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Singaporean PM to visit PH, discuss potential energy tie-up

Singaporean PM to visit PH, discuss potential energy tie-up

April 12, 2024, 1:39 pm

MANILA – Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will be on an official visit to the Philippines on April 15 to 17 to bolster relations and map out future engagements, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Friday. The DFA said the visit will build on the gains of the 6th… Read More

Duterte denies 'gentleman’s agreement' between PH, China on WPS

Duterte denies 'gentleman’s agreement' between PH, China on WPS

April 12, 2024, 1:00 pm Updated on April 12, 2024, 1:19 pm

DAVAO CITY – Former President Rodrigo Duterte has denied the “gentleman’s agreement” between the Philippines and China on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) during his term. In a late-night press briefing Thursday, he said that having a “gentleman’s agreement” is not a practice of the… Read More

PH, US, Japan launch partnership for Luzon Economic Corridor dev’t

PH, US, Japan launch partnership for Luzon Economic Corridor dev’t

April 12, 2024, 12:52 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, the United States and Japan announced Friday (Manila time) their partnership for the development of the Luzon Economic Corridor that will help accelerate investments in critical sectors. The partnership was unveiled during the historic trilateral summit of President… Read More

Experts warn of youth lung injury crisis due to vaping

Experts warn of youth lung injury crisis due to vaping

April 12, 2024, 12:36 pm

MANILA – Medical experts have warned that with the vape and e-cigarette industry targeting the youth, the proposition of turning the Philippines into a manufacturing hub for e-cigarettes puts the country at risk of an epidemic of EVALI or e-cigarette or vape-associated lung injury. “According… Read More

South Korean opposition wins landslide in parliamentary elections

South Korean opposition wins landslide in parliamentary elections

April 12, 2024, 12:16 pm

ANKARA – South Korea's opposition bloc won a resounding victory in the country's parliamentary elections, defeating the ruling People Power Party (PPP) of President Yoon Suk Yeol, local media reported Thursday. The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) won 161 out of 254 directly contested… Read More

PH Navy honors 2 fallen aviators in Cavite crash

PH Navy honors 2 fallen aviators in Cavite crash

April 12, 2024, 11:39 am

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) paid tribute to its two aviators who perished in Thursday's crash of their Robinson R-22 trainer helicopter in Cavite City. In a statement, PN spokesperson Commander John Percie Alcos said the remains of Lt. Jan Kyle Q. Borres and Ensign Izzah Leonah Taccad,… Read More

Steam-driven eruption observed in Taal Volcano

Steam-driven eruption observed in Taal Volcano

April 12, 2024, 11:13 am

MANILA – Steam-driven or phreatic eruption was observed at the Taal Main Crater early Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In an advisory shared shortly before 10 a.m., the Phivolcs said the eruption was recorded between 5:11 a.m. to 5:24 a.m. and has… Read More

Imee urges LGUs to help farmers enlist with RSBSA

Imee urges LGUs to help farmers enlist with RSBSA

April 12, 2024, 11:07 am

ILOILO CITY – Senator Imee Marcos said local government units (LGUs) in Iloilo need to help their farmers enlist with the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), so they get their “rightful share” from the assistance provided by the Department of Agriculture (DA),… Read More

Marcos cites JCCI’s continued support to sustain PH’s economic growth

Marcos cites JCCI’s continued support to sustain PH’s economic growth

April 12, 2024, 10:54 am

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday (Manila time) acknowledged the continued support of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) towards sustainable economic development in the Philippines. “Grateful for the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry's active role in… Read More

Bank lending up, domestic liquidity slows in Feb

Bank lending up, domestic liquidity slows in Feb

April 12, 2024, 10:48 am

MANILA – Bank lending of universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) grew at a faster pace in February this year while domestic liquidity growth slowed. Data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released late Thursday showed that banks' outstanding loans, excluding those placed in the… Read More

