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China's Xi Jinping arrives in Manila

China's Xi Jinping arrives in Manila

November 20, 2018, 2:58 pm

XI IN MANILA. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for his first state visit in the Philippines. He is set to stay for two days and sign cooperation agreements with the Philippine government. (Photo by Ma. Cristina… Read More

PNP urged to go all-out vs. hired guns to ensure orderly polls

PNP urged to go all-out vs. hired guns to ensure orderly polls

November 20, 2018, 2:39 pm

MANILA -- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People's Participation, on Tuesday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to go all-out against guns-for-hire and hit squads amid the spate of killings of local officials. "The killings of… Read More

Clark Airport seen setting record high 2.5-M passengers this year

Clark Airport seen setting record high 2.5-M passengers this year

November 20, 2018, 2:36 pm

MANILA -- Passenger volume at the Clark International Airport (CRK) is expected to reach 2.5 million before the year ends. The Clark airport is expected to register its 2.5 millionth passenger around the third week of December this year, according to Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC)… Read More

‘Batas QC’ mobile app to fight extortion

‘Batas QC’ mobile app to fight extortion

November 20, 2018, 2:05 pm

MANILA -- To curb extortion in ordinance violations in the locality, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte has encouraged her constituents to use the “Batas QC”, a mobile application compiling the city’s local measures so apprehended persons could understand the penalties and fines associated… Read More

Palace assures review of any joint oil exploration with China

Palace assures review of any joint oil exploration with China

November 20, 2018, 2:03 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday assured that any joint oil exploration between the Philippines and China will undergo ‘judicial scrutiny’ before it is signed by the two countries. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after opposition senators sought for a Senate inquiry… Read More

ILO, EU launch P15.7-M supply chain project in PH

ILO, EU launch P15.7-M supply chain project in PH

November 20, 2018, 2:02 pm

MANILA -- The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday launched a new EUR262,000 (about PHP15.7 million) responsible supply chain project in Manila. The three-year initiative is part of EU's EUR900-million funding on Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (RSCA),… Read More

More than 5K passengers stranded at ports due to ‘Samuel’

More than 5K passengers stranded at ports due to ‘Samuel’

November 20, 2018, 1:57 pm

MANILA -- More than 5,000 passengers were stranded in ports Tuesday morning across Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao due to the inclement weather spawned by Tropical Depression Samuel. In its latest advisory, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said a total of 5,656 passengers, 728 rolling cargoes, 159… Read More

Palace questions timing of release of SWS survey on WPS

Palace questions timing of release of SWS survey on WPS

November 20, 2018, 1:23 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday questioned the timing of the release of a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which says that 84 percent of Filipinos oppose the government’s alleged inaction on China's military encroachment in the West Philippine Sea. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador… Read More

Lorenzana not pleased with Agcaoili’s reason to scrap PH visit

Lorenzana not pleased with Agcaoili’s reason to scrap PH visit

November 20, 2018, 1:22 pm

MANILA -- Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he is not pleased with the reason for National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP) chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili's decision to cancel his visit to the Philippines. Earlier, the NDF peace negotiator said he will no… Read More

Palace says Jalandoni won’t be arrested

Palace says Jalandoni won’t be arrested

November 20, 2018, 12:43 pm

MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday reassured that there will be no arrest for National Democratic Front (NDF) leader Luis Jalandoni once he returns to the Philippines to join informal peace talks, noting that his fear of being arrested is “misplaced.” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo… Read More

148 out of 152 senatorial bets make Comelec’s tentative list

148 out of 152 senatorial bets make Comelec’s tentative list

November 20, 2018, 12:04 pm

MANILA -- A total of 148 out of the 152 aspirants who filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for senator made it to the initial list of candidates for the May 2019 polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Tuesday. The Tentative List of candidates may be viewed at the Commission on… Read More

Duterte’s decision to finish APEC shows resolve, versatility

Duterte’s decision to finish APEC shows resolve, versatility

November 20, 2018, 11:50 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to finish the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Papua New Guinea exemplifies his “decisiveness and versatility”, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark following criticisms that… Read More

PNP won't revive Alsa Masa

PNP won't revive Alsa Masa

November 20, 2018, 10:30 am

MANILA -- There are no plans to revive the "Alsa Masa", a network of civilian informers during the 1980s that transformed into a vigilante group, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday. PNP Spokesperson, Chief Supt. Benigno Durana, made the clarification regarding the statement of… Read More

2 Army athletes bag awards in Indonesia marathon

2 Army athletes bag awards in Indonesia marathon

November 20, 2018, 10:22 am

MANILA -- Two Philippine Army (PA) troopers were among the top runners in the recently concluded Indonesian National Armed Forces International Marathon 2018 held at the Kuta Beach, Mandalika, Lombok, Indonesia last November 4. In a statement Monday, the PA said Cpl. Jho-an Banayag Villarma won… Read More

Malasakit Centers open in Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato City

Malasakit Centers open in Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato City

November 20, 2018, 10:21 am

MANILA — The 16th and 17th Malasakit centers in the country were opened on Monday at the Cotabato Regional Medical Hospital in Cotabato City and at the Sultan Kudarat Provincial Hospital in Isulan town. Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go witnessed the… Read More

DND, DOTr ink MOA on airport dev't projects

DND, DOTr ink MOA on airport dev't projects

November 20, 2018, 10:08 am

MANILA -- In line with the Duterte administration's "Build, Build, Build" program, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the procurement and implementation of various airport development projects.… Read More

PNP lauds MILF chair's visit to AFP headquarters

PNP lauds MILF chair's visit to AFP headquarters

November 20, 2018, 10:04 am

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the visit of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim to the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday. “It’s good that (MILF) chief Murad visited to collaborate to ensure the holding of… Read More

Another Spike-ER missile test slated Nov. 21

Another Spike-ER missile test slated Nov. 21

November 20, 2018, 10:02 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) will conduct another capability demonstration for its newly-installed Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile system off Lamao Point, Limay, Bataan on Wednesday. This was confirmed by Navy spokesperson Commander Jonathan… Read More

'Samuel' maintains strength, more areas under Signal No. 1

'Samuel' maintains strength, more areas under Signal No. 1

November 20, 2018, 9:44 am

MANILA -- Tropical depression “Samuel” maintained its strength and continues to move toward the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area where it is expected to make landfall Tuesday night. In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. Nov. 20, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue. Nov. 20, 2018

November 20, 2018, 9:08 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – October BOP deficit puts 10-month gap at $4.49B INQUIRER – House pork insertions stall budget - Lacson MANILA BULLETIN – PH rolls out red carpet for China’s Xi MANILA TIMES – Duterte sacks 3 DSWD execs MANILA STANDARD – PH rolls out red carpet for China leader… Read More