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398 wayward cops fired during the past 26 months

By Ben Cal The internal cleansing of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of wayward cops continues without letup with 398 policemen dismissed from the service, 167 of them drug-related cases during the past 26 months.

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Group elects officers, vows continued help to distressed OFWs

A non-government organization has recently elected its new set of officers and vowed anew to continue extending assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and their families in coordination with the concerned offices of the government and migrant workers’ recruitment agencies and foreign counterpart offices.

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PAL repatriates 1.2K OFWs from Kuwait

A total of 1,240 distressed Filipinos have so far been flown back home from Kuwait by flag carrier Philippine Airlines since President Rodrigo Duterte called for the repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers suffering from maltreatment from their employers.

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Cybercriminals focus on cryptocurrencies

Information technology security firm Trend Micro Inc. said online schemes taking advantage of the hype around cryptocurrencies are on the rise. Digital currencies have become a hot investment and a valuable innovation in online commerce.

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CCP pushes ‘Huseng Batute’ project

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) president Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso lauds the Huseng Batute project which was presented by Tanghalang Banyuhay of Valenzuela City in a program held at the Club Filipino in San Juan City.

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News spins threaten growth, says expert

Manufactured controversies are threatening the economic growth of the Philippines, a leading policy expert on global market warned on Wednesday.

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Mobile number portability bill gets Senate approval

Mobile phone users are close to maintaining their digital identity after the Senate recently approved on third and final reading a bill which will allow mobile users to switch between network providers without losing their phone number.

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Government NBP firmed up after NGCP, DICT pact

Eletricity network operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) have reached a mutual decision to move forward in relation to NGCP’s fiber optic capacity that will be made available to third parties in the implementation of the National Broadband Program (NBP).

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DTI wants Mitsubishi in jeepney rehab scheme

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has courted Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) to participate in the jeepney modernization program.

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Philippines, Japan tackle infra buildup plan

The Philippines and the Japanese governments recently met to firm up cooperation programs for the Duterte Administration’s “Build Build Build” campaign.

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