Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas on Sunday ordered the cops to continue to man checkpoints in the NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) and three other areas under the less restrictive modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from April 12 …Read More
MANILA – The Philippines will raise the reported chasing incident involving two Chinese vessels and a team of Filipino journalists sailing in the West Philippine Sea “if proven to be true,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday.
“Philippine authorities are looking into reports …Read More
DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Indigenous Peoples Council of Elders and Leaders (MIPCEL) expressed its support to the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) for exposing the “lies and deception” of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
In a statement Friday, …Read More
COTABATO CITY – Seven people, including a couple, were arrested and PHP1.4-million worth of suspected shabu were seized in separate drug operations in Maguindanao and this city on Friday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) has reported.
Anthony …Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is still assessing the quarantine classification that will be implemented in Metro Manila and its four nearby provinces after Sunday, April 11.
Malacañang announced on Saturday that “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is weighing the pros and cons before making his …Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has welcomed the action of the Tawi-Tawi provincial government that declared the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits persona non grata in the province.
Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., Westmincom chief, said Saturday the persona non grata declaration, …Read More
MANILA – The Philippines will hold its FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers (ACQ) third window bubble starting mid-June.
In a statement on Friday night, FIBA said all the games of the Philippine bubble would happen on June 16-20.
Initially scheduled for March, the Philippines had been …Read More
CEBU CITY – A Cabinet official on Saturday belied allegations that healthcare workers (HCWs) from Cebu were “forced” to go to the National Capital Region Plus (NCR Plus) to assist hospitals amid rising Covid-19 cases.
Undersecretary Anthony Gerard Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential …Read More
MANILA – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has intensified its capacity building for its personnel and assets in safeguarding Philippine waters through Task Force Pagsasanay.
Task Force Pagsasanay, activated on April 6, shall conduct training on navigation along restricted waterways, offshore, and in less charted …Read More
MANILA – Trust the science, the system, the plan.
This was the message of TV host and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Daphne Oseña-Paez after getting her first dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine CoronaVac, as one of the many people with comorbidities in the …Read More
MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año will return to work next week after going on a three-month medical leave, an official said Friday.
“Nagpa-extend lang siya until April 15. He is okay now bagama’t siguro para hindi mabigla, …Read More
MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday paid tribute to the heroism of Filipino front-liners in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as the country commemorates “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor).
This, as he lauded the sacrifices, bravery, and …Read More
MANILA – An additional 2,000 informal sector workers and those who have been displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic will be hired through the government’s emergency employment program, a labor official said on Friday.
Lawyer Ma. Karina Trayvilla, director of the Bureau of …Read More
MANILA – The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) will start a social protection program for adolescents with unintended pregnancies.
The program, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), is eyed for launch by the third quarter of 2021, PopCom chief …Read More
AGNO, Pangasinan – The provincial government of Pangasinan and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) have launched an artificial reef project to provide livelihood opportunities to fisherfolk in this town.
The project, a component activity of the Abig Pangasinan socio-economic recovery program of …Read More
MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) has expressed its interest to acquire the newly-decommissioned Cyclone-class patrol vessels of the United States (US) Navy.
“The PN has manifested its interest in the decommissioned Cyclone-class patrol vessels (CCPVs) of the US Navy as a stop-gap to the …Read More
TUGUEGARAO CITY – Devotees flocking to the famous Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat in Piat town, Cagayan province would have to shelve their plans to visit as the church is placed under lockdown after a church organist died and a parish priest caught …Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended his condolences to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II following the passing of her husband, Prince Philip.
“On behalf of the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his deep condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the …Read More
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Talisay won the inaugural game of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup in style, routing Tubigon 104-66 at the Alcantara Civic Center here Friday night.
The Aquastars set up the blowout with a 10-2 run late in the first quarter that opened …Read More
MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) has infiltrated a number of government offices through the different employees union under the umbrella of the Confederation for Unity Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE).
In a virtual press conference …Read More
MANILA – Filipino former mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Stephen Loman will not be seeing action at ONE on TNT 3.
ONE Championship announced on Thursday that Troy Worthen has replaced the Team Lakay standout as John Lineker’s opponent in the headliner for the fight …Read More
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and US State Secretary Antony Blinken on Friday discussed the two nations’ concerns over the continued presence of Chinese vessels at the West Philippine Sea, including the Julian Felipe Reef.
In a readout, the State Department said …Read More
ZAMBOANGA CITY – A program geared to minimize, if not eradicate, loose firearms in Basilan province, will get going following the signing of the deal on Thursday.
The Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) was finalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among military, provincial, …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced on Thursday nine research and development (R&D) projects on artificial intelligence (AI), and turned over high-performance computing machines (HPCs) to each project proponent.
In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, Philippine Council for Industry, …Read More
MANILA – Anti-communist groups said it is the mandate of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) to warn the public against national security threats.
In a joint statement Thursday, the League of Parents of the Philippines (LPP), Liga Independencia Pilipinas (LIPI), Melchora Women’s Partylist, Youth …Read More
MANILA – Over PHP35 billion has been collected from duties and taxes under the Fuel Marking Program during the first quarter of the year, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) reported on Friday.
