AFP told to stay neutral in 2016 polls

December 19, 2014 12:00 am

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday appealed to  members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to stay neutral and not to allow themselves to be used by those with vested interests during the 2016 elections. Speaking at the … Read more »

Pag-IBIG members 65 up may now claim their savings – Binay

December 18, 2014 11:56 pm

Members of Pag-IBIG Fund who are at least 65 years old may now claim their savings more easily, according to Vice President Jejomar  Binay. “Kinikila po namin ang inyong kontribusyon sa pag-unlad ng Pag-IBIG Fund at ang programa pong ito … Read more »

LTFRB to hear fare plea next year

December 18, 2014 11:55 pm

A petition filed by a lawmaker for the reduction of fares of taxis, UV Express, airport taxis and public utility buses (PUBs) because of a recent series of diesel price rollbacks  will be heard by the Land Transportation Franchising and … Read more »

Church posts infomercial on visit of Pope Francis

December 18, 2014 11:52 pm

A few weeks before the arrival of Pope Francis in the Philippines, organizers of the papal visit have reminded the Filipino faithful to be disciplined and to show respect to one another. An infomercial posted over the papal visit website … Read more »

Revilla, Napoles appeal bail rejection

December 18, 2014 11:52 pm

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles are asking the Sandiganbayan to reverse its ruling denying them bail. Revilla and Napoles are respondents facing a P224-million plunder charge before the anti-graft court’s First Division in connection with the … Read more »

Politics behind Abra blackout?

December 18, 2014 9:32 pm

La Trinidad, Benguet: The Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco) management sees “political underpinnings” in Monday’s power outage that left more than 40,000 consumers without electricity for three hours. Loreto Seares Jr., Abreco general manager, explained that the blackout, which affected the … Read more »

CEZA is Cagayan Valley’s propeller

December 18, 2014 9:32 pm

SANTA ANA, Cagayan: After eight years of operation, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has become the top economic driver in Cagayan Valley, a feat that comes from the establishment of tourism-related projects. In his report, CEZA Administrator Jose Mari … Read more »

Mactan Airport expansion delayed

December 18, 2014 9:31 pm

CEBU CITY: The delay in the relocation of hangars and other several facilities within the Philippine Air Force base in Mactan Island may setback the construction of a second terminal (T2) at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) next year. Louie … Read more »

POEA to OFWs: Use online processing for exit clearances

December 18, 2014 9:31 pm

Anticipating an influx of vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) this Christmas season, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has opened its online facility for a faster and more economical way of getting exit clearances. POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac said … Read more »

Valenzuela offers tax amnesty

December 18, 2014 9:30 pm

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian has urged residents and the small to medium scale entrepreneurs to take advantage of the tax amnesty the city is given starting next month to avoid paying penalties and other fees. Gatchalian said the amnesty … Read more »