Here are the latest news and events that happened today, Wednesday, February 08, 2023.

2 binatilyo, patay matapos malunod sa ilog sa Quezon City

Patay ang dalawang binatilyo sa Quezon City matapos silang malunod sa isang ilog sa Barangay Bagong Silangan nitong Martes. Nakilala ang mga biktima na sina Jobert Ereval, 14-anyos, at Francis Alcala, 13-anyos, ayon sa ulat ni James Agustin sa Unang Balita nitong Miyerkoles. Kuwento ng ama ni Jobert na si Victor Ereval, nagkita pa sila ng kanyang anak bago siya See more...

US inflation starting to slow but long, 'bumpy' road ahead: Powell

WASHINGTON - US inflation is starting to cool but the road ahead will likely be long and bumpy, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday, adding that stronger-than-expected economic data could bring more rate hikes. The US central bank has in recent months tempered its aggressive campaign to rein in surging inflation, opting for smaller increases to the benchmark lending See more...

'Mrs. Sibuyas' faces Congress to deny onion smuggling accusation

MANILA —Lilia “Leah” Cruz, tagged by some as "Mrs. Sibuyas" as she is allegedly behind the smuggling of onions in the country, returned to the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon, nearly 10 years after another congressional investigation on similar allegations. As she did back in 2014, Cruz flatly denied all the allegations. "Thank you for inviting me today, I am See more...

Over 30 million SIMs registered as of Feb. 7: DICT

MANILA - Over 30 million SIMs have been registered as of Feb. 7, the Department of Information and Technology (DICT) said on Wednesday. The total 30,010,694 registered SIMs represents 17.76 percent of the 168,977,773 million subscribers nationwide, the DICT said in a statement. Smart Communications reported a total of 15,475,120 SIMs registered. Globe Telecom with 12,203,967 and DITO Telecommunity with See more...

Sam Milby laughs off rumors he and Catriona Gray are now married

MANILA -- Actor Sam Milby just laughed off rumors that he and his girlfriend Catriona Gray got married. In interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday at the sidelines of media conference for his upcoming horror film "The Diary of Mrs. Winters" with Judy Ann Santos as the lead actress, Milby said he found the rumors "funny." "Nag-uusap kami about the See more...

Sara Duterte urges ASEAN leaders to 'act now' to resolve education issues

MANILA — Vice President and Education Sec. Sara Duterte opened the 52nd Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council Conference held at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong on Wednesday. The Philippines is currently the SEAMEO Council Vice President, with Singapore serving as the Council President. At the February 9 plenary session, the Philippines, represented by Duterte, will be formally elected See more...

Amihan, localized thunderstorms continue to spur rains over parts of the country

Rains will continue to prevail in most parts of the country due to localized thunderstorms and the northeast monsoon (Amihan) according to state weather bureau PAGASA. In its 4 p.m. bulletin on Wednesday, PAGASA said Amihan will bring cloudy skies with rains in Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Aurora, and Quezon. Possible flash floods and landslides may occur See more...

Marcos says constitution 'dynamic, flexible'

MANILA — President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has described the 1987 Constitution as something "dynamic and flexible," noting that amendments to it have made it adaptable to changing times in the country. During his remarks for the Philippine Constitution Day in MalacaƱang, Marcos said the Philippine Constitution "reflects the unique history and cultural heritage of the Philippines," and that it See more...

Agri stakeholder bats for intel funds to prevent livestock, poultry disease outbreaks

MANILA - An intelligence fund should be given to the Department of Agriculture so the agency can help prevent the spread of livestock diseases, a stakeholder said on Wednesday. The intelligence fund will cover surveillance and monitoring of livestock diseases, said Arnulfo Frontuna, Chairperson for Livestock of the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries. "Ang sinasabi ko dito noon pa...the See more...

Isang bahagi ng Roxas Blvd., binaha dahil sa nasirang tubo ng tubig

Binaha ang isang bahagi ng Roxas Boulevard sa Pasay City matapos mabutas ang tubo ng Maynilad at bumulwak ang napakaraming tubig. Iniulat ni Bam Alegre sa Unang Balita nitong Miyerkoles ng umaga na ang nasirang tubo ay nasa panulukan ng Roxas Boulevard at At Arnaiz Avenue. Nagdulot ng lagpas-gutter na pagbaha sa lugar ang nabutas na tubo. Mabuti na lamang See more...

