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2016 polls may be postponed – Comelec; solon hits lack of preps

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | Written by

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday that it is not discounting the possibility of postponing the May 2016 elections due to the high court’s temporary restraining orer (TRO) on the “No Bio, No Boto” policy. In a Manila Bulletin report, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the Supreme Court’s TRO has “material impact” on their preparations since finalizing the…Read More »

Court stops Uber, GrabCar applications for 20 days

Saturday, 5 December 2015 | Written by

A Quezon City court has stopped for 20 days the approval of permits to operate Uber and GrabCar units under Transportation Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) without securing a certificate of public convenience (CPC). In a nine-page order, Judge Santiago Arenas of Quezon City Regional Trial Court 217 said the operations of Uber and GrabCar has affected the rights of public…Read More »

COP21: 50-page draft text released as negotiators deal with deadline

Friday, 4 December 2015 | Written by

A 50-page draft text of the Paris climate agreement was released Thursday as climate negotiators race against time to seal a historic climate treaty in the ongoing UN 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). The draft text was full of brackets, indicating that parties have yet to agree on the language of several issues. A report said among the major divisive…Read More »

Comelec 2nd division disqualifies Poe

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Written by

Senator Grace Poe was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division from running for President in the May 2016 elections. The Comelec division’s decision is in response to a disqualification case filed by lawyer Estrella Elamparo. Elamparo claimed that Poe misrepresented herself in stating that she has fulfilled the 10-year residency requirement to run for president. In its decision, the Comelec…Read More »

US soldier Pemberton guilty in transgender slay case

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | Written by

The Olongapo City regional trial court ruled that US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was guilty of homicide for the death of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude. He was sentenced to six to 12 years imprisonment. The court also granted Laude’s heirs with P50,000 pesos as civil indemnity, P4.3 million for loss of earning capacity, P50,000 for moral damages and…Read More »

Groups mark Bonifacio’s 152nd birthday with protest calling for wage hike

Monday, 30 November 2015 | Written by

Various groups under Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) staged a protest in Manila on Monday to mark the 152th birthday of working class hero Andres Bonifacio, with the push for higher wages as key demand. An Inquirer.net report said more than 500 protesters wearing red scarves converged at Rizal cor. Recto Avenues in Manila to signify their pledge to continue Bonifacio’s…Read More »

Still exclusionary: growth fails to create quality work — IBON

Saturday, 28 November 2015 | Written by

Growth in Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) in the third quarter is still not creating enough decent work for Filipinos and remains exclusionary. The services-driven growth is the reason for the prevailing jobs crisis in the country, research group IBON said.   The GDP growth of 6.0% in the third quarter is faster compared to that of the first two…Read More »

Motorists urged to make car checkup, maintenance a habit

Saturday, 28 November 2015 | Written by

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging car owners to get into the habit of regular car checkup and maintenance to make sure they do not contribute to air pollution. The appeal was made as the DENR, together with the Coalition of Clean Air Advocates of the Philippines (CCAAP), led on Friday a nationwide campaign promoting vehicle…Read More »

Imports growth remains buoyant in September 2015 — NEDA

Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Written by

Double-digit increases in the importation of raw materials and intermediate goods, capital, and consumer goods kept Philippine merchandise imports afloat in September 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday that total payments for imports increased by 6.7 percent to USD 6.2 billion in September 2015 from USD 5.8 billion in the…Read More »

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