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Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Thu. Mar. 28, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Thu. Mar. 28, 2019

March 28, 2019, 9:06 am

INQUIRER – Dry spell brings farm losses to P2.8B PHILIPPINE STAR – 11 actresses on drug watch list – PDEA chief MANILA BULLETIN – House rests case on 2019 budget DAILY TRIBUNE – Clean gov’t at hand MANILA TIMES – Duterte to fire more officials MANILA STANDARD – State of… Read More

Easterlies affect PH Thursday

Easterlies affect PH Thursday

March 28, 2019, 8:50 am

MANILA — The easterlies will bring cloudy skies as it continues to affect the country Thursday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geographical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its 4 a.m. forecast, said the entire Visayas, Bicol region, southern Quezon, Oriental Mindoro,… Read More

Palace prays for sound mind, healthy body on Duterte’s birthday

Palace prays for sound mind, healthy body on Duterte’s birthday

March 27, 2019, 9:54 pm

MANILA – A day before President Rodrigo R. Duterte celebrates his 74th birthday, Malacañang on Wednesday wished the Chief Executive a “sound mind” and “healthy body” to help him finish the goals he has set for the country. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in his birthday… Read More

Crime downtrend means successful anti-drug ops: PNP

Crime downtrend means successful anti-drug ops: PNP

March 27, 2019, 7:41 pm

MANILA -- As government has been relentless in its campaign against illegal drugs, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has noted the continued drop of crime rate as indicative of a successful anti-illegal drug operation. In a Real Numbers press conference on Wednesday, PNP deputy spokesperson,… Read More

PNP takes PRRD’s view on drug situation as challenge

PNP takes PRRD’s view on drug situation as challenge

March 27, 2019, 7:31 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) took as a challenge the recent remark of President Rodrigo Duterte that the drug problem in the country has worsened despite the relentless war against illegal drugs. “That's a big challenge on us. I think hindi tayo susurender dyan kailanman. (We… Read More

PRRD to spend 74th birthday at home

PRRD to spend 74th birthday at home

March 27, 2019, 7:12 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to spend his 74th birthday on Thursday, March 28, in the comfort of his home in Davao City rather than host a grand celebration. “Ayaw kong mag-celebrate ng birthday. Gusto ko sa bahay lang, matulog ako (I don’t want to celebrate my birthday. I just… Read More

7 Rappler execs face anti-dummy raps

7 Rappler execs face anti-dummy raps

March 27, 2019, 7:08 pm

MANILA -- Officials of the holding firm of online news outfit Rappler have been charged before a Pasig court for violation of the anti-dummy law, in connection with the issuance of its shares to United States-based lobby group Omidyar Network Fund, which is a violation of the Constitution. Named… Read More

LGUs to deputize MMDA to enforce anti-jaywalking ordinances

LGUs to deputize MMDA to enforce anti-jaywalking ordinances

March 27, 2019, 7:07 pm

MANILA -- Local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila have agreed to deputize the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to enforce anti-jaywalking ordinances within their jurisdictions, following a meeting of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Tuesday. “The deputization means MMDA… Read More

CA orders NBI to present suspected Abu Sayyaf member

CA orders NBI to present suspected Abu Sayyaf member

March 27, 2019, 6:54 pm

MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to present before the Manila Regional Trial Court a suspected Abu Sayyaf member allegedly involved in the kidnapping several plantation workers in Basilan in 2001. In a resolution dated March 21, the CA's… Read More

TESDA-NCR reg'l skills tilt kicks off March 28

TESDA-NCR reg'l skills tilt kicks off March 28

March 27, 2019, 6:45 pm

MANILA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-National Capital Region (TESDA-NCR) will officially hold the regional skills competition in different competition sites from March 28 to April 3. There will be 94 students from different technical vocational institutions (TVIs)… Read More

New motorcycle plates won't be made of metal: LTO

New motorcycle plates won't be made of metal: LTO

March 27, 2019, 6:33 pm

MANILA -- The Land Transportation Office (LTO) assured motorcycle riders that the new license plates will not be made of metal, an official said on Tuesday. LTO chief Edgar Galvante said no provision of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act states that the new motorcycle plates shall be made out of… Read More

7 Hugpong bets make it to Top 12 of church-run poll

7 Hugpong bets make it to Top 12 of church-run poll

March 27, 2019, 5:46 pm

MANILA — Seven senatorial candidates of the administration-backed Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party made it to the Magic 12 of a church-run survey. Based on the Veritas Truth Survey (VTS) by Radio Veritas, which was released Wednesday, more than half of those who made it to the top 12 are from… Read More

Comelec all set for start of local campaign

Comelec all set for start of local campaign

March 27, 2019, 5:23 pm

MANILA -- As local candidates gear up for the May 13 elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expressed its readiness for the start of the campaign period for local aspirants on Friday. “We are as ready as we will ever be,” Comelec spokesperson, James Jimenez, said in an interview… Read More

Criticism on PH loan contract with China 'too speculative': DOJ

Criticism on PH loan contract with China 'too speculative': DOJ

March 27, 2019, 5:22 pm

MANILA -- Critics of the terms of the Philippine government's loan from China for the Chico River Project are simply "jumping the gun," Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday, as he dismissed fears being raised by some quarters in case the government defaults on its obligations as being… Read More

Lacson calls for tighter gun control after Edsa cop slay

Lacson calls for tighter gun control after Edsa cop slay

March 27, 2019, 5:21 pm

MANILA -- Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement stricter gun control measures following the killing of a police officer along Edsa (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) in San Juan City. In a radio interview, Lacson stressed the need for the PNP… Read More

SC sacks sheriff for misappropriating litigant's money

SC sacks sheriff for misappropriating litigant's money

March 27, 2019, 5:18 pm

MANILA -- The Supreme Court has dismissed a court sheriff from public office for misappropriating PHP10,000 he received from a court litigant meant for the publication of a notice of an extrajudicial foreclosure. In a decision, the Court en banc found Manuel H. Gimeno, Sheriff IV, Branch 19,… Read More

PRRD ‘in a hurry’ to strike deal with Misuari

PRRD ‘in a hurry’ to strike deal with Misuari

March 27, 2019, 5:02 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that he is “in a hurry” to strike a deal with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari to finally end the long-drawn Moro rebellion and achieve lasting peace in Mindanao. “I am in a hurry to strike a deal with Nur… Read More

Andanar urges ASEAN delegates to convey gains to people

Andanar urges ASEAN delegates to convey gains to people

March 27, 2019, 4:52 pm

MANILA - Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday urged delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Culture and Information (COCI) Sub-Committee on Information to step up on their efforts to communicate the gains… Read More

Duterte to fire more officials next week

Duterte to fire more officials next week

March 27, 2019, 4:38 pm

MANILA -- There is no stopping President Rodrigo R. Duterte from purging corrupt government officials from office as he threatened to fire more of them next week. “Lessen ang corruption but I will fire more next week,” Duterte said during the turnover of grants to beneficiaries of the… Read More

51 mayors sued over unorganized, low performing drug councils

51 mayors sued over unorganized, low performing drug councils

March 27, 2019, 4:25 pm

MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday filed administrative cases against 51 mayors over their failure to create anti-drug abuse councils (ADAC). Filed ahead of the May elections, DILG Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Echiverri expects this move to influence… Read More