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Palace all set to roll out red carpet for Xi’s visit

Palace all set to roll out red carpet for Xi’s visit

November 19, 2018, 6:28 pm

MANILA – A bus on Monday unloaded members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Drum and Bugle Corps at the Malacañang Palace grounds for a final day rehearsal, as the country prepares to roll out a red carpet for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi is set to arrive on… Read More

Senate approves tax amnesty bill

Senate approves tax amnesty bill

November 19, 2018, 6:18 pm

MANILA --- A one-time opportunity to settle tax obligations that would include estate taxes, general taxes and delinquent accounts will soon be granted to those who have failed to pay for taxable year 2017 and prior years. Senate Bill No. 2059, or "An act enhancing revenue administration and… Read More

NBI recommends raps vs. Noy kin, others over Boracay mess

NBI recommends raps vs. Noy kin, others over Boracay mess

November 19, 2018, 6:09 pm

MANILA -- Officials of three resorts in Boracay Island, along with former and incumbent local officials, have been recommended for prosecution by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Environmental Crime Division. In separate referrals dated Sept.17, and Aug. 20 which were filed with the… Read More

Comelec releases partial roster of party-lists, local candidates

Comelec releases partial roster of party-lists, local candidates

November 19, 2018, 6:01 pm

MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday released the tentative list of party-list and local candidates for the May 2019 midterm polls. The list of candidates for party-lists, governors, vice governors, provincial board members, mayors, vice mayors, and councilors have been posted… Read More

Go vows to raise teachers’ pay if elected to Senate

Go vows to raise teachers’ pay if elected to Senate

November 19, 2018, 6:00 pm

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go vowed to push for the increase of salaries of public school teachers if given a Senate seat. "The increase of the salaries of teachers was already promised by the President during the convention of school… Read More

PNP only protecting its integrity as institution: spox

PNP only protecting its integrity as institution: spox

November 19, 2018, 5:58 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday clarified that it only wants to protect its institutional integrity as well as public interest when it called out the bad portrayal of police officers in the action drama series "Ang Probinsyano". “Let me state this categorically that it… Read More

PCOO seeks more PH-China media engagement

PCOO seeks more PH-China media engagement

November 19, 2018, 5:42 pm

MANILA -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) seeks to send more Filipino media persons to Beijing to further deepen their understanding of China and learn from latter's technology. "China is very much ahead of the competition in terms of the technology, in terms of the… Read More

PNP slams CamSur ambush of cops from medical mission

PNP slams CamSur ambush of cops from medical mission

November 19, 2018, 5:31 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday condemned the attack against a group of policemen who were on their way back to their unit from a medical mission in Camarines Sur. In a statement, PNP spokesperson, Chief Supt. Benigno B Durana Jr. described the attack as “another example… Read More

JBC to interview 6 aspirants for SC post on Dec. 5

JBC to interview 6 aspirants for SC post on Dec. 5

November 19, 2018, 5:19 pm

MANILA -- The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has set on Dec. 5 the public interview for six aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) magistrate post to be vacated by Associate Justice Noel Tijam upon his retirement on Jan. 5, 2019. The JBC said aside from Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo… Read More

20 Customs execs file courtesy resignation

20 Customs execs file courtesy resignation

November 19, 2018, 5:18 pm

MANILA -- Some 20 officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have submitted their courtesy resignations to Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero. In an interview Monday, BOC spokesperson, lawyer Erastus Sandino Austria said this move is a standard procedure in any government agency once a new head has… Read More

House eyes approval of 2019 budget on Nov. 28

House eyes approval of 2019 budget on Nov. 28

November 19, 2018, 5:12 pm

MANILA -- The House of Representatives is targeting to approve the proposed 2019 PHP3.757-trillion national budget on third and final reading on November 28. House appropriations committee vice chairperson Maria Carmen Zamora said on Monday the panel is currently finalizing the amendments to the… Read More

Solon wants 6-month ML extension in Mindanao

Solon wants 6-month ML extension in Mindanao

November 19, 2018, 4:54 pm

MANILA – A resolution seeking to extend martial law in Mindanao until June 2019 has been filed at the House of Representatives. Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao filed on Nov. 14 House Resolution 2302, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law all over Mindanao for another six months… Read More

Galvez to pursue peace in Mindanao despite looming retirement

Galvez to pursue peace in Mindanao despite looming retirement

November 19, 2018, 4:54 pm

MANILA -- Less than a month before his retirement from military service, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. on Monday said he will dedicate the remainder of his life in pursuing peace in Mindanao. "I will be retiring (within), I think (in) 22 days and… Read More

DOJ reviews NBI complaint vs. Lapeña

DOJ reviews NBI complaint vs. Lapeña

November 19, 2018, 4:50 pm

MANILA -- Government lawyers are evaluating the complaint filed against former Customs Commissioner and current Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Isidro Lapeña. “It is undergoing review,” Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon said… Read More

PRRD eyes stronger cooperation with China under 'Belt and Road'

PRRD eyes stronger cooperation with China under 'Belt and Road'

November 19, 2018, 4:48 pm

MANILA – Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation is one of the issues expected to be discussed when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at the Malacañang Palace. In an interview with China Media Group, Duterte said he is set to discuss with… Read More

Visit to AFP highlights solid partnership with MILF: Murad

Visit to AFP highlights solid partnership with MILF: Murad

November 19, 2018, 4:45 pm

MANILA -- Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said his visit to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Monday highlights the strong and solid partnership between the two institutions. "Today, I am truly honored to join our… Read More

House shifts focus on oversight function

House shifts focus on oversight function

November 19, 2018, 4:34 pm

MANILA -- With only a few months left before the 17th Congress closes, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday said the House of Representatives would strengthen its oversight function to oversee the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte's legislative agenda. "We are now moving in the last… Read More

PAPI sets 23rd National Press Congress on Dec. 4

PAPI sets 23rd National Press Congress on Dec. 4

November 19, 2018, 3:44 pm

MANILA -- The Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI) has scheduled its 23rd National Press Congress on December 4 at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila. The media event is mandated under Presidential Proclamation 1187, declaring December every year as the Month of the… Read More

NBI conducts parallel probe on La Union ambush

NBI conducts parallel probe on La Union ambush

November 19, 2018, 3:39 pm

MANILA -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said he has tasked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct its independent investigation on the ambush of Balaoan, La Union Mayor Aleli Concepcion and her father, Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion. "I will now issue a department… Read More

Work in Manila courts suspended for Xi Jinping’s visit

Work in Manila courts suspended for Xi Jinping’s visit

November 19, 2018, 3:17 pm

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts in the city of Manila on Tuesday in line with the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. "In view of EO 41, s. 2018 of Mayor Joseph Estrada and upon the recommendation of the Office of the Court Administrator and… Read More