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 2020-02-20 07:32 

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Solons' pet projects inserted in 2020 budget to be reviewed first before funding, says DBM...

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will first review legislators' alleged realignments in the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget before it releases funds, but only for projects ready for rollout. In a statement, the DBM said budget provisio...

 2020-02-20 07:32 

Manila Bulletin

ASF spreads to another village in Davao...

DAVAO CITY - A city official here bared that the African Swine Fever (ASF) has already spread to another village adjacent to the affected barangays in Calinan district....

 2020-02-20 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Sandiganbayan acquits former PCSO GM, 2 directors, of graft, breach of conduct charges...

The Sandiganbayan Second Division has acquitted former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Rosario Uriarte and two former members of the office's board of directors of their graft and breach of conduct charges for reportedly r...

 2020-02-20 07:26 

Manila Bulletin

Lagman slams as 'unconstitutional' bill extending foreign ownership of telcos, transport services...

Even if finally enacted into law, the bill that seeks to allow greater participation or even full ownership of transportation and telecommunications firms by aliens will have to pass the Supreme Court's scrutiny for allegedly being "fatally violat...

 2020-02-20 07:24 

Manila Bulletin

Espenido denies drugs link, says he's pro-life...

BACOLOD CITY - Government drug war poster boy Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido said he has nothing to do with the drug-related killings in the province....

 2020-02-20 07:21 

ABS-CBN

Immigration officer tags NAIA ex-terminal heads as 'conduits' of illegal Chinese entry in PH...

Former immigration terminal heads at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) facilitated the "pastillas" scheme, which enabled Chinese workers to illegally enter the Philippines using tourist visas, an immigration officer told a Senate panel...

 2020-02-20 07:20 

Manila Bulletin

Puppy that can't walk befriends a pigeon that can't fly...

Rescue animals Lundy the puppy and Herman the pigeon instantly became best friends....

 2020-02-20 07:14 

Manila Bulletin

Bato tags drug lords as being behind slay of BuCor's top lawyer...

Senator Ronald dela Rosa tagged on Thursday the convicted drug lords at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) as the ones responsible for the death of the suspended top lawyer of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor)....

 2020-02-20 07:12 

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Coronavirus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only...

TOKYO --- A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.It's now limited to only Japanese athletes with the Ol...

 2020-02-20 07:11 

Manila Bulletin

1st phase clinical study of anti-dengue drug ongoing...

The first phase of the clinical study of the anti-dengue drug is expected to be complete by the end of April this year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Thursday....

 2020-02-20 07:07 

ABS-CBN

Duterte relieves Immigration officials involved in 'pastillas' scheme...

President Rodrigo Duterte has relieved all Bureau of Immigration officials and employees allegedly involved in the so-called "pastillas" bribery scheme where local immigration personnel receive bribes from Chinese nationals who enter the country t...

 2020-02-20 07:05 

Philippine Star

Mistreatment of De Lima reflects 'broader attacks' vs rights defenders — groups...

In a joint statement, Amnesty International, FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch called on the Philippine government to immediately release the senator and drop the "politically-motivated" charges against her....

 2020-02-20 07:05 

Philippine Star

DepEd: National, regional school events may resume next week...

DepEd also reiterated that schools should ensure adequate supply of water and soap in campuses, and hand sanitizers and alcohol....

 2020-02-20 06:57 

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Hope springs eternal: Citira may still pass before Congress' Holy Week break...

The Senate version of the Duterte administration's second tax reform package for corporate income may still pass before Congress takes a Holy Week break on March 13. This likelihood was seen as the Senate committee that hammered out its report on the ...

 2020-02-20 06:50 

Manila Bulletin

Senate energy committee to discuss country's power supply ahead of summer demand...

The Senate energy committee will hold a hearing on the power supply situation in the Philippines as the onset of the summer season draws near....

 2020-02-20 06:46 

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DM Wenceslao nets P2.37B...

Integrated construction and property developer D.M. Wenceslao & Associates Inc. (DMW) booked a net profit of P2.37 billion in 2019, up by 24 percent on higher earnings unlocked from lot sales, residential developments and property leasing. Operating profi...

 2020-02-20 06:44 

Manila Bulletin

PAGASA: Good weather expected today, but gale warnings over seaboards...

Good weather will prevail across the country today while the northeast monsoon continues to affect the Philippines, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said....

 2020-02-20 06:44 

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Rules issued to exempt from tax sale of gold by small-scale miners, traders to BSP...

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday (Feb. 20) issued guidelines for tax exemption of small scale miners selling their gold to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) that would start in March. The BIR's Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 4-2020 wa...

