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 Duterte ‘very pleased’ with new Boracay: Palace

Duterte ‘very pleased’ with new Boracay: Palace

October 27, 2018, 3:57 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte was satisfied with the results of the six-month intensive rehabilitation of Boracay Island, commending everyone, particularly the inter-agency task force for their patience and cooperation. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) is pleased with what has… Read More

Duterte wants to spare Lapeña from intrigue: Palace

Duterte wants to spare Lapeña from intrigue: Palace

October 27, 2018, 9:46 am

MANILA -- Malacañang said Friday President Rodrigo Duterte has announced one week ahead the transfer of former Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña to spare the latter from intrigue amid the probe on the multi-billion-peso "shabu" (crystal meth)  shipment into the country. Presidential… Read More

Northeast monsoon to bring light rains over N. Luzon

Northeast monsoon to bring light rains over N. Luzon

October 27, 2018, 9:05 am

MANILA -- The northeast monsoon affecting northern Luzon will bring light rains over this part of the island, the weather bureau said Saturday. Cloudy skies with light rains will prevail over Batanes and the Babuyan Group of islands, while the Ilocos, Cordillera and the rest of the Cagayan Valley… Read More

Andanar eyes closer ties with more media groups

Andanar eyes closer ties with more media groups

October 27, 2018, 8:55 am

MANILA -- After building closer cooperation with national media groups, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has set his sights on meeting with local media organizations in the different regions of the country. “I’m in my third phase of my work, which… Read More

Guerrero will make a good Customs chief: Galvez

Guerrero will make a good Customs chief: Galvez

October 27, 2018, 8:49 am

MANILA -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., said he is confident that his predecessor, Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, will do good as Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner. "He (Guerrero) is an honest, intelligent and very competent man. He is also (a) very… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

October 27, 2018, 7:36 am

BUSINESS MIRROR -- Back in business INQUIRER -- Du30 told: Prosecute, not promote, Lapeña PHILIPPINE STAR -- 'Welcome to a better Boracay' MANILA BULLETIN -- Boracay reopens under new rules MANILA TIMES -- Watchdog opposes Lapeña's promotion MANILA STANDARD -- 'Cleansing' set at Customs Read More

St. Padre Pio's heart relic returns to Italy

St. Padre Pio's heart relic returns to Italy

October 26, 2018, 11:00 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines has the biggest number of devotees who venerated the incorrupt heart of Saint Padre Pio of Petrelcina during its 20-day visit to the country. Father Joselin Gonda, rector of the National Shrine of Padre Pio in Santo Tomas, Batangas, said the almost one-month stay of the… Read More

'Amihan' season begins: PAGASA

'Amihan' season begins: PAGASA

October 26, 2018, 9:28 pm

MANILA -- The cooler season of "Amihan" or northeast monsoon has come, the weather bureau announced on Friday afternoon. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said the public could expect the surges in cold… Read More

CAAP ready for passenger influx on 'Undas'

CAAP ready for passenger influx on 'Undas'

October 26, 2018, 9:26 pm

MANILA -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that all the airports it manages are ready for the anticipated influx of passengers when Filipinos visit the graves of their departed loved ones in the nation's observance of "Undas" or All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on Nov.… Read More

Cebu Pacific issues guidelines to avoid hassle on 'Undas'

Cebu Pacific issues guidelines to avoid hassle on 'Undas'

October 26, 2018, 9:21 pm

MANILA -- Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has released some guidelines and tips for their passengers to avoid the hassle during the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. "We are anticipating a surge in passenger volume due to the long weekend," CEB spokesperson Charo Lagamon told the… Read More

Gov't provides 27K jobs in Boracay: DOLE

Gov't provides 27K jobs in Boracay: DOLE

October 26, 2018, 8:19 pm

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday reported that it has provided jobs and livelihood assistance to some 27,000 residents and non-residents who are working in Boracay Island during the six-month rehabilitation and temporary closure of the world-class tourist… Read More

Palace belittles leftists’ call for Duterte’s resignation

Palace belittles leftists’ call for Duterte’s resignation

October 26, 2018, 8:13 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday belittled the leftist groups’ latest call for President Rodrigo Duterte to resign amid alleged violence being committed by the military. “There is nothing new and surprising about the leftist group’s latest call for the President to step down. It has called… Read More

Indigenous people's group slams CPP-NPA exploitations, terror acts

Indigenous people's group slams CPP-NPA exploitations, terror acts

October 26, 2018, 8:01 pm

MANILA -- At least 500 members of the Indigenous People (IP) Alliance Against Terrorism from various towns in Mindanao on Friday staged a rally to condemn the Communist Party of the Philippines–New People's Army’s (CPP-NPA) exploitation of the IPs. Members of the group gathered at 9 a.m. at… Read More

Anti-graft court junks convicted ex-NegOcc mayor's appeal

Anti-graft court junks convicted ex-NegOcc mayor's appeal

October 26, 2018, 6:52 pm

MANILA -- For lack of merit, the Sandiganbayan has rejected an appeal of a former Negros Occidental town mayor who was convicted of graft in connection with the operation of a cockpit arena in the municipality in 2009. The anti-graft court's Special 7th Division, in a resolution dated last Oct.… Read More

Group taps art as therapy for kids with autism

Group taps art as therapy for kids with autism

October 26, 2018, 6:01 pm

MANILA -- A coffee artist believes that art can be therapeutic for children with autism as it promotes healthy self-expression. 1 San Mateo Artists Guild president Ella Hipolito has launched early this year a weekly art session called "Art Friday" held at the activity center of SM City San Mateo… Read More

Aussie nun's missionary visa downgraded to visitor’s visa

Aussie nun's missionary visa downgraded to visitor’s visa

October 26, 2018, 5:54 pm

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has downgraded the missionary visa of Sister Patricia Fox to a temporary visitor’s visa. In an order signed last October 24, the Australian nun was given a temporary visitor status with a 59-day validity. BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said Fox's… Read More

DOJ asks Makati judge to reconsider ruling on Trillanes case

DOJ asks Makati judge to reconsider ruling on Trillanes case

October 26, 2018, 5:22 pm

MANILA--- Government lawyers have filed a motion for partial reconsideration before the Makati Regional Trial court Branch 148 in connection with the criminal charges against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. "This motion for partial reconsideration is set for hearing (by the Makati court) on Tuesday,… Read More

 21 Filipino seamen stranded in India, on way home: DFA

21 Filipino seamen stranded in India, on way home: DFA

October 26, 2018, 4:38 pm

MANILA-- The 21 Filipino seafarers stranded for four months in India "will soon be home" after their exit clearances are processed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday. The 21 crew members of the MV Evangelia M have been stranded in the southern port city of Kakanada since June… Read More

Palace hails poll showing 75% Pinoys believe PH on right track

Palace hails poll showing 75% Pinoys believe PH on right track

October 26, 2018, 4:35 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday welcomed a Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing 75% of Filipinos believe the country under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is heading on the right track. “We view this as a reflection of our people’s continued trust and confidence in the President and an… Read More

Mayor denies involvement in vice mayor's murder

Mayor denies involvement in vice mayor's murder

October 26, 2018, 4:28 pm

MANILA- Trece Martires City mayor Melandres De Sagun insisted on his innocence Friday in the killing of the town's vice mayor Alexander Lubigan who was gunned down last July 7. "I am completely innocent of the accusation leveled against me," De Sagun said in his five-page counter affidavit filed… Read More