Transport strike has minimal effect to commuters in NCR: MMDA

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Monday the “transport strike” staged by transport groups opposing the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program had a minimal effect on the commuters. This is due to the suspension of classes in all levels and government work, Edward Gonzales, MMDA Rescue Emergency Group head said. … Read More

Faeldon seeks dismissal of drug raps

MANILA — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon on Thursday appeared before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the preliminary investigation of charges filed against him and 11 other customs officials by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) over the PHP6.4-billion shabu shipment seized in two warehouses in Valenzuela City last May 26. During … Read More

Sereno camp reiterates request to cross-examine impeach witnesses

MANILA — The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday reiterated its plea to allow her lawyers to confront and cross-examine witnesses on her behalf during the impeachment proceedings. In another letter addressed to the House Committee on Justice, Sereno, through her lawyers, asserted her right to cross-examination through counsel. The second letter was … Read More

Alcantara bows out of Towoomba ITF event in Australia

MANILA — Francis Casey Alcantara lost his first-round match to Australian Benjamin Mitchell in the men’s singles of the USD25,000 Towoomba International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures event in Queensland, Australia on Wednesday. According to the tournament results on the ITF Men’s Circuit website, Alcantara absorbed a 3-6, 1-6 setback from Mitchell in their match played at … Read More