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Why Fuentebella’s Partido Development Administration got the axe

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 […]

Duterte assures justice for victims of Bulacan massacre

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 […]

Who takes care of fallen angels from Philippine sex tourism

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 […]

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. […]

A 34-kilo pearl found off Palawan waters maybe worth $100-M

What do you do when you were entrusted with a huge pearl weighing 34 kilos and measures 2.2 feet in width and one foot long which could be the biggest in the world and a rare find? Before your answer, read our story first. City tourism officer of Puerto Princesa […]

These 3 PH islands made it to a New York magazine’s World’s Best list

In an annual survey conducted by New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine, readers were asked to rate destinations all over the world according to their activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness and overall value. Results revealed that Palawan hurdled the top rank after receiving the highest score among readers […]

Signal No. 1 in 7 areas as TD ‘Ambo’ approaches

The low pressure area located east of Borongan City has developed into a tropical depression now named ‘Ambo’ as the first tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to the state weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said as of 11:30 a.m., ‘Ambo’ […]

Comelec to hold special elections on May 14 for areas with voting failure

MANILA — A total of 52 clustered precincts from 11 towns, many in the Autonumous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will hold a special voting on Saturday, May 14. This was confirmed as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the […]

These are some of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe’s promises

If you watched attentively during the 3rd and last presidential debate held yesterday at the Phinma University of Pangasinan, then you should have heard of candidate Grace Poe’s promises. Independent candidate Sen. Poe vowed to create a government that is sensitive to the needs of the suffering Filipino people, the […]

Calatagan in Batangas hosts, boasts of largest solar farm facility in Luzon

Calatagan in Batangas hosts, boasts of largest solar farm facility in Luzon The province of Batangas now hosts the largest solar farm in Luzon. The sustainable green energy project of Calatagan solar farm is located in a 160-hectare property which was locally developed, financed and constructed in Barangay Paraiso of […]

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The […]

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials

Counting machine validates vote in 44 seconds, amaze Comelec officials. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday launched in Laoag City the new vote counting machine (VCM) which can validate votes in 44 seconds. Laoag City Election Officer Atty. Julius Harvey P. Balbas said that the machine is an updated […]

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability […]

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins

The Race to Malacanang opens, campaign season begins. Happening now are the opening salvo of all five presidential, vice presidential and senatorial teams and candidates for the May 9, 2016 elections. Five separate proclamation rallies are being held on strategic places around the country, also based on political preference and […]

P171-B south line of North South Railway Project has 5 bidders

Big money projects under the government’s Public Private Partnership program is a crowd drawer among investors. The P171-billion South Line of the North South Railway Project (NSRP) under the public-private partnership (PPP) program has attracted five firms already. Leading the pack of parties interested include Ayala Corp., Metro Pacific Investments […]

Freak accident mars tourist’s engagement proposal over cliffs of El Nido

[flexiblemap address=”Mount Taraw, El Nido, Palawan” region=”Philippines” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”10″ ] A foreign tourist hiked the ruggedly sharp cliffs of Mount Taraw of El Nido on Tuesday with his girlfriend with a good plan. Upon reaching the desired spot, Jean Jacques, the African tourist popped a ring to girlfriend […]

4-Stage, 700-KM Le Tour de Filipinas kicks-off next month

The exciting 4-stage cycling event dubbed as the Le Tour de Filipinas in Luzon kicks off next month. Now on its 7th year, the four-day sporting competition starts on the 18th from Antipolo City and ends in Legazpi city. Stage One of the race will test 75 cyclists negotiating a […]

P336.8-M funding, contracts for three river irrigation systems signed

Three huge National Irrigation Administration projects worth P336,845,505.73 is underway for Ilocos Norte, Bukidnon and Davao Del Sur. The amount is earmarked to rehabilitate, improve irrigation systems and fund the construction of irrigators’ association support facilities. The finalized project contracts under the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) […]

Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015. The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

