PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the inclusion of hollow blocks in the list of products for mandatory certification after questions about the quality of building materials emerged following recent earthquakes.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte approved measures creating more teaching positions in the public school system and to reform the current curriculum.
THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will release guidelines for projects funded through public-private partnerships (PPP) after recently issuing a new list of flagship infrastructure programs that had more private participation.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved a P1-billion fund to compensate hog raisers whose pigs were culled during the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak on Luzon, which will be sourced from the Office of the President’s contingency fund.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has floated a proposal to his Cabinet to crack down on plastic pollution after making a similar approach to his fellow regional leaders, officials said.
GOVERNMENT agencies are proposing programs to address job losses caused by the possible contraction of the manufacturing sector due to increased automation, officials said at an economic forum.
LOCAL SHARES recovered on Thursday as investors turned bullish following improved gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the third quarter.
THE PESO strengthened against the dollar on Wednesday on the back of the rebound in economic growth as well as the growth in gross international reserves (GIR).
THREE OF FOUR Filipinos remained satisfied with the performance of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.
VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo yesterday said she has called for a meeting of an interagency body against illegal drugs after her appointment as President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug czar.
GUNMEN shot and killed a radio reporter in Dumaguete City in Central Visayas yesterday, according to a task force on media security.
STAKEHOLDERS GATHERED earlier this week to tackle the longstanding power supply problems in Mindoro, including Lubang Island, which have been addressed mostly through remedial measures, the Department of Energy said in a statement.
TWO BIG structures in Sorsogon City — one for the arts and another for sports — are on track with the construction schedule and expected to open by 2020, the Department of Public Works and Highway-Bicol (DPWH-5) office reported.
A COURT in Iloilo City has struck down the government’s policy prohibiting motorboats plying the Iloilo City–Guimaras route from using tarpaulin or canvass covers to protect passengers from the sun.
6 years after typhoon Haiyan: Survivors highlight disaster preparedness, call for probe on reconstruction
COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES will be held on Nov. 8 in Tacloban City, one of the areas hardest hit by super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in 2013, in remembrance of the more than 7,000 who died during one of strongest tropical cyclones in history.
DAVAO CITY — The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP Min) is putting forward several proposals under its five-year development that would need a funding of about P12 billion.
THE Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno (right) shakes hands with Mayor Jeong Hyunbok of Gwangyang, South Korea after signing the Memorandum of Agreement for Substantial Exchanges between the two cities on Nov. 6.
November 2nd this year was the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Recognized and supported by the United Nations, it is observed annually in the hope that it will focus attention on a global problem. The harassment and killing of journalists has made the exercise of press freedom and free expression dangerous, and democratic discourse difficult if not impossible in many countries including the Philippines.
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“Studies have shown that violence against children and adolescents, the most vulnerable member of our society, leads to a wide range of health and social problems,” Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid, Child Protection Network executive director, remarked.
CONTRARY TO the mantra of motivational speakers that you can always be what you want to be... if you wish it, and work for it hard enough, life usually hands out rejection slips. Plan B is the back-up strategy to provide an alternative route to a goal or to modify ambitions towards something completely different, and more attainable. Often, the “best case” scenario miscarries. Plan B is supposed to get you somewhere else, without changing your wardrobe.
IN THE SITCOM The Office, a bumbling manager spends much of his time distracting the hapless employees of a paper company’s local sales branch. Somehow, despite all the antics that seem to interfere with getting anything done, the branch consistently manages to be the company’s most profitable. Though that must have seemed laughably unrealistic to many fans of the show, it turns out to have some basis in reality.
DAVID A. KESSLER has cred. As the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in the 1990s, he was a general in the war against Big Tobacco. On his watch, an FDA advisory panel declared nicotine addictive, infuriating the cigarette companies. He also tried to regulate cigarettes, though the Supreme Court eventually ruled that was an overreach. When Congress passed the Tobacco Control Act in 2009, finally giving the FDA authority over tobacco products, much of the legislation was borrowed from Kessler’s pathbreaking ideas.
AFTER overcoming the first hurdle in the step-ladder semifinals of Season 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association last time around, the third-seeded Letran Knights look to continue rolling when they meet the number two team Lyceum Pirates in another knockout match today set at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
CURRENTLY perched at joint first in the standings in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, the TNT KaTropa seek to seize solo tournament leadership in their marquee match today against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
ONE Championship’s latest Manila live event happens today, featuring an all-Filipino title fight between reigning world strawweight champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio and challenger Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, who both expressed readiness to get it going.
MADRID -- Real Madrid’s teenage forward Rodrygo scored a blistering hat-trick as his side pummelled Galatasaray 6-0 at home on Wednesday to take a giant step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages.
PROTAGONISTS in the crossover semifinals of the 2019 Copa Paulino Alcantara were made known on Wednesday following the conclusion of the single-round group play.
AROUND fifty children and teens learned basketball fundamentals from the TNT KaTropa team during its Basketball Hoops Camp in Barangay Silangan, Quezon City.
HOUSTON -- All-Star guard James Harden, Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker recorded double-doubles as the host Houston Rockets breezed by the short-handed Golden State Warriors 129-112 on Wednesday.
In September 2017, the National Basketball Association approved rules designed to prevent healthy players from skipping nationally televised matches. That the Board of Governors would thumb up the changes underscored the alarming rate with which otherwise-fit marquee names chose to sit out high-profile set-tos. Ratings were down, and with reason; casual observers stayed away because of a lack of incentive to tune in. And so the body, composed of franchise owners traditionally loath to disrupt the status quo, acted accordingly; in their desire to protect their principal product, they even granted the commissioner the power to impose fines of at least $100,000 to those found violating the spirit of the provisions.
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THE National Police Commission has started summary dismissal proceedings against 13 rogue cops accused of recycling illegal drugs from a raid in Pampanga province in 2013.
SEVEN CHINESE have been charged for the kidnapping last Friday of a fellow Chinese and their co-worker at an online gambling company based in Zambales, the police Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) said yesterday.
FARM OUTPUT grew by its fastest clip in more than two years in the third quarter, as increments in most subsectors offset a drop for palay which accounted for 15% of total value of production, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday.
FARM OUTPUT grew by its fastest clip in more than two years in the third quarter, as increments in most subsectors offset a drop...
BARCELONA -- The complex El Niño weather pattern that can bring disastrous heavy rainfall and long droughts to countries around the Pacific -- from Peru to Indonesia and Australia -- will probably emerge again in 2020, researchers have predicted.
THE COUNTRY’s trade gap shrank from a year ago in September as a bigger decline in merchandise imports tempered the impact of the first drop in six months for foreign sales of Philippine goods, according to data which the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Wednesday.
DEEP in a furniture factory in Laguna, past the workers cutting and polishing desks and chairs into shape, a group of men are rolling out the last of the crates from a warehouse once filled with lumber.
YIELDS on the central bank’s term deposits slipped on Wednesday as inflation eased in October and following increased liquidity due to the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) cut that took effect this month.
RIZAL COMMERCIAL Banking Corp. (RCBC) saw its net income surge in the first nine months of the year driven by growth in its core business.
SM INVESTMENTS Corp. (SMIC) reported a 26% growth in consolidated net income in the first nine months of the year, thanks to strong profits of its units led by BDO Unibank, Inc.
ABOITIZ Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) posted a 6% drop in third-quarter net income to P6.8 billion as its power business segment, the biggest contributor to its bottom line, recorded a double-digit profit fall during the period.
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