Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the BOC-Customs Intelligence and...

OPARR exec counters aid groups saying Yolanda plan ‘out of date’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A government official on Tuesday defended the rehabilitation plan for Yolanda after a consortium of international aid agencies called the Reconstruction Assistance for Yolanda (RAY) plan “woefully out of date.” RAY is only meant to be “an immediate assessment...

Aquino admin wants term in office capped by 15 PPP projects

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration wants to cap its term with 15 contracts awarded under its flagship public-private partnership (PPP) program, of which seven infrastructure projects will be completed by 2016, a ranking government official told reporters at a briefing...

Foreign refugees’ home to shelter ‘Yolanda’ victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A former government official said a refugee center in Morong, Bataan may be used to temporarily house survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” from Eastern Visayas. Former National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Romeo David said the Philippine Refugee...

Malacañang says NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas retains Aquino administration’s trust

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said on Monday that National Bureau of Investigation Director Nonnatus Rojas remains as one of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s top government official who retains the Chief Executive’s trust and confidence. In a press conference in Malacanang,...