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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ombudsman OKs graft charges vs ‘banana king’

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of criminal charges against Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. in connection with the questionable joint venture...

House sets filing, scrutiny of proposed BBL next week

The leadership of the House of Representatives is set to file next week the Palace’s version of proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL). Majority Leader Rodolfo...

Free college education program secures P40-billion funding

The House of Representatives has realigned a total of P40 billion in the proposed 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) to finance the full implementation...

Rival MRT 3 maintenance providers, DOTr bicker as railway commuters suffer

REINSTATING Sumitomo Corp. as the maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 will only put passengers in more peril, as technical...

House sets filing, scrutiny of proposed BBL next week

The leadership of the House of Representatives is set to file next week the Palace’s version of proposed Bangsamoro basic law (BBL). Majority Leader Rodolfo...

Top PCSO execs want PNP, NBI to go after jueteng operators

CLARK FREEPORT—The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is urging the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to go after...

DOF: Illegal cigarettes seized in Bacolod City warehouse

THE Department of Finance (DOF) said cigarette packs seized from the recent warehouse raid in Bacolod City bore brands that include Marvel and Jackpot. Finance...

Bulacan commemorates 119th anniversary of Malolos Congress

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan—Bulacan commemorated on Friday the 119th anniversary of the opening of the Malolos Congress, dubbed as “Kongreso ng Malolos sa pagsulong...

PNP promotes over 21,000 police officers nationwide

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) promoted on Wednesday a total of 21,063 Police Commissioned Officers (PCOs) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCOs) to the next...

Tesda gives free skills training to IPs nationwide

IN an effort to uplift their lives, The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has given free skills training to 8,536 indigenous peoples...

Manila crackdown on trip-cutting nets 140 violators in two weeks

THE city government of Manila’s crackdown on trip-cutting public-utility vehicles (PUVs) has netted 140 violators in the last two weeks. Manila City Mayor Joseph...

High-tech program tagging pets introduced in Makati City

THE Makati City government is gearing up for a city-wide micro-chipping program for an estimated 32,000 dogs, as part of the city’s animal-identification program...

QC, MMDA partner to decongest Edsa, agree to tow illegally parked...

TO help free up the heavily choked Edsa, the local government of Quezon City and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have implemented special...

Suspect in fatal hazing at UST flees country

ONE of the suspects in the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III, a University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman, has already left the country. Based on...

Cebu Landmasters to roll out P10.6-billion projects for Q4

CEBU Landmasters Inc. on Thursday said it will roll out at least P10.61 billion worth of economic housing projects during the remaining months of the year...

Geri raises capex through 2020 to accelerate project near Tagaytay

GLOBAL Estate Resorts Inc. (Geri), a unit of Andrew Tan’s property developer Megaworld Corp., said it will spend P4.5 billion in the next four...

Aliw Media Group Honors National Artists

The BusinessMirror and Philippines Graphic Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon (left) presents the Guardians of the National Memory plaque to National Artist for Literature Bienvenido...

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY—Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early on Wednesday, looking for survivors...

Government moves to make buildings conform to needs of the times

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) vowed to prioritize the revision of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Building...

Government to ensure adequate protection for farmers in law abolishing rice QR

Lawmakers and government officials are keen on retaining the National Food Authority’s (NFA) power to issue import permits (IPs) as a measure to regulate...