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THE National Police reported on Tuesday that it has foiled another attempt by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-inspired Maute Group to launch terrorist attacks in Metro Manila. “I am glad that alert operatives of the NCRPO discovered...
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday dismissed the seemingly contradictory statements issued by President Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop regarding human-rights issues in the Philippines, saying it was “just a difference in perspective”. “There was no contradiction between the Australian official...
DAVAO CITY—The National Economic and Development Authority-Region 11 (Neda-11) has expressed optimism that the recent visit of China’s vice premier here will lead to the realization of five key development projects, including the Mindanao Railway System. Maria Lourdes Lim, Neda...
More than 750,000 entrepreneurs have been served by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Negosyo Centers nationwide. “There are 759,223 total clients served to date, to include business- name registration and other Negosyo Center services,” Trade Undersecretary...
ALEOSAN, North Cotabato —The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the local government unit have launched the “Livestock Oksyon” Market (LOM) here  in a bid for livestock farmers selling their animals to get a fair price. Arnol  Esteban, a goat and...
FORMER Sen. Leticia Ramos-Shahani passed away on Monday at the age of 87. Shahani, the younger sister of former President Fidel V. Ramos, succumbed to cancer at the intensive care unit of Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City, where...
LISBON, Portugal—Diabetes killed 12 people a day in Portugal in 2015, a report released on Wednesday said. The report, titled “Diabetes: Facts and Numbers”  from the National Observatory for Diabetes, revealed the number of newly reported diagnosis grew in 2015,...
LHASA, Tibet—Cering Yangzom, 71, begins her day at 6 a.m. with a kettle of strong buttered tea, despite her carer’s frequent advice against it. “Drink more pure tea. Too much oil is bad for you,” Lhaba often told Cering Yangzom. Cering...
AFTER their successful familiarization overflight and tour in the Visayas, the Air Force’s brand-new FA-50PH “Golden Eagle” jet fighters started the Mindanao leg of their overflight in Mindanao on Wednesday morning. The overflights took place at 10 a.m. over the...
By Cielito M. Reganit / Philippines News Agency PRESIDENT Duterte late on Tuesday said the government is again engaged in dialogues with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), but stressed that parameters for a cease-fire would...
BATAN, Aklan—The National Museum has expressed interest to investigate a “mysterious” ship wreckage off Barangay Mambuquiao, Batan, in Aklan province. Geovanni Bautista, a researcher from the National Museum, said all they need to start is a letter request coming from...
By Priam F. Nepomuceno | Philippines News Agency TO demonstrate Philippine sovereignty and control over Benham Rise, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana is eyeing the increase of patrols in the area. The maritime feature is located off the coast of Aurora...
SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto on Monday urged the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) to forge a cease-fire before the Holy Week next month. Recto’s call came after negotiators from both sides agreed to resume peace...
THE Malaysian police said on Monday they have arrested seven suspects, including five Filipinos and one Malaysian immigration officer, in connection with the Islamic State (IS). The first Filipino suspect, who has permanent residence in Malaysia, was found to have...
MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 11 completed on Friday the release of P2,292,000 for 1,528 indigent senior citizens. The cash release was made this early, even as it should cover the first...
WINDHOEK—United Nations human-rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte is currently on an official visit to assess the human-rights situation of older persons in Namibia. A statement from the UN’s Information Center in Windhoek on Monday said the expert’s visit started on March...
LAOAG CITY—Senior citizens and retirees who are still capable to work are most welcome to apply for the Ilocos Norte summer tourism program of the provincial government. Senior citizens are highly regarded for their rich knowledge and experience in history....
SHOULD another Chinese survey ship appears off Benham Rise, which is near the provinces of Aurora and Isabela, it should be accosted and driven away from the country’s eastern seaboard. This is the order of Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana...
KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya—Town officials here have called on the national government to order a foreign mining firm to start its rehabilitation of the mine site in Didipio village after its operation was ordered suspended by the Department of Environment...
TACLOBAN CITY­—Global copra price has decreased steadily in the past two months, raising concerns that downward trading value may lose farmers’ interest to seriously cultivate coconut in Eastern Visayas region. The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) said United States’s production of...