Business, Manila, Nation, News

Decline in PH export brings down total trade revenue in July 2016

14 Sep , 2016  

MANILA, Sept 14 — The Philippine’s total merchandise trade declined as exports continue to slide in July 2016, given that global economic recovery remains slow, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). This was revealed as the Philippine Statistics Authority reported total revenue from trade fell from US $ 12.2 billion in the […]

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In Motion, Manila, Nation, News

VP Leni Robredo presents lean budget, 14.28 per cent lower than that of 2016

8 Sep , 2016  

Vice-President Ma. Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo leads the way for a lean budget for 2017 for the Office of the Vice President. The P428.618 million proposed 2017 budget for the OVP is 14.28 percent lower than its 2016 budget, Robredo said Wednesday. Robredo presented the 2017 budget proposal to the Senate Committee on Finance with confidence […]

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Manila, Mindanao, Nation, News, Video

NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing

3 Sep , 2016  

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been placed in full alert status following Friday’s bombing in Davao City. Manila International Aairport Authority general manager Ed Monreal clarified that the alert status was raised as a proactive measure to ensure safety and security of airport users. Monreal clarified that the public should not be alarmed […]

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Governance, Human Rights, Manila, News

Seven petitions stopping Marcos burial at Libingan up at the Supreme Court

31 Aug , 2016  

Opposition on the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig receives another boost. This time, Senator Lilia de Lima on Tuesday filed another petition before the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to oppose the planned burial as promised by President of the Philippines (POTP) Duterte. The […]

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Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Unforgiven? Oral Arguments on burial case of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos

30 Aug , 2016  

The unforgiven? Watch here direct from the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) the second live stream coverage on the presentation of oral arguments on the burial case of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos at Libingan ng mga Bayani. Scheduled for Aug 31, 2016, G.R. No. 225973 the parties with interest on the case are […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation, News

CJ Sereno says the Supreme Court will use disciplinary powers in war against corruption

30 Aug , 2016  

Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said they will use the high court’s disciplinary powers to punish judges and court personnel engaged in corrupt practices. While recognizing that corruption is an obstacle to development Sereno sees it as a complex problem which has to be confronted through a variety of […]

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Manila, Nation, News

President Duterte reiterates, will not do acts that may affect China talks

30 Aug , 2016  

No war policy VS. China – Duterte President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that he wishes to seat in front of the Chinese Ambassador or his representative in order to lay down the Philippines’ position regarding the West Philippine Sea row and reiterated his stand for peace. Duterte during the commemoration […]

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Bicol News Now, Crime, Manila, Nation, News

DILG forms Task Force Agila to handle investigation of local public officials with alleged links to proliferation of illegal drugs

29 Aug , 2016  

As the Philippine National Police under Director Ronald dela Rosa digs deep into the war against illegal drugs and personalities involved, either users, pushers, dealers, financiers and the dragons in the trade, its mother agency is stomping another foot further. PNP’s parent executive dapartment level agency is the Interior and Local Government headed by Secretary […]

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Manila, News

Will Metro Manila commute improve with a new traffic czar?

27 Aug , 2016  

Will Metro Manila commute improve with a new traffic czar? This is in the mind of many as the Secretary of the Department of Transportation Arthur Tugade designates Highway Patrol Group Acting Director Sr. Supt. Antonio Gardiola as Metro Manila’s new traffic czar. That was after the heads gathered together in the inter-agency council on […]

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Crime, Governance, Manila, News

Duterte hints De Lima in Muntinlupa Matrix and multi-million pork barrel scam

24 Aug , 2016  

Are we in for some bombshell from “protagonists” President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Lilia de Lima? It seems the bickerings will linger for sometime. As the government initiative on the war on drugs continue, Duterte on Tuesday said that Malacañang is now in possession of a matrix that shows the alleged role of former Justice […]

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Manila, News, NOAH

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

23 Aug , 2016  

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must be “something wrong” with the […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Suspected drug pushers slain in Pasay with torture marks – CHR

23 Aug , 2016  

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) revealed in a senate inquiry into extrajudicial killings on Monday said the suspected drug pushers allegedly killed by cops in Pasay City were tortured, Speaking to Senator Leila De Lima, Chair of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, CHR-NCR Director Gilbert Boiser bared that there was indeed human […]

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Crime, Human Rights, Manila, News, Video

