President Rodrigo Duterte has again nominated Sheriff Namimbayan Abas as chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Abas was first appointed on Nov. 22, 2017 to replace resigned Comelec chairman Andres Bautista but the Commission on Appointments (CA) bypassed his nomination along with that of Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chairperson...
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking to regularize some 300,000 contractual workers in 2018. With this, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has directed regional offices to require all business establishments in the country to submit a list of their employees and the nature of their employment as...
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has lead the groundbreaking of the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX) Project which is expected to ease traffic congestion in Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). The Taguig ITX will cater to all provincial buses coming from the southern part of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The terminal...
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, welcomed the newly appointed Ambassadors to the Philippines of South Korea, Tanzania, and Serbia and received their credentials at the Malacañang Palace. His Excellency Han Dong-Man, who previously served as South Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Director-General for International Economic Affairs, is the new envoy...
Retired defense chiefs from Southeast Asia paid a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. “I’d like to welcome you all. It’s an honor to be in the midst of people who have a strong knowledge of what is the condition of our world today,” the President told the Pinnacle...
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) allotted PHP172.72 million to boost the research and development (R&D) capabilities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country, the agency said. The budget is allocated for the first year of implementation of the program called RD Lead, which will be implemented as...
A local transport group is set to submit its petition for a PHP5.50 fare hike in view of the increasing price of fuel and higher excise tax on petroleum products. Ryan Benjamin Yu, chairman of the Cebu Integrated Transport Cooperative (Citrasco), said they would submit their petition to the Land...
Expected revenues from excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is seen to contribute some PHP52.03 billion to government coffers this 2018. Department of Finance (DOF) data showed that based on the medium-term revenue program, excise tax from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is the fourth largest revenue contributor among excise taxes in the...
Security and safety officers from some local government units (LGUs) in Cebu Province will be deployed to the capital for the 2018 Fiesta Señor and Sinulog festivities starting Wednesday. A total of 10 municipal government units have signified their intentions to send their local respective local disaster teams to respond...
Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) head and retired Marine Captain Nicanor E. Faeldon formally took his oath as Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Deputy Administrator for Operations. The ceremonies took place at the Office of the Secretary of National Defense, DND Building, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Faeldon's oath of service was...