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Tuesday's National Basketball Association (NBA) game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers has been postponed after Kobe Bryant's death.
The game scheduled for tonight has been postponed, NBA said in a statement Monday evening.
"The decision was made out of respect for …Read More
Hidilyn Diaz took flight in Rome and ruled the women's 55-kilogram event in the Weightlifting World Cup on Tuesday.
The 2016 Olympic silver medalist swept the three golds at stake in her division by winning the snatch, the clean-and-jerk, and the overall categories.
Diaz lifted …Read More
Pampanga Giant Lanterns now has an inside track of making a Top 4 finish in the Northern Division of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) after mauling Cebu Sharks, 88-77, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Tuesday night.
The Giant Lanterns, who were …Read More
As new ships are now in the pipeline, a Philippine Navy (PN) official said the service targets to decommission all old ships by 2021.
"These are our legacy ships, little by little, (we are) removing them from our inventory so that by the first semester …Read More
A top city official urged residents here to avoid patronizing misinformation on social media about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
I appeal to the public not to post anything without confirmation. It creates panic among us. It's not a good attitude, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran …Read More
The Philippines remains open to move forward discussions on possible separate free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States and the European Union after talks have recently slowed down, the country's top trade official said.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said …Read More
As the Duterte administration is running after onerous contracts, Trade Secretary and National Development Company (NDC) Chairman Ramon Lopez said the government's direction is to get higher benefits from the state's valuable properties.
Lopez said the government is looking to consolidate ownership of the land …Read More
A resettlement site in San Isidro, Leyte will serve as a new home to rebels in the province who surrender, live a normal life, and embrace peace and development.
The Peace and Prosperity Village is designed to be a sustainable community that will rise in …Read More
he Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reminded operators of passenger vans in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) to follow the fare adjustment prescribed under the LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2007-007 issued in 2007.
Those who will not implement that PHP2 fare per kilometer will …Read More
-- Broadcast giant GMA Network has filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to reverse the Court of Appeals (CA) ruling on a labor case in favor of 97 of its talents.
"To allow anything more to be given to respondents, who were …Read More
A few months after its inauguration on May 31 last year, the Baguio City Hall Park lost its luster with its flowers and plants destroyed due to typhoons and strong rains that annually make the city one of the world's wettest places.
But with the …Read More
Ifugao's Wonder Boy Carl Jammes Martin will have his first title defense even as he stakes his perfect slate of 15 wins, 14 of which by knockout.
The 20-year-old Martin from Lagawe, Ifugao will go up against Renoel Pael on February 22 at the Mandaluyong …Read More
A heightened alert status has been activated on food and non-food imports such as used clothing, known locally as ukay-ukay, coming from China and other countries with confirmed cases of the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Wednesday.
BOC Assistant …Read More
A total of 224 villagers in a coastal town in Masbate are now ready to embark on livelihood projects with a set of Kabuhayan Starter Kit Tools they each received from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Johana Vi Gasga, DOLE-Bicol spokesperson, in an …Read More
The full implementation of the fuel marking program in 2020 is expected to help the Bureau of Customs (BOC) meet its PHP731-billion net collection target for this year, an official from the bureau said on Wednesday.
Speaking to Palace reporters, Customs Assistant Commissioner Vincent Maronilla …Read More
- The creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) will remedy the current 'lengthy' process to download calamity funds, Senator Christopher Lawrence Bong Go said on Wednesday.
Go, a former aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, made this remark as he pushed for the passage …Read More
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) are now heeding President Rodrigo Duterte's directive for them to pay the correct amount of taxes to the government, the Bureau of Internal Revenue said on Wednesday.
Remedios Advincula Jr., BIR chief revenue officer and strike team head, said many …Read More
Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) arrested Wednesday two drug peddlers and seized some Ph6.8-million worth of shabu in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
PDEA-BARMM Director Juvenal Azurin said that the buy-bust was conducted in …Read More
A special team of immigration officers will handle procedures for Filipinos who would be repatriated from Hubei province in China to prevent the possible entry of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) into the country, a Department of Justice (DOJ) official said Wednesday.
"We need to …Read More
The death toll in the outbreak of the new coronavirus 2019 (nCoV) in China has reached 131, and a total of 5,515 cases of infection have been confirmed so far, China's National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
Nearly 7,000 more people in China are suspected …Read More
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday cited revalidation of the list and President Rodrigo Duterte's order to the department to directly distribute the cash aid as reasons for the delayed payment of senior citizens' social pension.
DSWD 8 (Eastern Visayas) Director …Read More
- More tourists are expected to explore the town's Kalabato Hot Spring with the completion of the eight-kilometer road leading to an emerging tourist destination in the province.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is upbeat on promoting the destination with the PHP46-million access road funded …Read More
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is set to remit millions of pesos to the government's coffers it collected as fines from erring private emission testing centers (PETCs).
