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Palace announces 13 new appointees

Palace announces 13 new appointees

April 19, 2024, 9:09 pm

MANILA – Malacañang Palace on Friday released the names of 13 new appointees, including former Foreign Affairs and Justice undersecretary Brigido Dulay.President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. appointed Dulay as Inspector General of the Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police.The… Read More

PCMC's new MRI, CT scanners boost health services for Filipino kids

PCMC's new MRI, CT scanners boost health services for Filipino kids

April 19, 2024, 8:38 pm

MANILA – The new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanners at the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City are a huge boost in advancing and improving healthcare services and infrastructure for Filipino children, two senators said Friday. The MRI… Read More

'Kalabaw' fest celebrates success of dairy industry in Pangasinan town

'Kalabaw' fest celebrates success of dairy industry in Pangasinan town

April 19, 2024, 8:35 pm

ASINGAN, Pangasinan – Residents of the small village of Bantog in this town were in a festive mood on Friday as they celebrated the first ever Kalabaw Food Festival. The Bantog Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BSNMPC), together with the municipal government, spearheaded the holding of… Read More

Baguio City asserts right to share in lease of Camp John Hay

Baguio City asserts right to share in lease of Camp John Hay

April 19, 2024, 8:02 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Amid the legal battle between government-owned Bases Conversion and Development Corporation (BCDA) and Sobrepena group's Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo), the city government remains hopeful it will soon receive its 25 percent share from the annual lease rental of… Read More

'Kalutong Filipino' underscores preservation of heirloom cuisines

'Kalutong Filipino' underscores preservation of heirloom cuisines

April 19, 2024, 7:59 pm

DAVAO CITY – The 5th Kalutong Filipino opened on Friday here with a focus on the preservation of heirloom cuisines and heritage dishes.Slated from April 19 to 21, the event aims to empower the youth to promote Philippine culinary heritage with a hope that it will be passed on to the next… Read More

Agri-production losses in Negros Oriental skyrocket to PH229 million

Agri-production losses in Negros Oriental skyrocket to PH229 million

April 19, 2024, 7:58 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Crop damage and other agricultural production losses in Negros Oriental due to El Niño have reached more than PHP229 million. A report from the Department of Agriculture-Provincial Agriculture Technology Coordinating Office (DA-PATCO) showed that as of April 18, production… Read More

CCC seeks transformative climate actions with private sector

CCC seeks transformative climate actions with private sector

April 19, 2024, 7:52 pm

MANILA – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is seeking enhanced collaboration and partnership between the government and the private sector for collective progress on climate action. Addressing climate change requires a holistic approach that considers its interconnectedness with broader… Read More

Ex-NPA members surrender to reunite with families

Ex-NPA members surrender to reunite with families

April 19, 2024, 7:51 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Three members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in southern Negros Oriental have surrendered to authorities to be reunited with their families.One of the rebels has an infanticipating wife while another is a new father. Both wives were also… Read More

Senator urges MMDA to void prior apprehensions of light e-vehicles

Senator urges MMDA to void prior apprehensions of light e-vehicles

April 19, 2024, 7:43 pm

MANILA – Senator Grace Poe on Friday asked the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to invalidate the penalties and impounding of e-bikes and e-trikes before President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s order for a one-month grace period in the implementation of the ban on national roads. "Dapat… Read More

2 El Niño-hit LGUs in Negros Occidental under state of calamity

2 El Niño-hit LGUs in Negros Occidental under state of calamity

April 19, 2024, 7:15 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Two local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental are now under a state of calamity after recording several millions of pesos in damage to crops due to drought caused by El Niño. Kabankalan City was the latest to issue the declaration after San Enrique town last week.… Read More

Over 8K jobs up for grab at 'Victory of Mactan' fair

Over 8K jobs up for grab at 'Victory of Mactan' fair

April 19, 2024, 6:59 pm

CEBU CITY – Over 8,000 vacancies here and abroad were opened Friday for job seekers at the 10th Kadaugan sa Mactan (Victory of Mactan) fair in Lapu-Lapu City. Mayor Junard Chan said 28 local and multi-national companies joined the job fair at The Outlet in Pueblo Verde, Barangay Basak in the… Read More

Seawater off Negros found with high fish biomass, coral cover

Seawater off Negros found with high fish biomass, coral cover

April 19, 2024, 6:56 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of San Carlos in Negros Occidental has been found to have high fish biomass and coral cover, based on the assessment of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute-Marine Environment and Resources Foundation (UPMSI-MERF) in partnership with RARE… Read More

Sandigan junks PhilForest exec plea to junk graft raps

Sandigan junks PhilForest exec plea to junk graft raps

April 19, 2024, 6:46 pm

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan has turned down pleas filed by the former vice president of the defunct Philippine Forest Corporation (PhilForest), Erwin Krishna Santos, and two others who sought the dismissal of graft charges against them in connection with the alleged misuse of PHP5.46 million in… Read More

DA exec cites role of hog industry in ensuring food security

DA exec cites role of hog industry in ensuring food security

April 19, 2024, 6:45 pm

ILOILO CITY – Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has lauded pork producers from across the country for their resilience and dedication as he highlighted the critical role of collaboration in achieving food security. Addressing participants of the 30th Hog Convention and Trade… Read More

Stock market, peso close week with losses

Stock market, peso close week with losses

April 19, 2024, 6:44 pm

MANILA – The negative sentiment of investors amid the heightened geopolitical tension in the Middle East pulled down both the local stock market and the currency on Friday. "The local bourse dropped by 80.19 points (1.23 percent) to 6,443.00 as tensions in the Middle East heightened following… Read More

DSWD provides P5.37-M food packs to families hit by El Niño in Antique

DSWD provides P5.37-M food packs to families hit by El Niño in Antique

April 19, 2024, 6:40 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) provided over PHP5.37 million worth of food packs for families affected by the El Niño phenomenon in five municipalities of Antique. The department sent 8,833 family food packs in response to requests from… Read More

Elderly saves 'critically endangered' pangolin from dogs in Palawan

Elderly saves 'critically endangered' pangolin from dogs in Palawan

April 19, 2024, 6:33 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – An elderly man in Barangay Inagawan in this city saved an adult male pangolin (Manis culionensis) from being mauled by a pack of dogs on Thursday evening.  In an online post on Friday, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) reported… Read More

Dismissal of panel head won't affect probe on sale of NFA rice stocks

Dismissal of panel head won't affect probe on sale of NFA rice stocks

April 19, 2024, 6:14 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA)'s probe into the alleged improper sale of rice stocks of the National Food Authority (NFA) remains intact despite the dismissal of the official leading the investigation. This came after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of the Bureau… Read More

Bamboo textile innovation hub eyed in Ilocos Norte town

Bamboo textile innovation hub eyed in Ilocos Norte town

April 19, 2024, 6:12 pm

LAOAG CITY – The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) is eyeing to establish a Bamboo Textile Fiber Innovation Hub (BTFIH) in Vintar, Ilocos Norte to engage local communities in fiber processing. Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog, DOST 1 Regional… Read More

PCO trains Coast Guard on FOI to boost gov't transparency

PCO trains Coast Guard on FOI to boost gov't transparency

April 19, 2024, 6:08 pm

MANILA – Staff of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received comprehensive training from the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) on Freedom of Information (FOI) to boost the uniformed group’s information transparency. In a statement on Friday, the PCG said the trainees were newly appointed… Read More