National Government Units

Gov’t urged: File raps vs makers, vendors of substandard steel

April 29, 2018 | National Government Units | Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — A group of steel industry leaders urged the Department of Industry (DTI) to file criminal charges against hardware store owners and local manufacturers found to be selling or producing substandard reinforcing steel bars (rebars), in light of a construction boom ushered in by the government’s “Build, Build, Build” initiative. By: Allan Read More

Workers to receive double pay on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

March 29, 2018 | Community | National Government Units

MANILA, Philippines — Double pay awaits those who will work during the Holy Week break.

Shipbuilding gets support

December 4, 2017 | Business | Developments | Logistics | National Government Units

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is planning a support package for the country’s shipbuilding industry to enhance further its capability while addressing connectivity not only around the islands but in Asean as well. In her presentation at a recent summit, Rafaelita Aldaba, DTI assistant secretary, said the support package applies to roll on, Read More

Botched dengue immunization program angers parents, worries experts

December 2, 2017 | Community | National Government Units | Zambales

It’s the perfect time to say “I told you so” and “It’s too late.” Health experts are saying they were right after all in opposing the early implementation of an antidengue immunization program and parents are worried and angry about the dangers that lie ahead for their children who had received the vaccine whose manufacturer Read More

Who’s paying for Canada trash return? DENR asks

November 20, 2017 | Environment | National Government Units

Tarrlac landfill operator says neither Canadian gov’t nor importer made effort to retrieve garbage By: Allan Macatuno, Tonette Orejas  IMPORTED TRASH A backhoe is used to unload garbage from one of the 26 containers of garbage from Canada taken to a landfill managed by Metro Clark Waste Management Corp. in Capas town in Tarlac province. Read More