Video conferencing star Zoom cuts staff by 15 percent

SAN FRANCISCO, United States - The company behind the Zoom video conferencing platform -- which became a household name during the pandemic -- announced it is laying off about 15 percent of its staff. Zoom Video Communications chief executive Eric Yuan is also taking a 98 percent cut in salary this year and forgoing his executive bonus, he said in See more...

Slowdown in spending, growth seen due to elevated inflation: analyst

MANILA - The elevated inflation in the Philippines is expected to cause a more pronounced deceleration in terms of growth and household spending, Fitch Solutions Food and Drink Analyst Damien Yeo said on Wednesday. Inflation in December exceeded forecasts as 8.7 percent due to higher increases in housing, rental, power and electricity rates and the continued increase in vegetable prices. See more...

DepEd aminado sa mga mental health issue sa mga paaralan

Trigger warning: May banggit ng suicide sa balitang ito. Good mood ang mga estudyante ng Gen. Pio del Pilar National High School sa Makati matapos makalahok sa psycho-social support seminar. Halos hindi sila magkakakilala noong una dahil nasa iba-ibang year level pero ngayo'y may mga bagong natagpuang kaibigan sa isa't isa. "Sumaya po ako kasi nagbibigay ng advice," See more...

Neri Naig shares birthday message for husband Chito Miranda

MANILA -- Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, February 7. On Instagram, Miranda's wife Neri Naig praised her husband for being the best father to their children. "Happy birthday sa best husband para sa akin! Thank you sa support mo palagi sa akin. Because of you, napapagaan ang trabaho ko. Because of you, mas See more...

Marcos eyes closer security, economic ties in visit to Japan

MANILA — President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. headed to Japan on Wednesday for a visit where he is expected to seek stronger security and economic ties with Tokyo. "My bilateral visit to Japan is essential," Marcos said in his departure statement. "It is part of a larger foreign policy agenda to forge closer political ties, stronger defense and security See more...

5 suspek natunton dahil sa GPS ng ninakaw ng cellphone

Arestado sa Cavite ang 5 holdaper matapos matunton ang kanilang lokasyon sa tulong ng GPS ng isa sa mga ninakaw umano nilang cellphone, ayon sa pulisya. Ayon kay Capt. Edwin Goyena, hepe ng pulisya sa bayan ng Alaminos sa Laguna, dumulog sa kanilang himpilan ang mga biktima matapos holdapin ng mga suspek sa Barangay Sta. Rosa noong madaling araw ng See more...

Supreme Court 1st Division junks graft charges vs Enrile, others over 1983 coco levy fund

MANILA — The Supreme Court First Division has junked the graft charges against Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile and several others over their role in the 1983 coco levy fund scandal. In a decision promulgated by the court on January 16, 2023 but was released on Tuesday, the court said there was a delay in the investigation, and See more...

Microsoft packs Bing search engine, Edge browser with AI in big challenge to Google

REDMOND, Washington - Microsoft Corp is revamping its Bing search engine and Edge Web browser with artificial intelligence, the company said on Tuesday, signaling its ambition to retake the lead in consumer technology markets where it has fallen behind. The maker of the Windows operating system is staking its future on AI through billions of dollars of investment as it See more...

Is Leonardo DiCaprio dating a 19-year-old model?

Netizens around the world were sent abuzz after Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted with 19-year-old model Eden Polani. In now viral photos, DiCaprio, 48, was seen at Ebony Riley’s music release in Los Angeles last January together with Polani. Rumors about the possibility of the “Titanic” star and the model circulated quickly, as mentioned by various media See more...

Moira dela Torre releases official music video of 'Ikaw at Sila'

MANILA -- OPM singer Moira dela Torre has released the music video of her latest single "Ikaw at Sila." The more than four-minute video is now available on Dela Torre's official YouTube page. "Ikaw at Sila" is the first single from dela Torre's upcoming album, and includes familiar lyrics and melodies from her past hits "Ikaw at Ako" and "Tadhana" See more...

