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Sloppy housing for calamity victims angers Lacson; Buwis natin pinagawa diyan!

“Nakakagalit!” This was how Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson described the spate of sloppy – and potentially deadly – housing sites for victims of recent calamities in parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Lacson said prosecuting the jailing the contractors [...]

April 9, 2018 News

Mass layoffs start on Boracay Island

Mass layoffs start on Boracay Island: Workers are feeling the pain even before Boracay Island is closed down for six months starting on April 26. Business establishments have started laying off workers less than three weeks before the shutdown of [...]

April 9, 2018 News

Expect scattered rains, thunderstorms in Eastern Visayas – Pagasa

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected over Eastern Visayas and Caraga brought by the easterlies, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Saturday afternoon. In a weather bulletin issued at 4:00 p.m., Pagasa advised residents in these [...]

April 7, 2018 News

Giniling na mais: Alternatibo na sa NFA rice dahil sa ‘shortage’

Patok sa mga mamimili sa Davao City ang giniling na mais bilang alternatibo sa kanin lalo't kinakapos ang bigas ng National Food Authority (NFA). Plano na ring tanggalin ang kanin sa feeding program sa Pangasinan. [...]

April 7, 2018 News

From juice tester to rice gatekeeper: Duterte wants DA Usec Berna Romulo to take charge of rice imports

President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to put Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo-Puyat in charge of all rice importations in the country. “The President is considering the approval of rice importation to be centralized under the Office of DA Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, [...]

April 6, 2018 Politics

Garin, Sanofi, Zuellig Pharma, 32 others charged over child deaths

Charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and torture were filed before the Department of Justice yesterday against former Health secretary Janette Loreto Garin, MD, drug manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur, drug distributor Zuellig Pharma Corporation, and 32 others over the death [...]

April 6, 2018 Health

Netizens Bash Roque for Calling Boracay “BORA”

ILOILO CITY—If Boracay residents had their way, they would shoot the messenger—in this case, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque—and not over his message but the way he said it. Roque, who had tweeted about the island being off-limits to tourists for [...]

April 6, 2018 News

Aguirre resigned due to public’s loss of trust in him – official

Just-resigned Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II had left his position not because of his supposed involvement in the controversial dismissal of the complaint against alleged drug lords but because of the people’s loss of trust in him, an anti-corruption official [...]

April 6, 2018 Politics

Up to 10,000 Jollibee workers to be regularized

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said more than 10,000 workers of Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. may soon be granted regular employment status. Bello said the inspection of compliance to labor laws by establishments, including Jollibee’s other [...]

April 6, 2018 Business

Netizen Warns About Styles Of The Alleged Kidnap-For-Organ Group

These past few weeks, netizens especially parents started to get worried and feel scared about many stories about kidnap and children being abducted for internal organs. Although not being reported in mainstream media, the news went bigger and bigger and [...]

April 5, 2018 News

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