Another Maute financier arrested in Quezon City

MANILA -- Another terrorist financier was arrested in Quezon City following the arrest of a suspected supporter of the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)-inspired Maute terror group last week.Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) National Capital Region... Read More

Caritas Manila provides free burial assistance

MANILA -- The social action arm of the Catholic Church is reminding the public about its free burial assistance, including free casket for the less fortunate Filipinos.According to Fr. Anton Pascual, Caritas Manila Executive Director, the program under Caritas Damayan is accepting donations of... Read More

US convenes young ASEAN leaders in MNL

MANILA -- The US Embassy in the Philippines has convened at least 250 youth leaders representing all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in Manila last week.US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim welcomed delegates himself and encouraged them to be a force for positive... Read More

P15.3-M worth of marijuana destroyed in Kalinga: PDEA

MANILA -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Army (PA) have destroyed about PHP15.31 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants in Kalinga province.PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, however, said no cultivator was apprehended during the operation that... Read More

Aegis Juris prexy seeks dismissal of raps in Atio hazing case

MANILA – Aegis Juris Fraternity president Arvin Balag has sought the dismissal of criminal charges filed against him before the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman Horacio "Atio" Castillo III.Balag is among the 23 frat members named... Read More

BOC to adopt queuing instead of face-to-face system

MANILA -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will soon be implementing a queuing system instead of the current 15 sections in the formal entry division (FED).Commissioner Isidro Lapena said the new system, which is set to be implemented at the Port of Manila and Manila International Container Port, aims to... Read More

DFA resets passport appointments due to ASEAN Summit

MANILA -- In light of the upcoming ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) rescheduled passport appointments on November 13-15 for accommodation at any date until Nov. 29, 2017.This is in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 332 declaring November 13 to 15... Read More

Undas ‘doubly meaningful’ for families of fallen gov't troops: AFP

MANILA -- This year's observance of All Saints’ Day is more significant for the families of the 165 uniformed personnel who perished in the successful military campaign to free Marawi City from the clutches of Maute Group terrorists, the spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines... Read More

More than 5T cops deployed for ‘Undas’ in Metro Manila

MANILA -- Some 5,355 policemen would be deployed to secure Metro Manila during the observance of All Saints' and All Souls' Day, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Tuesday.NCRPO head Director Oscar Albayalde said the police officers would be assisted by barangay tanods, security... Read More

PH-Japan reaffirm commitment to mutual ties

Tokyo, Japan -- The Philippines and Japan vowed to further strengthen bilateral partnership and deepen cooperation in areas of mutual interest during the second official visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte here.

In a statement following his meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday,... Read More

PRRD vows to foster friendship with Prime Minister Abe

Tokyo, Japan -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shared a light moment with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the official dinner hosted by the Japanese premier at Prime Minister’s Residence on Monday, October 30.

In his remarks, President Duterte said he was “truly honored and... Read More

Navy needs more urban warfare training

MANILA -- An official of the Philippine Navy sees the need for Navy force units, especially those involved in ground assault missions, to get more training and exposure in urban warfare.In an interview, Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado said subsequent... Read More

DOTr ensures orderly travel for 'Undas'

MANILA -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is ready to provide tighter security and respond to the needs of travelers going to the provinces for the commemoration of All Saints' and All Souls' Day.The Task Force Alamid of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has conducted clearing... Read More

Makati City reroutes traffic near South Cemetery

MANILA -- The Makati City local government has implemented a traffic rerouting scheme along the Manila South Cemetery in line with its implementation of ‘Oplan Kaluluwa’ for the observance of All Saints' and All Souls' Day.In its traffic advisory, the Makati City Public Safety Department... Read More

LPA, northeast monsoon to bring rains Tuesday: PAGASA

MANILA -- It will be a rainy observance of All Souls Day and All Saints Day due to the low pressure area (LPA) and the northeast monsoon affecting most parts of the country, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tuesday.In its... Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

BUSINESS MIRROR – PHL to thumb down new WTO agri deal sans SSMINQUIRER – SSS execs probed for profiteeringMANILA BULLETIN – PH, Japan sign $6-B dealsMANILA TIMES – Pass Bangsamoro law, Congress urgedMANILA STANDARD – Japan vows $15b in new aid – Du30PHILIPPINE... Read More

Grab offers P100K reward for leads on driver’s killer

MANILA -- Ridesharing firm Grab is offering a reward worth PHP100,000 to whoever can identify the suspects behind the murder of driver Gerardo ‘Junjie’ Maquidato Jr.The driver was killed by still unidentified persons who booked and rode as regular passengers before shooting him dead and... Read More

Comelec to obey PET ruling on payment of ballot storage fees

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday it will comply with the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) which denied its petition seeking to order the camp of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. to pay the... Read More

DepEd ensures teachers get at least 4K take-home pay

MANILA -- Teachers, who got less than PHP 4,000 take-home pay for their October salary, will receive the remainder through ATM on Monday, the Department of Education (DepEd) said.This came after Education Secretary Leonor Briones signed on Oct. 26 DepEd Order (DO) 55 or the "Revised guidelines on... Read More

Sta. Romana presents credentials as envoy to North Korea

MANILA -- Ambassador Jose Santiago "Chito" Sta. Romana on October 27 has presented his credentials as a non-resident envoy to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday confirmed.Sta. Romana, who is also Philippine ambassador to China,... Read More