Airport service providers told to clean ranks in 5 days

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade told airport ground handling companies, manpower service providers, and airport security services to clean up their ranks within five days. This is after President Rodrigo Duterte warned airport officials that they will be terminated if another baggage theft will happen in airports. “I’m giving you five days to clean your ranks. […]Read More

IKEA to announce opening date in PHL this year

IKEA is planning to announce when it will open its store in the Philippines this year, IKEA Sustainability and Communication Director Lars Svensson said on January 17, as reported by PNA. IKEA is a Swedish-founded multinational group, headquartered in the Netherlands, that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories. Svensson said they […]Read More

Minority senators want inquiry on frigates acquisition project

Senators part of minority bloc have filed Senate Resolution No. 584 seeking for an inquiry on the status of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program with focus on the acquisition of 2 frigates for Philippine Navy. The resolution filed earlier this week, is asking Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, and […]Read More

Duterte visiting India this month

President Rodrigo Duterte will be visiting India to attend the ASEAN–India Commemorative Summit (AICS) on January 25. India will be the first foreign country Duterte is visiting this 2018. “The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit is the culminating activity for the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India relations, which we started to celebrate in January 2017 when the Philippines […]Read More

PDEA acquires new equipment for drug operations

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has acquired PHP90.4 million worth of equipment for its anti-illegal drugs operations. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino presented these equipment on January 18. Among the new equipment acquired were drones, handheld radios, tactical helmets, reloading machines, motorcycles, Hyundai H100 personnel carriers, laptops, and printers for use of PDEA’s […]Read More

DND, DOST collaborate to attain Self-Reliant Defense Posture

The Department of National Defense (DND) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which aims to provide a framework for scientific and technical cooperation and collaboration for the attainment of a Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP), DND said. The MOU was signed by DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana and […]Read More

Duterte meets Israel Shipyards officials

Israel Shipyards Inc. Chairman Samy Katsav and CEO Avi Shahaf met with President Rodrigo Duterte on January 17 at the Malacañang Palace for discussion of some matters, according to release made by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). PCOO said Israel Shipyards Ltd. is one of the biggest privately-owned shipbuilding facilities in the Eastern Mediterranean, which […]Read More

Duterte approves appointment of new Navy chief

President Rodrigo Duterte officially appointed Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad as the Flag-Officer-in-Command of Philippine Navy. “I wish to inform you that, per your letter-endorsement and in accordance with the recommendation of the Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Chairman, AFP Board of Generals, pursuant to Republic Act No. 8166, as amended by […]Read More

PAF airlift wing records 11,420 flying hours in 2017

Philippine Air Force (PAF) 220th Airlift Wing (220th AW) has recorded 11,420 of flying hours in 2017, 190% higher than the wing’s programmed 6,000 flying hours. 220AW attributed this huge increase to Marawi battle and other essential flight missions. “This substantial increase in the actual flight time was largely brought about by the heavy airlift […]Read More