Trilateral meet to capacitate PH with credible defense posture in WPS

Trilateral meet to capacitate PH with credible defense posture in WPS

April 12, 2024, 10:47 am Updated on April 12, 2024, 11:26 am

MANILA – House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez on Friday expressed hope that the historic trilateral summit of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., United States President Joe Biden, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida would help accelerate the modernization program of the Armed… Read More

PH, Japan agree to hold 2+2 foreign, defense meeting in 2024: DFA

PH, Japan agree to hold 2+2 foreign, defense meeting in 2024: DFA

April 12, 2024, 10:43 am

MANILA – The Philippines and Japan will convene a '2+2' ministerial meeting this year to build on their rapidly growing economic and defense cooperation. The announcement was made during the meeting of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa on the… Read More

Marcos, Biden vow to enhance PH-US economic, security ties

Marcos, Biden vow to enhance PH-US economic, security ties

April 12, 2024, 10:18 am

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and United States President Joe Biden on Friday (Manila time) agreed to further strengthen the economic and security partnerships between Manila and Washington DC. The commitment was made during the two leaders’ bilateral meeting at the White House… Read More

Progress in US firm’s nuclear energy investment in PH elates PBBM

Progress in US firm’s nuclear energy investment in PH elates PBBM

April 12, 2024, 9:23 am

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday (Manila time) hailed the developments in the planned nuclear energy investment of Washington-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. (USNC) in the Philippines. Marcos met with USNC’s top executives, led by its chief executive officer Francesco… Read More

PH, US, Japan forge trilateral alliance to protect Indo-Pacific

PH, US, Japan forge trilateral alliance to protect Indo-Pacific

April 12, 2024, 9:17 am Updated on April 12, 2024, 1:32 pm

MANILA – The Philippines has forged a “stronger” trilateral cooperation with the United States (US) and Japan aimed to protect the Indo-Pacific region to secure “a better future for all,” Malacañang announced Friday (Manila time). The forging of the historic trilateral alliance was a… Read More

Dangerous heat index forecast in 6 areas

Dangerous heat index forecast in 6 areas

April 12, 2024, 6:43 am

MANILA – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned of dangerous heat index levels in six areas across the country on Friday. Based on the weather bureau’s 5 p.m. forecast on Thursday, the following areas may have a heat index ranging from… Read More

US, Japan to unveil Luzon investment connecting 4 major PH biz hubs

US, Japan to unveil Luzon investment connecting 4 major PH biz hubs

April 11, 2024, 11:00 pm

MANILA – The United States, Japan, and the Philippines are set to unveil the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) Luzon Corridor that will usher in new infrastructure projects to connect Subic Bay, Clark, Manila, and Batangas. The PGII, founded by the G7 countries, aims to… Read More

Iloilo City implements selective immunization vs. spread of pertussis

Iloilo City implements selective immunization vs. spread of pertussis

April 11, 2024, 10:24 pm

ILOILO CITY – The city health office (CHO) has vaccinated 1,200 children here as the outbreak response immunization (ORI) continues to stop the possible spread of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. “Currently, we conduct selective immunization because of the scarcity of vaccines. We… Read More

LGUs urged to open electronic biz one-stop shops to boost economy

LGUs urged to open electronic biz one-stop shops to boost economy

April 11, 2024, 9:47 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is encouraging all local government units (LGUs) in the Bicol region to open an electronic business one-stop shop (eBOSS), not just to comply with the law but mainly to boost their local economy. ARTA Secretary Ernesto Perez said Thursday such a… Read More

DA-Cordillera reports P444.94-M agri damage due to El Niño

DA-Cordillera reports P444.94-M agri damage due to El Niño

April 11, 2024, 9:30 pm

BAGUIO CITY – About PHP444.94 million worth of agricultural damage has been recorded in the Cordillera region as of March 22 due to the dry spell, a report from the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed on Thursday. DA-Cordillera Director Jennilyn Dawayan, in a report,… Read More