PNP reshuffles officials

  MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reshuffled its ranking officials, its spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos announced Thursday. The reshuffle aims to fill vacant slots caused by the retirement of PNP officials, a Radyo Pilipinas report said. Among the officials given new assignments was Director Noli Talino, who was transferred from his present … Read More

Ex-Navy chief: Bong Go no hand in FAP

  MANILA — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher ‘Bong’ Go never asked anything about the Philippine Navy’s PHP18-billion Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP). This, according to former Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Ronaldo Joseph Mercado, in an interview Wednesday. “This morning, my attention was caught by the reports when I saw a piece of … Read More

Rappler violated the law: NPC

MANILA — The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) has claimed that digital news platform Rappler violated the constitutional limit for foreign ownership on media companies, after it granted control and ownership to foreign firm Omidyar Network Fund LLC. In a statement released Jan. 16, the NPC said Rappler “violated the strict constitutional provision on … Read More

Bong Go didn’t interfere in frigate project: DND sec

MANILA — Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go did not, in any way, interfere with the Philippine Navy’s (PN) PHP18-billion Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday. “The President (Rodrigo Duterte) has already addressed the issue of the alleged “intervention” of SAP Bong Go and the SND (Secretary of National Defense) … Read More

DOLE orders PLDT to regularize 8K workers, pay P66-M claims

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize close to 8,000 contractual workers and to settle unpaid benefits amounting to PHP66 million. This, after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III denied the telecommunications firm’s appeal to reverse the compliance order issued by the DOLE National … Read More

Families affected by Mayon now at 9K

  MANILA — The number of families affected by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano has now climbed to 9,480 or equivalent to 38,939 persons. This was disclosed by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Ricardo Jalad in an update Wednesday. Affected families are residing in 36 barangays located in Camalig, Guinobatan, … Read More

Pres. Duterte wants review of delayed gov’t projects

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, January 16, announced that he would initiate a review of public works projects that remained unfinished for years. “So I will review with the Cabinet this one. All public works projects, which have been delayed for years, you get out immediately and I can maybe look for … Read More

Diño recommends security of tenure for barangay tanods

MANILA — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Martin Diño said on Tuesday he has recommended to DILG Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Eduardo Año that all members of the Barangay Security Development Office (BSDO) nationwide have a “security of tenure.” In an interview, Diño said that as a former barangay captain in Quezon City, he … Read More

Fuel pump prices to go up Tuesday

  MANILA — Petroleum firms on Monday announced that pump prices of gasoline go up by 80 centavos per liter, diesel by 55 centavos and kerosene by 55-centavos on Tuesday. Pilipinas Shell, Petron, Seaoil, PTT Philippines, and Eastern Petroleum will implement the adjusted prices at 6 a.m. on January 16. Meanwhile, the additional fuel excise taxes … Read More