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Watch Teaser If We Erase Traditional Politics We Win

This Philippine province of almost two million people, or 1.9 (1,952,544) million warm bodies according to the official census count of 2015 is the biggest in the Bicol region in terms of population and land area. While it is rich in natural resources and beautiful scenic places, majority of its […]

Office of VP Robredo issues statement on Chinese President Xi Jinping state visit

On November 21st, 2018, the Office of the Vice President issued a statement which addresses concern on the issues hounding the 2-day state visit  of Chinese President Xi Jinping  upon the invitation of President Duterte. Read the full statement below: “We call on the administration to be transparent with all […]

Watch busy foot traffic on mall hallway intersection

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 […]

Watch the PH House of Representatives abolish the Commission on Human rights

Watch the fast paced version (Cbanga360.net version) of the discussion by the lower chamber of the Philippines’ congress, the House of Representatives on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights. Follow the discussion as the representative from the Party List Sagip, the Honorable Rodante Marcoleta take the […]

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

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 […]

BSP wants you to know the Philippine bank notes are hard to counterfeit

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wants you to know that it would be very difficult to produce a counterfeit of the new generation Philippine bank notes now in circulation. With the very stringent process, the bank note paper used made up of cotton with Philippine abaca, and all other security features […]

Peso seen to breach the 54 level to a US dollar in 2018

This should confirm the long suspected plunge of the peso vis-à-vis the US dollar. Now the peso is seen to weaken further beyond the range of 48-50 until the end of year 2017. If it does, which is srongly possible, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economc managers are missing something. Yet, it […]

BSP to demonetize coins: Is it time yet to break open the piggy bank?

Soon, piggy bank savers will have to unload before the coins become worthless. It is because the Philippines’ Bangko Sentral (BSP) is set to release new generation coins with security features before the end of this year. Coins that will have a makeover include the one centavo, fifty centavos, one […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor

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 […]

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

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 […]

Phillippines nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

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 […]

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

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 […]

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

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. […]

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President

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 […]

AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace

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 […]

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

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 […]

Surface and underground mine workers can retire at age 50 – SSS

The Social Security System (SSS) lowered the age for optional and technical retirement of both surface and underground mine workers from the previous retirement age of 55 years old to 50 years old. Tis is in compliance with Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Department Order (DO) No.167 S-2016. SSS President […]

President Duterte douse cold water on claims of fake news site VS Robredo

What’s next when truth is twisted and served as fake news? On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte doused cold water on the fake news article published maliciously by a dubious, fake news web site, obviously supportive of the administration but into overdrive attack against critics, particularly vice-President Leni Robredo.

This is how SSS pensioners will get their P1-K increase

On Wednesday, Malacanang confirmed approval of the initial release of P1,000 pension hike for Social Security System beneficiaries.The palace nod signals the fund administrator can release the promised P1,000 hike beginning Mach 2017 and retroactive covering from the month of January this year. According to the SSS, the schedule of […]

Robredo back from USA, visits NIA road fire victims

The good news here is that upon arrival of Vice-President Leni Robredo on Monday at the airport, she visited immediately the fire victims in Quezon City. From a facebook post, Ms.Bella Enriquez said:”Straight from the airport, VP Leni Robredo visits affected residents of the NIA Road fire, promises to coordinate […]

The alarming grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines

Is there a grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines? Consider this alarming facts that already a total of 758 new HIV cases have been recorded by the HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Philippines (HARP) as of November, bringing the current total to 38,872. The breakdown […]

VP Robredo denies knowledge, involvement in oust Duterte effort

Vice-President Leni Robredo denies awareness and involvement in any effort to oust President Duterte. On Friday, the website www.lenirobredo.com posted a statement from the vice-president herself: 30 December 2016 I am not aware of, much less am I involved in, any effort to “oust” the President. Furthermore, I categorically deny […]

Robredo urges Pinoys to be humble, give love, bring hope and unity

This is the Christmas 2016 message of Vice President Leni Robredo posted on her facebook account. Maligayang Pasko po sa inyong lahat. At mula sa akin sa aking mga anak at sa opisina ng pangalawang pangulo. Hindi ba’t kapag lumalamig na ang simoy ng hangin tayo ay nakakaramdam na ng […]

No muzzle taping for PNP guns this Christmas holidays

The police authorities are afraid of the ghosts created by their barrel-hungry actions. That would seem the most logical reason why the Philippine National Police has done away with the muzzle taping of gun barrels during the Christmas holidays. The new policy is a complete departure from previous police leaderships. […]

Wonder how much OFW remittance adds up to and where they come from?

