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TOP military officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) vowed to work together to fight terrorism, which poses threat to peace and security in the region. In a statement last Sunday, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public...
By Marchel P. Espina / Philippines News Agency MURCIA, Negros Occidental—A retirement home and caregiver center operated by Japanese firm Sanko Group of Cos. was inaugurated inside the Mambukal Resort here on Friday. The opening rites was led by Vice Gov. Eugenio...
By Alexander Lopez / PNA DAVAO CITY—Australia dominated the ninth Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup held at Cloud 9 of General Luna town in Surigao del Norte. Australian surfer Philippa Anderson emerged as the champion, while compatriot Mikaela Green placed second. Anderson bagged...
THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Bussairy recently led the signing of the “Dates Donation Agreement and Symbolic Turnover of Dates” during the ceremonial handover of dates to the World Food...
By Gladys S. Pino/PNA TRECE Martires City, Cavite—The provincial government of Cavite disbursed more than P28 million for medical, burial and various assistance that benefited 7,772 socially disadvantaged Kabitenyos, a first quarterly disbursement summary report disclosed on Monday. Provincial Social Welfare Development...
BACOOR CITY, Cavite—Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla led the inauguration of a new building for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) on Monday at the Bacoor Government Center, Bayanan. Mercado-Revilla officiated the ribbon-cutting rites with the PWD group President...
To boost the government’s campaign against criminality and terrorism in the country, President Duterte is set to sign two treaties when he visits Russia scheduled later this month. Justice Undersecretary Antonio Kho said the Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition treaties...
THE Philippine illegal-drugs trade is now a P120-billion-per-annum industry that supplies over 4 million users. The premier antidrug agency said that, this year, some P14.49 billion worth of illegal drugs have already been seized, or 12 percent of the estimated...
BRP Gregorio del Pilar led Naval Task Group (NTG) 80.5 that sailed on Saturday to participate in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) scheduled from May 11 to 19. Capt. Donn Anthony Miraflor, NTG 80.5...
By Lilian C. Mellejor / Philippine News Agency DAVAO CITY—Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua said the visit of their three navy ships will further strengthen relations between the Philippines and China. Zhao led the ceremony for the arrival of the...
By Azer N. Parrocha / Phiippine News Agency THE rich marine life of Negros Oriental was the key that opened doors to several jobs in the tourism industry. Among these were underwater guides and emergency responders, whose training was offered...
LAOAG CITY—Generating thousands of jobs for students, out-of-school youths and even senior citizens, the Public Employment Service Office (Peso) of the local government unit of Ilocos Norte is this year’s best performing PESO in Region 1. The latest record showed...
By Annabel J. Petinglay / Philippine News Agency SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Antique provincial office is tapping the voluntary services of senior citizens to help monitor the prices of basic goods. DTI Antique Information...
IMUS CITY, Cavite—Around 596 trainees—including persons with disabilities and senior citizens—completed their computer certificate modular courses last week from the Cavite Computer Center (CCC). Provincial Information and Communication Technology Office (PICTO) Head Camille Lauren V. del Rosario, with Senior Technical...
A 16-MEMBER delegation left for Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday morning on a mission to present the state of human rights in the Philippines during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheduled on Monday. The team, led by Sen. Alan S. Peter...
By Aerol B. Pateña | Philippines News Agency The government will implement a financial assistance program for public-utility jeepney (PUJ) operators and drivers, in line with efforts to modernize the country’s public transportation system. Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, Land...
ILLEGAL drugs have become a national security threat, Director General Isidro Lapeña of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. Speaking at the “RealNumbersPH” anti-illegal drugs forum in a hotel in Quezon City, Lapeña said the effects on the country...
THREE Bohol residents were rewarded by the government for tipping off authorities on the whereabouts of Abu Sayyaf Group members, resulting in the death of Joselito Melloria alias Abu Alih and three others. The three civilians, whose names have been...
JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II is set to order an investigation into the people or group believed to be behind the complaint against President Duterte and 11 senior government officials filed by lawyer Jude Jose Sabio before the...
THE Department of National Defense (DND) is fine with President Duterte’s announcement that he is willing to allow the country’s Navy ships to conduct naval maneuvers with their Chinese counterparts. “The DND welcomes every opportunity to forge stronger defense ties...