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Reduction in Manila Water's allocation deferred amid good supply

Reduction in Manila Water's allocation deferred amid good supply

April 11, 2024, 9:29 pm

ANTIPOLO CITY – The reduction of Manila Water’s allocation by the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), which was originally scheduled on April 16, is being put off until May 1 amid better-than-expected water supply in reservoirs despite the El Niño dry spell. Raymond Maymay, corporate… Read More

LTFRB finds ‘technicalities’ in Francisco request for special permits

LTFRB finds ‘technicalities’ in Francisco request for special permits

April 11, 2024, 9:20 pm

MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Thursday they have reviewed the request of Francisco Motors for the implementation of its TsuperHero pilot program and found several technical factors that must be addressed before special permits are granted. The… Read More

UST opens campus in General Santos City

UST opens campus in General Santos City

April 11, 2024, 9:08 pm

MANILA – The University of Santo Tomas (UST), whose main campus is located here, on Thursday formally inaugurated its 82-hectare General Santos City campus, representing a major expansion for the school whose history spans over four centuries. In his speech, UST Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P.,… Read More

MMDA nabs DILG chief’s relative for ‘colorum’ operation violation

MMDA nabs DILG chief’s relative for ‘colorum’ operation violation

April 11, 2024, 8:56 pm

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Thursday that a relative of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos was arrested for “colorum” (illegal public transport) operation violation. In a news release, MMDA Assistant General… Read More

Bulacan asks SC to reconsider October ruling on Angat dam water tax

Bulacan asks SC to reconsider October ruling on Angat dam water tax

April 11, 2024, 8:45 pm

MANILA – The Bulacan provincial government on Thursday filed an appeal before the Supreme Court asking the tribunal to take a second look at its earlier ruling that precluded water from the Angat Dam as a natural resource subject to taxes, including a share for the province. "We most humbly and… Read More

P1.3-M shabu seized from lady drug peddler in Gen. Santos City

P1.3-M shabu seized from lady drug peddler in Gen. Santos City

April 11, 2024, 8:38 pm

KORONADAL CITY – Police authorities in General Santos City arrested a suspected female drug peddler and seized from her more than PHP1.3 million worth of “shabu,” an official said Thursday. In a report, Brig. Gen. Percival Augustus Placer, regional police director for the Soccsksargen… Read More

PNP-AFP-PCG cooperation pact to step up nat'l security efforts

PNP-AFP-PCG cooperation pact to step up nat'l security efforts

April 11, 2024, 8:25 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – A legal framework has been established to pave the way for enhanced collaboration between the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in this province on matters related to national security and crime… Read More

DA gives P2.9-M farm tractor, introduces hydroponics in Bukidnon

DA gives P2.9-M farm tractor, introduces hydroponics in Bukidnon

April 11, 2024, 7:50 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-10) extended a PHP2.9 million farm tractor and introduced hydroponics agriculture to farmers in Bukidnon province. During a ceremony on Thursday, the DA-10 turned over the farm tractor to the Palabucan Farmers… Read More

Elite Spikers, Griffins hope to end slump

Elite Spikers, Griffins hope to end slump

April 11, 2024, 7:40 pm

MANILA – Richmarc Sports 3B and VNS-Nasty will try to end their respective slump when they clash in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Friday. The Elite Spikers and the Griffins square off at 4 p.m. Kernel Ipulan and Kurl Rosete will lead Richmarc… Read More

Envoy: Filipinos’ patience on WPS dispute ‘stretched to the limit’

Envoy: Filipinos’ patience on WPS dispute ‘stretched to the limit’

April 11, 2024, 7:38 pm

MANILA – The Filipinos’ patience on the continued aggression of China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is already ”stretched to the limit” that they won’t just sit idly and allow their compatriot fishermen to suffer, the Philippine ambassador to the United States (US) said. Speaking to… Read More

