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JBC sets interview of 2 more SC justice bets on Oct. 18

JBC sets interview of 2 more SC justice bets on Oct. 18

October 9, 2018, 1:13 pm

MANILA -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Tuesday set a public interview for hopefuls applying for the position of Supreme Court Associate Justice on Oct. 18. In a statement, the JBC said it is set to conduct a public panel interview of two of the 13 applicants vying for the position of… Read More

'Master forger' of documents for US visa nabbed

'Master forger' of documents for US visa nabbed

October 9, 2018, 1:09 pm

MANILA -- A suspected forger who specialized in faking supporting documents for applicants for US visas has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Officials of the NBI Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (NBI-AOTCD) presented to the media on Tuesday, Manuel… Read More

SAP Go extends aid to Tondo fire victims

SAP Go extends aid to Tondo fire victims

October 9, 2018, 12:58 pm

TONDO, Manila — Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go headed here past midnight Tuesday after the Cabinet meeting in Malacañang Palace on Monday to provide assistance to families affected by two separate fire incidents. His office, together with the… Read More

PH to deploy Bacolod City-class ship in ASEAN-China naval exercise

PH to deploy Bacolod City-class ship in ASEAN-China naval exercise

October 9, 2018, 11:44 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) will likely deploy one of its two Bacolod City-class logistic support vessels in the ASEAN-China naval exercise scheduled Oct. 22-29 in Zhanjiang, People's Republic of China. PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, said that BRP Bacolod City… Read More

Appointing gov't officials prerogative of PRRD: Lorenzana

Appointing gov't officials prerogative of PRRD: Lorenzana

October 9, 2018, 11:05 am

MANILA -- Appointing anyone to a government post is up to President Rodrigo R. Duterte. This was the comment of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when sought for a reaction regarding the looming appointment of Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista as head of the Department of… Read More

LPA, easterlies affecting PH on Tuesday

LPA, easterlies affecting PH on Tuesday

October 9, 2018, 9:29 am

MANILA — Fair weather is expected on Tuesday as a low-pressure area (LPA) and the easterlies continue to affect the country. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 a.m. forecast that the LPA was last observed at 970 kilometers east… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue., October 9, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Tue., October 9, 2018

October 9, 2018, 7:39 am

BUSINESS MIRROR – IMF long-term outlook: Inflation in PHL to ease INQUIRER – More oil price hikes, more grumblings MANILA BULLETIN – Price cap on rice, chicken set MANILA TIMES – New draft Charter removes term limits MANILA STANDARD – Traders to import more rice PHILIPPINE STAR – PNP:… Read More

CJ calls on PNP to arrest Ozamiz judge's killers

CJ calls on PNP to arrest Ozamiz judge's killers

October 8, 2018, 9:21 pm

MANILA – Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro called on authorities to leave no stone unturned in investigating the killing of Ozamiz City Executive Judge Edmundo Pintac on Monday afternoon. “I’m calling on the Philippine National Police to exert all means and efforts to apprehend the… Read More

Poll watchdog backs 'disqualification question' in COC for 2019 polls

Poll watchdog backs 'disqualification question' in COC for 2019 polls

October 8, 2018, 9:18 pm

MANILA -- An election watchdog on Monday supported the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to include a new question in the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) to be used in the May 2019 polls. Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) executive director Ona Caritos opined that asking… Read More

Voter registration needs election boards' approval: Comelec

Voter registration needs election boards' approval: Comelec

October 8, 2018, 9:17 pm

MANILA -- Those who have filed application for registration from July 2 to September 29 are not yet officially voters, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday. “Once they are approved by the ERBs (Election Registration Boards), that is the only time one can say that an applicant is… Read More

Student activism is okay, taking up arms vs. gov't is not: PNP

Student activism is okay, taking up arms vs. gov't is not: PNP

October 8, 2018, 9:15 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said there is nothing wrong with student activism but it must not reach the point of taking up arms against the government. “The police recognized that student activism is a healthy sign of a vibrant democracy which our country now have.… Read More

Tech-voc education now free in state-run institutions

Tech-voc education now free in state-run institutions

October 8, 2018, 9:09 pm

MANILA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced that its technical vocation and education training (TVET) can now be availed of for free in state-run colleges and institutions.  "Usually, TESDA training programs are given for free, but students still need… Read More

PAL warns public vs. online ticket scam

PAL warns public vs. online ticket scam

October 8, 2018, 9:06 pm

MANILA -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is warning the public against an online ticket scam, wherein victims are eventually offered fake IDs to use at the airport check-in counters. PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said there has been a trend now that people are invited to purchase… Read More

Senate passes bill creating Department of Human Settlements

Senate passes bill creating Department of Human Settlements

October 8, 2018, 8:30 pm

MANILA – The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed measure that would create the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. Senate Bill No. 1578, or the Human Settlements and Urban Development Act of 2017, was approved with a vote of 20-0, with no abstention.… Read More

Mocha Uson confirms 2019 run

Mocha Uson confirms 2019 run

October 8, 2018, 8:11 pm

MANILA – Three days before the start of the filing for certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the 2019 elections, former Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson on Monday confirmed that she would be running for an elective position in the mid-term polls. “Oo,… Read More

Malls to adjust operating hours for X’mas traffic: MMDA

Malls to adjust operating hours for X’mas traffic: MMDA

October 8, 2018, 7:32 pm

MANILA -- Operating hours in malls located on major roads in Metro Manila will start at 11 a.m., an hour late than the usual 10 a.m. opening time, during weekdays from November 5 to January 14 next year, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Monday. MMDA general… Read More

Senate approves anti-catcalling bill

Senate approves anti-catcalling bill

October 8, 2018, 7:31 pm

MANILA -- The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed measure seeking to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment. Senate Bill 1558 or the "Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act of 2017" seeks to penalize unwanted comments, gestures, and actions… Read More

PAF allots P18.4-M for UH-1H/D helicopters maintenance

PAF allots P18.4-M for UH-1H/D helicopters maintenance

October 8, 2018, 5:47 pm

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines, through the Philippine Air Force Bids and Awards Committee, is allocating PHP18.4 million to buy spare parts for the maintenance of its four UH-1H/D "Huey" combat utility helicopters. The parts are for UH-1H/D helicopters with tail numbers 370, 929,… Read More

Tax exemption for small-scale gold miners hurdles House

Tax exemption for small-scale gold miners hurdles House

October 8, 2018, 5:42 pm

MANILA -- The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a measure exempting small-scale gold miners from paying income and excise taxes. With 192 affirmative votes, four negative and one abstention, the Lower House passed on third reading House Bill 3297, which aims to… Read More

PNP sees group behind Lanao del Sur ambush of PDEA agents

PNP sees group behind Lanao del Sur ambush of PDEA agents

October 8, 2018, 5:41 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday revealed that they already have persons of interest in connection with the ambush that killed five Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) members and wounded two others in Kapai, Lanao del Sur. “We have already persons of interest. We… Read More