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Most Muslims favor BOL approval: SWS

Most Muslims favor BOL approval: SWS

January 22, 2019, 12:27 pm

MANILA -- As the canvassing of the Bangsamoro plebiscite results continues, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 79 percent of Muslims nationwide favor the approval of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). In the SWS report released Monday, 67 percent of Muslims nationwide say… Read More

Banac is new PNP spox

Banac is new PNP spox

January 22, 2019, 12:26 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has a new spokesperson. In an order dated Jan. 21 signed by Deputy Director General Camilo Cascolan, Senior Supt. Bernard Banac was designated as the new spokesperson and acting chief of the PNP Public Information Office (PIO) effective Tuesday. Banac… Read More

More than 1K families affected by ‘Amang’ in Caraga

More than 1K families affected by ‘Amang’ in Caraga

January 22, 2019, 12:23 pm

MANILA -- Inclement weather due to Tropical Depression Amang has affected 1,158 families or around 4,639 persons in the Caraga Region, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced in its update 6 a.m. Tuesday. The update, which was released and signed by NDRRMC… Read More

PDEA now ISO 9001:2015 certified

PDEA now ISO 9001:2015 certified

January 22, 2019, 11:59 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has joined the list of government offices compliant with quality management standards. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino formally received the ISO 9001:2015 certification from Renato V. Navarette, President and Managing Director of the… Read More

Santos right man for Eastmincom top post: AFP chief

Santos right man for Eastmincom top post: AFP chief

January 22, 2019, 11:59 am

MANILA -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal said Maj. Gen. Felimon Santos deserves his post as the new Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom). "We are assured that he is the right man who will capably handle difficult tasks with leadership, finesse, and… Read More

‘Amang’ weakens into LPA but will still bring rain

‘Amang’ weakens into LPA but will still bring rain

January 22, 2019, 11:58 am

MANILA -- Tropical Depression Amang has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) but it will continue to bring rains over parts of the country on Tuesday. In its 4 .am. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was last… Read More

AFP to conduct 'after review activity' on BOL poll security

AFP to conduct 'after review activity' on BOL poll security

January 22, 2019, 11:31 am

MANILA -- While Monday's Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite was generally peaceful and incident-free, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct an "after activity review" to further identify gaps and best practices in the implementation of security measures. This was disclosed by… Read More

Successful BOL plebiscite shows 'democratic rights' working in PH

Successful BOL plebiscite shows 'democratic rights' working in PH

January 22, 2019, 11:30 am

MANILA -- The successful conduct of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite on Monday shows "democratic rights" are alive and well in the Philippines. This was stated by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when sought for a comment on the success of the polls and… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. Jan. 22, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. Jan. 22, 2019

January 22, 2019, 8:02 am

INQUIRER – Andaya quits House post after irking palace PHILIPPINE STAR – Comelec: BOL voting successful MANILA BULLETIN – BOL plebiscite peaceful DAILY TRIBUNE – Andaya, Road Board dislodged MANILA TIMES – Pacquiao’s LA home ransacked, robbed MANILA STANDARD – Bangsamoro in crucial… Read More

DepEd Central Luzon releases 2017 PBB for school personnel

DepEd Central Luzon releases 2017 PBB for school personnel

January 22, 2019, 7:56 am

MANILA -- The 2017 fiscal year performance-based bonus (PBB) for Department of Education (DepEd) school personnel in Central Luzon has been released. In a statement released Monday night, DepEd said schools in other regions may soon receive their bonuses after the Schools Division Offices (SDO) of… Read More

Go extends aid to QC fire victims

Go extends aid to QC fire victims

January 21, 2019, 9:08 pm

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday gave assistance to fire victims in Barangay Pinyahan in Quezon City. Go and his team went to the area and immediately gave away clothes, shoes, grocery items, food packs, meals, and cash assistance… Read More

House OKs bill abolishing Road Board

House OKs bill abolishing Road Board

January 21, 2019, 8:33 pm

MANILA -- Voting 180-0 with no abstention, the House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading the bill abolishing the graft-ridden Road Board. House Bill 7436 or the Act Abolishing the Road Board and Providing for the Disposition of the Motor Vehicle Users’… Read More

Part of North Ave. closed to traffic Tuesday

Part of North Ave. closed to traffic Tuesday

January 21, 2019, 8:22 pm

MANILA -- A portion of North Avenue going to Quezon City Memorial Circle will be closed to traffic starting 6 a.m. of Tuesday to ease congestion in the area amid the ongoing construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7), a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) official announced… Read More

Palace washes hands off ‘political intramurals’ in House

Palace washes hands off ‘political intramurals’ in House

January 21, 2019, 8:03 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Monday insisted that it was not involved in the decision of Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. to step down as House Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after Andaya said he was leaving his post to… Read More

Senate approves 2019 national budget

Senate approves 2019 national budget

January 21, 2019, 7:07 pm

MANILA -- The Senate approved on third and final reading the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget or the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on Monday. The 2019 GAB was approved with 14 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and zero abstention. The third reading approval came two months… Read More

More than 3K stranded in ports due to ‘Amang’

More than 3K stranded in ports due to ‘Amang’

January 21, 2019, 7:03 pm

MANILA -- More than 3,000 passengers were stranded in various ports nationwide on Monday afternoon due to Tropical Depression Amang. In its advisory, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said a total of 3,354 passengers, 498 rolling cargoes, 31 vessels and 9 motorbancas were stranded in various areas… Read More

TD 'Amang' to bring rains, gusty winds over Eastern Visayas

TD 'Amang' to bring rains, gusty winds over Eastern Visayas

January 21, 2019, 6:49 pm

MANILA -- Tropical Depression (TD) "Amang" will bring rains over parts of the Visayas likely until Tuesday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), "Amang" was last tracked 70 km north northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar, moving… Read More

Feb. 6 plebiscite to push through if yes vote wins: Comelec

Feb. 6 plebiscite to push through if yes vote wins: Comelec

January 21, 2019, 6:46 pm

MANILA -- The holding of the next plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law next month will depend on the positive result of the first referendum held Monday in seven areas in Mindanao, Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said. “So the only outcome that will actually have an impact is if there is a… Read More

PCOO assists foreign media in BOL coverage

PCOO assists foreign media in BOL coverage

January 21, 2019, 6:34 pm

MANILA -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has been assisting foreign media in their coverage on the plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), its head said on Monday. PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said that his agency’s Office for Global Media… Read More

Andaya steps down as House Majority Leader

Andaya steps down as House Majority Leader

January 21, 2019, 6:31 pm

MANILA -- Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. on Monday stepped down as House Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and was replaced by Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro. As Majority Leader, Castro automatically assumed the leadership of the House Committee on Rules while Andaya was appointed… Read More