Pangasinan solon faces trial

March 24, 2019
THE Sandiganbayan has decided to proceed with the trial of graft charges filed against Pangasinan Rep. Amado Espino and several individuals after it found sufficient evidence to sustain their indictment for their alleged involvement in illegal mining of black sand along Lingayen Gulf.

‘Missing ingredients’ in Mindanao peace cited

March 24, 2019
FOLLOWING continuing clashes between military forces and armed Abu Sayyaf and Maute militants in several parts of Mindanao in past weeks, broadcast journalist and senatorial candidate Jiggy Manicad called on the government to focus on improving social services and social cohesion, nothing that these were “missing ingredients” in the peace efforts in the region.

Rio to towercos: Submit cell sites

March 23, 2019
The common tower providers include five local companies: ISOC Infrastructures, Inc.; Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc.; MGS Construction, Inc.; J.S. Cruz Construction and Development, Inc.; and ALT Global; along with 10 foreign firms: ISON ECP Tower Pte. Ltd.; IHS Holding Ltd. (IHS Towers); edotco Group Sdn Bhd; China Energy Equipment Co. Ltd.; RT Telecom Sdn Bhd.; Frontier Tower Associates Management Pte. Ltd.; the consortium of Global Networks, Inc. (GNI) and JTower, Inc.; American Tower Corp. (ATC); Desarrollos Terrestres (DT Towers); and Shinheung Telecom.

Duterte, other state workers get pay hike

March 23, 2019
But funds for the fourth tranche were not released due to the delay in the passage of the national budget. This prompted Duterte to issue EO No. 76 which authorizes the government to source funding for the salary increase from “any available appropriations” under the 2018 budget.