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January 24, 2018

Politics

UST Alumni head resigns following reaction to award given to Mocha

MANILA, Philippines – UST Alumni Association Inc (USTAAI) President Henry Tenedero tendered his resignation on Tuesday, January 23, following  the reaction  from an award  given to Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson  on January 21, The Varsitarian reported.  USTAAI, however, said it will not rescind the award given to Uson.   The USTAAI gave Uson the  Thomasian

Frigate deal controversy a 'destab plot?' Palace is 'desperate' – Alejano

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker and former Navy officer dismissed as “desperate” the Palace’s allegations that the controversy surrounding a P15.5 billion Philippine Navy frigate deal is part of a supposed “ destabilization ” plot against the government. In a statement Tuesday evening, January 23, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano said … Source: Rappler

Egypt military accuses presidential hopeful of committing crimes

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt’s military on Tuesday, January 23, accused a former armed forces chief of staff who plans to stand in presidential elections in March of forgery and other crimes linked to his candidacy announcement. The general command of the Egyptian armed forces made the allegations against General Sami Anan … Source: Rappler

MMDA suspends number coding due to transport protests on January 24

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended the number coding scheme for all vehicles this coming Wednesday, January 24, except in Makati and Las Piñas . In an advisory released Tuesday night, January 23, the MMDA said the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) will be suspended due to the protests …

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: TheSunManager

MANILA, Philippines – TheSunManager is performing at Rappler HQ! TheSunManager is singer-songwriter April Hernandez’s music project that started in 2013. Her self-titled EP was released in 2014, and her debut album, Worth, was released in 2017. TheSunManager started 2018 with a bang, dropping a new music video for the song “Other … Source: Rappler

Marañon, Nazari propel Ceres to stunner over Brisbane Roar

MANILA, Philippines – Ceres Negros FC upsets Brisbane Roar, 3-2, on Tuesday, January 23 at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Center in Brisbane, Australia.  The win sends Ceres to a play-off with Tianjin Quanjian FC on Tuesday, January 30 in Tianjin, China. The winner of the final play-off will compete … Source: Rappler

SC says LTO can release 700,000 license plates

MANILA, Philippines – Around 700,000 license plates can now be released to motorists after the Supreme Court (SC) lifted the temporary restraining order (TRO) it issued in 2016. The TRO had prevented the Land Transportation Office (LTO) from releasing the license plates. With the lifting of the TRO, there is … Source: Rappler

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