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KWF to expand language research pool

MANILA -- As the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) seeks to expand its language research pool, the agency will accept applications from college graduates interested to work as contractual language researchers until Jan. 31, 2018.Successful applicants will work on several projects of KWF's Sangay ng... Read More

Binay urges residents to join barangay service caravan, dialogue

MANILA -- Makati Mayor Abby Binay has called on residents to take part in the multi-service Lingkod Bayan Caravan and Ugnayan sa Barangay dialogue held at least twice a month in a selected barangay on prescheduled dates, which resumed on Sunday at Barangay East Rembo.The mayor said the twin programs... Read More

Lorenzana: CPP 'delusional' in victory vs. gov't

MANILA -- Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that it is the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) which was delusional in claiming that they could win and establish a communist government in the country.The CPP issued this statement in wake of military... Read More

SolGen asks SC to dismiss consolidated petitions vs. ML extension

MANILA -- The Office of Solicitor General (OSG) asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the last three petitions assailing the constitutionality of the full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao.This, after the high court has consolidated all four petitions seeking to declare as unconstitutional... Read More

PH most attacked country in cyberspace in SE Asia: IT experts

MANILA -- Digital technology experts said the Philippines is the most attacked country in cyberspace in Southeast Asia and the 10th in the entire globe.They said Filipinos are, however, "quite not prepared" for cyber security threats, as the country ranks 37th out of 193 countries in the recent... Read More

Isolated rains to continue over PH Sunday

MANILA -- The country will continue to experience scattered rains due to various weather systems affecting it, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday morning.The tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern part of... Read More

Scientists cite solutions to arrest alarming fisheries decline

MANILA -- Marine biologists have raised the urgency to improve global marine conservation and protection, citing possible food insecurity due to overfishing, environmental decay, and climate change.“The world’s fish catch is declining,” internationally renownedfisheries scientist... Read More

Duterte firm against any role in transitory gov't: Roque

MANILA-- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte is firm on his stand to reject any role in a transitory government as the administration pushes for federalism."The president has said that he wishes to finish his term, he wants to cut short his... Read More

PHILPost releases stamps to mark centenary year of Our Lady of Fatima

MANILA — The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) has released the se-tenant (joined together) block of four stamps to mark the series of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd-children in Fatima, Portugal.Our Lady of Fatima is celebrating her centenary this year.A total of... Read More

Palace welcomes higher PH ranking in world's most powerful passports

MANILA -- Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the country’s climb in the latest Henley and Partners Passport Index, which ranks all of the world's passports according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.The Philippines rose three notches higher to 72nd place in... Read More

Equal rules apply to all Benham Rise researchers: Palace

MANILA-- Echoing the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) explanation regarding the reported approval of a Chinese-conducted research in Benham Rise, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday said all nations expressing interest to study the area faces "same rules.""Because we have sovereign... Read More

DPWH reopens Biliran’s Caraycaray Bridge to light vehicles

MANILA —The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has re-opened to light vehicles the typhoon-damaged Caraycaray Bridge along Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road in the province of Biliran after inplementing backfiling and embankment works that serve as temporary passage for the... Read More

PDP-Laban not out to 'learn communism' in CPC partnership

MANILA -- Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday said the partnership between the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) does not necessarily mean that the country’s ruling party would adopt the... Read More

PH, China to hold second South China Sea dialogue on February

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced that the Philippines and China are seeking to meet for the second bilateral consultation mechanism (BCM) in February — a blueprint which tackles issues on the South China Sea dispute.DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told... Read More

PH joins int'l community in mourning death of UN migration chief

MANILA -- The Philippines has joined the international community in mourning the death of Peter Sutherland, former United Nations Secretary General Special Representative on International Migration and Development.The 71-year old UN official died on Sunday, Jan. 7 in a hospital in Dublin,... Read More

PNP to sack corrupt cops amid pay hike approval

MANILA -- In the wake of the approval of the increase in the base pay of all military and uniformed personnel, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said Friday police personnel found to be engaging in illegal activities face immediate dismissal from office."Kahit... Read More

800 PUVs caught in drive vs. road-unworthy public transport

MANILA -- The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has apprehended 800 public utility vehicles since its “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign to flag down road-unworthy public transport vehicles was launched last Jan. 8, in compliance with the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization... Read More

SC consolidates petitions vs. ML extension; 4th appeal filed

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) said Friday the petitions seeking to nullify the full-year extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao will be included in the oral arguments set on January 16-17.This was confirmed by the Supreme Court Public... Read More

DFA vows probe into statue honoring 'comfort women'

MANILA -- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday a fact-finding committee has been formed to look into the monument honoring Philippine "comfort women" during World War II, and whether the installation of the statue underwent proper processes."Pag (If it is)... Read More