2 PAF cargo planes, 10 choppers to assist in relief

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Saturday two Lockheed C-130 “Hercules” cargo aircraft and 10 helicopters will be deployed for Typhoon Ompong relief and rescue efforts, particularly in Cagayan Valley, once the weather clears. Lorenzana made the statement during a 9 a.m. press briefing presided by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that was held at the National […]Read More

BRP Ramon Alcaraz joins sea phase of ‘Kakadu’ naval exercises

BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) has successfully participated in the sea phase of this year’s “Kakadu” exercises, which took place off the waters of northern Australia. This was bared by Naval Task Force-91 public affairs officer Lt. Maria Christina A. Roxas in a statement Wednesday. “As the sea phase of the Exercise Kakadu started, series of […]Read More

Duterte hikes Asian Games gold winners’ bonus to P8-M each

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday vowed his continued support to the Philippine sports as he increased the cash bonus of gold winners in the recently-concluded Asian Games in Palembang-Jakarta to PHP8 million each. “Let me assure our athletes that you have my continued support in developing yourselves as you pursue your respective discipline,” Duterte said […]Read More

Chinese FM to visit Manila for joint exploration talks

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday announced that Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Manila to discuss the joint exploration between China and the Philippines. In a statement sent by DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, the agency said Wang’s trip from Sept. 16 to 18 was upon […]Read More

Bato officially joins PDP-Laban; confirms Senate bid

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Wednesday was sworn in as the newest member of President Rodrigo Duterte’s party, and confirmed his Senate bid in next year’s midterm elections. The former national police chief took his oath as member of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) at the […]Read More

DENR urged to buy choppers to monitor illegal activities

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito on Wednesday called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to consider buying helicopters to better fulfill its mandate in protecting, conserving and managing the country’s environment and natural resources. Ejercito made the recommendation after finding out during the Senate hearing of the DENR’s proposed PHP24.171-billion budget for 2019 […]Read More

Go ‘excited’ to face Trillanes for 2nd time at Senate

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday said he is “very excited” to face Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV for a second time in a Senate probe into his relatives’ alleged multi-billion peso deals with the government. Trillanes earlier said he would propose a Senate probe into the supposed involvement of […]Read More

Tête-à-tête was Duterte’s idea: Panelo

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Wednesday his tête-à-tête or one-on-one conversation with President Rodrigo Duterte was the Chief Executive’s idea. Panelo said the televised conversation was introduced to him by Duterte during the President’s recent five-day official visit to Israel. “Nagkakwentuhan kami. Out of the blue, sabi niya sa akin, Sal, mag-usap nga […]Read More

DND chief on Trillanes: No warrant, no arrest

The military will not act against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV unless an arrest warrant is issued by the courts. “No warrant, no arrest,” Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a message to reporters Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court (SC) denied Trillanes’ petition seeking the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) […]Read More

Federalism won’t ensure immediate prosperity but beneficial to PHL

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday admitted that he could not convince everyone to support his push for federalism but noted that this new system of government will benefit the entire country through its wealth and power sharing feature. “There’s a time for everything. I’ve been going around. I suppose you cannot convince everybody at […]Read More