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DOJ orders review of good conduct time for high-profile, heinous crime convicts

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered a thorough review and recomputation of good conduct time allowances (GCTA) granted prisoners involved in heinous crimes and other high-profile cases. → Read More

Insurance Commission orders Caritas Health to stop selling new HMO products

The Insurance Commission has issued a cease and desist order against health maintenance organization Caritas Health Shield to keep it from selling new HMO products and transacting new businesses. → Read More

‘Banish illusion of perfection,’ 1,800 Bar passers told at oath-taking

Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe on Thursday told the new batch of Bar passers to 'not be afraid to take calculated risks,' as they took their lawyer’s oath. → Read More

Shopee woos customers in failed Blackpink meet-and-greet

At least 1-2 complainants asked for Shopee to fly them to Blackpink’s upcoming Thailand concert, for free. It was not immediately clear if Shopee had agreed to the request. → Read More

PVAO denies P70M payments made to dead pensioners

PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina said no such payments were made because the funds were placed on hold after due communication was made with the banks. → Read More

‘Sin’ tax hike in itself can’t undo corruption, inefficiencies in system: Recto

Raising excise taxes on tobacco could worsen corruption, and inefficiencies in tax collection and health-care service delivery if existing problems are neglected, Sen. Recto says. → Read More

Gordon wants programs for tobacco farmers amid proposed 'sin tax' hike

MANILA - Sen. Richard Gordon on Tuesday demanded clear-cut government programs to cushion the “sin tax' hike’s impact on tobacco farmers. → Read More

Will cigarette smuggling worsen with sin tax hike?

MANILA - Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair Richard Gordon have expressed concern that smuggling of cigarettes and other tobacco products may worsen should the proposal to raise excise taxes gain the Senate's approval. → Read More

Minority lawmakers seek probe into election glitches

MANILA - Minority lawmakers at the House of Representatives reiterated their call for a congressional inquiry into glitches experienced during the recently concluded midterm elections. → Read More

Obligation is to the people alone, Chief Justice Bersamin reminds journalists

MANILA - Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin reminded reporters covering the Philippine justice beat that their duty is to the public, amid challenges facing journalists everyday. → Read More

DOJ chief downplays fears China may seize Reed Bank

MANILA - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra downplayed fears gas-rich Reed Bank, also known as Recto Bank, in the West Philippine Sea may be seized by China in case the Philippines fails to pay its $62-million loan for the Chico River Pump Irrigation project. → Read More

7 Pinoy seafarers cleared of fuel smuggling in Libya return home

Seven Filipino seafarers acquitted of fuel smuggling in Libya returned to the Philippines on Tuesday. → Read More

Book on Battle of Manila launched at Ayala Museum

MANILA - On the 74th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Manila, American author James Scott launched Tuesday his book, “Rampage (MacArthur, Yamashita and the Battle of Manila),” an account of the month-long battle between American and Filipino forces and the Imperial Japanese Army. → Read More

Another telco tower builder approved by DICT

Filipino-owned MGS Construction Inc is the 8th company to sign a memorandum of understanding with the DICT. → Read More

Source codes for 2019 polls brought to BSP for safekeeping

MANILA - The source codes for the Automated Election System (AES) that will be used in the 2019 midterm polls in May were transferred Friday from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). → Read More

Duterte 'very happy' with Bangsamoro plebiscite outcome

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he pleased with the outcome of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite, even as the official results have yet to be tallied. → Read More

House panel questions route of Metro Manila Subway

MANILA - A House panel is summoning the inter-agency committee that decided the route of the Metro Manila Subway, saying the chosen route was the costliest of three options. → Read More

House panel backs legalization of Angkas, motorcycle taxis

Advocates for the legalization of motorcycle ride-sharing services scored a victory at the House of Representatives on Monday after a House panel backed calls to allow these services to operate. → Read More

Duterte says communist rebellion a 'failed dream'

President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest tirade against the rebels comes on the heels of a row between the Philippine National Police and activist party-list group Alliance of Concerned Teachers stemming from a supposed “profiling” of its members. → Read More

Duterte visits Usman-hit Camarines Sur

Duterte conducted an aerial inspection of calamity-stricken Camarines Sur → Read More