Free rides for BPO workers allow City Hall to bypass red tape, says Osmeña

Morexette Erram 11/16/2018

Why did the Cebu City government provide free bus rides for call center agents instead of charging them? Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said this was their way of bypassing bureaucratic processes, as they provide transportation services…

EU envoy: Red tape turns off foreign investors

Inquirer.net 06/05/2018

EUROPEAN Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen on Tuesday said foreign investors are more concerned about “red tape” in the country rather than increasing the daily minimum wage. “If we look at the European companies,…

I have a tape of the Chief Justice lying

Oscar Franklin Tan 04/23/2018

I listened to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno misrepresent a regulation in the Supreme Court hearing last April 10. It still unnerves me, two weeks later. It unnerves me even more that our entire country ignores it…

Recto tells Customs: Cut red tape in balikbayan boxes rule

Inquirer 07/26/2017

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) should start amending its rules on the shipment of balikbayan boxes “with some commonsensical changes” to its regulations to prevent red tape, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Wednesday. Recto…

Female visitor arrested for trying to sneak in mobile phone in Mandaue City Jail

Doris C. Bongcac 01/28/2017

    CEBU CITY—A female visitor was arrested on Saturday morning after she was caught attempting to sneak in a mobile phone inside the Mandaue City Jail. Thelma Jopia, 50, wrapped the cellular phone on her left…

No more taping of gun muzzle on Christmas, New Year

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/12/2016

Unlike in previous years, the service firearms of all policemen across the country will no longer be taped shut during the celebration of Christmas and New Year. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office…

Body wrapped in tape found

Jhunnex Napallacan, Rene F. Alima 05/30/2016

A MAN’s body wrapped like a ‘mummy’ with packaging tape was found in Balud, San Fernando town in southern Cebu yesterday. A piece of bond paper with a handwritten note “TULISAN KO DU30” (I’m a robber DU30)…

Talisay hit-and-run case caught on video; 1 killed

Grace II Pecaoco 06/20/2015

‘Sleepy’ call center agent  hits 4 students after his night shift A criminal charge was filed yesterday against a call center agent in a hit-and-run accident in Talisay City at dawn that resulted in the death of…

CHR steps in to investigate plasterering newborn’s mouth

05/13/2014

Officials of Commission on Human Rights arrived at the Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity House, Inc. to investigate on the complaint of the parents of a newborn whose mouth was sealed with a tape. There is also…

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