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Fair weather, isolated rain showers to continue across PH

Fair weather, isolated rain showers to continue across PH

May 23, 2024, 8:02 am

MANILA – Fair weather with isolated rain showers will still prevail across the archipelago on Thursday, the weather bureau said. "Because the low-pressure area (LPA) is still far and is yet to affect the country, fair weather will continue to prevail," Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine… Read More

Marcos thanks Djibouti for aiding seafarers affected by Houthi attack

Marcos thanks Djibouti for aiding seafarers affected by Houthi attack

May 23, 2024, 8:00 am

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. expressed appreciation to the government of Djibouti for helping Filipino seafarers affected by the Houthi missile attack on M/V True Confidence in the Gulf of Aden last March. Marcos thanked Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Djibouti Ibrahim… Read More

Queen Máxima vows support for PH financial health efforts

Queen Máxima vows support for PH financial health efforts

May 23, 2024, 7:50 am

MANILA – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), has vowed to support inclusive finance and financial health efforts in the Philippines, Malacañang said Thursday.… Read More

Ex-Wescom chief on secret deal with China: ‘Completely false’

Ex-Wescom chief on secret deal with China: ‘Completely false’

May 22, 2024, 11:39 pm

MANILA – Former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command (Wescom) chief, Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos, has denied signing any secret deal with China. "There are stories about me making secret deals with China and their officials. These are completely false," Carlos said in a Senate… Read More

House accomplished mission on peace, economy – Romualdez

House accomplished mission on peace, economy – Romualdez

May 22, 2024, 10:56 pm

MANILA – Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday reported that the House of Representatives has accomplished its mission of enhancing peace and improving the economy. “Our work in this session has been driven by a clear and compelling mission. Our focus: national security and… Read More

House censures Alvarez for ‘disorderly behavior’

House censures Alvarez for ‘disorderly behavior’

May 22, 2024, 10:50 pm

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to censure Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez for “disorderly behavior" and for violation of the chamber's Code of Conduct. Voting 186-5 with 7 abstentions, the House adopted a more lenient penalty than the… Read More

5 Filipinos onboard turbulence-hit SG flight in stable condition

5 Filipinos onboard turbulence-hit SG flight in stable condition

May 22, 2024, 10:05 pm

MANILA – The five Filipinos onboard the Singapore-bound flight that made an emergency landing in Bangkok after experiencing severe turbulence are in stable condition on Tuesday. In a statement, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said one of the five Filipino passengers who suffered a neck… Read More

House approves absolute divorce bill on final reading

House approves absolute divorce bill on final reading

May 22, 2024, 9:46 pm Updated on May 22, 2024, 10:52 pm

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on the third and final reading a bill reinstituting absolute divorce in the country. With 126 affirmative votes, 109 negative votes, and 20 abstentions, the chamber passed House Bill (HB) 9349, or the proposed Absolute Divorce Act.… Read More

Remulla orders swift prosecution of Canadian tied to P9.6-B shabu haul

Remulla orders swift prosecution of Canadian tied to P9.6-B shabu haul

May 22, 2024, 9:43 pm

MANILA – Justice Secretary Jesus Remulla on Wednesday directed prosecutors to earnestly pursue the prosecution of Thomas Gordon O’Quinn who is facing charges of drug possession and use of fictitious name. The Canadian is subject of a red notice by the International Criminal Police Organization… Read More

PH 2+2 meets with Japan, US expected in Q3

PH 2+2 meets with Japan, US expected in Q3

May 22, 2024, 9:15 pm

MANILA – The Philippine government is expected to convene two foreign and defense ministerial dialogues or 2+2 meetings with Japan and the United States in the third quarter of 2024. In a lunch meeting in Manila, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo confirmed that his counterparts Japanese… Read More

DFA says no downgrading but PH-China ties ‘a bit choppy’ now

DFA says no downgrading but PH-China ties ‘a bit choppy’ now

May 22, 2024, 8:49 pm

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday the Philippines has yet come to a point where it would have to downgrade its relations with Beijing amid the latter's harassments in the West Philippine Sea, but described the ties with the Asian power as “a bit choppy” at… Read More

ASEAN-Japan data protection experts call for PPP vs. cyber threats

ASEAN-Japan data protection experts call for PPP vs. cyber threats

May 22, 2024, 8:35 pm

MANILA – Cybersecurity and data protection professionals representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan on Wednesday urged concerned government and private sector organizations to work together against cyber menaces that are threatening the region’s Critical… Read More

Media vital in public preparedness vs. climate change – CCC

Media vital in public preparedness vs. climate change – CCC

May 22, 2024, 8:13 pm

MANILA – The media plays a crucial role in the public's preparedness and climate change adaptation, an official of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) said Wednesday. "Journalism is an important part not only of democratic society but on the moves that we want to further enlighten and empower… Read More

Gov't monitoring 23 FB pages involved in 'kids for sale'

Gov't monitoring 23 FB pages involved in 'kids for sale'

May 22, 2024, 6:55 pm

MANILA – The National Authority for Child Care (NACC) is monitoring 23 Facebook pages selling Filipino children online in the guise of adoption.In a Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing on Wednesday, NACC executive director Janella Estrada said the Facebook pages have been reported to the Philippine… Read More

Gov't convergence efforts key to attaining rice self-sufficiency

Gov't convergence efforts key to attaining rice self-sufficiency

May 22, 2024, 6:53 pm

MANILA – Speaker Martin Romualdez on Wednesday said the government's convergence efforts in flood control and effective water management would enable the Philippines to achieve rice self-sufficiency under President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s administration. During his meeting with the Department… Read More

Navy commissions 2 more Israeli-made missile boats

Navy commissions 2 more Israeli-made missile boats

May 22, 2024, 5:24 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) has formally commissioned two more fast attack interdiction craft (FAIC) equipped with the Spike NLOS (non-line of sight) missile systems. The commissioning rites for the new vessels, named BRP Herminigildo Yurong (PG-906) and BRP Laurence Narag (PG-907), were… Read More

LTO begins barangay distribution of tricycle plates

LTO begins barangay distribution of tricycle plates

May 22, 2024, 5:06 pm

MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Wednesday began the distribution of license plates for tricycles at the barangay level in Quezon City. This is the first time the agency has done direct-to-owner plate distributions. “We will be doing this starting here in Quezon City and will… Read More

DOH bats for education, awareness as daily HIV case rate soars to 55

DOH bats for education, awareness as daily HIV case rate soars to 55

May 22, 2024, 5:02 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking at new approaches to address the spike in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the country, including increased awareness and education among youth. According to Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, 59,000 Filipinos are living with HIV,… Read More

2 SAF men facing alarm, scandal raps under restrictive custody

2 SAF men facing alarm, scandal raps under restrictive custody

May 22, 2024, 4:57 pm

MANILA – The two commandos of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) facing alarm and scandal charges are now under restrictive custody. In a press conference at Camp Crame, PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said the Muntinlupa City Prosecutor's Office ordered the release… Read More

More benefits eyed to address 190K shortage in health workers

More benefits eyed to address 190K shortage in health workers

May 22, 2024, 4:57 pm

MANILA – The government is looking to provide insurance, housing and other benefits for healthcare workers to encourage them to stay in the country and help address the shortage among them which is currently at around 190,000. In a Palace press briefing Wednesday, Health Secretary Teodoro… Read More