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Rain showers likely over parts of PH Tuesday

Rain showers likely over parts of PH Tuesday

February 27, 2024, 7:56 am

MANILA – Rain showers are expected in some parts of the country Tuesday, the weather bureau said. "We've seen cloud (clusters) over Mindanao so we expect Davao Region to experience scattered rain showers," Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)… Read More

PBBM welcomes int’l aid deal to help PH on climate change adaptation

PBBM welcomes int’l aid deal to help PH on climate change adaptation

February 26, 2024, 9:40 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. welcomed on Monday the assistance of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to help the country in climate resilience and promote green growth strategy through the Host Country Agreement (HCA). President Marcos relayed this to former United Nations… Read More

VP Sara elated as DepEd tops most trusted govt agencies survey

VP Sara elated as DepEd tops most trusted govt agencies survey

February 26, 2024, 9:22 pm

MANILA – Vice President and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte expressed elation Monday as the agency emerged most trusted in the recent Octa Research's Tugon ng Masa survey. “Masaya ako as secretary ng Department of Education na mayroong ang appreciation ang mga kababayan… Read More

More Kadiwa Pop-up stores underway as PHLPost supports DA

More Kadiwa Pop-up stores underway as PHLPost supports DA

February 26, 2024, 8:29 pm

MANILA – More consumers will have access to affordable commodities as the Philippine Post Office (PHLPost) opened a Kadiwa site in Bataan as support to the Department of Agriculture (DA). In a news release on Monday, PHLPost Postmaster General Luis Carlos said the opening of more Kadiwa sites is… Read More

DSWD’s aid for Mindoro town to stay despite state of calamity lifting

DSWD’s aid for Mindoro town to stay despite state of calamity lifting

February 26, 2024, 8:26 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday said it will continue to extend assistance and support despite the lifting of the state of calamity in the municipality of Pola, Oriental Mindoro. The DSWD joined the local government unit (LGU) of Pola in formally… Read More

Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair hailed for ‘resounding success’

Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair hailed for ‘resounding success’

February 26, 2024, 8:20 pm

MANILA – The success of the Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) in Sultan Kudarat was a result of the collaboration between the executive and legislative branches in bringing government service closer to the Filipino people. Nearly 150,000 residents received over PHP1.2 billion in cash aid and… Read More

BFAR forms team to probe alleged cyanide use in Bajo de Masinloc

BFAR forms team to probe alleged cyanide use in Bajo de Masinloc

February 26, 2024, 7:44 pm Updated on February 26, 2024, 7:57 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Monday said it designated a legal and technical team to probe the alleged cyanide fishing at Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough shoal. "Ang inisyal nating ginagawa ay magkaroon ng pagkalap ng mga opisyal na pahayag doon sa mga… Read More

PPA coordinates aid to family of Bohol ferry crew fatality

PPA coordinates aid to family of Bohol ferry crew fatality

February 26, 2024, 7:37 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has coordinated financial assistance and benefits for the bereaved family of a ferry crew member who died after falling overboard and killed by the vessel’s propeller in Bohol on Feb. 23. In a statement on Monday, the PPA said financial assistance… Read More

DOJ: Proposal on separate jails for Muslim PDL need careful study

DOJ: Proposal on separate jails for Muslim PDL need careful study

February 26, 2024, 6:54 pm

MANILA – The proposal to put up prisons solely for Muslim persons deprived of liberty (PDL) needs careful study as it may set an unnecessary precedent. Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla on Monday said "it can be done” but it has to be comprehensively discussed.… Read More

Congress focus on economic provisions only as RBH7 debates start

Congress focus on economic provisions only as RBH7 debates start

February 26, 2024, 6:38 pm Updated on February 26, 2024, 7:51 pm

MANILA – As the Committee of the Whole started its deliberations on Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 7, Speaker Martin Romualdez on Monday assured that Congress is only touching on the constitution’s economic provisions that must be amended to adapt with the changing times. During his… Read More

DOJ: No US request yet for Quiboloy's extradition

DOJ: No US request yet for Quiboloy's extradition

February 26, 2024, 6:03 pm

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday said it has yet to receive any request from the United States government for the extradition of Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. "Yung sa case ni (As to the case of) Quiboloy, we have an extradition treaty with the… Read More

PH has potential to lead cybersecurity via AI -- exec 

PH has potential to lead cybersecurity via AI -- exec 

February 26, 2024, 5:52 pm

MANILA – An executive of Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Monday said there is an opportunity for the Philippines to become a leader in cybersecurity through the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI). During an online press conference, Phil Rodrigues, AWS Commercial head of security for… Read More

SC affirms reclusion perpetua, P2-M fine for child pornographer

SC affirms reclusion perpetua, P2-M fine for child pornographer

February 26, 2024, 5:35 pm

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said it has affirmed the sentence of reclusion perpetua (up to 40 years imprisonment) and the PHP2 million fine on a woman guilty of child pornography. In a ruling written by Associate Justice Mario Lopez, the Court en banc junked the appeal of accused… Read More

Senate passes Maritime Zones Act for economic, environmental security

Senate passes Maritime Zones Act for economic, environmental security

February 26, 2024, 5:30 pm Updated on February 27, 2024, 4:58 pm

MANILA – Senate Bill No. 2492 or the Philippine Maritime Zones Act was unanimously approved in the plenary on Monday to serve as a cornerstone of the country's maritime policy, protect sovereignty, promote sustainable development, and secure future prosperity. The bill, principally authored and… Read More

More Filipinos fish in Scarborough shoal as gov’t intensifies presence

More Filipinos fish in Scarborough shoal as gov’t intensifies presence

February 26, 2024, 5:04 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said Monday more Filipinos are now fishing in the Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Scarborough shoal. During the Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing, BFAR spokesperson Nazario Briguera said Filipino fishing vessels increased as the… Read More

Gov't eyes increasing aircraft movement at NAIA

Gov't eyes increasing aircraft movement at NAIA

February 26, 2024, 4:46 pm

MANILA – The government is looking for ways to increase aircraft movement -- the takeoff and landing-- at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to 48 per hour from the current 41. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) manages the NAIA. However, the Civil Aviation Authority of… Read More

Deadline of bids for 2025 polls e-transmission system reset to Feb. 29

Deadline of bids for 2025 polls e-transmission system reset to Feb. 29

February 26, 2024, 4:40 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday moved anew the deadline for the submission of bids for the Secure Electronic Transmission Services (SETS) project for the May 2025 midterm polls. "This Supplemental/Bid Bulletin No. 2 is being issued to notify the public and all interested… Read More

BIR: Courts order arrest of vape distributor facing P1.2-B tax raps

BIR: Courts order arrest of vape distributor facing P1.2-B tax raps

February 26, 2024, 3:55 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday said it has scored a victory in its campaign against tax evaders after local courts issued warrants of arrest against officials of a firm engaged in vape distribution and found to be liable for more than PHP1.2 billion in taxes. In a… Read More

BI reminds March 1 deadline as 88K foreigners submit annual report

BI reminds March 1 deadline as 88K foreigners submit annual report

February 26, 2024, 3:54 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday reminded anew foreigners in the country of the March 1 deadline for them to submit their annual report. This, as the BI said a total of 88,072 registered foreign nationals have so far submitted themselves for their annual report nationwide. In a… Read More

PNP tightens check of stores selling police uniforms, insignia

PNP tightens check of stores selling police uniforms, insignia

February 26, 2024, 3:50 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it would tighten its check of stores selling police uniforms and insignia. “With this incident, I directed already aside from being a regular activity, ire-reemphasize natin ulit (We will re-emphasized) that they should be strict in… Read More