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MANILA�The chairperson of the House Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday highlighted the role of food waste reduction in spurring economic growth and improving agricultural production.
Citing the recently published 2019 State of Food and Agriculture Report by the Food and Agriculture Organization, AAMBIS-OWA Party-list …Read More
MANILA -- Supreme Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez on Thursday said his office is looking into reports that a Baguio City judge allegedly ordered the release of a taxi driver who figured in an altercation with a policeman.
"The OCA (Office of the Court Administrator) …Read More
CEBU CITY The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Central Visayas on Thursday urged motorbanca operators to refrain from ferrying passengers if they lacked clearance from the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).
This came after motorbanca Poseidon 2 capsized off the waters of Naga City in Cebu …Read More
MLANG, North Cotabato President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the immediate completion of the mothballed Central Mindanao Airport here and asked Senator Christopher Lawrence Bong Go to source out funds for it.
During his visit on Dec. 30, 2019 here, where he turned over relief …Read More
MANILA The damage and losses to agriculture due to typhoon Ursula have risen to PHP3.05 billion from the previously recorded PHP1.35 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Thursday.
In its latest monitoring bulletin, the department's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Operations Center …Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO-9) said Thursday the New Year revelries had been generally peaceful in the Zamboanga Peninsula.
Brig. Gen. Froilan Quidilla, PRO-9, director, said they have deployed 3,418 personnel in places of convergence, transportation, and route security.
Quidilla said they …Read More
CEBU CITY The new chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will not recommend a whole day total signal shutdown during the Sinulog 2020 festivities.
Col. Engelbert Soriano, acting director of the CCPO, assured local and foreign tourists as well as residents in this …Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) has recorded one victim of boga and stray bullet during the New Year's revelry here and in Isabela City, Basilan.
Dr. Afdal Kunting, ZCMC spokesperson, said one victim, a six-year-old girl from Barangay Mariki, this city, …Read More
DAVAO CITY -- Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on Thursday responded to an allegation of a certain Renato Castro of Bulacan who accused him of swindling.
In his Facebook post on Thursday, Pinol said he appeared before Davao City Fiscal Shahruddin Roberto Sencio, …Read More
BACOLOD CITY -- The construction of the city's museum-auditorium and multipurpose coliseum on a donated property in Barangay Tangub is set to start this year.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced the development before thousands of Bacolodnons who flocked to the Government Center grounds to welcome the …Read More
MANILA -- Protecting the country's borders by continuously improving security measures and infrastructure were the major accomplishments at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in 2019.
"For the fourth consecutive year, we were granted the Tier 1 status by the US Department of State. Tier …Read More
ILOILO CITY -- Iloilo province is considering the declaration of a state of calamity following the devastation left by typhoon Ursula (international name Phanfone) on Christmas Day.
In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. said the matter will be raised on the …Read More
MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down an appeal filed by the Philippine Savings Bank against the government over its claim to parcels of land which formed part of the original Fort Stotsenberg Military Reservation, now known as the Clark Special Economic …Read More
BAGHDAD -- Iran-backed militias on Wednesday withdrew from the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the Iraqi army said.
The protesters also dismantled their tents outside the Green Zone in Baghdad on the edge of the Tigris River, the Iraqi Ground Forces Command said …Read More
CEBU CITY -- The top official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Visayas on Thursday vowed to be more proactive against traffic law violators who are up to challenge the agency's enforcers and deputized agents in 2020.
Victor Emmanuel Caindec, regional director of …Read More
MANILA -- The Department of Health's (DOH) anti-firecracker campaign nationwide has been "relatively successful," considering the 35-percent drop in fireworks-related injuries this Yuletide season, Malacanang said on Thursday.
"It should be relatively successful, given the fact that there has been a downtrend in injuries. Thirty-five …Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- An elderly woman died early Thursday in a fire incident that razed seven houses in Isabela City, Basilan, an official said.
Senior Insp. Jasmine Tanog, Isabela City fire marshal, identified the fatality as Magdalena Garcia, 90, who already had difficulty in walking.…Read More
TACURONG CITY -- Police authorities have launched a manhunt against motorcycle riding-in-tandem gunmen who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy on Wednesday in President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat.
Captain Jessie Silva, President Quirino town police chief, said police probers are following up a lead that could …Read More
A militiaman was killed while four others survived unscathed in an ambush by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits on New Year's Day in the province of Basilan, the military reported Thursday.
Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, said the ambush …Read More
Seven people died on the spot in a multi-vehicle mishap involving a pickup truck, passenger jeepney, and flatbed truck on New Year's Day in Barangay San Agustin here.
A closed-circuit television footage showed that at around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a passenger jeepney with 22 passengers …Read More
More than a million residents in Hong Kong took to the streets on New Year's Day as the eight-month-long unrest continued into 2020.
A major rally was held at the colonial era Victoria Park, local non-profit organization Civil Human Rights Front said.
Protesters blocked barricades …Read More
A former leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who led attacks in Lanao del Norte's Kauswagan town, said he no longer wants conflict and encouraged everyone to work together to bring lasting peace to Mindanao.
"Sumali po ako sa BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region …Read More
The ongoing first layer asphalt overlaying works at the 1,700-meter runway of the Surigao Airport in Surigao City encountered delays during the onslaught of Typhoons Tisoy and Ursula in the late part of 2019.
