“I CAN only surmise that there is (abuse in the drug operations). I do not have evidence to prove it except what we have seen. So hindi nakapagtataka na magkakaroon ng abuses…But let us not put down the other 48,000 drug operations that were succesful and have arrested almost 100,000 at may mga kasong naka-file…So […]
Freedom is a cause worth fighting for. People sacrifice their lives in the name of freedom. It is important for those who enjoy the freedom won from rulers and aggressors to mark the event with meaningful activities. On June 12, 2021, the Philippines observes the 123rd anniversary when Emilio Aguinaldo raised the flag of the […]
PHILIPPINE international trade value doubled in April as both exports and imports of merchandise goods posted record growth, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday. Read the full story.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) have filed a criminal complaint against four people and other unknown suspects allegedly involved in the collapse of German payment company Wirecard AG last year. Government prosecutors will conduct a preliminary investigation on the case, for falsification and violations of the General Banking Act, Electronic Commerce Act and […]
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), via its Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) unit, has issued cease and desist orders to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Philippine Navy for releasing wastewater into Manila Bay. According to documents provided by DENR Undersecretary […]
I could just imagine why Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese leader of a Spanish expedition, was killed in Mactan 500 years ago. Hubris seems to be the likely reason. When Magellan chose to get embroiled in what some historians say was a local conflict, he must have pricked the natives’ nascent patriotism. One can’t just set […]
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday night barred his Cabinet from talking in public about the country’s sea dispute with China, which some of his ministers had rebuked for its actions in the disputed waterway. “If we have to talk, we talk among ourselves,” he said in a televised speech. Only his spokesman can […]
Six Philippine firms have again made into the latest Forbes Global 2000 list ranking the world’s top public companies. SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) now leads Philippine firms at 877th place in Forbes magazine’s global ranking of the biggest and most valuable firms based on sales, profits, assets, and market value. SMIC’s ranking rose from the […]
What should buoy Philippine sovereignty, and what should sink it? Over two hundred kilometers off the Isabela coast in Luzon towards the Pacific Ocean is the 13-million-hectare Philippines Rise (imagine it bigger than the island of Luzon), erstwhile called Benham Rise before President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 25, which declared it a protected food supply […]
THE COUNTRY’S jobless rate in March fell to its lowest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday. Read the full story.
THE Philippine economy’s recovery is expected to be “fragile,” the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday, as it slashed its growth forecast to 4.5% this year due to uncertainties over the prolonged coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story.
Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana says that although we must exercise a “high degree of vigilance, a high degree of monitoring” over the persistent presence of around 200 Chinese maritime militia vessels, as the Philippine Coast Guard reported, at the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea, the matter should […]
By Patricia B. Mirasol THERE IS “low quality of evidence” that ivermectin can be used to prevent or treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to recommendations from the University of the Philippines Manila’s Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID), and the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council […]
THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) started its second step of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) rollout at Robinsons Galleria Cebu in Cebu City on Thursday, March 18, 2021. The Cebu City Government is ready to support the PSA 7 in helping residents from 80 barangays who want to obtain a national ID, according to Joan […]
Release of funds hinged on PCC deal approval, says proponent Infradev PHILIPPINE Infradev Holdings, Inc. announced on Tuesday that the investment of Hong Kong Binjiang Industrial Ltd. in its wholly owned subsidiary Makati City Subway, Inc. (MCSI), which takes charge of the listed firm’s underground railway project, will no longer push through. The Transport Oriented […]
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said his government had created an environment where women’s rights are respected. The tough-talking leader, who once said the presidency was not a job for a woman, added that the government has recognized women’s contributions to society. Governments, international organizations and women’s movements have “worked together and made […]
ESTEEMED fashion designer Benjamin S. Farrales, died on March 6. He was 89. Otherwise known as Mang Ben to friends and high society clients, Mr. Farrales was hailed as the “Dean of Philippine fashion.” Born in Cotabato in 1932, the multicultural milieu in that region would set the tone for his designs. The intricate local […]
The Philippine military is targeting to vaccinate 100 soldiers against the coronavirus daily once the first batch of vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. arrive, a military official said on Friday. Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel must get vaccinated, but they can choose a different brand at their own expense, spokesman Major General Edgard […]
President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate a shootout between police and agents of his anti-drug agency where four law enforcers were killed. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) would no longer conduct their own probes of the botched drug buy bust operation […]
The Philippine Embassy in the US has warned Filipinos there to remain cautious after recent attacks against Asian Americans. “Filipinos are advised to exercise utmost caution in view of these incidents,” it said in an advisory. It said it appreciates the swift action taken by US authorities to apprehend the perpetrators. “However, we call on […]