Duterte commends PAL’s initiatives to boost Ph tourism industry

DAVAO CITY (July 18) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, led the traditional ceremonial welcome for the brand-new planes of Philippine Airlines (PAL). During the roll-out ceremony for PAL’s Airbus A350 XWB and A321neo, Duterte commended the flag carrier’s recent achievements and initiatives which will encourage more tourists to travel to the country. Duterte noted …

Koronadal’s P150-M state of the art transport terminal opens in August

DAVAO CITY (July 17) —  The city government of Koronadal is set to open the new  PHP150-million integrated transport terminal complex on August 8. Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel has earlier described the project  as the biggest and state of the art terminal in Mindanao. Though there are reports that the purchase of the land …

Cebu Pacific to implement ‘1 hand-carry baggage’ policy starting Thursday

DAVAO CITY (July 16) — The management of the Cebu Pacific (CEB) will strictly implement the “one hand-carry baggage” policy, starting Thursday, July 19. Charo Lagamon, CEB spokesperson stressed that  while it is an existing policy, there are passengers who don’t follow this rule, a reason they will strictly impose the measure. Lagmon said the …

Jeepney operators, drivers to receive P5,000 lump sum fuel subsidy

MANILA — Public utility jeepney (PUJ) operators and drivers will get their Pantawid Pasada cards starting July 17. This, as transportation officials have decided to provide a lump sum subsidy of PHP5,000 to 179,852 legitimate PUJ franchise holders for this year. The government decided to do away with providing a subsidy of PHP833 over a six-month …

Camiguin Chamber of Commerce wary of power rate increase

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY  (July 12)—   The Camiguin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is wary of the planned power rate increase of the Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO) which is expected to take effect on its August 2018 billing. Shirley Uy-Cutab, President of Camiguin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. expressed alarm over the impending power rate adjustment as …

Duterte commits to help MSME

DAVAO CITY (July 12) — President Rodrigo   Duterte on Tuesday pledged government’s assistance to National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise in the country. In his speech during the MSME Summit 2018 at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga explained that the government prioritized funding for the country’s defense, citing “dark clouds ahead.” “Maybe inuna ko lang ‘yung …

Mayor Sara to file charges vs groups using her name to collect money

DAVAO CITY (June 29) — After receiving reports that some groups and individuals use her name for money-making activities, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says she will not hesitate to file charges against them. Duterte-Carpio issued the warning after City Hall received reports that some groups are using her name to solicit money as membership …

Warning labels on sugary drinks may start by August

MANILA — Trade and industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said government may begin requiring manufacturers or traders to put warning labels on high sugar content beverages as early as August this year. On the sidelines of Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) workshop for small and medium enterprises Wednesday, Lopez told reporters that his office and …