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Thursday, March 23, 2017
TRAVEL agencies in the country are now assured that their revenue stream will remain intact after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) retracted an earlier order allowing the sector to only process passport renewals. The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), with over 500 member-travel agencies across the country and a...
FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija—Joint elements of the 703rd Infantry (Agila) Brigade, the 56th Infantry (Tatag) Battalion and the National Police in Nueva Ecija nabbed a certain alias Isaac/Moises, front secretary of Platun Nueva Ecija-Nueva Vizcaya-Eastern Pangasinan on Wednesday. Troops nabbed the suspect at Barangay General Luna, Carranglan, Nueva...
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed the petition of an anti-crime group seeking the issuance of an injunction to stop the conversion of the historic Army and Navy Club in Manila into a boutique hotel and a casino gaming facility. In a six-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Ramon...
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 and intercepted in time an improvised explosive device being prepared...
RUBB HALLS, ambulances, emergency field hospitals, rescue trucks, payloaders, water tankers, generators, and thousands of doctors, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), surgeons, trained first aiders and Red Cross 143 volunteers—the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has mobilized its entire system in anticipation of the “Big One” earthquake that may hit Metro...
THE military manhunt operation against a band of communist rebels entered its second day on Tuesday in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, following the ambush of the Marines on Monday at a remote village in the area. The ambush staged by the New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas resulted in the death of...
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 and the Philippine president, just a difference in perspective,” Presidential...
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an immigration lookout bulletin order (Ilbo) against David Go Lim Jr., the primary suspect in the alleged Cebu road-rage-shooting incident. Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II ordered Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente to instruct all immigration officers in the country’s airports and seaports to...
SENATORS are divided on giving legislative backing to Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio’s initiative prodding President Duterte to protest China’s impending construction projects in Panatag Shoal on the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III saw no necessity for it even as Minority Leader Franklin M....
SENIOR Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio on Monday advised President Duterte to avoid issuing statements that “impliedly waives Philippine sovereignty to any Philippine territory in the contested West Philippine Sea”. In a statement, Carpio reminded Duterte that being the Commander in Chief  of the Armed Forces, he is...
MEDICAL clinics serving Filipino workers bound for Kuwait have asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to junk the indefinite suspension slapped on them by Health Secretary-designate Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial without the benefit of a formal complaint. In a 30-page petition for certiorari with prayer for the grant of a...
SENATORS belonging to the minority bloc claimed credit for seven of 10 national bills passed by the Senate before members of Congress adjourned sessions last week for their traditional Lenten recess. Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said on Monday “the record will bear this out”, noting that five of...
SUPREME Court (SC) Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio has alerted the government that the reported plan of China to install a radar station in the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal could be part of its air-defense identification zone (Adiz) at the West Philippine Sea. Carpio said the installation of an environmental...
PHYSICIANS and other health workers are demanding that President Duterte guarantee their safety as they work in the countryside, in the wake of the killing of Dreyfuss Perlas, a physician, by a lone gunman in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. Dr. Julie Caguiat, convener of  Protection and Justice for Doctors and...
A MEMBER of the independent minority bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday filed the first impeachment complaint against President Duterte. Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano of Magdalo said the impeachment complaint was based on Duterte’s alleged culpable violation of the Constitution, bribery, betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption...
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 airspace of Cagayan de Oro, Butuan and Surigao cities, said...
A day before the Congress goes on a Lenten break, the leadership of the House of Representatives on Wednesday declared vacant the positions of Deputy Speaker for Central Luzon held by Lakas Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of Pampanga, and 11 committee chairmen for voting against the revival of the death...
THE New People’s Army (NPA) is still waiting for instructions from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on how to reinstate its unilateral cease-fire. NPA Spokesman Jorge Madlos, in a statement issued late on Tuesday, said the NPA National Operations Command (NOC) “welcomes and supports...
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 be clearly set. In his speech before the first general assembly...
SEVERAL congressmen recently called for the termination of an ongoing congressional investigation involving the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) following the alleged suicide of ERC Director Jose Francisco Villa Jr. House Minority Leader Danilo E. Suarez of the Third District of Quezon made the motion for the conclusion of the hearings...