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CONFLICT OF INTEREST – Customs chief Lina, other ex-BOC officials face plunder charges

CONFLICT OF INTEREST – Customs chief Lina, other ex-BOC officials face plunder charges

Just over two months after being appointed as commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, Alberto Lina is facing graft and plunder charges at the Office of the Ombudsman.

NO MORE INVASIVE BALIKBAYAN BOX INSPECTIONS – Order by PHL President

NO MORE INVASIVE BALIKBAYAN BOX INSPECTIONS – Order by PHL President

After a public outcry, President Benigno S. Aquino III stopped on Monday, August 24, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) from conducting physical inspections of homecoming giftboxes, locally known as balikbayan boxes.

Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos: WTF ARE YOU DOING, BoC?

Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos: WTF ARE YOU DOING, BoC?

Locally called “Balikbayan Boxes” (homecoming gifts) the boxes were recently pointed as means of smuggling prohibited items by the bureau, to the sharp protest of political figures and the OFWs, who claim that the inspection may merely result in stolen items from the boxes.

Coconut pest in the Philippines now under control

Coconut pest in the Philippines now under control

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said government efforts last year have helped cut the incidence of coconut scale insect (CSI) infestation in the Philippines from 57 hotspots to only seven.

WANTED: PHILIPPINE EAGLE KILLER, REWARD TO BE GIVEN

WANTED: PHILIPPINE EAGLE KILLER, REWARD TO BE GIVEN

Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje announced that they are issuing a reward of P100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Philippine eagle “Pamana,” found dead last August 16.

PHL Senate approves upgrade of shipbuilding industry

PHL Senate approves upgrade of shipbuilding industry

The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a bill seeking to regulate and modernize the practice of naval architecture in the country.

Uber files for TNC accreditation at LTFRB

Uber files for TNC accreditation at LTFRB

Uber has finally filed for accreditation on Monday, August 17 before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Ahead of LTFRB TNC legalization deadline, GrabCar now 100% legal– Uber rushing to beat deadline

Ahead of LTFRB TNC legalization deadline, GrabCar now 100% legal– Uber rushing to beat deadline

GrabCar is the first TNV company to be 100% legal in the Philippines, and it looks like Uber is falling behind. Starting August 21, unregistered TNVs will be accosted and fined.

THE GOOD SAMARITANS – MMDA Constables lent money to troubled teen motorist

THE GOOD SAMARITANS – MMDA Constables lent money to troubled teen motorist

Two MMDA constables are being hailed as ‘good samaritans’ after a Facebook post relating how they lent money to a 19-year-old motorist went viral on Tuesday.

Internet freedom group opposes SIM card registration bill, deplores possible invasion of privacy

Internet freedom group opposes SIM card registration bill, deplores possible invasion of privacy

An Internet freedom group is opposing the proposal for mandatory SIM card registration, calling the legislation a violation of citizens’ privacy.

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