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Proclaim winning Senate bets after 100% transmission – Guanzon

Proclaim winning Senate bets after 100% transmission – Guanzon

If Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon can have her way, she'll have the 12 winning senatorial candidates to be proclaimed after the transmission of all election results. “Gusto ko tapusin na lang 'yang 100 percent transmitted para wala nang maraming tanong. Baka...

42% of Pinoys blocked someone due to politics – study

42% of Pinoys blocked someone due to politics – study

Four in every 10 social media users in the Philippines have blocked someone because of their views on political issues, a Pew Research Center study on mobile technology showed. This is equivalent to 42 percent of the Filipino respondents, while 57 percent said they...

Saudi to impose 100% tax on e-cigarettes and smoking tools

Saudi to impose 100% tax on e-cigarettes and smoking tools

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has announced that it has approved a measure imposing a 100% tax on electronic cigarettes and liquids used in smoking. Aside from the excise tax on electronic smoking, authorities will also...

Expat jailed after sending death threats on WhatsApp

Expat jailed after sending death threats on WhatsApp

The Court of First Instance in Dubai recently charged and detained an expat who sent death threats through WhatsApp to one of his contacts if she got him jailed. The 39-year old expat who used to work as a driver sent several messages to the complainant, one of which...

House vows to pass more bills before session ends

House vows to pass more bills before session ends

Congress has resumed its session on both chambers with the House if Representatives vowing to pass more bills in their remaining session days. House Majority Leader Fred Castro said all pending bills will be treated 'priority'. Congress has taken a three-month break...

Dh 35 million in fines to be waived by Jafza in Dubai

Dh 35 million in fines to be waived by Jafza in Dubai

(WAM) - Jebel Ali Free Zone, Jafza, has announced that it will waive an estimated AED35 million in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE government’s designation of 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance'. Jafza’s decision to waive fines is an initiative...

PH mulls deployment ban to Kuwait anew

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the Philippines is considering of reimposing a deployment ban to Kuwait after another overseas Filipina worker (OFW) suffered and died in the hands of her employer in the said country. Bello said that the 47-year-old...

Vico Sotto on love life: Mas gusto ko pang matulog

The victory of Pasig Mayor-elect Vico Sotto against incumbent Mayor Bobby Eusebio made headlines after the young Sotto ends the three-decade rule of the Eusebio family in the city. Sotto, a councilor who had only served for one term, has an 87,000-vote lead against...

Gov’t charges El Nido resorts for pollution

Manila, Philippines--At least nine resorts in El Nido, Palawan are facing charges due to pollution, according to the Environment Management Bureau - Mimaropa office. The government's move to issue cease and desist orders against the establishments is part of the...

Trainer plane reported missing in Occidental Mindoro

A Filipino pilot and his student, a Saudi Arabian citizen onboard a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron aircraft, were reported missing in the province of Occidental Mindoro, according to a DZBB radio report. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman...

Two LRT trains collide in PH, dozens hurt

At least 34 passengers were hurt, but none were in critical condition, when two trains of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) collided on Saturday evening. LRTA board secretary and spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said they will convene a fact finding committee to...

3 Filipinos now home after 10-month captivity in Libya

Following the release of the three Filipinos held captive in Libya, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. announced that the Filipino engineers have safely returned to the Philippines on May 18. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expressed its gratitude to...

Bato challenges detractors: ‘Let’s take IQ test!’

Senator-elect Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has challenged detractors to take an IQ test with him and compare scores. Dela Rosa, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy and holder of master's degree in public administration and doctorate in development administration,...

Walmart bans YouTuber for prank on Filipina worker

Walmart has banned from all its stores a YouTuber who pretended to be the company's CEO and fired an elderly Filipino worker in a viral prank video that drew flak. But while Lauren Love has apologized to 67-year-old Maria Leones, whom she left crying after her prank...

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DOTr set to publish bidding guidelines for Bulacan airport project

DOTr set to publish bidding guidelines for Bulacan airport project

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is eyeing to publish in April the guidelines for a Swiss challenge for the proposed Bulacan airport. A Swiss challenge is a type of bidding process required for unsolicited project proposals. DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation...

LOOK: Number of OFW voters up by 100% than 6 years ago

LOOK: Number of OFW voters up by 100% than 6 years ago

The number of registered Filipino voters overseas for the upcoming polls has increased by more than 100 percent than the figure six years ago, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). It showed that 1,822,115 million overseas Filipinos have been...

Boeing 787 flight diverted following smoke coming from cockpit

Boeing 787 flight diverted following smoke coming from cockpit

A United Airlines Boeing 787-900 jet, carrying 256 passengers from Melbourne to Los Angeles, was diverted to the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Monday. A local official told AFP that it received reports that smoke coming from its cockpit. The...

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