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PNP ON HIGH ALERT VS REDS NATIONWIDE OFFENSIVE

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) is on high alert as the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) threatened to[...]

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PH WAR VETS TO GET 300% HIKE IN PENSION NEXT YEAR

December 13, 2018 - 6:45 PM

MANILA — The 300-percent increase in the monthly old-age pension of Filipino senior war veterans was transmitted to Malacañang last Nov. 26 and is just awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. In all likelihood, it will be implemented early next year, providing the more than 6,000 Filipino World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans a total […]

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PUBLIC WARNED OF ‘COLORUM’ MOTOR BANCAS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 13, 2018 - 6:43 PM

MANILA — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday warned passengers to avoid patronizing “fly by night” or “colorum” (unregistered) motor bancas during the Christmas season. In a statement, PCG Commandant Elson Hermogino said riding on “colorum” motor bancas endangers passengers’ lives and security because they are not complying with maritime safety standards set by the […]

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PDEA: NO PROOF LINKING LAPEÑA TO MULTI-BILLION SHABU HAUL

December 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

MANILA – There is no evidence that former Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña was involved in the PHP6.8-billion shabu shipment that slipped into the country through the industrial magnetic lifters, the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Thursday. “We haven’t seen any evidence that will link former commissioner Lapeña sa mga kaso(to the cases). And […]

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MAUTE MEMBER NABBED IN CALOOCAN

December 13, 2018 - 6:38 PM

MANILA — Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-National Capital Region arrested a member of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group on Wednesday. In a statement Thursday, Supt. Arnold Thomas Ibay, Regional Chief of the CIDG Regional Field Unit (RFU), identified the suspect as Jomar Labay a.k.a. “Jumar Ibrahim”, who was arrested along Phase 9 […]

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HOUSE PANEL TO PROBE ‘BUDGET ANOMALIES’ IN JAN

December 13, 2018 - 6:37 PM

MANILA — The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday. Andaya said his panel will also probe CT Leoncio Construction and Trading, the suspected favored contractor that […]

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GO, ANDANAR LAUD PALACE REPORTERS’ DEDICATION IN COVERING PRRD

December 13, 2018 - 6:35 PM

MANILA – Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher ‘Bong’ Go and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar have commended Malacañang reporters for their hard work and dedication in covering President Rodrigo Duterte. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa inyo for covering the President at sa pagbabalita ng totoo. (I would like to thank you for covering the President and for […]

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RECTO CONCERNED OVER DILG ‘SAFE PHILIPPINES’ PROJECT

December 13, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Is the Philippines’ cyber security at risk with the decision of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to put up the P20 billion Safe Philippines that calls of the setting up of 12,000 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras in Metro Manila and Davao City? Senator Ralph Recto expressed concern over the DILG’s project during the […]

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LTFRB ORDERS APPREHENSION OF ANGKAS BIKERS

December 13, 2018 - 5:57 PM

MANILA — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday ordered the apprehension of bikers of motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas following a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by Supreme Court suspending its operations. LTFRB Board Resolution No. 095 directed its law enforcement unit and other traffic enforcement agencies to apprehend and impound the motorcycles of […]

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GOV’T TO PROVIDE SKILLS TRAINING TO PUV DRIVERS, OPERATORS

December 13, 2018 - 5:53 PM

MANILA — Drivers and operators, who will be affected by the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), will be provided skills and livelihood training programs through a partnership between the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA). In a statement on Wednesday, the DOTr said it has signed a Memorandum […]

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HOUSE URGES DUTERTE TO RECONSIDER DIOKNO’S APPOINTMENT

December 13, 2018 - 5:48 PM

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider the appointment of Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno. The chamber adopted House Resolution 2365 after it conducted a question hour on Tuesday with the DBM chief, to seek clarification regarding the issues hounding the proposed 2019 […]

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SENATORS SEE PASSAGE OF 2019 BUDGET IN JAN

December 13, 2018 - 5:45 PM

MANILA — Senate leaders on Wednesday said the proposed 2019 national budget could not be passed within the year even if President Rodrigo Duterte calls for special sessions. “Even if we are called to a special session next week, we don’t have enough time for amendments and more so for a bicam,” Senate President Vicente Sotto […]

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PCUP CITES GAINS OF AGENCY’S TRANSFER TO DSWD

December 13, 2018 - 5:42 PM

MANILA – Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) chairman Alvin Feliciano welcomed the benefits of President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to transfer the agency’s supervision from the Office of the Cabinet Secretary to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday, Feliciano said the transfer […]

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TAGUIG CITY PUBLIC LIB ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE IN PH

December 13, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Taguig City’s effort to ignite kids’ interest in reading earned the city’s public library the Most Innovative Library and Information Services award from the National Library of the Philippines and the National Committee on Library and Information Services of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.   The award, which was accepted by Taguig […]

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NAVOTAS GAUBS 289 NEW SKILLED WORKERS

December 13, 2018 - 3:59 PM

NAVOTAS CITY – Navotas City now has 289 new skilled workers after they finished their studies at the Navotas Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute. Some 189 graduates of the NAVOTAAS Institute Scholarship Program were funded by the local government while 100 others were under the umbrella of the Training for Work Scholarship Program of Technical […]

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MARIKINA EASES PROCESS FOR ISSUING BUSINESS LICENSE

December 13, 2018 - 3:57 PM

MARIKINA CITY – The Marikina City council approved a decree aimed at streamlining the process for obtaining business license in the city effective next year. This, as the local government signed Ordinance No. 049 which now includes barangay clearance fee in its billing for securing a business permit. “To effect the one-time assessment of fees […]

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MALABON LIGHTS UP CITY HALL FOR CHRISTMAS

December 13, 2018 - 3:56 PM

MALABON CITY – To make Yuletide celebrations more animated, the Malabon City government lighted its 11-storey city hall in a simple yet festive program at Rizal Ave Ext., affront said building.   During the event, the Malabon Community Band, Sons and Daughters of Mary Choir, Tanghalang Bagong Sibol and the illustrious singing band dubbed as […]

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