Gil Cuerva, kinumpirmang girlfriend na niya si Lexi Gonzales

Kinumpirma ni Gil Cuerva sa live TV na nobya na niya ang kapuwa Kapuso na si Lexi Gonzales. “Yes or no, girlfriend mo na ba si Lexi?” tapatang tanong ni Tito Boy sa pagsalang ni Gil sa Fast Talk segment ng “Fast Talk with Boy Abunda.” “Yes!” buong pagmamalaking sinabi ni Gil. Para kay Gil, si Lexi rin ang See more...

Bantag files counter affidavit; Percy Lapid case submitted for resolution

Three months since its preliminary hearings took place, the case on the killing of broadcaster Percy Lapid and alleged middleman Jun Villamor has been submitted for resolution, a prosecutor said Wednesday. “The cases are now submitted for resolution,” Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Charlie Guhit said in an ambush interview. According to Guhit, the camp of suspended Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) See more...

Korean singer Young Tak hopes to collaborate with Pinoy artists

MANILA -- South Korean trot singer Young Tak is hoping to collaborate with Filipino musicians. "Kung magkakaroon ng pagkakataon, gusto ko po laging makarating dito sa Pilipinas. At kung magkakaroon din po ng mas maganda pang pagkakataon, gusto ko rin pong makapag-collaborate sa mga Filipino musicians," the 39-year-old singer shared through an interpreter in an interview with TeleRadyo's "Sakto" See more...

DMW halts deployment of first-time domestic helpers to Kuwait

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is imposing a temporary ban on the deployment of first-time overseas Filipino workers (OFW), particularly domestic helpers, to Kuwait, Secretary Susan Ople said Wednesday. In a statement, Ople said the processing of applications for first time OFWs in the Gulf state will be deferred until "significant reforms have been made resulting from upcoming bilateral See more...

Harmful pollution boosting superbug 'silent pandemic'

PARIS, France - Containing and cleaning up environmental pollution, especially in waterways, is crucial to controlling increasingly bullet-proof superbugs which could kill tens of millions by mid-century, a new UN report said Tuesday. Superbugs -- strains of bacteria resistant to antibiotics -- are estimated to have killed 1.27 million people in 2019, and the World Health Organization says antimicrobial resistance See more...

Babae sa Cebu, huli sa pagbebenta ng malalaswang larawan at video

Huli sa entrapment operation ang isang babae na nagbebenta umano ng malalaswang larawan at video sa Cebu City. Sa ulat ng Unang Balita nitong Miyerkoles, sinabing nahuli ang suspek sa entrapment operation sa Barangay Tisa ng lungsod. Kabilang umano sa ibinebenta ng suspek ay ang mga video ng kanyang mga nakababatang kapatid na babae, na isa sa kanila ay menor See more...

Friends, family pay tribute to late Pres. Noynoy Aquino on his 63rd birthday

Family, friends, and colleagues took to social media on Wednesday to remember and pay tribute to the late President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on his 63rd birthday. On Instagram, TV personality Kris Aquino shared a video and a heartfelt message for her brother, apologizing “for being brat and wasting years.” She also thanked Aquino “for everything I never thanked you See more...

Pets can now ride on the Pasig River Ferry

Good news for animal lovers! Pets are now allowed on the Pasig River Ferry. On Wednesday, "24 Oras" reported that according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), any type of pet is allowed on the ferry, as long as their pet will not harm any ferry passengers and the pet is properly placed in a cage. They can ride See more...

PH to ask ICC chamber to reverse approval of war on drugs probe

The Philippine government has submitted a notice of appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber days after the ICC authorized the reopening of an inquiry into the killings linked to the Duterte administration's war on drugs. In a five-page notice dated February 3, the government said it disagreed and rejected the conclusions of the Pre-Trial Chamber when it See more...

Marcos: Deportation of ‘Luffy’ suspects ‘cleared decks’ for talks in Japan

TOKYO —President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said the deportation of Japanese citizens allegedly involved in scams and robberies in their country while detained in the Philippines paved the way for his smooth five-day working visit here. “We thought, perhaps, it would clear the decks… for the talks that we’re going to have with the Japanese,” Marcos told reporters in an See more...

