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First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos launches own Facebook page

MANILA – First Lady Louise "Liza" Araneta-Marcos has launched her official Facebook page to keep the public posted about her activities.On his official Facebook account, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. encouraged the netizens to like his wife's official Facebook page.Marcos, in his... Read More

Pinoys urged to learn more about IPs’ role in promoting culture

MANILA – Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles on Tuesday called on Filipinos to take time to learn more about the important role of indigenous peoples (IPs) in promoting Philippine culture and identity.She made this call as the Office of the Press Secretary joins the country in celebrating... Read More

Encourage residents to get nat'l ID: DILG

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. on Tuesday called on anew local government units (LGUs) to continuously encourage their constituents to register in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).This is in support of President... Read More

New command group heads named as PNP chief orders major revamp

MANILA – Less than a week after becoming the country’s 28th top cop, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. ordered the reshuffle of more than 80 ranking police officials, including the three top posts of the force's command group.Azurin named Lt. Gen. Jose... Read More

Cebu Pacific retimes, cancels 31 flights Tuesday

MANILA -- Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) on Tuesday announced the retiming and cancellation of 31 flights, saying these are the affected flights during the memorial rites for former President Fidel Ramos.Spokesperson Carmina Romero said a notice to airmen (NOTAM) restricting the movement from... Read More

Ex-president FVR laid to rest at Libingan ng mga Bayani

MANILA – Former president Fidel V. Ramos' cremated remains were inurned at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City on Tuesday morning.Ramos, the country's 12th president who served from 1992 to 1998, was accorded a state funeral with full military honors.A private Mass was held at the... Read More

P904-M illegal drugs seized in PBBM's 1st month in office: PNP

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has seized a total of PHP904.85 million worth of illegal drugs in 4,650 operations in July alone, highlighting the government's stiff anti-illegal drug campaign on the first month of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s term.Based on data... Read More

DBM releases P2-B to assist individuals, families in need

MANILA – Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman approved on Monday the release of a Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) amounting to PHP2 billion pesos to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to assist those in difficult circumstances,... Read More

Rains expected in some parts of PH due to LPA, ‘habagat’

MANILA – A low pressure area (LPA), last tracked 280 kilometers east of Davao City, and the southwest monsoon or habagat will bring rain showers over some parts of the country, the weather bureau said Tuesday."This LPA has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, but this will... Read More

BRP Antonio Luna on its way home after rousing send-off in Hawaii

MANILA – The Philippine Navy's missile frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) is now headed for Guam after departing from Hawaii on Sunday (local time) after its successful participation in the recently-concluded "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) exercise."On the heels of its successful participation... Read More

AFP fetes Centino for successful stint as chief-of-staff

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) paid tribute to its former chief-of-staff Gen. Andres Centino for his successful tour of duty which saw the implementation of four significant reforms."As AFP chief-of-staff, Gen. Centino implemented four significant thrusts in the AFP:... Read More

Minority senators agree on proposal to amend EPIRA

MANILA – The two-member Senate minority bloc committed on Monday their support to review and amend Republic Act (RA) 9136, or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).It is one of the legislative agenda mentioned by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his first State of the Nation Address... Read More

Solon recommends increase in 4Ps cash aid, monthly payouts

MANILA – A lawmaker on Monday recommended the increase in cash aid for beneficiaries of the government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from PHP2,000 to PHP3,000 due to inflation and the effects of the ongoing pandemic.In his privilege speech during plenary session, Northern Samar... Read More

Zubiri bats for full resumption of contact sports training

MANILA – Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday said he will look into the current protocols on training in boxing and other contact sports to help the country produce more champions.In a statement, Zubiri said one possible reason why the country has just one world boxing champion for... Read More

Romualdez backs Marcos' call to LGUs to pursue PPPs

MANILA – Speaker Martin Romualdez on Monday backed the call of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for local government units (LGUs) to pursue more public-private partnerships (PPPs) to promote infrastructure and services development.Romualdez said engaging in PPPs as a mode... Read More

Marcos 'certain' he has chosen right leader in Bacarro

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday sees a “stronger” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under the leadership of newly-installed AFP chief, Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro.“It is certain that we have chosen the right leader in... Read More

Senate probe on power interruptions to summon past, current execs

MANILA – The upcoming Senate investigation on electric interruptions in the provinces will be broadened as previous officials of the Department of Energy (DOE), local government units, and electric cooperatives will be summoned.In a press briefing, Senator Raffy Tulfo, chair of the Energy... Read More

Maguindanao allots P89M for Sept. 17 plebiscite: Comelec

MANILA – The province of Maguindanao will be allotting some PHP89 million for the conduct of a plebiscite this year seeking to ratify its division into two provinces, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday.Comelec acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said the Sept. 17, 2022... Read More

Bacarro's thrust for AFP to mirror PBBM’s call for unity

MANILA – Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro said he will use President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s unity platform during the May 9 presidential elections as a guide for his vision and goals for the military.In his assumption... Read More

Leaders must invest in Asean youth for growth, stability: VP Sara

MANILA – Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte on Monday said it is high time for leaders to invest among the youth of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region to achieve growth and stability.In her speech during the 55th Asean anniversary celebration at the... Read More