SBMA and Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercit
Deputy Majority Floor Leader Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito (2nd from right) poses for a quick photo opportunity with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Jonathan D. Tan (2nd from left) after the senate budget hearing on Thursday. Also in photo are SBMA Chief of Staff and Deputy Administrator for Port Operations Atty. Martin Kristoffer Roman (left) and Senior Deputy Administrator for Support Services Atty. Ramon Agregado (right).

Senate lauds SBMA Chief for new policies in the Freeport

Subic Bay Freeport—Deputy Majority Floor Leader Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito during the latest senate budget hearing on Thursday publicly congratulated Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

Financing of fossil gas projects in VIP
Protect VIP Convenor Gerry Arances called for an end to Bank of America's funding of San Miguel Corporation and Shell who are behind fossil gas projects in the Verde Island Passage. (photo from Rainforest Action Network)

Advocates join call to end Bank of America’s financing of fossil gas projects in VIP

Second round of engagements with US banks and financiers to stop funding SMC and Shell underway Protect VIP, a coalition of communities, sectors, and advocates

Jaime Bautista
DOTr Sec. Jaime Bautista directs the OTS to file the charges already against its personnel who took money from a departing Chinese passenger. (JERRY S. TAN)

DOTr orders OTS to file charges re: Dollar Swallowing Incident; MIAA OIC says such personnel have no place at NAIA

Department of Transportation Secretary Bautista has directed Office of Transportation Security (OTS) head Ma O Aplasca to immediately file the necessary charges against his security