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Zagala to serve as BBM's PSG chief, senior military assistant

MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala will serve as acting commander of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and senior military assistant of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr."Ang sabi sa akin ni Col. Zagala is for issuance pa ang order,... Read More

More enforcers deployed on Edsa as Timog flyover repair starts

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed around 100 more enforcers along the stretch of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) to help manage the traffic situation following the one month-closure of the Timog flyover.The flyover's southbound lane was closed to... Read More

Numbers prove success of PH drug drive: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday touted the success of the government's fight against illegal drugs, noting its role in keeping communities safe.“I think the numbers will not lie. If we look at the real numbers, in terms of volume and amount of illegal drugs that... Read More

Tulfo vows to help Marcos admin carry out priority measures

MANILA – Neophyte Senator Raffy Tulfo is committed to support incoming President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in carrying out the administration’s agenda.Foremost among Marcos’ plans is reviving the economy as the world slowly beats the Covid-19 pandemic."’Yung (The)... Read More

New VP security unit undergoes 'thorough deliberation'

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday justified its recent activation of the Vice Presidential Security and Protection Group (VPSPG).In a statement, AFP public affairs office chief Col. Jorry Baclor said the reorganization of the former Vice Presidential Security Detail... Read More

DND 'pleased' to have Carlos as nat'l security adviser: Lorenzana

MANILA – Outgoing Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the appointment of Dr. Clarita Carlos as the incoming National Security Adviser is actually a homecoming of sorts as she served as a president of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP)."Her... Read More

Emhoff to lead US delegation attending Marcos inauguration

MANILA – Douglas Emhoff, husband of United States Vice President Kamala Harris, will be leading Washington DC's delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., President Joseph Biden announced Monday.Marcos will be sworn in as the Philippines' 17th president... Read More

Heavy rains trigger lahar flow in Mt. Bulusan

MANILA – A small-volume lahar flow has been observed in Mount Bulusan, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported early Monday. In an advisory at 1 a.m., Phivolcs said lahar flow began around 7:04 p.m. Sunday. This lasted 54 minutes during a period of... Read More

PH Navy’s BRP Antonio Luna arrives in Hawaii for RIMPAC 2022

MANILA – The BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the Philippines' second guided-missile frigate, has arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Hawaii on June 25 (local time), ahead of this year's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise slated for June 29 to Aug. 4."While entering Pearl Harbor, the... Read More

LPA to bring scattered rains across PH Monday

MANILA – Scattered rain showers will dampen most parts of the country Monday due to a low pressure area, the weather bureau said.The LPA was last seen 70 kilometers north northwest of Virac, Catanduanes, or 100 kilometers east of Daet, Camarines Norte."It has a slim chance of developing into a... Read More

PH, France see closer engagement as nations mark 75 years of ties

MANILA – The Philippines and France on Sunday formally marked 75 years of diplomatic relations, with the latter seeing closer engagements on food security and education."We really have had this very long friendship and cooperation, we're celebrating the 75th anniversary but our relations are... Read More

Duterte serenades supporters in #SalamatPRRD concert

MANILA – Outgoing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte did not pass up the chance to serenade his fans and supporters despite being invited as special guest at the “Salamat PRRD” thanksgiving concert at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Sunday night.Although international singer and... Read More

Velasco vows honest, compassionate public service like VP Duterte

MANILA – Rep. Lord Allan Velasco of Marinduque’s lone district will continue his “honest and compassionate public service" as he takes inspiration from his friend, Vice President-elect Sara Duterte.Velasco, who will reportedly be replaced by Leyte (1st District) Rep. Martin... Read More

Gov’t officials cite Duterte’s hands-on leadership

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte personally attended to the concerns of the nation and listened to the needs of state agencies.Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, Office of Civil Defense administrator, said Duterte was an exemplary leader and made his presence felt in all disaster response... Read More

Duterte’s sincerity, passion to serve endeared him to Filipinos

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s sincerity and passion to serve endeared him to the nation, according to incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles.Angeles said in an interview Sunday that Duterte is indeed a “beloved President”... Read More

Huge crowd braves rain to join #SalamatPRRD event

MANILA – Rains did not dampen the spirits of thousands of supporters and fans of outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte who attended the "Salamat PRRD" thanksgiving concert at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Sunday.The police said around 3,500 people flocked to the place that also served as... Read More

Duterte admin puts a premium on health, economy: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang is pleased by the results of a recent survey that classified Filipinos’ net personal optimism as “very high” despite the impact of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic on their well-being and the economy.Results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS)... Read More

C. Visayas cops seize P105-M worth of illegal drugs

MANILA – The police seized about PHP105 million worth of illegal drugs in separate buy-bust operations in Central Visayas over the weekend.Two high-value suspects were caught with 15 kilos of shabu worth about PHP102 million near the Osmeña Wharf in Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City,... Read More

PH to host Int’l Conference of Info Commissioners in 2023

PUEBLA CITY, Mexico – The Philippines will host International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) in 2023.The ICIC Secretariat made the announcement during the closing ceremony of the Conference in a closed-door session presided by the Commissioners of Mexico’s National... Read More

Rain showers seen in many parts of PH due to LPA

MANILA – Large portion of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to a low pressure area (LPA) near Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the... Read More