Southern Leyte governor faces dismissal over second-hand vehicles purchase

SOUTHERN LEYTE Governor Damian G. Mercado has been ordered dismissed from his post by the Office of the Ombudsman after he was found guilty...

Cebu City gov’t cracks down on businesses operating without local permit

ABOUT HALF of Cebu City’s more than 28,800 businesses have been found to be operating without securing business permits that need to be renewed...

10 Vietnamese apprehended for illegal fishing

THE PHILIPPINE Navy on Tuesday apprehended 10 Vietnamese poachers at Tapuitan Island, El Nido, Palawan while conducting sea patrol. The authorities also seized from...

Bohol struck by magnitude 5.4 earthquake

A MAGNITUDE 5.4 earthquake shook Bohol yesterday at 8:43 in the morning. Based on the monitoring of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology...

Earthquake-hit Leyte towns placed under state of calamity

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. DUTERTE on Monday, Aug. 7, signed Proclamation 283 declaring a state of calamity in Ormoc City and Kanaga, both in Leyte...

Livestock, aquaculture back in focus in 2017 Davao agri expo

POULTRY, HOGS, aquaculture and the game fowl industry will be the focus of the 19th Davao Agri-Trade Expo (DATE), scheduled this year on Sept....

Negros provinces reverted to separate regions

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter NEGROS ISLAND Region (NIR), created two years ago and has yet to fully establish its own regional agencies, has been...

Senate holds Chinese businessmen in contempt over P6.4-B drug probe

CHINESE BUSINESSMEN Richard Tan and Manny Li were held in contempt by the Senate on Wednesday during its second hearing on the P6.4- billion...

President reassures cops: ‘I will protect you’

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte on Wednesday said there will be no letup in his brutal war on drugs and vowed to protect cops carrying...

NBI to tap AMLC, PCGG in Bautista probe

JUSTICE SECRETARY Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on Wednesday said the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) ongoing probe on the alleged ill-gotten wealth of Commission...

NEA given Aug. 11 deadline on Palawan power woes

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-editor THE NATIONAL Electrification Administration (NEA) has until Friday to look into the liability of Palawan’s power suppliers as the province continues...

Skyway Quirino portion to open by Q2 2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the President Quirino Avenue exit ramp of the Metro Manila Skyway (MMS) Stage 3...