Faster travel time along EDSA with P2P bus

MANILA -- Point to point buses (P2P) took an average of 50 minutes to travel from North Avenue in Quezon City to Ayala Avenue in Makati City Friday, considered relatively faster as compared to the usual travel time of around 1.5 hours during rush hours.The government launched Friday the P2P bus... Read More

Barangay satellite registration only for residents: Comelec

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded the public that off-site/satellite registration are only for residents of a particular barangay where the election-related activities are ongoing.The poll body noted that applicants should only visit satellite registrations conducted by the... Read More

Celebrate unique, genuine Flipino values: DepEd

MANILA -- Values that countries hold sacred distinguish them from the rest. Are students aware of values distinct to Filipinos? The Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded schools to observe the Filipino Values Month, which is slated every November. DepEd is urging schools to celebrate the... Read More

Suu Kyi, Cambodia PM arriving Saturday for ASEAN Summit

CLARK, Pampanga -- Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen are expected to arrive at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Saturday for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, which will be held on November 10-14 in... Read More

Bello suspends processing of employment certificates anew

MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday ordered anew the suspension of the acceptance and processing of applications for Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC) for all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to reports of illegal recruitment activities victimizing Filipino... Read More

Roque downplays De Lima’s ‘rants’

MANILA -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday shrugged off accusations leveled on him by detained Senator Leila de Lima, saying these were just rants coming from someone accused of heinous crimes.De Lima has accused the new Palace spokesperson as a “truth-bender for hire,” a... Read More

Gambala, Maestrecampo lead new batch of Duterte appointees

MANILA -- Two former Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials who were questioned in the Senate regarding corruption in the agency, as part of the bigger probe on the controversial PHP 6.4-billion shabu shipment in the country, were among the latest batch of Presidential appointees this November.Former... Read More

DOJ submits Carl-Kulot slay case for resolution

MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to submit for resolution after it wrapped up its probe into the killings of former University of the Philippines student Carl Angelo Arnaiz and his companion Reynaldo “Kulot” de Guzman.Now facing double murder charges and other charges are... Read More

Ex-PTV4 manager fined for unliquidated cash advances

MANILA -- For failure to liquidate his cash advances, Renato Caluag, former general manager and chief operating officer of People’s Television Network, Incorporated (PTV4) pleaded guilty before the Sandiganbayan for violation of Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code.

By virtue of his... Read More

All roads to Marawi main battle area cleared: AFP

MANILA -- The military has cleared all roads leading to Marawi City’s main battle area (MBA) where fighting raged for five months against Maute group.Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation efforts are... Read More

Number of robbery cases drop: PNP

MANILA – The incidence of robbery nationwide is on the decline, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Friday.In a statement, PNP spokesperson, Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, said the trend began last year and continued until the second half of 2017, with the number of robbery cases... Read More

ASEAN Gala celebration to showcase best of PH arts, culture

MANILA —The Philippines will hold the Special Gala Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday, November 12.President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will host the ASEAN leaders and dialogue partner leaders and their spouses and respective delegates.The... Read More

TS 'Salome' maintains strength as it moves to WPS: PAGASA

MANILA — Tropical storm “Salome” (international name Haikui) has maintained its strength as it moves towards the West Philippine Sea Friday, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.In its 8 a.m. severe weather... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

BUSINESS MIRROR – Unfazed by inflation risks, BSP keeps key policy ratesINQUIRER – APEC, ASEAN pressed on rights crisesMANILA BULLETIN – Duterte seeks economic integrationMANILA TIMES – Globalization hurts poor economiesMANILA STANDARD – IS urban attacks... Read More

PRRD holds bilateral meeting with Vietnamese, Papua New Guinea leaders

Da Nang, Viet Nam — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, November 9, met with Viet Nam President Tran Dai Quang and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) here.President... Read More

PRRD urges bizcom to help APEC ensure free trade, globalization

Da Nang, Viet Nam -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, November 9, said the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies need the cooperation of the business community in ensuring that the benefits of free trade and globalization are felt by all, particularly the micro, small and... Read More

DOE, DENR working to contain Mindoro oil spill

MANILA – The Department of Energy (DOE) is closely coordinating with concerned government agencies, such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), following an oil spill of some 800 liters of bunker oil from the DMCI Power Plant in Barangay Sta. Isabel in Calapan City,... Read More

No classes in some south Luzon areas Friday due to 'Salome'

MANILA -- Some provinces in southernTagalogannounced suspension of classes for Friday due to bad weatherbrought by tropical depression 'Salome'.As of this posting, the following areas have called off classes for Friday (November 10):Batangas (all levels)Quezon (all levels)Laguna (all levels)Morong,... Read More

Atio's parents seek indictment of Aegis Juris fratmen

MANILA -- The parents of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman Horacio "Atio" Castillo III insisted that their son died from hazing injuries and not from a pre-existing heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.During the continuation of preliminary investigation on Thursday, Horacio... Read More

Premier Li to introduce 30 new initiatives during ASEAN meeting

MANILA -- The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Thursday echoed its ministry's announcement that China’s Premier Li Keqiang will propose "30 new initiatives" to the region during his visit in Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings.Chinese... Read More