BIR employee accused of extortion try by chopper supplier

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The officials of a US-based supplier that won the P1.2-billion contract for the purchase of refurbished helicopters exposed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday an alleged extortion try by a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) employee, who allegedly negotiated...

NFA, Customs seize smuggled Chinese rice

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The National Food Authority (NFA) and Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized smuggled Chinese rice from several stores in Binondo, Manila. NFA administrator Renan Dalisay said the rice from China are clearly smuggled because the Philippines does not issue import...

NDRRMC: No reported casualties from Egay yet, but damage worth millions

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said there has been zero reported casualties in the aftermath of the typhoon Egay. However, the agency was quick to add that it is still working with local government units for a more...

Solon withdraws motion to cite reporter in BBL ‘payola’ exposé for contempt

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has formally withdrawn his motion to cite in contempt the newspaper reporter who bared the alleged bribery to lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the House of Representatives. Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga withdrew his...

Whistleblower didn’t see Valdez get kickbacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Pork barrel scam whistleblower Marina Sula admitted Tuesday she did not see former APEC party-list Rep. Edgar Valdez receive kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations. During the continuation of her cross-examination at the...

BI chief rejects newspaper ad calling for his resignation

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said the newspaper ads calling for his ouster are the handiwork of people affected by the reforms he implemented in the agency. He believes the ads were not even sanctioned by the group that purportedly...
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