Chinese with fake passport falls

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested a Chinese man bearing a fake Vanuatu passport, which he had used repeatedly in traveling to Japan and...

Baguio commits to net zero by 2050

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City government is committed to taking steps to reduce carbon emissions in the Summer Capital by 2030 and achieve...

Bodies of 3 OFWs in Kuwait fire flown home today

THE BODIES of three Filipinos who died in the foreigner workers’ housing complex in Kuwait last week are expected to arrive in Manila today,...

Lawmaker bats for UP Board membership expansion

A PROPOSAL to expand the University of the Philippines’ (UP) Board of Regents (BoR) membership is seen to boost the state university’s research capabilities,...

Luzon dams still recovering despite rains

The island of Luzon has been affected by local thunderstorms, easterlies, and the southwest monsoon since May, but the dams are still recovering according...

Immigration bureau, Pagcor urged to shut down illegal online gaming firms

THE IMMIGRATION bureau and gaming regulator should work together to shutter illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) and cancel the visas of foreign workers...

Speaker: Senate agreed to rice tariff law changes

SENATORS have agreed to amend the law that gave local traders control over rice imports, Speaker and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez said in a statement on Thursday after a meeting between leaders of the Philippines Senate and House of Representatives.

Marcos signs property valuation measure into law

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has signed into law a priority bill that seeks to fix inconsistencies in the country’s property valuation, while offering limited amnesty on interests, surcharges and penalties for unpaid real property tax.

Hungary to speed up EU-PHL free trade talks 

HUNGARY seeks to speed up negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Philippines before Manila’s trade perks under...

3 OFWs die, 5 more hospitalized in Kuwait fire

AT LEAST three Filipinos were killed from smoke inhalation in a fire at a housing complex for foreign workers in Mangaf, Kuwait, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said on Thursday.

Probe ‘diploma mills,’ CHED told

A CONGRESSMAN called on the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday to investigate schools that serve as mere “diploma mills” and take action...

P8.5B in calamity funds released

A TOTAL of P8.51 billion has been released as of the end of May to finance state relief and rehabilitation efforts, the Department of...