Biden cites PNoy’s ‘legacy’; push for rules-based int’l order

MANILA – United States President Joe Biden extended his condolences to the Filipino people on the passing of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as he remembered him as a “valued friend and partner” who left a remarkable legacy for promoting rules-based international order. “President Aquino’s steadfast commitment to advancing peace, upholding the rule of… Continue reading Biden cites PNoy’s ‘legacy’; push for rules-based int’l order

ARTA targets LGUs to automate biz one-stop shop in 2022

MANILA – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) targets all 1,600 local government units (LGUs) to have their electronic Business One-Stop Shop (e-BOSS) before the end of the Duterte administration. “It’s very possible that, at the end of the term of our President, we will have all our LGUs onboard,” ARTA director general Jeremiah Belgica said… Continue reading ARTA targets LGUs to automate biz one-stop shop in 2022

Fair weather to prevail over most parts of PH Friday

MANILA – Most parts of the country will experience generally fair weather on Friday. Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Bataan and Zambales due to the southwest monsoon affecting northern and central Luzon. “The rest of Luzon will have generally fair weather. Partly… Continue reading Fair weather to prevail over most parts of PH Friday

Manila Covid-19 Field Hospital starts ops Friday

MANILA – The Manila Mega Covid-19 Field Hospital begins its operation Friday, a day after its launch as the city celebrated its 450th anniversary of the Araw ng Maynila. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the hospital, which can accommodate even non-Manila residents, is expected to help decongest the city’s six district hospitals. “Pinasinayaan… Continue reading Manila Covid-19 Field Hospital starts ops Friday

BDP to foil Reds’ poverty tool used in recruitment

MANILA – With the Barangay Development Program (BDP), the government now has in possession a tool that can help defeat poverty that plays a part in the recruitment and radicalization of vulnerable communities into the ranks of communist terrorists and their radicalization. “For us in the security sector, we recognize that the radicalization of vulnerable… Continue reading BDP to foil Reds’ poverty tool used in recruitment

PRRD declares 10-day national mourning for Aquino

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 24 to July 3 as a Period of National Mourning over the passing of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1169 declaring a 10-day mourning period following the death of Aquino on Thursday… Continue reading PRRD declares 10-day national mourning for Aquino

Albay mourns PNoy’s death

LEGAZPI CITY – The Albay provincial government flew the Philippine flag at half-mast to honor former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III who passed away early Thursday. Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara issued Executive Order No. 21 directing all public government offices in the province to display their respective Philippine flag at half-staff as a sign… Continue reading Albay mourns PNoy’s death

Bataan residents scramble for Pfizer vaccines

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – An unusually big number of people crowded inoculation sites here Thursday, reportedly caused by the availability of Pfizer vaccines. Long lines of people as early as 4 a.m. were observed at the Lou-is Resort and Capitol Square mall, designated vaccination areas for residents and the Bataan People’s Center, the inoculation site… Continue reading Bataan residents scramble for Pfizer vaccines

BDP to prevent people from joining CPP-NPA: Escudero

LEGAZPI CITY – Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero said Thursday barangay development projects will prevent the people from joining the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), Speaking during the blessing and inauguration of the “Harong Paglaom” (House of Hope), a halfway home built for former NPA rebels in Juban town, Sorsogon, Escudero said, “Whole-of-Nation… Continue reading BDP to prevent people from joining CPP-NPA: Escudero

Locsin to attend global coalition meet vs. Daesh/ISIS

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. will participate in the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS in Rome, Italy on June 28, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday. The 83-member Global Coalition will gather ministers to discuss ways to sustain efforts to complete the defeat of Daesh/ISIS and… Continue reading Locsin to attend global coalition meet vs. Daesh/ISIS