Bridge damaged by December typhoon re-opens

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the Caraycaray Bridge along Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road in Biliran which was damaged by Typhoon Urduja is now open for 4-wheel light vehicles, motorcycles, and tricycles. “Following the timeline set by President Duterte, the Caray-Caray bridge in Biliran which was affected by Typhoon Urduja is […]Read More

Japanese firm interested to be part of PHL’s 3rd telco

Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI Corporation is also interested to join the bidding to become the third telecommunications industry player in the Philippines, joining Globe and PLDT. “Last week po ay bumisita si Minister Seiko Noda ng Internal Affairs and Communication sa Ministry ng Japan. At isa ito sa mga napag-usapan. At tinanong ko nga si […]Read More

Navy opens recruitment for white caps, Marines

The Philippine Navy will be administering entrance examination, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Service Aptitude Test for interested applicants in the Naval/Marine Officer Candidate Course (NOCC), Basic Seaman Course (BSC), and Marine Basic Course (MBC). Examination date for interested NOCC applicants is on January 17, January 18 and 24 for MBC applicants, and January […]Read More

I just signed Executive Order banning travel – Duterte

“I just signed an Executive Order banning travel,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on January 12 during the birthday celebration of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in Davao del Norte. He said officials under the Executive Department must provide first itinerary and reason of the travel abroad. “You let me know first and I will read, I […]Read More

200 E-trikes donated to Marawi City

The Department of Energy (DOE) has donated 200 units of electronic tricycles or e-trikes to the local government of Marawi as part of its efforts to help rebuild the city. DOE said the donation was made through Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), the government inter-agency body tasked to lead the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of […]Read More

Modern PNR system to become backbone of economy – Senator

“The modern Philippine National Railway System will become the backbone of our economy,” Senator JV Ejercito said after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Philippine National Railway (PNR) started on January 5 the advance construction mobilization for PNR North Phase 1 covering Tutuban in Manila to Malolos in Bulacan. “No doubt cost of building the […]Read More

PNP pilots in US to train for upcoming helicopter

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has sent three police pilots to United States to train how to operate the brand new rotary twin engine helicopter ordered from Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., PNP Chief of Directorial Staff Police Deputy Director General Archie Gamboa told Manila Bulletin. “They are being trained so that when the chopper arrives […]Read More

PHL passport ranks 72nd in 2018 passport index

In the 2018 Henley Passport Index, Philippines was ranked 72nd from 75th last year. This development was welcomed by the Office of the President. According to 2018 Henley Passport Index, a Philippine passport holder can access 63 countries without visa or visa issued on arrival. Philippines was ranked in 72nd together with Indonesia and Azerbaijan. […]Read More

LG cellular carrier interested to enter PHL telco industry

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar said that according to his source cellular carrier owned by LG Corporation, LG Uplus Corp. is the South Korean company Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (PT&T) is having negotiations with for the establishment of third telecommunications company in the country. PT&T earlier confirmed that it is in “advanced” […]Read More

23 NPA terrorists surrender amid government’s all-out war

Twenty-three members of NPA’s Guerilla Front 73 have surrendered to Philippine Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion (33IB) on January 10. According to 33IB, the surrender of NPA members was a result of government’s announcement of all-out war against communist terrorists. “On January 10, nine former rebels surrendered to 1st Lt Cesar Ballado of Alpha Company, followed […]Read More