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The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will provide certificates for commuters who may be affected by the frequent breakdown of trains in the Light Railway Transit (LRT) system. The LRTA said this is part of efforts of government to address...
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready for last- minute applications for registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on October 23. With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres D. Bautista said the poll body expects many people...
By Darwin Wally T. Wee / Philippines News Agency ZAMBOANGA CITY—Various sectors on Monday condemned the beheading of the Moro soldier who was seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits last week in Sulu province. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Mujiv Hataman said...
By Johnny C. Nuñez / Philippines News Agency LEGAZPI CITY—College students in the Bicol University here and its campuses in Tabaco City and Polangui and Guinobatan towns, and in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country, will no longer...
ILOILO CITY—One hundred nine elderly from the city and the province of Iloilo each received P100,000 on Wednesday as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) started its distribution of cash incentives to qualified centenarians in the Western...
PRESIDENT Duterte has declined to accept the offer of an honorary degree from the University of the Philippines (UP), saying that accepting awards is not in his personality. “With due respect sa University of the Philippines, I do not accept...
President Duterte’s visit to the Middle East has also bagged a $1-billion sovereign investment fund from Qatar, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Monday. In a text message, Lopez said Qatar and the Philippines signed on Sunday morning the Investment...
LEGAZPI CITY—A total of 161 basketball teams involving 1,930 players and some 320 coaches are now enthusiastically competing in the ongoing First Albay Congressional Cup, sponsored by PDP-Laban Rep. Joey S. Salceda of Albay, setting a national record by...
DAVAO CITY—The Army’s 10th Infantry “Agila” Division has urged the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to make good their promise to release two soldiers that communist guerrillas seized in...
YANGON—The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of Myanmar issued an orange alert last Saturday, warning that a small cyclone is forming in the south east of Bay of Bengal and likely to enter the country’s Rakhine state. Daw Ye Ye...
UNITED States (US) Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made his first trip to Leyte to inaugurate classrooms and a livelihood-training center constructed by the US Embassy in the Philippines’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Palo Municipal Mayor...
ILOILO CITY—The provision of additional cash incentives to centenarians will depend on the availability of funds, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said in response to an ordinance enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) “honoring and granting additional benefits...
SAN FRANCISCO, California—Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found the unmet sleep needs of the elderly elevate their risk of memory loss and a wide range of mental and physical disorders. In an article published on April 5...
MOSCOW—The World Health Organization (WHO) has made some startling revelations ahead of the upcoming World Health Day as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide turned out to be depression. The WHO warned currently over 300 million people...
By Robert Maico | Philippines News Agency BATANGAS CITY—More than 5,000 people were taken to evacuation centers after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Batangas at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday and was shortly followed by another 6-magnitude temblor. Georgina Garcia, information...
SYDNEY—A man from the Philippines visiting Australia had his legs amputated, and could lose his arms after being bitten by a white-tailed spider. Terry Pareja, a father of two, was visiting his family in the Victorian country town of Birchip,...
FORMER Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Romeo Jalosjos is one of the 36 applicants on the list for presidential pardon published by the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP). The 76-year-old former lawmaker is seeking absolute pardon for his statutory rape...
By Sammy F. Martin / Philippines News Agency THE peace panels of the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) late Wednesday sealed an agreement on an interim joint cease-fire, leading to a comprehensive settlement of the 48-year insurgency, Chief Peace...
POLICEMEN arrested a Korean-American for alleged drug trafficking during an operation in Pasay City on Wednesday night. Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares, National Police Drug Enforcement Group acting commander, said the operation was launched on Wednesday at 9:20 p.m., in coordination...
By Saul E. Pa-a | Philippines News Agency CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna—The Office of Civil Defense-Calabarzon (OCD-Calabarzon) went on red alert following the occurrence of more aftershocks from the 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Batangas on Tuesday evening. The town of Tingloy,...