Trader duped by seniors in ‘Marcos gold’ investment

Abby Boiser 11/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A businessman from Mindanao said he lost over P5 million to a group of people who offered him a cut of P700 million from the sale of over P17-trillion worth of “Marcoses’ gold” allegedly…

‘President’s trips seek to rebrand Marcos in int’l community’

Julie Aurelio 11/22/2022

  MANILA, Philippines – President Marcos’ recent string of trips abroad is an attempt at “rehabilitating and repackaging” his family’s name in front of the international community. A Makabayan lawmaker made this remark a few days after…

Rescued endangered Philippine deer released in Leyte

Robert Dejon 11/17/2022

ORMOC CITY — An endangered Philippine deer (Rusa marianna) which was found with wounds and broken antlers caused by illegal hunting in the forests of Kananga town, Leyte, was released on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Dr. Jose…

PSA cites cases of ‘close matches’ in delayed nat’l ID issuance

Maila Ager 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines —Delays in issuing national ID cards have been blamed on measures adopted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to protect the authenticity of registrants’ information. According to the PSA, instances exist where its personnel has…

Tulfo, Villar clash over farmlands conversion into subdivisions, commercial areas

Beatrice Pinlac 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senators Raffy Tulfo and Cynthia Villar have figured in a verbal exchange over the conversion of farmlands into residential or commercial areas during plenary deliberations on the 2023 budget of the Department of Agriculture…

Ex-US Embassy in PH exec pleads guilty of engaging sexual activity with minors

Zacarian Sarao 10/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A former officer of the US embassy in the Philippines pleaded guilty in engaging an illicit sexual conduct with minors from 2020 to 2021. According to the US Department of Justice in a statement,…

DFA to open 300,000 more passport appointment slots before year ends

Daniza Fernandez 10/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) plans to open at least 300,000 additional passport appointment slots nationwide before 2022 ends. “We have opened more than 803,000 passport appointment slots and we plan to open at least…

Disaster execs ready evacuation plan as Mount Mayon remains restive

Michael B. Jaucian 10/12/2022

LIGAO CITY — The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Bicol and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 have set the preparedness plan in case there would be an escalation in the…

Duterte team calls for revival of mining industry

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter 06/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines –Outgoing President Duterte’s economic team has pushed for the revival of the mining industry—sidelined these past few years by the lack of a fiscal regime as well as policy continuity—to generate more jobs and develop…

NTC to telcos: Warn subscribers vs spam texts, fake job offers

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 05/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has directed telecommunications firms to warn their subscribers against the wave of spam text messages offering spurious job openings.  In a statement on Saturday, NTC urged DITO, Globe and Smart…

Makati court dismisses drug case vs Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Co, 2 others

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 12/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 64 has dismissed the drug trafficking case against Kerwin Espinosa, Wu Tuan Yuan a.k.a. Peter Co, and two others. In a 13-page order dated Dec. 17,…

Netizens urge Apple CEO to send ‘Odette’ donation through OVP

Christia Marie Ramos 12/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Netizens, including celebrity mom Pia Magalona, are urging Apple CEO Tim Cook to send the company’s contribution to the relief efforts for those affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) through…

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