Lotto 6/58: Lone bettor bags P175 million jackpot prize

Luisa Cabato 03/02/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A lone bettor bagged the P175 million jackpot prize of Ultra Lotto 6/58 from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Friday evening draw. The winning combination for Ultra Lotto was 04-07-57-05-54-47, with a jackpot…

MGB Exec: Davao de Oro town landslide due to natural causes

Luisa Cabato 02/11/2024

MANILA, Philippines —  The landslide in a Davao de Oro town mining village that left 27 people dead and 100 others missing was due to natural causes, an official from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)  disclosed…

Marcos tells Fil-Chinese community to reflect on past accomplishments

Luisa Cabato 02/10/2024

MANILA, Philippines —  President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recognized the “heritage of the dragon” as the country marked the Chinese New Year on Saturday. In a message to the Filipino-Chinese community, Marcos encouraged reflection on the past year’s…

Marcos wants ‘strategy’ to address brain drain

Luisa Cabato 02/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — In response to the persistent issue of brain drain in the country, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the development of a strategy aimed at persuading graduates to remain in the Philippines and contribute…

PAL stops elderly Fil-Am with COPD from flying sans oxygen tank

Luisa Cabato 01/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines  stopped an elderly Filipino-American woman from flying back to the United States due to her medical condition, a US media report said. Jovita Domingo, 86, was not allowed to board…

PUV drivers, operators told to take advantage of consolidation deadline extension

Luisa Cabato 01/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators are encouraged to “take advantage” of the three-month extension to the consolidation deadline granted by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. This extension allows them to form or…

PUV consolidation deadline gets another 3 months extension

Luisa Cabato 01/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has extended the deadline for the consolidation of public utility vehicles (PUV) to April 30, 2024. “President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved Transport Secretary Jaime J. Bautista’s recommendation, granting an…

DepEd urged: Let SY 2024-2025 return to old school calendar

Luisa Cabato 01/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) should revert School Year 2024-2025 to the old school calendar, a House legislator said Saturday. Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the return to a June-March school…

Restricting minors’ access to vape pushed

Luisa Cabato 01/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Teodoro “Ted” Herbosa on Tuesday called for stricter enforcement of regulations to prevent minors from accessing tobacco products, especially vape. Herbosa cited that while minors are not legally allowed to purchase such…

PhilHealth members’ contribution rises to 5% in 2024

Luisa Cabato 01/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) members will see a premium contribution hike from four to five percent this year. The increase is in line with the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, according to PhilHealth…

Pagasa: Adverse weather conditions expected today due to amihan, easterlies

Luisa Cabato 01/05/2024

  MANILA, Philippines — Most areas in the Philippines are expected to experience adverse weather conditions on Friday due to three weather systems, as reported by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The northeast…

Priest in Baguio among stray bullet victims on New Year’s Day

Luisa Cabato 01/03/2024

MANILA, Philippines — An elderly priest from Baguio City was wounded after being hit by a stray bullet during the New Year’s Day celebration, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Wednesday. The 60-year-old…

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