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New law to make procurement ‘at par with global best practices’: PBBM

New law to make procurement ‘at par with global best practices’: PBBM

July 22, 2024, 7:20 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed confidence that the new government procurement law would make the the processes in the country “at par with global best practices.” This, as Marcos thanked Congress for its “timely and decisive” action in amending the… Read More

PBBM calls for timely approval of proposed 2025 nat’l budget

PBBM calls for timely approval of proposed 2025 nat’l budget

July 22, 2024, 7:05 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday called on Congress to ensure the timely passage of the proposed PHP6.532 trillion national budget for 2025. During his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City, Marcos said the proposed… Read More

Teachers to get more benefits, support for career progression

Teachers to get more benefits, support for career progression

July 22, 2024, 6:52 pm

MANILA – Teachers will receive more benefits and support for career progression from the government as the country advances its efforts for the national learning recovery program, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed on Monday. "As we build and upgrade schools, so too must we uplift and… Read More

Marcos: PH won't yield, waver on asserting West PH Sea rights

Marcos: PH won't yield, waver on asserting West PH Sea rights

July 22, 2024, 6:46 pm

MANILA – The Philippines will neither yield nor waver in asserting its rights over the West Philippine Sea (WPS), President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said on Monday. "In the face of challenges to our territorial sovereignty, we will assert our rights and interests in the same fair and pacific way… Read More

President imposes ban on POGOs amid snowballing calls

President imposes ban on POGOs amid snowballing calls

July 22, 2024, 6:15 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has heeded snowballing calls to ban Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) in the country, an industry marred by controversies and illegal activities. During his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, Marcos acknowledged that POGOs… Read More

Marcos: Gov’t workers' pay hike in the works

Marcos: Gov’t workers' pay hike in the works

July 22, 2024, 6:04 pm Updated on July 22, 2024, 8:56 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday announced that a four-tranche salary increase for government workers is already in the works. During his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), Marcos said the government has already allotted a budget for state workers’ pay hikes, adding… Read More

Chinese hacker from Porac POGO nabbed in La Union

Chinese hacker from Porac POGO nabbed in La Union

July 22, 2024, 5:47 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday announced the recent arrest of a Chinese computer hacker who worked a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) hub raided by authorities in Porac, Pampanga last month. In a statement, BI fugitive search unit (FSU) chief Rendel Ryan Sy… Read More

PBBM touts record-high palay production despite El Niño

PBBM touts record-high palay production despite El Niño

July 22, 2024, 5:24 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. highlighted Monday the country’s record-high local palay production despite the effects of the El Niño phenomenon and global challenges. ”Sa kabila ng hamon na ating kinakaharap, nasaksihan natin ang pinakamataas na ani ng palay sa bansa nitong… Read More

Divorce, death penalty bills not among Senate priorities

Divorce, death penalty bills not among Senate priorities

July 22, 2024, 4:36 pm

MANILA – Senate President Francis Escudero does not consider the divorce and death penalty bills controversial but neither are they among their priorities. At the press briefing on Monday after opening the Third Regular Session of the 19th Congress, Escudero said the two bills will undergo… Read More

DICT to public: Sharing of fake PBBM video illegal

DICT to public: Sharing of fake PBBM video illegal

July 22, 2024, 3:47 pm Updated on July 22, 2024, 7:32 pm

MANILA – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Monday warned the public that sharing the fake video of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is illegal and punishable with the same offense as those who created the video. In a televised interview over PTV, DICT… Read More

Comelec: Plebiscite to divide PH's biggest barangay set Aug. 31

Comelec: Plebiscite to divide PH's biggest barangay set Aug. 31

July 22, 2024, 3:27 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct a plebiscite in Caloocan City next month for the division of Barangay Bagong Silang, the country's most populous barangay in the country. In Comelec Resolution 11007 made public on Monday, the Commission en banc said the plebiscite… Read More

'Carina' intensifies; Batanes now under Signal No. 1

'Carina' intensifies; Batanes now under Signal No. 1

July 22, 2024, 2:42 pm

MANILA – Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Carina has intensified, now packing maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 135 kph, the weather bureau said Monday. In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration… Read More

DepEd suspends submission of teachers' performance report

DepEd suspends submission of teachers' performance report

July 22, 2024, 2:36 pm

MANILA – Education Secretary Juan Edgardo Angara on Monday announced the suspension of teachers’ submissions for the Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS). Angara said an order would be issued within the day to give teachers ample time to prepare the review of the performance… Read More

178 new PAO lawyers to help deliver justice for indigents

178 new PAO lawyers to help deliver justice for indigents

July 22, 2024, 2:30 pm

MANILA – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla on Monday welcomed the hiring of 178 new lawyers in the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), saying it will boost the services provided by the agency to indigent litigants. “Gone are the days when some may think that access to… Read More

Escudero vows for Senate to focus on people's interests

Escudero vows for Senate to focus on people's interests

July 22, 2024, 2:25 pm

MANILA – The Senate leadership assured the public that it would not be affected by "unnecessary political noise" as it resumed on Monday the third regular session of the 19th Congress ahead of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s third State of the Nation Address (SONA). Leading the opening of… Read More

Foreigners joining political rallies face deportation

Foreigners joining political rallies face deportation

July 22, 2024, 2:21 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday issued a stern reminder to foreigners that engaging in political activities is strictly prohibited under Philippine law. BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said there were past incidents of foreign nationals deported for participating in protests… Read More

MMDA deploys mobile command center to monitor, secure SONA 2024

MMDA deploys mobile command center to monitor, secure SONA 2024

July 22, 2024, 2:21 pm

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) deployed its new mobile command center (MCC) equipped with advanced communications systems to help monitor and secure President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA). During the unveiling and blessing… Read More

DND: Video from US rally 'crude destabilization attempt' vs. PBBM

DND: Video from US rally 'crude destabilization attempt' vs. PBBM

July 22, 2024, 2:18 pm Updated on July 22, 2024, 3:28 pm

MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday called a video from a gathering of a group linked to former president Rodrigo Duterte in the United States as "malicious." "The obviously fake video being circulated emanating from a MAISUG gathering in Los Angeles is again a… Read More

PNP chief: Cops maximum tolerance not unlimited

PNP chief: Cops maximum tolerance not unlimited

July 22, 2024, 2:08 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with protesters during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, but with limitations. PNP chief Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil said he directed National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director… Read More

House to continue building brighter, more prosperous future for all

House to continue building brighter, more prosperous future for all

July 22, 2024, 1:23 pm Updated on July 22, 2024, 2:45 pm

MANILA – Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Monday urged his colleagues to ride on the momentum of their significant achievements from the First and Second Regular Sessions of the 19th Congress to continue to build a brighter, more prosperous future for all Filipinos. In his speech at the… Read More