Manila, News, NOAH

DOTr wants you to believe its transfer to Clark will decongest traffic in Metro Manila

30 Jul , 2017  

We are being made to believe that the national offices and personnel of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) are moving out of its Quezon City headquarters with their assumption it will help decongest traffic in Metro Manila. But is it really? Read on. The department is set to fully transfer its main offices to Clark […]

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Global Pinoy

Bicol’s man in Washington Ninio Fetalvo, is he on the way out, too?

29 Jul , 2017  

We speculate on the fate of Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, Bicol’s man in Washington, USA. Will he stay longer, like maybe beyond August of 2017? Fetalvo earlier worked as Florida Communication Director for the Republican National Committee under Sean Spicer before joining him in the White House as Assistant Press Secretary. His boss, Sean Spicer, the […]

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Manila, News, Video

Watch: The Second State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

24 Jul , 2017  

Watch. Live, the Second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. Thru the facilities of RTVM, we are sharing here the full live coverage of the proceedings and speech of Philippine President Duterte. The 50-minute speech or so will emanate from the Batasan Pambansa (the current House of Representatives) at Batasan Hills in […]

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Nation, Weather Stories

Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

24 Jul , 2017  

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. There is also a low […]

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Manila, Nation, News

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA

24 Jul , 2017  

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA. Yes, securing President Redrigo Duterte on his second State of the Nation Address today is the primary focus of the Armed Forces of the Philippines this Monday, more than ever. the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced it has more than sufficient troops to […]

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Crime, News

NPO officials face raps over anomalous P74M printing deal

24 Jul , 2017  

Three current and previous officers of the National Printing Office are in hot water. This after the National Bureau of Investigation has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to file graft charges over alleged anomalous P74-million printing deal with four private companies. The NBI said NPO Director Sherwin Prose Castaneda, former officer-in-charge Rolando Caluag, and […]

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In Motion, Road to Raw Foods

Making of the “Making of Fresh Coconut Milk”

22 Jul , 2017  

This is sort of the behind the scene notes during the shoot of the “Making of Fresh Coconut Milk.” We were supposed to help in the kitchen chore that day. But it did not came out that way. When the family said we were up to cook vegetable and it will need some coconut as […]

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Bicol News Now, News, NOAH, Social Media

Legazpi Water coming up with rate increase despite complaints on water potability, etc.

19 Jul , 2017  

Legazpi water consumers, brace yourselves for the upcoming no holds-barred rate increase in your area. This we learned as the local Legazpi City Water District (LCWD) posed at enforcing its rates increase this August 2017. As with the usual logic, the increase is being justified by the management specifying that current rates could no longer […]

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Climate Change, World

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

19 Jul , 2017  

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted that if greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Bicol News Now, News

Construction of north-bound boulevard begins in Legazpi City

19 Jul , 2017  

The construction of phase one of seawall boulevard project in the northern portion of Legazpi City has begun as part of the P2.1-billion master flood control project supervised by the Department of Public Works and Highways and the City Engineering Office. On Tuesday, city mayor Noel Rosal disclosed the project is another mega tourism infrastructure […]

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Crime, News, NOAH

Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

18 Jul , 2017  

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. “Mabuti na meron na ring […]

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Nation, News

DSWD will reduce 4P’s beneficiaries after loans from World Bank and ADB are gone

18 Jul , 2017  

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is seen to continue supporting its 4P’s beneficiaries maybe beyond 2019. This information was confirmed Monday by the agency belying rumors that Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is set to end in 2019. Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarified the misconception and pointed out that only the counterpart […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation

Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor

17 Jul , 2017  

On Monday Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre named Rey M. Raagas as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), replacing Benjamin Delos Santos who resigned from the position last week. Raagas is currently BuCor’s administrative division chief. Delos Santos file his irrevocable resignation last July 13 after Aguirre ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to probe […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation, Video

Delos Santos stays as BuCor chief despite resignation, but for a while

17 Jul , 2017  

He is staying, but for a while. Yes, Bureau of Corrections director Benjamin Delos Santos, after all, will stay put in his post even as he has tendered an irrevocable resignation last July 13 already. It was because justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre ordered him to stay. What can he do but continue in the performance […]

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Green, Nation, Video

Phillippines nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

17 Jul , 2017  

Smokers, take note of this. Two days before President Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, the nationwide ban on smoking in public places including conveyances will get implemented on July 22nd. Duterte previously signed an executive order (EO 26) on May 16 this year that will enforce the establishment of smoke-free areas in public […]

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Science, Video

If space is a vacuum why these eerie sounds?

15 Jul , 2017  

The premise is that if the outer space, the space outside our planet Earth, and beyond the limitless Universe is almost a vacuum, then there would not be any sound. So that space explorers will hear nothing, except the eerie, deafening sound of ….. silence. Totally. And following the same line of thought, Earth’s space […]

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Entertainment, Video

Watch this Postmodern Jukebox jazz version of Beauty and the Beast

14 Jul , 2017  

Beauty and the Best, the theme song of the Disney movie with the same title has been covered by many talents already. Now here comes a new rendition, well, vintage jazz interpretation featuring Aubrey Logan through Postmodern Jukebox. And she nailed it, together with the accompanying musicians. Listen for once and feel the tune achieve […]

Business, Nation

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

12 Jul , 2017  

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in the garlic trading industry. Previously […]

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Bangsamoro, Business, News

Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

12 Jul , 2017  

Wanting to be at the Batasan Complex for his second State of the Nation Address free of the Marawi conflict baggage, President Duterte expressed his wishful command to end it sooner between 10 to 15 days. During his personal appearance gracing the 10th anniversary listing of the Phoenix Petroleum at the Philippine Stock Exchange in […]

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Election, Nation

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. Robredo starts July 11

10 Jul , 2017  

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. VP Robredo starts July 11 The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) will start the preliminary conference on the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday. The PET set the preliminary […]

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Election, Nation

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President

10 Jul , 2017  

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President. This is why defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., wants Leni Robredo out as the duly elected vice president during the elections of May 2016. Marcos is contesting the results of 36,465 clustered precincts in 30 provinces and cities all over […]

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Nation, Tech News

AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace

9 Jul , 2017  

The Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with a Cyberspace Strategic Plan expected to be finalized within the upcoming third quarter of 2017. “The development of the AFP Cyberspace Strategic Plan is one of the thrusts of the AFP in attaining information security. It will provide the Armed Forces with a road […]

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Election, Nation

Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?

6 Jul , 2017  

Are prospects and options turning favorable for Vice-President Leni Robredo? The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said the Preliminary Conference Brief submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) clearly exposed he was merely fishing for evidence and not sure how he wants […]

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Crime, News

Ex-PNP chief Purisima facing charges for P29M ill-gotten wealth, more

6 Jul , 2017  

Due to the unexplained wealth amounting to P29.2 million, former Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and his family will soon face forfeiture proceedings. This came up after the Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition before the Sandiganbayan to initiate the recovery of ill-gotten wealth. In a consolidated resolution […]

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