P8.65-M beauty products seized by Customs at NAIA

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Customs  personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have seized 48 cartons of glutathione and beauty products valued at PHP8.65 million from Thailand. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the NAIA Customs detected irregularities in the baggage when it passed the X-Ray machines after it was offloaded from the plane. The …

Oil price hike to take effect Tuesday, February 27

MANILA, Philippines —  After two consecutive weeks of pump prices rollback, oil firms in the Philippines will implement price hike effective 6 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27. The hike reflects the movement in the international market, the oil firms explained. Petron, Shell, Flying V, and SEAOIL will raise pump prices by PHP0.65/liter for gasoline, PHP0.85/liter for diesel, …

Groups file criminal case gainst Aquino, et al. over Dengvaxia mess

MANILA, Philippines  — The Vanguard of the Philippines, Inc. (VCPI) and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Monday filed a criminal complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former President Benigno Aquino III, two former Cabinet officials and several former and incumbent health officials in connection with controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The VACC …

Davao bizmen welcome sisterhood pact with Kaua’i

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The business sector in Davao City welcomed the sisterhood agreement signed between Davao and the County of Kaua’i, Hawaii, which they described as a strong indicator that the city is safe, secure and attractive place for investments. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) president Arturo Milan hinted at opportunities …

Fire hits South Cotabato public market, P10-M damage reported

South Cotabato, Mindanao — Fire of still unknown origin gutted the old public market building of Surallah, along Surallah-Marbel Highway, Saturday dawn, February 3, 2018. The fire which lasted for three hours  razed to the ground stalls and goods which accounts to P10-million damage. Firefighters from nearby towns came to save the establishments nearby as …

Duterte, Modi agree to expand trade, security cooperation

MANILA, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Move have agreed to expand bilateral ties on trade and security cooperation. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the two leaders met for more than one hour right after President Duterte arrived in New Delhi Wednesday night to attend the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit and India’s Republic Day …

Increase in Gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices tomorrow

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Motorists are rushing to fill up their tanks as oil companies implement price hike tomorrow, January 23. The  oil players cited the increase  in the international petroleum market prompted them to implement an increase. Gasoline pump prices will go up by 35 centavos per liter, while diesel and kerosene will be …

Palace junks MIASCOR’s appeal

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Malacañang junked MIASCOR’s  appeal  for reconsideration on the cancellation of their contract with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a statement Sunday said “there is nothing to appeal” saying the “government has no existing contract with MIASCOR Ground handling Corporation.” On Friday, January 19, MIAA General …

About 4,000 MIASCOR employees agonize over contract cancellation

Davao City, Philippines — About 4,000 workers will be displaced in the next 60 days as the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) terminated it’s contract with the ground service provider MIASCOR Groundhandling Corporation Friday January 19, 2018. MIAA Airport General manager Ed Monreal in a letter to MIASCOR president Fidel Hernan Reyes asked the company …