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Marcos eyes more high-rise housing for urban poor

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday said that putting up more high-rise houses may help address the country’s housing backlog of more than 6.5 million.He cited how the Bagong Lipunan Improvement of Sites and Services (BLISS) project of his parents, the late President... Read More

PNP committed to upholding human rights in law enforcement

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it remains committed to protecting human rights while preserving the country's peace and order.PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. made this remark as the force joined the rest of the government, civil society and the entire nation in... Read More

P63M smuggled frozen goods from HK, China seized in Manila port

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday reported the seizure of PHP63 million worth of smuggled frozen foods contained in shipments that recently arrived from Hong Kong and China at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).In a statement, Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz said the... Read More

NTF-ELCAC hails health experts for aid to ex-rebels

MANILA – The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) on Monday thanked health experts who willingly offered their services and expertise to help "friends rescued", or those previously identified as "former rebels" (FR), get over their mental health issues."On... Read More

Normalization schemes to make PH peace process 'world model'

MANILA – Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) chief, said the various normalization mechanisms of the Bangsamoro peace process will make the Philippines a model for other countries to follow.“We (Philippines) will... Read More

Fair weather to prevail across PH Monday

MANILA – Fair weather will prevail over most parts of the country on Monday, the weather bureau said."There will only be instances of isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms," said Obet Badrina, of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration... Read More

BOC surpasses 2022 revenue collection target in November

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday reported that it has already surpassed its total revenue target for 2022 in November.Citing its preliminary report, the bureau logged a total revenue collection of PHP790.301 billion in the first 11 months of this year.This translated to a... Read More

Army corporal nabbed for sale of high-powered arms in CDO

MANILA – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Monday announced that its operatives in Cagayan de Oro City along with the local police have arrested a Philippine Army (PA) corporal engaged in the illegal selling of high-powered firearms.CIDG director, Brig. Gen. Ronald O.... Read More

Türkiye committed to supporting Bangsamoro peace process

MANILA – Türkiye has vowed to continue supporting the Bangsamoro peace process.Türkiye Ambassador to Manila Niyazi Evren Akyol made this remark during his recent visit to Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) chief, Secretary Carlito Galvez... Read More

Marcos admin to continue working during holidays

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Sunday said his administration will continue working during the holiday season to spearhead initiatives that aim to improve the lives of Filipinos.“Kahit sumampa na ang Christmas season at yung iba ay medyo vacation mode na, tayo ay patuloy... Read More

Solon bats for Magna Carta for Informal Workers bill

MANILA– House Committee on Labor and Employment chair and Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles on Sunday vowed to consolidate 11 bills that are all pushing for the creation of the Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy."We see the need for the Magna Carta for informal workers, who... Read More

BFAR probed on pompano, salmon crackdown despite moratorium

MANILA– Senator Francis Tolentino said on Sunday the Senate must proceed with its investigation on the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) crackdown on the illegal selling of pompano and salmon in wet markets despite the moratorium issued on Friday.In a radio interview over DZBB,... Read More

DA mulls selling confiscated onions in Kadiwa caravans

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Sunday said it is considering selling government-seized onions at Kadiwa ng Pasko sites to ease the burden of Filipinos amid the rising onion prices that go as high as PHP300 per kilo.In an interview over DZBB, DA deputy spokesperson Rex Estoperez... Read More

PNP busts love scam syndicate in Las Piñas

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday announced the arrest of three suspects, including two Nigerian nationals, who were engaged in an online love scam, during operations in Las Piñas City on Saturday.In a statement, PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. identified the... Read More

3 suspects in cops' slay in Pampanga nabbed

MANILA– Three suspects who shot and killed two members of the Philippine National Police on Saturday in Mabalacat, Pampanga, were arrested during a pursuit operation.PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin identified the suspects as Jun Jun Espiritu Baluyut, 44; Aries Espiritu Bagsic, 40; and Leslie... Read More

Party-list solons want higher allowance for village execs, tanods

MANILA – Tingog Party-list Representatives Yedda Marie Romualdez and Jude Acidre on Sunday urged the House of Representatives to prioritize a proposed measure that would increase the allowances of barangay officials and the grant of honoraria and benefits to barangay workers and tanods... Read More

Filipino translation of foreign product labels pushed

MANILA – As consumer spending accelerates ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to amend the Consumer Act of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 7394) to strengthen the rights of consumers and enhance measures designed to protect them.“It is... Read More

Marcos brings Christmas cheer to kids across PH

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. delighted children with gifts like backpacks and toys during a nationwide gift-giving event at the Malacañan Palace Grounds on Sunday.In a speech during the “Balik Sigla, Balik Saya: Nationwide Gift-Giving Day”, Marcos said it was a... Read More

AFP holds nationwide ROTC summit

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday conducted a nationwide face-to-face and online summit for officers and cadets of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program.The event was held at Tejeros Hall at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City with AFP chief-of-staff Lt. Gen.... Read More

Easterlies to bring isolated rains over PH

MANILA – Easterlies will continue to bring isolated rains over the country mostly in the eastern section, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday.In its 4 a.m. bulletin, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly... Read More