Philippine News

NEA proposes tax exemption for ECs

Manila, July 28— National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief, Edgardo Masongsong, said he is pleased that the Tax Reform Act is being deliberated in Congress, particularly the issue on taxing electric cooperatives (ECs). “We are working with Congressman Lord Allan Velasco and Senator Win Gatchalian, as well as the Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of …

PDEA: 163 clandestine shabu labs; drug dens dismantled

MANILA, July 28 –- As President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterated the ongoing campaign against hard drugs in the country, a total 163 clandestine shabu laboratories and drug dens were dismantled by the authorities, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official said on Friday. In its update, PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña said that from June …

DOT replaces ‘misleading’ graph

MANILA, July 28 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday replaced two graphs showing the comparison between tourist arrivals and revenues during the first 11 months of the Duterte administration and the first 11 months of the Aquino administration following a news report that claimed that they attempted to mislead the public. In its …

AFP: No more case vs ‘Juana Change’

MANILA, July 28 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it will no longer file charges against “Juana Change” (Mae Paner in real life) for her inappropriate use of a military uniform during one of the protest actions during President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) last July 24. “Last night (Thursday), …

House approves Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers on final reading

MANILA, July 28— The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers. With 236-0 votes, the lower chamber approved House Bill 5685, which seeks to improve seafarers’ working conditions and terms of employment and career prospects and to uplift the socio-economic well-being of their families. …

Pantino, Suarez reach doubles semis in Vietnam

MANILA, July 28—  Unranked Filipino netters Arthur Craig Pantino and Justin Suarez booked a semifinal seat in the ITF Junior Becamex Cup in Vietnam on Thursday. Pantino and Suarez pulled off a 6-4, 6-3 win over third seeds Hsiang-Yu Chuang and Ke Chen Tseng at the Community Sport Center in Thu Dau Mot City. The …

242K to take Civil Service exam on Aug. 6

MANILA, July 28—  A total of 242,901 Filipinos will take the Career Service Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on Aug. 6, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Friday. Of the figure, 208,757 examinees (85.9 percent) will take the Professional level exam, and 34,144 examinees (14.1 percent) the Sub-professional level exam. In a news …

LGIS, Pearson LCCI bring int’l certification program to PH

MANILA, July 28—  LGIS Qualifications Assessment Authority and United Kingdom-based Pearson LCCI have partnered to bring their international certification program to the Philippines. LGIS chief executive officer, Loda Grace Zuyco-Dulla, said in an interview that bringing an international qualification program to the country opens opportunities for Filipinos to boost learning competency and employment here and …

Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime. Critics had asked Duterte to retract his earlier threat, saying government troops may use …

NBI-AHTRAD operatives nab 2 suspects for human trafficking

MANILA, July 28 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday said operatives of the NBI-Anti-Human Trafficking Division (NBI-AHTRAD) have arrested two suspected human traffickers and rescued 17 minors who were allegedly offered for sexual services in Caloocan City. NBI Director Dante A. Gierran identified the two suspects as Glady Dulot and Cherry Ann …

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