40 establishments on Panglao Is. told: Demolish structures in easement zone

Nestle L. Semilla and Futch Anthony Inso 04/24/2018

AT LEAST 40 establishments on Panglao Island in Bohol were given six-months by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) to demolish the structures they built on the island’s easement zone. The DENR-7…

Pernia: This will cost economy P1.96B

Inquirer.net 04/24/2018

Boracay’s 6-month closure  The six-month closure from tourists of Boracay Island starting Thursday, April 26, would cost the economy about P1.96 billion, which the country’s chief economist said Tuesday would be compensated for by an increase in…

NTC moves to end ‘nakaw’ load

Inquirer.net 04/23/2018

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) may soon require the country’s two major telco companies to give prepaid subscribers daily updates on their remaining load credits. The NTC is planning to include this measure, among several other items,…

House body passes bill seeking protection for PH tourist spots

Inquirer.net 04/22/2018

The House committee on tourism has approved a bill which seeks to protect tourist destinations in the country from environmental issues. On Saturday, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, committee chair, said she filed House Bill 7229 or the proposed…

DILG told to go after Boracay scammers

Inquirer.net 04/22/2018

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) should go after barangay officials in Boracay who are reportedly extorting money from local businesses in exchange for IDs to non-residents, Senator Panfilo Lacson urged on Sunday. Lacson discovered…

Depression cases expected to rise with Boracay closure

Inquirer.net 04/21/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN—A 42-year-old single mother of three has fallen into severe depression after she learned that she would lose her job and home as the government prepared to lock down Boracay for rehabilitation. The woman, a…

Angara tells Cebuanos to take advantage of free college law

04/20/2018

Senator Sonny Angara is urging students and out-of-school youth in Cebu province to take advantage of the government’s free college education program that will already start this school year. Angara, one of the principal authors of the…

Grab maintains P2/minute charge legal; set to appeal LTFRB order

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

Grab Philippines warned yesterday that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) suspension of its P2 per minute fare component would prompt drivers to leave, which may lead to longer waiting time for riders and a…

Duterte to rogue cops: ‘Bato’ is waiting for you in Bilibid

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

“BATO” is waiting for you in Bilibid. President Rodrigo Duterte made this stern warning to rogue police officers yesterday during the retirement ceremony for Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Duterte…

Koko reveals initial list of PDP-Laban Senate bets

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

TELEVISION reporter Jiggy Manicad was among the possible bets that the ruling PDP-Laban would field in the 2019 senatorial race, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III disclosed yesterday. Pimentel, president of the party, enumerated the initial list…