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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

DA to roll out fuel subsidy for farmers, fishers amid oil price hike

DA to roll out fuel subsidy for farmers, fishers amid oil price hike

April 12, 2024, 3:37 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Friday it is set to roll out fuel subsidies to farmers and fishers affected by soaring oil prices. During the Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing, DA Assistant Secretary Arnel de Mesa said the program entails PHP3,000 worth of aid per beneficiary.… Read More

Ex-NFL star O.J. Simpson dies of cancer at age 76

Ex-NFL star O.J. Simpson dies of cancer at age 76

April 12, 2024, 3:35 pm

ISTANBUL –The former National Football League (NFL) star Orenthal James Simpson died of cancer at 76, his family confirmed on Thursday. "On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren," his family said… Read More

PH, US, Japan ‘seriously’ concerned over China’s dangerous acts in SCS

PH, US, Japan ‘seriously’ concerned over China’s dangerous acts in SCS

April 12, 2024, 3:29 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, the United States, and Japan on Friday expressed their serious concerns over China’s "dangerous and aggressive behavior” in the South China Sea (SCS). In a joint statement issued after their trilateral meeting at the White House in Washington DC, President Ferdinand… Read More

Abalos wants stiffer anti-'colorum' ops, says no mercy for erring kin

Abalos wants stiffer anti-'colorum' ops, says no mercy for erring kin

April 12, 2024, 3:12 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. on Friday called on concerned government agencies to intensify their crackdown against "colorum" vehicles or those operating without any franchises. This came after the arrest of a woman who name-dropped… Read More

Startup Benguet firm catches mist to help solve water shortage

Startup Benguet firm catches mist to help solve water shortage

April 12, 2024, 3:10 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Amid the frequent shortage of water aggravated by the El Niño phenomenon, a technology is being tried in Atok, Benguet, to help address the situation and avoid wastage. The fog catcher and water harvesting project of startup firm FarmConnect is deemed one of the solutions to… Read More

PRO-12 arrests 71 wanted persons, seizes P1.5-M shabu in SACLEO

PRO-12 arrests 71 wanted persons, seizes P1.5-M shabu in SACLEO

April 12, 2024, 2:59 pm

KORONADAL CITY – Seventy-one wanted persons with warrants of arrest issued by various local courts were arrested during the daylong Simultaneous Law Enforcement Operations (SACLEO) in the Soccsksargen Region on Thursday. “It was a resounding success,” said Brig. Gen. Percival Augustus… Read More

Gatchalian, Bato renew push for ROTC bill, cite high public approval

Gatchalian, Bato renew push for ROTC bill, cite high public approval

April 12, 2024, 2:56 pm

MANILA – Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Friday renewed their call for the revival of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) following strong support among Filipinos, as shown in a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from Dec. 3 to 7 last year. Gatchalian, co-author… Read More

Choco Mucho eyes win No. 8 to boost semis bid

Choco Mucho eyes win No. 8 to boost semis bid

April 12, 2024, 2:55 pm

MANILA – Choco Mucho seeks to boost its semifinal campaign when it battles winless Strong Group at 4 p.m. in the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday. The Flying Titans are tied for the lead with the PLDT High Speed Hitters at 7-1.… Read More

IMF chief warns against weak global economic growth

IMF chief warns against weak global economic growth

April 12, 2024, 2:54 pm

ISTANBUL – International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday warned against weak global economic growth. "The sobering reality is global economic activity is weak by historical standards," she said during her speech at the Atlantic Council. "Prospects for… Read More

Factory output growth picks up in February

Factory output growth picks up in February

April 12, 2024, 2:33 pm

MANILA – Manufacturing output grew at a faster pace in February this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Friday.  The PSA's Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries showed that the Value of Production Index (VaPI) grew by 7.5 percent in February, up from the 5… Read More

Sen. Escudero apologizes, owns up to SUV apprehended in EDSA bus lane

Sen. Escudero apologizes, owns up to SUV apprehended in EDSA bus lane

April 12, 2024, 2:25 pm

MANILA – Senator Francis Escudero on Friday apologized to the public after his vehicle bearing the “7” protocol plate was apprehended by traffic enforcers the day before for using the EDSA Busway. In a statement, Escudero said the use of the protocol plate was “unauthorized” as the… Read More