Wondered how much Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance adds up to and where they come from? Here’s a dated infograhic presentation showing an increase of OFW remittance beginning 2013 sourced from data provided by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Philippine-based banks and financial remittance companies processed about $26.2 billion or P1.20 […]

Why DOLE has to always remind employers on early release of 13th month pay?

As the last of ’ember months’ end this year, the Department of Labor emphasize it is a must for employers to pay workers’ 13th month pay no later than December 24th. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III emphasized this on Monday because companies either do not comply with the law […]

Decline in PH export brings down total trade revenue in July 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 […]

VP Leni Robredo presents lean budget, 14.28 per cent lower than that of 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 […]

Two months into the anti-drugs campaign, body count breaches 2,500

The number of drug fatalities, persons killed in the continuing campaign of the government against illegal drugs already passed 2,500 within a period of two months. It is the same period of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tenure at the helm of the government. The Philippine National Police update on Tuesday include […]

NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing

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 […]

Philippines ranks 74th out of 128 economies in innovation

In the 2016 Global Innovation Index (GII) report, the Philippines was 74th on innovation among 128 economies surveyed. The report jointly released by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD ranked 128 economies in terms of their Global Innovation Index (GII) based on 82 indicators. The 9th edition […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Peeved Duterte just declares vacant all positions with presidential appointment

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 21 — At a press conference after midnight Sunday at the Presidential Guesthouse in Panacan, President Duterte unceremoniously declared all positions in the government with appointment by a president must consider themselves resigned effective immediately (Monday) to push through with the cleansing of the ranks in the […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Irked Duterte reminds Sereno: Don’t create crisis

A feisty but visibly irked President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte has remained defiant amid the pronouncement made by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on the inclusion of some judges in the list of persons allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in the country, during his speech in […]

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

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 […]

Duterte call on lawmakers to do part in changing the constitution

President Rodrigo Duterte is storngly supportive of changing the constitution to pave the way for his brainchild of federalism. At first he is batting for a constitutional convention (ConCon). But after being briefed on the cost that range between P10 and P50 billion, he is now on the side for […]

Duterte threatens big business to stop “Endo” practice or face closure

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday sets his eyes on the practice of big business when it comes to employement and contractualization. He issued a reminder to refrain from the practice of contractualization just to cut cost as they would face closure. He said they will lose their permits to operate […]

Latest count, 300 bodies and counting on Duterte’s drug war

It is now thirty one days into the 6-year term of President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte. The most brazing accomplishment that splattered the face of national news were the blood and lifeless bodies of suspected drug users and pushers in various parts of Metro Manila and elsewhere in […]

Ultimatum fails, Duterte lifts unilateral ceasefire with NPA

It would seem that the ultimatum directed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Communist Party of the Philippine’s New Peoples Army to declare unilateral ceasefire fell on deaf ears. As the administration deadline lapsed after 5pm of Saturday, the president lifted his order for unilateral ceasefire made on July 25 […]

Duterte tells NPA deadline to declare truce until Saturday only

As if part of the present political establishment, the New Peaople’s Army just got word from President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday it has to declare a truce or else. Duterte on Friday gave the ultimatum that the rebels have until Saturday afternoon to declare a truce during his visit to […]

Pimentel elected Senate President, Alvarez assumed the post of House Speaker

Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez handily wins the Speakership of the House of Representatives with 251 lawmakers voting for him during the start of the 17th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on Monday. It was Liberal Party (LP) stalwart and outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. […]

Duterte admin seen to implement forced savings program for employees

Employed Filipinos can look forward to additional salary or wage deductions from their take home pay very soon. A regular deduction from monthly salary would be set aside as provision for retirement which was provided under Republic Act 9505 or the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) law. The forced […]

Expect these during the 1st SONA of President Duterte

On Monday’s first State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, do not expect to see the wives of honorable members of the Senate and House of Representatives, including the lady legislators garbed in pompous terno with matching jewelry. After all, the event is not about the display […]

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PAGASA assigns 3 storm teams to monitor “Ruby”

MANILA, Dec. 6 -– The importance of available technology advancement and qualified, tech-prepared manpower can best be demonstrated on the on-going weather and typhoon watch happening now. Three storm chaser teams in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be reporting updates on typhoon “Ruby’s” strength and direction, the state weather agency […]

SSS pensioners and beneficiaries to get 13th month bonus

Quezon City, Nov. 28 — Good news for the 1.9 million pensioners of the Social Security System who are bound to receive their 13th month pay this December as part of the tradition which began in 1998. The total amount of SSS fund for release will amount to P6 billion. […]