Padilla wants economic provisions in constitution amended via con-ass

Senator Robin Padilla on Wednesday filed Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 3 seeking to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution through a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass). Padilla, chairman of Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes, wanted to amend Section 2, 3, 7, 10 and 11 of Article XII of the 1987 Constitution as well as See more...

Undue delay: SC junks graft raps vs. Enrile, others over alleged coco levy use

The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the graft complaint filed against former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and several other personalities for allegedly siphoning off funds amounting to P840 million from the Coconut Industry Development Fund (CIDF). In a 53-page decision promulgated on January 16, the SC First Division junked the complaint filed against Enrile, now the Chief Presidential Legal See more...

US judge rejects new bail conditions for FTX founder Bankman-Fried

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a proposal to modify Sam Bankman-Fried's bail conditions, despite an agreement between the FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder and prosecutors to address potential witness tampering concerns. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan did not provide reasons for the denial, and said a hearing on Bankman-Fried's bail remains scheduled for Feb. 9. See more...

Warming oceans threaten sea turtle reproduction: study

PARIS, France — Rising sea temperatures are threatening sea turtle populations by warming their nesting sites on beaches across the world, a new study found Wednesday. The climate change-fuelled phenomenon could cause local extinctions of the already threatened reptiles, which have a long breeding cycles and are slower to adapt than many other species, such as birds or butterflies. See more...

DA allots P327M to boost onion industry

The Department of Agriculture has allotted P326.97 million worth of 'interventions' for the onion industry in a bid to arrest the spike in the price of the commodity and address the country's supply gap. The Presidential Communications Office said Wednesday, P240.575 million will be for the establishment of seven new onion cold storage facilities. These cold storage facilities is expected See more...

Lawmakers want five specialty hospitals established outside NCR

The establishment of five specialty hospitals outside the National Capital Region (NCR) has been proposed in the House of Representatives. House Bill 6857, filed by Representatives Paolo Duterte of Davao City, Eric Yap of Benguet, and Jeffrey Soriano and Edvic Yap of ACT-CIS party-list, seeks to establish one specialty hospital each in northern Luzon, southern Luzon, Visayas, northern Mindanao, and See more...

Lalaki, pinagsasaksak at pinagpapalo ng tubo ng 3 lalaki dahil umano sa selos

Sugatan ang isang lalaki matapos siyang pagsasaksakin at pagpapaluin ng tubo ng tatlong lalaki sa Quezon City. Ang ugat umano ng away, selos dahil ka-live in ng biktima ang babaeng dating karelasyon ng isa sa mga suspek. Sa ulat ni James Agustin sa Unang Balita nitong Miyerkoles, ikinuwento ng 52-anyos na si Sonny Raterta na inabutan niyang nagtatalo ang kaniyang See more...

Hernando actor on cutting off FiLay's kiss in 'Maria Clara at Ibarra': 'Sorry na agad'

Felt bitin with Fidel and Klay's almost-kiss on "Maria Clara at Ibarra?" On Instagram, Wednesday, Luri Vincent Nalus, the actor who plays the coachman Hernando, apologized for not letting the most awaited scene happen. Fidel and Klay almost shared a kiss during their heartfelt reunion in the series, but Hernando interrupted the moment to remind them that they are still See more...

More jobless Filipinos recorded in December — PSA data

There were more jobless Filipinos in December even as the country’s active workforce declined during the month, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday showed. Preliminary results of the December 2022 Labor Force Survey indicated that there were 2.22 million unemployed persons aged 15 and above during the month, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.3%. This See more...

Asian markets mostly up but rate worries keep optimism in check

HONG KONG - Most Asian markets rose Wednesday but traders remained on edge after Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell reiterated that inflation was coming down but interest rates might need to go higher than expected to get it under control. A run of key data in recent months has indicated a series of bumper hikes last year was beginning to See more...

Amid controversies, Pokwang gets encouraging words from Eugene Domingo

MANILA – Amid the controversies surrounding her friend Pokwang, veteran comedienne Eugene Domingo got candid at the world premiere of the Amazon Prime Video movie "Ten Little Mistresses." On Tuesday, Domingo gave encouraging words to Pokwang, who recently made headlines after her revelations about her breakup with ex-partner Lee O’Brian. Domingo was explaining about women empowerment as a core of See more...

