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Case Regarding Rice Smugglers

The Secretary of the Philippine Department of Justice Leila De Lima, is infuriated with the comment made by Duterte regarding the smuggling case. She commented that although the investigation is a bit slow, it is because they wanted to iron the kinks in the cases so it will be hard to run from the case filed.

7 Oil Companies raise oil prices

7 major oil companies in the country raised its oil prices together at around six in the morning. This price hike includes a P0.25 for diesel and P0.10 for gasoline. This is the second week that the 7 major oil companies have raised the prices.

DOJ to consolidate raps in Navarro-Cornejo case

According to Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, The Department of Justice is consolidating the case filed by actor-TV host, Vhong Navarro, against the group that assaulted him and the rape case filed by Denise Cornejo against him. The DOJ Panel of Prosecutors simultaneously resolved both complaints to speed up the preliminary investigation and to avoid conflicting findings.

Palace insists on “no-build zone policy” in eastern Visayas

MANILA, Feb 2 (PNA) — Despite some calls by typhoon “Yolanda” survivors for the abolition of the no-build zone policy, Malacanang on Sunday has remained firm in keeping its policy for the safety of residents. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan that the policy will continue to be implemented along the eastern seaboard of Eastern Visayas. Valte said that this was to avoid another calamity from wrecking havoc as […]

Palace expresses relief over peaceful end of Quezon City demolition

MANILA, Feb 2 (PNA) — Malacanang on Sunday expressed relief over what began as a violent demolition of shanties in Agham Road, Quezon City which later ended peacefully. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan that although informal settlers refused to leave their homes at first, some of them eventually gave in. “It ended well in the sense that the day after, they dismantled their own houses (themselves),” Valte said […]

Storm “Basyang” kills 3, affects 42,000 people

MANILA, Feb.2 (PNA) — At least three people were killed while more than 42,000 individuals in Visayas and Mindanao were affected due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain brought by tropical depression “Basyang”, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday. NDRRMC identified the fatalities as Jose Haji Aque Babatid; 22, resident of Highway, Brgy. Baliwagan, Balamban, Cebu; Danny Tundag. 24, Daanbantayan, Cebu; and Dionesio Paler, 66, resident of […]

No special birthday plans so far for Aquino — Palace

MANILA, Feb 2 (PNA) — Five days from now, President Benigno S. Aquino will be turning 54, but according to a Malacanang official, the President has not yet planned anything special. It has been known that the President has always treated his birthday as an ordinary working day. On his birthday last year, the President visited a 15-year-old bone cancer patient at the Philippine Orthopedic Center in Quezon City. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said […]

Estrada settles P613 million power bill of Manila gov’t

MANILA, Feb.2 (PNA) — Mayor Joseph Estrada has already settled the P613 million power bills to Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) incurred by previous administration. Vice Mayor Isko Moreno said that the P613,697.511 Meralco bill is one of the biggest issues addressed by Mayor Estrada, noting the efficiency in collection of taxes this year. He said that under the leadership of Mayor Estrada, the city government has collected 3.5 billion pesos in less than 30 days […]