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Paolo Duterte resigns as Davao City vice mayor

MANILA, Dec 25 (Mabuhay) — Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has resigned from his post. “I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor of Davao City effective today, December 25, 2017,” Duterte said in a speech during a special session of the city council on...

PDEA chief surprised over actor Mark Fernandez’s acquittal from drug raps

MANILA – Former regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon and now director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Aaron Aquino, on Wednesday expressed surprise over the acquittal of TV and movie actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, who...

Duterte appoints ex-BOC chief as OCD deputy administrator Under Senate detention, Faeldon was linked to P6.4-billion meth bust

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Bureau of Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon as Deputy Administrator III of the Department of National Defense-Office of Civil Defense (DND-OCD). Currently, Faeldon is detained at the Senate after refusing to testify on the probe...

House okays promotion of safe, non-hazardous children’s products

MANILA – The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to regulate the importation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of children’s products containing hazardous chemicals. With 189 affirmative votes, the House unanimously approved...

Ejercito on dengue vaccine: Aquino acted ‘in good faith’

MANILA – Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said Friday he believes former president Benigno Aquino III acted “in good faith” when he allowed the purchase of PHP3.5-billion worth of Dengvaxia dengue vaccine during his term. “I’m not a fan of (former) President Aquino. We have...

Congress should have been told about Dengvaxia purchase

MANILA – The Congress should have been informed about “huge” transactions made by government, such as the purchase of dengue vaccines worth PHP3.5 billion, before it pushed through, a senator said Friday. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito made this remark a day after the Senate Blue...

Duterte: I’ll do everything to protect the next generation

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte vowed to protect the welfare of children through government’s continuing efforts to eradicate corruption, criminality, illegal drugs, and terrorism. President Duterte made his pledge during the conferment ceremony of the 2016 Presidential...

AFP lauds Senate passage of pay hike bill for soldiers, cops

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed its gratitude to the Senate for approving on third and final reading the resolution which seeks to increase the base salary of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) starting January next year. “We are...
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Manila Cathedral carries new tagline, logo

MANILA – The Manila Cathedral is not just an edifice with a venerable neo-Romanesque architecture where people gather, but is a mother teaching and taking care of the life of her children, the Catholic faithful. This, according to the basilica’s leaders, explains the famed...
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Duterte gives cash, gifts to returning OFWs

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga – President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his gratitude to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for their contribution to the country’s economic progress during the Overseas Filipino Workers Welfare Administration’s (OWWA) “Pamaskong Salubong Para sa OFW”...