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BOC cautions public vs. rising online Christmas scams

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday reminded the public to be vigilant against online scammers amid the Christmas season shopping frenzy. In a social...

Wage hike for Mimaropa workers to take effect December

Minimum wage earners and household workers (kasambahays) in Region 4-B (Mimaropa) will get a higher pay effective December 7, the Department of Labor and...

BOC-NAIA seizes exotic pests concealed in a postal item

The Bureau of Customs - Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) on Monday reported the interception in Pasay City of exotic pests from Thailand misdeclared...

DOLE: ‘No work, no pay’ on October 30

The “no work, no pay” policy will be applied during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) holiday on Oct. 30, the Department of...

Closed fishing season in Palawan, other seas starts in Q4

An official announced on Monday that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will enforce closed fishing season in certain Philippine waters during...

DA to transform Iwahig penal farm into first ‘RISE’ agri hub

The Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday that the first agriculture hub under the Reformation Initiative for Sustainable Environment for Food Security (RISE) project...

Palawan bishop appeals for donations for cathedral construction

A Catholic bishop in Palawan has launched an appeal for the construction of their cathedral. “We humbly appeal to your generosity to be one of...

M/T Princess Empress oil tanks all empty; siphoning ops over

The oil tanks of the sunken M/T Princess Empress have been emptied but containment efforts will continue, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on...

Overstaying US fugitive arrested in Manila

Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested an overstaying American national wanted by authorities in Texas for taking improper and invasive photos. Acting chief of...

El Niño alert likely by May

The El Niño alert may be officially released by May as the chances of its occurrence continue to rise. The phenomenon, characterized by warmer than...

BOC finds P150-M worth of agri products in 6 warehouses

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday reported that a series of inspections of six warehouses in three cities in Metro Manila yielded PHP150...

Paper-based departure cards gone by May

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will do away with paper-based departure cards starting May 1. Instead, passengers will fill out the departure cards using the...