Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction. Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday night, unleashing fierce winds and “unprecedented” rain that triggered landslides and caused dozens ofContinue Reading

A number of energy sector companies initially included in the draft privatization program for 2020-2022 will not be retained in the final version of the document, Ivan Bezmenov, head of the Russian Economic Development Ministry’s Corporate Governance Department, which oversees privatization, said while answering questions during a meeting of theContinue Reading

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres said that the Turkish aggression on Syrian territories has forced nearly 160 thousand citizen to leave home. “The Turkish aggression on Syrian territories led to the displacement of 160 thousand person,” Guterres said in a statement on Monday, calling for “an immediate decrease of escalation”Continue Reading

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) reported on Monday that heightened efforts in addressing corruption over the past year have revealed billions of pesos in misused public funds which led to the prosecution of erring officials. PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez, however, said there is still much work to be done. JimenezContinue Reading

Newly appointed National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas will be able to continue the intensified internal cleansing of ranks, as well as the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, his predecessor said Tuesday. “General Sinas is disciplinarian, may kahigpitan din kaya ako’y naniniwala na internal cleansing,Continue Reading

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ordered the Makati City government to refund over PHP4 million in local business taxes (LBT) paid by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) to Makati City. In its 21-page decision dated October 9, the tax court’s Third Division through Associate Justice Ma. Belen M.Continue Reading