Pimentel to file resolution calling for con-ass to tackle federalism

MANILA -- Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Monday said that he will be filing this week a resolution calling for the Senate and the House of Representatives (HOR) to convene in a constitutional assembly (con-ass) to revise the 1987 Constitution and study the proposed shift to a federal form... Read More

Diesel, kerosene prices up on Tuesday

MANILA -- Petroleum companies announced Monday that due to movements in international oil trading, local pump prices for diesel will increase by 55-centavos per liter and kerosene, by 30-centavos per liter on Tuesday.Caltex Philippines, Petron, Seaoil, PTT Philippines, and Eastern Petroleum will... Read More

Duterte designates Hermogino as new PCG commandant

MANILA -- Malacañang on Monday released the appointment of Elson Hermogino as new commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard.President Rodrigo Duterte signed Hermogino’s appointment paper last January 4, replacing PCG commandant Rear Admiral William Melad.Hermogino is a member of the... Read More

Globe to suspend mobile services in Quiapo for ‘Traslacion’

MANILA -- Telecommunications provider Globe will temporarily suspend its mobile services within the vicinity of the Black Nazarene procession starting 5 a.m. January 9 until the image of the Black Nazarene returns to the Quiapo Church in compliance with the directive of the National... Read More

Nobody can dictate on Senate: Lacson

MANILA -- The Senate works differently from the House and cannot be dictated, Senator Panfilo Lacson told House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in response to the latter’s comment that the Senate is a “slow” Congress.Lacson made this tweet hitting Alvarez for his remark and calling it... Read More

Congress urged to present timetable for federalism

MANILA -- Both chambers of the Congress should present a “realistic and workable” timetable to get the push for a shift to a federal form of government, a senator urged Monday.Senator Sherwin Gatchalian made this call noting that he would personally want to look into details noting that... Read More

OSG to appeal CA ruling on ex-Palawan guv: Aguirre

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday said the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) will be in charge of filing an appeal on the Court of Appeals (CA) ruling which cleared former Palawan governor Joel Reyes of murder charges in connection with the killing of environmentalist and... Read More

SolGen seeks dismissal of petition vs. ML extension

MANILA -- The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Monday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed by opposition lawmakers assailing the constitutionality of the full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao.In a 58-page comment, Solicitor General Jose Calida said the petition... Read More

PH tops world's energy sustainability index for 3rd year in a row

MANILA -- Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi announced Monday that for the third consecutive year, the Philippines ranked No. 1 in the World Energy Council’s World Energy Trilemma Index (WETI) 2017 for having the best energy environmental sustainability among 125 countries.WETI ranks countries... Read More

Sereno camp: Smear drive to worsen as impeach hearing nears

MANILA -- The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday said it is expecting that the “vilification campaign” against the top magistrate would worsen in the coming days in time for the resumption of the House impeachment hearing on January 15.Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, one of... Read More

Lapeña inspects P13-M worth of seized smuggled goods

MANILA -- Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña led the inspection of various seized goods worth PHP12.9 million at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) on Monday.He noted that the smuggled shipments composed of agricultural products, used clothing, used motorbikes... Read More

Palace eyes reversal of CA ruling on Ortega case

MANILA -- Malacanang on Monday said it will do everything to reverse the Court of Appeals' (CA) decision clearing former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes from murder charges over the killing of journalist and environmentalist Gerry Ortega.“We will exercise all legal options to reverse this decision by... Read More

I-ACT starts apprehension of smoke belching, dilapidated PUVs

MANILA -- Some 255 smoke belchers, dilapidated vehicles, and public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers not wearing uniform were apprehended as the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) started Monday the "Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok" campaign which aims to flag down road unworthy public transport in... Read More

BOC employee fined P5K for failure to file SALN

MANILA -- The Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC) has convicted a Bureau of Customs (BOC) employee after the latter pleaded guilty to a violation of the rule on Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).BOC Special Agent Wilfredo Sebastian was convicted on two counts of violation... Read More

All systems go for 'Traslacion 2018'

MANILA -- It’s all systems go for 'Traslacion 2018' or the procession of the Black Nazarene on Tuesday."Rain or shine, we will push through. That is what was agreed upon, except when a disaster happens," Fr. Douglas Badong, Parochial Vicar of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Quiapo... Read More

3 DA execs face 90-day suspension

MANILA -- The Sandiganbayan has placed three Department of Agriculture (DA) officials based in Davao City under a 90-day suspension during litigation.Senior Agriculturists Melani Provido and Isabelita Buduan, and Administrative Officer Marie Ann Constantino stand trial for violation of Section 3(e)... Read More

Palace elated as PRRD remains PH’s most trusted official

MANILA -- Malacanang on Monday welcomed as good news a survey showing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as again the most trusted and approved government official of the land.According to the last quarter survey conducted by Pulse Asia from Dec. 10-15, 2017, President Duterte got the highest approval at... Read More

Majority of Filipinos approve Pres. Duterte's performance

MANILA -- Majority of Filipinos approve the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, a latest survey from Pulse Asia show.

In its December 2017 poll, Pulse Asia found 80 percent of Filipinos approve his performance, while 7 percent disapproved and 13 percent were undecided.The same survey... Read More

70% of Pinoys say Duterte performed better than PNoy: SWS

MANILA -- Majority of Filipinos believe President Rodrigo Duterte performed better as the country's chief executive than former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey said.In a report from radio network DZBB, the SWS found that 70 percent of Filipinos... Read More

'Bato' mum on 2019 senatorial bid

MANILA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa declined to comment on whether he has plans to run for senator in the 2019 elections."As I have said, I cannot comment on it right now. Trabaho lang muna ako. Kailangan mag-focus tayo sa trabaho dahil kapag sinabi mo... Read More