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Comelec 90% ready for midterm elections
by Evelyn Macairan - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
With the May 13 midterm polls still four months away, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez yesterday claimed that the poll body’s preparation for the upcoming polls is 90 percent comp...
SC disbars ex-NHMFC official for ‘sextortion’
by Evelyn Macairan - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court (SC) has disbarred a lawyer – a former vice president of the National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC) – after he was found to have abused his authority to gain sexual favors from...
Coast Guard vessels commissioned vs smuggling
by Evelyn Macairan - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The two newly acquired patrol vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) that were commissioned yesterday will be used against smuggling, according to Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero...
Chinese wanted for P11-billion embezzlement case arrested
by Evelyn Macairan - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
A former government official in China wanted by Beijing for allegedly embezzling public funds amounting to P11 billion has been arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Pasay City.
DPWH: Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Rockwell closed starting Jan. 19
by Evelyn Macairan - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The seven-year-old Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, also known as the Rockwell Bridge, will be closed to traffic for 30 months starting on Jan. 19, Department of Public Works and Highways officials said yesterday.
Devotion or fanaticism? Cardinal Tagle explains difference
by Evelyn Macairan - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a difference between devotion and fanaticism to the Black Nazarene, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said yesterday.
Duterte included in prayers at Feast of the Black Nazarene
by Evelyn Macairan - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
He may be lambasting the Catholic Church at every turn, but President Duterte was included in the prayers yesterday as millions of devotees celebrated the Feast of the Black Nazarene.
DPWH: Tullahan River wall complete
by Evelyn Macairan - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The construction of a P46.5-million revetment wall along the banks of the Tullahan River in Quezon City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said yesterday.
Stricter screening at NAIA vs swine fever
by Evelyn Macairan - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Travelers coming from countries affected by African swine fever will undergo tighter scrutiny upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Bureau of Customs said yesterday.
Early pahalik for Black Nazarene devotees
by Evelyn Macairan - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The pahalik or veneration of the Black Nazarene started two hours early to accommodate the multitude of devotees who had lined up for hours at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park yesterday morning.
Apologetic Tony Labrusca may be deported — Immigration
by Evelyn Macairan - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Actor Tony Labrusca may have apologized for his behavior at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, but the Bureau of Immigration said he is not off the hook yet and might still be deported.
4 luxury cars smuggled into Philippines
by Evelyn Macairan - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Four luxury vehicles worth millions of pesos each have reportedly been smuggled into the country, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said over the weekend.
Bureau of Immigration warns Tony Labrusca after making a scene at NAIA
by Evelyn Macairan - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Immigration yesterday warned Filipino-American actor Tony Labrusca that there are limits to privileges accorded to balikbayans or returning Filipinos.
Classes in Manila suspended Jan. 9, 2019 for Nazarene traslacion
by Evelyn Macairan - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Classes in all levels of both public and private schools are suspended in the city of Manila on Jan. 9 to give way to the celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene.
Americans top list of sex offenders barred from Philippines
by Evelyn Macairan - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Americans comprise most of the foreign registered sex offenders (RSOs) who were turned away upon arriving in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday.
5 million devotees seen to join Black Nazarene traslacion
by Evelyn Macairan - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
At least five million devotees may join the traslacion, the procession featuring the image of the Black Nazarene, on Jan. 9, Quiapo Church officials said yesterday.
DPWH: MacArthur Bridge cannot be used for traslacion
by Evelyn Macairan - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Millions of devotees would not be able to use MacArthur Bridge during the annual traslacion or Black Nazarene procession on Jan. 9, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said yesterday.
Chinese top list of barred aliens in 2018 — Immigration
by Evelyn Macairan - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Chinese nationals made up nearly half of foreigners who were barred from entering the country during the first 10 months of the year, the Bureau of Immigration said yesterday.
DPWH opens 2 alternate roads to Baguio
by Evelyn Macairan - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has opened the Aringay-Tubao Alternate Road and Anduyan Bridge in La Union that would cut travel time to Baguio City by one hour.
Customs, US hunt down gunrunning gang
by Evelyn Macairan - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs has coordinated with the US Homeland Security Investigation in tracking down the syndicate behind the importation of P1 million worth of high-end ammunition that arrived in the country last...
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