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Military might on full display at inauguration parade

MANILA – The military parade during Thursday’s inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the National Museum symbolized the country's strength to face challenges.Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Friday it raised the morale of Filipinos, seeing the capabilities of the Armed... Read More

P10-K aid per family still a proposal, Cayetano clarifies

MANILA – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano has clarified that giving PHP10,000 cash aid to every family is just a legislative proposal and would be one of the priority bills that he would immediately file in the 19th Congress.He explained that it is different from the privately funded “Sampung... Read More

Duterte inks laws to create, upgrade many hospitals in PH

MANILA – Prior to stepping down from office, formerPresident Rodrigo Duterte has signed around eight laws creating hospitals in several parts of the country.Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 11872 establishing a hospital in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, which will be known as the Panabo City... Read More

New DFA chief named

MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has appointed seasoned career diplomat Enrique Manalo as the new head of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Malacañang announced on Friday.Press Secretary Beatrix Rose "Trixie" Cruz-Angeles confirmed Manalo's appointment in a text... Read More

PH Army's primary research unit gets new head

MANILA – Lt. Col. Angelo Guzman was named as the new chief of the Philippine Army's (PA) Operations Research Center (ORC), the unit in charge of the service's research initiatives.Guzman took over the helm of the office in a turnover ceremony headed by PA acting chief-of-staff and concurrent... Read More

NDRRMC rallies Pinoys to unite in achieving disaster resilience

MANILA – The people must unite and work hand in hand towards the common goal of achieving disaster resilience and fostering development.The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) made this call on Friday, which marks the start of the observance of the "National Disaster... Read More

Magnitude 6 quake jolts Cagayan

MANILA – A magnitude 6 earthquake jolted Cagayan early Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.The tectonic quake struck 27 kilometers southeast of Dalupiri Island at 2:40 a.m. It was 27 kilometers deep. Intensity 5 was felt in Aparri and Calayan,... Read More

Monsoon rains over parts of Luzon, Visayas

MANILA – The southwest monsoon (habagat) continues to bring rains over parts of Luzon and the Visayas, the weather bureau said Friday.Habagat was enhanced by Tropical Depression (TD) Domeng and Severe Tropical Storm Chaba (formerly Caloy).Monsoon rains will be experienced over Zambales,... Read More

Marcos-Hurley meeting reinforces long standing PH-Australia ties

MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. received on Thursday Australia's Governor-General David Hurley for a bilateral meeting at Malacañan Palace after his inauguration.This was the first face-to-face meeting between the new chief executive and a foreign head of state.The... Read More

PBBM wants to elevate PH-China bilateral ties to 'higher level'

MANILA – President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has sought to bring the Philippines' bilateral ties with China "to a higher level."Marcos made the commitment during his meeting with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the National Museum of Fine Arts in the City of Manila on... Read More

PDRF vows sustained recovery support for MSMEs amid pandemic

MANILA –The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) on Thursday reiterated its commitment to supporting the livelihood of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.The PDRF, in a statement, bared it has recently conducted a business continuity workshop for some 30... Read More

Journalism must be in service of truth, NTF ELCAC tells NUJP

MANILA – The mission of journalism is to always seek the truth and to report it, without any biases, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) reminded the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP).“Journalism must always remain in the... Read More

LPA east of N. Luzon now TD 'Domeng'

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of northern Luzon has developed into a tropical depression (TD) and was named, "Domeng," the weather bureau announced Thursday afternoon. In a bulletin sent at 5:14 p.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration... Read More

TESDA online courses now available via mobile app

MANILA -- Now anyone can download a mobile application to avail of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority's (TESDA) online courses, the agency announced Thursday. Users simply need to type "TESDA Online Program" on Google Play or App Store. This is different from the TESDA app... Read More

Legarda thanks Antiqueños, vows to push for important bills

MANILA – On her last day as Lone district Representative of Antique, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda expressed her pleasure in serving the Filipino people as a member of the House of Representatives over the past three years."I am grateful to have served the Filipino people, most especially my... Read More

Provide better life for poor, Marcos supporters wish

MANILA -- Staunch supporters of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expect him to provide a better life for the poor in the next six years.Wearing red shirts, Marcos supporters flocked near the National Museum in Manila to personally witness his inauguration Thursday.Among them was... Read More

Marcos swears in Cabinet members as 1st ‘official act’

MANILA – Newly-installed President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. returned to Malacañan Palace on Thursday afternoon to swear in appointees to his Cabinet.Marcos visited Malacañang earlier in the day to sign in the Palace guest book and meet with outgoing President... Read More

PBBM reaffirms resolve to strengthen ties with allied countries

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday renewed his commitment to further bolster the Philippines' relations with its allied countries.Marcos made the vow when he hosted a traditional Vin d'honneur with diplomats at the National Museum of the Philippines, the... Read More

Realign unallocated funds, savings to extend Libreng Sakay: solon

MANILA – A party-list lawmaker on Thursday said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) could realign some of the unallocated funds and cumulative savings to continue financing the Libreng Sakay (Free Ride) program that helps ease the impact of... Read More

BI touts improved services as part of Duterte legacy

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday reported that it has significantly improved its services under the administration of former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.In his transition report, Commissioner Jaime Morente listed numerous achievements of the bureau, as well as continuing... Read More