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Ompong death count rises to 73

The death toll from Typhoon Ompong has risen to 73, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP), even as rescuers continue to search for...

Bulacan court convicts Palparan, 2 others for disappearance of 2 UP coeds...

THE Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Malolos, Bulacan, on Monday sentenced retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito S. Palparan Jr. and two other Army officers...

DepEd to G.S.I.S.: Write off loan interest

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday assured teaching and nonteaching personnel that the department has taken steps to address the problem of undeducted Government Service...

General Santos, Midsayap police chiefs axed

National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde relieved on Monday the chiefs of police of Midsayap, North Cotabato, and General Santos City following...

Govt rejects foreign nun’s request for visa extension

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Sunday it denied the request of 72-year-old Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox to extend her missionary visa in...

Dr. Susy Pineda Mercado, Special Envoy for Global Health Initiatives, honored...

THE Department of Foreign Affairs lauded on Saturday the selection of Dr. Susan P. Mercado, Special Envoy of the President on Global Health Initiatives,...

Stakeholders oppose possible grant of nationwide franchise to RE firm

Industry stakeholders on Thursday vowed to exhaust all available remedies to block House Bill (HB) 8179, which seeks to grant Solar Para sa Bayan...

DOJ says bid to put Trillanes behind bars gains headway

GOVERNMENT prosecutors on Thursday claimed that their bid to put opposition Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV behind bars has gained momentum, following the Supreme Court (SC)...

SC junks Trillanes’s TRO bid on nullification of amnesty

By Joel R. San Juan & Bernadette D. Nicolas THE Supreme Court (SC) has denied the plea of beleaguered opposition Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV for...

House panel: Impeach raps against 7 SC justices ‘insufficient in substance’

THE House of Representatives Committee on Justice on Tuesday dismissed the consolidated impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and six associate justices for...

MMDA personnel return road mishap victim’s bag with $79.5K

AN act worthy of emulation.  Three Road Emergency Group members of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were cited for honesty after returning a sling...

Fortune Life to hold its 8th Values Advocacy Program

THE Values Advocacy Program (VAP) of Fortune Life Insurance Co. is now on its eighth year of promoting “The Value of Hard Work and Discipline”...

Briefs

Western Visayas needs P3.4B to build 17 sanitary landfills The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 (Western Visayas) is proposing the...

IBP: Revocation of Trillanes’s amnesty an ‘attack’ vs Judiciary’s independence

Senator Antonio Trillanes
THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), a national organization of lawyers, has warned that the attempt of the Duterte administration to put opposition Sen....

Government prepares for potential strong typhoon

The Philippine government is ready to assist evacuees following a weather report that a potential strong typhoon is threatening to enter the Philippine area...

Digital land titling in PHL completed by September 

DAVAO CITY—Land titling in the Philippines is expected to migrate to digital form for improved database information and security, even as Land Registration Authority...

AFP set to acquire military hardware from Israel, Jordan

The military will be acquiring a wide array of assets and equipment from Jordan and Israel, including two attack helicopters, Defense Secretary Delfin N....

MWSS’s Velasco assures water-supply sufficiency  

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco underscored the importance of teamwork among various stakeholders and strategic planning to address various...

Congress seeks Comelec OK to reset COC filing dates

Congress has appealed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to reset the period of filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) for the 2019 midterm to...

BOC files criminal charges in unlawful release of shipments at MCT-Phividec

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed criminal charges before the Department of Justice against a dozen individuals allegedly involved in two smuggling schemes...