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SC affirms cops' arrest of man in Laguna neighborhood brawl

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a petition filed by a man in Sta. Cruz, Laguna who sued police officers who arrested him during a neighborhood scuffle nine years ago.In a five-page resolution uploaded on June 14, the high court dismissed the petition filed by Luisito R. Melicio Sr.... Read More

BI expedites entry of foreign delegates for Marcos inauguration

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday assured the fast and smooth entry of foreign dignitaries and visitors who will be attending the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila on Thursday.Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said BI officers at the airport... Read More

SC ruling proves Comelec resolve to uphold rule of law: exec

MANILA – The Supreme Court's (SC) decision that junked the two disqualification cases against President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. proved that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is committed to upholding the rule of law, an official said on Wednesday.“Nonetheless, if this... Read More

SoKor shipbuilder eyes maintenance depot in Subic: DND

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Delfin Lorenzana said there is a possibility that South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will construct its maintenance depot in Subic, Zambales.Lorenzana said the facility, which may rise at the former Hanjin Heavy Industries and... Read More

Gov't aids ex-MILF members, kin get birth certificate, nat'l ID

MANILA – The government has assisted decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and their families to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) and acquire birth certificates as part of their full integration into mainstream society.The Office of the... Read More

CTA affirms P12-M tax credit for Kuwait Airways

MANILA – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has affirmed the grant of a tax credit to the Kuwait Airways Corp. for PHP11.97 million representing its overpaid income tax for the year ending March 2016.In its 24-page decision dated June 16 and written by Associate Justice Lanee Cui-David, the tax... Read More

SC suspends lawyer for forum shopping

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) suspended a lawyer for six months for forum shopping after he filed a petition before the Court of Appeals (CA) despite an earlier ruling by the appellate court which had become final.In its decision made available on June 22, the high court suspended lawyer... Read More

BOC seizes P256-M cigarettes, paraphernalia in Cavite warehouse

MANILA – Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents seized tobacco products and other cigarette-making paraphernalia worth around PHP256.5 million and arrested four Chinese nationals at a warehouse in Cavite province.In a statement Wednesday, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the raiding... Read More

Pinoy coco pandesal launched as wheat flour alternative

MANILA – A new variant of pandesal was launched on Wednesday to address the rising cost of wheat flour. Called "Pinoy coco pandesal," the new variant was an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),... Read More

'Caloy' almost stationary; habagat continues to bring heavy rains

MANILA – Tropical Depression Caloy remains almost stationary over the West Philippine Sea, but the southwest monsoon (habagat) that it enhances will continue to bring moderate to heavy rains over parts of Luzon. "No tropical cyclone wind signal was hoisted on any part of the country, but... Read More

Marawi rehab 'template for good governance': del Rosario

MANILA – Outgoing Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chairperson Eduardo del Rosario on Wednesday said he will step down from his post with a sense of fulfillment over the rehabilitation process of the war-torn city which he described as a "template for good governance.".Del Rosario, also... Read More

Marcos names COA chair, GSIS chief

MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has bared his picks for chairperson of the Commission on Audit (COA) and president and general manager for the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).This was announced Wednesday by incoming Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles in a... Read More

Romualdez cites Duterte's ‘outstanding service’ for PH

MANILA – Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez on Wednesday cited outgoing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his "outstanding and excellent service" to the country a day before he steps down as chief executive."You are loved by patriotic and peace-loving Filipinos. You created the blueprint in making... Read More

Pope Francis congratulates, offers prayers for Marcos

MANILA – Pope Francis has extended his congratulations to President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. ahead of his inauguration."I send my congratulations and cordial wishes to Your Excellency as you begin your mandate as the President of the Republic," Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles John... Read More

DPWH wraps up preps for Marcos inauguration

MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday announced the completion of its month-long preparations for Thursday's inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.“All set for tomorrow’s inauguration - after a month of... Read More

No phone signal jamming during June 30 inauguration: DILG

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said there are no plans to jam mobile phone signals during the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the National Museum of the Philippines on Thursday.“It just depends on the situation but... Read More

Manila to conduct border checkpoints for BBM inauguration

MANILA – The Manila Police District announced on Wednesday it will conduct law enforcement checkpoints within the city limits for the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday at the National Museum.Maj. Philipp Ines, MPD spokesperson, identified... Read More

Japanese FM to attend Marcos inauguration

MANILA – Japan has sent Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa to attend the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on June 30.The Japanese Embassy in Manila said Hayashi was designated as the special envoy of Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio to witness the Filipino... Read More

Expanded law to boost gov’t fight vs. human trafficking

MANILA – Senators on Wednesday said Republic Act 11862 or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act signed recently by President Rodrigo Duterte will boost the government campaign against human trafficking.Senator Imee Marcos, principal author of the measure in the Senate, thanked President... Read More

Passport services in SM Manila suspended June 30: DFA

MANILA – Consular services at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) consular office in SM Manila is temporarily suspended on June 30.Manila is on a special non-working holiday that day as it is the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at the National... Read More