Weeks after revealing the “financial abuse” of a once trusted business partner, actress-host Kris Aquino on Friday formalized her complaint against the individual whom she still opted not to identify. Aquino, 47, said in an Instagram post that she filed the qualified theft complaint before the Quezon City Office of the Prosecutor on Friday morning. Her legal team, headed by Atty. Sigrid Fortun, filed the same complaint on her behalf in San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, and Manila. Aquino first made public what she called a “betrayal” within her business circle in late September. Kris Aquino reveals 'betrayal, financial abuse,' enlists help of Florin Hilbay At the time, she said the problem does not concern her sole proprietorship company, Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions (KCAP), which is behind her digital empire, but her other business deals — specifically 14 branches of the movie snacking outlets Nacho Bimby+Potato Corner, and the Thai … [Read more...] about News Provoked by ‘betrayal,’ Kris Aquino files theft complaint in 7 cities
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MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said it will employ a new measure to combat flying voters. It is set to pilot test machines that automate voter verification in the May 2019 midterm elections. On Election Day, voters in selected precincts will have to scan their finger through the Voter Registration Verification System or VRVS machine before getting a ballot. Once the system detects that a fingerprint has been previously scanned, it locks them out. “Imbes na hihingan siya (botante) ng ID, kailagan niya lang ilapat ang kanyang daliri doon sa finger print scanner. And then scanner will say kung siya ay registered voter sa presinto na ‘yun," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said. "‘Pag nagpositive yung resulta, bibigyan siya ng balota. Pag hindi, then hindi siya registered voter sa lugar na yun. This is a step forward in our fight against flying voters. And we hope to see good results from this. If the results are good, the idea is to expand the … [Read more...] about News Comelec eyes fingerprint voter verification in 2019 elections
MANILA - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld its ruling in favor of a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) order compelling all public utility buses to install Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. In a five-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Rafael Antonio Santos, dated June 21, the appellate court’s Special Twelfth Division denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Nagkakaisang Samahan ng mga Nangangasiwa ng Panlalawigang Bus sa Pilipinas (formerly Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines) which sought a reversal of its February 27, 2018 ruling. “After a careful scrutiny of the arguments raised in the instant motion, this court finds that the same must be denied for lack of merit. The instant motion does not raise new and substantial issues The assailed February 2018 ruling upheld the decision of the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City on January 17, 2017 that found LTFRB Memorandum Circular Nos. 2015-021 and … [Read more...] about News CA upholds gov’t order to install GPS on public utility buses
Reactive instead of proactive When tropical storm “Domeng” first entered the Philippines as a low pressure area last June 5, it poured heavy rains in our country. There was apparently so much volume of rain “Domeng” brought in that our weather bureau declared last Friday the start of the rainy season in our country. As earlier tracked by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), “Domeng” exited the country Sunday morning. What we in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon are experiencing is the effect of the southwest monsoon that has been causing off-and-on rains. Consequently, low-lying areas in Metro Manila, worsened by accumulated volumes of trash at esteros, have been experiencing floods. At the height of its unleashing torrents of rainwater as “Domeng” exits the country, the unusual sound or tone of alarm from my i-Phones placed at bedside desk roused me … [Read more...] about Reactive instead of proactive
Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv Opisyal nang pumasok ang tag-ulan kaya mistulang nakikipagkarera ang mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan para malinis ang mga estero bago sila maabutan ng posibleng baha. Tag-ulan, nagsimula na; bagyong 'Domeng' lalong lumakas Hindi biro ang pondo ng national at local government para mahango ang basura mula sa mga estero at sa Pasig River. Ang Manila LGU, gumagastos ng P50 milyon para hakutin ang mga basura sa lungsod habang P252 milyon kada taon naman ang inilalaan ng Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) para sa pag-aayos ng Ilog Pasig at mga esterong konektado rito. Pero ang pinakamalaking pondo ay nasa Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) na sinabing P1 bilyon ang inilalaan nila para sa mga sari-saring operasyon malinis lang ang mga estero. "Ang budget sa paglilinis ng estero, approximately, [pati] sa flood control nasa P1 billion... Ang mandato ngayon, cleaning lang dahil hindi hawak ng MMDA ang relocation ng mga informal … [Read more...] about News ALAMIN: Magkano ang budget ng gobyerno para sa paglilinis ng mga estero?