Imee Marcos pushes for federalism

Inquirer.net 08/11/2018

TACLOBAN CITY — Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos found the responses to a controversial video on federalism to be an overkill. “We really need to push (campaign for) federalism because the awareness and interest are so low,”…

Pimentel: Gov’t officials opposing federalism just need more info

Inquirer.net 08/11/2018

SEN. Aquilino Pimentel III yesterday said government officials against federalism would “need more information” on the proposed shift of government. He made this comment after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and other economic managers earlier told the…

PDEA: P6.8B worth of shabu in PH

Inquirer.net 08/10/2018

About one ton of shabu with an estimated value of P6.8 billion might already be making its way to the streets after operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) found…

Palace to study 14th month pay proposal for employees

Inquirer.net 08/10/2018

MALACAÑANG will study the proposal to require private sector employers to pay their rank-and-file employees a 14th month pay. President Duterte has yet to make known his stand on the proposed bill filed by Senate President Vicente…

Con-com member to Digong: Fire DOF, NEDA chiefs

Inquirer.net 08/09/2018

A MEMBER of the Consultative Committee (Con-com) believes that Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia should either be “sacked” or be told to “keep their mouth shut” by President Rodrigo Duterte if the…

PH Navy successfully test fires first missile system

Inquirer.net 08/09/2018

The Philippine Navy on Thursday announced that it has successfully tested its first missile system in the vicinity of Lamao Point, Bataan. The Spike ER missile system was tested onboard a multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) and accurately…

Nat’l ID system could be in full swing in 3 to 5 years

Inquirer.net 08/08/2018

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) expects over 100 million Filipinos to be registered under the new national identification system in three to five years. “In three to five years, ma-register na lahat,” National Statistician Dr. Lisa Grace…

Duterte: No more new licenses for casinos in PH

Inquirer.net 08/08/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he will no longer issue licenses for new casinos to operate in the country. “There will be no casinos outside of what was existing,” Duterte said in a speech during the…

House passes revised agricultural tariffication bill on 2nd reading

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to replace quantitative restrictions (QRs) on imported rice with tariffs or taxes. The lower chamber approved House Bill (HB) 7735 or the “Revised Agricultural Tariffication…

Palace to Mocha: Join federalism info drive training

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

MALACAÑANG is hoping that former starlet and Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson will attend the upcoming training for the information drive on federalism and Charter change. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said a “trainers’ training” would…

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