Duterte: No need for communism to implement genuine land reform
MANILA -- The communist ideology is not needed to implement genuine land reform program in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday. "To date, I have distributed something like 6,000 titles. You do not have to be a communist to have a good, true-blue land reform program," Duterte said in a speech at the Annual Asse ...
PNA | 7 hours ago
Conjoined twins get chance at normal lives
Like other twin babies, Divine and Mercy are cute, bubbly, and look almost exactly alike.It’s only when you look closer that you see the almost insurmountable problem they face: they were born conjoined at the chest. As residents of Sabang in Camarines Norte, their parents Rubelyn Guinto and Edmund Cerilo sought the help of Gover ...
MDM | 1 day ago
US imposes one-year ban on new Filipino workers
The high rate of overstaying FIlipinos and concerns over the high volume of victims of human trafficking have prompted the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to impose a one-year ban on Filipino migrant workers. The DHS published a notice on Friday in which it announced that new workers from the Philippines are no longer allowed to seek employment under H2 status in the United States. The ban runs from January 19, 2019 to January 18, 2020. The DHS said it believes the concerns on overstaying Filipinos and human trafficking are "severe enough" to warrant the removal of ...
MDM | 1 day ago
House panel approves bill lowering age of criminal liability
MANILA -- The House Committee on Justice approved on Monday a bill lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old, which amends Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. The panel only took about five minutes to approve the committee report containing the still unnumbered substitute bill after Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro motioned for its approval, following the opening remarks of panel chair Oriental Mindoro Rep. Salvador “Doy” Leachon. Castro’s motion was immediately seconded despite objections from Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas and Agusan ...
PNA | 2 days ago
Oil prices up for 3rd week in a row
MANILA -- Local pump prices are set to go up again Tuesday, the third increase in as many weeks. Oil firms announced Monday that prices of diesel will increase by P0.40 per liter, gasoline by P0.10 per liter, and kerosene by P0.15 per liter. According to industry sources, oil prices have gone up by 4 per ...
PNA | 2 days ago
Malacañang congratulates Pacquiao
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo congratulated Senator Manny Pacquiao on his victory over American Adrien Broner. "The Palace is one with the entire Filipino people in celebrating Senator Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao's successful WBA welterweight title defense over American Adrien Broner," Panelo said in a s ...
Daniel Joaquin, MDM | 3 days ago
Henry Sy, Philippines' richest man, dies at 94
MANILA -- The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate has announced. The 94-year-old, from the Chinese city of Xiamen, founded the Philippines' largest shopping centre chain ...
Agence France Presse | 4 days ago
'The best is yet to come': Palace welcomes drop in hunger rate
Malacañang on Thursday welcomed the Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that hunger dropped from 13.3% in September 2018 to 10.5% in December 2018. According to the survey, 10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4 million families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, a ...
Jon Joaquin | 6 days ago
Go warns vs fake Malasaki ID card
Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday warned against the existence of fake Malasakit identification cards, saying such ID cards are not needed to get assistance from the Malasakit Centers. A photo of fake Malasakit Assistance ID cards has been circulating on social media, with ...
Ayan Mellejor | 6 days ago
Understanding the TRAIN Law and its implications on FIlipinos
DAVAO CITY -- Filipinos should brace themselves for the implementation of the second tranche of Republic Act No. 10963 also known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act. While the TRAIN law was blamed for the rise in inflation and the corresponding increases in the price of commodities when ...
Lovely Carillo | 1 week ago
Davao court junks Trillanes plea to defer arraignment
DAVAO CITY -- Opposition Senator Antonio ...1 week ago