Marcos: PH-US-Japan trilateral meet a result of ‘deepening relations’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/12/2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., United States — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that the trilateral summit between the Philippines, US, and Japan is a result of their strong relations and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. At the start…

US visit: Marcos arrives for PH-Japan-US trilateral meet

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/11/2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., United States —  President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has arrived here for a three-day visit to take part in the first trilateral meeting among the Philippines, Japan, and the US. He arrived Wednesday at 7:53 p.m.…

PhilHealth: Free mammograms, ultrasound for women starting July

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will offer free mammograms and ultrasound for Filipino women starting July. This was announced by House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez after meeting with PhilHealth officials, including its president…

House panel cites Quiboloy for contempt for snubbing SMNI franchise hearings

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder Apollo Quiboloy has been cited for contempt for still refusing to attend the House of Representatives committee on legislative franchises hearing on the Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) issue. Surigao…

Pangilinan, Aquino, Diokno are 2025 senatorial bets says LP’s de Lima

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Former senators Kiko Pangilinan and Bam Aquino, along with human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, are the initial 2025 senatorial bets of Liberal Party (LP). LP spokesperson Leila de Lima announced on Thursday. De Lima,…

House approves bill granting 5-year validity to PRC IDs  

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill making all Professional Identification Cards (PICs) from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) valid for five years. Congress, during a session on…

House subpoenas Quiboloy to panel hearing

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Representative Gus Tambunting of Parañaque 2nd District have jointly issued a subpoena requiring Apollo Quiboloy, the founder and honorary chair of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), to…

Jeepneys seized despite extended consolidation deadline – transport groups

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/31/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Several drivers were flagged, and their traditional jeepneys impounded, despite the government-sanctioned extension of the deadline for consolidation under the modernization program, two transport organizations claimed Wednesday. At the hearing of the House committee…

PCSO admits viral photo of lotto winner edited for security reasons

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/18/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has admitted that the viral photo of a lottery winner, shared on Wednesday, was indeed modified. However, an official emphasized that the alteration was made for security reasons.…

Lagman says public funds being used for Cha-cha drive

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Albay 2nd District Representative Edcel Lagman alleges that funds from the public coffers are being utilized to advocate for charter change (Cha-cha). However, Ako Bicol party-list Representative Elizaldy Co maintains that Lagman is specifically…

Romualdez appeals for extension of PUV modernization program

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines —House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to extend the implementation of the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program until the government addresses the issues faced by jeepney drivers and…

House panel OKs substitute bill to expand aid to teachers, students in private schools

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel has approved a still unnumbered substitute bill that would expand the government assistance given to teachers and students in private schools. During the hearing of the House Committee on…

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