LTO now owns licensed plate making facility

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) now owns a plate making plant capable of producing the country’s need for  licensed plates. The plate making plant was inaugurated Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in time for the 106th founding anniversary of the LTO. The  plant enables the  LTO to  manufacture vehicle plates which contributes …

Ex-Agriculture Secretary Alcala,  23 others to face trial over garlic scam

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines —Former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala  and 23 others are facing corruption charges  for their alleged  involvement in the  issuances of  import permits for garlics This, after the Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge Alcala, two Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) to include and garlic traders. Director Clarito Barron, BPI, …

Judge who wed brgy dad issues search warrant against him for drugs

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines — Judge Renato Arroyo of Misamis Oriental officiated the wedding of Barangay Kagawad Joseph Christian Lim, 33, of Lugait, Misamis Oriental last April 18, but just three days after his wedding the same judge issued a search warrant for his alleged involvement in drugs. Lim was arrested early morning of Saturday, April …

Repatriated OFWs from Kuwait arrives in Manila

MANILA — More than 200 Filipinos repatriated from Kuwait under the Kuwaiti government’s amnesty program arrived in Manila Monday. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano said all Filipinos who may be deported with the Kuwaiti government’s crackdown against illegal workers will continue to get the support of government even after the end of …

Briones issues warning vs sexual predators

MANILA, Philippines — Education Secretary Leonor Briones issued a stern warning against sexual molesters that they have no place in any learning places and events. In a statement, Briones said: “behaviors that endanger the physical and mental well-being of our learners are not tolerated in the department.” Briones warning came after the arrest of a …