PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Jan. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toga Limited (OTC: TOGL), unveiled “Yippi X,” the new version of its revolutionary flagship app Yippi, on January 5, 2021, at the inaugural ASEAN New Tech Conference (“ANTC”). The ANTC was held online this year and …Read More
The Philippine National Police (PNP) ordered an intensified crackdown against illegal firearms after police officers in the Caraga Region confiscated a total of 107 loose firearms in simultaneous operations on Friday.
“The police are ensuring the public’s safety by taking away loose firearms in hands …Read More
A total of 406 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday.
In its Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said this brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 460,133, which translates to a 92.3-percent …Read More
Out of boredom, lawyer Lucky Damasen joined the months-long Online Tiktok Dance Challenge promoted in a social media group for lawyers in the country.
What started as a way of passing time turned out to be an extraordinary achievement for him.
After breezing through the …Read More
The local inter-agency task force (IATF) addressing the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Laoang, Northern Samar has approved a resolution allowing the town’s only licensed cockpit arena to resume operations.
Vice Mayor Miguel Sarmiento, local IATF vice chairman, signed Resolution No. 02 on Thursday, of …Read More
Marginalized farmers and fisherfolk in Ilocos Norte on Friday received cash and food subsidy, as well as farm machinery, from the Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the distribution of the aid at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) covered court in Batac …Read More
The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced on Friday night that blood samples taken from hogs in Abuyog, Leyte have tested positive for African swine fever (ASF).
In a press statement, DA 8 (Eastern Visayas) head Angel Enriquez said the region’s first case was detected in …Read More
At least 30 new modernized public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) are set to ply Cebu City’s roads, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 (Central Visayas) announced on Saturday.
The LTFRB-7 has granted a provisional authority to the Lahug Apas Transport Cooperative (Latransco) to …Read More
As minimizing contact has become a common practice during the pandemic, the staff of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 4A (Calabarzon) have developed and are pilot-testing a contactless attendance system (CAS) device.
In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday, …Read More
Contact tracing is underway for one co-passenger of the first case of the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant (United Kingdom variant) who was reported to be a resident of Quezon City, the city’s chief executive said on Saturday.
In a Laging Handa presser, Mayor Joy Belmonte said …Read More
Newly hired and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with expired Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) need not worry as they can have these certificates revalidated before leaving the country, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Saturday.
In an advisory, POEA chief Bernard Olalia said …Read More
The vaccine prices that the Philippine government is currently negotiating with the vaccine manufacturers are lower than the prevailing market price, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. assured following the queries during Friday’s Senate hearing.
“I can assure you that the price of Indonesia and the price …Read More
The provincial government of Northern Samar will absorb nurses in the province who will not be rehired under the Nurses Deployment Program of the Department of Health (DOH) this year.
In a statement on Saturday, Governor Edwin Marino Ongchuan said this was agreed upon during …Read More
Eight members of the communist terrorist groups (CTGs) voluntarily surrendered to authorities following localized peace negotiations in Nueva Ecija on Friday.
The surrenderers were five regular members of the New People’s Army (NPA) and three members of the Militia ng Bayan operating in Central and …Read More
Some 10 houses in several villages in Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat province have been placed on lockdown after a spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections.
Mayor Angelo Montilla has issued an executive order directing the localized lockdown of 10 homes in the different …Read More
A total of 1,834 police officers in Metro Manila have been promoted to higher ranks.
In a statement on Saturday, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said the police officers passed the rigid screening and deliberation of the Philippine …Read More
The Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI) and the city government have decided to postpone the city’s annual flower festival, otherwise known as “Panagbenga”, this year.
Andrew Pinero, chairman of the media committee of the festival, made the announcement to the local media on Saturday.…Read More
AC Motors, the automotive group of the Ayala Group of Companies, is eyeing to increase its market share to 10 percent in 2025, its president Antonio Zara III said on Saturday.
“Despite the setbacks suffered by the automotive industry in 2020, we continue to work …Read More
The city government of Manila would launch its free drive-through coronavirus disease (Covid-19) swab test facility at the Quirino Grandstand on January 18.
