Philippines Headlines

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Ombudsman orders dismissal of 7 Customs execs
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of seven Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials for various administrative offenses in connection with the irregular handling of cargoes and packages in their respective areas of assignment.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 submitted to Congress today
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will submit to the House of Representatives today the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 that was recently approved by President Duterte and his Cabinet.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Leonen declines CJ nomination
Supreme Court Associate Justice Mario Victor Leonen has declined his automatic nomination for the position of chief justice, with Lucas Bersamin scheduled to retire on Oct. 18.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
947 rice-producing towns to get P5-million aid
Some 947 rice-producing towns in the country will receive P5 million worth of farm equipment and machinery annually to assist farmers under the law creating the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
COA spots irregularities in Kaliwa Dam deal
The Commission on Audit (COA) has noted several irregularities in the awarding of the contract for construction of the P12.2-billion Kaliwa Dam project in Infanta, Quezon to a Chinese firm.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
HERO Foundation marks 31st anniversary
Founded in 1988, HERO (Help, Education, and Rear Orphans) Foundation Inc. celebrates its 31st anniversary this August. Rooted in its cause to uplift the lives of children fallen Filipino soldiers have left behind, the foundation continues its mission...

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
After weeklong hiatus, Duterte back in Manila
President Duterte ended his weeklong hiatus from public engagements as he returned to Manila from Davao City before dawn yesterday.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Earth warrior Gina Lopez, 65
Philanthropist and former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez died early yesterday due to multiple organ failure after battling brain cancer. She was 65.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Pagcor confirms moratorium on new POGO applications
he Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. will temporarily stop accepting applications for Chinese-manned Philippine offshore gaming operation licenses amid concerns raised over the POGO industry, the PAGCOR chief said yesterday.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Palace: All gifts to Duterte turned over to OP
MalacaƱang yesterday challenged Vera Files to prove that President Duterte had received millions of pesos in gifts, saying that presents given to the Chief Executive go to the Office of the President.

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