Benguet officials sign reproductive health ordinance

  BAGUIO CITY – Officials of Benguet signed Thursday Ordinance No. 204  series of 2017, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Code to strengthen the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law passed five years ago, at Hotel Supreme here. Provincial Board Member Jim Botiwey, who chairs the Committee on Health of the legislative … Read More

PH condemns Barcelona terror attack

MANILA — The Philippines joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in Barcelona, while conveying its condolences to the Spanish government and to the families of the victims following the incident that left four Irish citizens of Filipino descent injured. “The Philippines condemns in the strongest terms this disturbing act of terror perpetrated by … Read More

Aguirre shrugs off Trillanes’ ‘storyline’ on Kenneth Dong as witness

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on Friday shrugged off the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the case businessman Kenneth Dong, who was tagged in the P6.4 billion illegal drugs shipment. In a news report, Trillanes was quoted saying: “Sec. Aguirre is setting the stage to absolve Paolo Duterte’s good friend/partner, Kenneth Dong, in this P6-billion … Read More

European leaders express condolences over Barcelona attack

BRUSSELS — European leaders on Thursday expressed condolences following the terrorist attack in Barcelona. “This cowardly attack has deliberately targeted those enjoying life and sharing time with family and friends. We will never be cowed by such barbarism,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a statement. “I send my deepest condolences to the families and … Read More

50 unlicensed firearms seized in Danao

  CEBU CITY — A joint police operation on Wednesday night yielded 50 illegally-manufactured firearms worth PHP200,000 seized from a 45-year-old businessman in Danao City. Romel Pinote of Barangay Suba, was arrested at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday by virtue of a search warrant issued by Presiding Judge Jacinto Fajardo Jr. of Talisay City Regional Trial Court Branch … Read More

P10-M fine instead of suspension, Uber appeals

MANILA — Uber has filed a manifestation before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Thursday asking that it pay a PHP10 million fine in lieu of the one-month suspension of its operations. LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the transportation network company (TNC) has also declared its intent to provide financial assistance … Read More