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Let LGUs, schools decide on extreme heat protocols – PAGASA

Let LGUs, schools decide on extreme heat protocols – PAGASA

April 12, 2024, 7:07 pm

MANILA – The state weather bureau on Friday recommended that local government units and school officials have the final say in issuing extreme heat protocols. "At the moment, our recommendation is that the recipients of heat-related information provided by PAGASA (e.g., the local government… Read More

Consumers' sentiment improves, business less upbeat in Q1

Consumers' sentiment improves, business less upbeat in Q1

April 12, 2024, 6:44 pm

MANILA – The additional income and availability of more jobs helped improve consumer sentiment in the first quarter of the year but business confidence turned less upbeat due to persistent inflationary pressures, results of a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) survey showed. In a virtual… Read More

DA assures aid for Mindoro onion farmers as farm-gate price drops

DA assures aid for Mindoro onion farmers as farm-gate price drops

April 12, 2024, 6:39 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday assured aid delivery to onion farmers as onion farm-gate prices plummeted in Oriental Mindoro. Its remarks came after several onion farmers complained of oversupply, which the department attributed to the additional 40 percent of land area in… Read More

29 ex-rebels, residents in Caraga get financial aid from gov’t

29 ex-rebels, residents in Caraga get financial aid from gov’t

April 12, 2024, 6:38 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Twenty-nine former combatants of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were provided with needed intervention from the government in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte, on Thursday. In a statement Friday, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Caraga Region (DSWD-13)… Read More

DepEd: Asynchronous classes on April 15-16 in all public schools

DepEd: Asynchronous classes on April 15-16 in all public schools

April 12, 2024, 6:32 pm

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) announced Friday the suspension of face-to-face classes in all public schools from April 15 to 16. "In order to allow learners to complete pending assignments, projects, and other requirements as the end of the school year is fast approaching, all… Read More

Giant seawall project brings sense of safety to Tacloban villagers

Giant seawall project brings sense of safety to Tacloban villagers

April 12, 2024, 6:29 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – For passersby, the giant seawall here is a perfect place for walking and feeling the sea breeze, but for residents living just a stone's throw away from the structure, its presence brings them peace of mind. After eight years of construction, the big-ticket project has begun to… Read More

PH women's pairs split opening matches in Volleyball World Beach Pro

PH women's pairs split opening matches in Volleyball World Beach Pro

April 12, 2024, 6:26 pm

MANILA – The Philippines' Gen Eslapor and Kly Orillaneda got off to a good start in the 2024 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures, beating Malaysia’s Mashitah Muhamad Nasir and Shamsulrizal Nur Auni Maisarah, 21-11, 23-21, at the Nuvali Sand Courts by Ayala Land in Santa Rosa City, Laguna… Read More

Expert:  PH, US, Japan trilateral a ‘strategic’ boon to WPS status quo

Expert: PH, US, Japan trilateral a ‘strategic’ boon to WPS status quo

April 12, 2024, 6:21 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, Japan and the United States’ agreement to advance trilateral cooperation, including on defense and security, would help maintain the status quo in the West Philippine Sea, an international studies expert said Friday. At the Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing, Pacific… Read More

Iloilo fetes best food security, tourism garden program implementers

Iloilo fetes best food security, tourism garden program implementers

April 12, 2024, 6:08 pm

ILOILO CITY – The provincial government on Friday awarded the best implementers of the MoRProGRes (Movement for a Robust Garden, Progressive and Globally competitive and Resilient Province of Iloilo) Gardens program, the brainchild of Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. aimed at creating… Read More

Lady Blazers notch No. 2 in NCAA women's volleyball

Lady Blazers notch No. 2 in NCAA women's volleyball

April 12, 2024, 5:38 pm

MANILA – College of St. Benilde (CSB) outplayed San Beda University, 25-11, 25-21, 25-22, for its second win in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Friday. Michelle Gamit scored 13 attacks while Wielyn Estoque had 12 spikes and one… Read More

