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  • Customs promotion triggers quit threat

    Customs promotion triggers quit...

    Several Customs officials threaten  to resign if the Palace will insist on promoting the agency’s anti-piracy chief as head of the Enforcement and Security Group, one of the bureau’s law enforcement and operations units against smuggling. The group of officials, led by Deputy Commissioner for...
  • UNA: Sevilla resignation mocks ‘daang matuwid’

    UNA: Sevilla resignation mocks...

    THE opposition said Friday the resignation of Customs chief John Sevilla demolished the myth of the Aquino administration’s much ballyhooed “Daang Matuwid” or straight path policy. New Customs chief. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, left, administers the oath of office to new Bureau of...
  • Customs commissioner quits

    Customs commissioner quits

    CUSTOMS Commissioner John Phillip P. Sevilla resigned Thursday from the Bureau of Customs, citing political pressures as the 2016 presidential elections draw near. In a press conference, Sevilla said he didn’t want to use the agency he headed as a “milking cow” for politicians in the coming...
  • Japan PM takes swipe  at China’s ‘use of force’

    Japan PM takes swipe at...

    JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a veiled attack at China as he expressed “deep remorse” Wednesday for Japan’s World War II aggression at a summit attended by Asian leaders, but stopped short of repeating previous apologies in a move that risks angering Beijing and Seoul. “We...
  • Smartmatic contract voided

    Smartmatic contract voided

    THE Supreme Court on Tuesday junked the government’s P268.8 million contract with Smartmatic-TIM to repair and refurbish vote counting machines to be used in next year’s elections, saying the Commission on Elections (Comelec) failed to justify negotiating a deal in lieu of holding a public...

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