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National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. considered the ongoing murder trial for 15 counts of murder against Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison a good time for him and other accused to defend themselves in court.
“Sison’s trial for 15 …Read More
The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday welcomed the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) initiative to reduce the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing price to PHP3,300 as this could boost domestic travel despite the different quarantine measures in the country.
Several destinations have reopened …Read More
Eastern Visayas remains one of the seven regions in the country still free from African swine fever (ASF), the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Thursday.
Dr. Ernestine Ibañez, DA Eastern Visayas ASF coordinator, said this means that the region can transport live hogs and …Read More
Work at the Provincial Capitol building was temporarily halted on Thursday afternoon to give way for a massive cleanup and disinfection of all its offices.
After covering office computers and other essential documents with plastic, Capitol workers went home early after a female employee was …Read More
More police officers have recovered from the coronavirus, with 45 patients adding to the total number of recoveries at 7,338 as of Wednesday night, the Philippine National Police reported.
Data released by the PNP Health Service show that the number of active cases is 395, …Read More
The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday announced that three additional hotels have been allowed to operate for staycation in the National Capital Region, which remains under general community quarantine (GCQ), raising the total to 13.
The following hotels have so far secured Certificates of …Read More
Chinese technology company Alibaba Group reported that its system handled all the transactions during the 11.11 shopping festival this year with no glitches
Alibaba Group attributed the zero-downtime operation during the largest online shopping event to its infrastructure upgrade of Alibaba Cloud, its digital technology …Read More
San Miguel Corporation (SMC), through its food division San Miguel Foods, is ramping up its buying of corn from local farmer cooperatives by 87,946 metric tons in October to early November, bringing its total year-to-date purchase to 524,155 metric tons, up 20 percent from 436,209 …Read More
After the flooding brought about by the series of typhoons that hit Bicol in the past weeks, the Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) in the region warned against diseases during the rainy season.
DOH-Bicol reported 49 cases of leptospirosis with three …Read More
This year’s annual five-day trade fair, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 6 (Western Visayas), generated an initial sale of PHP8.7 million, despite the pandemic.
In a phone interview on Thursday, DTI-6 Director Rebecca Rascon said the functionality and quality of products …Read More
The Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-TF) here has cited the “best practices” of seven villages in curbing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data analysis and assessment, said on Thursday that since the strategies and expertise of …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte did not say that all students of the University of the Philippines (UP) are communists, but noted that many of them are, Malacañang said Thursday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Duterte, in a taped speech last Tuesday night, threatened …Read More
The Department of Agrarian Reform in Caraga Region (DAR-13) launched on Thursday the Support for Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling (Project SPLIT) to improve the land tenure security of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).
Implemented in 80 provinces and 15 regions, including Caraga, the project …Read More
After keeping key rates steady in the last two rate meetings, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy-making Monetary Board on Thursday slashed these by 25 basis points after noting the need to further boost the economy.
Effective on Friday, the central bank’s overnight reverse repurchase …Read More
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon, will visit Typhoon Ulysses-hit Cagayan and Isabela to personally assess the damage and lead relief efforts for affected residents.
“Our response is always fast – for speed is the name of the game. We rush …Read More
Farmer beneficiaries of the collective Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) will soon receive their individual land titles through a Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) project which supports parcelization of lands.
“Ngayon pag meron na tayong parcelization o …Read More
loodwater will likely persist in the Candaba swamp area this weekend in the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses.
Water in the area continued to recede slowly and may be above the 4.5-meter alarm level even by Sunday, Pampanga River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (PRFFWC) …Read More
Anti-communist groups on Thursday called for increased protection of minors from the recruitment schemes of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and its allied organizations.
League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP), Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI) and other civil society …Read More
Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA is opening 496 jobs for its first store in the Philippines in Pasay City that will be its largest in the world.
“The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for many people. Creating meaningful, stable jobs and …Read More
The provincial government of Pangasinan and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) have inaugurated a halfway house facility in this town for former rebels.
In an interview on Thursday, DILG Pangasinan provincial director Paul Lalata said the facility will serve as a …Read More
The Dagupan City government will donate PHP400,000 to aid Filipinos affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, which ravaged most of southern Luzon and the Cagayan Region.
In an interview on Thursday, Councilor Cisco Flores said among the beneficiaries of donation are the cities of …Read More
Local pork producers in Cebu have assured consumers there is enough supply of the meat in the province as the Christmas season nears.
According to data from the Central Visayas Pork Producers Cooperative (CeViPPCo), Cebu province has an oversupply of pork.
Provincial veterinarian Dr. Mary …Read More
Negative sentiments, partly due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) developments in the US, resulted in the negative close for the local stock barometer on Thursday. The peso, however, ended sideways ahead of the central bank’s policy meeting.
A day after rising to the 7,000-level, the …Read More
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will wait for the decision of the House of Representatives if it would declare a vacancy or order a special election following the death of Cebu 1st District Rep. Raul del Mar early this week.
“What we would do is …Read More
Malacañang on Thursday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to fast-track the release of hazard pay for healthcare workers in the frontlines in the fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after the DOH bared that some 16,000 healthcare workers …Read More
The provincial government of Negros Oriental has recorded more recoveries from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) even as more positive infections continue with local transmissions.
