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3-day celebration lined up for 126th Independence Day

3-day celebration lined up for 126th Independence Day

June 4, 2024, 9:37 pm

MANILA – A Bagong Pilipinas (New Philippines) tradition awaits the Filipino public during the celebration of the 126th Independence Day this year. In a news release on Tuesday, the Presidential Communications Office said the festival-like celebrations from June 10 to 12 will be held at the Rizal… Read More

No other eruption in Kanlaon but public warned vs. volcanic ash, gas

No other eruption in Kanlaon but public warned vs. volcanic ash, gas

June 4, 2024, 9:13 pm

MANILA – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Teresito Bacolcol said no other eruption happened in Kanlaon Volcano since it erupted for six minutes on Monday night. Bacolcol, however, advised residents around the area to take precautions against volcanic ash and… Read More

Launch of mobile app providing assistance to OFWs set in July

Launch of mobile app providing assistance to OFWs set in July

June 4, 2024, 8:49 pm

MANILA – A mobile application providing comprehensive assistance and information to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) globally will be launched in July. OFW Party-list Rep. Marissa Magsino said the OFW App will synergize the digitization efforts of government agencies and provide access to… Read More

Marcos names opposition senator’s wife as special envoy to UAE

Marcos names opposition senator’s wife as special envoy to UAE

June 4, 2024, 7:51 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. appointed Ma. Anna Kathryna Pimentel, wife of Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, as Special Envoy to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Trade and Investment. Marcos administered Mrs. Pimentel’s oath of office on Tuesday in… Read More

DSWD chief: Enough resources for Kanlaon-affected families

DSWD chief: Enough resources for Kanlaon-affected families

June 4, 2024, 7:47 pm Updated on June 4, 2024, 9:16 pm

MANILA – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian on Tuesday assured the agency has sufficient family food packs (FFPs) in regions affected by the volcanic activity of Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Island. Gatchalian said President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. directed the… Read More

House, Senate discuss priorities ahead of 19th Congress last session

House, Senate discuss priorities ahead of 19th Congress last session

June 4, 2024, 7:44 pm

MANILA – The House of Representatives and the Senate have started coordinating on their legislative priorities ahead of the 3rd and last regular session of the 19th Congress. In a media interview in San Mateo, Rizal on Tuesday, Speaker Martin Romualdez said he initially discussed their common… Read More

DA revives Ilocos ‘white gold,’ seeks hike in PH garlic production

DA revives Ilocos ‘white gold,’ seeks hike in PH garlic production

June 4, 2024, 7:17 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday said it is seeking to increase garlic production to 20 percent of the country’s overall demand next year with the help of the revival of the “white gold" in the Ilocos Region. “Itong bawang ibabalik natin ulit (We will bring back… Read More

Marcos: Gov’t on top of Mt. Kanlaon eruption response

Marcos: Gov’t on top of Mt. Kanlaon eruption response

June 4, 2024, 7:12 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday assured the public of continued government action following Mt. Kanlaon’s eruption. In a video message posted on social media, Marcos said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), National Disaster Risk Reduction… Read More

GOCCs lauded for ‘undeniable’ role in national dev’t

GOCCs lauded for ‘undeniable’ role in national dev’t

June 4, 2024, 7:00 pm

MANILA – Senator Loren Legarda on Tuesday hailed Government Owned and Control Corporations (GOCCs) for their impressive dividend collections that are projected to surpass its PHP100 billion remittance in 2023. Speaking before the 13th Anniversary of the GOCC Governance Act of 2011, Legarda said… Read More

Senator wants Duterte included in Covid-19 supply probe

Senator wants Duterte included in Covid-19 supply probe

June 4, 2024, 6:27 pm

MANILA – Senate Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros believes that former president Rodrigo R. Duterte should be included in the ongoing investigation of the Office of the Ombudsman on Pharmally deals with the government. In a statement, Hontiveros said Duterte should be included in the probe… Read More

Senators hail PBBM for signing law giving teachers add’l allowance

Senators hail PBBM for signing law giving teachers add’l allowance

June 4, 2024, 6:18 pm

MANILA – Senators on Tuesday lauded President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for signing Republic Act (RA) 11997 or “Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act” which increased the yearly teaching allowance of the public school teachers. Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., the principal author of the law in the… Read More

Dev't in Marcos admin’s infra program ‘substantial’ –NEDA

Dev't in Marcos admin’s infra program ‘substantial’ –NEDA

June 4, 2024, 6:15 pm

MANILA – There has been “substantial” development in the Marcos administration’s infrastructure flagship projects (IFPs) under the Build Better More program of the government, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said Tuesday. In a Palace press briefing, Socioeconomic… Read More

PCG heightens alert after Kanlaon eruption

PCG heightens alert after Kanlaon eruption

June 4, 2024, 6:09 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Negros Island is on alert to assist local government units (LGU) and other concerned agencies in ensuring the public’s safety following the eruption of Mount Kanlaon. In a statement on Tuesday, PCG spokesperson Rear Admiral Armando Balilo said the… Read More

MARINA to roll out full online processing for seafarers

MARINA to roll out full online processing for seafarers

June 4, 2024, 5:24 pm Updated on June 4, 2024, 8:05 pm

MANILA – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) will soon roll out full online services for seafarers and other maritime stakeholders to streamline processes and applications. During the Kapihan sa Bagong Pilipinas media briefing on Tuesday, MARINA National Capital Region Director Marc Anthony… Read More

DPWH: P70-M evacuation hub in Pasig to boost disaster response

DPWH: P70-M evacuation hub in Pasig to boost disaster response

June 4, 2024, 5:12 pm

MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday reported the completion of an evacuation center building in Pasig City, which would help boost the disaster response operations in Metro Manila. In a statement, DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) director Loreta Malaluan said… Read More

AFP: Soldiers aboard BRP Sierra Madre have right to defend themselves

AFP: Soldiers aboard BRP Sierra Madre have right to defend themselves

June 4, 2024, 5:09 pm

MANILA – Filipino soldiers aboard the ship BRP Sierra Madre (LS-57) in the West Philippine Sea's (WPS) Ayungin Shoal have the right to defend themselves, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. said Tuesday. Brawner said Filipino soldiers aboard BRP Sierra Madre are… Read More

MRT-7 partial operations to begin Q4 2025

MRT-7 partial operations to begin Q4 2025

June 4, 2024, 4:53 pm

MANILA – A 12-station portion of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) will be operational by the final quarter of 2025, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Tuesday. These 12 stations include North EDSA, Quezon Memorial Circle, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don… Read More

PH Covid-19 cases increase slow, manageable – DOH

PH Covid-19 cases increase slow, manageable – DOH

June 4, 2024, 4:32 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it has observed a slow increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases which are tagged as mild, making all regions remain at low-risk status. Latest DOH data showed that the average number of daily reported cases for the week May 21… Read More

PH, UAE eye deeper ties, increased trade

PH, UAE eye deeper ties, increased trade

June 4, 2024, 4:31 pm

MANILA – The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are looking to strengthen their bilateral relations, with the Middle Eastern country hinting at increased investments in Manila. During his courtesy call on President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos at… Read More

Baguio faithful warned vs. group’s solicitation scam

Baguio faithful warned vs. group’s solicitation scam

June 4, 2024, 4:25 pm

MANILA – The Diocese of Baguio on Tuesday cautioned the public against a religious group asking for donations. In a social media post, the diocese said the group 'Filipino Katoliko' is composed of men clad in white clergy cassocks who are seeking financial support from individuals, business… Read More