Cold weather, language to pose challenge for PH rescue contingent in Turkey, Syria

MANILA — Cold weather and the language barrier will pose a challenge for the Philippine contingent in Turkey and Syria, a disaster response expert said Wednesday. According to Dr. Ted Esguerra of the country's urban search and rescue team, they are expecting sub-zero temperatures in areas affected by the the February 6 magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Turkey and Syria. See more...

'No more wasting time' for Kylie Verzosa as she turns 31

MANILA -- Former Miss International Kylie Verzosa turned 31 on Wednesday, February 7. On Instagram, the beauty queen-turned-actress shared photos from her birthday shoot, which showed her wearing a black bralette and pleated skirt from Prada. "Happy and grateful for another year of wisdom," she said. Verzosa also declared what she intends to do as she is a year See more...

Earthquake in Turkey: What's going on with the aftershocks?

Turkey and Syria can't catch a break. Since Monday's devastating quake, aftershocks have ripped through the region. Altogether some 5,000 people have been announced dead so far. The number is expected to rise because countless people are still trapped below the rubble — and because continued aftershocks will cause already-unstable buildings to collapse. What is an aftershock? Large earthquakes are See more...

Fakes on Facebook: Energy scammers cast 'wide net' on Facebook

WASHINGTON, United States - A Filipino consumer fumes as she rips open a portable charger to discover she has been conned -- the batteries are choked with sand, making her yet another victim of scammers on Facebook. AFP's fact checkers have uncovered a slew of energy-related scams proliferating on Facebook -- from fake solar panel incentives in the United States See more...

PH rescue team na tutulong sa mga nasalanta ng lindol, pinasalamatan ng Turkish embassy

Pinasalamatan ng ambassador ng Turkey sa Pilipinas ang mga Pinoy na bumubuo sa mga grupong tutulong sa paghahanap ng mga survivor at pagtulong sa nasalanta ng lindol sa Turkey. Personal na pinuntahan ni Turkish ambassador Niyazi Akyol ang higit-80 miyembro ng Philippine contingent sa NAIA Terminal 3 bago sila lumipad patungong Turkey ngayong Miyerkoles ng gabi. Sabi ni Akyol, malaking See more...

Joaquin Domagoso, ipinaliwanag kung bakit 'di pinapakasalan si Raffa Castro

Ipinaliwanag ni Joaquin Domagoso kung bakit hindi pa niya planong pakasalan ang nobyang si Raffa Castro kahit mayroon na silang anak. “It’s not that we’re deciding or not deciding. That’s the whole beauty about it. The moment that you decide and not decide something, mawawala ‘yung question when I do ask or if I do ask,” sabi ni Joaquin sa See more...

Magkaibigan tiklo sa buy-bust sa Navotas

MAYNILA - Arestado ang dalawa umanong tulak ng ilegal na droga sa buy-bust operation sa Navotas City, Martes ng gabi. Napag-alamang residente ng Barangay San Jose, Navotas City ang mga suspek matapos kumagat sa poseur buyer ng intelligence operatives ng Navotas Police pasado alas 10 ng gabi. Sinasabing magkaibigan ang dalawang suspek, ayon sa team leader ng drug enforcement unit. See more...

Marcos arrives in Japan for official visit

TOKYO — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. began his five-day official visit to Japan on Wednesday, his first trip to the East Asian country since taking office in June last year. Marcos and his delegation arrived here at 5:35 p.m. local time on board PR 001. The President is scheduled to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and will have See more...

'Hindi na kami kikita': Mga manininda, umaaray sa SRP na P100 kada kilo ng sibuyas

Epektibo na ang itinakdang suggested retail price ng Department of Agriculture para sa imported na pulang sibuyas. Para sa mga mamalengke sa Pasay public market, mainam na dagdagan ang budget niyo lalo na kung gulay ang inyong bibilin dahil lagpas pa rin sa suggested retail price na itinakda ng DA ang presyo dito ng sibuyas na nasa P280 hanggang See more...

