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PRRD Year 2: Thousands of overseas Pinoys assisted, labor deals inked

PRRD Year 2: Thousands of overseas Pinoys assisted, labor deals inked

July 22, 2018, 12:59 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that a total of 34,579 Filipinos abroad in 2018 were assisted by its augmented Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Fund and Legal Assistance Fund (LAF).The ATN Fund was increased to PHP1 billion and the LAF to PHP200 million under the 2018… Read More

Avoid Commonwealth Ave. on Monday, take alternate routes

Avoid Commonwealth Ave. on Monday, take alternate routes

July 22, 2018, 12:53 pm

MANILA -- The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) advised motorists to take alternate routes as certain sections of Commonwealth Avenue will be closed in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) before a joint session of Congress on Monday. QCPD director,… Read More

TD 'Josie' maintains strength, crosses Bashi Channel

TD 'Josie' maintains strength, crosses Bashi Channel

July 22, 2018, 12:45 pm

MANILA -- Tropical Depression "Josie" maintained its strength as it moves over to the Bashi Channel. In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Josie was last spotted 170 kms northeast of Basco, Batanes. Josie,… Read More

Task force on track to rehabilitate Marawi by 2021

Task force on track to rehabilitate Marawi by 2021

July 22, 2018, 10:36 am

MANILA -- Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is still on track to complete the rehabilitation of Marawi city by December 2021 amid survey results which showed that more residents felt that their lives are “worse now” than before the armed conflict between government troops and the ISIS-inspired… Read More

Duterte prioritizes infra, peace issues in Mindanao: SAP Go

Duterte prioritizes infra, peace issues in Mindanao: SAP Go

July 22, 2018, 10:18 am

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte has named infrastructure and peace as among the top priorities in the government’s Mindanao development agenda, a Palace official said. Duterte’s top aide, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, bared this in a recent speech in Compostela Valley, noting that… Read More

TD 'Josie', southwest monsoon to bring rains over Luzon, Visayas

TD 'Josie', southwest monsoon to bring rains over Luzon, Visayas

July 22, 2018, 10:17 am

MANILA -- Tropical depression "Josie" and the southwest monsoon it enhances will continue to bring rains over Luzon and Visayas, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday. "Josie" was last eyed at 140 kilometers north northeast of Calayan,… Read More

Nothing alarming about visit of Chinese planes, ships: AFP spox

Nothing alarming about visit of Chinese planes, ships: AFP spox

July 22, 2018, 10:15 am

MANILA -- There is nothing to be alarmed about the recent visit of Chinese planes and ships in Davao City. This, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo in an interview. "There is no cause for alarm sapagkat hindi lang naman ang China ang bansang… Read More

No security threats to 3rd SONA: AFP

No security threats to 3rd SONA: AFP

July 22, 2018, 10:12 am

MANILA -- The Armed Forces of the Philipines (AFP) said it has not monitored any security threat to President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23. This was the assurance given by AFP public affairs office chief, Col. Noel Detoyato, in a statement Saturday. "As of… Read More

‘Force multipliers' lauded for role in anti-crime drive

‘Force multipliers' lauded for role in anti-crime drive

July 22, 2018, 10:11 am

MANILA – Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday lauded the efforts of “force multipliers” or anti-crime volunteers, which include village watchmen (barangay tanods) and barangay police, in suppressing crimes and addressing peace and order issues in… Read More

Manila-Basco flights cancelled due to bad weather

Manila-Basco flights cancelled due to bad weather

July 22, 2018, 10:04 am

MANILA -- Four flights between Manila and Basco, Batanes were cancelled on Sunday morning due to inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. These flights were CebGo (DG) 6009/6010 and Skyjet (M8) 816/817 Manila-Basco-Manila. Based on the Philippine Atmospheric,… Read More

158,509 families affected by incessant rains

158,509 families affected by incessant rains

July 22, 2018, 10:03 am

MANILA -- Severe weather conditions due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical cyclones "Henry", "Inday" and now "Josie" has so far affected 158,509 families or 728,003 individuals residing in 585 barangays in Regions 1, 3 4A (Calabarzon), 4B (Mimaropa), Cordillera Administrative Region… Read More

Duterte’s 3rd SONA ‘all about the essentials’

Duterte’s 3rd SONA ‘all about the essentials’

July 22, 2018, 10:01 am

MANILA -- Although expected to be a continuation of his two previous State of the Nation Addresses (SONAs), President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s third SONA will be “all about the essentials”, Malacañang said on Saturday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said what set the third SONA apart… Read More

Duterte welcomes pro and anti SONA rallies: SAP Bong Go

Duterte welcomes pro and anti SONA rallies: SAP Bong Go

July 22, 2018, 8:38 am

MANILA -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Saturday the government welcomes the plan of both supporters and critics of the administration to hold rallies on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 23.… Read More

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, July 22, 2018

Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018, 8:10 am

BUSINESS MIRROR - A chance of a lifetime INQUIRER - 9 of 10 Pinoys: Retake China-held islands MANILA BULLETIN - Setting the mood for good food MANILA TIMES - Pinoys want govt to assert sea rights MANILA STANDARD - SWS: Pinoys press for WPS control Read More

Supreme Court ruling on IRA hailed

Supreme Court ruling on IRA hailed

July 21, 2018, 8:22 pm

MANILA- It looks like the country’s local government units (LGUs) are now rejoicing after the Supreme Court (SC) decided with finality their rights to shares in all government revenue collections, including the Bureau of Customs among others, Rep. Jose Enriquez Garcia III (2nd District, Bataan)… Read More

DOLE affirms commitment to reforms initiated by PRRD

DOLE affirms commitment to reforms initiated by PRRD

July 21, 2018, 8:14 pm

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday has reaffirmed its commitment to the reforms initiated by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said part of this commitment is the regularization of more than 200,000 contractual employees and the… Read More

No tolerance for rights abuses: NCRPO chief

No tolerance for rights abuses: NCRPO chief

July 21, 2018, 4:16 pm

MANILA -- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Acting Regional Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar has assured that authorities will not tolerate human rights abuses, and has vowed to investigate reports of policemen allegedly abusing the rights of criminals. "If they (policemen)… Read More

PRRD Year 2: New dawn in Boracay, enhanced climate resilience

PRRD Year 2: New dawn in Boracay, enhanced climate resilience

July 21, 2018, 2:27 pm

MANILA – The government is on the right track to bring back the old glory of the world-famous Boracay Island, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said Wednesday. “We will be able to open Boracay again and take pride in bringing back the island to its… Read More

PRRD Year 2: The push for a 3rd telco player

PRRD Year 2: The push for a 3rd telco player

July 21, 2018, 1:04 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is committed to ensure the entry of a new player that will be able to offer telecommunications services to the public in competition with the existing duopoly in the industry. This developed as the department has… Read More

FVR welcomes SoKor move to help AFP modernization

FVR welcomes SoKor move to help AFP modernization

July 21, 2018, 12:58 pm

MANILA -- Former president, Fidel V. Ramos, has welcomed South Korea’s move to help the Philippines modernize its defense capability. Ramos made the statement during an interview with the Philippine New Agency (PNA), following the launch of his latest book, “Undying Service to the Filipino”,… Read More