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Time to bury Marcos issue, move forward: Peralta

Time to bury Marcos issue, move forward: Peralta

August 16, 2018, 5:57 pm

MANILA -- Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta said the country should move forward as he stood firm on the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) despite protests from victims of human rights violations… Read More

Provincial bus ban on EDSA bad for workers: labor group

Provincial bus ban on EDSA bad for workers: labor group

August 16, 2018, 5:49 pm

MANILA -- A labor group on Thursday urged the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to suspend the ban on provincial buses along EDSA during rush hour, citing its bad effects on workers. “The implementation of the ban of provincial buses is counterproductive, inconvenient, expensive, and… Read More

NFA to supply rice in flooded areas

NFA to supply rice in flooded areas

August 16, 2018, 5:49 pm

MANILA -- The National Food Authority is ready to supply rice needed by local government units (LGUs) and relief agencies in various flooded areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila, heavily affected by storm-enhanced monsoon rains locally called "habagat." Intense rainfall over the weekend caused… Read More

De Castro to revive key reform projects once picked as CJ

De Castro to revive key reform projects once picked as CJ

August 16, 2018, 5:42 pm

MANILA -- Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice. During the Judicial and Bar Council's (JBC) public… Read More

Metro mayors to convene on HOV scheme on EDSA

Metro mayors to convene on HOV scheme on EDSA

August 16, 2018, 5:38 pm

MANILA -- The Metro Manila Council (MMC) is set to hold a meeting to deliberate on the expanded high occupancy vehicle (HOV) traffic scheme on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) following a resolution issued by the Senate calling for its suspension. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority… Read More

NFA steps up monitoring of rice prices, supply nationwide

NFA steps up monitoring of rice prices, supply nationwide

August 16, 2018, 5:38 pm

MANILA -- The National Food Authority is deploying monitoring teams in public markets and even in the communities to ensure that NFA accredited retail outlets are selling rice at prices prescribed by the government and are compliant with trading rules and regulations.  NFA Administrator Jason LY.… Read More

Solon wants better info-sharing between BOC, PDEA

Solon wants better info-sharing between BOC, PDEA

August 16, 2018, 5:34 pm

MANILA -- The chairman of the House dangerous drugs committee on Thursday stressed the need for close collaboration between the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as international and local syndicates have adopted innovative ways in sneaking illegal drugs… Read More

SAP Go, Sara Duterte among PDP-Laban's 2019 senatoriables

SAP Go, Sara Duterte among PDP-Laban's 2019 senatoriables

August 16, 2018, 5:12 pm

MANILA – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, president of the ruling political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has bared the personalities that may comprise the group's 2019 senatorial slate.A letter dated Wednesday and addressed to President Rodrigo… Read More

House okays 'Timbangan ng Bayan Center' bill on 2nd reading

House okays 'Timbangan ng Bayan Center' bill on 2nd reading

August 16, 2018, 5:11 pm

MANILA -- A measure seeking to establish a "Timbangan ng Bayan Center" in all markets nationwide has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives. The lower chamber, voting viva voce, passed on Wednesday on second reading House Bill No. 7857, which seeks to amend the "Consumer Act of the… Read More

Village polls period in Marawi city starts Friday: Comelec

Village polls period in Marawi city starts Friday: Comelec

August 16, 2018, 4:18 pm

MANILA -- The election period for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to be held on Sept. 22 in Marawi City will start on Friday. According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution No. 10412, the election period for the polls in the war-torn city will be from August… Read More

2 riding-in-tandem thieves nabbed in Manila

2 riding-in-tandem thieves nabbed in Manila

August 16, 2018, 4:13 pm

MANILA -- Two men have been arrested by police in an armed encounter at a checkpoint Wednesday afternoon along Laong Laan St., corner A. Mendoza St., Sampaloc, Manila. The suspects were identified as Argelle Cunanan, 26, of C.M. Recto Blvd., Sta Cruz, Manila and Orlando Ignacio, 32, of 307… Read More

Bersamin: No pressure felt from gov't in rulings on cases

Bersamin: No pressure felt from gov't in rulings on cases

August 16, 2018, 4:05 pm

MANILA -- Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases. "I have never felt any pressure from the other branches of government. This is demonstrated by how the SC (Supreme Court) arrived at… Read More

Private workers entitled to 230% overtime pay on Aug. 21

Private workers entitled to 230% overtime pay on Aug. 21

August 16, 2018, 4:02 pm

MANILA -- Private sector workers who will report to work on Tuesday are entitled to receive 230 percent of their salary for that day, as two declared holidays fall on the same day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday. Labor Advisory No. 12 issued by Labor Secretary… Read More

MMDA to proceed with cases vs. couple on viral video

MMDA to proceed with cases vs. couple on viral video

August 16, 2018, 4:00 pm

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will push through its complaint against the couple, who argued with traffic enforcers after they were caught for illegal parking, despite issuing an apology last Wednesday. “The couple already apologized publicly but still we will… Read More

PH Navy 'RIMPAC' contingent now in Guam

PH Navy 'RIMPAC' contingent now in Guam

August 16, 2018, 3:59 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) contingent to the recently-concluded "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) naval exercises have arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam Wednesday. The contingent is composed of the strategic sealift vessel BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) and frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) along… Read More

No Filipino among Genoa bridge collapse: DFA

No Filipino among Genoa bridge collapse: DFA

August 16, 2018, 3:58 pm

MANILA-- Three days after the fatal bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy that killed 39, the Philippine government reported no Filipino was among the number. "The Department of Foreign Affairs said so far there are no Filipinos among the dead and injured recovered by authorities at the site of the… Read More

EU earmarks 2-M euros for conflict victims in Mindanao

EU earmarks 2-M euros for conflict victims in Mindanao

August 16, 2018, 3:41 pm

MANILA -- The European Commission has allocated 2 million euros or roughly PHP121.7 million in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving assistance to people living in the conflict-torn southern province of Mindanao. “Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes due to continued… Read More

PH aims for global competitiveness in coco-sugar

PH aims for global competitiveness in coco-sugar

August 16, 2018, 3:29 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is aiming to make the country to capture more of the rising global market for coco-sugar, a natural product from coconut palms that abound nationwide. As part of its 2018 National Coconut Week celebration, the PCA led a stakeholders' consultative… Read More

Taguig cop nabbed in drug bust

Taguig cop nabbed in drug bust

August 16, 2018, 3:28 pm

MANILA -- A Taguig policeman was arrested in a joint buy-bust operation by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday night. PO1 Jeffrey Amador, 29, was arrested at his rented apartment on 29-F, Providencia St., Barangay Central… Read More

Makati police conducts search on bar-turned-drug den

Makati police conducts search on bar-turned-drug den

August 16, 2018, 3:25 pm

MANILA -- Makati police authorities on Thursday served a search warrant on a bar that was raided by law enforcement authorities over the weekend. Named in the search warrant issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) were the registered owners and managers of Times Bar along Makati Ave.,… Read More