Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

AFP 04/18/2018

Facebook announced Wednesday it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked…

Grab: We don’t allow doubling of rates outside Metro Manila

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

A message claiming that Grab had authorized the doubling of rates of rides outside Metro Manila was a “hoax,” an official of Grab Philippines said on Wednesday. Automotive journalist James Deakin earlier posted on Facebook his concern…

Rise in mental health problems, crimes seen with Boracay shutdown

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

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 her home in the wake of the government’s plan to rehabilitate the…

LTFRB: Grab’s P2/minute charge is unauthorized

Inquirer.net 04/17/2018

A lawmaker has called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to conduct an investigation into complaints that Grab Philippines is charging exorbitant fares. Kabayan party-list Representative Ciriaco Calalang, a member of the House transportation…

Evasco loses job as NFA Council chairman

Inquirer.net 04/17/2018

CABINET Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco is no longer the chair of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council. This development came after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Monday for the NFA to be reverted back to the Department…

PNP chief sacks former SAF head over alleged misuse of funds

Inquirer.net 04/17/2018

THE OUTGOING Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa, has ordered the relief of a former Special Action Force (SAF) chief allegedly involved in the misuse of the P59.8-million allowances of the police commandos.…

PNP drive vs illegal drugs will not end – Bato

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

THE POLICE force’s fight against illegal drugs does not end with the retirement of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. During his final briefing with the media as PNP’s top cop at…

Con-com votes to make CHR an independent constitutional body

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

The Consultative Committee (Con-com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted to elevate the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to an independent constitutional body in the draft Charter that they would propose to President Rodrigo…

Commuters protest Grab’s high fare

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

WHILE commuters complained of high fares on the first day of Grab being the dominant player in the country’s ride-hailing industry, the transport network company (TNC) denied on Monday that it is taking advantage of its position…

Solons want refund used on Dengvaxia recipients

Inquirer.net 04/15/2018

Two members of the House of Representatives have filed joint resolutions seeking to allocate the P1.16-billion refunded by dengue vaccine manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur to the monitoring of 870,000 recipients and the autopsies of those who died allegedly due…

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