March 25, 2019 - Monday
Weather icon
26.85 ℃, Few clouds
Davao City, Philippines

The Nation

Senate, House teams meet to discuss 2019 budget

MANILA -- Negotiators from both the Senate and the House of Representatives meet on Monday to discuss the contentious issues in the proposed 2019 national budget. The Senate contingent, composed of Senators Loren Legarda, Panfilo Lacson, and Gregorio Honasan II, will meet with the House team - composed of Camarine ...

PNA | 4 hours ago

The Nation

Beijing ignores del Rosario, Carpio-Morales complaint vs Xi before ICC

MANILA — Beijing will ignore the case filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping by two former Philippine officials as it did not represent the view of the Philippines, Charge d'Affaires Tan Qingsheng of the Chinese Embassy in Manila said. Tan was reacting to the March 13, 2019 communication sent by former Fo ...

FRIENDS. File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on November 20, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL ...

PNA | 2 days ago

The Nation

BOC, PDEA foil P1.8-B shabu shipment

MANILA -- A shipment containing 276 kilograms of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P1.8 billion and packed to appear like tea products was intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) Friday night. MICP District ...

SHABU BUST. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino inspects the shabu shipment made to appear like tea products. (Photo courtesy of PDEA Director General ...

PNA | 2 days ago

The Nation

Go lauds Duterte EO on pay hike

Despite the uncertainty in the enactment of the 2019 budget, government employees can now receive the salary increase they were expecting to get this year after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 76, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said. Signed by President Duterte ...

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go at a recent campaign sortie.

MDM | 2 days ago

The Nation

Go to push for more agriculture, tourism, and healthcare programs

DAET, Camarines Norte -- Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to push for more agriculture, tourism, and healthcare programs as he thanked the people of Camarines Norte for their show of support for him and the other senatorial candidates of the ...

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go greets supporters in a recent sortie in Ca ...

MDM | 3 days ago

The Nation

Duterte permanently terminates peace talks with communists

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night announced the permanent termination of the peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). “I am officially announcing the permanent termination of our talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines. I am no longer entertaining in ...

SALUTE. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes a soldier during the 122nd Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City on M ...

MDM | 3 days ago

The Nation

DFA notes increase in overseas voters

MANILA -- The number of registered Filipino voters overseas for the upcoming polls has increased by more than 100 percent over the figure six years ago. Data obtained by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) showed that 1,822,115 million overseas Filipinos have been registered for the May 13 elec ...

Courtesy of DFA-Overseas Voting Secretariat

PNA | 4 days ago

The Nation

Go promotes Marikina-made shoes

MARIKINA CITY – Former Special Assistant to the President and senatorial aspirant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday appealed to the Filipino people to patronize footwear made in Marikina as well as other locally-made products to promote local small businesses and industries. In his mess ...

Former Special Assistant to the President and senatorial aspirant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is welcomed by supporters in Marikina.

MDM | 4 days ago

The Nation

Senate, House negotiators to try to break budget deadlock Monday

MANILA -- Negotiators from both the Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to meet on Monday to break the deadlock over the proposed 2019 national budget, Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on finance, said she hopes they would be able to resolve the contentious ...

PNA | 4 days ago

The Nation

Parts of North Ave. closed to traffic due to MRT-7 construction

MANILA -- Some areas of North Avenue in Quezon City will be closed to traffic starting Thursday night until Friday morning (March 21-22) to give way for the relocation of power lines by Manila Electric Company (Meralco) which are affected by the ongoing construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line-7 (MRT-7) Project. ...

Illustration courtesy of Department of Transportation

PNA | 4 days ago