Philippines to work with Vietnam on maritime issues, says DFA

THE PHILIPPINES on Thursday said it is ready to work with Vietnam on maritime issues in the South China Sea after Hanoi filed a...

P41-B drugs, fake goods seized

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) said it seized illegal drugs and counterfeit goods including general merchandise, cigarettes and tobacco worth P41.58 billion in the...

Balabac runway almost done

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Thursday said a military runway project on Balabac Island, one of the four new sites under the Philippine-US...

Angara resigns as senator

SENATOR Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara has resigned from the Senate before he takes his oath as the country’s Education secretary on Friday. His...

Public attorney posts created

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the creation of 178 public attorney positions. “These additional public attorney positions will enhance the efficiency...

Bill allows dual citizens to teach

TWO senators have filed a bill that seeks to allow Filipinos with dual citizenship to teach in state universities without having to give up...

Bill eyes more rural roads

A BILL that seeks to establish a national program for rural roads to boost countryside development has been filed at the House of Representatives. House...

Vape vending machine seized

               THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday said it had confiscated a vending machine that sells illicit...

PBEd pushes skill development

THE PHILIPPINE Business for Education (PBEd) on Thursday said local government units (LGUs) should prioritize skill development as artificial intelligence (AI) threatens job security. “As...

Smuggled cigarettes seized

COTABATO CITY — Police seized P12.4 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in two anti-smuggling operations in Zamboanga City on Wednesday. Police and Customs agents confiscated...

CoA flags Zambales school

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has flagged the P36.6-million inventory balance of the President Ramon Magsaysay State University in Zambales province last year for...

Philippines has bipartisan US support on the South China Sea, envoy says

MANILA - The Philippines has bipartisan support from the United States, with both Republicans and Democrats "very concerned" over developments in the South China...