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THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday have placed the Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) of nine units of Starlight Express Bus under preventive suspension for 30 days. LTFRB Board member, lawyer Ariel Inton, said the suspension stemmed from accident involving Starlight buses in Zamboanga del Sur…

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The Optical Media Board (OMB) has a new chairman – Anselmo B. Adriano, a lawyer and former Director of the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry. During simple turnover rites, Adriano said the agency will embark on a three-year roadmap that shall be anchored…

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Five Metro Manila cities—Makati, Muntinlupa, Pasig, Quezon City, and Valenzuela—generate 861,967 tons of waste per year, according to a study conducted by the Asian Development Bank in 2003. During a gathering of conservation advocates and students in Quezon City entitled “Trash Talk”, Czarina Constantino of the Haribon Foundation shared with…

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Four of the country’s major transport groups on Friday gave a big boost to former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Joel Villanueva by endorsing his senatorial bid. In a news conference in Quezon City, groups Pasang Masda, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines…

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THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration urged the public to stay hydrated as temperatures are expected to soar with the onset of the dry season. Warmer than average air temperatures are expected in many parts of the country. Esperanza Cayanan, chief of the Weather Services division, said that…

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Dionisia Pacquiao, mother of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, on Wednesday personally attended a hearing at the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on a civil case she filed against the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 18. In the hearing at CTA Second Division, she argued that she had filed an…

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FORMER Governor Zaldy Ampatuan, one of the primary accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case, has filed before a Quezon City court an urgent motion for medical examination. Ampatuan asked Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes to allow him to undergo medical/laboratory examinations at the Philippine…

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A group of Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Evangelical and Muslim religious leaders called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to faithfully implement the minimum security provisions of RA 9369 or the Automated Election System (AES) law in the May elections. FAITH.e Coalition (Inter-Faith Coalition for Fairness, Accuracy, Integrity, and Honesty in…

ENZO PASTOR CASE

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The prosecution panel in the murder case of international race car driver Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor has asked a Quezon City court to junk the appeal of accused PO2 Edgar Angel to bar the presentation of his interview with veteran broadcaster Noli de Castro in court. The prosecutors said in a…

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Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday called on local chief executives to create their Local Governance Transition Teams to ensure smooth turnover to local officials who will be voted into office in the May 2016 elections. In an order to…

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