Ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

AFP 11/11/2017

  Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed yesterday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world’s largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy.…

Dino warns vs extortionists using Duterte’s name

Benjie B. Talisic 10/11/2017

PRESIDENTIAL Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino has ordered to investigate the presence of a group of extortionists in the region using the name of President Rodrigo Duterte. The office of Secretary Dino received some information that…

Extortionists name-dropping President Duterte: Dino

Morexette B. Erram 10/10/2017

  The Office of the Presidential Assistant in the Visayas (OPAV) asked both the regional offices of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG-7) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) to arrest extortionists supposedly name-dropping President…

Killed in the name of ‘brotherhood’

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 09/21/2017

He was in a prestigious school, fortunate to have well-off and very supportive parents. Possessed with a determined brilliance, he was apparently on his way to a dazzling success — of becoming lawyer. Horacio Tomas Castillo, a…

LTFRB chief shocked over mention of his name in Senate probe

Ador Vincent Mayol 09/07/2017

P6.4B SHABU SHIPMENT THE chief of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) was left dumbfounded when he was mentioned by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during the hearing on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment…

Paolo Duterte’s name crops up at House BOC inquiry

Inquirer.net 08/08/2017

  The name of the President’s son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, was brought up in the House of Representatives’ inquiry into the P6.4 billion shabu smuggled through the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs broker Mark…

Business name registrations up 17.9% from Jan. to June ’17

07/10/2017

BUSINESS name registration in Cebu was up by 17.9 percent during the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year, owing to the stricter implementation of local government policies. Latest data from the Department…

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Editorial 04/17/2017

EXTRA DUTY A broadcaster said the public would not have been inconvenienced by last week’s rains if local media outlets warned them about it in advance. Since local media outlets were closed during the Holy Week, the…

Salt and light

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 02/04/2017

Our hands, as well as eyes, Meet when you pass the salt. Indeed, life is encounter (Buber has it down pat). I could have asked you for Your name, but you’re my wife, My cure-all, like salt-water,…

Police release initial names of Hilongos bombing victims

Vicky Arnaiz 12/29/2016

TACLOBAN CITY—The police have released an initial list of the the names of victims in the explosion at Rizal Plaza in Hilongos town, Leyte on Tuesday night. These victims were brought to Hilongos District Hospital and most…

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