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Duterte unsure peace talks can be resumed

Duterte unsure peace talks can be resumed

September 27, 2018, 11:17 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said he was unsure if peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) would resume any time soon, admitting that he was “not ready” to talk to them yet. “I don’t know if it could be revived. But I am… Read More

CPP-NPA always trying to oust gov't: Lorenzana

CPP-NPA always trying to oust gov't: Lorenzana

September 27, 2018, 11:16 am

MANILA -- The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) has always been trying to topple the government since 1968. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made the remarks when asked to comment on CPP-NPA claims that the "Red October" ouster plot is only a fiction invented by the… Read More

PAL gives 20% discount to AFP personnel

PAL gives 20% discount to AFP personnel

September 27, 2018, 10:07 am

MANILA -- In line with ongoing efforts to recognize the Filipino troops' efforts in bringing peace and development, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Agreement which gives a 20-percent discount on all domestic flights to… Read More

Typhoon 'Paeng' weakens as it slowly moves outside PAR

Typhoon 'Paeng' weakens as it slowly moves outside PAR

September 27, 2018, 9:58 am

MANILA—Typhoon “Paeng” has weakened as it moves slowly outside of the country. In its Thursday 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said "Paeng" is at 750 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes with maximum winds of 160… Read More

OFW in Saudi shot dead after allegedly stabbing co-worker, boss

OFW in Saudi shot dead after allegedly stabbing co-worker, boss

September 27, 2018, 9:56 am

MANILA -- An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was confirmed dead by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) late Wednesday after being shot for allegedly stabbing his employer and co-worker. The agency did not identify the OFW pending notification of kin. Initial reports from… Read More

PNP in need of 4K line officers, criminologists

PNP in need of 4K line officers, criminologists

September 27, 2018, 9:51 am

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is in need of 4,014 line officers and criminologists who will be commissioned into the PNP Officer Corps under the 2018 Lateral Entry Program for Line Officers duly approved by the National Police Commission. In a statement, the PNP-Public Information… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018

September 27, 2018, 6:49 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – ADB cuts PHL growth forecast, cites agri woes INQUIRER – Rule on Trillanes plea now, SC urged MANILA BULLETIN – PH growth forecast cut 6.4% MANILA TIMES – Catch drug suspects alive, Filipinos wish MANILA STANDARD – NFA chief causes it all - Palace PHILIPPINE STAR –… Read More

Airport authorities nab notorious swindler

Airport authorities nab notorious swindler

September 27, 2018, 6:37 am

MANILA – Airport police officers apprehended a notorious swindler in a manhunt operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. The manhunt operation was conducted Tuesday afternoon after female victim complained of being duped on Sept. 23, Manila International Airport… Read More

Duterte sends off 250 new BJMP transport vehicles

Duterte sends off 250 new BJMP transport vehicles

September 26, 2018, 10:42 pm

CAMP GENERAL VICENTE LIM, Calamba City -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday afternoon led here the send off ceremony for some 250 brand new transport vehicles of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to the country’s various district, city and town jails. Lined up at the… Read More

SC dismisses Peter Lim’s plea to stop probe on drug case

SC dismisses Peter Lim’s plea to stop probe on drug case

September 26, 2018, 10:27 pm

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by fugitive suspected drug lord Peter G. Lim last June in connection with his indictment on drug charges. In a minute resolution, the High Court's Third Division, through Deputy Division clerk of court Misael Domingo C.… Read More

Nat’l marine policy eyed as major driver of economy

Nat’l marine policy eyed as major driver of economy

September 26, 2018, 9:57 pm

MANILA – The National Coast Watch Council Secretary (NCWCS) has set a convergence conference where all maritime industry stakeholders can come up with updated National Marine Policy (NMP) that would make big impact on the country’s economic development. The convergence conference was included… Read More

'Stupid' coup attempts, waste of time: Duterte

'Stupid' coup attempts, waste of time: Duterte

September 26, 2018, 9:55 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged soldiers to avoid “wasting time” by plotting a coup against him and instead convince him to step down if they no longer find him deserving to lead the country. “Do not go into such stupid things. Coup d'état, coup d'état, you’re… Read More

PH embassy assists Pinoys affected by Hokkaido quake

PH embassy assists Pinoys affected by Hokkaido quake

September 26, 2018, 9:38 pm

MANILA -- A team from the Philippine embassy in Tokyo visited Filipinos in Hokkaido, two weeks after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked the island. The embassy reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday that of the 1,400 Filipinos in the area, a total of 176 applicants availed of… Read More

'Paeng' moves slowly north; monsoon to bring rains

'Paeng' moves slowly north; monsoon to bring rains

September 26, 2018, 9:25 pm

MANILA -- Typhoon Paeng is moving slowly to the north, and was last eyed at 755 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday. "Paeng" has maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour near the… Read More

PRRD enjoys ‘overwhelming support’ from military, police: Lacson

PRRD enjoys ‘overwhelming support’ from military, police: Lacson

September 26, 2018, 8:35 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has nothing to worry about the alleged destabilization plot against him as he enjoys “overwhelming support” from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), Senator Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday. “We’ve been… Read More

Lapse in communication caused MRT mishap

Lapse in communication caused MRT mishap

September 26, 2018, 7:31 pm

MANILA – The collision of two maintenance service trains of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) which resulted in the delays in its operations Wednesday morning was caused by communication lapses, an MRT official said Wednesday. "I think there was a lapse on the safety protocol. Nagkaroon po… Read More

Duterte mulls buying plane for BJMP’s high-value prisoners

Duterte mulls buying plane for BJMP’s high-value prisoners

September 26, 2018, 7:30 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said he plans to purchase an airplane for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to provide its personnel with a safer way of transporting high-value prisoners, particularly in Mindanao. “We’ll have to devise a way of transporting… Read More

DFP, TESDA set relaunch of ‘Kabuhayan’ shopping for OFWs

DFP, TESDA set relaunch of ‘Kabuhayan’ shopping for OFWs

September 26, 2018, 7:26 pm

MANILA – Duty free shopping limit for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who will establish a business in the Philippines may be increased to USD4,500 through the Duty Free Philippines' (DFP) Kabuhayan Shopping Program, an official said Wednesday. Malu Malabuyo, officer-in-charge for DFP Marketing,… Read More

NCRPO heeds DOJ advice; secures add'l evidence vs. Olivar

NCRPO heeds DOJ advice; secures add'l evidence vs. Olivar

September 26, 2018, 6:25 pm

MANILA – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) heeded the Department of Justice's (DOJ) advice to provide additional documents as evidence in its complaint against blogger Drew Olivar. NCRPO Chief, Director Guillermo Eleazar, said they have already requested the Philippine National… Read More

4 firms file bids for voter verification machines for 2019 polls

4 firms file bids for voter verification machines for 2019 polls

September 26, 2018, 6:23 pm

MANILA -- Four service providers on Wednesday submitted their respective bids for the procurement of more than 32,000 voter registration verification system (VRVS) machines to be used in the May 2019 midterm polls. At the opening of the bids for the VRV project of the Commission on… Read More