22,000 MT of imported onions may arrive in PH this month – DA

Jordeene B. Lagare, Melvin Gascon 01/10/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Imported onions may arrive in the country between the last week of January and the first week of next month if President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. approves a plan by the Department of Agriculture (DA)…

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…

Death toll from Christmas weekend rains, floods climbs to 25

Jean Mangaluz 12/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from shear line-induced rains and floods last weekend climbed rose from 13 to 25, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Wednesday. Twenty  six individuals remain missing, nine…

LPA hovers east of Mindanao; becoming a cyclone a possibility says Pagasa

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 12/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Mindanao on Tuesday afternoon is expected to bring rains over vast parts of Visayas and Mindanao in the coming hours, the state weather bureau said. According to…

Heart Evangelista says ‘see you soon’ to Chiz Escudero after months of speculations

Dana Cruz 12/27/2022

Heart Evangelista has seemingly shut down rumors that she and her husband Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero have split as she told him she will see him soon. The actress made this greeting to the senator while telling…

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…

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…

PSA cites cases of ‘close matches’ in delayed nat’l ID issuance

Maila Ager 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines —Delays in issuing national ID cards have been blamed on measures adopted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to protect the authenticity of registrants’ information. According to the PSA, instances exist where its personnel has…

Tulfo, Villar clash over farmlands conversion into subdivisions, commercial areas

Beatrice Pinlac 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senators Raffy Tulfo and Cynthia Villar have figured in a verbal exchange over the conversion of farmlands into residential or commercial areas during plenary deliberations on the 2023 budget of the Department of Agriculture…

BREAKING: Sinasakyang chopper ni PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa bumagsak sa San Pedro, Laguna

Dona Dominguez-Cargullo 03/05/2020

Bumagsak sa San Pedro, Laguna ang sinasakyang helicopter ni PNP Chief Gen. Archie Gamboa. Galing sa impounding area ng Highway Patrol Group ng PNP sa Laperal Cmpd., Brgy. San Antonio si Gamboa kasama ang iba pang opisyal…

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