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

Japan, PH reach milestone in procuring MRT-3 maintenance provider

The Philippines and Japan have conducted exchanging of Note Verbales early this week which is considered a milestone in the procurement of rehabilitation and maintenance provider for MRT-3. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is seeking Official Development Assistance (ODA) financing under Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP). With the exchange […]Read More

Chinese institute to conduct research in Benham Rise – Alejano

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has allowed Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) to conduct marine scientific research (MSR) in eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise is located, and eastern Mindanao, Magdalo Party-List Representative Gary Alejano said on January 12. He said as a requirement, Chinese researchers will be joined by the […]Read More