Philippines gets five Black Hawk helicopters from US, retires 10 Huey choppers

THE PHILIPPINES has taken delivery of five Black Hawk helicopters from the United States as part of efforts to replace its fleet of Vietnam War-era Huey helicopters, according to the Department of Defense.

Robredo says she won’t push oil exploration deals with China

VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Thursday vowed not to pursue oil exploration deals with China if she becomes president until it recognizes a 2016 United Nations-backed arbitral ruling that invalidated its claim to more than 80% of the South China Sea.

Typhoon Maring deaths at 30, damage to agriculture tops P1B 

FATALITIES from storm Kompasu, designated the local name Maring, has reached 30, with 19 confirmed and 11 under verification by the national disaster management agency.  

House bills filed on candidate substitution, automatic resignation 

A HOUSE LEADER has filed two separate bills to ensure that those who file their certificates of candidacy for national and local posts have a sincere intent to run for public office.  

Senate bill seeks amendment to emergency procurement law 

A BILL has been filed in the Senate proposing to amend Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act after an ongoing committee investigation has shown gaps in provisions on emergency purchases.  

Bohol gov’t gives legal help to investors of unregistered ‘Repa’ entity 

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared another entity, known as Repa or Repa Paluwagan, which is collecting money from the public with a promise of high interest as unregistered and no authority to solicit investments.  

Communist party says Isko not qualified to be one of them 

THE POLITICAL wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines has denied that Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” M. Domagoso is a communist, citing his political views.  

Judges ordered to prioritize cases on women and children, commerce, gov’t projects  

THE SUPREME Court has directed judges of first and second level courts to prioritize cases involving women and children, government projects, commerce and economy, human life, and those with urgent reliefs. 

Metro lockdown eased on decreasing infections

AN INTER-AGENCY task force wants to ease the lockdown in Manila, the capital and nearby cities to Alert Level 3 starting Oct. 16 amid decreasing coronavirus infections, according to the presidential palace.

Duterte names new chiefs of MMDA and Public Works dep’t

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed a congressman from the Visayas as acting secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways, according to the presidential palace.