 2020-02-20 06:39 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte calls POGO escort service 'grave form of corruption,' sacks BI personnel...

The immigration personnel involved in the alleged escort service for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) workers have been relieved from their posts and will face the appropriate charges upon the order of President Duterte, Malacanang announced Thu...

 2020-02-20 06:39 

Manila Bulletin

Panelo: PRRD relieves BI personnel involved in 'pastillas' scheme...

Immigration personnel involved in the alleged "pastillas" bribery scheme have been relieved from their posts upon the orders of President Duterte and will most likely face appropriate charges, Malacaang announced Thursday....

 2020-02-20 06:32 

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RCBC nets P5.4B...

Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. grew its 2019 net profit by 25 percent to P5.4 billion as the expansion in core business was complemented by strong treasury gains. "RCBC's strong performance in 2019 sets the stage for the kind of grow...

 2020-02-20 06:28 

Philippine Star

Celebrities slam 'Pusong Bato' over ABS-CBN franchise issue...

Celebrities lambasted Senator Bato dela Rosa after he said that he will "live and die" for President Rodrigo Duterte after he compared the 11,000 employees of ABS-CBN who might lose their jobs to the welfare of the nation....

 2020-02-20 06:27 

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'PH for sale': Solons hit move to allow foreign ownership of public utilities...

MANILA, Philippines — Several lawmakers have thumbed down the bill seeking to allow foreign ownership of some public utilities in the country. Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said House Bill 78, which was recently approved on second reading in the House of ...

 2020-02-20 06:20 

ABS-CBN

Gov't after Espenido? Palace assures official of protection...

Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido must have "some reason" to fear for his life, Malacaang said Thursday even as it assured the police officer of government protection....

 2020-02-20 06:11 

Manila Bulletin

Efforts to improve quality of education in full swing DepEd...

Amid criticisms thrown at the Department of Education (DepEd) following a report claiming thousands of learners in Bicol cannot read, Education Secretary Leonor Briones maintained that concrete initiatives to uplift quality of education are now in full sw...

 2020-02-20 06:09 

Philippine Star

Campaign in support of ABS-CBN franchise renewal gathers 200,000 signatures...

The National Union of Journalist of the Philippines on Wednesday submitted more than 200,000 signatures gathered in support of the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN....

 2020-02-20 06:08 

Philippine Star

Ivana Alawi on being the new 'Pantasya ng Bayan'...

Kapamilya star Ivana Alawi is flattered to be dubbed as the new "Pantasya ng Bayan."...

 2020-02-20 06:04 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD to comply with COA directive to pay Landbank P82.7M in unpaid service fees...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Thursday said it will pay Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) some P82.72 million in unpaid service fees in connection with the implementation of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), in 2013 and pr...

 2020-02-20 05:58 

Manila Bulletin

DOJ assigns 7 prosecutors to prosecute Baloyo, et al...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has assigned seven prosecutors who will prosecute Police Major Rodney Baloyo IV and the 11 other so-called "ninja cops" before the San Fernando City courts for their involvement in the anomalous 2013 anti-illegal dr...

 2020-02-20 05:55 

Cebu Daily News

Assessing for real property taxes is challenging, says Cebu City assessor...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Assessor's Office said that assessment for real property taxes (RPTs) can be challenging as Mayor Edgardo Labella ordered intensified collection. In the 2019 total collection of taxes, City Treasurer Jerone C...

 2020-02-20 05:52 

Philippine Star

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan qualifies for Tokyo Paralympics...

Despite postponement of the ASEAN Para Games and the Singapore World Para Qualifier due to the coronavirus scare, Gawilan was allotted a slot in the quadrennial games....

 2020-02-20 05:52 

Manila Bulletin

BIR forms teams to audit cooperatives nationwide...

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay has formed a task force in every regional office to investigate cooperatives generating unreported earnings beyond the scope of their incentives and tax exemption privileges....

 2020-02-20 05:49 

Manila Bulletin

Killing of BuCor legal officer shows life has become cheap Lacson...

The manner by which Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Legal Officer Frederic Anthony Santos was killed shows how cheap life has become in the government's war on drugs, be it stage-managed or perpetrated by drug syndicates, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson...

 2020-02-20 05:48 

ABS-CBN

ALAMIN: Para saan ang gag order na ipinapataw ng korte...

Sabi ng abogadong si Noel Del Prado, may pagkakataon na maaaring maabuso ang paghiling ng gag order....

