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Return to the fold, avail of gov't aid, rebels told

Return to the fold, avail of gov't aid, rebels told

March 22, 2019, 12:17 pm

MANILA -- Now that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has permanently terminated the peace talks with the communist rebels, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) urged New People's Army (NPA) rebels and their supporters to abandon the armed struggle and return to the fold of the law. AFP Public… Read More

Fair weather in PH on Friday

Fair weather in PH on Friday

March 22, 2019, 10:35 am

MANILA — Generally fair weather is expected in most parts of the country as the ridge of a high-pressure area (HPA) affects northern Luzon on Friday. In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Aurora, Quezon, Bicol… Read More

U-Belt streets ‘relatively safe’ for students: study

U-Belt streets ‘relatively safe’ for students: study

March 22, 2019, 8:09 am

MANILA -- Streets along the so-called University Belt (U-Belt) in Manila are "relatively safe" for students, a study done by the Far Eastern University Public Policy Center (FEU-PPC) shows. According to the FEU-PPC's Safe Urban Mobility Project, key areas in the U-Belt have high safety levels,… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Fri. Mar. 22, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Fri. Mar. 22, 2019

March 22, 2019, 7:59 am

INQUIRER – Del Rosario, Morales sue China leader in ICC PHILIPPINE STAR – Also on narco list: 13 judges, 10 prosecutors MANILA BULLETIN – Laguna Lake boosts water supply DAILY TRIBUNE – NDFP consultants nabbed: ‘Talks no more’ MANILA TIMES – Ex-govt officials sue China’s Xi… Read More

Duterte permanently ends peace talks with Reds

Duterte permanently ends peace talks with Reds

March 21, 2019, 9:52 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday officially announced the permanent termination of the peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). Duterte made the announcement that drew applause while delivering his… Read More

QC promotes growth of women entrepreneurs

QC promotes growth of women entrepreneurs

March 21, 2019, 8:21 pm

MANILA -- The Quezon City government continues to recognize the role of women in socio-economic development. Mayor Herbert Bautista on Wednesday signed an ordinance that promotes and supports the development of women entrepreneurs in the city. Authored by Councilors Irene Belmonte, Lena Marie… Read More

Gatchalian lauds DOF for posting loan deals on website

Gatchalian lauds DOF for posting loan deals on website

March 21, 2019, 8:04 pm

MANILA -- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday lauded the move of the Department of Finance (DOF) to post on its website the loan agreements for flagship infrastructure projects signed under the Duterte administration for greater transparency. "In the spirit of transparency, mabuti na… Read More

Another NDF consultant, pal nabbed in Cavite raid

Another NDF consultant, pal nabbed in Cavite raid

March 21, 2019, 8:00 pm

MANILA -- Police and military operatives on Wednesday night arrested another National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant and his companion during a raid in Imus, Cavite. In a press briefing on Thursday at the Southern Police District in Taguig City, National Capital Region… Read More

Mindanao in Category Red means gov't should be ready: Comelec

Mindanao in Category Red means gov't should be ready: Comelec

March 21, 2019, 7:38 pm

MANILA -- A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said Thursday the purpose of placing the entire Mindanao Island under Category Red is for the national government to be ready for any untoward incident that may arise before the May 13 mid-term polls. “By placing all of Mindanao under… Read More

Local peace engagements more productive: Galvez

Local peace engagements more productive: Galvez

March 21, 2019, 7:06 pm

MANILA -- Local peace engagements are more productive mechanisms to attain peace and address communist insurgency in the country, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Thursday. "Mas magiging creative and more productive yung localized peace engagements kasi yung mismong NPA at… Read More

Andaya suggests reenacted budget for 2019 if talks fail

Andaya suggests reenacted budget for 2019 if talks fail

March 21, 2019, 7:02 pm

MANILA -- The chairman of the House committee on appropriations on Thursday said he will personally recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the use of a reenacted budget for the entire 2019 should they fail to break the budget impasse with the Senate. Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. said he,… Read More

PAO to continue assisting kin of slain Cebu lass

PAO to continue assisting kin of slain Cebu lass

March 21, 2019, 6:42 pm

MANILA--- The Public Attorney's Office (PAO) will continue to assist the family of the teenage girl who was murdered in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last March 11, an official said Thursday. PAO forensics chief Erwin Erfe said they will continue to help the victim's family even as the National Bureau of… Read More

AWOL cop, pal nabbed for drugs in Las Piñas

AWOL cop, pal nabbed for drugs in Las Piñas

March 21, 2019, 6:38 pm

MANILA -- A police officer who had gone AWOL or absent without official leave was arrested for possession of prohibited drugs in Las Piñas, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Thursday. Eleazar said Cpl. Alejandro Gacayan Hernandez and his… Read More

Harnessing efficient, climate-proof renewable energy for PH

Harnessing efficient, climate-proof renewable energy for PH

March 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

MANILA -- Having an ocean renewable energy in the Philippines would not only benefit the country but also its neighbors which could adopt its custom-made marine energy system, an expert said Thursday. "There are five kinds of ocean renewable energy, but here in the Philippines, the most compatible… Read More

PAO urges DOJ to file Dengvaxia raps in one court

PAO urges DOJ to file Dengvaxia raps in one court

March 21, 2019, 6:27 pm

MANILA--- Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta on Thursday called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file the cases regarding the Dengvaxia controversy in one court to expedite the proceedings. Speaking to the media, Acosta noted that while at least one resolution… Read More

Sayyaf in Sulu standoff undergoes inquest

Sayyaf in Sulu standoff undergoes inquest

March 21, 2019, 6:00 pm

MANILA - A self-confessed member of the renegade Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who was among those who fought off the military during government operations to rescue Malaysian hostages last March 15 underwent inquest proceedings Thursday at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Karah Musa Salapuddin a.k.a.… Read More

3 more underage OFWs intercepted at NAIA

3 more underage OFWs intercepted at NAIA

March 21, 2019, 5:43 pm

MANILA -- Three more underage women recruited to work abroad were intercepted by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). According to BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina, they were apprehended while they were about to board a Gulf Air… Read More

CA clears Junjun Binay in parking building raps

CA clears Junjun Binay in parking building raps

March 21, 2019, 5:41 pm

MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared former Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, Jr. of administrative liabilities over alleged anomalies in the construction of the PHP2.28-billion Makati City Hall Parking Building II (MCHPB). In a resolution dated March 18, 2019 by… Read More

PH, Russian navies to sign cooperation deal in July

PH, Russian navies to sign cooperation deal in July

March 21, 2019, 5:41 pm

MANILA -- Russian and Filipino naval cooperation is expected to get a much-needed boost as both nations are set to sign a naval cooperation agreement in July. This was bared by Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-commander Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad in an interview with reporters Thursday. He… Read More

Youngest CBCP member installed as Daet bishop

Youngest CBCP member installed as Daet bishop

March 21, 2019, 5:31 pm

MANILA -- The youngest Filipino bishop in the country has been installed on Wednesday to head the diocese in his hometown in Daet, Camarines Norte. According to an article posted in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website, the installation of 48-year-old Bishop… Read More