FRANCIS EARL CUETO, TMT

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A FILIPINA is among those missing in the magnitude 6.4 quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan on Thursdtay morning, reports reaching the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The reports, citing the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), said the unnamed Filipina is reportedly missing in Hualien. MECO said…

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SACKED Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) administrator Marcial Amaro 3rd continued to defend his foreign trips on Friday, saying they were not “excessive” but more of a “need” given his position in the government. “Marina is an international organization. We are a specialized organization of the government that deals with international…

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A former senator has backed the Philippine Induction Smelting Industry Association (PISIA) and its use of Induction Furnace Smelting Technology (IFST). In a letter dated last December 27, to Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) received by reporters over the weekend, Nikki Coseteng, now chairman of…

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A NON-GOVERNMENT organization based in Mindanao submitted to the Office of the Solicitor General, a manifesto signed by residents from the war-torn and rebel-filled areas of the region, expressing support for the continued implementation of martial law. The group’s leaders Mark Siacon and Joenime Kapina, former provincial board members of…

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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday warned that paralytic shellfish poison beyond the regulatory limit is still present in several areas in the country. According to the Shellfish Bulletin of the BFAR, at least seven provinces remain positive for the shellfish poison. These are coastal waters…

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A think tank has called on government to intensify intervention on the plight of internally displaced Filipino Muslims in Marawi as the emergence of new mujaheddin looms large, increasing the possibility of another Marawi-like war in Mindanao. In a two-day forum held at the University of the Philippines, the Philippine…

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Starting this month, the minimum monthly salary of domestic workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be P3,500, according to the Department of Labor. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd said the present P2,500 minimum pay will be increased to P3,500 beginning December 15. “If the salary is already P3,500…

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Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. has rejected the government’s offer to maintain anew the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), which has been encountering nearly daily mishaps. Assistant Secretary Elvira Medina of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said in an interview with GMA News that the government was instead looking for Sumitomo’s…

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AN official from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that the EDSA-based mass transit system was still safe to operate despite glaring glitches and questions over safety. Transportation Assistant Secretary Elvira Medina told dzMM radio on Sunday that the DOTr was studying the problems with the MRT and would submit…

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