Search continues for missing plane with 6 on board; Air Force plane crash kills 2 

THE CIVIL Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said a Cessna single-engined general aviation aircraft went missing after departing Cauayan Airport in Isabela on Tuesday afternoon.   RPC1174, a Cessna 206 type aircraft, took off from the Cauayan Airport at 02:15 p.m. on Jan. 24 and was expected to arrive at an airport in Maconacon, Isabela […]

Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defense zone

TAIPEI — Seventy-one Chinese air force aircraft including fighter jets and drones entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in the past 24 hours, the island’s government said on Monday, the largest reported incursion to date. Of the aircraft, 43 also crossed the Taiwan Strait’s median line, an unofficial buffer between the two sides that lies […]

Cebu City to issue more notices of demolition to establishments

CEBU City Task Force “Gubat sa Baha” (War against flooding) will issue notices to several commercial and business establishments on Monday to voluntarily demolish their structures situated above the city’s major rivers within 10 days, after serving a similar notice to two uptown establishments on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Task force chairman and former environment […]

Justice dep’t says all hands on deck for investigation of broadcaster’s murder 

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday said an inter-agency investigation is underway for the killing of a radio broadcaster on Monday evening, which had been denounced by media groups, various sectors, and foreign governments.  “We will look at all the facts relevant to the case because there’s really no room for this behavior,” DoJ […]

Solon questions fuzzy disbursement reports of anti-communist task force

A CONGRESSMAN on Wednesday questioned the transparency of how the anti-communist task force spends its billion in funds, adding that the Office of the President has a responsibility to monitor both transfers and disbursements.    “Supposedly, the NTF-ELCAC must record everything that it receives,” Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raoul Danniel A. Manuel said at the plenary hearing […]

Judges condemn labeling of colleague by ex-gov’t official 

PHILIPPINE judges on Monday collectively condemned the labeling of one of their own as a communist by a former government task force official, citing the potential dangers posed by such arbitrary tagging.    “The Philippine Judges Association (PJA) deplores in no uncertain term the undeserved vilification, red-tagging and life-endangerment of a member of the judiciary,” the […]

Rama set to create Task Force Disiplina

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama is expected to issue a “very serious” executive order imposing strict discipline on residents, which is in line with his ambition for the city to achieve the status of Singapore, a small progressive city-state in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s strongest economies.The local chief executive told SunStar Cebu […]

Task force to use anti-money laundering mechanisms to fight online exploitation of kids 

JUSTICE Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla on Tuesday said an inter-agency task force would employ the country’s anti-money laundering mechanisms to restrict transactions related to online exploitation of children. Mr. Remulla told a live-streamed press conference that he would ask telecommunications companies to implement filters that would block these malicious websites and payments.   “Law enforcement […]

Indonesia recommends Energy Transition Policies at B20 ESC Meeting

JAKARTA, Jul 1, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate (ESC) Task Force has drafted recommendations and policy actions on global energy transition during the 5th call meeting that was held virtually on June 21, 2022. Deputy Chair of the Energy, Sustainability and Climate Task Force Agung Wicaksono speaks […]

B20 task force highlights recommendations to support net zero-carbon

JAKARTA, Jun 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability & Climate Task Force, led by state-owned oil giant Pertamina Group, put forth three recommendations to support realization of the target of net-zero carbon emissions. The B20 Energy, Sustainability & Climate (ESC) Task Force held entitled the third Task Force Call […]

B20 ESC Task Force to link performance, SDG targets with policies

JAKARTA, May 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate (ESC) Task Force has continued to strengthen steps to produce policy recommendations under the Indonesian G20 Presidency. Chair of the B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate Task Force, Nicke Widyawati, during the 4th Call Meeting of the task force in […]

B20 Task Force Provides Policy Recommendations on Energy Transition

JAKARTA, Mar 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability & Climate Task Force, led by state-owned oil giant PT Pertamina (Persero), has provided policy recommendations and actions for sustainable energy transition. The statement was delivered by Chair of B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate Task Force Nicke Widyawati during the 3rd […]