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Aegis Juris fratmen to attend Atio hearing Monday

MANILA -- Members of the Aegis Juris fraternity and University of Santo Tomas (UST) law dean, Nilo Divina, are set to appear before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday for the preliminary investigation on the criminal charges filed against them in connection with the death of UST law freshman... Read More

Roads near Manila North Cemetery closed for 'Undas'

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised that roads leading to the Manila North Cemetery would be closed to motorists during the commemoration of All Saints'and All Souls' Day.The following areas will be closed to motorists from midnight of November 1 to 3 a.m. of... Read More

Retired SC Justice Mendoza named to JBC

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte appointed retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Jose Mendoza as a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).Mendoza, who retired from the SC upon turning 70 last August, will replace fellow retired SC Assgociate Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez in the... Read More

Christmas Island bird gets early Yuletide gift

MANILA -- The Philippines has intensified the protection of a critically endangered migratory bird that regularly visits this country.Amidst international efforts to better protect wildlife, the Philippines secured approval of its proposal to include Christmas Island frigatebird (scientific name... Read More

Grab to coordinate with PNP-HPG to curb carjacking incidents

MANILA -- Grab will cooperate with the Philippine National Police–Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) to deter carjacking incidents involving their transport network vehicle services (TNVS) which are being booked by criminals posing as legitimate passengers.This comes after one of its drivers was... Read More

‘Time is right’ for Guerrero as new AFP chief

MANILA -- Commanding the 130,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) came at just at the right time for Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero as the military is enjoying strong support from the public and the government."Men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, there is no better time... Read More

Isolated rainshowers over most parts of PH Sunday: PAGASA

MANILA -- Most parts of the country will experience isolated rainshowers, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan and Mindanao will bring cloudy skies with scattered... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

BUSINESSMIRROR– #NotForSale The billion-peso cyber-pedophilia industryINQUIRER– Rody picks Harry as new spokesmanPHILIPPINE STAR– BI tightens security for All Saints. AseanMANILA BULLETIN– Mattis warns North KoreaMANILA TIMES– Roque takes over podiumMANILA... Read More

China-PH working to identify ‘2nd basket’ of infra projects

MANILA--Aside from projects China’s government has already committed to the Philippines, the Chinese Embassy in Manila bared that the two sides are working to identify “second basket of infrastructure projects” which could be built in the following years.In a forum on Saturday,... Read More

DPWH to provide roadside assistance during Undas

MANILA —The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will deploy composite teams from its District Engineering Office nationwide to assist motorists and the general public from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2017, as part of the agency's Lakbay Alalay Program for the All Saints Day.DPWH assistance... Read More

DOTr activates ‘Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas 2017’

MANILA -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has activated “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas 2017” in preparation for the commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day next week.Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas 2017 will be implemented from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6 wherein transport... Read More

Pres. Duterte grants grade-schooler's greeting request

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday took time to oblige to a Filipino 6th grader's request for a greeting, as he shot a short video message saying a simple "hello" to the boy's teacher and classmates.In a handwritten letter dated Oct. 25, 11-year-old Andre Gabriel Custodio Esteban, who... Read More

ITCZ to bring rains over parts of PH; 'Quedan' might exit PAR Saturday

MANILA -- The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan and Mindanao, as well as a northeasterly surface windflow, will cause rains over parts of the archipelago, the state weather bureau said Saturday.The ITCZ is expected to cause cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms... Read More

Legislator hopes financial literacy taught in public schools next year

MANILA -- To equip students with knowledge in managing their finances, a senator has expressed hope that money management and business training would be taught in public schools starting next school year.“We hope that by next school year, financial literacy and entrepreneurship would be taught... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

BUSINESSMIRROR– 'Legacy' of the minesINQUIRER– It's still plunder for 2 ex-BI execsPHILIPPINE STAR– Maute 'financier' nabbed in MetroMANILA BULLETIN– Maute financier capturedMANILA TIMES– Ex-BI execs face plunder chargesMANILA STANDARD– Another terror financier... Read More

Do you want to be a foreign service officer?

MANILA -- For those aspiring to be foreign service officers or ambassadors of the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) urged qualified Filipinos to take the 2018 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Examinations.The Board of Foreign Service Examinations on Thursday announced the holding of... Read More

Laguna Lake Highway provides lanes for bikers, joggers

MANILA --The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) unveiled on Friday the 4.5-kilometer Laguna Lake Highway which also provides lanes for bikers and joggers.It’s the first in the country to have a three-meter wide space for bikers and joggers.

DPWH has expanded the... Read More

34 Pinoy caregivers pass nursing licensure exam in Israel

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has shared the good news that 34 Filipino caregivers have successfully passed the licensure examination for nurses in Israel.

The examination held in Tel Aviv was taken by at least 114 Filipinos last September 2 and 3.

The Professional... Read More

Indonesia holds food fest to raise donations for Marawi

MANILA -- As Jakarta and Manila maintain "good" bilateral ties, the Embassy of Indonesia in the Philippines on Friday held the "One Day Exquisite Indonesian Food Festival 2017" to promote their local cuisine and at the same time raise revenues to be donated to internally displaced persons (IDP) in... Read More

SPD to deploy 1,300 cops for Undas

MANILA --To ensure a peaceful and orderly commemoration of the All Saints' and All Souls 'days next week, the Southern Police District (SPD) will deploy more than 1,300 policemen in the southern part of Metro Manila.SPD head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario Jr. said that 1,312 police from SPD... Read More