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Yearly Archives: 2018

As I See It By ELPIDIO R. ESTIOKO This is a sequel to my December 13-19, 2018 column suggesting that we make our New Year’s Resolution just the same despite the fact that most New Year’s Resolutions fail! The idea is, we still need one because it will give us a sense of purpose, giving us a goal which we aspire and aim for, compared to having no goal at all in our life as we navigate the New Year. Besides, it will make our life for 2019 more meaningful and more satisfyi...

PerryScope By perry diaz Recently, a news report said that the Philippines and state-owned China International Telecommunications and Construction Corp. (CITCC) entered into a loan agreement to fund the installation of a vast network of security cameras. The P20-billion deal would initially install the security cameras in Metro Manila and Davao. This agreement was one of the 29 agreements that were signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit last Novembe...

Story and photo by R. Mascardo SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers put up a fight against the Chicago Bears Sunday that went down to the last minute. But they couldn’t execute a game winning drive and wound up falling short in the end, 14-9. The Bears had the ball with two minutes to play with no 49ers time-out. But a forced fumble by 49ers cornerback Tarvarius Moore on a wide receiver Allen Robinson gave the 49ers hope. But the 49ers couldn’t cash in on the oppo...

By Lara Climaco i FilAm Star Correspondent Ahead of promulgating the official common tower policy, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ISOC Infrastructures to gain a headstart on what players have called the industry’s greatest barrier—the extreme difficulty in acquiring permits for cell sites. ISOC Infrastructures revealed the MOU signing on Facebook last December 20. The company posted a ph...

By Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent Sen. Cynthia Villar was recognized by the Department of Agriculture for her role in the enactment of the law against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF). During the First Command Conference of the Philippine Committee against IUUF at the Philippine International Convention Center last December 16, Villar was recognized “for her pivotal role in the enactment of Republic Act 10654, which is the country’s legal bac...

By William Casis i FilAm Star Correspondent The boy punching other kids on video that went viral, should have a “one-on-one” with world boxing champion and Sen. Manny Pacquiao, said Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian. The Senator was responding to an earlier Twitter post over a bullying incident involving students of Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS). “I will tell my colleague Sen. Manny Pacquiao to advise this bully from Ateneo,” Gatchalian said. Gatchalian noted that parent...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent Congressmen and local officials in the Bicol region raised a PHP30 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the killers of party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his security escort, SPO1 Orlando Diaz, who could be the first politically-assassinated victims as the 2019 mid-term elections gets closer. Police investigation set in motion after the December 22 attack in Daraga, Albay focused on the political motive beca...

By Macon Araneta i FilAm Star Correspondent The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) should require banks to visibly display their international remittance prices on their websites, the party-list group ACTS-OFW said. “We see no reason why regulators cannot compel banks to clearly post their applicable remittance prices for all to see. Banks are already obliged to make public most of their other fees and charges anyway,” said ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III. Bertiz sai...

By Daniel Llanto i FilAm Star Correspondent For unspecified national security reasons, President Duterte issued Executive Order (EO) 72 regulating the arrivals of foreigners in Subic Bay which was observed to have become an extremely popular docking stop for international cruise ships along with Boracay island resort. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said at least 20 international cruise ships docked in the country this year. These included Italian-operated M...

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