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Lorenzana: No 'division' among troops

Lorenzana: No 'division' among troops

September 10, 2018, 2:06 pm

MANILA -- Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday denied reports that the military is divided. "I don’t think so, that’s just a rumor. Alam mo 'yung gumagawa ng istoryang ganyan, marami (daw) nang disgruntled na active military (personnel) pero wala naman… Read More

House to NPCC: Submit report on measures vs. inflation

House to NPCC: Submit report on measures vs. inflation

September 10, 2018, 2:04 pm

MANILA -- The leadership of the House of Representatives will ask the National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) to submit a report on measures it had undertaken to curb inflation and cushion its impact. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Monday the NPCC is mandated to report… Read More

PRRD has ‘basis’ for accusing Trillanes of ouster plot

PRRD has ‘basis’ for accusing Trillanes of ouster plot

September 10, 2018, 2:01 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has “basis” for accusing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of conspiring with the Liberal Party (LP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in a plot to oust him from office by October, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque… Read More

SC: No P12-T reward for Marcos wealth informer

SC: No P12-T reward for Marcos wealth informer

September 10, 2018, 12:17 pm

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition filed by tax informer Danilo Lihaylihay, which seeks to compel the government to pay him close to PHP12 trillion representing his 25 percent reward for his role in the recovery of the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family and their… Read More

Manila-Basco flights cancelled Monday

Manila-Basco flights cancelled Monday

September 10, 2018, 11:19 am

MANILA -- Four flights between Manila and Basco, Batanes were cancelled on Monday due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority said. The cancelled flights were SkyJet (M8) 816/817 and CebGo (DG) 6009/6010 Manila-Basco-Manila. Earlier, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and… Read More

Court martial will wait for SC ruling on Trillanes amnesty

Court martial will wait for SC ruling on Trillanes amnesty

September 10, 2018, 11:08 am

MANILA -- While it has already commissioned the General Court Martial (GCM), the Armed Forces of the Philippines will wait until the Supreme Court (SC) rules on Proclamation 572, which declared the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV void ab initio. "Finally, I have, as the appointing… Read More

LPA to bring rains over parts of Luzon Monday

LPA to bring rains over parts of Luzon Monday

September 10, 2018, 10:49 am

MANILA -- Parts of northern Luzon will continue to experience rains due to a low pressure area (LPA) spotted near Batanes. In ts 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Atmospheric Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was spotted 200 km north of Basco,… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

September 10, 2018, 8:20 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – GMA: China must play 'Big Uncle' role in WPS INQUIRER – No ouster move, say Trillanes, 'plotters' MANILA BULLETIN – President will yield to SC on Trillanes PHILIPPINE STAR – Rody cites presidential prerogative on amnesty MANILA STANDARD – Biazon fears 'domino… Read More

Vegetables posted highest price increases among food items

Vegetables posted highest price increases among food items

September 9, 2018, 8:45 pm

MANILA -- Vegetables posted the highest year-on-year price increases in August among other food and non-alcoholic drink products in the market, latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority have revealed. Data showed that the average prices of vegetables sold nationwide were 19.2 percent… Read More

Officials discuss water security, sewerage plans

Officials discuss water security, sewerage plans

September 9, 2018, 5:34 pm

MANILA -- Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco reiterated anew the need for teamwork among all stakeholders and strategic planning to insure water security and to further address challenges posed by inadequate safe water, access to improved… Read More

DOJ vows aid to law enforcement bodies in anti-crime drive

DOJ vows aid to law enforcement bodies in anti-crime drive

September 9, 2018, 5:32 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) vowed to extend full assistance to law enforcement authorities in their fight against criminals. “Let me make a solemn promise. DOJ is ready to extend a helping hand to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Police… Read More

CA affirms raps vs. Chinese bizman in P6.4-B shabu haul

CA affirms raps vs. Chinese bizman in P6.4-B shabu haul

September 9, 2018, 5:31 pm

MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) denied the petition filed by Chinese businessman Chen Julong, alias Richard Tan, seeking to junk the charges against him in connection with the PHP6.4-billion illegal drugs shipment that slipped past the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last year. In a 17-page decision… Read More

Investments in agri industries rise in 1st half of 2018

Investments in agri industries rise in 1st half of 2018

September 9, 2018, 4:41 pm

MANILA -- Local and foreign investments in agriculture, forestry, and fishing increased by 41.5 percent to PHP2.77 billion in the first half of the year from PHP1.96 billion in the same period last year. The increase was PHP813.30 million, latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)… Read More

AFP yields to SC tackling of amnesty bids

AFP yields to SC tackling of amnesty bids

September 9, 2018, 3:12 pm

MANILA -- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Sunday he is submitting to the Supreme Court (SC) as the nation's highest court to tackle petitions related to Presidential Proclamation No. 572. "The AFP submits to the majesty of the SC and yields to its… Read More

Amnesty invalidation, libel raps vs. Trillanes 'purely coincidental'

Amnesty invalidation, libel raps vs. Trillanes 'purely coincidental'

September 9, 2018, 3:06 pm

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday said the declaration of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as void ab initio and the filing of libel cases against him were “purely coincidental”. “The timing of the filing of the libel complaints vs. Senator Trillanes,… Read More

Group calls for stricter tobacco control policies

Group calls for stricter tobacco control policies

September 9, 2018, 2:38 pm

  MANILA -- A health advocacy group is pushing for stronger public health policies on tobacco control. “As signatory to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, we have to have policies on tobacco control, but there are attempts or strategies that the tobacco industry use to delay the… Read More

New continuous trial rules speed up resolution of criminal cases: SC

New continuous trial rules speed up resolution of criminal cases: SC

September 9, 2018, 2:18 pm

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) said criminal cases in trial courts are being resolved much faster compared to previous years following the implementation of its Revised Guidelines of Continuous Trial in Criminal Cases since September last year. Chief Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-de Castro on… Read More

DOH gets higher public approval rating in 2018

DOH gets higher public approval rating in 2018

September 9, 2018, 1:43 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health is enjoying a higher approval rating, according to the June 2018 Ulat ng Bayan report of Pulse Asia Research, Inc., which surveyed the performance of selected government agencies. The DOH received an approval rating of 78 percent, the second highest approval… Read More

Organ donation from brain-dead persons pushed

Organ donation from brain-dead persons pushed

September 9, 2018, 1:24 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging families to consider organ donation of deceased relatives, including those who have been declared legally and medically brain-dead, to help others in need of transplantation. “Through organ donation, one deceased human being can potentially… Read More

Manila-Basco flights cancelled due to bad weather

Manila-Basco flights cancelled due to bad weather

September 9, 2018, 10:09 am

MANILA -- Four flights between Manila and Basco, Batanes were cancelled due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Sunday morning. The cancelled flights were SkyJet (M8) 816/817 and CebGo (DG) 6009/6010 Manila-Basco-Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical… Read More