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House commits to prioritize admin’s proposed measures

House commits to prioritize admin’s proposed measures

July 14, 2024, 6:04 pm

MANILA – The House leadership on Sunday vowed to pass swiftly the 2025 proposed national budget and other remaining Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) priority bills. In a press release, Speaker Martin Romualdez said the lower chamber is ready to take swift and decisive… Read More

Senior, PWD protection vs. scammers pushed 

Senior, PWD protection vs. scammers pushed 

July 14, 2024, 4:39 pm

MANILA – A measure that will better protect senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) against scammers and syndicates is being pushed at the Lower House.  The bill, “An Act Protecting the Integrity of the Electronic Transactions of Senior Citizens and PWDs, Defining for the Purpose… Read More

PNP chief: Emulate love, dedication of cops killed in line of duty

PNP chief: Emulate love, dedication of cops killed in line of duty

July 14, 2024, 4:20 pm

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil on Sunday called on law enforcers to emulate love and dedication to duty and country of their comrades who died performing their jobs. In a news release, Marbil reported that 16 police officers died while 40… Read More

16K ex-rebels, backers benefit from gov’t reintegration program 

16K ex-rebels, backers benefit from gov’t reintegration program 

July 14, 2024, 2:55 pm

MANILA – A total of 16,551 former members and supporters of the New People’s Army (NPA) who abandoned the terror organization have benefitted this year from the government’s comprehensive reintegration program. In its first semester report for 2024, the National Task Force to End Local… Read More

Marcos sends well wishes to Trump following slay try

Marcos sends well wishes to Trump following slay try

July 14, 2024, 1:14 pm

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. sent his well wishes to former United States president Donald Trump, who was hurt during an apparent assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally Saturday (Sunday, PH time). “It is with great relief that we receive the news that former President… Read More

96% of South Cotabato town voters favor creation of new village 

96% of South Cotabato town voters favor creation of new village 

July 14, 2024, 9:45 am

MANILA – Over 2,300 voters in Tupi, South Cotabato have voted to create another barangay in the municipality during the plebiscite held on Saturday, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In a statement released late Saturday evening, the poll body announced that out of the 2,485… Read More

‘Habagat’ to continue to prevail over most of PH

‘Habagat’ to continue to prevail over most of PH

July 14, 2024, 9:07 am

MANILA – The southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” will continue to affect the western sections of southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the national weather bureau reported on Sunday. In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration… Read More

LTO provides option to 'order' license cards thru hotline

LTO provides option to 'order' license cards thru hotline

July 13, 2024, 8:24 pm

MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) advised motorists who have not claimed their plastic-printed driver’s license to make use of the “Aksyon on the Spot 09292920865” system for faster printing. LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said drivers can scan or take a photo… Read More

Caritas Manila holds fundraiser to support scholars

Caritas Manila holds fundraiser to support scholars

July 13, 2024, 6:58 pm

MANILA – Caritas Manila, the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, urged good samaritans to participate in the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) telethon to raise funds that will help send less fortunate students to school. In an interview over Church-run Radio… Read More

WPS transparency creates ‘deeper sense of nationalism’ among Filipinos

WPS transparency creates ‘deeper sense of nationalism’ among Filipinos

July 13, 2024, 5:44 pm

MANILA – The country’s transparency initiative on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) has created a “deeper sense of nationalism” among Filipinos, a political analyst said Saturday. On the eighth anniversary of the 2016 Arbitral Ruling on July 12, Pulse Asia released a study showing that 8 out… Read More

NIA: P200-B needed yearly for unirrigated land in PH

NIA: P200-B needed yearly for unirrigated land in PH

July 13, 2024, 5:31 pm

MANILA – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) on Saturday said PHP200 billion is needed annually for the next 10 years to fully cover the country’s unirrigated land. The Department of Agriculture in January said there are still at least 1.2 million hectares of unirrigated land, which… Read More

Task force handles case of 2 Aussies, companion killed in Tagaytay

Task force handles case of 2 Aussies, companion killed in Tagaytay

July 13, 2024, 3:51 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Embassy in Australia on Saturday officially identified the two Aussie nationals found dead in a Tagaytay City luxury hotel on July 10. The victims were partners David James Fisk and Lucita Barquin-Cortez, found dead with Filipino national Mary Jane Cortez. Australian news… Read More

Senate orders arrest of Alice Guo, 7 others

Senate orders arrest of Alice Guo, 7 others

July 13, 2024, 3:11 pm

MANILA – The Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms (OSAA) on Saturday deployed four teams to serve the arrest warrant against suspended Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo and seven others. The teams were deployed by OSAA head, retired Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Roberto Ancan, to serve the arrest order… Read More

MMDA set to deploy 1.32K personnel for SONA

MMDA set to deploy 1.32K personnel for SONA

July 13, 2024, 2:20 pm

MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is deploying more than 1,300 personnel in anticipation of the heavy traffic on roads leading to the Batasang Pambansa Complex for the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on July 22. At the… Read More

PNP backs PBBM veto of reform bill

PNP backs PBBM veto of reform bill

July 13, 2024, 1:57 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday expressed its support for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s decision to veto the proposed PNP reform bill. "The PNP understands the President's concerns about maintaining fairness and equality in compensation for all officers, as well as… Read More

PH eyes top 3 in SEA Internet connectivity by 2028

PH eyes top 3 in SEA Internet connectivity by 2028

July 13, 2024, 1:38 pm

CAPAS, Tarlac – The Philippines is poised to rank third in Internet connectivity in Southeast Asia, with the government’s continued investment in improving connectivity. According to Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy, the country is 6th in… Read More

Gov't launches nationwide rice price monitoring under PBBM's EO 62

Gov't launches nationwide rice price monitoring under PBBM's EO 62

July 13, 2024, 10:58 am

MANILA – The government has launched its nationwide rice price monitoring to assess the impact of the rice tariff reduction across the entire supply chain, from importers to retailers. According to a news release on Saturday, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in cooperation with the… Read More

‘Habagat’ to continue to bring rains over most of PH Saturday

‘Habagat’ to continue to bring rains over most of PH Saturday

July 13, 2024, 7:05 am

MANILA – The southwest monsoon or “habagat” is forecast to continue to bring rains over most parts of the country, the weather bureau said Saturday. In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon… Read More

Forfeited POGO hubs could be used by gov’t – PAOCC

Forfeited POGO hubs could be used by gov’t – PAOCC

July 13, 2024, 1:36 am

MANILA – Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) Undersecretary Gilbert Cruz said Friday that seized and forfeited buildings used by illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) could be used by government agencies after the filing of civil forfeiture cases.… Read More

States consistently back Arbitral Award as "final and binding"

States consistently back Arbitral Award as "final and binding"

July 12, 2024, 9:34 pm

MANILA – Foreign governments have reaffirmed support to the Arbitral Tribunal on the South China Sea as it marks its eighth year, describing it as “final and binding” on all parties, including China. At a Stratbase ADRI forum in Makati on Friday, the United States, Japan, Australia, France… Read More