Lady Bulldogs aim to keep winning form in PNVF U18

Lady Bulldogs aim to keep winning form in PNVF U18

April 11, 2024, 7:34 pm

MANILA – National University eyes win No. 4 when it battles San Juan Institute of Technology-Batangas on Friday in the girls division of the 2024 Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) U18 Championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila. The Lady Bulldogs will take on the… Read More

DTI: Marketing stunts need to secure permit

DTI: Marketing stunts need to secure permit

April 11, 2024, 7:28 pm

MANILA – Following the recent online uproar over takoyaki store’s marketing stunt on April Fool’s Day, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminded businesses to secure permits from the agency first before conducting such activity. In an interview with Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon on… Read More

PH eyes FTA with US on cyberspace, digital tech; trade deal with Japan

PH eyes FTA with US on cyberspace, digital tech; trade deal with Japan

April 11, 2024, 7:13 pm

MANILA – The Philippines is considering forging a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States (US) on cyberspace and digital technology, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Thursday. In a media interview in Washington DC, Romualdez said the Philippines’… Read More

Czech, Latvian pair prevails in FIVB Futures in Nuvali

Czech, Latvian pair prevails in FIVB Futures in Nuvali

April 11, 2024, 7:06 pm

MANILA – Czech Republic's Vaclav Kurka and Krystof Oliva downed Sweden's Teddie Almblad Engvall and Fabian Isaksson, 21-11, 21-16, in the second round of qualifiers for the FIVB Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures at the Nuvali Sand Courts by Ayala Land in Santa Rosa, Laguna on Thursday.… Read More

Cost of drought toll on Albay, Masbate agriculture now at P171M

Cost of drought toll on Albay, Masbate agriculture now at P171M

April 11, 2024, 6:54 pm

SORSOGON CITY – Damage to agriculture directly attributed to the El Niño phenomenon has now amounted to at least PHP171 million in only two provinces in Bicol, an official of the regional Department of Agriculture (DA) office said Thursday. The province of Masbate incurred the biggest losses so… Read More

Support of Army’s partners leads to arrest of top NPA leader

Support of Army’s partners leads to arrest of top NPA leader

April 11, 2024, 6:49 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Army has welcomed the recent arrest in Consolacion, Cebu of the second-highest leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Eastern Visayas, who orchestrated several terrorist activities in Samar Island. Maj. Gen. Camilo Ligayo lauded the arrest of Romulo Micabalo,… Read More

Local shares fall to 6,600 mark, peso closes sideways

Local shares fall to 6,600 mark, peso closes sideways

April 11, 2024, 6:45 pm

MANILA – The local bourse returned from the holiday weak on Thursday, falling to the 6,600 mark even as the peso closed sideways. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended the day lower by 0.94 percent, or 63.42 points, at 6,677.65 after a two-day trading break amid the holidays, with All… Read More

Ilocos Region logs 2.2% inflation rate in March

Ilocos Region logs 2.2% inflation rate in March

April 11, 2024, 6:35 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – Inflation rate in the Ilocos Region accelerated to 2.2 percent last March from month-ago’s 2 percent due largely to faster upticks in the prices of housing, water, and electricity, gas and other fuels. In a virtual forum on Thursday, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)… Read More

PH book festival set April 25; entrance free to public

PH book festival set April 25; entrance free to public

April 11, 2024, 6:22 pm

MANILA – The National Book Development Board (NBDB) will kick-off one of the country’s largest book fairs, highlighting the rich Filipino literature and culture. The government body, tasked to develop the country's book publishing industry, will open the second Philippine Book Festival at the… Read More

MIAA chief admits lack of gensets at NAIA, eyes renting units

MIAA chief admits lack of gensets at NAIA, eyes renting units

April 11, 2024, 6:14 pm

MANILA – The operator of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Thursday admitted the lack of generator sets at the country's main gateway and is looking for ways to address it. "Parang nagkaroon kami ng dilemma kung ano ba ang uunahin. Kasi pag pinagsabay namin yung napaka lakas na… Read More