Comelec: NCR poll precincts opened on time

MANILA -- Polling precincts in the National Capital Region opened on time for the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday.Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said that precints in Metro Manila opened at exactly at 7 a.m..At the same time,... Read More

Palace mourns passing of ex-Senator Angara

MANILA -- Malacañang on Sunday expressed sorrow over the sudden death of former Senate President Edgardo Javier Angara who will be remembered for his “immense” contribution to nation-building.Angara, father of incumbent Senator Sonny Angara, passed away on Sunday from an... Read More

Continuing PRRD's Davao practice thru community visits

MANILA -- The Office of the President (OP), through Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, is continuing then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's practice of personally visiting and checking on victims whenever a calamity, including fire, affects the community.On Sunday,... Read More

Colorum, out-of-line vehicles warned vs. transporting 'flying voters'

MANILA -- The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) will monitor ‘colorum’ and out of line vehicles that will transport ‘flying voters’ during tomorrow’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.At the same time, I-ACT made an appeal to drivers and operators... Read More

SAP Go, EU mourn death of ex-Senator Edgardo Angara

MANILA -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, as well as the European Union (EU), extended condolences to the family of former Senate President Edgardo Angara, who passed away at 83 Sunday.During his rotational visit to communities razed by fire, SAP Go told... Read More

AFP ready to secure Monday’s village polls

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is more than ready to secure Monday's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKEs).This was emphasized by AFP spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo in a statement Sunday."After a series of deliberate planning conferences that include contingent... Read More

DOJ vows support for fight vs. child abuse

MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) pledged its support and commitment to stop violence against children.“It is the duty of the present to ensure that children will realize their fullest potential in building a future where justice and equity will be the norm, where humanity will enjoy... Read More

Ex-Senate President Edgardo Angara dies at 83

MANILA -- Former Senate President Edgardo Angara passed away on Sunday from an “apparent heart attack.” He was 83.This was confirmed by his son Senator Sonny Angara.“Sad to say my father former Sen Edgardo Javier Angara passed on from this life this morning at the age of 83, from... Read More

NPS condemns ambush of QC deputy prosecutor

MANILA -- The National Prosecution Service (NPS) through the Office of the Prosecutor General has condemned the killing of Quezon City Deputy Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco.“The NPS conveys its extreme outrage and condemns the senseless killing of prosecutors, whose lives have been imperiled by... Read More

More missiles eyed for PH Navy

MANILA -- Aside from the newly-delivered Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike-ER missiles, Philippine Navy (PN) ships will be soon armed with torpedoes and with bigger and longer range surface-to-surface missiles.This was bared by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Roberto Empedrad Saturday.He... Read More

PH-Kuwait ties back to normal: Roque

MANILA -- Diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Kuwait have gone “back to normal” following the signing of an agreement on the protection of Filipino workers in the Gulf state on Friday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement upon his arrival in Manila, along with... Read More

DOJ holds cybercrime training for judges in Cebu

MANILA -- The Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) has conducted an Introductory Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, in partnership with the Supreme Court and Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project.The three-day training, held from May 8... Read More

Guevarra lauds La Union fiscal for conviction of human trafficker

MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) lauded the Office of the City Prosecutor (OCP) of San Fernando, La Union for convicting a human trafficker.In a statement over the weekend, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he recommended Assistant City Prosecutor Kaythreene Eunice Aquino for... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, May 13, 2018

BUSINESSMIRROR– 'Just let market forces decide'INQUIRER– Leonen: All appointees now open targets for SolGenMANILA BULLETIN– Who Mothers mom?PHILIPPINE STAR– 'No constitutional crisis from CJ ouster'MANILA STANDARD– Palace: Sereno can still file a motionMANILA... Read More

Isolated rains over PH on Mothers' Day

MANILA -- Isolated rainshowers will prevail over most parts of the country on Mothers' Day, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.The easterlies affecting the country, however, will cause cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and... Read More

ARMM posts highest fisheries output among regions

MANILA -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has continued to dominate Philippine fisheries production among all regions in the country.ARMM's 2018 fisheries production volume reached 258,981.73 metric tons (MT) in January-March this year, the highest among regions nationwide, latest... Read More

PH corn production up 4.66% in 1st quarter

MANILA -- The Philippines' corn production continued to grow in the first quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported over the weekend.The country's corn rose 4.66 percent to 2.48 million metric tons (MT) in the first quarter of 2018 from 2.37 million MT in the same period in 2017.In... Read More

PH palay output up by 4.61%

MANILA -- Philippine palay production has continued to improve on the back of various agricultural government programs, the latestreport from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has revealed.The PSA data released Friday showed the January-March production of palay nationwide rose by 4.61... Read More

Duterte, no hand in Sereno ouster: Panelo

MANILA -- It would be “out of character” for President Rodrigo R. Duterte to have a hand in the removal of Maria Lourdes Sereno as the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Saturday.“Alam mo, out of character sa Presidente ang... Read More

1st batch of OFWs from Kuwait home Saturday night

MANILA -- More than 80 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be returning home from Kuwait on Saturday (May 12) night.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this will be the first batch of less than 600 workers returning home together with Philippine officials after the Friday... Read More