DOTr to consider grant of amnesty for colorum PUVs

Inquirer.net 08/16/2018

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will “seriously consider” giving amnesty to colorum or illegally operating public utility vehicles (PUV) for the benefit of commuters. DOTr Assistant Secretary Mark…

COA flags CHEd’s poor spending of funds for free college tuition

Inquirer.net 08/16/2018

THE Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has used only P1.45 billion out of the P8-billion funding for free tuition in state universities and colleges as of the end of 2017, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).…

Senators: Lift ban on solo riders

Inquirer.net 08/15/2018

The Senate unanimously adopted on Wednesday a resolution urging the immediate suspension and recall of the Edsa ban on solo drivers during rush hours. Senate Resolution No. 845 was initiated by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III,…

Bohol holds anti-terror exercises to prepare for tourist influx

Inquirer.net 08/15/2018

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – What would happen if terrorists went again to Bohol province, kidnapped hostages and planted a bomb? An interagency capability demonstration exercise held on Wednesday on Panglao Island tried to answer that question. The…

Teo: No need to return P60M to DOT

Inquirer.net 08/14/2018

EVEN former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo thinks that her brother, TV host Ben Tulfo, should not return the P60 million paid by the Department of Tourism (DOT) for advertisements in Bitag Media’s “Kilos Pronto” show. Tulfo-Teo gave…

House OKs revised agricultural tariffication bill on final reading

Inquirer.net 08/14/2018

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on its third and final reading the revised agricultural tariffication bill seeking to replace quantitative restrictions (QRs) on imported rice with tariffs or taxes. With 201 House members voting in…

PNP ready to arrest Peter Lim — Albayalde

Inquirer.net 08/13/2018

AFTER the indictment of alleged drug trader Peter Lim, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said they are ready to arrest him if a warrant is released by the court. “We hail the indictment…

More than 3k drug inmates released under plea deal

Inquirer.net 08/13/2018

A TOTAL of 3,624 drug offenders were released from different Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facilities nationwide in the second quarter of 2018. The release was made possible through the Supreme Court-mandated plea bargaining agreement…

For wetter or worse: Bride defies storm

AFP 08/12/2018

A BEAMING bride defiantly marching up a flooded church aisle in the Philippines has won hearts as the country suffers a fresh bout of monsoonal rains. Jobel Delos Angeles, 24, married the father of her two children…

Marikina raises third alarm as river level reaches 18m

Inquirer.net 08/11/2018

THE third alarm was raised yesterday over Marikina City as the Marikina River spilling level reached 18.3 meters due to continuous heavy rain. The Marikina City government started forcing its residents to evacuate their homes and move…

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