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PBBM: PH broadband plan vital in attaining economic transformation

PBBM: PH broadband plan vital in attaining economic transformation

April 19, 2024, 12:03 pm

MANILA – The first phase of the national broadband program is crucial in achieving economic transformation in the Philippines, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Friday. During the grand launch of the Phase 1 of the National Fiber Backbone (NFB) at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel in Pasay… Read More

 Police order manhunt vs. ambushers of police car in Lanao Sur

Police order manhunt vs. ambushers of police car in Lanao Sur

April 19, 2024, 12:00 pm

CAMP S.K. PENDATUN, Maguindanao del Norte – The head of the Police Regional Office -Bangsamoro Autonomous Region on Friday ordered a manhunt against gunmen who ambushed a police patrol car and injured a police officer in Lanao del Sur."This is a reprehensible act of violence against our security… Read More

OCD bats for youth's increased role in SDGs attainment

OCD bats for youth's increased role in SDGs attainment

April 19, 2024, 10:53 am

MANILA – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) underscored the importance of the youth's active participation in attaining the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly disaster risk reduction initiatives. OCD administrator Undersecretary Ariel Nepomuceno made this… Read More

CHED: No Chinese students in Cagayan public HEIs

CHED: No Chinese students in Cagayan public HEIs

April 19, 2024, 9:31 am

MANILA – No Chinese students are enrolled in public higher education institutions (HEIs) in Cagayan province, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said on Thursday. CHED Chairperson J. Prospero De Vera III made the remark in reaction to reports on the alleged influx of Chinese students in… Read More

‘Dairy Box’ for carabao milk products opens in northern Negros city

‘Dairy Box’ for carabao milk products opens in northern Negros city

April 19, 2024, 9:20 am

BACOLOD CITY – Victorias City opened on Thursday the Dairy Box, the first one-stop shop for carabao dairy products in Negros Occidental. Located in Barangay I Satellite Market, Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez and Senator Mark Villar, representing his mother, Senator Cynthia Villar who chairs the… Read More

Clear skies, humid weather to prevail across PH Friday

Clear skies, humid weather to prevail across PH Friday

April 19, 2024, 8:17 am

MANILA – The country will continue to experience fair and humid weather on Friday, the weather bureau said. "Almost every part of the country will experience clear skies. We don't see cloud clusters that could cause rains," Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services… Read More

Senator pushes for WFH setup, heat breaks amid El Niño

Senator pushes for WFH setup, heat breaks amid El Niño

April 18, 2024, 9:37 pm

MANAOAG, Pangasinan – Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Thursday urged government agencies and companies to consider work-from-home (WFH) arrangements for their employees and provide heat breaks to field workers given the impact of the El Niño phenomenon.  Go, chairperson of the Senate… Read More

GSIS allots P2.5-B to help members hit by El Niño, pertussis

GSIS allots P2.5-B to help members hit by El Niño, pertussis

April 18, 2024, 9:11 pm

MANILA – The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on Thursday said it has set aside nearly PHP2.5 billion in emergency loan to help members and pensioners affected by the pertussis outbreak in the province of Cavite and the El Niño phenomenon in the province of Occidental Mindoro. In a… Read More

Local index improves on bargain hunting, peso on sideways

Local index improves on bargain hunting, peso on sideways

April 18, 2024, 8:34 pm

MANILA – The local index has improved for two days in a row, with gains on Thursday lifting the bourse to 6,500-level, while the peso closed sideways. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) increased by 1.13 percent to 6,523.19, while the broader All Shares grew by 0.77 percent to… Read More

PDEA to destroy over P122-M illegal drugs seized in Western Visayas

PDEA to destroy over P122-M illegal drugs seized in Western Visayas

April 18, 2024, 8:30 pm

ILOILO CITY – Around PHP122 million worth of illegal drugs seized by various law enforcement agencies during anti-drug operations in Western Visayas will be destroyed in Iloilo City’s dumpsite in Barangay Calahunan, Mandurriao district on April 30. Graziella Tanaleon, information officer of… Read More