List: All 144 Philippine cities annual regular income for FY 2014

The Philippines has a total of 145 cities, either highly urbanized, independent or component as of December 2015. Of these local government units, 41 registered a regular annual income of P1 billion and above. In the lead pack include Quezon, Makati, Manila, Pasig and Davao. Fifty four cities registered an […]

Here’s the last weather situation advisory before new year 2016

Yes, this is the last weather situation advisory before the new year of 2016 kicks in. And the prospect is not much desired. Expect cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers in some parts of the country on New Year’s eve due the presence of northeast monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and […]

Parish priest rides hoverboard while singing inside church services

Now this is something new. Catholic priest Fr. Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal parish in Biñan, Laguna celebrated mass inside the church rolling on a hoverboard. A video of the priest on a hoverboard became viral in the social media. Eventually, Fr. Albert owned his mistake […]

PH Air Force receives 2 FA-50 jets from South Korea

CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Nov. 28 — A deep-throated roar in the sky heralded the arrival of the country’s first two FA-50PHs and return of the supersonic capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Saturday morning. The two aircraft, with tail numbers OO1 and 002, landed at Clark Air Base, […]

TS “Lando” maintains strength, will threaten most of Luzon

Tropical storm “Lando” has maintained its strength and will threaten most parts of Luzon in the next two to three days or until weekend, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Shaira Nonot said that as of 4 a.m. […]

Sculpture of Panday joins Elsa of Himala in Ilocos Norte sand dunes

LAOAG CITY, Apr. 29 – The popular Ilocos Norte sand dunes is turning fast into the destination of select Philippine cinema’s finest and iconic characters. After Nora Aunor’s ‘Elsa’ sculpture from the internationally-acclaimed movie ‘Himala’ (Miracle), another image of a film character, ‘Flavio’ in the fantasy film series ‘Ang Panday’ […]

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant MANILA, Feb. 13 — The 32-year-old Filipino nurse positive with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia is pregnant, the Department of Health disclosed Thursday. DDOH said that because of her pregnancy she could not be subjected to X-ray. Previously […]

Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

Power back to “normal” in many areas after Typhoon Ruby

MANILA, Dec. 8 – Power back to “normal” in many areas after typhoon Ruby. The National Grid Corporation has completed power restoration works in Quezon and Sorsogon provinces after Tropical Storm “Ruby” affected transmission lines last Saturday. The NGCP said on its 7:00 p.m. update, it has restored power in […]

The Mother and Queen of All Rivers in Southern Luzon

Easily, then, Bicol river is both the queen and mother of all rivers in southern Luzon due to its size and influence. It holds sway and impact on the fertile and floodplains of the provinces, dictating the state of economic well-being and status affecting thousands of lives of people- including farmers, fisherfolks, travellers, etc., around its sphere of natural terrain.

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Power back to “normal” in many areas after Typhoon Ruby

MANILA, Dec. 8 – Power back to “normal” in many areas after typhoon Ruby. The National Grid Corporation has completed power restoration works in Quezon and Sorsogon provinces after Tropical Storm “Ruby” affected transmission lines last Saturday. The NGCP said on its 7:00 p.m. update, it has restored power in […]

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China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The […]

Comelec to conduct mock elections in 20 cities and towns nationwide

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 national and local elections. According to Comelec, the mock elections will test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability […]

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant MANILA, Feb. 13 — The 32-year-old Filipino nurse positive with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia is pregnant, the Department of Health disclosed Thursday. DDOH said that because of her pregnancy she could not be subjected to X-ray. Previously […]

Tropical Storm Seniang Signal #2 up in 9 areas

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Nine areas in Visayas and Mindanao are under storm signal #2 as Tropical Depression “Seniang” intensified into a Tropical Storm, according to state weather agency Pagasa on Monday. Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 are Bohol and Siquijor in Visayas; Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, […]

A 34-kilo pearl found off Palawan waters maybe worth $100-M

What do you do when you were entrusted with a huge pearl weighing 34 kilos and measures 2.2 feet in width and one foot long which could be the biggest in the world and a rare find? Before your answer, read our story first. City tourism officer of Puerto Princesa […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

