Prosecute higher ranking police officers involved in drug war killings, rights lawyer tells gov’t

THE PHILIPPINE government should prosecute higher ranking police officers who could be responsible for wrongful deaths in former President Rodrigo R. Duterte's deadly drug war, according to a human rights lawyer.

DoT offers help to local governments on developing more parks, open spaces

TOURISM Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco has instructed her department’s attached agencies to provide assistance to local governments on developing more parks and open spaces in line with efforts towards sustainable development for the industry.

IOM study aims to integrate climate change impact to peacebuilding work in Bangsamoro

THE UNITED Nations’ migration agency is doing a study that aims to enhance climate change resilience in conflict-prone areas in the Bangsamoro region in southern Philippines.

Solon seeks probe of rabies control program’s failure to reach targets

A RESOLUTION to investigate the government’s rabies control program has been filed at the House of Representatives, noting a 37% surge in deaths due to rabies this year.

MPIF delivers healthcare services to Siargao coastal communities

A GROUP of medical professionals recently visited Siargao to provide free healthcare services through Metro Pacific Investments Foundation, Inc.’s (MPIF) Health It Up! project.

Three out of four PHL youth believe life will improve in next 5 years...

Three-fourths of Filipino youth aged 15 to 30 are optimistic that their quality of life will improve over the next five years despite the...

Philippines says it has filed 189 diplomatic protests vs China

THE PHILIPPINES has filed 189 diplomatic protests against China this year over their dispute on the South China Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Manila frees 234 inmates in bid to decongest its prison system

THE PHILIPPINES’ Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Thursday released 234 inmates from seven prisons who had served their sentences.

Former PSALM CEO named acting PhilHealth president 

EMMANUEL Rufino R. Ledesma, Jr., former head of the government agency in charge of power assets privatization, has been appointed as acting president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Malacañang announced on Thursday.

Central bank-led QR payment program seen to propel digital adoption in Davao, rest of...

BANKEROHAN, Davao City’s biggest public market, was more bustling than usual on Wednesday as various banks and mobile wallet firms set up temporary shops to assist vendors and consumers, as well as tricycle drivers, in going digital.

BFAR launches campaign vs sale of unauthorized fish imports in Metro Manila wet markets

THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has launched a campaign to stop the selling of fish imports that are unauthorized for wet markets amid the closed fishing season.

DPWH starts construction of P3.4-B labor relations building

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Thursday that it recently started the construction of a P3.415-billion building for the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC).
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