DSWD conducts info drive vs. unscrupulous poll bets

MANILA ---Personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday conducted information caravan at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila to warn the public against any candidates who are using DSWD programs to gain leverage in the upcoming Barangay (village) and Sanguniang Kabataan... Read More

DFA sees closer PH-Malaysia ties with Mahathir win 

MANILA-- The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), on Friday expressed hopes to an enhanced relations with Malaysia with the election of Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad as the new Malaysian Prime Minister this week."We are confident that the new administration will... Read More

Comelec destroys more than 1-M spoiled ballots

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday destroyed more than 1 million rejected or defective official ballots for the May 14 Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections at the National Printing Office in Quezon City.Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said... Read More

PH, UAE commit to further cooperation

ABU DHABI -- The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have committed to expanding cooperation after holding their second political consultations at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi this week.Philippine Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy... Read More

Respect Supreme Court ruling to oust Sereno: Palace

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday implored the public to respect the Supreme Court (SC) decision granting the quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.The SC en banc on Friday voted, 8-6, in favor of the quo warranto petition filed against Sereno by Solicitor General... Read More

DILG to hold federalism roadshow to raise public awareness

MANILA – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be launching a federalism roadshow next month to intensify its information drive and increase public awareness about the proposed shift to federalism, its spokesperson announced on Friday.In a press conference at Dusit Thani... Read More

Intergovernmental relations key to 'bayanihan' federalism

MANILA – Members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter change on Friday highlighted the integral role of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in a federal system, particularly their version of the system dubbed as “bayanihan” or cooperative federalism.In a press conference... Read More

Ex-PNP chief takes oath as BuCor head

MANILA---Former Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Friday formally took his oath as the new Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief before Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara.Dela Rosa said he is evaluating the specifics of which buildings in the facility need immediate... Read More

Cops arrest 6 most wanted persons in Region 3

MANILA --- Six persons in the local police's most wanted list in Region 3 have fallen in the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's (PNP-CIDG) manhunt operations, the CIDG announced Friday.CIDG operatives served the warrants of arrest in separate operations on... Read More

PNP transfers younger Parojinog to QC jail

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday it has transferred custody of suspected drug lord Reynaldo Parojinog Jr. to the Quezon City Jail.Parojinog's transfer of detention came following a commitment order dated May 9, 2018, issued by Judge Nadine Jessica Corazon Fama of QC... Read More

CJ ouster 5th legal victory of SolGen

MANILA -- The Office of the Solicitor General on Friday scored its fifth legal victory with the Supreme Court voting 8-6, granting the quo warranto petition that is seeking to nullify the appointment of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.Solicitor General Jose Calida said the removal of Sereno as... Read More

Hataw ‘P647.1-M’ report malicious, fake

MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Noel Puyat on Thursday, May 11, 2018, reaffirmed the PCOO management’s commitment to transparency and accountability.Puyat made this statement in response to a malicious, unfounded and false report entitled... Read More

Malolos bishop Jose Oliveros passes away

MANILA -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos has announced the passing of Bishop Jose Francisco Oliveros Friday morning. He was 71.“It is with great sadness that the Office of the Vicar General announces that our Local Ordinary, His Excellency, Most Rev. Jose Francisco Oliveros, DD has... Read More

Low passenger demand moves CEB to suspend Caticlan flights

MANILA -- Local airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) is temporarily suspending all its operations to and from Caticlan, Aklan following the closure of the province's top tourist spot Boracay Island.Airline officials said on Thursday CEB's Caticlan operation suspension would last from May 17 to Oct. 27, due to... Read More

AFP denies 'Southern Command' withdrawing support

MANILA --- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday denied a "Messenger" post which claimed that soldiers from "Southern Command" are allegedly withdrawing support to the national government."A 'Messenger' post purportedly from the soldiers of the "Southern Command" allegedly withdrawing... Read More

MRT records no unloading incidents for 17 days

MANILA -- The operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line-3 (MRT-3) continues to improve and has not recorded any unloading incident for 17 consecutive days.This is the longest streak of no unloading incident of the MRT since 2011, according to a statement from the Department of Transportation... Read More

Boracay rehab plans still being crafted : OCD

MANILA --- Rehabilitation plans for Boracay, the world renowed tourists destination known for the island's pristine white sand beaches, are being crafted, an official of the Office Civil Defense (OCD) bared on Thursday.In an interview, OCD spokesperson Edgar Posadas said the agency has already... Read More

Palace congratulates new Malaysian PM Mahathir

MANILA -- Malacañang on Friday congratulated the Philippines’ "old friend" Mahathir Mohamad on his return as Prime Minister of Malaysia.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the election of the 92-year-old Mahathir is expected to deepen the relations between the Philippines and... Read More

Manila cops vow sustained operations vs. illegal drugs

MANILA -- The head of the Manila Police District (MPD) has vowed to step up their campaign against all forms of illegal drug activities in the organization's jurisdiction.In a statement issued Friday, Manila Police Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel said their operations are aimed at making "Manila a... Read More

SC grants quo warranto petition to oust Sereno

MANILA -- Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court (SC) sitting en banc on Friday granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking to nullify the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.This was announced by SC Spokesman Theodore Te in a press briefing after the High... Read More