BI reminds foreigners: Secure ECC before leaving

MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) – Foreign nationals leaving the Philippines should first secure an emigration clearance certificate (ECC) to avoid being denied departure. The Bureau of Immigration issued this reminder after noting about a third of foreign travelers were denied departure...

SC voids GMA order appointing CSC chair to GOCC boards

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has nullified and voided an order issued by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that designated the Civil Service Commission (CSC) chairman to sit in the board of trustees/directors of the Government Service Insurance System...

Solon: Power crisis used as ploy to revive Subic coal-fired power plant construction

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker on Saturday claimed that the present hype about a looming power crisis in 2015 might be used to push the revival of the mothballed coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales, despite its expected environmental impact in the area. In...