A lawmaker from Mindanao has expressed alarm over the plan of the Duterte government to cancel the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States while the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) says it’s time to do so.
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A person suspected to be involved in the counterfeiting of Philippine peso bills and assorted documents was arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in a raid here early Thursday (Jan. 23).
With the decision of a local court to lift the writ of prohibitory injunction (WPI) granted to the owner of a resort hotel in Camiguin province, a local government official there said that there is no reason for the establishment to operate anymore.
Cigarette products that are worth an estimated P882 million, and that were illegally made and without the necessary tax stamps were confiscated by a joint team of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities on Tuesday said they are looking at politics as the probable motive in the shooting to death of two village councilors in Bukidnon town on Monday (Jan. 20).
A performer holds up a small statue of the Sto. Niño during a Sinulog dance competition held at the Piaping Itum neighborhood in Barangay Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro, late Sunday (Jan. 19). Macabalan is one of the barangays in the city where the Sinulog Festival, which has its origin in Cebu, is being celebrated. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)
With the reshipment of the remaining 5,177 metric tons of mostly plastic trash to South Korea on Sunday (Jan. 19), pro-environment groups have reiterated their call to foreign countries to recycle their own wastes and not dump these to the Philippines.
The top official of Asia’s biggest bus company has on Saturday (Jan. 18) assured the riding public in Mindanao and the rest of the country that the service it provides is not affected by the infighting among members of the family that owns it and by the court battle that ensued.
A lawmaker has appealed to Solicitor General (SolGen) Jose Calida to reconsider his plan on filing a quo warranto case versus the franchise of ABS-CBN.
Instead of worrying about the possibility of the ash fall coming from the Taal Volcano eruption reaching Mindanao, the Phil. Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in the region (Phivolcs-10) has urged the public to help out those displaced by the volcanic activity in Batangas