Peoples’ Organizations, Envi Groups Welcome Ombudsman ERC Commissioners Suspension Order

Peoples’ organizations and environmental groups lauded the recently issued Ombudsman order to suspend virtually all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners for having given unwarranted benefit to Meralco in their suspension of the competitive selection process (CPS), a power supply procurement scheme requiring public bidding instead of a negotiated procurement.

Globalport team governor Mikee Romero (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

5 out-of-town games banner PBA PH Cup

Cities familiar to PBA fans will once again stage games, while Iloilo City and Dumaguete will get their own dose of PBA action as the Philippine Cup schedule for 2018 was released on Friday, two days before the official start.

Pope Francis (photo by Aleteia Image Department/ Flickr)

Pope defends public silence over Rohingya plight

Pope Francis is defending his public silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have “slammed the door in the face” of his hosts and prevented his overall message from being heard.