AFP expresses full support for E-CLIP

MANILA — The military’s support for the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) is still in full swing to ensure that surrendering communist rebels have a holistic package of benefits that they can avail of, such as livelihood assistance, medical assistance, education, housing, and legal assistance. “We hope that more members of this group … Read More

Airstrikes being conducted vs. ASG targets in Sulu: DND

MANILA — The military has conducted airstrikes against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) targets in Sulu on Tuesday. “(Yes), we did airstrikes yesterday (Tuesday). (I’m) not sure if there are (any) now,” Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Wednesday. Lorenzana said the airstrikes were in … Read More

More than 2K families preemptively evacuated due to ‘Amang’

MANILA — More than 2,000 families from eight provinces along the path of Tropical Depression Amang were preemptively evacuated over the weekend, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Monday. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said the 2,678 families, or 11,153 persons from various areas in the provinces of Albay, … Read More

75 deaths due to ‘Usman’ still being validated: NDRRMC

MANILA — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is still verifying reports that floods and landslides, triggered by inclement weather caused by Tropical Depression Usman, have so far caused the death of 75 persons in Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas. Verification is being conducted by the Management of the Dead and the Missing … Read More

‘Videoke’ highlights Pinoy Yuletide bonding

MANILA — For most Filipinos, Yuletide specialty foods like “lechon” (roasted pig), “halayang ube” (purple yam), leche flan, “puto” (rice cake” and “pansit” of various flavors, and the extremely delightful and sweet “sapin-sapin” would be incomplete and rendered tasteless without “videoke” singing during the coming Christmas and New Year’s Day reunions. In fact, “videoke” singing and … Read More