JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT

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SOME cities in the southern part of Metro Manila will usher in the New Year without a bang as the Philippine National Police vowed to strictly implement Executive Order 28 that regulates the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the EO that limits the use of…

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THE family of Ica Policarpio, the 17-year-old 12th grader who went missing in Muntinlupa City, has reason to rejoice this festive season after she returned to them on Christmas Eve. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Bea Policarpio announced that her sister Ica had returned to their family after she…

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme for more than 3,000 provincial buses this starting 12:01 a.m. this Friday until Tuesday, December 26 to ensure that there will be enough buses to ferry passengers to the provinces this holiday season. The traffic reduction scheme, however, will remain in effect for other modes…

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It is now illegal for motorcycle and tricycle drivers in Makati City to carry small children. Mayor Abigail Binay said the city council has passed Ordinance No. 2017-135, named the “Children’s Safety in Tricycles and Motorcycles Ordinance of the City of Makati,” which strictly prohibits driving a motorcycle with a…

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A Pasay City Regional Trial Court on Thursday allowed Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to travel to three countries in Asia for vacation and official business. Judge Jesus Mupas of the Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 112 granted Arroyo’s request to travel to Japan, Hong Kong and Myanmar from December…

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The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court deferred the arraignment of Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday after the Department of Justice moved to revise the complaint filed against her. Prosecutors asked Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court branch 206 Judge Patria Manalastas-de Leon to change the charge from illegal drug trading to conspiracy…

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Anakpawis party-list Rep. Ariel Casilao on Wednesday reiterated his call for the enactment of House Bill 555 or the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB), saying it is a step to resolving the centuries-old agrarian problem in the country and would lead to genuine rural and development that would benefit the…

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Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed her own version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), in support of the Duterte administration’s effort to pursue “just and lasting peace” in Mindanao, Explaining her House Bill 6121, or the “Basic Act for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region,” Arroyo said…

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THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) blamed anew homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and local government units for the dismal mobile and internet services, saying that red tape and continued refusal in the issuance of permits remained a major impasse in improving telco services in the country. During the agency’s…

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