To curb road accidents, bill on speed limiter on PUBs get senate nod

The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a bill which seeks to mandate the installation of a speed limiter in all public utility buses (PUBs). Voting 19-0, the senators passed Senate Bill No. 2999 which is aimed at reducing road accidents by requiring buses to install speed […]

US renews commitment to PH security amid tensions in Asia

MANILA, Dec. 18 — The United States renews its commitment to the security of the Philippines and the Asian region with the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry in the country. Kerry arrived in the Philippines Tuesday morning and met President Benigno S. Aquino III later in the […]

Surface and underground mine workers can retire at age 50 – SSS

The Social Security System (SSS) lowered the age for optional and technical retirement of both surface and underground mine workers from the previous retirement age of 55 years old to 50 years old. Tis is in compliance with Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Department Order (DO) No.167 S-2016. SSS President […]

3rd Batch of complaint on alleged misuse of P10-B PDAF may be filed?

MANILA — A new batch of complaint involving the alleged misuse of the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund may be filed as a new group of whistleblowers, including government officials, have surfaced. Because of this, the second batch of complaint involving the alleged pork barrel scam filed before the Office […]

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 […]

Robredo urges Pinoys to be humble, give love, bring hope and unity

This is the Christmas 2016 message of Vice President Leni Robredo posted on her facebook account. Maligayang Pasko po sa inyong lahat. At mula sa akin sa aking mga anak at sa opisina ng pangalawang pangulo. Hindi ba’t kapag lumalamig na ang simoy ng hangin tayo ay nakakaramdam na ng […]

Comelec to start printing of 55.7 million ballots for May 2016 elections

The Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start printing of more than 55.7 million official ballots for the May 9 polls at the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City on Monday. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said that the start of ballot printing will involve the dry run of the […]

Conditional, release of political prisoners if Reds ok to meet for negotiations

DAVAO CITY — Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will release all political prisoners if leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines – National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) say “yes” to come home and sit down with government for talk peace. Duterte said coming home for the negotiations will be his only […]

Catholics need not breed ‘like rabbits’ – Pope Francis

Catholics need not breed ‘like rabbits’ – Pope Francis Pope Francis literally shunned the Philippine government’s official move on use of contraception in the country despite opposition from the Catholic bishops. Defending the Catholic Church’s ban on contraceptives, he said that followers of the faith don’t have to breed “like […]

Safety of Pope Francis’ visit in the hands of PNP

QUEZON CITY, 16 November (PIA) – Safety of Pope Francis’ visit in the hands of PNP. The forthcoming visit to the country of Pope Francis next year will receive the “whole of government approach” security from the Philippine National Police. This early, the PNP is making early preparations to ensure […]

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Malacanang thanks Filipinos for successful Papal visit

Malacanang thanks Filipinos for successful Papal visit. MANILA, Jan. 20 — Malacanang palace has expressed its gratitude to the Filipino people for the successful five-day state and apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. “We thank our countrymen for their solidarity in ensuring the safety of the Pope… the […]

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P300.2-Tln budget passes 3rd and final reading by PH Senate

The Philippine Senate on Thursday night passed on third and final reading the proposed Php300.2- trillion national budget for 2016 with some major amendments including the Php10.78-billion augmentation to the Department of National Defense budget. Other amendments introduced in the Senate finance committee report included the restoration of the P500 […]

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation MANILA, Feb. 7 — Addressing the nation for the second time since the tragic Mamasapano incident, President Benigno S. Aquino on Friday vowed to capture terrorist Abdul Basit Usman who escaped from the law enforcement operation conducted by the PNP Special Action […]

Peso gains strength vs. dollar on Monday

MANILA, Dec. 2 — The peso strengthened against the United States dollar on Monday and is seen to remain this way until Friday on account of the volume of data set for release this week that is expected to be on the US dollar’s disadvantage. It gained P0.10 to end […]

Update: Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan) death toll now at 3,982

MANILA, Nov 19 — In its latest official tally, the national disaster council on Tuesday announced the death toll for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has reached 3,982 while damage to lives and property reached over P11 billion The casualty count is broken down in Calabarzon with 2; Mimaropa, 5; Bicol, 5; Western […]

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 […]

About PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO

This is a short post about PhilRice at 29, its rice production thrust and GMO. The country’s premier government agency on research and improvement of rice varieties had its 29th year anniversary recently. The Philippine Rice Research Institute commonly known as PhilRice for short is an attached agency of the […]