‘Look forward with hope’

September 20, 2018
“WE can now look forward to the future with hope, knowing that the government is ready, better equipped and committed to exert its best effort to reduce the risks that come with natural disasters, to empower local communities to rise above the different vulnerabilities that surround them and to ensure that in the years to come, such a tragedy will never happen again.”

Customs man in deeper trouble

September 20, 2018
THE customs intelligence agent suspected of involvement in the rampant smuggling of illegal drugs into the country yesterday found himself in a deeper hole at the conclusion of the second hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on the issue.

Nograles hails budget realignments

September 20, 2018
HOUSE Appropriations Committee Chairperson Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles yesterday announced that the House has resumed deliberations on the P3.757 trillion 2019 national budget after the House of Representatives adopted a new Committee Report that would restore P51.7 billion and subsequently provide additional funding for the Department of Education (DepEd), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), the Department of Health (DoH), the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DoJ insists Lee guilty of syndicated estafa

September 20, 2018
THE Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday insisted that property developer Delfin Lee was guilty of syndicated estafa over the alleged anomalous housing projects of Globe Asiatique in Pampanga worth P6.6 billion.

Okada cautions PSE over SPA

September 20, 2018
Gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada has cautioned the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) regarding the share purchase agreement (SPA) recently entered into by Asiabest Group (ABG) International Inc. and Hong Kong-based Tiger Resort Asia Ltd.

BC never allowed illegal mining

September 19, 2018
THE landslide that destroyed the shanties of small scale miners in Ucab, Itogon in the aftermath of the strong rains brought by typhoon “Ompong” was tragic enough. But for certain anti-mining groups, no tragedy is too unfortunate to take advantage of -- for their own interest, to lay the blame on the industry they abhor.