DTI assures minimal price effects of tax reform

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Consumers are wondering about the drastic increase of almost all goods as the government implements the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act). But Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez assured the public that the tax reform’s effects on prices were minimal. “(W)alang dahilan para mangamba dahil napakaliit …

Teachers’ take home pay increase takes effect

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Public school teachers will enjoy the increase of their take home pay as the government implements the TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) Act, plus increases in their allowances, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. In a statement, the DepEd stated it is supporting the administration’s tax reform initiative as this …

Sandiganbayan sanctions NLRC official 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  For teaching without the authority of the Court, the  Sandiganbayan found National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) Labor Arbiter Alberto Dolosa guilty of violating the  Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. The Sandiganbayan ordered Dolosa to pay a find of P1,000 as he engaged in the unauthorized …

Duterte appoints OIC DILG Cuy to DDB , Año as OIC DILG

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — It’s a switch! President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board to repleace terminated chairman Dionesio Santiago . While DILG Undersecretary Eduardo Año replaces Cuy at the DILG. Asked about his new assignment, Cuy …

International monitoring team arrives in Basilan

BASILAN CITY, Philippines — Members of the International Monitoring Team arrived here Friday, January 5, 2018 to conduct their investigation on the alleged misencounter  between the  Joint Task Force Basilan  and the  Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In November 8, 2017,  six soldiers were killed  and four other wounded when the government troopers clashed with suspected …

Mga gikahadlukang priso ipabalhin sa Bagong Diwa

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, MINDANAW— Giduso sa Bureau of Jail and Management and Penology (BJMP)-11 sa rehiyon ang pagbalhin sa mga piniriso nga gikonsiderang “Gikahadlukan” gikan sa Davao City Jail paingon didto sa   Taguig City Jail sa Camp Bagong Diwa. Gibutyag ni  Jail Inspector Edo Lebonia ang tigpamaba sa BJMP XI nga dugay na nilang gihangyo …

Palace releases new set of appointees

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Malacanang on Thursday released a new set of presidential appointees including five special envoys of President Rodrigo Duterte to the People’s Republic of China (PROC). The appointed special envoys to China include Ferdinand Selim Borja, Wallie Lee, Carlos Chan, Cheng Yong and William de Jesus Lima. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said …

Court convicts sheriff of direct bribery 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A Sheriff of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) from the National Capital Region (NCR) was convicted for direct bribery, ordered to pay P45,000 and meted penalty of special temporary disqualification. This after Regional Trial Court (Branch 52) of Manila  found  Ronaldo Espinosa demanded and received  P15,000.00 from representatives of the Manila …