Reunion nina Klay at Fidel sa ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra,’ kinakiligan ng fans

Hindi mapigilan ng fans na kiligin sa muling pagkikita nina Klay at Fidel nang iligtas ng binata ang dalaga sa episode ng “Maria Clara at Ibarra” nitong Martes. Sa naturang episode, mapapanood na nakabilanggo si Klay matapos mahuli ni Padre Salvi, ngunit pinasok ni Fidel ang kulungan at kinalaban ang mga Guardia Civil. Naging emosyonal sina Klay, na ginagampanan ni See more...

Japan an essential defense, economic partner of Philippines - analyst

MANILA — President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.'s visit to Japan is significant because Tokyo is an essential defense and economic partner of Manila, an expert said Wednesday. According to Manila-based geopolitical analyst Don Mclain Gill, Marcos' face-to-face visit will set the tone in expanding strategic relations with Japan. "Based on contemporary trends in the international and regional geopolitical landscape, Japan is See more...

5 tie for top score in February 2023 respiratory therapists licensure exam

Five test takers tied for the top score in the respiratory therapists licensure examination conducted earlier this week, according to the Professional Regulation Commission. According to the PRC, 955 out of 1,345 examinees passed the exam administered by the Board of Respiratory Therapy in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga. In top spot, each with a score of 90.5%, See more...

‘Ten Little Mistresses’ has message for women on Valentine’s Day: Don’t settle for less

MANILA – Just in time for Valentine's Day, Amazon Prime Video is releasing its first-ever original Filipino movie “Ten Little Mistresses” that aims to empower women. Top-billed by veteran stars John Arcilla, Eugene Domingo, and Pokwang, "Ten Little Mistresses" will be available to stream in the Philippines and more than 240 countries and territories starting February 15. Directed by See more...

Sardines manufacturers say P1.50 price hike not enough, to ask for bigger increase

MANILA - Sardines manufacturers said they plan to appeal the price hike allowed by the Department of Trade and Industry as it was not enough to cover production costs. The Canned Sardine Producers of the Philippines (CSAP) said P1.50 price hike announced by the DTI in the suggested retail price of some sardines brands was just half of the P3.00 See more...

WATCH: Judy Ann Santos to star in series directed by Erik Matti

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo talks about her upcoming series. ABS-CBN News MANILA -- Judy Ann Santos is doing a new series with award-winning director Erik Matti. In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday at the sidelines of media conference for her upcoming horror film "The Diary of Mrs. Winters" with Sam Milby, Santos shared some details of her upcoming series. See more...

DFA: Help underway for Filipinos in quake-stricken Turkey, Syria

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday assured Filipinos affected by the powerful Turkey-Syria earthquake that their embassies were working to address their needs. DFA spokesperson Teresita Daza said the embassy teams continue to monitor the situation, determine the condition of affected Filipinos, and coordinate with host governments should there be a need to conduct a visit. See more...

DENR orders probe into Altai mining firm's operations in Sibuyan over alleged violations

MANILA -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Wednesday confirmed that it has ordered a probe into the activities of Altai Philippines Mining Corporation (APMC) on Sibuyan Island in Romblon. The DENR said it has ordered its Romblon office to investigate APMC’s reported cutting of trees without permit, and its alleged destruction of seagrass and other marine resources. See more...

Religious groups' opposition puts Senate's SOGIE bill in limbo

The sponsorship of the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) bill has been stalled in the Senate due to the opposition from several religious groups and various sectors. During Wednesday's plenary session, Senator Risa Hontiveros, chairperson of the Senate women, children, family relations, and gender equality, manifested that some LGBTQI+ groups are asking her why the See more...

Taxi driver ginulpi ng dating asawa ng live-in partner, 2 pa

Nagtamo ng sugat sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng katawan ang biktimang taxi driver na si Sonny Ratreta matapos pagtulungang gulpihin ng tatlong lalaki. Kwento ni Sony, hinataw rin ng tubo ang kanyang ulo at sinaksak pa siya sa balikat. Ang pangunahing suspek sa krimen, ang dating asawa ng kanyang ka-live partner, labing apat na taon na ang nakakaraan. Sabi See more...

Crime-thriller 'Copycat Killer' to stream on Netflix on March 31

Netflix released on Wednesday the first teaser of the Chinese language crime thriller “Copycat Killer” which will be released through the streaming platform on March 31. According to the official synopsis provided by Netflix, the series is set in ’90s Taipei and tells the story of the first-ever serial murder case in Taiwan. Taking advantage of the widespread interest, the See more...

