Vilma Santos may run for Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) — BATANGAS Governor Vilma Santos said she is not interested in running for vice president in 2016 elections but she is contemplating a run for Congress. Santos said she is not ready for a national position. “Wala akong plano, wala akong ambisyon....

LP stalwart: Mar Roxas won’t settle for vice presidential run in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An administration ally on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II sliding down to a vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, saying it is only part of a plan to demolish his possible presidential bid. Eastern...

Sen. Grace Poe to DOTC : Stop fare hike until service improves, safety upgraded

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Grace Poe on Monday asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to defer the “unnecessary and untimely” Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare increase effective Jan. 4 amid “unmet” public expectations to improve even the basic facilities of...

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...

Alan Peter Cayetano: I don’t make fun of kidnapping

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday denied making fun of kidnapping as claimed by businessman Antonio Tiu, maintaining that he always worked for the protection of the Filipino-Chinese community. “Never kong ginawang biro ang kidnapping. I’ve...

PDEA adjudged as DBM’s best performing agency for 2013

MANILA,  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was adjudged as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s best performing agency under the operations group for 2013. PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said alongside the recognition, PDEA is...

DOF’s One-Stop Shop tax specialist dismissed from service

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a tax specialist of the One-Stop Shop Inter-agency Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the Department of Finance (DOF). Jessie Javier Carlos, Tax Specialist I, was sued by the Revenue Integrity Protection Service...

Civilian positions up for grabs in PA’s 3rd Infantry Division

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Capiz-based 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army has announced it is opening its roster for organizational structure to professionals who want to join it as civilian employees. Major Ray Tiongson, the unit’s spokesperson, said that their...

High-ranking BIR official dismissed for unexplained wealth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (DOF-RIPS), the anti-corruption arm of the Department of Finance (DOF), has furthered its anti-corruption drive after it successfully secured the dismissal of a high-ranking official of the Bureau of Internal Revenue...

DOJ proposes relocation of BOC staff every 3 years to curb corruption

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice has recommended to Congress the relocation of officials and employees of the Bureau of Customs – from the deputy commissioners down to the lowest-ranked employees – every three years continuously until after retirement from the...
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