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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

E. Visayas’ biggest high school modifies class sked amid extreme heat

E. Visayas’ biggest high school modifies class sked amid extreme heat

April 11, 2024, 5:47 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Concerned with the rising heat index, the Leyte National High School (LNHS), the biggest public secondary campus in Eastern Visayas, began implementing a modified class schedule on Thursday. Under the new schedule, junior high school (JHS) students start their classes at 7:20… Read More

136 conflict-affected families in Albay town get gov't aid

136 conflict-affected families in Albay town get gov't aid

April 11, 2024, 5:31 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 5 (Bicol) has distributed family food packs and non-food items to 136 families affected by the clash between government troops and the New People's Army (NPA) in Albay on March 28. In an interview on Thursday, Carl James… Read More

DepEd makes education accessible to remote villages in Antique

DepEd makes education accessible to remote villages in Antique

April 11, 2024, 5:26 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique –The opening of two elementary schools and the conversion of 12 others into elementary, secondary and integrated schools made education more accessible to learners in far-flung barangays of the municipalities of Bugasong and Valderrama in Antique. Dr. Daryl… Read More

Comelec sees 70%-80% overseas voter turnout in 2025 polls

Comelec sees 70%-80% overseas voter turnout in 2025 polls

April 11, 2024, 5:05 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) hopes to achieve a 70 to 80 percent overseas voter turnout for the 2025 midterm polls, with the pilot implementation of internet voting. "If we can reach 70 to 80 percent, that is already an achievement for us," Comelec spokesperson John Rex… Read More

Trade deficit down in February

Trade deficit down in February

April 11, 2024, 5:05 pm

MANILA – The country's trade deficit went down by 6 percent in February this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. Preliminary data released on Thursday showed that the balance of trade in goods or the difference between the value of exports and imports posted a deficit of… Read More

COPA Swim Series Leg 3 set on April 14

COPA Swim Series Leg 3 set on April 14

April 11, 2024, 4:43 pm

MANILA – The Congress of Philippine Aquatics (COPA) resumes its grassroots development program with the staging of the One for All, All for One Swim Series Leg 3 on April 14 at the Teofilo Ildefonso swimming pool inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila. Tournament director… Read More

Over 646K kids vaccinated vs. measles – DOH

Over 646K kids vaccinated vs. measles – DOH

April 11, 2024, 4:29 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has vaccinated 646,840 children against measles in the country as of April 10. In a media briefing on Thursday, DOH Secretary Teodoro Herbosa noted the figure translates to 47 percent of 1,381,540 million Filipino children who are eligible for vaccination… Read More

Over 1.1K seniors in Surigao City villages get stipends

Over 1.1K seniors in Surigao City villages get stipends

April 11, 2024, 4:25 pm

BUTUAN CITY – At least 1,182 indigent senior citizens from 21 island barangays in Surigao City received PHP7.1 million worth of stipends for the first semester this year in a series of payout activities on Wednesday. Each beneficiary will get PHP6,000 in stipends from January to June this year.… Read More

PNP readies assets to aid commuters amid looming transport strike

PNP readies assets to aid commuters amid looming transport strike

April 11, 2024, 4:21 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it would dispatch vehicles to provide free rides to commuters amid an impending strike by some transport groups next week. PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo, in a presser at Camp Crame, said their mobility assets would augment other… Read More