No pressure for 'Batang Quiapo' to beat ' Probinsyano', says Coco Martin

MANILA -- There is no pressure for "FPJ's Batang Quiapo" to beat the seven-year run of "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" as the show starts next week, lead actor Coco Martin said Tuesday. In a press conference, Martin said their mindset is currently focused on enjoying each other on set with the new project. "Actually, hindi ako nape-pressure or hindi ko rin See more...

5 suspek natunton dahil sa GPS ng ninakaw na cellphone

Arestado sa Cavite ang 5 holdaper matapos matunton ang kanilang lokasyon sa tulong ng GPS ng isa sa mga ninakaw umano nilang cellphone, ayon sa pulisya. Ayon kay Capt. Edwin Goyena, hepe ng pulisya sa bayan ng Alaminos sa Laguna, dumulog sa kanilang himpilan ang mga biktima matapos holdapin ng mga suspek sa Barangay Sta. Rosa noong madaling araw ng See more...

3 Filipinos missing after magnitude 7.8 quake in Turkey: community leader

MANILA -- Three Filipinos are missing after a magnitude 7.8 quake struck Turkey and Syria, a leader of the Filipino community said Wednesday. "Unfortunately may tatlong Pilipinang missing doon sa Hatay, isa sa mga 11 provinces na affected ng 2 lindol na naganap dito sa amin. Unfortunately kasama doon sa 3 Pilipina, meron ding tatlong bata," said Weng Timoteo, vice See more...

Marcos eyeing Japanese investments in Philippine agriculture

TOKYO— President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is looking to talk with the Japanese as regards investments in the Philippines' agricultural sector and its agricultural products entering the Japanese market. Marcos made the remarks on board PR001 en route to his working visit here. “Number one, that opens up [not just] the usual exchange of technology—but that’s an important part of it—but See more...

Unemployment slightly up at 4.3 percent in December but underemployment eases

MANILA (UPDATE) - More Filipino workers were jobless in December, but fewer workers were underemployed, according to the preliminary data released on Wednesday by the Philippine Statistics Authority. The unemployment rate settled at 4.3 percent in December, equivalent to 2.22 million jobless Filipinos. December's figure is slightly higher compared to the 2.18 million or 4.2 percent rate in November 2022, See more...

Fan reaction to Klay and Fidel's reunion in 'Maria Clara at Ibarra' trends online

Fans just exploded in kilig when Fidel and Klay finally reunited in "Maria Clara at Ibarra." Some fans even recorded their reactions to the much-awaited scene and shared these on socia media. In a now-viral video posted by Mark Saruray on TikTok, he squealed out of excitement and kilig before he reenacted the scene when Klay and Fidel met again See more...

Marvel superheroes return to Chinese cinemas after nearly four years

SHANGHAI, China - Marvel's superheroes began their return to China's massive movie market after an apparent ban of nearly four years on Tuesday, with fans streaming into cinemas to watch "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever". The Disney-owned studio's hugely popular franchises have been absent from Chinese screens since 2019, with no explanation. Marvel blockbusters have raked in billions globally, and See more...

Microsoft's war with Google heats up over AI search engines

REDMOND, United States - Microsoft's long-struggling Bing search engine will integrate the powerful capabilities of language-based artificial intelligence, CEO Satya Nadella said on Tuesday, declaring what he called a new era for online search. "It's a new day for search... The race starts today," Nadella said at a launch event, marking the start of what Microsoft hopes will be an See more...

‘May bonus pa’: KDLex owe ‘perfect timing’ in career to each other

MANILA – Trending love team KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad credited each other for their current successes in showbiz since their on-screen team up. During their guest appearance on morning show “Magandang Buhay,” Estrada and Ilacad, known as KDLex, both admitted that they waited for a long time to get their break in the entertainment scene. According to Estrada, See more...

Romualdez: Charter change move to secure foreign capital for dev’t projects

Speaker Martin Romualdez of Leyte on Wednesday justified the ongoing House committee deliberations on measures seeking to amend the 1987 Constitution, saying the proposed amendments aim to attract foreign financing for job generation, among others. “The proposed constitutional amendments are more focused now on the need to encourage investments that would further stimulate economic activities, create job opportunities, reduce poverty See more...

