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British Steel collapses, costing thousands of jobs

By The Manila Times May 22, 2019 British Steel’s Scunthorpe plant is pictured at dawn in north Lincolnshire, north east England on May 22, 2019. AFP PHOTO LONDON: British Steel collapsed on Wednesday after the government said last-ditch talks with its owners failed to secure a financial rescue. The High …

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SBITC acquires two new container handlers

By The Manila Times May 22, 2019 Subic Freeport: Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) has procured two new additional empty handlers from Kalmar, an industry forerunner in terminal automation and energy-efficient container handling, as part of its efforts to boost port operations in 2019. SBITC said that the Kalmar …

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Morales barred in HK

By RALPH VILLANUEVA May 22, 2019 Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and her family were barred from entering Hong Kong on Tuesday. Authorities at the Chek Lap Kok International Airport detained Morales and her family for four hours. Sad and tired Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales narrates to reporters her …

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Robredo rejects Pangilinan quit bid

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO May 22, 2019 SEN. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has resigned as president of the Liberal Party (LP) for his apparent failure to help the Otso Diretso opposition Senate slate win in the May 13 midterm elections. Rep. Jose Christopher “Kit” Belmonte also resigned as LP secretary general. …

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Duterte never pressured SC – Bersamin

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT May 22, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte never exerted any pressure on the Supreme Court (SC) at any time, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said on Tuesday. Bersamin said the President never swayed or tried to influence the tribunal in deciding cases. Bersamin was the guest of honor …

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Senate passes 10 measures

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO May 21, 2019 THE Senate on Monday resumed session and passed on third and final reading 10 bills, including one that seeks to amend the Labor Code and a measure that would create the Philippine Space Agency (PhiSA). The Senate has nine session days remaining until …

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