The agency noted a significant increase in fines collected starting 2017.
For the period of January 1 to …Read More
The Pentagon on Tuesday raised the number of troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries caused by Iranian ballistic missile strikes this month on an Iraqi air base.
"As of today, 50 US service members have been diagnosed with TBI," Defense Department spokesman, Lt. Col. Thomas …Read More
- Members of Laoac Police Station intercepted some 20 kilograms of pork suspected to be positive of African swine fever (ASF) in Barangay Calaoagan here on Tuesday.
In an interview Wednesday, Laoac police chief, Capt. Mark Ryan Taminaya said the seized meat came from Binmaley …Read More
The 1st Infantry Division (1ID) has appointed its first female battalion commander in a ceremony on Tuesday.
Lt. Col. Janet Laurena replaced Lt. Col. Norberto Agbay as Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battalion commander. Agbay is now the acting chief of the Governance and Strategy Management …Read More
Beauty and functionality come together in a month-long exhibit by three visual artists, starting January 30 at the Fred's Gallery in Fred's Apartment in Greenwater Village here.
The show combines visual arts, cartooning and music, using t-shirts as the artists' canvas.
Artists Eden Cawang and …Read More
The government is optimistic Philippine tourism will remain resilient amid China's travel ban on outbound tour groups to prevent the spread of 2019-novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), a move seen to hit the industry across Asia who reaps the benefits of Chinese foreign travel.
"The DOT …Read More
Some two chartered flights are on standby to evacuate Filipinos from Hubei province who wish to return home amid the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China.
Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said the Philippine government is coordinating with Chinese authorities on the ground for clearance.…Read More
It is business as usual for the trade and investment relations between the Philippines and China amid the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said.
Lopez told reporters Wednesday that the Philippine government has not cancelled its commitment …Read More
The top military official in the Visayas on Tuesday received his three-star rank in a ceremony held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters in Camp Aquinaldo, Quezon City.
Maj. Abel Potutan, deputy chief of the Civil-Military Operations (U-7) of the Central …Read More
-- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday ordered its Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) to intensify the campaign against prostitution following the rise of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country.
PNP chief Gen. Archie Francisco has ordered the Women and Children …Read More
Despite the lowering of Taal Volcano's status to Alert Level 3, the number of families affected by its eruption has climbed to 109,054.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), in its 6 a.m. update Wednesday, said this is equivalent to 412,217 persons …Read More
More than a year after Typhoon Samuel struck Jipapad, Eastern Samar, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has returned to the town to distribute PHP12.7 million emergency shelter assistance (ESA) to badly-hit families.
Each family with totally and partially damaged house received a …Read More
A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday proposed a comprehensive health emergency policy to prepare the country in the face of global health threats.
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda filed House Bill No. 6096, which seeks the creation of the Center for Disease Control …Read More
The city government of Sagay in Negros Occidental has intensified its campaign against the illegal use of open pipe motorcycle mufflers as part of the enforcement of a local ordinance and enhanced police managing operation.
Maj. Antonio Benitez, chief of Sagay City Police Station, said …Read More
- The Supreme Court (SC) remanded the case involving a dispute between the brothers behind the Reyes Barbecue restaurants to a lower court.
In an eight-page resolution dated Nov. 13, 2019, and released Wednesday, the Court's Third Division reinstated the civil case and remanded it …Read More
A soldier and a militiaman were killed in an encounter that broke out in Barangay San Isidro, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, an official said.
The firefight occurred shortly after a team, consisting of soldiers and a member of the …Read More
-Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday said the Philippines would be able to set-up its own capability to detect the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within 48 hours due to the RNA primer sent by Japan.
During the Question Hour conducted at the House of Representatives, …Read More
An official of the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said the 29-year-old Chinese male being monitored for possible infection of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) died of pneumonia at the San Lazaro Hospital.
Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo, on the sidelines of the media briefing at …Read More
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Tuesday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here and shared the latest information on the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) outbreak and reiterated their commitment to bring it under control.
Tedros was joined by …Read More
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has earmarked a total of PHP340.7 million for Iloilo's tourism infrastructure development through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
"TIEZA made sure that the Province of Iloilo will have our steadfast support in terms of tourism infrastructure development, …Read More
New People's Army (NPA) leader in Quirino Province surrendered to the police in Barangay Andres Bonifacio, Diffun town in Quirino province on Monday night, police said on Tuesday.
Brig. Gen. Angelito Casimiro, Cagayan Valley regional police director, identified the surrenderer as alias "Ka Tonton/Val/Digo", 51, …Read More
Anti-communists groups called on Wednesday the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel the registration of party-list groups that are identified with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
Members of the League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP), Hands-off Our Children, …Read More