Free the TNC sector of monopoly, LTFRB told





By Rose de la Cruz




The reported sale of Uber of its entire Southeast Asia business to Grab has caused fears of a possible monopoly of the transportation network company (TNC) sector, or ride sharing, in the country.




Rep. Ciriaco Calalang, Kabayan partylist, said given this new development,  the Philippines now suddenly finds itself with a ride-hailing service monopoly—a situation that is not good for the riding public because of the lack of competition and competitive pricing.




It may take some weeks or months for the effects of…

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Organize into coop, MIASCOR employees told


By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon partylist and chairman of the Committee on Women & Gender Equality, suggested that MIASCOR personnel form a transport service cooperative and take over ground handling operations at the airports.


They must, however, commit to defend their honor and stamp out baggage theft and unauthorized access to baggage. Both options will address both the unemployment issue and the continuity of operations of the airport services.


Their transport cooperative would need capital. Enter, either the Development Bank of the Philippines or the Land Bank of the Philippines.…

Read more: Organize into coop, MIASCOR employees told

Top placers in Metrobank math tilt were from public schools


By Rose de la Cruz

Public schools have managed to dislodge the dominance of famed science schools and Filipino-Chinese schools in the recent math quest held by Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd, according to Rep. Salvador Belaro Jr. of 1-Ang Edukasyon partylist.

The top three students came from public schools like Renato Lopez Elementary School, Alimodian Central Elementary School and Iloilo National High School.

Sean Neyers A. Gungon of the Renato Lopez Elementary School was the champion in the Grade 6 individual competition while in third place was Jonathan D. Anacan of the Alimodian Central Elementary School, the Metrobank Foundation said on its official…

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BIR asked if April 15, a Sunday, will still be deadline for annual ITR filing


By Rose de la Cruz


Rep Henry Ong, 2nd district of Leyte and vice chair of the committee on banks and financial intermediaries, is asking the Bureau of Internal Revenue if its April 15 deadline for filing of income tax returns would still hold, considering it falls on a Sunday.


Individual income tax payers who are not exempted from filing their annual income tax returns may start filing their yearly ITR even before the April 15 deadline stated in the law.


But he reminded that the new tax reform for acceleration and inclusion the 2018 ITR…

Read more: BIR asked if April 15, a Sunday, will still be deadline for annual ITR filing

Dranreb Belleza weds, for a second time, to long-time beau


By Boy Villasanta 

Actor, former child star and “That’s Entertainment” mainstay Dranreb Belleza, better known as Dranreb, married his longtime girlfriend Valerie de la Riva in a simple civil rite exclusively administered recently by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista at Lagos Restaurant in Scout Rallos.

It wasn’t the first time Dranreb and Valerie tied the knot because according to movie scribe Lito Mañago. They first had a Christian wedding in 2012.

It was a wonderful event the second time around just the same when Reb and Vale took in another formal union and wouldn’t get tired getting married every moment…

Read more: Dranreb Belleza weds, for a second time, to long-time beau

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