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

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, […]

The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This […]

Inclement weather triggers suspension of classes in these Luzon areas

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 […]

Panatag Shoal definitely Philippines’, yet fishermen cautioned from fishing

If we are to read between the maps, Panatag Shoal or its traditional English name of Scarborough Shoal is not in China’s front yard. This according to Google which recently updated the mostly popular online reference map and removed the counterpart Chinese name (characters) on its site when browsing on […]

Ridge of high pressure area brings warm, humid air on Holy Monday

For Holy Monday forecast, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Expect to experience warm and humid weather in the next three days in most parts of the country because of the ridge of high pressure area extending […]

Light rains in Luzon, but generally fair weather most of the country

Some parts of Luzon will experience light to moderate rains but most part of the country will have fair weather on Wednesday due to two weather systems now affecting the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. The state weather bureau forecasts the northeast monsoon to […]

49 million Filipinos seen born from 2010 up to 2045

Pro-creative Philippines will have added 49 million to its burgeoning population between 2010 up until the year 2015. Yes, the county’s population is expected at 142 million by 2045, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Here are the regions with high population growth rate: 1 Autonomous Region for Muslim […]

10 Units of Raymond bus company get suspension order

Ten bus units being operated by the Raymond bus line was penalized with 30-day suspension order from the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) triggered by a fatal road accident in Sariaya town of Quezon province. One of the units of Raymond bus line crashed into a restaurant along Maharlika […]

Really, candidates do not rest during the Christmas holidays!

Really, candidate do not rest during the Christmas holidays! Or, maybe more proper is that candidates do not let their assistants rest during the holidays(?) Look who sent a message! All candidates for elective national position for the upcoming May 2016 elections do not rest during the christmas holidays. At […]

After typhoon ‘Nona,’ four provinces still in blackout

After the passage of Typhoon ‘Nona,’ still four provinces are waiting for the full power restoration. On Wednesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Aurora, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon still have blackouts. Power was lost in Aurora on Thursday, affecting the towns of Dingalan, San Luis, […]

‘Hanging Amihan” to bring light rains in North Luzon

The northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” will continue to affect the country and bring light rains in northern Luzon, while most parts of the country will experience fair weather on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. For Friday’s forecast, the state weather bureau said cloudy […]

Court convicts Jennifer Laude killer Joseph Pemberton, 6 to 12 years imprisonment

The Olongapo City Regional Trial Court on Tuesday found US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of homicide in the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude in October last year. Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde of Olongapo RTC Branch 74 sentenced Pemberton to 6 to 12 years imprisonment. He will […]

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals Malacanang on Friday released several appointment papers for various positions in the Judiciary. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Gabriel Robeniol and Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig as Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals. Robeniol took over Isaias Dicdican while Fiel-Macaraig replaced […]

PAL confirms cancellation of over 300 more flights due to APEC

More flights were cancelled by flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday in view of preparation for the upcoming 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. PAL said that these cancellations were added in view of the latest information on the movements of world leaders and economic ministers […]

8 Quakes jolt areas in Luzon, Mindanao in past 30 hours

Seven earthquakes was felt in Mndanao and one in Luzon in the past 30 hours since Saturday according to the bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday. The latest tremor was of magnitude 5.7, tectonic in origin and traced 58 kilometers west of Bolinao, […]

PH set to sign P89-B loan deal with Japan on North-South rail project

The Philippines is set to sign next month an P89-billion loan agreement with Japanese government to partially finance the North-South commuter rail project (NSCRP) meant to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. “The loan agreement for the project will be signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the […]

Typhoon ‘Lando’ cut power supply in Luzon provinces

Typhoon ‘Lando’ brought power down in 12 provinces located in North and South Luzon, the country’s grid-operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said. On Sunday, NGCP reported the provinces that had power interruptions due to typhoon “Lando” are: La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Tarlac, […]

Luzon to experience stormy weather as Typhoon “Lando” weakens

Stormy weather continues to prevail in most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila as Typhoon “Lando” has slightly weakened as it made its first landfall in the town of Casiguran, Aurora Province, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said that as […]

Typhoon “Lando” in, Signal 1 up in Luzon areas

Severe tropical storm “Lando” has intensified into typhoon and is now threatening the Aurora-Isabela area as 14 areas in Luzon are now under public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 1, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday. PAGASA defines a typhoon an intense tropical cyclone with […]

New “Cory” ant specie, highway, get names after former President Aquino

Which of the two groups can’t have enough of former Presidentt Cory Aquino nostalgia? The Filipino people in general, or the present government officials simply sucking it through the current Aquino administration? Just as it was noted that a boulevard in Camarines Norte will get its name after the Cory, […]

P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway extension project briefing held

TIAONG, Quezon, March 24 — The briefing on the P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) extension project was held here with President Benigno S. Aquino, III in attendance. The 58-kilometer project will link Sto. Tomas, Batangas all the way to Lucena, Quezon. The four-lane project, which was mandated under […]

