Philippine News

P3-billion helicopter deal goes to Italian firm

MANILA, Philippines – An Anglo-Italian company has won the bidding to supply eight attack helicopters worth P3.44 billion for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

PAL launches Russia-Manila flight by flying 100 Russian tourists to PH

The first ever chartered flight from Russia to Manila happened Sunday, October 27. The historical Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight left Vladivostok at 8:00 AM (Russian time) and arrived at the Ninoy A …

Signal No. 2 raised over 6 North Luzon areas

Six areas in Northern Luzon are placed under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression Vinta intensified into a tropical storm.

Filipina migrant sues US immigration

Filipino-American Sharon Arlanza Yost, 33, of San Diego, California filed a lawsuit against the United States government for negligence, false imprisonment, and emotional distress. Yost is suing the US government for getting detained for nearly seven months in 2011 and even threatened to be deported even after being granted full American citizenship at the age …

Election-related violence increased in 2013 barangay elections

At least 22 people have been killed and 27 others wounded in reported election-related violence all over the Philippines as barangay elections come to a close according to Senior Superintendent Reuben Sindac, spokesman for the Philippine National Police (PNP). Incidences of violation of special rules implemented during the election season were also reported, consisting of …

Senators are safe in Fort Sto. Domingo for Napoles hearing

Senior Superintendent and Public Information Office Chief Reuben Sindac of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday that the PNP is ready to ensure the safety of senators and authorities should the hearing take place at the Special Action Force Headquarters in Fort Sto. Domingo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It is the same facility where alleged …

No political motives on Iglesia ni Cristo’s massive evangelical stint on Monday

Iglesia ni Cristo (INC, Church of Christ) insists that their colossal medical, relief, and evangelical mission held October 14 in Manila was not politically motivated. Speculations and allegations circulated that the event was not for the purpose of evangelism and goodwill, but to show off their massive number as a force to reckoned with in …

Travel bloggers and heritage conservationists talk about Visayas earthquake aftermath

The sleeping town of Carmen, Bohol was the epicenter of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning. Locals and tourists rushed out of establishments and homes to look for safe ground as the ground shook and the structures overhead began to sway and eventually collapse to give in to the violent turmoil. PHIVOLCS has recorded 289 …

NBI, DOJ file plunder charges against Revilla, Enrile, Estrada

“Ang sakit [it hurts],” laments Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. earlier today, Monday, plunder charges have been filed against him at the Office of the Ombudsman by the Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation. The plunder case was charged to address Revilla’s involvement in the pork barrel scam, where 12 senators and 70 …

Abigail Valte in the limelight for alleged HK shopping photo

First, a photo with President Noynoy Aquino with Jeane Napoles received negative reactions from the masses. Now, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte is in the limelight for a photo that’s spreading like wildfire on social media. The photo shows two women, who seem to be trying on shoes, assisted by two sales ladies. Abigail Valte …

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