To educate the youth on the importance and actual conduct of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that could enable them to save lives, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA), in coordination with the Municipal Health Office, conducted Wednesday a hands-only CPR training among 600 high school students here.…Read More
The Department of Health-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) on Friday reported that there are now four persons under investigation (PUI) who are under hospital quarantine suspected of being infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV).
In a press briefing, DOH-CAR officer-in-charge, Dr. Amelita Pangilinan said the …Read More
A public secondary school in Pototan, Iloilo on Tuesday became the recipient of a three-storey classroom disaster resilient building donated by an insurance firm.
The PHP5.5-million building was donated by the Insular Foundation in partnership with the Department of Education-Division of Iloilo in support of …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to raise the country's quality of education after the Philippines scored the lowest among 79 countries in reading comprehension in an assessment last year.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte, during the …Read More
While this concept generally means parents should set an example for their children in many aspects of life, it can be the other way around, particularly in terms of caring for the environment.
This was the aim of the Department of Education's (DepEd) Taguig and …Read More
More churches in the Diocese of Dumaguete will be receiving Quick Response (QR) Code markers as part of a digital tourism project of Smart Communications, Inc. in relation to the upcoming quincentennial or 500 years celebration of Christianity in the Philippines.
Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela, …Read More
Two students from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) were named winners of the Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) first nationwide video blog contest for students and young professionals in the country.
Both twenty-year-olds Shannefamel Almazan and Prince Loyd Besorio weaved a story on …Read More
Schools near the Governor Corazon Legaspi-Cabagnot Memorial Training Center where 11 Chinese nationals are quarantined for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) suspended classes as ordered by the local chief executive of Kalibo, Aklan.
Kalibo Mayor Emerson Lachica issued on Wednesday Executive Order No. …Read More
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said his office has been directed to include the implications of the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the United States and the Philippines in their study.
"We have just been instructed today to expand …Read More
The Department of Health (DOH) regional office here expects to get the results Wednesday of the initial test of specimen samples taken from an American citizen who has been quarantined in a hospital here for manifesting symptoms similar to novel coronavirus (2019nCoV).
On Monday, the …Read More
The provincial government of South Cotabato has rehired at least 470 teachers and education workers as support to over 200 public schools in parts of the province.
South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo said Monday they renewed the contracts of the public school workers for this …Read More
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday lowered the status of the Taal Volcano to Alert Level 3 from Alert Level 4.
In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Taal Volcano now has "decreased tendency …Read More
MANILA The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Saturday said it has completed the study on the procedure for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the United States and the Philippines and will formally present it to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (January …Read More
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday reported an increase in the amount of steam being released by Taal Volcano in Batangas after having weak and moderate steam emissions for the past three days.
Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said the increase in …Read More
Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday said public school teachers in the 14-kilometer danger zone of the Taal Volcano would continue to receive their salaries despite not being able to report for duty due to class suspensions.
In a radio interview, Briones stressed that public …Read More
Some PHP105-million worth of school building projects for indigenous peoples were completed in parts of Soccsksargen last year under the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) flagship poverty alleviation program Kalahi-CIDSS.
Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD-Region 12 director, said Tuesday they finished at least 32 …Read More
The national government is suffering losses due to property developer Ayala Land Inc.'s measly payment to the University of the Philippines (UP) for the rental of Technohub property in Diliman, Quezon City, MalacaAang said on Tuesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement, as he …Read More
All military engineering units are ready to build latrines to prevent a possible health disaster in various evacuation centers housing thousands of families severely affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano on Jan. 12.
This, according to newly-appointed Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) chief, Major General …Read More
Motorcycle taxis may soon be declared illegal following the recommendation of the Department of Transportation's Technical Working Group on motorcycle taxis (TWG) to terminate its pilot study on motorcycles as public transportation due to legal impediments.
In an interview before a Senate hearing on the …Read More
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has assisted 37 distressed overseas Filipinos (OFs) who arrived here from Beirut, Lebanon, and Baghdad, Iraq on December 25 last year.
On Thursday, DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said the repatriates were given financial assistance worth PHP3,000 each …Read More
Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Friday called on local governments to spare schools from being used as evacuation centers during calamities.
"Panahon pa ng Mayon, sinasabi na namin na sana iwasan na ang paggamit ng school buildings as evacuation centers para hindi ma-interrupt ang classes. …Read More
Private workers in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) will receive an additional PHP25 increase in their daily wages in two tranches likely starting the end of the month or early February, an official said.
Sisinio Cano, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Region 12 director, said Tuesday the …Read More
A city councilor has proposed the naming of a street after a founder of one of the three bastions of education here.
In a proposed ordinance to the city council this week, Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda wants to name a portion of the Perfecto Street …Read More
A total of 6,891 families or 30,423 persons have so far been affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday.
In its 6 a.m. update on Tuesday signed and released by executive director Ricardo Jalad, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) …Read More
Seven of the biggest elementary and high schools here will be utilized as sleeping quarters for the more than 7,000 athletes and delegates to the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet from Feb. 16-21 in various venues.
Host Baguio's athletes will be billeted at …Read More
A total of 861 classrooms in Eastern Visayas were damaged by Typhoon "Ursula" (Phanfone) which crossed the region on Christmas Eve, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported on Monday.
