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Duterte to visit Kuwait in October: labor chief

Duterte to visit Kuwait in October: labor chief

October 5, 2018, 1:36 pm

MANILA-- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit Kuwait this October, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Friday. "I think he's going there anytime this month," the official told reporters when asked if the President's trip will push through. President Duterte has repeatedly mentioned… Read More

FVR Library & Museum in Lingayen pushed

FVR Library & Museum in Lingayen pushed

October 5, 2018, 1:32 pm

MANILA – A resolution is pending in Congress calling for the establishment of a library and museum in honor of former president Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines, in Lingayen, Pangasinan. The resolution, under House Bill No. 8367, is authored by Rep. Leopoldo N. Bataoil of… Read More

Children's rights advocacy group lauds Filipino teachers

Children's rights advocacy group lauds Filipino teachers

October 5, 2018, 1:30 pm

MANILA — A children's rights and welfare advocacy group on Thursday lauded Filipino teachers for their life-changing support to instill the values of respect, tolerance and human rights to children. In a statement issued in time for the National Teacher's Month celebration, Albert Muyot, Save… Read More

Weekend road repairs on EDSA, C-5 set

Weekend road repairs on EDSA, C-5 set

October 5, 2018, 12:10 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct road repairs in parts of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and C-5 Road this weekend. In its advisory Friday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the DPWH will undertake road reblocking and repairs… Read More

Orogo respects PRRD’s naming of next DSWD chief

Orogo respects PRRD’s naming of next DSWD chief

October 5, 2018, 12:07 pm

MANILA – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo on Friday welcomed the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte on the appointment of the next DSWD chief. President Duterte on Thursday night announced that retiring Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen.… Read More

Retiring army chief is next DSWD Secretary

Retiring army chief is next DSWD Secretary

October 5, 2018, 11:03 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday night named retiring Army chief, Lt. Gen. Roland Bautista, as the next Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). “Na-announce ko naman (I have announced), the next DSWD Secretary was just about a few days ---Rolly… Read More

84% of Filipinos OK with PH democracy: SWS

84% of Filipinos OK with PH democracy: SWS

October 5, 2018, 11:01 am

MANILA – A latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 84 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with the way democracy works in the Philippines. According to the 2018 SWS third quarter survey held from Sept. 15-23, the number has increased from 78% in March 2018 and nearly tied… Read More

PACC anti-corruption pacts with gov’t offices ‘action-driven’

PACC anti-corruption pacts with gov’t offices ‘action-driven’

October 4, 2018, 10:08 pm

MANILA – Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez on Thursday assured that the commission’s memorandum of agreements (MOA) with various government offices will be put into action to boost President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against corruption. Jimenez made this… Read More

Strengthened witness protection program sought

Strengthened witness protection program sought

October 4, 2018, 10:00 pm

MANILA – Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez on Thursday called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to strengthen the witness protection program (WPP) to encourage more witnesses against corrupt public officials. “We have requested the DOJ to strengthen the… Read More

PNP to talk to 18 schools named in CPP recruitment

PNP to talk to 18 schools named in CPP recruitment

October 4, 2018, 9:42 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it will talk to the heads of the 18 universities and colleges in Metro Manila tagged by the Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) where the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is allegedly recruiting members to overthrow the… Read More

Bertiz returns NAIA access ID

Bertiz returns NAIA access ID

October 4, 2018, 9:33 pm

MANILA -- Lawmaker John Bertiz, representative of ACTS-OFW party list who figured in a controversial video showing him getting the ID of an airport security officer, has returned his airport access ID to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). "He (Bertiz) returned the ID voluntarily.… Read More

AFP doesn't tag schools involved in CPP recruitment

AFP doesn't tag schools involved in CPP recruitment

October 4, 2018, 8:54 pm

MANILA --- As it released the names of Metro Manila schools where the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is allegedly holding its recruitment activities, the military on Thursday assured the public that its intention is not to brand these educational institutions as "communists". "We wish to… Read More

CPP recruitment in schools ‘not a cause of worry’: Palace

CPP recruitment in schools ‘not a cause of worry’: Palace

October 4, 2018, 8:36 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Thursday allayed fears that the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) statement that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is allegedly recruiting students, is a cause for concern. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he was “hardly” surprised, saying… Read More

Parties firm up senatorial slates; eye alliances ahead of COC filing

Parties firm up senatorial slates; eye alliances ahead of COC filing

October 4, 2018, 8:33 pm

MANILA -- A week before the start of the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for next year's midterm polls, political parties are scrambling not only to firm up their senatorial slates but also in forging alliances with their counterparts. With the parties having a difficult time filling up… Read More

PH locates missing Filipino inmate in Indonesia

PH locates missing Filipino inmate in Indonesia

October 4, 2018, 8:30 pm

MANILA-- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has located the Filipino inmate, who was earlier reported missing, following a mass jailbreak from the earthquake-damaged prison in Palu, Indonesia, where he was serving his sentence. In its report to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano,… Read More

Phivolcs expects no damage from 3.1 magnitude DavOcc quake

Phivolcs expects no damage from 3.1 magnitude DavOcc quake

October 4, 2018, 7:58 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it is not expecting any damage and aftershocks from the 3.1 magnitude quake that jolted Davao Occidental on Thursday afternoon. The quake of tectonic origin had a depth of 126 kilometers, and was recorded at about… Read More

Duterte won’t run out of appointees, Palace assures

Duterte won’t run out of appointees, Palace assures

October 4, 2018, 7:17 pm

MANILA -- Despite a number of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet members expected to seek national and local posts in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections, Malacañang assured Thursday that the President will not run out of appointees. “The President will not run out of appointees. For every… Read More

OFW group files ethics rap vs. Bertiz

OFW group files ethics rap vs. Bertiz

October 4, 2018, 7:11 pm

MANILA -- Migrante International, a global alliance of overseas Filipinos, on Thursday filed an ethics complaint against ACTS-OFW Party-list Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz for alleged misconduct in a series of controversies. The migrant workers' group was accompanied by members of the Makabayan bloc… Read More

Narco-politicians can't be disqualified from running: Palace

Narco-politicians can't be disqualified from running: Palace

October 4, 2018, 7:07 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Thursday said local government officials on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “narco-list” are still allowed to run in next year’s mid-term elections unless convicted with finality. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark following the statement of the… Read More

2 BOC-Zamboanga execs axed over missing smuggled rice

2 BOC-Zamboanga execs axed over missing smuggled rice

October 4, 2018, 7:05 pm

MANILA – Two officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Zamboanga City have been placed under “administrative relief” pending investigation on the 23,015 missing sacks of smuggled rice, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said BOC chief Isidro Lapeña has… Read More