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Martial law in Mindanao favorable to IPs

Martial law in Mindanao favorable to IPs

March 25, 2019, 8:28 pm

MANILA -- Some members of Mindanao's indigenous peoples (IPs) have expressed their continued support to the ongoing martial law in the island. Datu Ramon Bayaan, in an interview with DWDD Radio on March 20, said the reports claiming that IP are being abused or having problems due to martial law… Read More

China donates IT equipment, books to Ateneo

China donates IT equipment, books to Ateneo

March 25, 2019, 8:15 pm

MANILA-- The Chinese Embassy in Manila has donated books and IT equipment to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). The donations, which include video conferencing camera and Huawei thin clients, were placed at the New Rizal Library in ADMU and the Ateneo Junior and Senior High School. "I… Read More

Palace leaves Sandra Cam’s fate to Ombudsman

Palace leaves Sandra Cam’s fate to Ombudsman

March 25, 2019, 6:55 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Monday said it would be up to the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate an allegation that Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam has amassed PHP500 million ill-gotten wealth. “From what I understand, somebody has already filed a case in… Read More

China eyes more tie-up with PH universities on student exchanges

China eyes more tie-up with PH universities on student exchanges

March 25, 2019, 6:49 pm

MANILA-- The Chinese Embassy in Manila is planning to forge more agreements with Philippine universities, as it cited the positive outcome of existing student exchanges aimed at strengthening the Manila-Beijing relations. "We have two university partners but in the future we will consider… Read More

TESDA Isabela introduces 'Tower Plus' project

TESDA Isabela introduces 'Tower Plus' project

March 25, 2019, 6:30 pm

MANILA -- Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Isabela (TESDA-Isabela) has introduced a project seeking to help augment the government's need for more construction workers for the "Build, Build, Build" program. "Tower Plus project is an initiative of TESDA-Isabela. We are now… Read More

Pinoys urged to elect pro-education candidates

Pinoys urged to elect pro-education candidates

March 25, 2019, 6:28 pm

MANILA -- An education advocacy group on Monday urged education stakeholders to choose leaders who will prioritize education in their legislative agenda. “There is a need for stakeholders across various sectors of society to be deliberate and coordinated with our efforts to push for reforms in… Read More

TESDA prepares to draft IRR on 'Tulong Trabaho' law

TESDA prepares to draft IRR on 'Tulong Trabaho' law

March 25, 2019, 6:15 pm

MANILA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will soon create a technical working group to draft the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) in line with the recently signed Tulong Trabaho law. "We target on or before May 27 to issue the IRR. Consultations with… Read More

CCTV footage in hearing of QC fiscal's ambush scrutinized

CCTV footage in hearing of QC fiscal's ambush scrutinized

March 25, 2019, 6:10 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) formally terminated on Monday its hearings on the murder case of Quezon City prosecutor Rogelio Velasco. Senior State Prosecutor Peter Ong along with investigators from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and defense counsels viewed footage from the… Read More

State solicitors ask PRRD to reconsider veto of OSG bill

State solicitors ask PRRD to reconsider veto of OSG bill

March 25, 2019, 6:08 pm

MANILA -- A group of state lawyers is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his veto of the bill that would have corrected a discrepancy in their years of creditable service. "We, therefore, humbly request you, Mr. President, to grant us equal retirement benefits in parity with our… Read More

CBCP lauds PH-Japan labor cooperation deal

CBCP lauds PH-Japan labor cooperation deal

March 25, 2019, 5:43 pm

MANILA -- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) on Monday lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Philippines and Japan, which provides for better protection on the… Read More

2,280 ‘lateral entry’ cops sworn in as PNP line officers

2,280 ‘lateral entry’ cops sworn in as PNP line officers

March 25, 2019, 5:42 pm

MANILA -- A total of 2,280 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer Corps were inducted into the police service via lateral entry as Line Officers and Technical Service Officers on Monday. “I confirmed the appointment and administered the oath of office to 456 professionals… Read More

Save the gov't from yourself, Mayor Sara tells de Lima

Save the gov't from yourself, Mayor Sara tells de Lima

March 25, 2019, 5:26 pm

MANILA -- Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte urged detained Senator Leila de Lima to draft a law on honesty to "save the government from all the de Limas of the world". In a statement Monday, Mayor Sara said she thought of writing a letter to de Lima thinking that the solon… Read More

Nothing discriminatory with bigger motorbike plates law: PNP

Nothing discriminatory with bigger motorbike plates law: PNP

March 25, 2019, 5:22 pm

MANILA -- The new law requiring bigger and more readable number plates for motorcycles is not meant to discriminate riders, the country's top cop said Monday. “This is not discriminatory. This is all part of improvement in the peace and security of the whole nation. Let's see. I'm sure we will… Read More

PDEA, QC ink pact on rescue drive for 'solvent' kids

PDEA, QC ink pact on rescue drive for 'solvent' kids

March 25, 2019, 5:21 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local government of Quezon City on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide temporary shelter for rescued street children hooked on solvent sniffing. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said his agency and the… Read More

5 cops axed over ‘unscrupulous’ activities

5 cops axed over ‘unscrupulous’ activities

March 25, 2019, 5:10 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday stressed that it will be unforgiving towards rogue cops as it continues to implement cleansing within its ranks. This, after PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde ordered the relief of five police officers from their posts due to involvement in… Read More

Palace advises motorcycle riders to challenge law in court

Palace advises motorcycle riders to challenge law in court

March 25, 2019, 5:01 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Monday said motorcycle groups can challenge before the courts the constitutionality of the new law requiring the use of bigger license plates in front and rear sections of their motorcycles. “If they feel that it’s so unconstitutional, they can always raise that before… Read More

Joma should be charged, jailed for crimes: AFP

Joma should be charged, jailed for crimes: AFP

March 25, 2019, 4:54 pm

MANILA – A military official said Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairperson Jose Maria “Joma” Sison should be charged, convicted, and jailed for the crimes he and his minions have committed. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo,… Read More

Manila Water urged to implement fair water bill adjustments

Manila Water urged to implement fair water bill adjustments

March 25, 2019, 4:49 pm

MANILA -- Amid the water shortage crippling parts of Metro Manila, Senator Grace Poe on Monday urged the Manila Water Company Inc. to give its affected customers a fair adjustment in their bills for the month of March and the succeeding months. In a statement, Poe said the Ayala-led concessionaire… Read More

No final decision yet on Bilibid transfer: DOJ

No final decision yet on Bilibid transfer: DOJ

March 25, 2019, 4:22 pm

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday clarified that there is no final decision yet on the transfer of the overpopulated New Bilibid Prison facility in Muntinlupa City to another site. In a message to newsmen, Guevarra said he will also look into reports that utilities used by… Read More

Number of poll hotspots now 941: PNP

Number of poll hotspots now 941: PNP

March 25, 2019, 4:20 pm

MANILA -- The number of election hotspots in the country rose to 941 from 701 in February, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Monday. In a press briefing in Camp Crame, PNP chief, General Oscar Albayalde said based on the latest validated information, the election hotspots comprise 57.60… Read More