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TESDA Board oks revised dual training system IRR

TESDA Board oks revised dual training system IRR

January 11, 2019, 5:36 pm

MANILA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Board approved on Friday the revised Dual Training System (DTS) Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), an executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA). DTS Law (RA 7686) was signed in 1994. Since last year, TESDA has… Read More

MIAA boosts transparency, security in NAIA via baggage monitors

MIAA boosts transparency, security in NAIA via baggage monitors

January 11, 2019, 5:25 pm

MANILA -- The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has boosted transparency and security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with the installation of monitors at the baggage carousels in Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4.Passengers waiting for their baggage at the carousel can now… Read More

Leftist movement sharply declining: DILG chief

Leftist movement sharply declining: DILG chief

January 11, 2019, 5:15 pm

MANILA -- The Communist movement is currently on the decline as 8,367 communist rebels had surrendered to the government from July 1, 2016 to Dec. 28, 2018. Of this number, 1,117 former rebels have been granted benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), one of… Read More

Quezon City can learn a lot from Davao City: Belmonte

Quezon City can learn a lot from Davao City: Belmonte

January 11, 2019, 5:10 pm

MANILA -- Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday said despite being a small city with a smaller budget, Davao City can teach many lessons to larger local government units like Quezon City. “Even if we are a bigger city with a much bigger budget, there really are many things to learn… Read More

BI deports Japan's most wanted fugitive

BI deports Japan's most wanted fugitive

January 11, 2019, 4:52 pm

MANILA -- A 59-year-old Japanese fugitive, who is on the list of his country's most wanted criminals, is set to be deported Friday afternoon, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said. BI spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said Misao Kaminsukasu, alias Misao Koyama and Takeshi Koyama, was ordered… Read More

PCOO Exec asks NUJP to condemn CPP-NPA atrocities

PCOO Exec asks NUJP to condemn CPP-NPA atrocities

January 11, 2019, 4:28 pm

MANILA -- Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on Friday challenged the head of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) to condemn the atrocities of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army (CPP-NPA) as she… Read More

New cops told take active role in ensuring public safety

New cops told take active role in ensuring public safety

January 11, 2019, 3:33 pm

MANILA -- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head, Director Guillermo Eleazar, has called on the 366 newly-appointed Police Officers 1 (PO1) to take an active role in the fight against criminality, corruption, terrorism, and illegal drugs to ensure public safety and security. In a… Read More

PDEA to launch rescue drive on street children vs. drug abuse

PDEA to launch rescue drive on street children vs. drug abuse

January 11, 2019, 3:31 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is set to launch a project aimed at saving street children from solvent sniffing. In a statement Friday, PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said the project, dubbed "Sagip Batang Solvent", aims to save children involved in illegal drug… Read More

Meat seized as gov't tightens alert vs. African swine scare

Meat seized as gov't tightens alert vs. African swine scare

January 11, 2019, 2:54 pm

MANILA -- Authorities have seized a total of 72.3 kilograms of meat products over the past month as part of measures to prevent the entry of pork commodities contaminated with African Swine Fever (ASF). The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Clark, in close coordination with the Bureau of Animal… Read More

PRRD most trusted among top officials in Dec. poll

PRRD most trusted among top officials in Dec. poll

January 11, 2019, 2:33 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte enjoys the highest trust and approval ratings among the country’s top four officials, a Pulse Asia survey conducted last December showed. "Most Filipinos (81 percent) express appreciation for the performance of President Rodrigo R. Duterte," the Pulse Asia… Read More

Pasay court to hear grave threat raps vs. Trillanes in Feb.

Pasay court to hear grave threat raps vs. Trillanes in Feb.

January 11, 2019, 12:29 pm

MANILA -- The Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) has set for next month the hearing on the grave threat complaint filed by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto "Jing" V. Paras against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. In an order made available to reporters on Friday, Pasay City MTC Branch 47 Judge… Read More

PRRD wants to strike deal on teachers' pay hike

PRRD wants to strike deal on teachers' pay hike

January 11, 2019, 12:28 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Thursday he is willing to strike a deal with public school teachers to increase their pay. In his address to teachers at the groundbreaking of the Gen. Gregorio del Pilar National High School in Bulakan, Bulacan, Duterte said he is already discussing the… Read More

Arrival of 2 frigates to ease PH Navy patrol missions

Arrival of 2 frigates to ease PH Navy patrol missions

January 11, 2019, 12:10 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) will be in a more comfortable position to carry out its patrol mandate once the two missile-armed frigates, currently being constructed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), gets delivered in two years’ time. Defense Secretary Delfin… Read More

Reds threat to be reduced to just peace, order problem

Reds threat to be reduced to just peace, order problem

January 11, 2019, 11:52 am

MANILA -- The military might not be able to wipe out the communist rebels within the next three years but they will most likely be reduced into a simple peace and order problem. This was disclosed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when sought to comment on… Read More

Bangladesh asks PH to expedite case vs. 6 other RCBC officials

Bangladesh asks PH to expedite case vs. 6 other RCBC officials

January 11, 2019, 10:46 am

MANILA -- After the conviction of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) bank manager Maia Deguito in relation to the USD81-million bank heist, the Bangladesh Embassy in Manila urged the Philippine government to expedite the case against other RCBC officials involved. In a statement sent to… Read More

Sri Lanka leader to visit PH on Jan. 15: DFA

Sri Lanka leader to visit PH on Jan. 15: DFA

January 11, 2019, 7:16 am

MANILA -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is slated to visit the Philippines on Tuesday upon the invitation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday. The Sri Lankan leader's state visit from Jan. 15 to 19 is the first high-level visit by… Read More

Japan allocates P22.15-M for sericulture support in PH

Japan allocates P22.15-M for sericulture support in PH

January 11, 2019, 7:15 am

MANILA -- The Japanese Embassy in Manila has allotted a total of USD426,168 or about PHP22.15 million to support sericulture business in the Philippines. On Thursday, Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda signed the grant contract with the representative of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Fri. Jan. 11, 2019

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Fri. Jan. 11, 2019

January 11, 2019, 7:14 am

INQUIRER – RCBC manager guilty of money laundering MANILA BULLETIN – Oil firms warned vs profiteering PHILIPPINE STAR – Ex-bank manager guilty of money laundering DAILY TRIBUNE – Yellows ‘vomited’ BUSINESS MIRROR – MB highlights reveal BSP growth concerns MANILA TIMES – Ex-RCBC… Read More

Duterte signs 'work from home' law

Duterte signs 'work from home' law

January 11, 2019, 3:30 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the rights of employees in the private sector who work from their homes. Under the Telecommuting Act, employers are required to give online workers the same rights, protection, and compensation as their counterparts who… Read More

PRRD eyes arming mayors vs. NPA attacks

PRRD eyes arming mayors vs. NPA attacks

January 10, 2019, 9:47 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he plans to allow the purchase of individual firearms so that mayors could protect themselves and their constituents from possible attacks by communist rebels. In a speech in Masbate City on Wednesday night, Duterte said he is considering allowing local… Read More