Quezon Ave., Cebu BRT systems get DOTr nod

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday said it will be proceeding with the implementation of two out of three Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems — the Cebu BRT system and the Quezon Avenue BRT system. DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark de Leon bared this, following a recent inspection of both […]Read More

Steel-cutting for PN’s 2nd missile-armed frigate done deal

The steel-cutting for the Philippine Navy (PN)’s second missile-armed frigate took place at Pohang City, South Korea on Monday. In a statement Wednesday, PN said this was held at the Shin Hwa Tech facility, a sub-contractor of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the shipbuilder that won the PHP18-billion contract for the two ships. Steel-cutting is considered […]Read More

Pacquiao is new chair of Senate ethics panel

Senator Manny Pacquiao was elected Tuesday as chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, replacing Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Sotto chaired the panel when Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was still the Senate President. The Senate President does not chair any committee as he is considered a member of all Senate panels. Senate Majority Leader […]Read More

Coast guard deploys additional vessel in southern Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has strengthened its maritime force with the deployment of another newly-acquired Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) here in the region. Deployed to the area of the PCG-Southwestern Mindanao District is the BRP-Bagacay (MRRV-4410), headed by Capt. Joseph Coyme. It arrived here on Tuesday. Lieutenant Commander Noriel Ramos, Zamboanga Coastguard Station Commander, […]Read More

Navy now involved in aid missions for ‘Ompong’ victims

In line with the ongoing government relief efforts for Typhoon Ompong, the Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday announced that its Naval Forces Northern Luzon is now heavily involved in the ongoing humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations. “Our Naval Forces Northern Luzon is heavily involved in the humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations under […]Read More

BRP Tarlac leaves for Russia on Friday

Strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) will leave the country for the Navy’s first-ever port visit to Vladivostok, Russia on Friday (September 21). This was confirmed by Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday. “The Navy has (scheduled) on Sept. 21 the departure of LD-601 […]Read More

Time to take second serious look on mining: Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said it is time for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to take a second serious look on the mining practices in the country. Duterte made the remark in the wake of a landslide that hit a mining site in Itogon that left 34 people and 42 missing […]Read More

No law vs. premature campaigning: Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reiterated that they cannot stop “aspiring candidates” from promoting themselves ahead of the May 2019 midterm polls as no law prohibits premature campaigning. “The Comelec does not make the law, but we’ve been helping legislation get passed to address this,” Jimenez said on his Twitter account, @jabjimenez, on Saturday. […]Read More

7 Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Patikul

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recognized Joint Task Force Sulu for its successful “focus military operation” in Barangay Bakong, Patikul town that resulted in the death of seven Abu Sayyaf Group bandits on Friday. “The AFP Leadership commends the operating units from Joint Task Force Sulu under Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo for […]Read More

Chinese foreign minister’s PHL visit postponed

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday announced that the scheduled trip of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the Philippines on Sunday was rescheduled at a later date. DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said the postponement was mutually agreed by both sides in deference to Filipinos directly affected by Typhoon […]Read More