Solon raises red flag over Chevron-Udenna deal

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian raised the red flag Sunday over the “defective and invalid” Chevron-Udenna deal involving the Malampaya gas project. “There is enough evidence that the decision rendered by the Department of Energy (DOE) to approve the sale of Chevron Malampaya’s 45 percent stake in the Malampaya gas project to…

CBN raises healthcare fund to N200b

HEALTHCARE providers, hospitals, and pharmaceuticals are to benefit in the expansion of the healthcare sector intervention fund from N100 billion to N200 billion by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The expansion was recommended by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele broke the news at the weekend…

Chua, Paderes grab 3 golds each in national swim trials

XIANDI CHUA swept her three events on Sunday including a thrilling women’s 100-meter freestyle race at the conclusion of the Philippine Swimming, Inc. National Selection bubble at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac. Chua, a 20-year-old standout from the All-Star Swim Club, clocked the only sub one…

Senators to file bill removing withdrawal as ground for candidate substitution

Some senators will be filing a bill that would amend the Omnibus Election Code to remove withdrawal as one of the grounds for candidate substitution, according to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian. “The substitution rule has become a tool for political use and that’s not supposed to be. In fact me and…

Kenya Airways is Africa’s most expensive airline, say regulators

Kenya Airways has the most expensive tickets among airlines operating in Africa, charging more on average than carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways and Air France. A new study by competition authorities representing a total of 24 African countries found that KQ, as the airline is known by…

Sudan PM Abdallah Hamdok put under house arrest – Media reports

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was put under house arrest on Monday after an unidentified military force occupied his house. This is according to Al Hadath TV, a local news network, which cited unidentified sources. Neither the government nor the military have commented on the development. The reported house arrest…

Tension heightens in PDP over ‘uncertain convention’

There is tension in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the national convention slated for Saturday in Abuja. The fear over the Court of Appeal case involving suspended National Chairman Uche Secondus, who has refused all entreaties to withdraw it and the new case at the Kaduna High Court, has…

Parts of Luzon and the Visayas will have scattered rain showers on Monday due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and the northeasterly surface windflow, according tothe Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

ADVERTISEMENT The ITCZ will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Bicol region and Western Visayas. The same weather condition is expected in Cagayan Valley and Aurora province due to the northeasterly surface windflow.…