Palace mourns passing of Lucio Tan Jr.

MANILA — Malacañang mourned the passing of PAL Holdings Inc. president Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., describing him as a ‘humble person”. Tan died on Monday morning, two days after he collapsed while playing in an inter-department basketball game. He was 53. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a statement on Monday, offered prayers and expressed sympathies to … Read More

US congratulates Robredo on anti-drug czar appointment

MANILA — United States Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim congratulated on Friday Vice President Leni Robredo for her appointment as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. “We look forward to continuing to work together as friends, partners, allies to support (the) Philippine government drug demand reduction efforts,” he said on his official Twitter account. … Read More

Quezon quake not related to Mindanao temblors: Phivolcs

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that jolted the island town of Jomalig in Quezon early Thursday is not in any way related to the series of temblors that rocked Mindanao. “Hindi po sila magkaugnay. Masyado na pong malayo upang ma-trigger ng paggalaw ng fault sa Mindanao, ‘yung lindol kanina … Read More