Marcos: Gov’t officials banned from using blinkers, sirens

Luisa Cabato 04/11/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has banned government officials and personnel from using sirens, blinkers, and similar devices due to the disruption they cause to traffic and safety concerns. He issued Administrative Order (AO) No. 18,…

New Japanese ambassador to PH assumes office

Charie Abarca 04/05/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Endo Kazuya, the new Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, on Thursday formally began his term by presenting his credentials to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Kazuya takes over from Koshikawa Kazuhiko, whose term concluded…

Easter Sunday message: Marcos urges Filipinos to live ‘Christ-like life,’ share blessings

Adrian Parungao 03/31/2024

MANILA, Philippines — On Easter Sunday, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. encouraged Filipinos to live like Christ and help those in need. He reminded everyone that Easter marks the end of Jesus’s mission to save the world. “Today,…

Recto vows no new taxes under Marcos term, eyes fiscal efficiency

Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral 03/25/2024

Finance Secretary Ralph Recto announced that there won’t be any new taxes for the rest of the Marcos administration. He emphasized the government’s focus on reducing unnecessary spending and enhancing revenue collection efficiency to improve its financial…

Marcos: PH avoiding conflict amid China’s rising threats

Dona Pazzibungan, Julie Aurelio 03/21/2024

President Marcos said on Wednesday that the Philippines will strive to avoid provoking China while addressing its increasing threat in the South China Sea. However, Manila intends to assert its sovereign rights more assertively in the disputed…

Marcos to meet with Biden, Kishida in April

Frances Mangosing 03/18/2024

  The Philippines, the United States, and Japan are finalizing plans for the first official meeting between President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., US President Joe Biden, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington next month. This meeting…

Marcos starts 4-day visit in Melbourne for Asean summit

Donna Pazzibugan 03/04/2024

MELBOURNE—President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. arrived in Australia at 7:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. Manila time) on Sunday to start the four-day second part of his visit. He, along with the first lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and their official delegation,…

Marcos tells Australia their strategic partnership is more important than ever

03/01/2024

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told Australia’s Parliament on Thursday that the strategic partnership between the two nations was more important than ever with the rule of law and peace in the region…

Marcos signs expanded Centenarian Law

Jean Magaluz 02/26/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday has signed the expanded Centenarian Law that gives P10,000 to Filipinos who turn 80, 85, 90, and 95 years old. He signed the amendment to the Centenarian Law,…

Dela Rosa on Marcos’ inclusion in drug list: ‘No idea ako’

Charie Abarca 01/31/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Former national police chief turned senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa did not  give a categorical answer on whether or not President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was on the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) drug…

Allies no more? Duterte family expresses open dissent vs BBM

Germelina Lacorte 01/30/2024

DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines —The Duterte family has openly shown its disagreement and uncertain alliance with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte called for Marcos’ resignation, Rep. Paolo Duterte criticized a party list…

Duterte has stopped taking fentanyl before becoming President — Panelo

Faith Argosino 01/29/2024

MANILA, Philippines —  Former President Rodrigo Duterte stopped taking Fentanyl even before his election as the chief executive of the country in 2016, according to his then chief legal counsel, Salvador Panelo. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.…

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