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)…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

PH not on China’s tourism blacklist – Chinese Embassy

Daniza Fernandez 10/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is not on China’s tourism blacklist, the Chinese Embassy in Manila clarified on Tuesday night. The embassy made the clarification after Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said that the Philippines was on…

Bongbong Marcos signs into law SIM Card Registration Act

Daphne Galvez 10/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday signed the SIM Card Registration Act, the first law he signed as the country’s chief executive. A signing ceremony was held at the Ceremonial Hall in Malacañang and…

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