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Scattered rains over W. Visayas, parts of Luzon

Scattered rains over W. Visayas, parts of Luzon

July 28, 2018, 10:08 am

MANILA -- The southwest monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon and Visayas, and a trough of a low-pressure area (LPA), will bring scattered rains over western Visayas and parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said Saturday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services… Read More

Fugitive Ozamiz councilor now in PNP custody

Fugitive Ozamiz councilor now in PNP custody

July 28, 2018, 8:00 am

MANILA -- Police officials on Friday night brought back fugitive Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog into the country from Taiwan, where he was arrested for traveling with fake documents. Parojinog arrived at about 9:55 p.m. on Board Philippine Airlines Flight No. PR 897 from Taipei.… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, July 28, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 28, 2018, 7:46 am

BUSINESS MIRROR -- 'Clear and present danger' INQUIRER -- Train 2 stalls in Senate despite Du30 push PHILIPPINE STAR -- Ombudsman: I won't be used by any party MANILA BULLETIN -- Duterte appeals for BOL MANILA TIMES -- Arroyo rules out term extension MANILA STANDARD -- 4 ex-solons face… Read More

Davao Oriental town taps TESDA for industrial park construction

Davao Oriental town taps TESDA for industrial park construction

July 27, 2018, 10:23 pm

MANILA -- The local government unit (LGU) of Banaybanay in Davao Oriental has tapped the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to train its citizens for the construction of a 1,500-hectare eco-industrial park, an executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday.… Read More

Senators laud Duterte’s signing of Bangsamoro Organic Law

Senators laud Duterte’s signing of Bangsamoro Organic Law

July 27, 2018, 10:18 pm

MANILA -- Senators on Friday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), expressing their hopes that lasting peace and development may soon be achieved in Mindanao. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri thanked Duterte for signing the BOL as he promised.… Read More

Prelate hopes BOL to be 'inclusive', 'respect other religions'

Prelate hopes BOL to be 'inclusive', 'respect other religions'

July 27, 2018, 10:17 pm

MANILA — A Mindanao prelate on Friday said the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) by President Rodrigo Duterte is a welcome development to achieve peace in the region. “It is a welcome development in our desire to have peace in Mindanao,” Ozamiz Archbishop Martin Jumoad said in an… Read More

Army, village officials sued over Lake Sebu incident

Army, village officials sued over Lake Sebu incident

July 27, 2018, 10:15 pm

MANILA -- The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) has sued before the Department of Justice (DOJ) three Army officials and three barangay (village) executives in South Cotobato over their alleged involvement in the so called “Lake Sebu Massacre.” In a complaint dated July 26, the NUPL,… Read More

10 Chinese fugitives to be deported Friday

10 Chinese fugitives to be deported Friday

July 27, 2018, 10:12 pm

MANILA — The 10 Chinese nationals arrested last week in Metro Manila and Pampanga are set to be deported Friday, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said. BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said the apprehended foreigners are wanted by authorities in Beijing for serious offenses, including economic… Read More

New Ombudsman seen to bolster gov’t anti-corruption drive

New Ombudsman seen to bolster gov’t anti-corruption drive

July 27, 2018, 10:12 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday expressed optimism that the competence and credibility of new Ombudsman Samuel Martires would augment President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against corruption. “It is important that those (who) were appointed to the highest position have no stain of controversy… Read More

DA readies aid for calamity-hit farmers, fishers in Pangasinan

DA readies aid for calamity-hit farmers, fishers in Pangasinan

July 27, 2018, 9:44 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to give financial assistance to small farmers and fisherfolk in Pangasinan province, which is under a state of calamity due to the successive onslaught of tropical cyclones this month. DA's Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) is already… Read More

SAP Go on PRRD getting death threats: ‘We're not afraid to die’

SAP Go on PRRD getting death threats: ‘We're not afraid to die’

July 27, 2018, 9:15 pm

Photo courtesy of OSAP MediaMANILA – Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday said death threats won’t change his and President Rodrigo Duterte’s resolve to travel and personally check the situation of the people around the country. Go confirmed… Read More

Palace extends condolences to Laos over dam collapse

Palace extends condolences to Laos over dam collapse

July 27, 2018, 8:41 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Friday extended its condolences to the government and people of Laos over the loss of many lives caused by the collapse of a dam there. “We express our sincerest condolences to the government and people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic following the collapse of… Read More

LPA to continue to bring rains in central, southern Luzon

LPA to continue to bring rains in central, southern Luzon

July 27, 2018, 8:37 pm

MANILA -- The low-pressure area (LPA) last spotted 80 kilometers east-northeast of Infanta, Quezon will bring rains to central and southern Luzon on Saturday, a weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday. The LPA… Read More

Morales urges Martires to stand vs. corruption

Morales urges Martires to stand vs. corruption

July 27, 2018, 8:18 pm

MANILA -- Retired Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday urged newly-appointed anti-graft body head Samuel Martires to stand against corruption, pursuant to the mandate of the Office of the Ombudsman. In her farewell speech, Morales left a message to Martires, as well as to government… Read More

Provincial bus ban on EDSA to take effect Aug. 15

Provincial bus ban on EDSA to take effect Aug. 15

July 27, 2018, 7:16 pm

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the ban on provincial buses on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) starting August 15. The policy aims to ease the travel congestion along the major thoroughfare by reducing the number of provincial buses. MMDA general… Read More

EU, Japan hail signing of BOL

EU, Japan hail signing of BOL

July 27, 2018, 7:05 pm

MANILA-- The Japanese government and the European Union (EU) have welcomed the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which seeks to establish a new Bangsamoro political entity that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. EU said the passage of BOL by the Congress and its… Read More

Martires right man for Ombudsman post: Guevarra

Martires right man for Ombudsman post: Guevarra

July 27, 2018, 7:03 pm

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Friday outgoing Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires is best suited for Ombudsman job. “The right man for the job,” Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a text message sent to Philippine News Agency… Read More

Palace respects warrant of arrest vs. former party-list lawmakers

Palace respects warrant of arrest vs. former party-list lawmakers

July 27, 2018, 6:56 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Friday said it will continue to respect the independence of the courts in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction following the warrant of arrest issued against former Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna, Rafael Mariano… Read More

Trial on drug case vs. Espinosa, others set on Aug. 2

Trial on drug case vs. Espinosa, others set on Aug. 2

July 27, 2018, 6:51 pm

MANILA -- The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) set the trial on the illegal drug case filed by Philippine National Police (PNP) against self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co and several others on August 2. The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed the… Read More

'Empty victory' remark refers to PCA ruling outcome: DND chief

'Empty victory' remark refers to PCA ruling outcome: DND chief

July 27, 2018, 6:50 pm

MANILA -- Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday clarified that his “empty victory” remark does not refer to the efforts made by former foreign affairs secretary Alberto del Rosario and Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on the Permanent Court… Read More