Duterte fires urban poor commission execs

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the firing of all commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Tuesday. “The President stated two grounds — number one, it is, according to him, a collegial body, and they have not met as a collegial body, and number two, the … Read More

No shortage of Baguio vegetables this holiday season

BAGUIO CITY — The country’s top producer of highland vegetables has assured that there will be no shortage of semi-temperate vegetables for “chopsuey” and “pancit” which are among the favorite menu items for the holiday season. Buguias, Benguet Mayor Ruben Tindaan on Monday said “usually, during Christmas, there is a high production because of the … Read More

Baguio to convert open dump into bamboo forest

BAGUIO CITY — Plans are afoot for the city to convert its former open dumpsite into a bamboo forest in compliance with Republic 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act and to double as a source of livelihood for some barangays or villages. Cordelia Lacsamana, City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) chief, bared this … Read More

Meat prices remain stable in Laoag

LAOAG CITY — Prices of meat products sold in this city’s supermarkets remained constant amidst the holiday rush, Laoag City’s market master Sheila Marie Rapatan-De Leon said on Monday. She said that based on the latest monitoring, prices of meat products are strictly regulated and are so far competitive compared to other provinces. Over the … Read More

Sereno slams SC justices’ testimonies in impeach hearing

  MANILA — The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday slammed the testimonies of the magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) who appeared before the House justice committee’s hearing on the impeachment proceeding filed against her. During the impeachment proceedings, Associate Justices Francis Jardeleza, Noel Tijam, and retired Associate Justice Arturo Brion on … Read More