PH, New Zealand eye visiting forces pact, strengthened economic ties

PH, New Zealand eye visiting forces pact, strengthened economic ties

April 18, 2024, 8:24 pm

MANILA – The Philippines and New Zealand have taken steps toward deeper defense cooperation, including the possible establishment of a visiting forces agreement, as President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon met in Malacañang on Thursday. In a joint… Read More

Drought-hit farmers get rice, groceries from Cebu City gov't

Drought-hit farmers get rice, groceries from Cebu City gov't

April 18, 2024, 8:18 pm

CEBU CITY – Nearly 800 farmers in 28 upland barangays here have received various assistance from the local government unit to cushion the impact of the dry spell due to the El Niño phenomenon, Mayor Michael Rama said on Thursday. Rama said the city government noted the difficulties… Read More

3 OFWs in UAE dead due to severe flooding – DMW

3 OFWs in UAE dead due to severe flooding – DMW

April 18, 2024, 8:15 pm

MANILA – Three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly died due to the severe flooding that hit the desert nation. In an advisory on Thursday, the Department of Migrant Workers conveyed the sad news as it extended its deepest condolences and sympathies to… Read More

PAGASA: Over 52°C heat index possible in some areas

PAGASA: Over 52°C heat index possible in some areas

April 18, 2024, 8:14 pm

MANILA – The weather bureau on Thursday said some areas in the country could experience extreme danger heat index, or what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature. Although no specific areas were cited, the Philippine Atmospheric,… Read More

Grassfires hit Palawan amid intense heat

Grassfires hit Palawan amid intense heat

April 18, 2024, 8:13 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – Local authorities continue to monitor open fields in Barangay San Rafael in this city after a bushfire of unknown origin laid waste to about 60 hectares of land on Wednesday and is reportedly still smoldering. Barangay Captain Ronald Macola said on Thursday that the… Read More

Cebu Pacific installs lightning shelters at NAIA

Cebu Pacific installs lightning shelters at NAIA

April 18, 2024, 8:10 pm

MANILA – To better ensure the safety of ramp workers, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has installed lightning shelters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, where the airline operates the majority of its flights. On Thursday, CEB announced that two units were installed… Read More

Cignal TV to provide coverage for PH athletes leading to Paris 2024

Cignal TV to provide coverage for PH athletes leading to Paris 2024

April 18, 2024, 8:06 pm

MANILA – Cignal TV and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) are joining forces for the official launch of "Isang Daang Taon Laban Para sa Bayan: Celebrating 100 Years of Filipino Excellence in the Olympics," which will kick off the country’s campaign for the 2024 Paris Olympics. “Cignal TV… Read More

1 NPA rebel killed, 2 arrested; firearms seized in Albay clash

1 NPA rebel killed, 2 arrested; firearms seized in Albay clash

April 18, 2024, 8:05 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A member of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed and two others were arrested in a clash in Barangay Magogon, Camalig, Albay on Thursday, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 (Bicol) said. Lt. Col. Malu Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said the encounter ensued after a concerned… Read More

DOJ presses for Teves’ immediate deportation following bribery report

DOJ presses for Teves’ immediate deportation following bribery report

April 18, 2024, 8:01 pm

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday called on Timor Leste authorities for the immediate deportation or extradition of ousted Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr., following news reports that his son allegedly bribed a member of Timor Leste’s police force in… Read More

4 drug suspects fall, P3.4-M shabu seized in Cotabato City

4 drug suspects fall, P3.4-M shabu seized in Cotabato City

April 18, 2024, 8:01 pm

COTABATO CITY – Anti-narcotics agents arrested here four suspected drug peddlers and seized from them 500 grams of suspected shabu with a market value of PHP3.4 million on Thursday afternoon.Gil Cesario Castro, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in… Read More