Bangsamoro business council to help attract more investments in Cotabato City

THE BUSINESS sector in the Bangsamoro region in southern Philippines is mobilizing a multi-sectoral campaign to attract more investors in Cotabato City and build up on the local economy’s growth momentum last year.  

Election returns

BALLOT boxes containing election certificates and returns for president and vice president are kept at a guarded area in the Senate building. The Senate said on Thursday that it has so far received 88% or 153 of 173 election certificates and returns.

China’s Xi seeks stronger ties under Marcos rule

CHINESE President Xi Jinping on Wednesday spoke with presumptive Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on the phone and called him “a builder, supporter and promoter” of friendship between the two neighbors, according to the Chinese Embassy in Manila.

Action star Padilla tops Senate race with 26.6M votes

TWELVE familiar faces are officially joining the 24-member Philippine Senate, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday.

Duterte gets 95% score in drug war from Interior dep’t

NINE of 10 deaths in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war against illegal drugs did not involve police foul play, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

SC asked to stop Marcos proclamation 

MARTIAL Law victims on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop lawmakers from counting the votes for Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., who is set to win by a landslide in this year’s presidential race. 

Comelec vows to go after candidates involved in vote-buying after proclamations

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will go after candidates — whether winners or losers — who have been accused of vote-buying on election day, according to an election official. 

CA’s Singh appointed as Supreme court justice

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh to the Supreme Court, completing the 15-member tribunal, his office confirmed Wednesday.

DoT launches 2nd phase of sustainable tourism campaign

THE PHILIPPINES has launched the second phase of its sustainable tourism campaign aimed at promoting more eco-friendly travels and responsible tourists.   

Preparations start for compensation rollout as Marawi observes Week of Peace

INITIAL steps were taken this week for the implementation of a law that will give compensation to Marawi City residents who lost family members and whose properties were damaged during the 2017 siege, according to the head of the government’s reconstruction team.