Manila chief to hire millennials if he becomes President

MANILA Mayor Francisco “Isko” M. Domagoso on Wednesday said he would hire millennials if he becomes president, as he vowed to form a government “with the best and brightest” people.

Gov’t developing more cruise routes amid pandemic

THE TOURISM department on Wednesday said it was developing domestic cruise routes to help the industry recover from a coronavirus pandemic.

Duterte chides UN for meddling

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday said anyone found to have “acted beyond bounds” in his campaign against illegal drugs would be held accountable, while appearing to brush off an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation.

Bill extending voter registration OK’d

THE SENATE on Wednesday passed on second reading a bill that seeks to extend voter registration for the 2022 elections until Oct. 31 amid a coronavirus pandemic.

House bill seeks to abolish PITC

A BILL that seeks to abolish the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC), which state auditors have flagged for unused funds transferred by various government agencies, has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Groups cite scant pandemic funds

CIVIC groups on Wednesday hit the government for inadequate funds against the coronavirus pandemic under next year’s national budget.

House bill bars troops from UP

CONGRESSMEN on Tuesday approved a bill that seeks to institutionalize the agreement between the University of the Philippines (UP) and Department of National Defense (DND) banning state troops from the state university’s campuses nationwide.

5,000 workers get aid 

ABOUT 5,000 informal sector workers in the National Capital Region received livelihood grants, bicycles, mobile phones with load cards, and cash-for-work wages worth P59.18 million from the Labor department on Tuesday, the agency said in a statement.

Celebrity mayor eyes Philippine presidency, challenging Duterte

The movie star turned mayor of Manila declared his candidacy for the Philippine presidency in next year’s elections, posing the biggest challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to extend his hold on power.

Duterte vows accountability for anyone who went ‘beyond bounds’ in drug war

UNITED NATIONS - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that anyone found to have "acted beyond bounds" in his campaign against illegal drugs...