DOLE sets guidelines on employees’ wages on Eid’l Adha holiday

Luisa Cabato 06/15/2024

SUBIC BAY, Zambales — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released a set of guidelines on Friday for the payment of employees’ wages on Monday, which coincides with the observance of Eid’l Adha. President Ferdinand “Bongbong”…

LTO requires court order for release of impounded vehicles

Luisa Cabato 06/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Drivers and operators of vehicles caught operating without necessary permits (colorum) must now present a court order to claim their impounded cars, jeepneys, vans, or buses. On Tuesday, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) started…

El Niño phenomenon has ended says Pagasa

Luisa Cabato 06/08/2024

MANILA, Philippines— The El Niño phenomenon has ended, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced on Friday. The Pagasa El Niño Southern Oscillation Alert and Warning System (ENSO) was also lowered to inactive (ENSO-neutral), while the…

Cayetano seeks to improve PH’s digital infrastructure, connectivity

Luisa Cabato 05/26/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is confident that the Konektadong Pinoy Act, filed before the Senate last week, will help improve the country’s digital infrastructure and connectivity. Senate Bill Number 2699, or the Konektadong Pinoy…

Resort charges mayor due to excessive force during closure

Luisa Cabato 05/11/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A resort in Panglao, Bohol, which was recently ordered to suspend operations due to lack of business permit, filed charges against Mayor Edgardo “Boy” Arcay and others due to the alleged use of “excessive…

After 22 years, retirement pay given to 145 employees of IBC-13

Luisa Cabato 05/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines — After over two decades, 145 former employees of government-owned media corporation Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC-13) have finally received their retirement pay. In a statement from the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) on Saturday, it said…

PNP policy on removal of tattoo now under review

Luisa Cabato 04/28/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The implementation of procedures for the removal of visible tattoos among police personnel is currently under review, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said in an ambush interview on Saturday. Last April…

Solon to VP Duterte: Show some decency, resign from DepEd

Luisa Cabato 04/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker has urged Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte to resign from her post as the chief of the Department of Education (DepEd). In a statement on Friday evening, Manila 3rd District…

Dagupan, Aborlan, Catarman heat index to hit 44°C on Saturday

Luisa Cabato 04/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Three areas of the country will experience a sweltering 44-degree Celsius heat index on Saturday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The “danger category” heat index was forecast in Dagupan…

DTI to sanction Taragis store owner if April 1 ‘promo’ lacks permit

Luisa Cabato 04/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The owner of the Japanese snack shop named “Taragis,” who admitted to orchestrating an April Fools’ Day prank, could potentially encounter penalties if it’s confirmed that they lack a sales promotion permit from the…

Marcos: Gov’t officials banned from using blinkers, sirens

Luisa Cabato 04/11/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has banned government officials and personnel from using sirens, blinkers, and similar devices due to the disruption they cause to traffic and safety concerns. He issued Administrative Order (AO) No. 18,…

Marcos ‘horrified’ by ‘agreement’ between China, PH on WPS

Luisa Cabato 04/10/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said he is “horrified” by the idea of the so-called secret agreement between China and the Philippines regarding the country’s territory. According to Marcos, his administration also has no…

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