The two-layer asphalt overlaying is the final phase of the rehabilitation …Read More
MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow any onerous provisions in any deals entered into by government including the controversial Kaliwa Dam project, Malacanang said on Thursday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this assurance following renewed calls made by the Makabayan bloc to scrap …Read More
MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't just make threats, he will pursue the filing of syndicated estafa charges against the owners of water firms over the alleged onerous provisions found in the water concession agreements, Malacanang said on Thursday.
Pag sinabi ni Presidente, tutuluyan niya …Read More
MANILA -- Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa will remain as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) even after President Rodrigo Duterte asked Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano to supervise the country's police force.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after Duterte on Monday …Read More
MANILA - The chairman of the House Committee on Labor and Employment is calling for a congressional inquiry into the possible violation of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Philippines and Kuwait following the death of another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in the Gulf …Read More
MANILA -- Police authorities arrested an alleged member of terror group Dawlah Islamiya in an operation in Quezon City, PNP officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said on Thursday.
Gamboa said Datu Omar Palty alias Allan Palte, 26, a vendor, of No.123 Block 4, Ipil-Ipil …Read More
DUMAGUETE CITY Two cousins drowned while two others were brought to the hospital during a family outing on New Year's Day in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental.
A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) identified the fatalities as John Mark Belnas Fabro, 16, …Read More
MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has moved his scheduled visit to quake-hit areas in Davao del Sur from Thursday to Friday.
The number of persons killed in the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that shook Matanao, Davao del Sur on Dec. 15 is now at 11, the …Read More
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique Less firecracker injuries were recorded in Antique during the holiday season due to the Iwas Paputok campaign of the Department of Health (DOH), an official said on Thursday.
Irene Dulduco, Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) information officer, said there were …Read More
TUGUEGARAO CITY -- A police official said on Thursday the shooting of a woman by her drunk husband on New Year's Eve in Gammad, Iguig, Cagayan was merely an accident.
Col. Ariel Quilang, Cagayan provincial police director, said the victim, vendor Kathleen Lauigan, 48, was …Read More
BUTUAN CITY -- The Philippine Army said it has scored a significant victory over the communist New People's Army (NPA) by winning back residents of a remote community in the town of Buenavista in Agusan del Norte through a basketball game.
On the eve of …Read More
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Christmas and New Year holidays in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) were generally peaceful and orderly, with no major crimes and terror activities recorded in the area, a police official said on Thursday.
Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, director of the Police Regional …Read More
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The local government here started enforcing Thursday a full ban of plastic use in all commercial establishments.
Through the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro), the implementation is part of the City Ordinance 13378-2018 or the Integrated Ecological …Read More
MANILA ---The government is set to impose a partial ban on the deployment of household service workers to Kuwait, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III announced.
In a press statement on Thursday, Bello said the local placement agency that sent Jeanelyn Villavende to the Gulf …Read More
ILOILO CITY -- After bearing the brunt of typhoon Ursula (international name Phanfone) on Christmas Day, operations in Malay town, Aklan are getting back to normal as its mayor said electricity and gas supply is under control.
In a phone interview Thursday, acting Malay town …Read More
MANILA -- There are now three US senators covered by President Rodrigo Duterte's ban from entering the Philippines.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed that Duterte banned US Senator Edward Markey for supporting a US travel ban on Filipino officials linked to the detention of Senator …Read More
MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign the proposed PHP4.1-trillion national budget on January 6, Malacanang said on Thursday.
In a press conference with Palace reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said there was information from Senate President Vicente Sotto III that the proposed …Read More
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The city government is eyeing to serve over 9,000 businesses in the annual renewal and registration of business permits this month, which opened on Thursday.
Geraldine Zamora, head of the business permits and licensing division (BPLD), said they established anew a …Read More
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The family of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from South Cotabato province who was reportedly killed by her employer in Kuwait on December 30 last year appealed for help on Thursday from President Rodrigo Duterte.
Nelly Padernal, aunt and stepmother of …Read More
BACOLOD CITY -- Differently-abled athletes from Negros Occidental banner the first-ever national men's sitting volleyball team who will compete in the 10th ASEAN Para Games hosted by the Philippines this coming March.
A total of 14 out of 15 players are Negrenses, including seven from …Read More
TACLOBAN CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed a total of 11,039 family food packs (FFPs) as augmentation aid to towns ravaged by Typhoon Ursula in Eastern Visayas.
Relief operations started on Dec. 25 last year, a day after the typhoon …Read More
BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Health in Caraga Region (DOH-13) reported two firecracker injury cases here as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
DOH-13 said the victims, a male and a female, sustained blast burns from "fountain" firecracker.
Prior to the welcoming of the New …Read More
MANILA -- Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison should grab the chance to hold a one-on-one meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacanang said on Thursday.
Sison should be "elated" that the President is still acknowledging him as the leader of the …Read More
COTABATO CITY -- This city has registered a zero firecracker-related injury for the past seven years, Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi Wednesday.
For the 7th year, we have zero firecracker injury, Sayadi said in a New Year public address.
Since 2013, the city has imposed a ban …Read More
MANILA -- Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa on Thursday reiterated an earlier directive against the use of recovered vehicles and motorcycles based on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) No. 7.
Gamboa said this is part of the directives and guidance of …Read More