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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

Crew of grounded Navy flagship to undergo stress debriefing

Crew of grounded Navy flagship to undergo stress debriefing

September 9, 2018, 9:51 am

MANILA – After the successful retrieval of the grounded Philippine Navy (PN) flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) off Hasa-Hasa Shoal in Palawan, its officers and crew will be subjected to a stress debriefing to help them recover from their ordeal. "They will undergo a stress debriefing while… Read More

2 LPAs to bring scattered rains over most parts of PH

2 LPAs to bring scattered rains over most parts of PH

September 9, 2018, 9:50 am

MANILA -- Two low-pressure areas (LPA) will bring scattered rains over most parts of the country on Sunday, the weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said they are monitoring an LPA, last eyed at 130 km. northwest of Basco,… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

September 9, 2018, 8:16 am

BUSINESS MIRROR - Sweet spot no more PHILIPPINE STAR - Duterte: SolGen did research on amnesty INQUIRER - Trillanes amnesty row: 'Twas Calida ab initio MANILA BULLETIN - Celebrating Lolo and Lola MANILA TIMES - Trump to blame for inflation - Duterte MANILA STANDARD - Rody's trust rating… Read More

Manileños urged to avail of health aid at PGH Malasakit Center

Manileños urged to avail of health aid at PGH Malasakit Center

September 8, 2018, 10:38 pm

MANILA — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday urged Manileños and the public to support the “Malasakit Center” which is set to be launched at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila on Sept. 12. Go said the center is a one-stop shop desk… Read More

Palace views Duterte's ‘very good’ rating with ‘humility’

Palace views Duterte's ‘very good’ rating with ‘humility’

September 8, 2018, 4:32 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the recent survey results, which showed that President Rodrigo Duterte got a “very good” net trust rating despite an eight-point slip. In the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from June 27 to 30, Duterte scored 57 percent in the second… Read More

PCIJ report on kin’s infra projects ‘malicious’: SAP Go

PCIJ report on kin’s infra projects ‘malicious’: SAP Go

September 8, 2018, 1:51 pm

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte’s top aide, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, described as “malicious” an investigative report that his relatives were among Davao City’s top contractors. In an article published on Thursday, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)… Read More

LPA, monsoon to bring scattered rains over Luzon

LPA, monsoon to bring scattered rains over Luzon

September 8, 2018, 10:05 am

MANILA -- A low-pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon affecting Luzon will bring scattered rain showers over the island on Saturday, the weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring an LPA, last spotted about… Read More

Navy looking into cause of flagship's grounding

Navy looking into cause of flagship's grounding

September 8, 2018, 9:55 am

MANILA -- With Philippine Navy (PN) flagship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) safely docked in Subic Bay, Zambales, the focus is now on determining the actual cause of its Aug. 29 grounding off Hasa-Hasa Shoal in Palawan province. "The priority of the Navy is to determine the actual cause/s of the… Read More

Duterte's trust ratings remain 'very good'

Duterte's trust ratings remain 'very good'

September 8, 2018, 9:15 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte’s net trust rating remains “very good” despite an 8-point drop from his 65-percent net trust score last March to 57 percent in the second quarter of 2018, recent survey results show. In the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from June 27 to 30,… Read More

DOJ asks court to issue another arrest warrant vs. Trillanes

DOJ asks court to issue another arrest warrant vs. Trillanes

September 8, 2018, 8:00 am

MANILA -- After the amnesty given to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was invalidated by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed another motion for the issuance of an alias warrant of arrest and hold departure order (HDO) before the Makati City Regional Trial Court… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

September 8, 2018, 7:29 am

BUSINESS MIRROR -- Megacrisis at airport? Let's check the manual INQUIRER -- DOJ hounds Trillanes, turns to another court PHILIPPINE STAR -- Duterte tells AFP: Wait for court order MANILA BULLETIN -- PH secures US$60-M deals MANILA TIMES -- Palace: Trillanes stays free, arrest up to courts… Read More

Duterte to bring home USD143.6-M fresh investments

Duterte to bring home USD143.6-M fresh investments

September 7, 2018, 10:51 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will bring home a total of USD143.57 million worth of fresh investments from his six-day official visit to Israel and Jordan, Malacañang said Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said USD82.9 million of the amount was the result of business meetings… Read More

Filipinos affected by Hokkaido quake get help: DFA

Filipinos affected by Hokkaido quake get help: DFA

September 7, 2018, 8:43 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said the Philippine embassy in Japan is assisting a second group of Filipino tourists who were in Sapporo when the magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido on Thursday. The 40 Filipino tourists reached out and told the Philippine embassy… Read More

Aviation execs see PH's need for open skies policy

Aviation execs see PH's need for open skies policy

September 7, 2018, 8:42 pm

MANILA -- A Philippine Airlines (PAL) executive on Friday noted the country's need for the open skies policy, and the local industry's support for the ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASAM). An open skies policy is the easing up of the rules governing air transportation around the world. ASAM aims to… Read More

6.4% inflation not reason to panic: Palace

6.4% inflation not reason to panic: Palace

September 7, 2018, 8:41 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Friday maintained that there is no reason to panic despite an inflation that hit a nine-year high at 6.4 percent in August. “This 6.4 is not unprecedented in our history. We have inflations rates of 7 percent. During GMA’s (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) time it was double… Read More

Comelec sets 25% ballot-shading threshold

Comelec sets 25% ballot-shading threshold

September 7, 2018, 8:13 pm

MANILA — Less than eight months before the May 19, 2019 elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set the shading of ballots at 25 percent to fix the shading threshold on disputes in automated elections system (AES). In Comelec Resolution No. 10419 promulgated on Sept. 5, 2018, the… Read More

Marina launches domestic ship modernization drive

Marina launches domestic ship modernization drive

September 7, 2018, 7:31 pm

MANILA -- The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has launched an information campaign on its domestic ship modernization program, which aims to ensure safe and efficient sea vessels traveling across the country. In a statement Friday, Marina said it has oriented 80 motorbanca owners and… Read More

PRRD to follow rule of law in Trillanes case: Roque

PRRD to follow rule of law in Trillanes case: Roque

September 7, 2018, 7:22 pm

AMMAN, Jordan – President Rodrigo Duterte will abide by the rule of law and will await the issuance of a warrant of arrest if there is one to be issued against Senator Antonio Trillanes.President Duterte made the declaration during a late night meeting with members of the Cabinet, who are with… Read More

Guevarra welcomes Trillanes petition at SC

Guevarra welcomes Trillanes petition at SC

September 7, 2018, 5:41 pm

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday welcomed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's petition before the Supreme Court (SC), asking the High Court to grant a temporary restraining order (TRO) that would stop the military and police from arresting him after his amnesty was voided via… Read More