Over one million Filipinos get P3-B aid on Saturday

05/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, alongside President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., launched the Ayuda sa Kapos ang Kita Program (AKAP) on Saturday, an initiative that will distribute P3 billion in cash aid to more…

House divorce bill moves; no action from Senate

05/19/2024

The ball is now in the Senate’s court to pass their own version of the divorce bill, opposition lawmakers said, as they themselves hoped for a speedy third reading for the bill before the 19th Congress ends its second…

Manila cop goes viral for caring for stray dogs

Faith Argosino 05/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A police officer at the Manila Police Station (PS) 11 in Binondo has captured the hearts of netizens after a TikTok video showed him taking care of stray dogs at his workstation. In the video posted…

DILG recommends preventive suspension of Bamban Mayor Alice Guo

Faith Argosino 05/18/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is recommending that Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo be preventively suspended after its task force uncovered “troubling findings of serious illegal acts which may have severe…

Bamban Mayor Alice Guo must be probed, says President Marcos

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 05/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Questions on how Bamban Mayor Alice Guo was elected has been raised by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. President Marcos noted that local leaders did not know her. “Kilala ko lahat ng mga taga-Tarlac na…

Pagasa: 37 areas to experience 42°C to 45°C heat index on May 17

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 05/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty seven areas nationwide are expected to experience a heat index of 42 to 45 degrees Celsius on Friday, May 17. Dagupan City in Pangasinan; Sangley Point, Cavite; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; and Zamboanga…

Unconsolidated PUVs will be apprehended starting May 16 — LTFRB

Adrian Parungao - @inquirerdotnet 05/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Thursday, May 16, unconsolidated public utility vehicles (PUVs) will be apprehended.  This is according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Documents of PUVs, which should be displayed on the dashboards…

House wants parallel investigation of Bamban mayor Alice Guo

Krixia Subingsubing 05/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines — House lawmakers are eyeing a parallel investigation of Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo, who is being investigated by the Senate over allegations she may be a Chinese asset who has infiltrated the government by…

DBM’s Pangandaman approves creation of over 4,000 positions for 4Ps

Antonio Iñares 05/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Budget Secretary Amenah “Mina” F. Pangandaman has approved the creation of 4,265 positions across various Field Offices of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to support the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang…

SOGIESC bill reaches House plenary discussion after almost a year

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 05/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines—The proposed Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Equality Act has reached the House of Representatives’ plenary discussions, nearly a year after it was approved at the committee level. During the session on Tuesday,…

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…

Bamban mayor Alice Guo says she spent just P134,000 in 2022 campaign

Marlon Ramos 05/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — How far can P134,000 go? For Alice Guo, this was enough to win the mayoralty of Bamban, a second-class municipality in Tarlac which she claims is her hometown. Based on her statement of contributions…

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