533 new prison officers take oath 

MORE THAN 500 newly-hired officers of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) were sworn into office at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City on Thursday.   “While guarding our persons deprived of liberty, you should not be corrupt because you will lose your way if you lose your values,” BuCor Officer-in-Charge Gregorio T. Catapang said during the […]

Malolos-Tutuban rail contract bagged by Japan’s Hitachi Rail

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter HITACHI RAIL has bagged the contract for the electrical and mechanical systems and track works of the Manila-Bulacan segment of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project, according to the Transportation department. The Philippines, through the Department of Transportation (DoTr), issued the notice of award to Hitachi Rail S.T.S. SpA representative […]

Vape law draft IRR imposes obligation on online sellers to verify buyer age, identity

THE draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11900 or the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act (Vape Law) will impose age and identity verification requirements on customers ordering such products online. According to a draft of the IRR posted on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) website, e-commerce platforms, […]

China stations permanent ‘rescue forces’ on Spratly artificial islands

CHINA has placed permanent rescue forces and maritime authorities on its artificial islands in the South China Sea, according to state-owned China Central Television. Its flying squadron and maritime rescue and administration staff would be stationed at Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratlys to boost rescue operations, says the media report. This […]