Bautista quits as Comelec chief

MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista has submitted his resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday morning. According to the poll body chief, who recently conquered an impeachment case filed against him before the House of Representatives, the main reason why he decided to quit his post is “to give more time … Read More

BOC suspends rules on duty, tax-free privilege for balikbayan boxes

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday announced the temporary suspension of the guidelines in the implementation of the duty and tax-free policy for consolidated balikbayan boxes, due to the numerous criticisms among overseas Filipino workers (OFW) on the rules in availing of tax-exempt privilege. In a memorandum, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has ordered the deferment of … Read More

BI nabs suspected terrorist at NAIA

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has intercepted a Filipino who is suspected to be a terrorist at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday. In a report to Department of Justice (DOJ), BI Port Operations Division Chief Red Marinas identified the apprehended individual as Abdulpatta Escalon, who arrived from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia … Read More

Comelec to reuse printed ballots

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated on Thursday that they will reuse official ballots that have already been printed in case the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will be postponed. ”’Yung balota na may petsa na nakalagay. Ano ang gagawin kung hindi gagamitin ngayong 2017? Then we have two options: One is to use … Read More

Bautista lauds House dismissal of impeach rap

  MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista welcomed the decision of the House of Representatives to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against him. “I welcome the decision of the House of Representatives Committee on Justice to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against me,” he said in a statement posted on his Twitter … Read More