China blacklists Philippines as tourist destination due to POGO

Palace yet to receive advisory on China’s blacklisting

The Philippines has been blacklisted by the Chinese government as a tourist destination due to the continuous operations of offshore gaming inthe country.

The information was revealed by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Tuesday, naming as his source Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian. 

Zubiri said during the Senate ways and means committee hearing on Philippine Offshore Gaming,Ambassador Huang said “that the Philippines now is part of a blacklist of tourist sites because they do not know if a tourist will be joining POGO operations and they don’t know if their nationals who go to the Philippines will be safe from illegal activities being done by the triad, by the syndicates operating POGOs.”

 Malacañang on Tuesday said it has yet to receive an advisory on the Philippines’ inclusion in China’s blacklist of tourist destinations.OPS officer-in-charge Undersecretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil made this remark after Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz”… Read More

PAGASA: Maymay to make landfall in Quezon on Wednesday

Tropical Depression (TD) Maymay is forecast to make landfall in the vicinity of the southern portion of Aurora, or northern portion of Quezon on Wednesday. 

Several areas in Luzon are now under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 due to Tropical Depression (TD) Maymay, the weather bureau said Tuesday.

In its latest weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said these areas are Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, and the extreme northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta) including Polillo Islands.

Maymay” packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and wind gusts of up to 55 kph. It was last tracked 300 km. east of Casiguran, Aurora, moving southwest at 10 kph.

Marcos to sign SIM Card Registration Act on Monday

 All public telecommunications entities (PTEs) or direct sellers will require the SIM card user to present a valid identification document with a photo

 President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is expected to sign into law the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act on Monday.Once signed, this will be the first law to be signed since Marcos assumed office on June 30.The signing of the measure aims to boost government… Read More