Davao Region inflation for March remains at 4.8%

Davao Region inflation for March remains at 4.8%

April 12, 2024, 5:37 pm

DAVAO CITY – The year-on-year headline inflation of Davao Region remained at 4.8 percent in March this year, just like in the previous month, the Philippine Statistics Authority in Davao Region (PSA-11) said Friday. In March 2023, the region’s inflation was at a much higher 9.0 percent, the… Read More

Sandigan junks former mayor’s motion to dismiss 'pork' misuse raps

Sandigan junks former mayor’s motion to dismiss 'pork' misuse raps

April 12, 2024, 5:11 pm

MANILA – The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion to dismiss filed by a former Camarines Norte mayor charged with irregularities in the implementation of programs funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) more than a decade ago. The anti-graft court's Seventh Division denied for… Read More

Manila to follow NCR LGUs' adjusted work hours starting May 2

Manila to follow NCR LGUs' adjusted work hours starting May 2

April 12, 2024, 4:52 pm

MANILA – The Manila City government would follow the adjusted work schedule for local government employees in the National Capital Region (NCR) to help ease traffic congestion in the region. In a social media post Friday, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan said the city will adopt the 7 a.m. to 4… Read More

PH Navy test-fires new non-line of sight missile system

PH Navy test-fires new non-line of sight missile system

April 12, 2024, 4:50 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) has validated the precision strike capability of the newly installed Israeli-made Spike NLOS (non-line of sight) missile system fitted aboard one of its fast attack interdiction craft (FAIC) platforms. The NLOS missile system accurately hit the target at least… Read More

In Leyte town, kite flying relives past

In Leyte town, kite flying relives past

April 12, 2024, 4:38 pm

LA PAZ, Leyte – In this sleepy town, residents, young and old, take advantage of the sunny days by painting the sky with different colors through kite flying, reliving nostalgic moments and bringing back childhood memories. Rosalina Lanante, a 54-year-old mother from Tarugan village, said she… Read More

8 NPA rebels yield in Central Luzon

8 NPA rebels yield in Central Luzon

April 12, 2024, 4:13 pm

MANILA – Eight communist rebels have surrendered to police units in Central Luzon, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 reported on Friday. In a statement, PRO 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr. said the former rebels surrendered during the period April 4 to 11 and pledged allegiance to the… Read More

US, Japanese firms invited to participate in Luzon projects

US, Japanese firms invited to participate in Luzon projects

April 12, 2024, 4:08 pm

MANILA – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual presented three key projects designed to spur growth in the Luzon Economic Corridor at a meeting in Washington, D.C., and urged United States and Japan companies to participate. The meeting on Thursday was also attended… Read More

WBC champion Jerusalem leads PSA Monthly Achievers for March

WBC champion Jerusalem leads PSA Monthly Achievers for March

April 12, 2024, 3:45 pm

MANILA – Melvin Jerusalem was named Philippine Sportswriters Association’s top achiever for March on Thursday after wresting the World Boxing Council minimumweight belt from Japanese holder Yudai Shigeoka in Nagoya, Japan. The 30-year-old native of Bukidnon knocked down Shigeoka twice en… Read More

PH, US, Japan eye expanded cooperation on clean energy

PH, US, Japan eye expanded cooperation on clean energy

April 12, 2024, 3:43 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, the United States and Japan on Friday (Manila time) expressed intent to advance their trilateral cooperation on clean energy. The commitment was made during the historic trilateral summit of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime… Read More

BI nabs S. Korean wanted for fake money trading

BI nabs S. Korean wanted for fake money trading

April 12, 2024, 3:39 pm

MANILA – Immigration authorities arrested a South Korean national wanted in his home country for a string of criminal cases due to alleged involvement in counterfeit currency trading worth over 30 million Korean won (around PHP1.2 billion). In a statement Friday, the Bureau of Immigration (BI)… Read More