Pangasinan vice mayoral candidate shot dead

Inquirer.net 12/16/2018

DAGUPAN CITY – A town councilor, who filed his candidacy for vice mayor in the Pangasinan town of Sto. Tomas, was shot dead outside a church at about 10:40 a.m. on Sunday. Councilor Benjamin “Junjun” Oculto had…

Catriona Gray catches eye of supermodel Tyra Banks

Inquirer.net 12/16/2018

MANILA, Philippines – Having screened a number of aspiring models for the hit show “America’s Next Top Model,” supermodel Tyra Banks was impressed how Philippine’s bet Catriona Gray strut the runway during the Miss Universe preliminaries. Gray…

Return of prized bells seen ringing in more tourists

Inquirer.net 12/16/2018

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is ready for the influx of tourists not just in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, but also in the rest of Eastern Visayas following the return of the iconic Balangiga bells to the quaint…

Sotto: Okayed House draft charter has no ‘lifespan’

Inquirer.net 12/15/2018

Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Saturday dismissed Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 — a draft federal charter approved by the House — as having “no lifespan.” RBH No. 15 was approved on third and final…

Balangiga bells back home

Inquirer.net 12/15/2018

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar — After 117 long years, the historic church bells of Balangiga in Eastern Samar were brought home to end one of the darkest chapters of history between the United States and the Philippines. US…

Pangilinan to Senate: Don’t rush approval of federal charter

Inquirer.net 12/14/2018

Manila, Philippines — The House of Representatives might have swiftly approved its draft federal charter but for Senator Francis Pangilinan, the Senate must not rush its approval as it may create economic and political consequences. “Offhand though…

Riders ask lawmakers to amend R.A. 4136

Inquirer.net 12/14/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Leaders of Angkas riders on Friday called on Congress to discuss laws on motorcycle transportation and eventually amend R.A. 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code. Romeo Manglungsod, chair of the Manila Riders…

LTFRB: Start apprehending Angkas drivers

Inquirer.net 12/13/2018

Manila, Philippines — Some “Angkas” drivers have been apprehended by traffic enforcers following the order of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to impound Angkas motorcycles on Thursday. The LTFRB order came after the Supreme…

House adopts resolution urging Duterte to fire Ben Diokno

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives adopted Wednesday a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to “reconsider the appointment” of Budget Chief Benjamin Diokno. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez filed House Resolution No. 2365 today and it was…

Angkas says SC order would put drivers’ livelihood at risk

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas said on Wednesday that the issuance of the temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court would put the livelihood of its drivers at risk for the holiday season. The company…

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