01 February, 2018 | Hits:752
Protesters burn a cube effigy with the faces of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally near the Presidential Palace to call for an end to the killings in the so-called war on drugs of Duterte and his alleged "tyrannical rule" in the country, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. AP/Bullit MarquezMANILA, Philippines — A creeping dictatorship under the Duterte administration is far-fetched, Malacañang said Thursday, after Catholic bishops issued guidelines for discerning the...
01 February, 2018 | Hits:811
MRT-3 (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer)
More than 50 railway engineers and experts from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have started its system audit of the glitch-prone Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Thursday.
The DOTr said the system audit would determine what was needed to rehabilitate and restore in the MRT-3 system.
Once the audit is completed, a rehabilitation and maintenance provider to be nominated by JICA would be mobilized in May to fix the...
01 February, 2018 | Hits:689
Commission on Elections (Comelec ) Commissioner Al A. Parreño has been designated the next acting chairman of the poll body.
Incumbent acting Comelec chair Robert Lim, who is set to retire on Friday, February 2, disclosed this during the hearing of the joint congressional oversight committee on the Automated Election System held at the Senate on Thursday.
“Yesterday during the en banc session, we have designated Al Parneño to be the acting chairman after I retire on February 2, your honor,” Lim...
30 January, 2018 | Hits:642
The legal counsel of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is positive that his client will soon be freed from detention.
"I am very hopeful. I am fully-confident. A good lawyer can spot a winning case... I smell a winning case," Attorney Jose Diño said in an interview on CNN Philippines.
Diño mentioned that their camp has filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to declare as void and illegal the Senate blue ribbon committee’s order to detain Faeldon.
"Any lawyer would not...