THE EcoWaste Coalition has warned the public anew against using skin whitening lotions that may contain high concentrations of mercury, a hazardous chemical banned in cosmetic product formulations.
THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said on Tuesday it has once again been lauded for promoting transparency and accountability, marking its sixth consecutive win at the 2023 Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards.
IN a bid to address the longstanding challenges faced by civilian or non-uniformed personnel (NUP) in the military and various uniformed agencies, a senior lawmaker has proposed a comprehensive human resources development program (HRDP).
THE Commission on Elections destroyed on Tuesday about 4 million unused and rejected ballots from the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) at the National Printing Office.
THE Philippines and Vietnam are looking to enhance the interoperability of their militaries aside from beefing up their maritime capabilities following the first time meeting of their defense ministers last November 16.
FOLLOWING the latest hijacking incident involving Filipino seafarers in the Red Sea during the weekend, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said it is now studying the possibility of declaring certain areas in the Red Sea as high-risk zones.
THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on all dioceses, archdioceses, and all the faithful to join them in the Red Wednesday campaign.
THE House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approval the proposed Contraband Detection and Control System Act, which aims to eliminate excuses for jail guards, wardens, and custodial officers involved in the smuggling of contraband, such as mobile phones, illegal drugs, guns, knives, and more, within detention facilities nationwide.
BUTTON cell batteries power household, office, school, and personal products. Curious children, however, see them like yummy little candies or chocolates and may decide to pick them up and swallow them without warning.
SOLICITOR General Menardo Guevarra on Monday maintained that his handling of the drug cases against former senator Leila de Lima during his term as justice secretary was consistent with the law.
AS Filipinos marked on November 27 the 91st birth anniversary of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., former deputy speaker and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza has reminded the public of the indelible mark he left on the nation.
LEADERS of the House Committee on Human Rights said on Sunday that allowing the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate will not jeopardize national sovereignty but rather will signify transparency and benefit the Philippine government, even as the government continues to consider the possibility of re-entering the ICC and the lower house will continue to hear resolutions for ICC entry into the country.
TEN newly-elected officials of the EMBO barangays placed by the Supreme Court under the jurisdiction of Taguig, together with new Sangguniang Kabataang (SK) officials, have opted to join the mass oath-taking ceremonies officiated by Mayor Abigail Binay at Makati City Hall.
POLL technology company Smartmatic Tim Corp. urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to junk a petition seeking to disqualify them from joining the bidding process for the 2025 automated elections.
CUTE and cuddly, toys are flooding the market. They are on store shelves and peddled along sidewalks.
PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos welcomed over 1,700 children from select shelters and orphan care centers at the Malacañang grounds on Sunday as they led the “Balik Sigla, Bigay Saya” gift-giving day, simultaneously held in 300 satellite centers to over 17,000 children nationwide.
SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, underscored the importance of dedicating resources to health infrastructure especially in communities to bring medical services closer to the people as he attended the inauguration of a Super Health Center in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, on Friday, November 24.
THE House of Representatives (HOR) is taking the lead in passing legislation that will ensure that the country’s adoption of digital technologies is responsive, inclusive, and forward-thinking as the House has long recognized the power of digitalization to transform the nation.
On Thursday, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla announced his intention to meet with Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin to discuss the Executive Department’s policy direction regarding the call from certain House of Representatives members for government cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into the Duterte administration’s illegal-drug war campaign.
With its steadfast contribution in the promotion of voluntary blood donation, SM Malls in Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte were among the partners given acknowledgement during this year’s Philippine Red Cross-Bulacan Chapter Blood Donors and Partners Recognition recently held at the KB Gymnasium, Bulacan Provincial Capitol in Malolos City.
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor)’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program has received recognition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) for achieving a high mediation success rate.
FIRST-TERM Senator Bato dela Rosa is keen on joining his ex-boss in the Senate. He vowed to support a possible senatorial bid of former President Rodrigo Duterte if the latter pushes through his declared plan to break his political retirement amid what he deems a pattern of harassment against his daughter, Vice President Sara Duterte.
A SENATE inquiry, presided by Sen. Jinggoy Estrada as chairman of the Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development, on Wednesday tackled the current state of enforcing judicial decisions in brewing labor disputes.
THE provincial government of Eastern Samar will play a key role in the interagency monitoring of mining operations to ensure responsible mining in the province.