PNP won’t renew operating license of security agencies with high-powered guns

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) warned on Thursday that it will not allow the renewal of licenses of security agencies that will not surrender high-powered firearms being used by its security guards. Brig. Gen.…

Swine fever fears prompt strict checks on pig farms, pork

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered strict certification of live animals and processed pork products that are to be moved and traded across the country as fears rise that  African swine fever has…

Dela Rosa: Mayor convicted of rape, murder ‘deserves second chance’

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Former Mayor Antonio Sanchez of Calauan town in Laguna “deserves a second chance,” Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, a former chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), said on Wednesday. Dela Rosa said this…

LOOK: Hues of yellow adorn commemoration of Ninoy Aquino’s 36th death anniversary

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Clad in different hues of yellow, former government leaders, relatives and friends of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., commemorated his 36th death anniversary on Wednesday. Former Senators Bam Aquino and Antonio Trillanes…

DA says no outbreak of African swine fever in Philippines

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Wednesday there is no outbreak of African swine fever in the country, after confirming that there have been incidents of hog mortality in some areas. In a press…

Duterte: Be like Ninoy; Serve with honor, integrity, purpose

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said the sacrifices of  former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. continue to ignite the spirit of heroism among Filipinos as the nation commemorates his 36th death anniversary. In his…

‘All gender restrooms’ being set up in seaport terminals — PPA

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Tuesday said it is setting up “all gender restrooms” in its seaport terminals and offices in the country in a move to promote gender inclusivity. PPA General Manager…

Only 12 of PH towns, cities have complied with local speed limit

08/20/2019

CEBU CITY –– Only 12 out of the thousands of cities and municipalities in the Philippines complied with a national government memorandum to enact local speed limit ordinances in their areas of jurisdiction, a non-government organization said.…

Know your next chief justice: Four candidates vie for SC top post

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines–Who will be the next Chief Justice? So far, there are four  Supreme Court justices vying for the top position that will become vacant upon the retirement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Oct. 18. Associate…

Leonen says no to automatic nomination as SC chief justice

08/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his nomination for the Chief Justice post. “I would like to confirm that Justice Marvic Leonen has declined his automatic nomination as Chief Justice of the…

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