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PH committed to address WPS dispute through dialogue, diplomacy

PH committed to address WPS dispute through dialogue, diplomacy

May 31, 2024, 10:04 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday said the Philippines is committed to address the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) through dialogue and diplomacy. In his keynote address at the opening of the 21st edition of the International Institute for Strategic Studies… Read More

US shunning FTA due to domestic politics; nothing to do with PH

US shunning FTA due to domestic politics; nothing to do with PH

May 31, 2024, 8:43 pm Updated on May 31, 2024, 10:28 pm

MANILA – The United States’ reluctance to pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines at the moment has nothing to do with the country but with the Western nation’s domestic politics, an American senator explained Friday. In an interview in a Makati hotel, visiting Democrat… Read More

Set clear policy on unregistered car sale, mortgage, Poe tells LTO

Set clear policy on unregistered car sale, mortgage, Poe tells LTO

May 31, 2024, 8:27 pm

MANILA – Senator Grace Poe on Friday urged the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to ensure that policies for its plans to penalize the unregistered sale or mortgage of vehicles are clear. "The agency needs to ensure that the systems are in place for a smooth rollout of the policy," Poe said in a… Read More

34 kids in conflict with law graduate from elementary, senior high

34 kids in conflict with law graduate from elementary, senior high

May 31, 2024, 7:14 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday commended 34 Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) residing at the National Training School for Boys (NTSB) for finishing their elementary and senior high school education under the Jose Fabella Memorial School - Tanay… Read More

NFA hits 97% of target palay purchase for H1 2024

NFA hits 97% of target palay purchase for H1 2024

May 31, 2024, 7:03 pm

MANILA – The National Food Authority (NFA) on Friday said it had already reached 97 percent of its target palay procurement for the first half of the year with the new pricing scheme. This is equivalent to 2.93 million bags of palay, which is close to the NFA's 3.08 million bags target purchase.… Read More

SG President sees 'warmer' diplomatic ties with PH under PBBM admin

SG President sees 'warmer' diplomatic ties with PH under PBBM admin

May 31, 2024, 6:56 pm

MANILA – Singapore President Tharman Shanmugaratnam is expecting "warmer" diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. Shanmugaratnam made the remark during his bilateral meeting with President Marcos on Friday at The… Read More

Lawmaker pushes for Anti-Road Rage Act following Makati shooting

Lawmaker pushes for Anti-Road Rage Act following Makati shooting

May 31, 2024, 6:35 pm

MANILA – The road rage killing in Makati City early this week underscored the urgency of enacting pending measures in Congress penalizing aggressive, hostile and violent behavior of motorists on the road. Road rage incidents that result in serious injuries or even death of a person will likely… Read More

BIR requirement to submit appointment books violation of privacy – SC

BIR requirement to submit appointment books violation of privacy – SC

May 31, 2024, 5:39 pm

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has invalidated a regulation from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) that requires self-employed professionals to submit their rates and register appointment books to monitor their tax compliance, according to a news release on Friday. In a decision penned by… Read More

Tolentino urges PNP to issue clear guidelines on stickers, markings

Tolentino urges PNP to issue clear guidelines on stickers, markings

May 31, 2024, 5:39 pm Updated on May 31, 2024, 6:16 pm

MANILA – Senate Majority Leader Francis Tolentino on Friday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to establish specific guidelines on unauthorized usage of vehicle stickers and markings. The lawmaker made the appeal after two of his escorts from the Metro Manila Development Authority were… Read More

PH condemns N. Korea’s missile tech-powered satellite launch

PH condemns N. Korea’s missile tech-powered satellite launch

May 31, 2024, 5:38 pm

MANILA – The Philippines on Friday condemned North Korea’s launch of a satellite that used ballistic missile technology, saying it provoked tensions in the Korean Peninsula. The satellite launch on Monday failed after the rocket carrying it exploded mid-flight. This was North Korea’s attempt… Read More

BI warns fake OEC users: 'You can't evade detection'

BI warns fake OEC users: 'You can't evade detection'

May 31, 2024, 5:19 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) not to dare use a fake overseas employment certificate (OEC) in leaving the country, as they can easily detect it. “Mayroon kaming (We have a) joint system with DMW (Department of Migrant Workers), once… Read More

CHR backs bill protecting rights of refugees, stateless persons

CHR backs bill protecting rights of refugees, stateless persons

May 31, 2024, 4:57 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday said the bill aiming to protect the rights of refugees and Stateless Persons would strengthen the Philippines’ compliance with international standards. Senate Bill (SB) No. 2548 or An Act Protecting the Rights of Refugees and Stateless… Read More

PNP files raps vs. gun-toting Chinese caught with hacking devices

PNP files raps vs. gun-toting Chinese caught with hacking devices

May 31, 2024, 4:54 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has filed charges against the Chinese national who was caught with firearms and hacking equipment in Makati City. "Sa ngayon ay kasalukuyan na for inquest proceedings yung ating arrested suspect sa Makati… Read More

Lawmaker dares Guo to take DNA test with alleged mother

Lawmaker dares Guo to take DNA test with alleged mother

May 31, 2024, 4:49 pm

MANILA – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday urged Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo to take a DNA test with Lin Wen Yi, her alleged biological mother, following information from the former’s sources in Valenzuela City who have worked with the Guo family. "Importante at dapat mag-DNA test silang… Read More

Bill seeking $500-M annual US military aid for PH awaits DOD analysis

Bill seeking $500-M annual US military aid for PH awaits DOD analysis

May 31, 2024, 4:48 pm

MANILA – The United States Senate is waiting for a detailed analysis from the US Department of Defense (DOD) on the proposal to increase the annual USD40 million US military aid or Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to the Philippines to at least USD500 million. Republican Senator William Francis… Read More

Prelate seeks immediate passage of Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

Prelate seeks immediate passage of Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

May 31, 2024, 4:41 pm

MANILA – A Catholic prelate on Friday said the immediate enactment of the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers bill into law would show the government's commitment to upholding the welfare of seafarers and their contributions to the economy. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal… Read More

DA, NDA eye dairy herd importation to boost milk production in PH

DA, NDA eye dairy herd importation to boost milk production in PH

May 31, 2024, 4:41 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Dairy Authority (NDA) on Friday bared plans to import dairy herds to boost milk production in the Philippines. During the celebration of World Milk Day, DA Undersecretary for Livestock Deogracias Victor Savellano said the industry… Read More

PBBM meets with Singapore's President, Prime Minister

PBBM meets with Singapore's President, Prime Minister

May 31, 2024, 4:22 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday met with Singaporean President Tharman Shanmugaratnam to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the Philippines and Singapore. According to the Presidential Communications Office, the two leaders held the bilateral meeting at the… Read More

14 motorcycle lay-bys to aid riders during rains – MMDA

14 motorcycle lay-bys to aid riders during rains – MMDA

May 31, 2024, 3:52 pm

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to put up at least 14 motorcycle lay-bys under flyovers across the National Capital Region (NCR) for the use of motorcyclists during rains or in emergency situations. During the inspection of a motorcycle lay-by under the… Read More

Processing of 20K amnesty appeals eyed with more local boards

Processing of 20K amnesty appeals eyed with more local boards

May 31, 2024, 3:28 pm

MANILA – The National Amnesty Commission (NAC) is looking forward to process at least 20,000 amnesty applications of former rebels with the creation of more local amnesty boards. NAC Chairperson Leah Tanodra-Armamento said there are nine local amnesty boards in charge of engaging persons… Read More