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DFA chief: PH to open migrant workers office in Hungary

DFA chief: PH to open migrant workers office in Hungary

June 14, 2024, 8:51 am

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is set to open a new office in Hungary, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo said Thursday. The announcement was made after the productive 8th Philippine-Hungary Political Consultations in Makati City, led by Hungarian Foreign and Trade… Read More

'Habagat' to bring rains over parts of Mindanao

'Habagat' to bring rains over parts of Mindanao

June 14, 2024, 8:09 am

MANILA – The southwest monsoon or “habagat” affecting the western section of Mindanao will bring rains over parts of the island, the weather bureau said Friday. This will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Palawan, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.… Read More

DFA looking into reported Chinese Navy drills in PH EEZ

DFA looking into reported Chinese Navy drills in PH EEZ

June 13, 2024, 9:09 pm

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will study what steps to take regarding the reported military drill of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), DFA Secretary Enrique Manalo said Thursday. In an ambush interview on… Read More

Hungarian FM pays courtesy call on Marcos

Hungarian FM pays courtesy call on Marcos

June 13, 2024, 9:02 pm

MANILA – Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjárto made a courtesy call on President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. at Malacañan Palace on Thursday.  During the meeting, Marcos expressed hope to boost the ties between the Philippines and Hungary, as this year marks the 50th… Read More

Congress leaders vow to expedite admin’s legislative agenda

Congress leaders vow to expedite admin’s legislative agenda

June 13, 2024, 9:01 pm Updated on June 14, 2024, 9:00 am

MANILA – Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Senate President Chiz Escudero led other Congress leaders in a meeting in Malacañang on Thursday to foster greater unity and collaboration between the two chambers. “This meeting symbolizes a renewed and reinvigorated partnership between the… Read More

Sta. Catalina port project to boost economy, tourism in Ilocos Sur

Sta. Catalina port project to boost economy, tourism in Ilocos Sur

June 13, 2024, 8:59 pm

MANILA – The development of Sta. Catalina Port is expected to spur connectivity, economy and tourism in Ilocos Sur, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Thursday. During the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the port development project in Sta. Catalina, DOTr Undersecretary… Read More

Add’l grant only for 4Ps households with pregnant, nursing mothers

Add’l grant only for 4Ps households with pregnant, nursing mothers

June 13, 2024, 8:57 pm

MANILA – Only pregnant and nursing mothers who are enrolled and registered as beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) can receive the expanded cash grant under the “1st 1000 Days” initiative of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), according to the… Read More

8-minute homilies feasible, CBCP exec says

8-minute homilies feasible, CBCP exec says

June 13, 2024, 8:54 pm

MANILA – The executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines - Commission on Public Affairs (CBCP-CPA) said Thursday that Pope Francis’s suggestion to shorten the homily during a Mass is possible. According to EDSA Shrine rector Fr. Jerome Secillano, priests could… Read More

3 OFWs die in Kuwait fire

3 OFWs die in Kuwait fire

June 13, 2024, 8:50 pm

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) confirmed Thursday the death of three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after a fire engulfed a building in southern Kuwait's Mangaf area early Wednesday. The DMW said the three OFWs were among 11 OFWs earlier reported to have been affected by the… Read More

DSWD chief asks META PH for swift action vs. online baby selling

DSWD chief asks META PH for swift action vs. online baby selling

June 13, 2024, 8:23 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) officials, led by Secretary Rex Gatchalian, on Thursday met with the representatives of META Philippines, the mother company of the popular Facebook social media platform, at the Central Office in Quezon City. The meeting was the… Read More

BOC-Zamboanga destroys P595-M smuggled cigarettes

BOC-Zamboanga destroys P595-M smuggled cigarettes

June 13, 2024, 8:21 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) - Port of Zamboanga on Thursday led the destruction of nearly PHP600 million worth of smuggled cigarettes. Acting District Collector Arthur Sevilla Jr. reported that the destruction of more than 8,816 cases and 1,014 reams of smuggled cigarettes was conducted… Read More

PNP sets forensic test on hacking devices found on Chinese national

PNP sets forensic test on hacking devices found on Chinese national

June 13, 2024, 8:15 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police - Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) is set to conduct a "forensic digital examination" on the hi-tech and military-grade devices recovered from a Chinese national who was arrested in Makati City last month. In an interview, PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo… Read More

PCO reports proactive transparency at 15th ICIC in Albania

PCO reports proactive transparency at 15th ICIC in Albania

June 13, 2024, 7:58 pm

TIRANA, Albania – Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Undersecretary Cherbett Karen L. Maralit served as the rapporteur for a pivotal session “Innovative Landscape of Proactive Transparency” on the first day of the 15th International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) here… Read More

Senator urges PAGCOR to go after unlicensed POGOs

Senator urges PAGCOR to go after unlicensed POGOs

June 13, 2024, 6:13 pm

MANILA – Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada has called on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to address reports that some 250 Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) in the country are operating illegally or without licenses. "Kung may sapat na impormasyon na… Read More

DENR-NWRB OKs 52 CMS water allocation for domestic use in NCR

DENR-NWRB OKs 52 CMS water allocation for domestic use in NCR

June 13, 2024, 5:54 pm Updated on June 13, 2024, 10:12 pm

MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Water Resources Board (DENR-NWRB) on Thursday confirmed the approval of 52 cubic meters per second (CMS), from 51 CMS, water allocation for domestic consumption in Metro Manila. This came following the request of Metropolitan… Read More

PBBM signs laws on real property valuation reform, NIR creation

PBBM signs laws on real property valuation reform, NIR creation

June 13, 2024, 5:40 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday signed two new laws creating the Negros Island Region (NIR) and reforming real property valuation and assessment in the Philippines. Marcos signed Republic Act (RA) 12000 or the Negros Island Region (NIR) Act, which unifies the provinces of… Read More

3.6M applications processed by Comelec since February

3.6M applications processed by Comelec since February

June 13, 2024, 5:33 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday reported that it has processed about 3.6 million applications since the nationwide voter registration began four months ago. Based on Comelec data, 3,642,176 individuals have submitted applications, including first-time voters, as of… Read More

DOTr begins work on NSCR Banlic Depot in Calamba

DOTr begins work on NSCR Banlic Depot in Calamba

June 13, 2024, 5:04 pm

MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday broke ground for the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) System’s Banlic Depot in Calamba, Laguna. During the groundbreaking ceremony, DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista said the Banlic Depot signals the “rapid progress” of the… Read More

PAOCC to LGUs: Report potential scam farms, POGO hubs

PAOCC to LGUs: Report potential scam farms, POGO hubs

June 13, 2024, 5:01 pm

MANILA – The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) on Thursday urged local government units to report the possible establishment and operation of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) hubs and scam farms in their areas. "Ako'y nanawagan ulit sa ating mga mayors, sa ating… Read More

PNP assures no return to service for erring cops

PNP assures no return to service for erring cops

June 13, 2024, 4:50 pm

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil on Thursday assured that police officers involved in illegal activities will not return to the service. In an interview, Marbil said he is not content with merely suspension or demotion for erring officers. “We make… Read More