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Lacson says 'some progress' made in budget talks

Lacson says 'some progress' made in budget talks

March 25, 2019, 4:19 pm

MANILA -- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the meeting between representatives from both chambers of Congress yielded "some progress" in a bid to break the ongoing impasse on the proposed 2019 national budget. Lacson said both the House and Senate contingents will meet again on Tuesday to… Read More

Another NDF consultant, 2 others nabbed in Laguna raid

Another NDF consultant, 2 others nabbed in Laguna raid

March 25, 2019, 3:02 pm

MANILA -- Authorities arrested another consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) and his two companions in raid in Laguna on March 24. In a press briefing in Camp Crame, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, said Francisco Fernandez, 71, was arrested in Barangay… Read More

NCRPO denies Manila hotel ‘drug-planting’ incident

NCRPO denies Manila hotel ‘drug-planting’ incident

March 25, 2019, 2:20 pm

MANILA -- The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Monday said it has yet to receive complaints in connection with a message circulating on social media regarding valet parking personnel of a hotel allegedly planting illegal drugs in the compartment of customers' cars. “We have… Read More

 UAE eyes closer agricultural cooperation with PH

UAE eyes closer agricultural cooperation with PH

March 25, 2019, 1:52 pm

MANILA -- A ranking official from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is embarking on a two-day official visit to the Philippines until Tuesday (March 26) to explore cooperation with Manila in agriculture and food sciences, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. UAE Minister of State for Food… Read More

13 towns, 8 cities get emergency vehicles from Japan

13 towns, 8 cities get emergency vehicles from Japan

March 25, 2019, 12:50 pm

MANILA -- Twenty-one cities and municipalities will benefit from the new emergency vehicles donated by the Japanese government to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). During the turn-over ceremony at the BFP National Head Quarters in Quezon City on Monday, Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda expressed… Read More

Troops ready to thwart NPA attacks

Troops ready to thwart NPA attacks

March 25, 2019, 12:27 pm

MANILA -- Troops in the countryside are more than ready to face any attacks by remnants of the New People's Army (NPA), who are now desperate due to the government's decision to permanently terminate the peace talks with their political leaders. "Yes, our troops are already given instructions and… Read More

Localized peace talks working well despite Joma rants

Localized peace talks working well despite Joma rants

March 25, 2019, 12:26 pm

MANILA -- Despite the rants of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria "Joma" Sison against the localized peace talks, this approach seems to be working well as the number of New People's Army (NPA) fighters and supporters who have surrendered to government forces since… Read More

Senate, House teams meet to discuss 2019 budget

Senate, House teams meet to discuss 2019 budget

March 25, 2019, 11:41 am

MANILA -- Negotiators from both the Senate and the House of Representatives meet on Monday to discuss the contentious issues in the proposed 2019 national budget. The Senate contingent, composed of Senators Loren Legarda, Panfilo Lacson, and Gregorio Honasan II, will meet with the House team -… Read More

AWOL cop nabbed for rape of minors

AWOL cop nabbed for rape of minors

March 25, 2019, 10:08 am

MANILA -- A police officer who had gone absent without leave (AWOL) was arrested for child rape and acts of lasciviousness, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Monday. NCRPO chief, Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said Patrolman Johnny Ocampo was apprehended by operatives of the… Read More

DILG launches enhanced manual on disaster preparedness

DILG launches enhanced manual on disaster preparedness

March 25, 2019, 9:12 am

MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched an enhanced version of the "Operation L!sto Manual" that contains minimum actions to be undertaken by local governments in preparation for the rainy season. Interior Secretary Eduardo M. Año said Operation "L!STO… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Mon. Mar. 25, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Mon. Mar. 25, 2019

March 25, 2019, 8:27 am

INQUIRER -- De Lima dares DU30: Fire Cam from PCSO PHILIPPINE STAR -- Pagasa: Angat Dam may hit critical level in April MANILA BULLETIN -- El Niño may worsen in April - PAGASA DAILY TRIBUNE -- Filipinos show efficiency: 163 Viking Sky heroes MANILA TIMES -- Pagasa: 51 provinces to suffer… Read More

DILG committed to realizing federalism

DILG committed to realizing federalism

March 24, 2019, 7:48 pm

MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) assured that its commitment to help bring about a federal form of government remains firm and it is now working with other government agencies to finalize the Bayanihan Federalism model developed by the Consultative Committee to… Read More

NPA destroyed youth’s lives for rebellion: ex-CPP leader

NPA destroyed youth’s lives for rebellion: ex-CPP leader

March 24, 2019, 2:51 pm

MANILA -- A former regional youth chief of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said the revolutionary organization and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), destroyed the lives of the youth who could have been productive members of the community. In a statement sent to PNA on… Read More

DOH Calabarzon intensifies anti-dengue drive

DOH Calabarzon intensifies anti-dengue drive

March 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

Department of Health (DOH) 4-A regional director Eduardo Janairo holds a dialogue with provincial and city coordinators of Calabarzon to ensure local government units' preparedness in controlling dengue cases in their communities, in a program in Mandaluyong City on March 20-22, 2019. (Photo… Read More

Isolated rain showers over most parts of PH Sunday

Isolated rain showers over most parts of PH Sunday

March 24, 2019, 10:44 am

MANILA -- Isolated rain showers will prevail over most parts of the archipelago, the weather bureau said on Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) added that the northeast monsoon affecting extreme northern Luzon will cause cloudy skies… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sun. Mar. 24, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sun. Mar. 24, 2019

March 24, 2019, 8:15 am

INQUIRER -- Vietnam info leads to P1.8-B drug haul PHILIPPINE STAR -- PDEA tags Golden Triangle MANILA BULLETIN -- Explore more of PH this summer DAILY TRIBUNE -- Warrants sub passes MANILA TIMES -- 3 in 4 voters to shun 'corrupt' Senate bets MANILA STANDARD -- Asian group tagged in P1.8-B… Read More

Disqualification case filed vs. Albay solon over SOCE

Disqualification case filed vs. Albay solon over SOCE

March 23, 2019, 4:52 pm

MANILA — A disqualification case was filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda for allegedly failing to file his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) for 2010 and 2013. “Wherefore, premises considered, it is most respectfully… Read More

DOLE partners with private firm for safe, healthy workforce

DOLE partners with private firm for safe, healthy workforce

March 23, 2019, 4:32 pm

MANILA — The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the partnership with 3M Philippines will provide joint… Read More

Localized peace talks, different tact to attain peace: Palace

Localized peace talks, different tact to attain peace: Palace

March 23, 2019, 4:03 pm

MANILA -- The administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte is trying a different tact to attain peace through localized peace engagements, Malacañang said Saturday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison… Read More

Cebu archbishop welcomes Nat'l Youth Day delegates

Cebu archbishop welcomes Nat'l Youth Day delegates

March 23, 2019, 3:06 pm

MANILA -- Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has welcomed the delegates to the upcoming National Youth Day (NYD) 2019 to be held in Cebu on April 23-28. "We are happy and we feel privileged to be the host for the National Youth Day this coming April 23 to 28," Palma said in a video message. Palma… Read More