Trade confab highlights women's skill in 'non-traditional' trades

MANILA -- More women are doing well in jobs traditionally thought suited only to men, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has noted.At the Manila Tradeswomen Conference held in Quezon City on Sunday, the government technical vocational school highlighted women's success... Read More

PCG conducts maritime patrols in Philippine Rise

MANILA -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is conducting patrols around the Philippine Rise located in the eastern part of Luzon.The operations, which aim to monitor maritime activities in the area, are being conducted by multi-role response vessel BRP Suluan and PCG’s Islander aircraft since... Read More

Palace lauds PH accession to cybercrime convention

MANILA -- Malacañang on Monday lauded the accession of the Philippines to a cybercrime convention as part of efforts to fight crimes on the internet.The Philippines joined 56 other countries on the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime after the Senate on Feb. 19 concurred on the... Read More

Solon urges CHED to open courses for rail professionals

MANILA -- As President Rodrigo R. Duterte's administration embarks to expand the country’s rail network system, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to institutionalize courses aimed at creating a competent local workforce to manage the growing... Read More

Garin confirms attendance for March 15 Comelec hearing

MANILA -- Former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin assured her attendance at the hearing set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) next week on the Dengue Immunization Program.“I welcome the invitation from the Comelec and will attend the slated hearing on March 15,”... Read More

SolGen files quo warranto petition vs. Sereno

MANILA -- The Office of Solicitor General (OSG) on Monday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to nullify the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.In a 34-page petition for quo warranto, Solicitor General Jose Calida seeks SC to declare Sereno’s appointment on... Read More

Marawi rehab part of efforts to stop terror recruitment

MANILA -- Efforts to rehabilitate war-torn Marawi City are now in full swing in line with efforts to prevent terror groups from recruiting new members."Malaking posibilidad yan ano, kaya nga continuous ngayon yung rehabilitation sa Marawi City (That is a big possibility that is why the... Read More

PNP chief vows to resolve cops' loans fiasco

MANILA -- Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday vowed to resolve anomalies in the collection of payment for loans of more than 3,000 policemen from the institution's personnel cooperatives which charge usurious interest rates.Dela Rosa ordered the stoppage of all... Read More

Umali: No conflict in quo warranto, impeachment cases vs. Sereno

MANILA -- The quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will not affect the impeachment case filed against her before the House justice committee, its chairman said on Monday.In an interview, House justice committee chairman Reynaldo... Read More

PRRD has final word on handling UN probe on drug war: Bato

MANILA -- Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa said he would wait for official instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte on how to handle the proposed investigation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the country's anti-illegal drugs war."Well, kanino ako susunod?'Yung mga... Read More

Spare compliant Boracay resort owners from closure: PTAA

MANILA -- With the belief that not all resort owners in Boracay are violators of environmental laws, the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) on Monday appealed to the government to reconsider the resort island's total closure and let compliant establishments to remain open during its... Read More

CBCP backs call to probe new cases of baggage theft

MANILA -- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrant and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) expressed support to Senator Grace Poe's call to probe new cases of baggage theft at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).“We, CBCP ECMI, support and... Read More

PA Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame bid nears final stage

MANILA-- The Philippine Army (PA)'s Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame bid is now on its final stage."The Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame is known as the highest standard for strategic performance management. It publicly recognizes organizations around the world that use the... Read More

Roque denies using position for senatorial bid

MANILA --Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday denied claims that he was using his current position to campaign as senator in the 2019 mid-term elections.Critics claimed Roque was holding press conferences in different parts of the country to campaign early, the latest of which was held in... Read More

Army to recruit 6,100 troops this year

MANILA -- The Philippine Army (PA) on Monday announced that it is opening 6,100 slots in line with efforts to strengthen its field units."The Army recently approved the opening of 3,600 annual regular quota and an additional 2,500 for 2018. There is now a total of 6,100 slots opened. Out of the... Read More

Duterte to skip ASEAN-Australia Special Summit this month

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be unable to attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney, Australia this month, Malacañang said Monday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will be skipping the summit, which will be held from March 17 to 18, to attend to... Read More

Customs seizes P9-M worth of cigarettes, fireworks

MANILA -- Customs authorities seized two 40-footer vans containing misdeclared items worth PHP8.98 million from China at the Port of Manila Monday.Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the apprehended shipments loaded with cigarettes and fireworks arrived on different dates at the said... Read More

PNP chief fetes 2 Manila cops

MANILA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa awarded two Manila policemen for their exemplary dedication to duty.PO2 Mel Bautista of the Station 4’s Gulod Police Community Precinct and PO1 Gester Versoza of the Jose Abad Santos Station 7 were commended... Read More

More than 2K NPA rebels, supporters surrendered in past 2 months

MANILA -- In the first two months of 2018, a total of 2,263 members and supporters of the New People's Army (NPA) have voluntarily surrendered to government forces.This was bared by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Emmanuel Garcia in a message Monday."As of... Read More

PNP nabs alleged Maute leader in Manila

MANILA -- A key leader of the Islamic State-linked Maute terror group which took part in the five-month long siege of Marawi City was presented by police officials to the media Monday after he was arrested in Divisoria by elements of the Manila Police Department working with military intelligence... Read More