Another 17 Chinese nationals linked to illegal online gambling deported 

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday deported 17 Chinese nationals who had been working in illegal offshore gaming companies.   In a statement on Wednesday, the BI said the foreigners will be barred from returning to the Philippines.   “Department of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla is closely monitoring the implementation of deportations and his […]

Comelec to hold summit next year to tackle election technological enhancement 

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said the planned National Elections Summit next year would help the agency come up with technological improvements for future electoral exercises.   On Wednesday, Comelec inked an agreement for the event with its partner citizens’ arms, civil society organizations and other stakeholders at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila […]

Peso sinks ahead of Fed decision

THE PESO weakened versus the dollar on Wednesday on expectations of another aggressive rate hike from the US Federal Reserve. The local unit closed at P58.47 against the dollar on Wednesday, down by 50 centavos from P57.97 on Friday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines’ website showed. Philippine financial markets were closed for […]

16th storm of the year seen to intensify; brings heavy rains to central, northern PHL

A LOW-pressure area that developed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning is expected to strengthen into a storm by Thursday, according to the state weather bureau.  “Further intensification is likely while moving over the Philippine Sea and may reach typhoon category on Saturday,” PAGASA said in its 5 p.m. bulletin on Wednesday.    Tropical depression Paeng, […]