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Manila mayor seeks more historical markers for ancient rulers

Manila mayor seeks more historical markers for ancient rulers

June 3, 2024, 6:13 pm

MANILA – Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna on Monday asked the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to install more historical markers in the capital city in honor of the heroes who contributed to its rich history. Speaking at the 453rd anniversary of the Battle of Bangkusay at Plaza… Read More

Barbers wants vape maker to explain serious violations of vape law

Barbers wants vape maker to explain serious violations of vape law

June 3, 2024, 6:08 pm

MANILA – Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Monday demanded vape product manufacturer and importer Flava Corporation to explain before Congress reports on serious violations of the country’s vape law. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) earlier reported that Flava… Read More

Zubiri mulls cyberlibel raps vs. black propagandists

Zubiri mulls cyberlibel raps vs. black propagandists

June 3, 2024, 5:55 pm

MANILA – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri announced on Monday that he is planning to file cyberlibel cases against the makers of social media videos accusing him of corruption. In a news release, Zubiri said the allegations had “impeccable timing,” circulated online just as he was being replaced… Read More

Comelec wants raps, DQ vs. poll bets for use of AI, deepfake

Comelec wants raps, DQ vs. poll bets for use of AI, deepfake

June 3, 2024, 5:54 pm Updated on June 3, 2024, 6:44 pm

MANILA – Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief George Erwin Garcia on Monday said disqualification and election offense cases to be filed against candidates who would use artificial intelligence (AI) and deepfake technology in next year's midterm polls. “I will propose to the Commission en… Read More

TESDA, USAID launch 18 modules to boost trainees' job readiness

TESDA, USAID launch 18 modules to boost trainees' job readiness

June 3, 2024, 5:39 pm

MANILA – Eighteen modules developed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), were launched in Taguig City on Monday. The modules are integrated into the training regulations of TESDA's… Read More

MWSS-RO investigates Maynilad’s poor water quality

MWSS-RO investigates Maynilad’s poor water quality

June 3, 2024, 5:35 pm

MANILA – The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) on Monday said it is investigating the undrinkable water quality from Maynilad. The investigation followed Maynilad’s water service interruptions and advice to customers in the southern areas of its… Read More

Marcos signs law granting more allowance to public school teachers

Marcos signs law granting more allowance to public school teachers

June 3, 2024, 5:31 pm Updated on June 3, 2024, 6:20 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has signed into law a measure authorizing an increase in the annual teaching allowance of public school teachers. Marcos approved Republic Act No. 11997 or the “Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act” during a ceremonial signing in Malacañang Monday afternoon.… Read More

PNP probes cop's 'hazing' in Isabela drill training

PNP probes cop's 'hazing' in Isabela drill training

June 3, 2024, 5:08 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it would investigate the alleged hazing of police officers in Isabela province. In a press briefing at Camp Crame, PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) would probe the incident… Read More

Senators slam China's seizure, dumping of food for PH soldiers in WPS

Senators slam China's seizure, dumping of food for PH soldiers in WPS

June 3, 2024, 4:44 pm

MANILA – Senators on Monday condemned the China Coast Guard (CCG) for its seizure and dumping of food supplies meant for Philippine soldiers in Ayungin Shoal, as well as preventing a medical evacuation of injured soldiers in separate incidents in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) on May 19. Senate… Read More

DA bats for 20.44M MT rice output despite El Niño, 'Aghon'

DA bats for 20.44M MT rice output despite El Niño, 'Aghon'

June 3, 2024, 4:09 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday remained hopeful in meeting its target of 20.44 million metric tons (MT) of local rice production for the year. In an interview, DA Undersecretary for Rice Industry Development Christopher Morales said they are implementing various mechanisms… Read More

Ombudsman suspends Guo, 2 others over graft cases filed by DILG

Ombudsman suspends Guo, 2 others over graft cases filed by DILG

June 3, 2024, 4:03 pm Updated on June 3, 2024, 4:48 pm

MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo and two others for up to six months in connection with the graft charges filed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). The DILG alleged that Guo allowed illegal Philippine… Read More

Duterte Youth asks Comelec to bar P3PWD from joining 2025 polls

Duterte Youth asks Comelec to bar P3PWD from joining 2025 polls

June 3, 2024, 3:36 pm

MANILA – The Duty to Energize the Republic through the Enlightenment of the Youth (Duterte Youth) partly-list on Monday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disallow the Komunidad ng Pamilya, Pasyente at Persons with Disabilities (P3PWD) party-list from joining next year's midterm… Read More

Hunt on vs. 4 more inmates who bolted Bulacan jail

Hunt on vs. 4 more inmates who bolted Bulacan jail

June 3, 2024, 2:57 pm

MANILA – A manhunt is underway for four more inmates who escaped from the jail facility of the San Jose Del Monte City Police Station in Bulacan province. Initial information from the Bulacan Police Provincial Office said the jail's duty custodial officer discovered the incident at about 3 a.m.… Read More

Zelenskyy asks PH help for mental health workers; Marcos obliges

Zelenskyy asks PH help for mental health workers; Marcos obliges

June 3, 2024, 2:21 pm

MANILA – Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appealed to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for humanitarian assistance, particularly in the mental health of Ukrainian soldiers amid the ongoing war with Russia. In his meeting with Marcos at the Malacañan Palace on Monday morning, Zelenskyy… Read More

DMW: Filipinos in Taiwan, Japan safe amid quakes

DMW: Filipinos in Taiwan, Japan safe amid quakes

June 3, 2024, 2:12 pm

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Monday said no Filipinos were injured in Taiwan and Japan that were struck by earthquakes. In a statement, the DMW said initial reports from the Migrant Workers Office in Osaka, Japan (MWO-Osaka) said a tremor rocked Japan's Noto Peninsula… Read More

Lawmaker hopes for passage of SOGIESC bill under new Senate leadership

Lawmaker hopes for passage of SOGIESC bill under new Senate leadership

June 3, 2024, 2:06 pm

MANILA – Senate Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros on Monday expressed high hopes that the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Equality bill would be passed under the new Senate leadership. In a statement, Hontiveros said she already asked… Read More

Think tank: PBBM's stance emboldens countries to follow int'l law

Think tank: PBBM's stance emboldens countries to follow int'l law

June 3, 2024, 1:27 pm

MANILA – A think tank on Monday commended President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for his historic keynote message at the 21st International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that sounded the call to strengthen partnerships and multilateral cooperation to address… Read More

PNP anti-drug group seizes P795-M narcotics in May

PNP anti-drug group seizes P795-M narcotics in May

June 3, 2024, 12:37 pm

MANILA – Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) - Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) confiscated illegal drugs valued at more than PHP795 million in May. In a statement on Monday, PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Eleazar Matta said these illegal drugs were seized in 81 intelligence-driven… Read More

Zelenskyy thanks Marcos for PH support in Ukraine’s sovereignty

Zelenskyy thanks Marcos for PH support in Ukraine’s sovereignty

June 3, 2024, 11:39 am

MANILA – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for the Philippines’ support and recognition of Ukraine’s sovereignty as Kyiv continues to deal with the Russian invasion. Zelenskyy conveyed his gratitude to Marcos during their meeting at the… Read More

Zelenskyy in Manila for bilateral meeting with Marcos

Zelenskyy in Manila for bilateral meeting with Marcos

June 3, 2024, 9:21 am

MANILA – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in Manila to meet with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., according to Malacañang. Zelenskyy will meet with Marcos at the Malacañan Palace on Monday morning at around 8 a.m., the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said The Palace,… Read More