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Año welcomes dismissal of 3 PNPA cadets over 'sexual hazing'

Año welcomes dismissal of 3 PNPA cadets over 'sexual hazing'

December 5, 2018, 2:53 pm

MANILA -- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday welcomed the dismissal of three Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadets for hazing and sexual harassment, stressing that they have no place in the country's premiere police training… Read More

Lower inflation attributed to PRRD's 'empathy to public clamor'

Lower inflation attributed to PRRD's 'empathy to public clamor'

December 5, 2018, 1:38 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed the deceleration of inflation in November, attributing it to President Rodrigo Duterte’s decisive action when prices of basic commodities swelled the previous months. “The Palace accepts this as good news. We attribute this to the President’s… Read More

Reds' PH anthem version meant to fight gov't, demean troops

Reds' PH anthem version meant to fight gov't, demean troops

December 5, 2018, 1:08 pm

'REVISED' NATIONAL ANTHEM. Documents seized by government troops from the Salugpongan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center Inc (STTICLC) in Barangay Mangayon, Compostela Valley on January 25, 2014 show a different version of the national anthem allegedly being taught to Lumad… Read More

LTFRB cancels entire Dimple Star bus fleet

LTFRB cancels entire Dimple Star bus fleet

December 5, 2018, 12:54 pm

MANILA -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has cancelled the entire fleet of Dimple Star Bus Company after it figured in road crashes that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries. The decision to cancel the entire fleet consisting of 11 franchises was made Tuesday… Read More

NCIP condemns Satur Ocampo for alleged trafficking of minors

NCIP condemns Satur Ocampo for alleged trafficking of minors

December 5, 2018, 12:45 pm

MANILA -- The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) condemned Bayan Muna president and former solon Satur Ocampo and his companions' activities which included the alleged trafficking of 14 Lumad minors. In a statement released on Monday, NCIP also condemned Ocampo's group for what they… Read More

Arroyo denies railroading Cha-cha

Arroyo denies railroading Cha-cha

December 5, 2018, 12:34 pm

MANILA -- Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday denied allegations that the House leadership is railroading the passage of the proposed federal constitution. Arroyo made the statement following the second reading approval of Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 15 on Tuesday after only three… Read More

DND chief won't support nationwide ML

DND chief won't support nationwide ML

December 5, 2018, 11:21 am

MANILA -- While he supports the military's recommendation to extend martial law in Mindanao by another year, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said he is not inclined to back calls to place the entire country under martial rule. "No, I will not recommend… Read More

Novo Ecijano senior high tops volunteerism photo tilt

Novo Ecijano senior high tops volunteerism photo tilt

December 5, 2018, 10:43 am

MANILA -- A senior high school student from Nueva Ecija emerged as the Grand Prize winner of the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA)’s 2nd Volunteerism Photo Contest, which was themed ‘Boluntarismo: Daan Tungo sa Pagbabago!’ Anjo R. Ortega, a student of Cesar… Read More

Military unit vs. NPA hit squad to be formed this month

Military unit vs. NPA hit squad to be formed this month

December 5, 2018, 9:51 am

MANILA -- The unit that will be tasked to counter New People's Army (NPA) hit squads will be formed sometime this month, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. He added that the core of the anti-SPARU (Special Partisan Unit) formation will be made up of… Read More

Easterlies to bring scattered rains Wednesday

Easterlies to bring scattered rains Wednesday

December 5, 2018, 8:42 am

MANILA— The easterlies affecting the country would bring scattered rain showers in some parts of the country on Wednesday. In its 4 a.m. weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Eastern Visayas, Masbate, SOCCSKSARGEN,… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed. Dec. 5, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Wed. Dec. 5, 2018

December 5, 2018, 6:48 am

DAILY TRIBUNE --  Not so zippy on ML BUSINESS MIRROR – Duterte OKs 2nd round of fuel tax hike for 2019 INQUIRER – Lacson: 2 lawmakers get P1.5B in pork each MANILA BULLETIN – Traffic emergency powers OK’d MANILA TIMES – Martial law needed vs foreign terrorists MANILA STANDARD –… Read More

Airport cop nabs man for illegal drug possession

Airport cop nabs man for illegal drug possession

December 5, 2018, 2:25 am

MANILA -- An airport policeman from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) Light Reaction Section (LRS) apprehended a man on Monday afternoon, for possession of illegal drugs. In an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, airport police Senior Inspector… Read More

PRRD approves 2nd tranche of oil tax hike

PRRD approves 2nd tranche of oil tax hike

December 4, 2018, 10:09 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the implementation of the PHP2-per-liter fuel excise tax hike scheduled by January next year, Malacañang said Tuesday night. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte announced his decision to approve the recommendation to proceed… Read More

None of remaining Pinoys in Syria affected in latest gas attack

None of remaining Pinoys in Syria affected in latest gas attack

December 4, 2018, 10:06 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said none of the 85 Filipinos who are still in Aleppo were affected by the reported toxic gas attack in Syria. The reported shelling, with mortars allegedly containing chlorine gas, were directed at densely populated neighborhoods in the… Read More

PCOO exec expects passage of FOI law

PCOO exec expects passage of FOI law

December 4, 2018, 8:13 pm

MANILA -- A Communications official is counting on the Congress to pass a Freedom of Information (FOI) law before the end of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term in 2022. Communications Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan, also FOI Program Director, is hoping that both the Senate and the House of… Read More

NAIA authorities hold bomb explosion drill

NAIA authorities hold bomb explosion drill

December 4, 2018, 7:54 pm

EXPLOSION DRILL. A member of the Crisis Management Organization at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport simulates a bomb explosion in a drill at the airport on Tuesday (Dec. 4, 2018). (Photo courtesy of MIAA)MANILA -- The Ninoy Aquino International Airport ‘s (NAIA) Crisis Management… Read More

DOST seeks help in trumpeting S&T benefits to public

DOST seeks help in trumpeting S&T benefits to public

December 4, 2018, 7:31 pm

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña is seeking more partnerships with the media to inform the public about the benefits of science and technology.  In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday afternoon, Dela Peña said one… Read More

DepEd denies ordering closure of any Lumad school

DepEd denies ordering closure of any Lumad school

December 4, 2018, 7:28 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) central office in Pasig City on Tuesday denied it ordered the closure of any school serving indigenous peoples (IP) learners. In a statement, DepEd said DepEd 11 (Davao Region) reported the closure of the center was a community decision supported by a… Read More

Monument for Pangasinan language to be unveiled in Lingayen

Monument for Pangasinan language to be unveiled in Lingayen

December 4, 2018, 7:22 pm

MANILA -- The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is set to unveil a Bantayog-Wika monument in Lingayen, Pangasinan on Thursday, Dec. 6. KWF language researcher Roy Rene Cagalingan said Bantayog-Wika monuments are physical representations of Philippine languages which they put up to help raise… Read More

EU vows continued support for Mindanao peace process

EU vows continued support for Mindanao peace process

December 4, 2018, 7:17 pm

MANILA -- The European Union (EU) has reiterated its support for the Mindanao peace process during the launch of Mohagher Iqbal's book retracing the Bangsamoro's challenges to self-determination. EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen was among the attendees at the launch of the book,… Read More