Bicol News Now, Economy, Luzon

Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe

11 Oct , 2018  

Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe. The administration is cleaning up the mess of the past. Or, so it seems. Recently, Malacañang abolished a Bicol-based Government Owned or Controlled Corporation (GOCC) created during the administration of former president Fidel V. Ramos. The Partido Development Administration (PDA) was snapped of its corporate life with […]

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Education, Governance, Manila

Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST

22 Jan , 2018  

The University of Santo Tomas distanced itself from the recognition given to Malacanang’s communication assistant secretary Mocha Uson by one of its alumni organization. The educational institution has to make a clarificatory statement the recognition given to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson was given by the UST Alumni Association Inc. […]

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In Motion, Manila, Nation, NOAH

Watch busy foot traffic on mall hallway intersection

30 Sep , 2017  

This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. The scenes are in sharp contrast to malling in the west which is slowly dying, with the sharp switch to on-line shopping already. In the United States of America, […]

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In Motion, Manila, Nation, Politics

Exposed: Philippine lawmakers who voted for P1,000 budget for the Human Rights Commission

19 Sep , 2017  

One week after the Philippine’s House of Representatives voted to give the Human Rights Commission a P1,000-peso annual budget for fiscal year 2018, do you still have appetite left for that talk. Check out the list of 32 Philippine lawmakers who opposed and voted against the passage of a measly P1,000 budget for 2018. Get […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

14 Sep , 2017  

President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. She will occupy the vacated post of Rafael Mariano whose nomination was rejected by the powerful joint congressional Commission on Appointments last September 6. Bistoyong is a career executive service professional in the government service for 28 years already. […]

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Politics, Visayas

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog’s house is not quite a palace

1 Sep , 2017  

The residence of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of Iloilo city on Thursday afternoon was the subject of initial inspection from a team of the National Bureau of Investigation.. Witness to the arrival of the inspection team include Ariel Castañeda, the head of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) of the city government. He acknowledged that […]

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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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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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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, 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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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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Bangsamoro, Crime

Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 kidnapped Vietnamese sailors in Basilan

5 Jul , 2017  

Zamboanga City, July 5 — The decapitated remains of two of the remaining five abducted Vienamese sailors stunned residents of a Basilan town early this morning. The bodies were found about 5:40 in the morning first by a resident of a barangay of Sumisip town. The horrifying discovery was disclosed by Col. Juvymax Uy, the […]

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Governance, Manila, News

BI Chief reminds personnel of no special treatment for travellers after NAIA incident

5 Jul , 2017  

On Wednesday Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente directed its personnel to strictly enforce its policy declaring as off-limits to unauthorized persons immigration areas in international airports nationwide and prohibiting the giving of special treatment to passengers. The immigration chief issued the directive after reports claiming that a well-known businessman, who arrived Monday night […]

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Crime, Luzon, Video

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

5 Jul , 2017  

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday assured that justice will be served to the five members of the Carlos family who were brutally murdered in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last week. The President expressed the assurance after personally extending his condolences to Dexter Carlos whose wife, mother-in-law and three children were stabbed multiple times. The […]

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Bangsamoro, Governance, Mindanao

Supreme Court favors the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao

4 Jul , 2017  

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday ruled in favor of Proclamation 216 placing Mindanao under martial rule. Spokesman Theodore Te announced the directive was issued following Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the magistrates. Voting 11-3-1, the high court dismissed the three consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality of the President’s move. ”The […]

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Manila, Politics

Duterte’s PDP-Laban continue sucking in political turncoats

6 Jun , 2017  

In the on-going term of President Rodrigo Duterte, there is always that seasonal spring of opportunity to grab one or be sucked into it. This time around, becoming part of the political party of the president’s affiliation is the best option for opportunity to spring an opening. So here we find Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol […]

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Environment, Luzon, News

DA to restock Laguna lake with indigenous, non-invasive commercially viable fish

4 May , 2017  

The Department of Agriculture has unveiled a plan to restock Laguna and other lakes, rivers and creeks in the country with indigenous fish and non-invasive but commercially viable species. The initiative tagged as Project BASIL (Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa) aims to revive inland bodies of water where decline of fish stocks has been […]

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Education, Mindanao, News

Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

4 May , 2017  

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or 59.06 percent of the total […]

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Luzon, News, Politics

PPP hybrid formula to fast track implementation of road projects in Luzon

4 May , 2017  

The fiscal administration under President Rodrigo Duterte is boasting of its makeover of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program with the adoption of a “new” approach to fast-track the implementation of two road projects in Luzon. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said that under the hybrid PPP formula, the government selects, finances and builds big-ticket projects […]

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Luzon, Nation, News, Video

Malacanang convenes on Monday the National Security Council’s Execom

12 Mar , 2017  

On Monday, members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council will meet at Malacanang. At the behest of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (EC-NSC) will meet at 5:45 in the afternoon. ATPV 2,563

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Business, News, Video, Visayas

Corn farmers are getting small financing scheme thru credit card

12 Mar , 2017  

Corn farmers are getting introduced to small financing scheme using the credit card. This came about with the collaboration of Monsanto Philippines and Metrobank with the launch of Dekalb Mlite, touted as the first credit card facility for corn farmers in the country. ATPV 2,386

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Manila, News, Travel

Jeepney drivers strike cause suspension of classes in NCR

27 Feb , 2017  

Malacañang has suspended classes for elementary and high school levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) due to the scheduled nationwide transport strike on Monday. Several local government units, universities and colleges also announced suspension of classes in different levels due to the transport strike. The Monday mass protest was a defiant move against the […]

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Luzon, News, Poverty

Who takes care of fallen angels from Philippine sex tourism

11 Feb , 2017  

Lost in the din of national conversation mostly dominated by the regime of murderous anti-drug drive, “unabated” extra-judicial killings, and corruption of public officials, is the silent menace in suburban areas brought about by sex tourism. Prior to the expulsion of US military in Philippine-hosted American bases in 1991, children of mixed races, mostly Caucasian […]

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