Comelec bares satellite registration schedule in Metro Manila

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be conducting offsite/satellite registrations in 32 areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) in a bid to reach out to qualified citizens in connection with the ongoing voters registration process for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan... Read More

PNP solves Grab driver slay

MANILA -- The suspect in the killing of Grab driver Gerardo "Junie" Maquidato Jr., who voluntarily surrendered to authorities, was formally presented Wednesday to Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa who considered the case closed.Suspect Narc Tulod Delemios, 25, with... Read More

LTFRB backs database for blacklisted passengers

MANILA --The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has expressed support to the proposed common database for blacklisted passengers of transportation network companies (TNCs) to help deter carjacking and other crimes involving transportation network vehicle services (TNVS).... Read More

Gov’t workers to get year-end bonus starting Nov. 15

MANILA -- State workers can expect to receive their year-end bonus starting November 15, or a day after for those who are based in areas where holiday has been declared in line with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings.“All qualified government workers... Read More

PDEA urged to dig deeper into operations of ‘drug queen,' daughter

MANILA -- A congressman on Wednesday urged the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to dig deeper into the modus operandi and illegal drugs sources of convicted drug queen Yu Yuk Lai and her daughter Diane Yu Uy.In a statement, House Dangerous Drugs Committee Chairman Robert Ace Barbers said... Read More

P6-M shabu seized in Cavite drug bust

MANILA -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized PHP6 million worth of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and arrested two Nigerian nationals who are suspected members of the African Drug Syndicate (ADS) in a buy-bust operation in Cavite early Wednesday.PDEA... Read More

Senator eyes mega drug rehab center as training academy

MANILA -- Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said the PHP185 billion mega-drug rehabilitation facility in Nueva Ecija can still be put to “optimum use” and become a police training academy.Sotto made this remark after former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Chairman... Read More

Number coding scheme stays on Nov. 13-15: MMDA

MANILA --The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will not suspend the number coding scheme in Metro Manila on Nov. 13-15, which were declared as special nonworking holidays due to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

The agency’s decision aims to... Read More

ES Medialdea is gov't OIC while PRRD in Vietnam

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as officer-in-charge of the government while the Chief Executive is in Vietnam from Wednesday to Saturday for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.The directive was made through Special Order... Read More

Pedregosa is DDB officer-in-charge: Santiago

MANILA -- Undersecretary Jose Marlowe Pedregosa has been designated as officer-in-charge of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) following the resignation of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, Gen. Dionisio Santiago, as DDB chair.“Alam ko na yung papalit sa akin, yung kaibigan... Read More

Palace assures continuous rehab of 'Yolanda'-hit areas

MANILA -- Malacanang on Wednesday assured the continuous rehabilitation of areas badly-hit by super typhoon 'Yolanda' four years ago."The Duterte administration has pursued rehabilitation and reconstruction of Yolanda-affected communities. We have rehabilitated seaport and airport facilities and... Read More

Crimes down 8% in first 10 months

MANILA -- The number of crimes in the country decreased by more than 8 percent in the first 10 months this year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Wednesday.In a statement forwarded by PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, the police said that total crime volume from January to... Read More

Palace declares holiday in Tacloban to commemorate 'Yolanda' wrath

MANILA -- Malacanang has declared Wednesday (November 8) a special non-working holiday in the city of Tacloban to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda.In Proclamation No. 348 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Tuesday, the holiday seeks to... Read More

Drones or UAV operations restricted during 31st ASEAN Summit: CAAP

MANILA -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reminded all Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) operators and hobbyist that strict implementation of a “no-fly zone” will be implemented in areas where the 31st ASEAN Summit will be held from November 9 to 17, 2017... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

BUSINESS MIRROR – Inflation seen accelerating on weak peso, import banINQUIRER – 2 SSS execs accused of accepting bribesMANILA BULLETIN – Santiago quits as DDB chiefMANILA TIMES – Drugs board chief quitsMANILA STANDARD – Drugs board chief quitsPHILIPPINE STAR –... Read More

Roque on 'shabu' seized near Palace: No stone will be left unturned

MANILA -- No stones will be left unturned in investigating the case of reported PHP10 million worth of suspected shabu seized by drug enforcers at a condominium unit located near Malacanang, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday, November 7.During his regular press briefing, Roque said... Read More

Pres. Duterte assures soldiers: I'll always be there in times of need

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte stressed anew that he would support the country’s uniformed personnel at all times.The Chief Executive reiterated his commitment when he keynoted the 67th founding anniversary of the Philippine Marine Corps at its headquarters in Taguig City on Tuesday,... Read More

Calls mount to investigate SSS fiasco

MANILA – A congressman on Tuesday joined a growing number of House members calling for an investigation into the allegations against four Social Security System (SSS) executives involved in the stock trading mess.Citizens' Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) Partylist Rep. Sherwin Tugna made the... Read More

LANDBANK ATMs in Marawi City resume operation

MANILA -- LANDBANK ATMs are now open to service clients in Marawi City and nearby areas affected by the recent armed conflict.The ATMs are located at the Mindanao State University main campus and are catering to bank clients both from government and private sectors.LANDBANK is the only government... Read More

Prelates condemn deadly Texas shooting

MANILA -- Members of the clergy have condemned the shooting incident in a church in the US state of Texas on Monday (Manila time).Bataan Bishop Ruperto Santos said they are offering prayers and Masses to those who perished in the incident.“That was a tragic, senseless and evil act. Our prayers... Read More