Philippine News

Myanmar, Thailand visits ‘fruitful, productive—Pres. Duterte

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte returned to the country on Thursday, March 23, after his successful back-to-back official visits to Myanmar and Thailand where the Chief Executive spoke with his counterparts on efforts to reinvigorate the Philippines’ trade and security relations with the two Southeast Asian nations. In his speech upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino …

PN recognized as one of world’s best organizations in strategy execution

MANILA—An international body has recognized the Philippine Navy (PN) as one of the best organizations in terms of strategy execution. This was after the PN was inducted in the Palladium Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Hall of Fame (HoF) for Executing Strategy last March 21. Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said PN chief-of-naval staff Rear Adm. Gaudencio …

OWWA allots PHP50-M for training of marine deck, engine officers

MANILA—The government has allocated PHP50 million for the the training of the Marine Deck and Engine Officers for the Updating Management Level Courses (MLCs), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Thursday. With this, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac urged seafarers to avail free training being offered by the agency. “We hope to enroll as …

House leader slams New York Times report on Duterte, links it to destab plot

MANILA—A leader in the House of Representatives on Thursday slammed a New York Times (NYT) article for its “vilified” portrayal of President Rodrigo Duterte, linking it to alleged efforts to destabilize his administration. In a statement, House appropriations committee chair and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles dismissed the NYT article as a “rebooted, rehashed, exaggerated …

Duterte meets Filipinos in Thailand: ‘Upholding the greatest good for the region’

BANGKOK, THAILAND—President Rodrigo Roa Duterte marched to a cheering, flag-waving crowd of Filipino supporters in the Kingdom of Thailand on Wednesday, March 22 at the Royal Thai Navy Hall Headquarters. The meeting with the more than 1,600-strong Filipino community who came from the different provinces across Thailand was organized by the Philippine embassy, in coordination …

Alvarez: Impeach rap vs Robredo to push through despite Pres. Duterte’s pronouncement

MANILA—Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday said the House of Representatives will stand by its constitutional duty to hear impeachment complaints against high-ranking officials, even as President Rodrigo Duterte called for an end to any ouster moves against Vice President Leni Robredo. In a text message sent to reporters, Alvarez said that while he respects the …

Volunteer lawyers poised to file another impeach complaint vs Robredo

MANILA—A group of volunteer lawyers and professors are mulling to file a second impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo. In a press conference in Quezon City on Thursday, lawyer Bruce Rivera said his group is already laying the groundwork in drafting the impeachment case against the Vice President which could take two to three …

2 Malaysian seafarers rescued from ASG in Sulu

MANILA–Fleet-Marine units under Joint Task Force Sulu have successfully rescued two Malaysian seafarers from the clutches of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Pata, Sulu Thursday early morning. The rescue took place around 2 a.m. off the seawaters of Kalinggalang Caluang near Pata island, in the said province. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command …

Female illegal recruiter nabbed in Pasay

MANILA—The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday said operatives of the NBI – Anti Organized Transnational Crimes (NBI-AOTCD) have arrested a female illegal recruiter during in an entrapment operation in Pasay City. In a statement, the NBI – AOTCD identified the suspect as Gloria M. Javillonar who was arrested on Wednesday morning for five …

NFA to provide best quality rice for relief operations

MANILA –National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Laureano Y. Aquino has instructed NFA field officials to issue only the best quality NFA rice for emergency and calamity relief operations. “While the NFA ensures that all its rice stocks are well-maintained and of good quality, we want to give emphasis on giving only the best of …

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