Based on consolidated reports, 241 classrooms incurred major damages while 571 had minor damages, said Jazmin …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday assured the public that he would sign the draft Executive Order (EO) setting maximum drug retail prices (MDRP) even twice since it would be good for the Filipino people.
Once signed by the President, the EO is expected to cut …Read More
French Navy naval warfare experts, including those specializing in submarine operations, are in the Philippines to help their Filipino counterparts in these military specializations in a four-day engagement which started Monday.
Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas said this …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte is considering regulating the number of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN, the President believes imposing restrictions on POGOs would reduce the high cases of corruption, extortion, and kidnapping linked to the operations of …Read More
The city government here is sending 5,000 food packs to families displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano, the chief of the Task Force Davao (TFD) said Tuesday.
Col. Consolito Yecla, TFD commander, said the goods will be delivered to those who are in evacuation …Read More
English teachers in the country may find employment opportunities in China.
In an advisory on Saturday, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said four tertiary educational institutions (TEIs) in China need English teachers -- the Northwest A&F University, Yancheng Teachers University, Yiwu Industrial & Commercial …Read More
Kaya Iloilo is now looking for a new head coach for the upcoming Philippines Football League season as Noel Marcaida already left the club.
"It is unfortunate that we now have to part ways," Marcaida said in a statement on Thursday night. "I will now …Read More
The Philippines' sovereignty would be put at a disadvantage if the government gives its nod to the communist movement's flawed Comprehensive Agreement on Social Economic Reforms (CASER), Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Friday.
Galvez said there is no need for CASER, as …Read More
National government officials on Friday assured that Baguio City will remain open to everybody while rehabilitation works are being done.
"We will not close Baguio, how can you close it?" Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said during the press conference as part of the city's development …Read More
Telecommunications firms Smart and Globe will temporarily shut down their network services in parts of Metro Manila starting Wednesday for the annual Traslacion or the procession of the Black Nazarene on Thursday.
In an advisory, Smart Communications Inc. announced that the mobile phone services of …Read More
After two years of zero firecracker-related incidents, health advocates are calling on the local government units in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to pass an ordinance that will ban the individual use of firecrackers.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Donnabel Tubera-Panes of the …Read More
Even before reaching the Philippine waters after its commissioning to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang, is all-set for its first-ever mission � to repatriate overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in case hostilities erupt in the Middle East.
BRP Gabriela …Read More
Travel and tourism stakeholders here are now ready to receive the influx of local and foreign tourists who will be joining the celebration of the Sinulog Festival.
Avigael M. Ratcliffe, corporate communications officer of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, said they have projected an increase …Read More
The Philippines is looking at the possibility of chartering two cruise ships to help in the possible repatriation of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East, as tensions continue to escalate between the United States and Iran.
Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana …Read More
The government should closely monitor the prices of basic commodities and products, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Wednesday amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran in the Middle East.
Dapat masusing bantayan ng gobyerno ang magiging paggalaw ng presyo ng iba't ibang bilihin kasunod …Read More
Officials have strongly condemned the murder of this province's former Vice Governor Rolando Recinto.
Recinto, 62, was driving home to Lambayong, this province, coming from this city when shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday along the national highway in Barangay Bilumin.
This is …Read More
Business retailers in three northern municipalities of Antique hit by Typhoon Ursula have been reminded to observe the Automatic Price Ceiling (APC).
The APC was approved by their respective Municipal Price Coordinating Councils (MPCC) with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) …Read More
Surrendering and availing of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) is a better option than battling it out with better trained and equipped government troops, a Department of National Defense (DND) official said Wednesday.
"Returning to the fold of the law is still the …Read More
The mayor here is asking employees of the municipal government to leave their cars at home to ensure that clients renewing permits and paying taxes will have parking spaces.
Let us sacrifice a little for our clients who will pay their taxes and renew their …Read More
No Filipino was hurt in the Iranian missile strike that targeted two military bases in Iraq housing American troops, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary (DFA) Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Wednesday.
"So far, US said no Filipinos found to have been hurt. But search and damage …Read More
The Duterte administration will respect the possible decision of Filipinos to stay in Iraq despite the looming war between the United States (US) and Iran, MalacaAang said on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo admitted that it is impossible to impose mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipino …Read More
The veterans and members of the allied forces who fought to liberate the country during the World War (WW) II will be honored on the 13th Pangasinan Veterans' Day celebration and the commemoration of the 75th Landing of General Douglas McArthur in Lingayen Gulf on …Read More
Filipinos in Iraq should heed the mandatory evacuation order of the government for their own safety, two senators said Wednesday after Iran launched a missile attack on an Iraqi airbase housing US and allied forces.
Nakikiusap po tayo sa ating mga kababayan sa Iraq na …Read More
Passengers and crew of a Ukrainian plane that crashed at Tehran Airport were killed, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
"The passengers and flight crew are deceased," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's consular service said in a statement on Facebook.
Fars news agency reported early …Read More
President Donald Trump said he will be making a statement early Wednesday after Iranian missiles hit Iraqi military bases hosting US troops, adding "all is well".
"All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties and damages …Read More