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Online PLEB system to improve monitoring of cases vs. erring cops

Online PLEB system to improve monitoring of cases vs. erring cops

December 11, 2018, 1:43 pm

MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), in partnership with the National Police Commission (Napolcom), has launched the People's Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) Online Database System (PODS), which is aimed at improving the status-tracking of cases filed by members of… Read More

Return of Balangiga bells shows PRRD vow to deliver promises: Go

Return of Balangiga bells shows PRRD vow to deliver promises: Go

December 11, 2018, 11:59 am

MANILA -- The return of the famed Balangiga bells proves President Rodrigo Duterte's commitment to deliver his promises to the people, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said Monday. “Isa po ito sa kanyang pinanawagan noong last State of the Nation Address last July… Read More

No mandatory contributions, solicitations for Xmas parties: DepEd

No mandatory contributions, solicitations for Xmas parties: DepEd

December 11, 2018, 10:37 am

MANILA -- A few days before the Christmas break, Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminded public schools not to impose mandatory contributions or solicitations for their students' Christmas parties. "We're just reiterating an earlier memorandum from 2009, contributions for celebrations should… Read More

AFP not discounting NPA threats vs. DepEd officials

AFP not discounting NPA threats vs. DepEd officials

December 11, 2018, 10:15 am

MANILA -- The military is not discounting the possibility that some Department of Education (DepEd) officials and personnel were threatened by the New People's Army (NPA) to allow the operation of Salugpungan schools in the Davao Region. This was stated by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)… Read More

Northeast monsoon continues to affect N. Luzon Tuesday

Northeast monsoon continues to affect N. Luzon Tuesday

December 11, 2018, 9:18 am

MANILA—Fair weather would prevail in the country as the northeast monsoon continues to affect northern Luzon on Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 a.m. forecast that the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan would… Read More

Gov't programs, UNHRC reelection attest PH commitment to HR

Gov't programs, UNHRC reelection attest PH commitment to HR

December 11, 2018, 8:45 am

MANILA -- The country's re-election at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), as well as the government programs that empower Filipinos particularly the vulnerable sectors, are a testament to the Philippines' commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Foreign Affairs… Read More

DOT, DOTr to develop 85 airports in PH for tourism growth

DOT, DOTr to develop 85 airports in PH for tourism growth

December 11, 2018, 7:56 am

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) partnered on Monday with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to develop at least 85 airports across the country to promote tourism growth. “We are talking about developing our airports so that we have more capacity to receive flights from other… Read More

Balangiga Bells’ return shows US is PH’s ‘true friend’: Palace

Balangiga Bells’ return shows US is PH’s ‘true friend’: Palace

December 11, 2018, 7:53 am

MANILA -- Malacañang described the US government as a “true friend” of the Philippine government for “working tirelessly” for the return of the Balangiga Bells to its home in Eastern Samar. “Stakeholders from both the Philippines and the United States worked tirelessly for the return of… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. Dec. 11, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. Dec. 11, 2018

December 11, 2018, 7:28 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – Tax reform bills’ passage seen to run beyond polls DAILY TRIBUNE -- DU30 drive advances HR INQUIRER – Andaya bares favored contractor of Palace MANILA BULLETIN – Balangiga bells back today after 117 years MANILA TIMES – Palace forms PH-wide task force vs Reds MANILA… Read More

PRRD awards 1st 500 houses to Scout Rangers

PRRD awards 1st 500 houses to Scout Rangers

December 11, 2018, 6:15 am

President Rodrigo R. Duterte listens to the briefing of National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. while inspecting one of the 500 housing units to be awarded to the personnel of the First Scout Ranger Regiment (1st SRR) at the Scout Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan… Read More

PRRD forms task force to end armed conflict

PRRD forms task force to end armed conflict

December 10, 2018, 9:36 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has created a national task force to “end” local communist armed conflict and adopt a national peace framework in the country as part of government’s continued efforts to achieve peace. Under Executive Order No. 70, signed by Executive Secretary… Read More

PH, 5 other countries to map next Coral Triangle action plan

PH, 5 other countries to map next Coral Triangle action plan

December 10, 2018, 8:52 pm

MANILA -- Six countries are preparing to map the next regional plan of action (RPOA 2.0) to undertake in further protecting the 6.0 million-square kilometer Coral Triangle, the roughly triangular-shaped marine area at the junction of the Western Pacific and Indian oceans, cited by experts as… Read More

PRRD names adviser on local extremist groups concerns

PRRD names adviser on local extremist groups concerns

December 10, 2018, 8:48 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has named retired military official Yusop Jimlani as the new Presidential Adviser on Local Extremist Groups Concerns. Duterte signed Jimlani’s appointment paper on Dec. 6 but it was released to media on Monday. According to the paper, Jumlani will have the… Read More

ASEAN economic cluster treated with Filipino culture

ASEAN economic cluster treated with Filipino culture

December 10, 2018, 8:41 pm

MANILA-- The Philippines on Monday hosted a lively welcome dinner for the delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) visiting Manila for a regional confab on gender mainstreaming. At least 150 delegates from various sectoral bodies in the AEC were… Read More

Congress pushes for more left-handed chairs in schools

Congress pushes for more left-handed chairs in schools

December 10, 2018, 8:24 pm

MANILA -- All educational institutions will soon be required to provide classroom chairs specially designed for left-handed students. This, as the bill institutionalizing such requirement has hurdled final reading at the House of Representatives. During Monday's plenary session, lawmakers… Read More

Duterte to candidates: 'Do not terrorize voters'

Duterte to candidates: 'Do not terrorize voters'

December 10, 2018, 7:59 pm

SAN MIGUEL, Bulacan – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned the 2019 mid-term polls candidates, both from the administration and opposition parties, not to terrorize voters. Duterte aired his stern warning against politicians during the initial awarding of 500 fully-furnished housing units… Read More

Thai exec assures safety of Filipino workers

Thai exec assures safety of Filipino workers

December 10, 2018, 7:10 pm

MANILA -- An official of the Royal Thai embassy in Manila has vowed to protect Filipino workers in Thailand as a testament to its decades-long friendship with the Philippines. Thai Deputy Chief of Mission Urawadee Sriphiromya from the Royal Thai embassy in Manila made this remark recently during… Read More

Senators remain split on ML extension in Mindanao

Senators remain split on ML extension in Mindanao

December 10, 2018, 7:05 pm

MANILA -- Following a closed-door meeting with security officials, senators on Monday expressed differing opinions on whether martial law in Mindanao should be extended or not. Senate President Vicente Sotto III said it is in his opinion that there is a continuing rebellion in Mindanao. “As I… Read More

Palace optimistic Diokno can clarify 2019 budget ‘insertions’

Palace optimistic Diokno can clarify 2019 budget ‘insertions’

December 10, 2018, 7:01 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang is counting on Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno to clarify the supposed “insertions” in the PHP3.757-trillion proposed national budget for 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after the House of Representatives (HOR) summoned… Read More

Briones lauds teacher-awardees for outstanding work

Briones lauds teacher-awardees for outstanding work

December 10, 2018, 6:57 pm

MANILA -- Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones lauded on Monday outstanding educators from the different parts of the country who were recognized for their exemplary performances in the field. Briones said there are still many good teachers, but they are unrecognized as… Read More