Manila court orders return of Tiamzons to jail

The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) ordered the arrest of communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon following the termination of peace talks between the government and communist rebels last November. In a five-page order dated Jan. 11, Manila RTC Branch 32 Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina granted the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motion for recommitment and cancellation […]Read More

Design of 2 frigates to undergo technical inspection: DND

The so-called “Critical Design Review” (CDR) of the two frigates, on order from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, has been completed and will now be undergoing examination by the Philippine Navy’s Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) this week. This was disclosed by Defense public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong in an interview Monday. […]Read More

Ex-Navy chief says Bong Go no hand in frigates project

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher ‘Bong’ Go never asked anything about the Philippine Navy’s PHP18-billion Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP). This, according to former Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Ronaldo Joseph Mercado, in an interview Wednesday. “This morning, my attention was caught by the reports when I saw a piece of paper, a […]Read More

4 NPA terrorists killed in Davao Oriental skirmish

Philippine Army’s 701st Infantry Brigade, 7th Infantry Division operating under the Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has reported the killing of four NPA terrorists during skirmish in Davao Oriental. “Troops of 28th Infantry Battalion based in Mati City, Davao Oriental encountered an undetermined number of armed men belonging […]Read More

Duterte asks Filipinos’ for support in making PHL more industrialized

PResident Duterte said that the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems is an important milestone in the modernization and expansion of Philippine aviation program, and will complement the Build, Build, Build program. He added that government’s Build, Build, Build program will usher in an unprecedented Golden Age of Infrastructure Development in […]Read More

Duterte to review projects delayed for years

President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will be reviewing with his Cabinet public works projects that have been delayed for year. “So I will review with the Cabinet this one. All public works projects, which have been delayed for years, you get out immediately and I can maybe look for the money,” he said during […]Read More

Integrated terminal for southern Luzon, Vis-Min breaks ground

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX) project which is among the big ticket projects of the government to decongest Metro Manila, specially EDSA. This transport terminal will serve Filipinos going to southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao via RORO buses. This project will also be […]Read More

Duterte inaugurates new air traffic management technology

President Rodrigo Duterte today led the inauguration of new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City. The new CNS/ATM Systems aim to make the air traffic and navigation of the country at par with international standards, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said. […]Read More

5 states in proposed PH federal charter

The territory of the future Federal Republic of the Philippines will be divided into five states, according to a draft federal charter proposed by a subcommittee in the House of Representatives. This was among the inputs presented on Tuesday during the deliberation of the House committee on constitutional amendments on the salient features of the […]Read More