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NFA rice shipment cleared by quarantine bureau

NFA rice shipment cleared by quarantine bureau

September 7, 2018, 10:54 am

MANILA -- The unloading of rice imported by the National Food Authority has resumed in the Port of Tabaco in Albay after the Plant Quarantine Service of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in Region V declared the shipment free of weevil infestation. The greenlight to resume the discharging of the… Read More

DFA assists Filipino accused of stabbing employer in Kuwait

DFA assists Filipino accused of stabbing employer in Kuwait

September 7, 2018, 10:26 am

MANILA -- A Filipino household service worker in Kuwait accused of stabbing her employer is assured of an assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). “Our Embassy in Kuwait continues to look after our kababayan Ulambai Singgayan and is coordinating with authorities to ensure that… Read More

No Pinoys hurt by missile debris fall in Saudi: DFA

No Pinoys hurt by missile debris fall in Saudi: DFA

September 7, 2018, 10:25 am

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that no Filipino was among the 23 reported wounded in Najran, Saudi Arabia following a foiled missile attack against the Kingdom Wednesday night. "There are no Filipinos among the 23 persons reported injured by falling fragments from a… Read More

2 LPAs, southwest monsoon to bring rain over the weekend: PAGASA

2 LPAs, southwest monsoon to bring rain over the weekend: PAGASA

September 7, 2018, 9:02 am

MANILA -- It is going to be a rainy weekend in most parts of the country as two low pressure areas (LPAs) and the southwest monsoon or habagat will bring light to moderate rains. In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Friday Sept. 7, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Friday Sept. 7, 2018

September 7, 2018, 7:53 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – DOF TO NFA: Explain low rice procurement INQUIRER – Trillanes asks SC to void arrest order MANILA BULLETIN – Bring down prices MANILA TIMES – Trillanes seeks high court relief MANILA STANDARD – Finance questions NFA moves PHILIPPINE STAR – Manufacturers vow 3-month… Read More

Duterte vows ‘ease of business’ to Jordanian investors

Duterte vows ‘ease of business’ to Jordanian investors

September 6, 2018, 10:52 pm

President Rodrigo R. Duterte witnesses as Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez acknowledges one of the nine Letters of Intent from Jordanian businessmen during the Business Forum held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman, Jordan on September 6, 2018. Joining the President are Executive… Read More

PH to get 2 Cobra helicopters from Jordan

PH to get 2 Cobra helicopters from Jordan

September 6, 2018, 10:33 pm

MANILA -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" Go on Thursday said the Philippines will get two Cobra helicopters from Jordan. Go relayed this information to Palace reporters through text message, saying the second-hand helicopters will be delivered in July next year after… Read More

Angkas not authorized to provide public transport: LTFRB

Angkas not authorized to provide public transport: LTFRB

September 6, 2018, 9:16 pm

MANILA -- Motorcycle ridesharing firm Angkas is not authorized to provide public transport services, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Thursday. “The DOTr (Department of Transportation)-LTFRB, as a regulator, is being faithful to its mandate when it ordered… Read More

PAL moves Manila-Sapporo route launch to Oct. 8

PAL moves Manila-Sapporo route launch to Oct. 8

September 6, 2018, 9:16 pm

MANILA -- Due to the 6.7-magnitude quake that hit Hokkaido Thursday, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) moved the launch of its Manila-Sapporo route to Oct. 8 instead of the planned Sept. 10 schedule. In a social media post, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said there were power outages and… Read More

Trillanes is not politically-oppressed: Palace

Trillanes is not politically-oppressed: Palace

September 6, 2018, 9:15 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Thursday denied that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is a victim of political oppression. “Anong political oppression ang sinasabi nila? Wala nga tigil ang mga banat nya kay President (What political oppression are they talking about? He is relentless in attacking the… Read More

Bangsamoro plebiscite registration in Marawi set after village polls

Bangsamoro plebiscite registration in Marawi set after village polls

September 6, 2018, 8:12 pm

MANILA -- Marawi City will not be included in the special satellite registration activities set on Sept. 11 to 13 for next year’s plebiscite to create the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Thursday. “Marawi is not included in… Read More

UHC bill passage to improve health service delivery: DOH

UHC bill passage to improve health service delivery: DOH

September 6, 2018, 8:11 pm

MANILA -- The passage of the universal health care (UHC) bill would correct the inefficiencies in the current health system as it will empower community health units in the provision of quality health care to every Filipino, the Department of Health (DOH) said. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III… Read More

Expect 'more than the usual' heavy traffic in 'ber' months

Expect 'more than the usual' heavy traffic in 'ber' months

September 6, 2018, 8:08 pm

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) expects “more than the usual” heavy traffic congestion during the “ber” months due to the repairs of bridges and the increasing number of vehicles in Metro Manila. As this developed, the MMDA announced the restoration of the… Read More

Flights to, from Osaka, Busuanga cancelled due to bad weather

Flights to, from Osaka, Busuanga cancelled due to bad weather

September 6, 2018, 7:55 pm

MANILA -- Four flights between Manila and Osaka were cancelled due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Thursday afternoon. The cancelled flights were Philippine Airlines (PR) 407/408 Osaka-Manila-Osaka and Cebu Pacific (5J) 828/827 Manila-Osaka-Manila. Typhoon… Read More

NFA assures continuous sale of low-priced rice

NFA assures continuous sale of low-priced rice

September 6, 2018, 7:52 pm

MANILA -- The National Food Authority (NFA) assures the public that the agency will continue to distribute its PHP27 and PHP32 per kilogram rice in the markets to ensure that consumers will have alternative sources of low-priced rice. Currently, NFA distributes rice through its 15,892 inside and… Read More

PAL cancels all Osaka flights 'til Sept. 12

PAL cancels all Osaka flights 'til Sept. 12

September 6, 2018, 7:50 pm

MANILA -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is cancelling all its flights to and from Osaka until Sept. 12, as the Kansai International Airport is now undergoing repair and rehabilitation. Typhoon "Jebi" made landfall in eastern Shikoku around midday Tuesday. It was described as "the most… Read More

LLDA dismayed by court ruling on reclaimed Taguig land

LLDA dismayed by court ruling on reclaimed Taguig land

September 6, 2018, 7:37 pm

The Laguna Lake (File Photo)MANILA -- Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Joey Medina was dismayed over the Court of Appeals' (CA) recent ruling on a property being used by a garbage hauling firm in Taguig City. The CA ordered the LLDA on Aug. 29 to vacate a lakeside property… Read More

Ex-Palawan city mayor’s bid to dismiss malversation raps junked

Ex-Palawan city mayor’s bid to dismiss malversation raps junked

September 6, 2018, 7:23 pm

MANILA -- For lack of merit, the Sandiganbayan has junked the plea of former Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn to have the malversation charges against him dismissed in connection with the 14 firearms he allegedly failed to account for in 2013. In a resolution dated last Aug. 31, 2018,… Read More

Motorbike-hailing app Angkas resumes operations

Motorbike-hailing app Angkas resumes operations

September 6, 2018, 7:09 pm

MANILA -- Passengers can book rides through motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas as it resumes operations for now. The Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued its writ of preliminary injunction, preventing the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and… Read More

House to deliberate PCOO P1.474-B budget for 2019 on Sept. 18

House to deliberate PCOO P1.474-B budget for 2019 on Sept. 18

September 6, 2018, 4:36 pm

MANILA -- The House of Representatives’ appropriations committee on Thursday terminated the hearing on the proposed budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) for 2019. Rep. Eric L. Olivarez, vice chairperson of the House Committee on Appropriations, said the PCOO's… Read More