These 3 PH islands made it to a New York magazine’s World’s Best list

In an annual survey conducted by New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine, readers were asked to rate destinations all over the world according to their activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness and overall value. Results revealed that Palawan hurdled the top rank after receiving the highest score among readers […]

PH Air Force receives 2 FA-50 jets from South Korea

CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Nov. 28 — A deep-throated roar in the sky heralded the arrival of the country’s first two FA-50PHs and return of the supersonic capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Saturday morning. The two aircraft, with tail numbers OO1 and 002, landed at Clark Air Base, […]

The Mother and Queen of All Rivers in Southern Luzon

Easily, then, Bicol river is both the queen and mother of all rivers in southern Luzon due to its size and influence. It holds sway and impact on the fertile and floodplains of the provinces, dictating the state of economic well-being and status affecting thousands of lives of people- including farmers, fisherfolks, travellers, etc., around its sphere of natural terrain.

President Duterte appoints Martin Diño as new SBMA chief

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 30 — Former May 2016 presidential candidate Martin Diño was appointed chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA. The appointment was dated September 23, 2016. The new SBMA head will take the place of chairman Roberto Garcia, an appointee of former President Benigno S. […]

Sculpture of Panday joins Elsa of Himala in Ilocos Norte sand dunes

LAOAG CITY, Apr. 29 – The popular Ilocos Norte sand dunes is turning fast into the destination of select Philippine cinema’s finest and iconic characters. After Nora Aunor’s ‘Elsa’ sculpture from the internationally-acclaimed movie ‘Himala’ (Miracle), another image of a film character, ‘Flavio’ in the fantasy film series ‘Ang Panday’ […]

P171-B south line of North South Railway Project has 5 bidders

Big money projects under the government’s Public Private Partnership program is a crowd drawer among investors. The P171-billion South Line of the North South Railway Project (NSRP) under the public-private partnership (PPP) program has attracted five firms already. Leading the pack of parties interested include Ayala Corp., Metro Pacific Investments […]

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These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

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List: All 144 Philippine cities annual regular income for FY 2014

The Philippines has a total of 145 cities, either highly urbanized, independent or component as of December 2015. Of these local government units, 41 registered a regular annual income of P1 billion and above. In the lead pack include Quezon, Makati, Manila, Pasig and Davao. Fifty four cities registered an […]

Who takes care of fallen angels from Philippine sex tourism

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 […]

Get to know the new National Cultural Treasures of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines has come up with identifying more national cultural treasures and cultural treasures, the latest batch in 2015. The National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution which serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections […]

Parish priest rides hoverboard while singing inside church services

Now this is something new. Catholic priest Fr. Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal parish in Biñan, Laguna celebrated mass inside the church rolling on a hoverboard. A video of the priest on a hoverboard became viral in the social media. Eventually, Fr. Albert owned his mistake […]

Comelec to hold special elections on May 14 for areas with voting failure

MANILA — A total of 52 clustered precincts from 11 towns, many in the Autonumous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will hold a special voting on Saturday, May 14. This was confirmed as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the […]

Sculpture of Panday joins Elsa of Himala in Ilocos Norte sand dunes

LAOAG CITY, Apr. 29 – The popular Ilocos Norte sand dunes is turning fast into the destination of select Philippine cinema’s finest and iconic characters. After Nora Aunor’s ‘Elsa’ sculpture from the internationally-acclaimed movie ‘Himala’ (Miracle), another image of a film character, ‘Flavio’ in the fantasy film series ‘Ang Panday’ […]

These are some of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe’s promises

If you watched attentively during the 3rd and last presidential debate held yesterday at the Phinma University of Pangasinan, then you should have heard of candidate Grace Poe’s promises. Independent candidate Sen. Poe vowed to create a government that is sensitive to the needs of the suffering Filipino people, the […]