Assistant provincial health officer Dr. Liland Estacion, the incident commander of the province’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging …Read More
Many areas severely affected by the onslaught of recent typhoons now have access to free internet services through wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) hubs installed by telecoms firm Smart.
In a statement Thursday, it said “fiber-powered” Wi-Fi hubs, with a capacity of up to 1 gigabyte per …Read More
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) will auction around 400 abandoned impounded motor vehicles that were apprehended in various operations since last year.
Macario Gonzaga, LTO-12 director, said Thursday the inventory of the vehicles that will be covered by the public auction …Read More
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday belied reports that the task force designated to probe corruption is investigating the Office of the Vice President (OVP) on orders from the Palace.
“No, walang ganun (No, there is no such thing)” Guevarra said in a message to …Read More
Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga (PDEA-13) and the Nasipit Municipal Police Station (NMPS) in Agusan del Norte have confiscated some PHP250,000 worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation on Wednesday afternoon.
Dindo Abellanosa, PDEA-13 public information office chief, told the Philippine …Read More
The Philippine Army is deploying more soldiers in remote communities to block the campaign of the New People’s Army (NPA) to recover former strongholds in Carigara, Leyte.
Lt. Col. Roberto Beatisula, commander of the Army’s 93rd Infantry Battalion, said they were acting on reports of …Read More
Sy-led BDO Unibank Inc. is now operating 100 percent around the country as it assures the public that health protocols required by the government are in place within its offices.
“We understand the value of having financial access during this challenging time, be it for …Read More
The Halo Halo de Iloko here continues to attract both local and foreign tourists as it brings out the flavors and culture of the province of La Union in its dishes, restaurant decors, as well as business ethics.
Its famous dessert, “halo-halo”, showcases the different …Read More
Malacañang on Thursday said it will review the proposed resolution of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) urging the Congress to extend the Bangsamoro transition period from year 2022 to 2025.
In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Bangsamoro Autonomous …Read More
Over a hundred rescuers from the government and volunteers, including family and friends, are digging on tons of mud, scouring the rivers, look on anything familiar such as clothes that float at the Magat reservoir, while dogs smell the surroundings to locate the remaining missing …Read More
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Municipal Office in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental started on Thursday the two-day identification of potential agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) for the land of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) in Barangay La Granja.
The activity was set …Read More
An evacuee has tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as the Marikina City government held rapid testing for residents affected by the devastation of Typhoon Ulysses at its evacuation centers.
Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro on Thursday confirmed that a 68-year-old man staying at the Barangay …Read More
Malacañang on Thursday disagreed with Vice President Leni Robredo’s remark that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s threat that things would not be easy if she seeks the presidency in 2022 is “unpresidential”.
In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte was simply being …Read More
Police have arrested two fish vendors while some PHP23, 500 worth of suspected shabu were seized in separate drug buy-bust operations in the city, police said Thursday.
Police arrested Alix Usman Osama, 47, in an entrapment on Wednesday afternoon in Barangay Mother Poblacion 2 here.…Read More
Oil prices dropped on Wednesday with an estimated rise in US crude stocks and after a fruitless OPEC meeting that failed to meet investor concerns over a global supply glut amid weak global demand.
International benchmark Brent crude was trading at USD43.73 per barrel at …Read More
In this health crisis where almost everyone needs an online connection, residents in this town’s farming village have found bamboo poles as a technology ally useful to access social media.
Bamboos, measuring about 10 meters erected next to houses, are a common sight in Tenani …Read More
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which the Philippines is part of, has signed a new document that will address non-tariff measures in trading coronavirus-related products within the region.
In a statement Thursday, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said economic …Read More
The 286 new recovered cases reported on Thursday pushed the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries to 374,939.
In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 1,337 newly confirmed infections, bringing the nationwide tally of active cases to …Read More
The occupancy rate in dedicated facilities here for coronavirus disease is now considered manageable as admissions of confirmed cases have reportedly continued to decline.
Dr. Ryan Aplicador, deputy incident commander of the City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, …Read More
The provincial government and the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Iloilo have teamed up to establish an integrated and comprehensive sports development program.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr, in a press conference after the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Thursday, …Read More
The Department of Trade and Industry in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DTI-CAR) virtually opened on Thursday the online “Impakabsat” trade fair where products made by local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are being showcased.
Impakabsat stands for the first letters of the six provinces …Read More
One eastbound lane of the Vargas Bridge in Pasig City will be closed to motorists starting Saturday for “retrofitting works”.
In an advisory on Thursday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the lane’s closure will take effect at 6 a.m. on November 21 with …Read More
Police operatives arrested here on Wednesday one of the suspects in the killing of two siblings, one of whom was a quarry site watchman, last Monday.
Col. Ronnie Pavia, Daraga police chief, in an interview on Thursday, identified the suspect as Harvi Collantes, 20, of …Read More
Farmers here were provided with free rice seeds and fertilizer by the city government and the Department of Agriculture.
The farmers, who are included in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture, were given two kinds of rice seeds – certified inbred and hybrid …Read More