Oil firms reduce pump prices Tuesday

  MANILA — Oil companies on Monday said they would implement a pump price rollback of PHP0.85 to PHP1.30 effective 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The price reduction reflects movements in the international petroleum market. Shell would implement the following price rollback: gasoline PHP1/liter; kerosene PHP0.85/liter; and diesel PHP1.30/liter. Eastern Petroleum would slash the price of … Read More

Anti-drug ops net 10, P75K drugs in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Ten people, including three high-value target (HVT) drug personalities, were arrested and PHP75,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized in two separate buy-bust operations in this city, officials said Saturday. Two of the 10 were arrested by policemen at around 2:20 p.m. Friday in Barangay Cabaluay, this city. The six others were arrested … Read More

P44-M shabu seized in Bohol in 2017

TAGBILARAN CITY — The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) confiscated 3,716.82 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” worth PHP43.858 million and arrested 336 persons from its 272 operations in 2017. Records of the BPPO also showed that for the duration of “Oplan Double Barrel” from July 1, 2016 to January 30 last year and “Oplan Double … Read More

PH holds USD26.3-T untapped oil deposits

MANILA — The Philippines is virtually “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon deposits estimated at USD26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of poverty. The oil deposits have been there for centuries, yet they have remained untouched. This is … Read More

Gov’t to bring home 800 OFWs from Kuwait

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday confirmed that 800 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait are set to go home, and more Filipino workers in the Gulf state will be repatriated in the coming days. The move comes after President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that Filipino workers in Kuwait who want to go … Read More

NFA east Visayas limits rice release to retailers

PALO, Leyte — The limited supply of government rice prompted the National Food Authority (NFA) to significantly cut its weekly allocation to the region’s nearly 5,000 accredited grains retailers. The “calibrated” allocation had been observed since January as stocks dwindled in government warehouses, said Raymond Tafalla, NFA Eastern Visayas assistant regional manager, on Wednesday. From the … Read More

Filipina missing in Taiwan earthquake: DFA

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday confirmed that a Filipina is missing after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Hualien County in Taiwan. A team from Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taiwan, led by Labor Attache Cesar Chavez, is now deployed to personally check on the condition of Filipinos in the … Read More

Duterte gives DENR, DILG 6-month deadline to act on Boracay woes: DOT

CLARK, Pampanga — Upon President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s orders, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shall implement “immediate actions” to fix all Boracay issues within six months, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday. Among these are pursuing establishments that violated the island’s laws, and … Read More