In his Capital Report live broadcast on Friday, Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said he will be transforming the former drive-through serology …Read More
Authorities seized smuggled Chinese medicines worth PHP1.5 million in Pasay City earlier this week, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Saturday.
In a statement, the bureau said a joint team confiscated the items from a storage facility in the city on January 14.
Armed …Read More
National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., said the government will implement stringent regulatory procedures to ensure transparency and accountability in the selection, procurement, and administration of coronavirus jabs.
Galvez, during the Senate hearing on Covid-19 national immunization …Read More
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Davao reported Saturday that it has exceeded its 2020 annual target of PHP24.6 billion by 23.6 percent, the highest among all collection districts in the country.
“This brings the Port on top in terms of the highest surplus …Read More
The provincial government here has procured at least 300,000 doses of vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Governor Aurelio Umali said on Friday the provincial government has entered into a tripartite agreement with the national government and a pharmaceutical company for the vaccines that …Read More
Threats posed by the pandemic have failed to dampen the Ilonggo spirit as the opening of the annual Iloilo Dinagyang Festival honoring the Holy Child Jesus pushed through on Friday night.
To adjust to the new normal, the Iloilo City government, the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, …Read More
The short film titled “Decalcomania” produced by students under Layag Productions of Alaminos City National High School, which won in the 2020 International Teen Short Film Festival (ITSF) in Beijing, China, portrays the life of a Muslim girl in Pangasinan.
Decalcomania, a French word that …Read More
A total of 291 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Eastern Visayas, bringing the region’s cumulative number of recoveries to 11,814 as of Saturday.
The number represents 92.46 percent of the region’s 12,777 confirmed cases since March last year, based on …Read More
The Taguig local government unit has partnered with ORCA Cold Chain Solutions to ensure that it can safely store and transport its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines to its constituents once the life-saving jabs are delivered.
Mayor Lino Cayetano, in a news release on Saturday, …Read More
The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Friday has inaugurated its first-ever regional building in Central Luzon as part of efforts to strengthen programs within the housing sector.
Housing czar Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said the inauguration is part of the agency’s …Read More
Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Friday led the groundbreaking of the Laoag City Hall of Justice at the lot owned by the provincial government of Ilocos Norte in Barangay 2.
In an interview with reporters, Peralta, a native of the city, said he looks forward …Read More
The tail-end of a frontal system (shear line) and the northeast monsoon will bring some rains to parts of the country on Saturday.
In its daily bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms …Read More
Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Friday expressed alarm by the public’s apprehension about getting inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine.
In his manifestation during the Senate hearing on the Covid-19 national vaccine roadmap, Go lamented that some Filipinos, while willing to be vaccinated, …Read More
As the Senate resumed deliberation on the national government’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination program on Friday, Senator Richard Gordon proposed to train more Filipinos to administer vaccines as the Philippines looks to start rolling out its immunization plan in February.
“I will file a bill …Read More
Dioceses in the Cagayan Valley region are looking to plant more than a million trees in 500 days.
The initiative, dubbed as “Missio 500”, aims to plant 500 trees per day in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao and each in its suffragans – the dioceses of …Read More
Donning face masks and shields together with their matrimonial garb, 19 couples said their “I do’s” during a mass wedding in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Friday.
Mayor Renato Gustilo officiated the ceremony considered as the first mass wedding in the province this year …Read More
The main road section in Taft, Eastern Samar has been cleared of debris from a landslide but would remain closed to traffic for safety reasons, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Saturday.
Information officer of DPWH – Eastern Samar, Jayson Espeso, …Read More
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is in favor of further liberalizing the economy but not necessarily through constitutional amendments, Secretary Ramon Lopez said Friday.
Lopez said it has been DTI’s principle to support moves to open up the economy and lift restrictions that …Read More
Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso has called on residents of Pandacan and Tondo to observe self-discipline during the celebration of the feast of the Sto. Niño on Sunday, January 17.
Domagoso, in his Capital Report via Facebook live Friday, said the practice of faith …Read More
Anti-narcotics agents arrested a high-value individual (HVI) and seized some PHP1.1 million worth of shabu in an anti-drug operation here, an official said Saturday.
Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director, said Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) operatives of the Zamboanga City Police …Read More