POEA warns vs fake websites luring jobseekers

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned the public against several fake websites luring those who are looking for jobs abroad. This after the agency has identified unscrupulous websites which use its name and logo. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Bernard Olalia warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those who are … Read More

Senate probe into Marawi rehab plan pushed

MANILA — A resolution has been filed seeking a probe into the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation plans of Task Force Bangon Marawi for Marawi City and other areas affected by the ongoing conflict between government forces and Maute Group. Senator Loren Legarda filed Senate Resolution No. 439 directing the Senate Committee on Finance to look … Read More

25 PCG execs face dismissal, graft raps on PHP68-M unlawful procurement

  MANILA — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of multiple criminal charges against 25 officials of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for their alleged involvement in the PHP68-million irregular disbursements and procurement of office, hardware, construction supplies, information technology equipment and cellular phone cards in 2014. Ordered indicted before the Sandiganbayan for … Read More

Pres. Duterte leads turnover of financial assistance to families of slain troops in Marawi

  MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, July 25, expressed gratitude for the assistance of the private sector to the families of the fallen government troops in the conflict in Marawi. The Chief Executive witnessed the turnover of financial assistance from Go Negosyo Kapatid Family Fund and Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce … Read More

MMDA to suspend barangay officials tolerating illegal parking

  MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned anew barangay officials who tolerate illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions along roads within their jurisdictions that they will be suspended from office. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim reiterated this in a press conference Tuesday as he welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to the agency and … Read More

PAGASA: TD Gorio, southwest monsoon to bring rains over MM, parts of Luzon, Visayas Wednesday

  MANILA — The southwest monsoon affecting the western part of Luzon and Visayas will bring light to moderate rains over Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon and Visayas, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday. Meanwhile, tropical depression “Gorio” was last eyed at 440 km northeast of Borangan … Read More

House panel orders release of ‘Ilocos 6’

MANILA — The House committee on good government and public accountability on Tuesday ordered the release of the six Ilocos Norte provincial government officials, or the so-called “Ilocos 6”. This after the House panel approved the motion of Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas to lift the contempt order issued to the six Ilocos Norte officials, who … Read More