Trader duped by seniors in ‘Marcos gold’ investment

Abby Boiser 11/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A businessman from Mindanao said he lost over P5 million to a group of people who offered him a cut of P700 million from the sale of over P17-trillion worth of “Marcoses’ gold” allegedly…

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…

Ex-US Embassy in PH exec pleads guilty of engaging sexual activity with minors

Zacarian Sarao 10/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A former officer of the US embassy in the Philippines pleaded guilty in engaging an illicit sexual conduct with minors from 2020 to 2021. According to the US Department of Justice in a statement,…

Disaster execs ready evacuation plan as Mount Mayon remains restive

Michael B. Jaucian 10/12/2022

LIGAO CITY — The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Bicol and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 5 have set the preparedness plan in case there would be an escalation in the…

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…

OVP to deploy food trucks to address malnutrition nationwide

Zacarian Sarao 10/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Three food trucks will be deployed by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to address malnutrition in schools nationwide, the office said on Sunday. In a statement, the OVP Local Affairs and Special…

SIM card law may be first to be signed by Marcos

Nestor Corrales 10/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Saturday said it fully supported the registration of all subscriber identity module (SIM) cards as a means to curb text scams and other crimes using cell phones that would be…

Filipinos shoulder up to 44.7% of medical costs even with PhilHealth

Zacarian Sarao 10/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos still shoulder out-of-pocket expenditures ranging from 34 to 44.7 percent, according to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Out-of-pocket expenditures are expenses paid by an individual not covered by the health insurance, in…

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits Agusan del Sur

Jean Mangaluz 09/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit Agusan del Sur on Friday, September 16, 2022, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs detected the quake at 12:51 a.m. and traced its epicenter…

Suspect in rape-slay of teenaged biker arrested in Camarines Sur

Beatrice Pinlac 08/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The suspect behind the rape and murder of a 15-year-old biker in Bulacan has been arrested, the police said Friday, August 19, 2022. The Bulacan Police Provincial Office confirmed that Gaspar Maneja Jr., alias…

Bongbong Marcos discusses sugar supply with food manufacturers

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. met with members of the Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers Inc. in Malacañang on Monday, August 15, 2022, to tackle concerns over the sugar supply in the country. “We…

Comelec: No proof of vote shaving, padding

Daniza Fernandez 05/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is no proof of any vote shaving or vote padding in the recently-concluded May polls, Commission on Elections (Comelec) acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco assured the public Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Laudiangco was…

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