MANILA The third Hamilton-class cutter which US President Barack Obama has pledged to donate to the Philippine Navy (PN) will greatly aid the country in its ongoing military modernization efforts. Continue reading "3rd Hamilton-class cutter to boost PHL military modernization efforts"
MANILA Rep. Alfredo D. Vargas III (5th District, Quezon City) has proposed to mandate the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to include in its coverage the diagnostic services for breast and cervical cancer. Continue reading "Bill seeks to expand PhilHealth coverage to include diagnostic services for cancer patients"
MANILA The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is now affecting Mindanao. Continue reading "Partly cloudy to cloudy skies in most parts of PHL"
MANILA Three new sculptures were given to the Philippines by Russia, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea as a memento for the conclusion of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in Manila on Friday. Continue reading "3 new pieces added to PICC’s APEC Sculpture Garden"
MANILA President Benigno S. Aquino III said he will bid farewell to his fellow leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as thank them for their continuing support for the Philippines, when he attends the 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Continue reading "President Aquino to thank fellow leaders as he attends his last ASEAN Summit"
MANILA Filipino commuters had to endure heavy traffic caused by road closures and rerouting schemes during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit because it was held in Manila. Question is, could it have been held someplace else? Continue reading "Why was APEC Summit 2015 held in Manila? DOT chief reveals why"
MANILA Senator Grace Poe on Friday said the public should also experience the internet speed that was made available during the just concluded 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Continue reading "Poe wants public to enjoy internet speed experienced by APEC participants"
MANILA Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito lauded on Friday the Philippines hosting of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit as a "milestone," particularly the well-managed culminating events in Manila which entertained global and business leaders from 21 member economies. Continue reading "Ejercito lauds PHL hosting of APEC as ‘milestone’"
MANILA The Philippines and Taiwan have signed a non-aggression pact in fishing zones where they have overlapping claims, in what could be a crucial step in soothing maritime rifts in the region. Continue reading "PHL, Taiwan sign fisheries law enforcement pact"
MANILA Leni Robredo, vice presidential candidate of the Liberal Party on Friday reiterated her push for the creation of an independent agrarian reform commission that will investigate allegations of corruption in land distribution. Continue reading "Leni Robredo: Probe Corruption in Land Distribution"
COTABATO CITY For public's safety, the city government here has intensified sanitary inspection of food outlets and eateries, warning food handlers of closure if business and sanitary permits are not secured. Continue reading "Cotabato City to close food outlets without sanitary permits"
GENERAL SANTOS CITY Anti-drug operatives arrested a barangay chairman and three other alleged drug pushers in separate operations on Friday in a farming village in Sto. Nino, South Cotabato. Continue reading "Village chief in S. Cotabato, 3 others nabbed in ‘shabu’ raids"
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Friday turned over to the military an Army soldier held captive by the New Peoples Army (NPA) for four months in the mountains of Misamis Oriental and released earlier today. Continue reading "Gov. Emano turns over to military Army soldier released by NPA after 4 months in captivity"
DAVAO CITY Rubber industry leaders lauded the Aquino government for giving the industry the needed support and serious intervention to save the industry. Continue reading "Rubber industry sector lauds Aquino government initiatives to revive industry"
DAVAO CITY College and technical-vocational students take center stage this year as the Interagency Council Against Trafficking in Region XI (IACAT XI) launches for the first time a video infomercial competition for them. Continue reading "Video infomercial contest highlights human trafficking awareness month in Davao"
COTABATO CITY The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) today distributed Certificates of Land Ownership (CLOAs) to almost 300 farmer beneficiaries in the region as one of the highlights of ARMM anniversary celebration, officials said. Continue reading "ARMM distributes 291 CLOAs to region's farmer beneficiaries"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Combined military and police operatives have arrested a notorious leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a manhunt operation in this city, a military official announced Friday. Continue reading "Troops arrest Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf leader"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Combined police and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have launched manhunt operations to arrest an inmate who bolted from detention in Zamboanga del Norte wednesday. Continue reading "Inmates escapes in Zambo Norte jail"
KIDAPAWAN CITY The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of North Cotabato approved on Thursday a Php 2.086-billion budget for the province in 2016. Continue reading "North Cotabato SP approves Php 2-B budget for 2016"
KIDAPAWAN CITY The North Cotabato provincial government has banned the transport of cassava - planting supplies from adjacent Bukidnon province, where a communicable plant disease continues to spread. Continue reading "N. Cotabato bans cassava plants from Bukidnon due to withes broom disease"
COTABATO CITY A family of three persons were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) during a raid in this citys coastal village Thursday night, officials said today. Continue reading "PDEA-12, CIDG arrest 4 persons for gun, shabu possession"
GENERAL SANTOS CITY The Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato has emerged as the best performing council this year in the entire province. Continue reading "South Cotabato town gets best performing anti-drug abuse council award"
GENERAL SANTOS CITY The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 12 has endorsed three legislative councils in the region to the national level of the 2015 Local Legislative Awards. Continue reading "DILG-12 endorses GenSan council, 2 others for national legislative awards"
GENERAL SANTOS CITY The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has assigned five police officers to key positions in South Cotabato province as part of the continuing reshuffle of local police officials. Continue reading "Five police officers in S. Cotabato get new assignments"
ZAMBOANGA CITY Series of fiber optic cable cuts disrupted the voice and data services the whole day Thursday in this city and other parts of the region. Continue reading "Fiber optic cable cuts disrupt voice, data services in Zambo"
MANILA Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the industry that is packed with so much potential to boost economic growth yet remains at the back seat in some countries for sometime now. Continue reading "APEC paints bright future for SMEs"
MANILA The Philippine equities market rallied on Friday, a day after the successful conclusion of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit in Manila. Continue reading "PHL stocks rally back to 6,900"
COTABATO CITY The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has a lot to offer, especially agricultural products, an agriculture official today said. Continue reading "ARMM residents urged to subscribe to region's agri products"
MANILA Off-grid electricity supplier DMCI Power Corp. (DPC) is looking to expand its energy portfolio to include renewable energy (RE). Continue reading "DMCI Power mulling renewable energy entry"
MANILA Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will further undertake measures for helping ensure food, nutrition and development of the blue economy across top fishery-producing Asia-Pacific region where some 25 percent of the world's hungry people live. Continue reading "APEC elevates campaign for food, nutrition, blue economy"