Earth Hour, WWF leads solar lamps gift of life project in Palawan

MANILA, March 19 — The global movement Earth Hour led by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is giving out safe and economical solar lamps to hundreds of families in Palawan. It is this year’s Gift of Life project of the organization. “Solar lamps rely on power of the sun, […]

Police buy-bust operation yields P.3-M shabu in Lipa

LIPA CITY, Batangas, March 18 — Police officers confiscated heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be metamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” weighing 25 grams with an estimated street value of P295,000 during a buy-bust operation late Monday afternoon at Lodlod village here. Police commander Supt. Jacinto R. Malinao […]

Ilocos Norte honors homegrown heroes than any province of the country

LAOAG CITY, March 16 – Among the 81 provinces of the country, Ilocos Norte may be the first to have honored more homegrown heroes through the years. The second batch were honored with five more monuments of Ilocano heroes unveiled Tuesday at the Heroes Walk in Centennial Arena of Laoag […]

Running priest enjoins Ilocanos to save 700 indigenous trees

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, March 12 — In the quest for free solar power, some 700 indigenous trees in Currimao town will be cleared for the purpose. That is why Father Robert Reyes, known as the “running priest” from Malabon, is in Laoag City to join young Ilocanos in their […]

Laguna native Filipino-American get 25 years for terrorism

Filipino-American Ralph Kenneth de leon of Ontario, California was sentenced to 25 years in the slammer by a U. S. Federal Court on February 23. Federal Judge Virginia A. Philips handed down the sentence on the 26 year old De Leon for “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.” At […]

Son of detained Senator Bong Revilla shoots self

MANILA, Mrch 1 – Detained Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. is expected to seek a pass to be with son who was reportedly shot and wounded by himself in accident yesterday. The family lawyer said the shooting was an accident. He clarified that Cavite vice governor Jose Lorenzo “Jolo” Bautista III […]

Investor-Developers to build 1st gas service retail outlet in SCTEX

MANILA, Feb. — Like a copy of gas service retail and store outlets in western countries, two investors are up to show the motorists and travelers in the Philippines the look and feel of one. That is, fill your car with gas, shop a little, eat some snacks and buy […]

Duterte willing to run for president to save the republic

Duterte willing to run for president to save the republic DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 19 — Davao City Mayor Rodolfo Duterte on Wednesday said he is willing to run for president of the Philippines in next year’s presidential election “if only to save the republic”. Speaking before students in the lst […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Ejercito disqualification as Laguna guv final – SC

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday ruled with finality the disqualification case against Emilio Ramon “E.R” Ejercito as governor of Laguna for alleged “overspending” in the election campaign during the 2013 elections. This after the SC dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by Ejercito […]

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today MANAOAG, Pangasinan, Feb. 17 — Three Catholic cardinals will grace the official proclamation of the Our Lady of Manaoag Church into minor basilica this afternoon. One cardinal has arrived and two more, including papal nuncio Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto will […]

Meralco effects power rate hike on February bill

Meralco effects power rate hike on February bill. MANILA, Feb 11 — Power giant retailer Manila Electric Company has the power to charge rate increases in its service area. This February the power monopoly will increase its total billing charges by 84 centavos per kilowatthour. Households with 200 kWh monthly […]

TD Seniang weakens towards Palawan, leaves 35 dead

MANILA, Dec 31 -– Tropical Storm “Seniang” has weakened into a tropical depression Wednesday, due to its land interaction in Visayas and partly due to the northeast monsoon or hangin amihan, according to state weather agency PAGASA. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, in its Wednesday morning […]

Storm signal 2, 1 in 28 areas in Southern Philippines

MANILA, Dec. 29 –- Twenty-eight areas in Visayas and Mindanao are now under public storm warning signals number 2 and 1 as tropical storm “Seniang” has maintained its strength and is now moving towards Agusan Del Norte, according to latest weather update of PAGASA on Monday. In its 11 a.m. […]

“Ruby” weakens into tropical depression, with 8 areas under signal #1

MANILA, Dec. 9 — “Ruby” weakens into tropical depression, with 8 areas under signal #1. Tropical storm “Ruby” has weakened into a tropical depression as it made another landfall in Lubang island, the state weather agency PAGASA on Tuesday said. Weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that Ruby has weakened into […]

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Police buy-bust operation yields P.3-M shabu in Lipa

LIPA CITY, Batangas, March 18 — Police officers confiscated heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be metamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” weighing 25 grams with an estimated street value of P295,000 during a buy-bust operation late Monday afternoon at Lodlod village here. Police commander Supt. Jacinto R. Malinao […]

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Inclement weather triggers suspension of classes in these Luzon areas

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 […]

Typhoon ‘Lando’ cut power supply in Luzon provinces

Typhoon ‘Lando’ brought power down in 12 provinces located in North and South Luzon, the country’s grid-operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said. On Sunday, NGCP reported the provinces that had power interruptions due to typhoon “Lando” are: La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Tarlac, […]