 2020-02-20 05:46 

Manila Bulletin

Friendly countries may help patch up shaky US-PH ties Tatad...

Friendly countries such as Japan can do a quiet job of bringing the Philippines and the United States together whose relations had become shaky after President Duterte unilaterally abrogated the 21-year-old PH-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), former Se...

 2020-02-20 05:44 

Philippine Star

'No, you can't buy me': Ivana Alawi on indecent proposals...

Social media star and Kapamilya actress Ivana Alawi revealed that she has been receiving many indecent proposals....

 2020-02-20 05:36 

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Metrobank's 2019 profit up 27% to P28.1B...

Ty family-led Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. chalked up a net profit of P28.1 billion in 2019, up by 27 percent from the previous year, on the back of higher interest and fee-based earnings alongside strong treasury gains. "The bank performed significa...

 2020-02-20 05:33 

Manila Bulletin

Filipinos onboard MV Diamond Princess to be repatriated next week DFA...

Filipinos onboard MV Diamond Princess are expected to be repatriated back to the Philippines next week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday....

 2020-02-20 05:31 

Cebu Daily News

Two more PUIs discharged in Central Visayas...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Two more patients under investigation (PUIs) suspected to have the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Central Visayas were discharged on February 20, 2020. Based on COVID-19's real-time tracker, a total of 54 PUIs were...

 2020-02-20 05:25 

ABS-CBN

Paggamit ng 'sablay' sa halip na toga sa elementary, HS graduations iminungkahi...

Iminungkahi ng isang opisyal ng Department of Education (DepEd) ang paggamit ng "sablay" sa halip ng nakasanayang toga sa mga graduation ceremony sa elementary at high school....

 2020-02-20 05:25 

Cebu Daily News

Man in drug watchlist arrested in Lapu-Lapu City...

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—A man considered to be a high value individual (HVI) on a regional level was arrested by police around 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2020, in Sitio Soong, Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. The suspect was identified by police ...

 2020-02-20 05:18 

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Go's call to tackle ABS-CBN franchise 'clear signal' from Duterte — solon...

MANILA, Philippines — Ako Bicol Party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. on Thursday said Senator Christopher "Bong" Go's call for the House of Representatives to act on the franchise renewal bid of media giant ABS-CBN is a "clear signal&#...

 2020-02-20 05:13 

Philippine Star

Airlines prepare to resume Hong Kong, Macau flights...

Local airlines are preparing for the resumption of flights to transport stranded overseas Filipino workers set to return to their jobs in Hong Kong and Macau after Manila lifted the travel ban on the Chinese territories following the outbreak of the deadl...

 2020-02-20 05:09 

Cebu Daily News

Cuenco: Dangling wires, leaning utility posts needs immediate solution...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Councilor Antonio Cuenco is concerned over dangling wires that cause utility posts on the streets to lean sideways and be a hazard to the public. Cuenco, who is the chairperson of the committee on transportation, ene...

 2020-02-20 05:07 

Manila Bulletin

Guevarra orders NBI to probe slay of Santos...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday, Feb. 20, expressed suspicion that Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Legal Division chief Frederic Santos may have been slain due to his alleged involvement in the irregular implementation of the expanded Good Co...

 2020-02-20 05:04 

Manila Bulletin

Las Pias gets Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping anew...

The Las Pinas City government for the past two consecutive years was again conferred by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (SGFH) for 2019....

 2020-02-20 05:04 

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Espenido fears for life? 'Duterte won't allow harm to anyone', Panelo says...

MANILA, Philippines — Beleaguered Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido "must have some reasons" for fearing for his life after his inclusion in the government's drug watchlist, but Malacaang assured him that President Rodrigo Duterte will not ...

 2020-02-20 05:00 

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Ash Wednesday in the time of coronavirus: Ash to be sprinkled on top of head...

MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has recommended the sprinkling of ash on top of the head, instead of the usual imposition on foreheads on Ash Wednesday as a precaution against the coronavirus dise...

 2020-02-20 04:59 

ABS-CBN

Droga sa Twitter: 2 online seller ng shabu tiklo sa Mandaluyong...

Inaresto ng mga awtoridad ang 2 lalaking nagbenta umano ng shabu gamit ang internet sa Mandaluyong, Huwebes ng madaling araw....

 2020-02-20 04:58 

Cebu Daily News

Cops nab Cebu City's most wanted...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police from Cebu City nabbed the city's most wanted criminal who was allegedly the hitman of slain drug lord Franz Sabalones. Wilfredo Sabella, 44, was arrested on Wednesday evening, February 19, 2020, in Talisay City, Ceb...

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