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Lawmakers blast Manila Water

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL October 12, 2019 Lawmakers on Friday blasted Manila Water Co. Inc. for warning that water rates could increase “exponentially” if the Supreme Court decision upholding the massive penalty imposed on water concessionaires is implemented. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian slammed the agency for its threat to increase rates …

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Steep water rate hike banned – MWSS

By JORDEENE B. LAGARE October 12, 2019 THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has debunked Manila Water Co. Inc.’s claim of an “exponential” water rate hike if the Supreme Court ruling upholding the almost P2-billion penalties slapped on water concessionaires for violating the Clean Water Act is implemented. The …

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Eleazar, 2 generals top bets for PNP chief

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT October 12, 2019 Major General Guillermo Eleazar and two other generals are among the top contenders for the post to be vacated by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde, according to Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go. Go confirmed that Eleazar, Lt. Gen. Camilo Cascolan …

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‘Hagibis’ weakens; Japan on alert

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 12, 2019 TOKYO: Japan braced on Friday for a powerful typhoon barrelling toward Tokyo that has already forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, disrupted the Suzuka Grand Prix and grounded flights. Overnight, Typhoon “Hagibis” was downgraded slightly from its “super typhoon” status, but …

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97 LGUs fail in road clearing ops

By DARWIN PESCO October 12, 2019 NINETY-SEVEN local government units (LGUs) failed to comply with the campaign to clear roads and sidewalks of obstructions, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Friday. “Their best is not good enough,” Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said. He added …

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Letran blasts Perpetual Help, claims Final Four seat

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA October 12, 2019 Colegio de San Juan de Letran uncorked an explosive second quarter to obliterate University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, 88-69, and clinch a Final Four berth in Season 95 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball tournament on Friday at the FilOil Flying …

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Ethiopia PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 12, 2019 OSLO: Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighboring foe Eritrea. Abiy was honored “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and …

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Welcome, Pulse Asia approval rating; farewell, SWS satisfaction rating

By YEN MAKABENTA October 12, 2019 YEN MAKABENTA First word BY circulating and publicizing the satisfaction surveys on presidential support by Social Weather Stations (SWS), Philippine media organizations unwittingly enabled for decades the depiction of Philippine opinion research as undisciplined and backward in its methodology and practices. Where the entire …

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Final nail on Albayalde’s coffin

By RAMON T. TULFO October 12, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO ANOTHER retired police general who testified at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing last Wednesday has driven the last nail on the coffin of Oscar Albayalde. Retired Brig. Gen. Rody Lacadin, who investigated the policemen involved in the drug raid …

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