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BOC Extends Port Operations in Manila

The Bureau of Customs extended the operating hours of the Port of Manila and the Manila International Container Port to help those affected by the truck ban in Manila. Customs commissioner John Sevilla said that since Thursday,operations in the two ports started at 8 am., and ended at 9 p.m.  On Saturdays, operations start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

APRUB – Certification International Philippines, Inc.

Ang Certification International Philippines, Inc ay patuloy na nagbibigay serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng public training services at certification para sa agriculture, electrical, mechanical, construction at property management, cement at concrete, hospital at medical care services, education, banking, food at maging government services. Sa ngayon mahigit sa 900 Philippine at multinational companies ang na-certified na ng CIP na ngayon ay matagumpay sa kani-kanilang industriya at may klasipikasyon bilang ISO.

Video of task group transporting chemical weapons out of Syria released

(Reuters) — Norwegian Armed forces have for the first time released video of the Danish-Norwegian joint Task Group transporting chemical weapons out of Syria. The video shot during the first operation on January 7, 2014 show Norwegian personnel on the Frigate HNK Helge Ingstad preparing for the operation and keeping a lookout while Danish naval vessel “Esbern Snare” escort cargo vessel “Ark Futura” in and out of Latakia Harbour in Syria. VHF correspondence during the operation hear the joint Task […]

Moscow pledges to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity after Russian flag raised in Crimea

After armed men seized the Crimea parliament building and raised the Russian flag, the US says Russia has pledged to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Kyiv’s new government has approached the IMF for help. Russia has denied that Moscow had any hand in the takeover of the local parliament building in Simferopol, the Crimean regional capital on Thursday. Gunmen with rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles erected a sign reading “Crimea is Russia” and raised the Russian […]

2 Moderate Quakes Jolt Mindanao

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that two moderate earthquakes hit Maguindanao, with the first earthquake having a magnitude of 3.5 occurred at 12:59 AM and the second having a magnitude of 3.9 occurred at 6:50 AM. There’s no report of damage and casualties. There are no expected aftershocks.

Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood’s black talent

(Reuters) – When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in Hollywood. Since then the debate about Hollywood diversity among the African American community has continued to ebb and flow, but one fact remains constant: nearly all black actors are still only being recognized by the Academy Awards for playing specifically black […]