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Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sun. Feb. 17, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sun. Feb. 17, 2019

February 17, 2019, 10:49 am

INQUIRER -- Rice farmers worry; lawmakers wary PHILIPPINE STAR -- Rody urges public: Get kids vaccinated MANILA BULLETIN -- PH rises as medical tourism hub DAILY TRIBUNE -- Cover-up most foul MANILA TIMES -- Filipinos see drop in numbers of drug users MANILA STANDARD -- Payables spurred… Read More

PH gov’t sincere in resolving ‘desaparecidos’ cases

PH gov’t sincere in resolving ‘desaparecidos’ cases

February 17, 2019, 7:25 am

Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat (PHRCS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Severo Catura. (Photo courtesy: PCOO OSec Media)BRUSSELS, Belgium – The head of the Philippine delegation to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) on… Read More

Surrender unlicensed guns, public urged

Surrender unlicensed guns, public urged

February 16, 2019, 6:51 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head, Director Guillermo Eleazar on Saturday called on owners of firearms that either unlicensed or whose licenses have yet to be renewed to voluntarily surrender these to the police. “For safekeeping (unlicensed firearms) and we will… Read More

Pinoys saying fewer drug users show success of PRRD admin

Pinoys saying fewer drug users show success of PRRD admin

February 16, 2019, 6:49 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing majority of Filipinos believe there are now fewer drug users in their area. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the favorable survey results is a "validation" of the… Read More

'No need to campaign, my mistahs will vote for me': Bato

'No need to campaign, my mistahs will vote for me': Bato

February 16, 2019, 6:47 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident he will get the votes of his mistahs (batchmates) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). “I don't need to campaign among my fellow PMAers becuase they will surely vote for me. No matter how… Read More

CebuPac opens application for 6th batch of cadet pilot program

CebuPac opens application for 6th batch of cadet pilot program

February 16, 2019, 6:35 pm

MANILA -- Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced that the application process for its Cadet Pilot Program will open from February 15 to 24. "This is already the sixth batch. We had 58 cadets from the first four batches. We have another 15 from fifth batch set to leave (for training abroad) in April,"… Read More

Tagle lauds youth’s active participation in 'Walk for Life'

Tagle lauds youth’s active participation in 'Walk for Life'

February 16, 2019, 6:28 pm

MANILA — Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday acknowledged the participation of young Filipinos in the third 'Walk for Life' held at the Quezon Memorial Circle. With this, he is hoping that the youth will cherish this experience. “I'm happy because this year, we have so… Read More

CebuPac cancels, re-schedules 45 flights for 4 days this Feb

CebuPac cancels, re-schedules 45 flights for 4 days this Feb

February 16, 2019, 5:11 pm

MANILA -- Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced the cancellation and re-scheduling of at least 45 international and domestic flights scheduled on February 15, 16, 22 and 23, "to give way to vital runway improvements" at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Consuelo Bungag,… Read More

Albayalde, Eleazar among PMA's Cavalier awardees

Albayalde, Eleazar among PMA's Cavalier awardees

February 16, 2019, 4:45 pm

BAGUIO CITY -- Two top police officials were among the 11 recipients of the Cavalier Award in this year's Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alumni Homecoming at Fort del Pilar on Saturday. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde and National Capital Region Police… Read More

Majority of Filipinos say number of drug users decreased: SWS

Majority of Filipinos say number of drug users decreased: SWS

February 16, 2019, 4:35 pm

MANILA -- Majority of Filipinos believe there are now fewer drug users in their area, according to a recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The latest survey, conducted in December 2018, showed that 66 percent of Filipinos claimed that the number of drug addicts in their… Read More

Move to transfer cemetery title to Novaliches Diocese underway

Move to transfer cemetery title to Novaliches Diocese underway

February 16, 2019, 4:12 pm

MANILA -- The Archdiocese of Manila has taken the initial step needed for the early transfer of the title of a portion of the 92-year-old cemetery or “campo santo” in Novaliches, Quezon City to the Diocese of Novaliches. The archdiocese has hired a team of geodetic engineers to undertake a… Read More

Strong PH-Hungary cooperation in agri, water management eyed

Strong PH-Hungary cooperation in agri, water management eyed

February 16, 2019, 2:32 pm

MANILA -- The top diplomats of Hungary and the Philippines have sought to increase Budapest and Manila's cooperation in agriculture and water management. During a bilateral meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday, Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said these could serve as… Read More

Be wary of Reds ‘recruitment scheme’, AFP tells youth

Be wary of Reds ‘recruitment scheme’, AFP tells youth

February 16, 2019, 2:18 pm

MANILA -- Military officials on Saturday warned members of the youth sector, especially students and young professionals, against falling prey to the recruitment schemes of communist rebels. "Another student has fallen prey to the deceitful scheme of the terrorist Communist Party of the… Read More

PH condoles with kin of Fil-Am killed in Chicago

PH condoles with kin of Fil-Am killed in Chicago

February 16, 2019, 11:55 am

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday expressed sympathies to the family of a Filipino-American who was killed in a suburb in Chicago in the state of Illinois last month. The body of the victim, identified as Anthony del Barrio, was found frozen in Morton Grove on January… Read More

Northeast monsoon brings light rains over PH Saturday

Northeast monsoon brings light rains over PH Saturday

February 16, 2019, 9:58 am

MANILA -- The northeast monsoon affecting the country will bring isolated light rains over most parts of the archipelago, the weather bureau said Saturday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said cloudy skies with light rains will prevail over… Read More

PRRD signs rice tariffication bill into law

PRRD signs rice tariffication bill into law

February 16, 2019, 9:54 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday signed the rice tariffication bill into law, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed in a text message to reporters. The signing will result in a switch from the current quota system in importing rice to a tariff system, where rice can… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sat. Feb. 16, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sat. Feb. 16, 2019

February 16, 2019, 7:40 am

INQUIRER -- Digong: jinggoy, Bong request came too late PHILIPPINE STAR -- Comelec: 40 of 62 bets violated poster rules MANILA BULLETIN -- Erring candidates face charges DAILY TRIBUNE -- 7/12 DU30's choice MANILA TIMES -- Tax court orders Ressa, Rappler trial MANILA STANDARD -- Rody drops… Read More

Go sustains survey surge; lands in middle of Magic 12

Go sustains survey surge; lands in middle of Magic 12

February 15, 2019, 8:26 pm

MANILA -- Former Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate has sustained his strong showing in the senatorial race at the onset of the formal campaign period, landing middle of the “Magic 12”, with a ranking of 6 to 12 in the Jan. 26-31, 2019 Pulse Asia survey. In the… Read More

DOTr eyes Feb. 27 Metro Manila subway launch

DOTr eyes Feb. 27 Metro Manila subway launch

February 15, 2019, 7:55 pm

MANILA -- The launching of the Metro Manila Subway is set to be held by late February, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Friday. “February 27 is the date of the groundbreaking of Metro Manila Subway,” DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddess Hope Libiran said in an interview… Read More

TESDA vows to continue strengthening quality TVET

TESDA vows to continue strengthening quality TVET

February 15, 2019, 6:46 pm

MANILA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will continue strengthening quality technical and vocational education and training (TVET), an agency executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday. One of the reasons for this move is the recognition that… Read More