Want to do business with PPA? Plant trees first before getting its nod

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority is going green. PPA now requires those who want to do business with the agency to plant trees or mangroves before it entertains their papers. On Thursday, the PPA said…

PH economy contracts for 1st time since 1998

Ben O. de Vera 05/08/2020

The Philippine economy contracted for the first time in more than two decades during the first quarter, but economists warned on Thursday that the worst was likely yet to come as the country reeled from the coronavirus…

Labella orders review of transactions by previous administration that require his signature

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Contracts of government transactions that require the signature of Mayor Edgardo Labella is now the subject of review by members of his transition team. Lawyer Flores Casas Jr., who is also the new city…

New Mandaue admin urged to assess, rehire JOs

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/17/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The outgoing administration in Mandaue City has already endorsed the list of job order employees for review and evaluation for rehiring to the transition team of incoming Mayor Jonas Cortes. Acting Mandaue City…

Legal office checks city lease contracts

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/29/2018

MANDAUE CITY THE MANDAUE City Legal Office is conducting a review of all city-owned properties which have been put on lease. According to Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna, the review of all lease transactions entered into by the…

Are Calida’s security contracts legal?

Oscar Franklin Tan 06/04/2018

The most accurate legal response on the government contracts of Solicitor General Jose Calida’s security agency was the first, by new Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. He opined that these are legal, assuming public bidding rules were followed.…

Senate wants VAT on BOT contracts

Inquirer.net 11/27/2017

The Senate has rejected a proposal to exempt from the value-added-tax (Vat) all Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contracts despite a senator’s warning that the public might shoulder the additional burden. Seven senators voted against Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph…

Qatar, PH sign ‘$200M contracts’ — trade chief

Inquirer.net 04/16/2017

Qatar and the Philippines have signed trade agreements worth $200 million (P9.8 billion) during the final leg of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Gulf tour, Manila’s trade and industry secretary told reporters in Doha Sunday. Ramon Lopez said 6,000…

1,600 Cebu City casual employees rehired

07/01/2016

After their contracts ended on Thursday, contracts of 1,600 casual city employees were renewed on the first day of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s administration. According to Amay Abella, Cebu City Hall’s human resource and development head, the renewed casual employees will…

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