said he also suspended another PDEA agent…

Policeman in viral FB video sacked

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday ordered the administrative relief and investigation of a member of the Southern Police District who figured in an incident in Pasay City that went viral on Facebook. Albayalde said…

Displaced Marawi workers to get aid

WITH the Department of Labor and Employment setting in place emergency employment assistance in the areas and cities affected by the armed conflict, displaced workers from Marawi City will now have a source of income for their families. Labor Secretary…

US gives 2 planes to PH

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The United States donated surveillance aircraft and began delivering weapons to the Philippines on Thursday to help its Asian ally fight Islamist militants. The two Cessna C208B planes, which together with their equipment are worth more than $30 million, will…

Trips to south discouraged

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WESTERN governments are warning their citizens against travelling to nearly all of the southern third of the Philippines, citing the rising threats of terror attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants. Fresh alerts from Britain, Canada and Australia were released this…

Sereno clarifies TRO on contraceptives

CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno yesterday clarified that the restraining order the Supreme Court issued two years ago only stopped the registration, procurement and distribution of two specific contraceptives which pro-life groups have tagged as abortifacients. In a statement, Sereno…

Del Monte paid taxes — Dulay

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) showed documents to the House committee on ways and means that Del Monte Philippines has paid P5.9 billion in taxes from 2011 to 2013. During the recent hearing of the committee, the BIR said…

EU lawmakers deny judging PH

THE members of the European Parliament sub-committee on human rights who visited the Philippines recently have made clear they are not judging the Philippines, which had been the subject of criticisms due to human rights issues in relation to its…

Supt. Marcos should go on leave — Ejercito

SENATOR JV Ejercito said the best thing controversial Supt. Marvin Marcos could do is just go on a voluntary leave, but other senators think otherwise. In his Twitter post, Ejercito said Marcos is becoming a liability for the Philippine National…

25 Coast Guard officials face graft raps

SOME 25 officials of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are facing graft charges for unlawful procurement worth to P68 million. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the filing of charges for multiple violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and…

Romualdez appointed PH envoy to US

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed media executive Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez as the Philippines’ next ambassador to the United States. “The Palace announces the nomination of Mr. Jose Manuel del Gallego Romualdez as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United…
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