US settles Tubattaha reef damage after 2 years

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Two years after the grounding of an American warship in January 2013 which caused damage to tubattaha reef, the United States finally settled the requested full compensation to the Philippine government. This was known as the Department of Foreign Affairs made a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today MANAOAG, Pangasinan, Feb. 17 — Three Catholic cardinals will grace the official proclamation of the Our Lady of Manaoag Church into minor basilica this afternoon. One cardinal has arrived and two more, including papal nuncio Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto will […]

Luzon to experience stormy weather as Typhoon “Lando” weakens

Stormy weather continues to prevail in most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila as Typhoon “Lando” has slightly weakened as it made its first landfall in the town of Casiguran, Aurora Province, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said that as […]

Investor-Developers to build 1st gas service retail outlet in SCTEX

MANILA, Feb. — Like a copy of gas service retail and store outlets in western countries, two investors are up to show the motorists and travelers in the Philippines the look and feel of one. That is, fill your car with gas, shop a little, eat some snacks and buy […]

P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway extension project briefing held

TIAONG, Quezon, March 24 — The briefing on the P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) extension project was held here with President Benigno S. Aquino, III in attendance. The 58-kilometer project will link Sto. Tomas, Batangas all the way to Lucena, Quezon. The four-lane project, which was mandated under […]

After typhoon ‘Nona,’ four provinces still in blackout

After the passage of Typhoon ‘Nona,’ still four provinces are waiting for the full power restoration. On Wednesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Aurora, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon still have blackouts. Power was lost in Aurora on Thursday, affecting the towns of Dingalan, San Luis, […]

PAL confirms cancellation of over 300 more flights due to APEC

More flights were cancelled by flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday in view of preparation for the upcoming 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. PAL said that these cancellations were added in view of the latest information on the movements of world leaders and economic ministers […]

Running priest enjoins Ilocanos to save 700 indigenous trees

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, March 12 — In the quest for free solar power, some 700 indigenous trees in Currimao town will be cleared for the purpose. That is why Father Robert Reyes, known as the “running priest” from Malabon, is in Laoag City to join young Ilocanos in their […]

New “Cory” ant specie, highway, get names after former President Aquino

Which of the two groups can’t have enough of former Presidentt Cory Aquino nostalgia? The Filipino people in general, or the present government officials simply sucking it through the current Aquino administration? Just as it was noted that a boulevard in Camarines Norte will get its name after the Cory, […]

‘Hanging Amihan” to bring light rains in North Luzon

The northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” will continue to affect the country and bring light rains in northern Luzon, while most parts of the country will experience fair weather on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. For Friday’s forecast, the state weather bureau said cloudy […]

The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This […]

49 million Filipinos seen born from 2010 up to 2045

Pro-creative Philippines will have added 49 million to its burgeoning population between 2010 up until the year 2015. Yes, the county’s population is expected at 142 million by 2045, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Here are the regions with high population growth rate: 1 Autonomous Region for Muslim […]

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Investor-Developers to build 1st gas service retail outlet in SCTEX

MANILA, Feb. — Like a copy of gas service retail and store outlets in western countries, two investors are up to show the motorists and travelers in the Philippines the look and feel of one. That is, fill your car with gas, shop a little, eat some snacks and buy […]

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

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, […]

After typhoon ‘Nona,’ four provinces still in blackout

After the passage of Typhoon ‘Nona,’ still four provinces are waiting for the full power restoration. On Wednesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Aurora, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon still have blackouts. Power was lost in Aurora on Thursday, affecting the towns of Dingalan, San Luis, […]

Son of detained Senator Bong Revilla shoots self

MANILA, Mrch 1 – Detained Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. is expected to seek a pass to be with son who was reportedly shot and wounded by himself in accident yesterday. The family lawyer said the shooting was an accident. He clarified that Cavite vice governor Jose Lorenzo “Jolo” Bautista III […]

New “Cory” ant specie, highway, get names after former President Aquino

Which of the two groups can’t have enough of former Presidentt Cory Aquino nostalgia? The Filipino people in general, or the present government officials simply sucking it through the current Aquino administration? Just as it was noted that a boulevard in Camarines Norte will get its name after the Cory, […]

Really, candidates do not rest during the Christmas holidays!

Really, candidate do not rest during the Christmas holidays! Or, maybe more proper is that candidates do not let their assistants rest during the holidays(?) Look who sent a message! All candidates for elective national position for the upcoming May 2016 elections do not rest during the christmas holidays. At […]

Laguna native Filipino-American get 25 years for terrorism

Filipino-American Ralph Kenneth de leon of Ontario, California was sentenced to 25 years in the slammer by a U. S. Federal Court on February 23. Federal Judge Virginia A. Philips handed down the sentence on the 26 year old De Leon for “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.” At […]