21 gov't agencies mobilized for ASEAN 2017 Summit

MANILA -- A 60,000-strong multi-agency forces and resources mobilized on Sunday at the Quirino Grandstand for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2017 and Related Meetings in Manila on November 13 to 17.Department of Interior ang Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge... Read More

CA junks Makati plea on claim over Fort Bonifacio

MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by the Makati city government in connection with the rightful ownership claim of the 729-hectare Fort Andres Bonifacio, popularly known as “The Fort" or Fort Boni.In a five-page decision penned by Associate... Read More

AFP eyes stronger border security vs transnational crimes

MANILA-- As part of efforts to combat transnational crimes, newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero is pushing for the enhancement of regional border security with other neighboring countries.Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs office... Read More

Hunt for remaining Maute stragglers continues

MANILA -- The hunt for the remaining Maute Group stragglers in newly-liberated Marawi City continues, Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said Saturday."The physical clearing of structures and search for possible stragglers is still ongoing in certain areas in and... Read More

Duterte to grace PMC 67th anniversary

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte is set to honor the 35 slain and 367 wounded Marines who helped liberate Marawi City from the hands of the Daesh-inspired Maute group terrorists, when he graces the 67th founding anniversary of the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) on Tuesday.The event will be held at... Read More

Aquino leads surprise drug test for PDEA personnel

MANILA -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officials led by Director General Aaron Aquino submitted themselves to a surprise drug test during the 2nd Command Conference at the PDEA national headquarters in Quezon City on Saturday.The agency's officials submitted their urine samples for the... Read More

Malacañan welcomes PAL’s P6-B tax settlement

MANILA -- Malacañang welcomed the PHP6-billion settlement of Philippine Airlines (PAL) with the government, which is expected to fund the Duterte administration’s priority projects, particularly the rehabilitation of Marawi City.“That is a very, very positive outcome na inaasahan... Read More

Palace welcomes US President Trump's extended visit to PH

MANILA -- Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the announcement of the White House that United States President Donald Trump would extend his stay in the Philippines to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS).The US Embassy in Manila had earlier announced that Trump will skip the East Asia Summit... Read More

Rainshowers over Luzon on Sunday: PAGASA

MANILA -- Most parts of Luzon may experience rainshowers due to the northeast monsoon affecting extreme northern Luzon and the tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern part of the island.State weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

BUSINESSMIRROR– It's time to light up the lanternsINQUIRER– Tight security in place for ASEANSummitPHILIPPINE STAR– Trump to extend stay in Phl for E. Asia meetMANILA BULLETIN– Trump attending ASEAN SummitMANILA TIMES– PH safe, Palace assures touristsMANILA... Read More

DPWH conducts road maintenance works ahead of ASEAN meetings

MANILA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is conducting maintenance works on roads in the National Capital Region (NCR) ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 Summit in Metro Manila and Clark, Pampanga slated November 13-15.Melvin Navarro, DPWH-NCR... Read More

PPCRV calls on 18-yr-old voters to register for barangay, SK polls

MANILA -- An election watchdog urged Filipinos, who will turn 18 years old on or before the May 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE), to register to be able to participate in the forthcoming polls.Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) Chairperson Rene Sarmiento... Read More

AFP beefs up security preparations for ASEAN Summit

MANILA— State troops have beefed up security preparations in Metro Manila, ahead of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, a military official said Saturday.In a statement, AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the Joint Task Force National Capital Region (JTFNCR), headed by... Read More

KWF seeks ways to further promote use of Filipino language

MANILA - Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is seeking new ways of further promoting the use of Filipino, the country's national language."We're encouraging the academe, professionals and others to come up with ideas on the matter and present these to our office for consideration as possible... Read More

PH embassy cites progress vs. illegal recruiters in Russia

MANILA -- The Philippine Embassy in Moscow on Friday noted progress in cases filed against illegal recruiters in Russia where overseas Filipino workers (OFW) had been "hired" despite the country’s “no work visa” policy for foreigners.Citing statistics, the embassy said at least... Read More

Avoid EDSA during ASEAN Summit: MMDA

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded motorists to avoid passing through the Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.The MMDA has designated the two... Read More

IDP beneficiaries of 4Ps in Marawi exempted from conditions

MANILA -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will not require Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, who are recovering from the Marawi crisis, to comply with the program’s conditions."Conditionalities for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will be... Read More

NCRPO issues memo on resolving deaths linked to drug campaign

MANILA -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has released a memorandum circular containing principles and guidelines on how to resolve alleged cases of extrajudicial killing (EJKs) in relation to "homicide cases under investigation (HCUI) during police operations" on the campaign... Read More

Aussie travel advisory just a reiteration of previous advisory: AFP

MANILA – Australia’s latest travel advisory regarding possible terror attacks in the Philippines is merely a reiteration of that issued last May during the height of the Maute Group attacks in Marawi City, the spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said."The AFP has... Read More

LPA spotted; scattered rainshowers to prevail Saturday

MANILA -- A new low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted at 715 km. east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, the state weather bureau said Saturday morning.The trough of the LPA will cause cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers during thunderstorms over Bicol, Quezon and eastern Visayas, the Philippine... Read More