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DOLE mulls deployment ban to Thailand

[youtube id=”4tISPv_tV7k”] According to the Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldos, said department is studying the necessity of implementing a deployment ban on Thailand after the declaration of martial law in the said country.

Filipino hackers responsible for attacking Chinese websites will face the law –Palace

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) — Filipino hackers responsible for recently defacing 195 Chinese government and commercial websites may soon be landing in hot water, Malacanang said Tuesday. It can be recalled that a group of Filipino hackers, “Anonymous Philippines” reportedly claimed responsibility for the hacking on Monday. They were expressing rage over Chinese fishermen caught poaching near the Hasa-Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal) off Palawan in the West Philippine Sea, an area that is also […]

DFA raises alert level 2 in Thailand, advises Filipinos not to join protests

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the Alert Level for Thailand from 1 or “Precautionary Phase” to 2 or “restriction phase” in view of recent political developments in that country. Alert Level 2 is issued when there are real threats to the life, security, and property of Filipinos arising from internal disturbance in or external threat to the host country. Under Alert Level 2, Filipinos in Thailand are instructed to restrict non-essential […]

Malacañang on the Declaration of Martial Law in Thailand

President Aquino has directed Secretary Albert del Rosario to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Thailand following the declaration of Martial Law by the Thai Army. We note the DFA statement that the Philippines is closely monitoring the political developments in Thailand. In the recently concluded ASEAN Summit in Myanmar, the Philippines supported the Philippines supported the joint statement of the Foreign Ministers calling for a peaceful resolution to the on-going challenge in Thailand through […]

Chevron, Total hike gasoline prices, cut price of diesel by 35 cents

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) — Chevron Philippines and Total Corporation have implemented adjustments in oil prices effective 6 a.m. Tuesday. In separate advisories, the oil firms increased gasoline prices by 60 centavos per liter. Chevron also cut 35 centavos per liter on prices of diesel and kerosene. On the other hand, Total slashed diesel prices by 35 centavos per liter and announced no movement in prices of kerosene. (Philippine News Agency)

Makati RTC denies Napoles’ motion

[youtube id=”puPpUIEgpjQ”] The Makati Regional Trial Court has denied the motion of Janet Lim Napoles to stay in the Ospital ng Makati and is asking her to return to Fort Sto. Domingo on or before May 23.