BOC destroys P157-M worth of cigarette-making machines, Ferrari

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday destroyed various items worth PHP157 million in Port Area, Manila. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain, officer-in-charge of Office of the Special Assistant to the President, together with other Customs officials, witnessed the destruction of a PHP7 million second-hand Ferrari luxury vehicle, … Read More

OFWs thank Duterte for looking after their welfare

MANILA — A group, represented by a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW), expressed its gratitude to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for looking after the welfare and safety of overseas workers. “The program and the event happened dahil sa malaking pasasalamat namin kay presidente (because of our gratitude to the president). Ang feeling kasi ng mga OFW is, the president is our … Read More

CBCP urges probe on HK lending firm over ‘passport collateral’

MANILA — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) on Thursday said that the lending firm in Hong Kong, which seized some 1,400 passports of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), should be probed. CBCP-ECMI chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos noted that a probe should be conducted on the … Read More

Over 100 foreign illegal workers nabbed in Laguna raid

MANILA — Immigration authorities arrested 105 foreign nationals who are illegally working at a business process outsourcing (BPO) company in Biñan, Laguna on Thursday. In a statement Saturday, Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were caught by Intelligence Division (ID) operatives working at a BPO firm without the necessary visas. “They failed … Read More

12 BI execs in 3 airports reshuffled

MANILA — A dozen Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers holding key positions in three airports have been reshuffled as part of management’s thrust to revitalize operations, an official said on Wednesday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the 12 senior officers were formerly assigned to the Bureau’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU). Among their duties is … Read More

51 winning party-list groups proclaimed

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Wednesday officially proclaimed the winning 51 party-list groups in the May 13 midterm national and local elections at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City. The 51 party-list groups, according to the Comelec, are entitled to 61 … Read More

Comelec: May 13 elections successful despite glitches

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said the recently-concluded May 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE) is successful despite the presence of several glitches involving vote counting machines (VCMs). Comelec chairman Sheriff Abas asked the people for their understanding after problems, such as defective secure digital (SD) cards and some of the machines … Read More