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Travelers told to observe proper hygiene, take precautionary measures amid virus scare

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reminded travelers to heed the advice of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) on proper hygiene and precautionary measures as health authorities intensified efforts to counter the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far resulted in 17 deaths and infected hundreds of individuals worldwide. “Tayo’y sumunod […]

Democrats appeal for GOP help to convict ‘corrupt’ Trump

In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  AP WASHINGTON — House Democrats launched into marathon arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, appealing to skeptical Republican senators to […]

Gamboa names new PNP’s No. 4

PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa announces the latest reshuffle in the country’s police force on Thursday. (Consuelo Marquez/INQUIRER.net) MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has designated Maj. Gen. Hawthorne Binag as acting chief of PNP’s directorial staff, which makes him fourth in command in the country’s police force. The appointment paper was issued […]

Duterte signs law imposing additional sin taxes

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure imposing additional excise taxes on alcoholic beverages and e-cigarettes starting January 2020. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed the signing of the Sin Tax Bill on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang, however, has yet to release a copy of the law as of posting time. The […]

Tondo fire displaces 120 families

MANILA, Philippines — Around 120 families were displaced by a fire that gutted 75 houses in Tondo, Manila on Thursday. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that the fire along Lico Street broke out at 12:54 a.m. It was placed under control at 4:22 a.m. and was completely extinguished at 6:07 a.m. Approximately P1.5 […]

SEC orders 3 online lenders to stop operations

Sustaining its crackdown on illegal lenders, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered three more online lending platforms to immediately stop their operations for failing to register as corporations and for not having the necessary certificate of authority to operate as a lending company. Peso Tree, Pesoalo and Pinoy Cash Loan were also found […]

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