UP professor arrested for ‘violating’ SSS law

Abby Boiser 02/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The arrest of a university professor for an alleged labor violation drew outrage in her own community, which cited an accord with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) restricting police presence…

DOT backs move for long weekends to supercharge domestic travel

Jean Mangaluz 01/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco on Thursday backed a proposal to extend holidays and weekends. Senator Raffy Tulfo filed Senate Bill No. 1651, seeking to extend weekends to promote the growth of local tourism. “In…

NPA admits burning 5 sugarcane trucks in Negros Occidental

Carla Gomez 12/28/2022

BACOLOD CITY — The New People’s Army (NPA) claimed responsibility for the burning of five sugarcane trucks in Toboso town, Negros Occidental on Monday, December 26. In a statement on Tuesday, December 27, Cecil Estrella, spokesperson of…

High prices discourage vendors to sell red onions

Leo Udtohan 12/28/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY — Tita Teves-Maldora has stopped selling red onions at her stall at the Cogon Public Market here. The high price forced her and some vendors to stop selling red onions for two weeks. “It’s really…

Tech issues mar first day of SIM card registration

Tyrone Jasper Piad 12/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines – Mobile subscribers are reportedly dealing with technical difficulties during the first day of SIM (subscriber identity module) card registration. “Due to the high volume of registrants, some subscribers may experience difficulty accessing the SIM…

Bill seeks 13th-month pay for contractual workers

Marlon Ramos 12/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Contractual state workers, who comprise more than one-fourth of the nearly 2.5 million government employees, should receive 13th-month pay just like other civil servants, according to Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. Revilla, chair of the…

Aklan Provincial Board opposes international flights at Boracay Airport

Joey Marzan 12/20/2022

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — The provincial board of Aklan has opposed moves to allow the entry of international flights into Boracay Airport in Malay town, the jump-off point to the resort island of Boracay. According to…

Marcos backs Maharlika fund: ‘We need added investment’

Nestor Corrales 12/12/2022

BRUSSELS — For the first time, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has publicly expressed support for the controversial Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) that seeks to establish a P275 billion sovereign wealth fund. Speaking to reporters aboard PR001 en…

PDEA district chief, 2 other agents nabbed; P9.1M worth of shabu seized in Taguig drug sting

Daphne Galvez 12/07/2022

  MANILA, Philippines — A district office chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and two other agents have been arrested in a buy-bust operation in Taguig City. In a police report on Wednesday, the National…

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…

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