CHED lifts moratorium on college field trips

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Thursday announced that it has lifted its moratorium on off-campus activities in public and private colleges and universities in the country, but stricter regulations would be put in place to assure the safety of students. In a Palace briefing, CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera … Read More

Duterte signs law granting free tuition in SUCs

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the bill that would provide free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs), Malacañang said Friday. “I am pleased to announce that last night, Aug. 3, 2017, the President signed into law the enrolled bill,” Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said during the Mindanao Hour … Read More

PNP deploys 13K cops for ASEAN meetings

  MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is deploying 13,000 police officers for the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from August 2 to 8, the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Tuesday. NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde said the police … Read More

House leaders back probe of BIR execs over alleged Del Monte tax liability reduction

MANILA — Several House leaders on Tuesday expressed their support to the proposed congressional investigation being called by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez against officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over the alleged reduction of tax liabilities of a major company that supposedly resulted in PHP29-billion lost in potential revenues for the government. Quirino Rep. … Read More