Ex-pres. Aquino faces Dengvaxia probe at House

MANILA -- Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III attended on Monday a House hearing into the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia worth PHP3.5 billion.The House committee on good government and public accountability invited Aquino to shed light on whether he authorized the realignment of the... Read More

Tail-end of cold front, NE monsoon to bring isolated rains: PAGASA

MANILA— The tail-end of a cold front and the northeast monsoon will bring isolated rainshowers in some parts of the country Monday.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the trough of the low pressure area (LPA) will bring scattered... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

BUSINESSMIRROR– PHL vows to present rice tariff law to WTO in JuneINQUIRER– Drilon: Postponement of village polls loomsPHILIPPINE STAR– DOLE to study lifting of OFW ban on KuwaitMANILA BULLETIN– Demafelis 'killers' in custodyMANILA TIMES– Terrorists from Marawi... Read More

Sara Duterte endorses Mocha Uson, Pia Cayetano for senators

MANILA -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has thumbed down the idea of running for senator, but instead endorsed two female candidates she said are competent to serve the public.In a "Tapang at Malasakit" activity in Hongkong, President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter told overseas Filipino workers... Read More

Panagbenga grand float parade wows 1-M crowd

BAGUIO CITY -- A total of 23 floats made of 90 percent fresh flowers and ornamental plants again amazed the estimated one million crowd who watched today’s grand float parade which lasted for almost three hours.The city government’s float, the first float to parade from the Panagbenga... Read More

Thousands join EDSA Day job fair in QC

MANILA -- At least 1,100 job seekers trooped to the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair in Quezon City on Sunday, in line with the country’s commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.The event... Read More

People Power Monument turned over to NHCP

MANILA -- The symbolic People Power Monument was officially turned over from the Spirit of EDSA Foundation (SOEF) to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) during the 32nd EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary on Sunday, February 25.By virtue of Executive Order No. 47 s.... Read More

FVR ‘reenacts’ EDSA People Power jump for 32nd time

MANILA -- For 32 years in a row, former President Fidel V. Ramos, who will turn 90 next month, repeated his famous EDSA People Power jump on Sunday -though less in vigor and intensity - to mark the 32nd anniversary of the historic civilian-backed military 1986 bloodless revolt that toppled the... Read More

Lifting of OFW deployment ban to Kuwait up to PRRD: DOLE

MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the decision on whether to lift or not the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait is up to President Rodrigo Duterte.Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III made the statement in connection with the arrest of the... Read More

Marwan's wife, 4 others arrested in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY --Police and military personnel arrested the wife of slain Jemaah Islamiyah bomber Zulkifli Abdhir alias 'Marwan' and four others in a joint operation at Purok 5 Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte around 6:22 a.m. Sunday.Supt. Lemuel Gonda, the spokesperson of Police Regional Office-10,... Read More

FVR: Values must live on; EDSA 1986 not end of change

MANILA -- Former President Fidel V. Ramos reminded Filipinos that while feat on attaining democracy was achieved during the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution that led to the ousting of former leader Ferdinand Marcos, change does not end with it.In his speech at the 32nd anniversary of the... Read More

JAS movie, book launched in Camp Aguinaldo

MANILA -- The movie premiere showing the true-to-life story of the late Justice Secretary Jose Abad Santos, who chose to be executed by firing squad rather than betray his country by collaborating with the Japanese, was held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Theater Saturday night.It was... Read More

Parts of Regalado Highway to be closed for MRT-7 construction

MANILA -- Parts of Regalado Highway in Quezon City will be closed to traffic from Monday night until early Tuesday morning due to the ongoing construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7).In its advisory, the MRT-7 Traffic Management Task Force said the northbound and southbound lanes of... Read More

Study on proposed Leyte-Bohol, Leyte-Surigao projects starts

MANILA -- The month-long study on the proposed Leyte-Bohol and Leyte-Surigao bridge projects by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has commenced.Based on the report of Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma.... Read More

Memories: PNA and the EDSA 1986 People Power Revolt

MANILA --It was Monday, Feb. 24, 1986. I left our house in Novaliches at 4 a.m. to relieve the night shift editor of the Philippines News Agency (PNA), then located at the ground floor of the Office of Media Affairs (OMA) building on Bohol Ave. (now Sgt. Esguerra Ave.) in Diliman, Quezon City.The... Read More

4 more frigates needed to secure PH seas: Navy chief

MANILA-- To fully protect the country's vast maritime domains and resources, the Philippines needs four more modern frigates aside from the two contracted with South Korean shipbuilder, Hyudai Heavy Industries (HHI).This was the remark of Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Rear Admiral... Read More

EDSA Revolution highlights Pinoys' love for country

MANILA -- The bloodless EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986 highlights the Filipinos' love for their country."(The) EDSA Revolution is a landmark of hope and unity that Filipino people never hesitated to show their love for country," said Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson, Lt. Col. Louie... Read More

AFP scholars reach more than 4K

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday assured continuous assistance for the education of dependents of military personnel as the number of its scholars rose to 4,129 in February.In a statement, the AFP said this number is expected to increase in the coming months as the AFP... Read More

Inspection of firms ordered to curb 'diversion' of drug substances

MANILA -- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino has ordered an intensified conduct of compliance inspections to prevent the use of legitimate substances for illicit purposes, particularly in the manufacture of dangerous drugs.Aquino said 5,427 registered... Read More

TACS Expo: More than just a gun show

MANILA – More than just showcasing their latest firearms, Armscor Global Defense taught citizens on survival tips in times of disaster during their Tactical, Survival and Arms Expo (TACS) at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City.The expo, which ran from Feb. 22-25, showcased survival... Read More