Old man ‘survives’ train accident

September 12, 2019
Philippine National Railways (PNR) spokesperson Jo Geronimo said the train bound for Alabang hit the victim who suddenly crossed the railroad track at the corner of Osmeña Highway and Buendia Avenue in Bgy. San Antonio Village, at around 10:15 a.m.

Special hospital for elderly sought

House Bill 393 or “The National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute Act,” establishes the NCGHRI, a 100-bed hospital that will be attached to the Department of Health (DoH). Under the measure, not less than 40% of the NCGHRI’s hospital beds shall be allocated for indigent patients.

BJMP finalizes rules on deployment standards

September 12, 2019
Wardens of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), their field operatives and technical service personnel have gathered to finalize the policy on the bureau’s minimum deployment standards (MDS) that will set the procedures on the effective placement of personnel in offices and field units.

Pre-inspection by Bureau of Customs of all incoming cargo vans urged

“Obviously, government agencies -- the BoC and the DoF (Department of Finance) -- don’t want to know what is inside the container vans. They are merely dependent on the declaration of importers. Industry analysts say that a minimum of P200-billion is lost every year due to unabated smuggling,” said Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza.

Tulfo charged anew

September 11, 2019
THE legal tussle between the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and veteran columnist and newspaperman, Ramon Tulfo, continues with assistant commissioner Teresita Angeles suing the latter and the Manila Times for, among others, 6 counts of “cyber forgery.”

‘Bato,’ Faeldon probed

THE Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday confirmed during plenary budget deliberations that Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is being investigated by the anti-graft body along with former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon over the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law controversy.

Arbitral ruling may be set aside

September 11, 2019
“Set aside your claim. Then allow everybody connected with the Chinese companies,” he said in a press briefing after the oath-taking of the Malacañang Press Corps, Malacañang Cameramen Association, and Presidential Photojournalists Association.

Casino-tied kidnappings

September 11, 2019
AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) have arrested two Chinese nationals and six Filipinos accused of involvement in two separate casino-related kidnapping-for-ransom cases, PNP-AKG director, Colonel Jonnel C. Estomo announced yesterday.