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BOC blames local forwarders for criticism against new balikbayan box regulation

MANILA, Philippines  —The new regulation of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on balikbayan boxes drew flak on social media. The controversial regulation requires senders to detail the contents of their...

Special joint session likely to focus on length of martial law extension – Senators

Posted on: Friday, July 21st, 2017

Some senators have expressed reservations on the issue of a five-month extension or up to the end of the year for the declaration of martial law. Senator Joel Villanueva said...

Environmental groups: PRRD failed to address environmental issues

Posted on: Friday, July 21st, 2017

MANILA,Philippines — Some environmental groups will join the big rally to be staged alongside the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. These include Green Thumb...

PWDs undergo earthquake and disaster simulation drill

Posted on: Friday, July 21st, 2017

After the Metro Manila shake drill last week, the earthquake readiness of persons with disabilities (PWD) in San Juan City was tested on Thursday. The drill was organized by Persons...

DA temporarily bans importation of beef and chicken from Brazil

Posted on: Friday, July 21st, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) wants to make sure that beef and chicken meat from Brazil are safe from harmful bacteria. Thus the department ordered a temporary...

SolGen to move for cancellation of bail bonds of NDFP consultants

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) will move for the cancellation of the bail bonds posted by the consultants of the National Democratic Front of the...

AFP agrees with Duterte’s decision to halt peace talks with NPA

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — “The armed forces have been supporting, are supporting and will continue to support the president,” Armed Forces of the Philippines-Public Affairs Office (AFP-PAO) Chief, Col. Edgard Arevalo...

Malacañang appeals for due process in US Congress probe on drug war

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has appealed for due process from US Congress as it sets to hear the alleged extrajudicial killings caused by President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. The...

Villar is richest member of Duterte Cabinet

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar is the richest Cabinet member of President Rodrigo Duterte with a net worth of P1.409 billion. Next are Finance Secretary...

Philippines ranks 5th in highest number of terror attacks in 2016

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 104 countries had been attacked by terrorists groups in 2016. Among the top five nations with most number of terrorist attacks recorded last year...

Malacañang issues list of regular and special holidays for year 2018

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Malacañang has released the list of regular and special non-working holidays for year 2018 through Proclamation no. 269. Based on the proclamation, there are 10 regular holidays and eight special...

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P12-15M worth of shabu from Mexico seized in Pasay City

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

  MANILA, Philippines — Operatives of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group ((NAIA-IADITG) have seized about P12 million to P15 million worth of “shabu” at...

AFP calls on the public to observe the concept of “shared responsibility” in security

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr. said the public has to remain alert, and vigilant of their surroundings to ensure their...

DOLE insists that OFW ID card or iDOLE is free

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

KSA overseas Filipino workers (OFW) advocate John Leonard Monterona was surprised when he applied for an OFW ID card in iDOLE.ph website last July 14. It showed that he has...

MMDA orders closure of several bus terminals in Cubao, Quezon City due to lack of permit

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The RORO Bus Transport Terminal along Cubao main avenue in Quezon City can no longer operate starting Wednesday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the local...

PRRD details reasons for martial law extension in a letter to Congress

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives formally received on Tuesday the eight-page letter of President Rodrigo Duterte where he presented his reasons to propose for a five-month extension of...

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