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DOTr showcases modern PUVs at expo

MANILA, April 3, 2018 – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to implement the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) to provide a safe, reliable and environment-friendly public transportation system in the country. During the...

NPA attacks during Holy Week ‘all the more angers us’ — Dureza

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) –The Philippine government condemned on Monday the “senseless destruction” allegedly caused by communist rebels in Davao City during the Holy Week. “The fact that three consecutive attacks happened during the observance of Holy Week all the more...

House bill requiring prepaid SIM card registration passes 2nd reading

MANILA, Apr 2 (Mabuhay) –All Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card users may soon be required to register in a bid to track down individuals who use mobile phones to perform criminal activities. The House of Representatives has recently approved on second reading House Bill...

Duterte open to resume peace talks but NPA ‘must stop extortion activities’

MANILA, April 4, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has expressed readiness to resume peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) provided that the New People’s Army (NPA) stops its extortion activities and attacks. “If you really want to make it happen, then...
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EDSA Revolution highlights Pinoys’ love for country

MANILAm, February 25, 2018 – The bloodless EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986 highlights the Filipinos’ love for their country. “(The) EDSA Revolution is a landmark of hope and unity that Filipino people never hesitated to show their love for country,” said...

BI nabs S. Korean phone fraudster

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a South Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in Seoul for operating a multi-million dollar telephone fraud scheme that victimized his compatriots in 2015. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Jung Hyojin,...

Duterte awaits Cimatu ‘suggestion’ on Boracay pollution

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be waiting for the recommendation of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu to address Boracay’s environmental woes, Malacanang said Monday. In a Palace briefing, Roque said...

Marwan’s wife, 4 others arrested in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY, February 25, 2018 – Police and military personnel arrested the wife of slain Jemaah Islamiyah bomber Zulkifli Abdhir alias ‘Marwan’ and four others in a joint operation at Purok 5 Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte around 6:22 a.m. Sunday. Supt. Lemuel...
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OFWs repatriated from Kuwait now at 1,500: DFA

MANILA, February 18, 2018 – With around 130 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived in Manila from Kuwait Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the number of repatriates from the Gulf state has reached 1,500. DFA said majority of these are household service...

1987 Constitution part of solution, not the problem — framers

MANILA, Feb 16 (Mabuhay) — While the 1987 Philippine Constitution was an imperfect document that could be improved, amending it to accommodate a federal form of government would not solve society’s ills, 11 of the Constitution’s framers asserted in a statemen...