‘Solicitation scammers’

February 16, 2019
“Any person, regardless if one works in the government as an official or employee, who is or has been made the subject of solicitation using the name of the President… should report immediately such fraud to the National Bureau of Investigation or to other law enforcement agencies,” he said.

Are Mang Inasal owners aware of bad service?

February 16, 2019
After about an hour and a half, they again contacted the same number -- #71111 -- to follow up their order since they received neither a text message nor a call to update them if their order was on its way or what. To their disappointment, they were placed on hold for a long period of time and had nearly memorized the audio advertisement they were made to listen to, the entire time they were waiting for anyone to get back to them.

National Press Club says ‘politicizing’ libel puts media in graver risk

February 15, 2019
In the course of yesterday’s forum, the NPC also handed over to Assec. Jonathan the copies of the 1990 and 2001 MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) between the NPC and the DILG as regards the serving of the arrest warrant against members of the press for libel. Rest assured, dear colleagues that the NPC would work hard to have the MOAs updated to reflect the present condition.

Ideal idea

February 15, 2019
“What is prohibited particularly to those under the Civil Service Commission (CSC) or members of the government including the other branches of the government, is what we call partisan political activity,” the poll body official said in a joint press conference in Manila.

Armida Ponce Enrile Siguion-Reyna †

February 15, 2019
I am sad to hear that Armida passed away. May she rest in peace. ‘Yong nangyari sa amin noon, hindi naman tunay na awayan ‘yon. Nagpapaliwanag siya at nagpapaliwanag din ako sa taongbayan. Yes, Armida and I had differences with you in the interpretation of the law guiding the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB for short. We never hated each other. Showbiz ‘yong nangyari sa amin; and she knew it. For one, we kept the movie industry alive sa aming sagutan; and Armida knew that na pag kami nagkikita, mabait naman siya sa akin; at mabait din naman din ako sa kanya.

‘Illegal’ posters

February 14, 2019
THE 90-day official campaign period for those seeking national positions in the May 13 offseason election started Tuesday, February 12, with the country still teeming with “illegal” campaign materials.

Shakedown artists

February 14, 2019
"(While) providing area security during the campaign period and securing candidates, we will (also) run after the NPAs who are roaming around because they have a tendency to go down and approach politicians who are running (to extort money), so yun din ang isang paraan para mahuli natin sila (that is one way to capture them)," he said.

Erring government execs

February 13, 2019
WITH just more than three years left in the six-year administration of President Duterte, Malacañang has ordered government agencies to ensure the timely completion of infrastructure projects.