In a statement, the bureau said it earned a total of PHP35.84 billion …Read More
MANILA – Anti-communist groups said no one should be blamed for identifying organizations linked to communist terrorist groups saying Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairperson, Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, himself disclosed to the public everything about their allies.
In a joint statement Friday, …Read More
MANILA – National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Director-General Alex Paul Monteagudo on Thursday claimed they are merely telling the truth when they said that the union of Senate employees is being controlled by front organizations of communist terrorists.
Monteagudo was referring to the “Sandigan ng …Read More
MANILA – An official of the Church-run Radio Veritas on Friday has warned the public against unscrupulous individuals who are using the name of the radio station to collect money from unsuspecting victims.
Fr. Roy Bellen, Radio Veritas vice president for operations, said the public …Read More
MANILA – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) must adopt a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea where all parties, including China, shall accept restraints, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Friday.
Locsin issued the statement after two …Read More
MANILA – State deposit insurer Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) has built up its deposit insurance fund (DIF) to PHP216.85 billion as of the fourth quarter of 2020, and settled 100 percent of the 7,072 valid deposit insurance claims within its target turnaround time (TAT) …Read More
PILAR, Bataan – Governor Albert Garcia has urged the public to draw lessons from the experiences of the brave Filipino soldiers who sacrificed their lives to uphold the country’s freedom and sovereignty.
In his virtual message during the 79th anniversary of Araw ng Kagitingan Friday, …Read More
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Local officials here honored on Friday the medical workers and other front-liners during the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan.
Mayor Edwin Santiago said aside from remembering the deeds of the Filipino heroes, this year’s celebration also served as …Read More
LEGAZPI CITY – Government troops recently thwarted a possible attack of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) after seizing 53 anti-personnel mines in Barangay Del Carmen, Lagonoy, Camarines Sur.
Capt. John Paul Belleza, 9th Infantry Division spokesperson, said residents reported the presence of a CTG, prompting …Read More
MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Friday has directed the military the investigate reports that a Filipino vessel carrying a news team of local media network ABS-CBN was chased by two Chinese missile boats off the West Philippine Sea.
“The Defense Department …Read More
MANILA – The House of Representatives in the 18th Congress had more production than the previous one in terms of total measures approved and bills processed even amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said on Thursday.
During the Abogadong Dabawenyo …Read More
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Likened to an umbilical cord that gives sustenance to an unborn child, Cordillerans regard their land as a link that defines their ancestry and brings them life.
“We inherited this land, it is really ours which our parents gave to us,” …Read More
MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will launch a nationwide exercise campaign called the Zumbarangay Pilipinas with an original Filipino workout song “Igalaw Galaw Ating Katawan” on Saturday (April 10).
“Once we get motivated to move our bodies, exercising can make a big difference; …Read More
DAVAO CITY – The Island Garden City of Samal and Davao City have started with Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or National ID.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Davao del Norte spearheaded the registration held at the Samal City gymnasium …Read More
MANILA – The sufferings and deaths during the Holocaust serve as a grim reminder for everyone that there is no room for prejudice, injustice, antisemitism, and racism, Israel Ambassador Rafael Harpaz said Thursday as the world honors the 6 million Jews who died under the …Read More
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – A total of 19 former rebels (FRs) in two provinces of Panay received Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG) on Thursday under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Marielle F. Escal, the program’s …Read More
TACLOBAN CITY – Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City on Wednesday formally announced the plan of his wife, Leyte Rep. Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez (4th district), to run as the city’s chief executive next year after serving as a lawmaker for over a decade.
The actor …Read More
CEBU CITY – The military and the police in Central Visayas have heightened their vigilance to quell possible attacks from the New People’s Army (NPA) following the death of 10 communist terrorists in an encounter in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental last month.
Anticipating the NPA’s …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ)-led Task Force Against Corruption (TFAC) has referred some complaints it received to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Some cases, meanwhile, have been elevated to the Office of the Ombudsman.
“Some major complaints are quietly being investigated by …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has warned about indiscriminately disposing of turtles commonly called “red-eared sliders”, which people raise as pets.
Such turtles are actually invasive alien species (IAS) that threaten the environment and health, noted DENR-National Capital Region (NCR) …Read More
MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said oral arguments on the petitions questioning Republic Act 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), will resume a fortnight after the lifting of the quarantine period in the National Capital Region (NCR).
SC Clerk of Court Marife …Read More
MANILA – Officials on Thursday warned the public against fake solicitations by persons claiming to be senior Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials.
In a public advisory, the Bucor said: “There are certain individuals impersonating BuCor senior officers, personally calling BuCor partners or suppliers seeking for …Read More
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday paid tribute to the late press secretary and veteran journalist Crispulo Julio “Jun” Icban Jr.
“Tayo po ay nakikiramay sa pagpanaw ng isang kapwa nating mamahayag, ang journalist at isa ring alumnus ng Unibersidad ng …Read More
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel on Thursday said he saw nothing wrong with the holding of ribbon-cutting ceremonies that come with the opening of new Covid-19 facilities, stressing the need to show the public government efforts being done to address the prevailing health crisis.…Read More
MANILA – Monetary authorities are optimistic that banks will be encouraged to deploy more automated teller machines (ATMs) after the latter were allowed some leeway on fees instead of just having a fixed share on the fees.
Under the acquirer-based fee charging (ABFC), which took …Read More