Marcos: We’ve found a solution to bring down rice prices

Jean Mangaluz 05/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. revealed an alternative plan on Thursday to lower rice prices amid calls to amend the Rice Tariffication Law. (RTL). “Well, I don’t want to preempt the bicameral committee but…

LTO: No more backlog for driver’s license cards, car plates by July 1

Jean Mangaluz 05/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will no longer have any backlog for plastic driver’s license cards and vehicle plates by July 1, its chief assured the public on Tuesday. LTO Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza…

LTO told to address motorcycle license plate backlog by June 2025

Jean Mangaluz 05/14/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday ordered the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to finish distributing motorcycle plates by June 2025. According to the Palace, there is still a backlog of 11.4 million motorcycle license plates from…

Marcos laughs off ‘leaked’ PDEA report vs him, Maricel Soriano

Jean Mangaluz 05/06/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday merely laughed off drug use allegations hurled against him and actress Maricel Soriano, as claimed by a document purportedly leaked by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Alleged PDEA…

Marcos: We have no intention to attack anyone with water cannon

Jean Mangaluz 05/06/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday thumbed down proposals of putting water cannons on Philippine vessels patrolling the West Philippine Sea. Asked in an ambush interview in Pasay City about his reaction to such…

El Niño causes P4 billion agriculture losses

Jean Mangaluz 04/25/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The El Niño weather pattern has led to around P4 billion in losses for agriculture, a government official announced on Wednesday. Joey Villarama, a spokesperson for the El Niño Task Force, stated that this…

Bongbong Marcos feels ‘lucky’ to have a ‘very protective’ wife

Jean Mangaluz 04/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called himself a “lucky husband” for having a “very protective” wife, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos. Araneta-Marcos slammed Vice President Sara Duterte over the latter’s behavior during a January rally in…

Marcos declares April 10 a regular holiday in view of Eid’l Fitr

Jean Mangaluz 04/07/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Palace declared Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadhan, on Wednesday next week (April 10) a holiday. The Palace released to the media Proclamation No. 514 that contained the declaration. “Now, therefore, I,…

P49.8B allocated for allowance of 4 million poor senior citizens

Jean Mangaluz 04/06/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management announced on Friday that the government allocated P49.8 billion to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for an increased monthly allowance for four million poor senior…

Marcos to new PNP chief Marbil: Address terrorism, cybercrime

Jean Mangaluz 04/01/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday directed newly appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Major General Rommel Francisco Marbil to help the government address emerging threats to the country’s peace and order. During a…

China: PH is ‘straying down a dangerous path’

Jean Mangaluz 03/28/2024

MANILA, Philippines — China continued to blame the Philippines and its ally, the United States, for the continued tensions in the disputed West Philippine Sea. In a statement on Thursday, Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Wu…

PBMM assures Teves will face charges in PH

Jean Mangaluz 03/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. swore Friday that former congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr. be brought to justice in the Philippines. In a post on X, Marcos commended the arrest of Teves, who was arrested Thursday…

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