Mandatory SIM card registration bill filed in Senate

MANILA — A measure has been filed in the Senate Friday to direct SIM card sellers to require all buyers to present valid IDs before they are sold to avoid…

President Duterte orders release of 17 Vietnamese caught poaching in PHL waters

MANILA – Almost 30 Vietnamese fishermen, who were arrested for poaching in country’s territorial sea will soon be released and brought back to Vietnam, Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre…

President Duterte returns from a fruitful visit to Vietnam

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte returned early Friday morning from a two-day fruitful official visit to Vietnam, saying his trip was another step forward in further solidifying the valuable ties…

Sen. Pangilinan wants compulsory insurance for rice farmers

MANILA — Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday sought compulsory insurance for all farmers of the Filipinos’ staple food, palay (unhusked rice), to cushion them from the effects of typhoons.…

Ilocano farmers support growing of tissue-cultured garlic

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte —Following the successful field trial of a tissue-cultured garlic grown in this town, farmers here have manifested their intent to adopt said technology to improve the quality…

Carabaos highlighted at 12th Nuang Festival of San Agustin

SAN AGUSTIN, Isabela — Considered as the most important helper in farm work, carabaos were highlighted during the 12th Nuang Festival in the town of San Agustin held last September…

Olongapo City government turns reformists to casket makers as source of income

OLONGAPO CITY — A casket manufacturing and training facility was opened here on Thursday to give employment to residents who are former users and sellers of illegal drugs but turned…

NCAA Final Four starts Friday

MANILA — San Beda and Arellano look to set up another showdown but this time for all the marbles as they take on separate foes in the Final Four round…

DND to seek further guidelines, clarification on Duterte statement on PHL-US joint military training

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) will seek further clarification and guidance from President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement on the scheduled Filipino and American military exercises this October, according…

DILG conducts discreet probe on 50 ‘narco’ politicians; mayors top list

MANILA — Department of Interior and Local Government is investigating at least 50 “narco” politicians who were previously named by President Rodrigo Duterte as being involved in the illegal drug…

Interior dept task force checks out ‘narco executives’

MANILA — A Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) official on Thursday bared that a team named Task Force Agila (TFA) is checking out ‘narco executives’ included in the…

Pres. Duterte in Vietnam to further bolster diplomatic ties

HANOI, Vietnam — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday started his official visit here with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of the National Heroes and Martyrs. The President wore a…

Sen. Poe hopeful FOI bill would be passed by yearend

MANILA — Senator Grace Poe on Thursday expressed hope that the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill would be endorsed for plenary consideration and subsequent approval by December. Poe, who chairs…