Clearing of Sulpicio exec in 2008 sea tragedy opposed

Marlon Ramos 12/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a Manila court to overturn its decision absolving an executive of Sulpicio Lines from criminal liabilities in connection with the 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the…

Cagayan de Oro surgeon slain for P150,000 bounty, arrested suspects confess

Jigger J. Jerusalem 12/05/2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – For a P150,000 bounty to be shared by four people, a prominent surgeon and urologist was recently shot and killed in this city, according to a confession of two arrested suspects. The…

Omicron variant threat real but not cause for panic – DOH

Leila B. Salaverria, Marlon Ramos 12/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Although the threat posed by the new COVID-19 variant is real, the Department of Health (DOH) urges the public not to panic and to remain vigilant against the virus by strictly observing proper health…

Isko Moreno ‘hopeful’ of getting Duterte’s backing as Bong Go withdraws

DJ Yap, Jerome Aning 12/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go announced on Tuesday he was pulling out of the presidential race, and another contender, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, said he was “hopeful” of receiving President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement. Go,…

IATF sets new alert levels for Dec. 1-15

Jerome Aning, Tina G. Santos 11/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the recommendation to retain the National Capital Region (NCR) under alert level 2, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Monday.…

Ironing kinks, Fernandez turns to Congress for athletes’ voting rights

June Navarro 11/29/2021

Commissioner Ramon Fernandez of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has been covering all bases and areas of concern for the buildup of Team Philippines in the forthcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG). With the clearance for the…

SSS to release P27.5-B pension starting Dec. 1

Ben de Vera 11/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The state-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) will release P27.5 billion in pension benefits starting on Dec. 1. In a statement, the SSS said next month’s releases will cover benefits for the month…

New campaign rules bar kissing, hugging, selfies

Marlon Ramos 11/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Political candidates better mind that physical contact. Hugging, shaking hands and even posing for selfies with the crowd—SOPs (standard operating procedure) on the campaign trail in prepandemic elections—may now get them disqualified. The Commission…

Fully vaxxed from ‘no visa required’ countries may enter PH Dec. 1 to Dec.15

Julie Aurelio 11/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Fully vaccinated citizens of nonvisa-required countries may enter the Philippines in the first half of December, subject to certain conditions. Malacañang on Friday released Resolution 150-A of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management…

A day of reckoning

June Navarro, Musong Castillo 11/24/2021

The financial brouhaha involving Olympian EJ Obiena and his national federation, the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa), has taken a really ugly turn no one saw coming. And a source from the athletic body privy…

Bride ‘marries’ slain groom in Bulacan

Carmela Reyes-Estrope 11/22/2021

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — What should have been the happiest day for a 29-year-old Bulacan woman turned into a grim wedding ceremony on Thursday when she took her vows beside the open coffin of her groom,…

Cleared of wrongdoing by coach Petrov, pole vault ace Obiena files complaint vs Patafa

June Navarro 11/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine pole vault star Ernest John Obiena on Sunday dismissed as a mere personal attack the monetary issues hurled against him after the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) ordered him to return…

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