September, 2018


North Korea's Kim says to visit Seoul, shut missile site

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday, September 19, and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare inter-Korean summit  unfolded in Pyongyang. However, progress on the key issue of dismantling the … Source: Politics

Trillanes to question Davao City fiscal's jurisdiction over libel complaints

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is set to question the jurisdiction of the Davao City fiscal office over the libel complaints filed by presidential son and son-in-law, Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio. Rey Robles, Trillanes’ lawyer for his amnesty and libel cases, said the filing … Source: Politics

Nograles praises House realignment of P51 billion in DPWH funds

MANILA, Philippines – He may not have sponsored the proposed 2019 budget at the House plenary, but committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles still praised the realignment of P51.792 billion  from the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Nograles said on Wednesday, September 19, that the decision … Source: Politics

In a traffic accident, call the police, not Citom

THE personnel of the City Traffic Operatons Management (CITOM) are no longer authorized to conduct investigation about all traffic-related cases in Cebu CIty. Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Traffic Group OIC Dexter Balansag Basirgo said in his letter the to CTTO/CITOM operations head Francisco Ouano that the Citom personnel's responsibility in the area of the vehicular accident is only limited to directing the traffic flow. The investigation and sketching of every vehicular accident will be the jurisdiction of the PNP. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Cebu CItyRead More

Supreme Court rules BIR can't collect P3-B tax from Petron, Shell

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled in favor of oil companies Petron and Shell, barring the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from collecting P3 billion in supposed tax liabilities from the companies over the tax scam of the 1990s.  The SC’s First Division upheld … Source: Politics

Typhoon Ompong leaves nearly 76,000 homes damaged in Cagayan

CAGAYAN, Philippines – Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left nearly 76,000 houses damaged in Cagayan province, where it first hit land in the wee hours of Saturday, September 15. In a report, the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said 10,528 houses were totally damaged, while 65,408 houses were partially damaged. The … Source: Politics

Itogon women trek a mountain to feed families as men dig for missing

BAGUIO CITY, Philipines – In Itogon, Benguet , while the men are busy digging for missing persons , the women are holding the fort at home.  On Wednesday, September 19, some Itogon women flocked to the operations and relief center in Barangay Tuding, which is adjacent to the landslide-devastated Barangay Ucab . … Source: Politics

Delayed projects cost government P230 million in penalty fees in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Seven national agencies which obtained millions worth of loans for 2017 were not able to follow the schedule of projects, therefore costing the government P230.17 million worth of commitment fees. Commitment fees are charged by the creditor for loans that were not used. “Based … Source: Politics

De La Salle-CSB urges gov't: Remove Mocha Uson for mocking deaf community

MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) urged the government to “take action” against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar for mocking the deaf community and Filipino sign language . “The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in support of the Philippine … Source: Politics

How government plans to fund proposed P3.757T 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representative has finally kicked off the plenary debates on the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 on Wednesday, September 19 after a two-day delay.  House committee on appropriations vice chairperson Maria Carmen Zamora sponsored House Bill No. 8169 or the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on … Source: Politics