Two witnesses testify on Senate probe into extrajudicial killings

23 Aug , 2016  

Two family members of slain suspected drug pushers appeared at the Senate Monday during the inquiry intextrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration’s war on illicit drugs. The witnesses, who were wearing hoodies recounted how Philippine National Police (PNP) officers abused the suspects even though they were only accused of being involved in illegal drug trade. […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation, News

SCOTP asks PNP, PDEA to submit complaint on 4 judges allegedly linked to drugs

17 Aug , 2016  

MANILA, Aug. 17 – The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) on Tuesday directed Philippine National Police Director (PNP) General Ronald Dela Rosa (pictured above) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapena to submit complaint-affidavits against four active judges who were allegedly linked to illegal drug trade in the country as earlier […]

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Governance, Manila, Nation, News

“If you can do it, I can do it ten times better” – Duterte

16 Aug , 2016  

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday vowed to go tit for tat with terrorists and made an assurance he would never allow the Philippines to be destroyed by terrorism. “Terrorists, like ISIS, have no political ideology, no concept at all. You maim people, you kill them, women who refuse to have sex with them, they […]

Governance, Manila, News

Now there are 10 deputy speakers in the House of Representatives

16 Aug , 2016  

The House of Representatives is nearing its target of filling up the 12 seats for deputy speakers. On Monday, the second batch of deputy speakers were elected composed by Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Aambis Owa Rep. Sharon Garin, Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia, Davao City Rep. Mylene Garcia Albano, and Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano. During […]

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Manila, News

Last pillar for LRT line 2 extension to Antipolo nears completion

15 Aug , 2016  

Construction of the last pillar for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 extension up until Masinag Junction in Barangay Masinag of Antipolo City is nearing completion. The extension that connects with the Santolan station in Pasig City to Masinag covers 3.9 kilometers of elevated guideway. After Santolan, two stations will be added to the […]

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Luzon, Manila, News, Weather Stories

Inclement weather triggers suspension of classes in these Luzon areas

15 Aug , 2016  

Expect there will be suspension of more classes in all levels for both private and publics schools in affected areas of the country due to prevailing inclement weather situations brought about the southwest monsoon and identified low pressure area. The 13 cities under the National Capital Region all have declared suspension of classes for Monday. […]

Manila, News, Weather Stories

Five dead as monsoon rains cause floods and landslides

14 Aug , 2016  

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday reported that five people died due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain brought by the southwest monsoon. Identified as fatalities, include Benedict Brasileño, 68, resident of Barangay Canauiklian, Janiuay, Iloilo, who died due to drowning while crossing Malbug River when he was […]

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Manila, News, Weather Stories

9,000 Marikina residents in evacuation centers while La Mesa Dam on red alert

14 Aug , 2016  

Heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon caused 9,000 individuals to now stay in different evacuation centers in Marikina City, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said Sunday. In a text message, Teodoro said that as of 10:30 a.m., 1,781 families or 9,152 individuals still staying in 21 evacuation centers in the city. Based on information posted in […]

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Crime, Manila, Nation, News

SCOTP CJ Sereno says Duterte’s announcement of narco judges premature

9 Aug , 2016  

Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP)) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s announcement of an informal investigation on the alleged involvement of seven judges in the illegal drugs trade “was premature”. ”The SC would consider it important to know the source and basis of any allegation that specific judges […]

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Human Rights, Manila, News

Malacañan OK’s burial of former President Marcos in Libingan

8 Aug , 2016  

It’s final. Malacañan okays burial of former President Marcos in Libingan Despite many who are against the move, including civil organizations, victims, relatives of victims and survivors, the move to finally intern the body of former President Ferdinand Marcos to the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Fort Bonifacio is almost set. The Palace on Sunday […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Lanao Sur mayors surrender, admit involvement in drug trade

6 Aug , 2016  

Two of the three drug mayors from Lanao del Sur identified by the president surfaced in the office of Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Friday. The suspeced drug personalities, Maguing Mayor Mamaulan Abinal Molok and former Mayor Mohammadali Abinal of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, husband of the incumbent mayor, surrendered […]

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Crime, Manila, News

BSP slaps RCBC P1-B over Bangladesh bank cyber heist

6 Aug , 2016  

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) get slapped with a P1 billion fine in connection with the US $81 million cyber bank heist from Bangladesh Bank. The BSP said the policy-making Monetary Board-approved supervisory action against the bank was made “in connection with the special examination conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) relating to […]

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