PH community sa Turkey umaasang ligtas ang pamilyang natabunan sa lindol

MAYNILA - Umaasa ang Filipino community sa Turkey na maililigtas ang dalawang Pinoy at tatlong anak na pinaniniwalaang na-trap sa kanilang gumuhong bahay sa Hatay Province. Ayon kay Maricel Miguel, pinuno ng Filipino community sa Hatay Province, mula Martes ay ilang beses nilang binalikan ang gumuhong bahay ng mga naturang Pinoy at nakumpirma ang hinalang na-trap ang mga ito See more...

Stephen Curry: from 'Underrated' to one of the greatest of all time

It's difficult to imagine now, but as a young basketball player, Steph Curry frequently experienced being underestimated. How did he rise up to become a four-time NBA champion and one of the most admired athletes in the world? That story and his determination to succeed is being told in the Apple TV+ feature documentary 'Stephen Curry: Underrated'. Curry issued this See more...

Lawyer bares ways for ICC to reach witnesses in Philippine drug war probe

The International Criminal Court (ICC) can find ways to reach witnesses if the Philippine government will not cooperate in the investigation into the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs, according to ICC assistant to counsel Atty. Maria Kristina Conti. Interviewed on The Mangahas Interviews, Conti said the ICC could fly witnesses to other countries or get their testimonies through online See more...

DOH records 208 new COVID-19 cases; active tally climbs to 9,282

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday monitored an increase in COVID-19 daily tally with 208 new cases recorded. Active infections also climbed to 9,282 from 9,268. The DOH said the new infections brought the nationwide caseload to 4,074,095. In the last two weeks, the National Capital Region (NCR) logged the highest number of cases with 605, followed by Calabarzon See more...

Scoring record ni Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sa NBA, winasak ni LeBron James

Nasaksihan mismo ng NBA legend na si Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ang ginawang pagwasak ni Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James sa kaniyang all-time scoring record sa regular-season. Sa third quarter ng laban ng Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder, bumanat ng 20-foot fallaway shot si LeBron sa harap ng mahigpit na depensa ni Kenrich Williams. Nang pumasok ang naturang tira, naghiyawan na See more...

Bangko Sentral hikes liquidity, capital requirements for e-money issuers

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday said it has amended the guidelines covering electronic money and operations of e-money issuers (EMIs) amid increasing risks to protect consumers. In a statement, the BSP said the Monetary Board approved the amendments which include the higher liquidity and capital requirements for EMIs with significant outstanding e-money balance and large See more...

'Anyare sa bill?': Hontiveros asks Villanueva why SOGIE bill remains in 'limbo'

MANILA — Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday asked about the status of the Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) bill over 2 months after she submitted the committee report on the contentious measure. "In December of last year, I was ready to sponsor the committee report on SOGIE bill. Perbrero na ngayon at tinatanong na sa akin ng See more...

Ticket prices for Stray Kids, Moonbin & Sanha's PH events released

MANILA — Local promoters announced Wednesday the ticket prices for the upcoming events of South Korean boy band Stray Kids and duo Moonbin & Sanha in the Philippines. In a Twitter post, PULP Live World posted the seat plan and ticketing details for Stray Kids' concerts at the Mall of Asia Arena, scheduled on March 11 and 12. The following See more...

Harry Potter video game gets bumper sales despite LGBTQ backlash

PARIS, France - The "Harry Potter" universe welcomes its latest edition on Friday, the "Hogwarts Legacy" video game, which provides a big test of the resilience of a franchise hit by criticism from some LGBTQ activists over the views of author JK Rowling. The Scottish writer has been plagued by threats and controversy since she publicly took issue in 2020 See more...

Philippines opens 2023 with $99.7B foreign reserves —BSP

The Philippines opened 2023 with almost a hundred billion dollars in foreign currency reserves — enough to cover the country’s import requirements for over half-a-year — as the national government increased its foreign currency deposits with the central bank resulting from its fund raising efforts in the offshore debt market, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. Preliminary See more...

'Smooch of the Union': US first lady steals show with wayward kiss

WASHINGTON — Did they, or didn't they? For a surreal moment -- just as Joe Biden prepared to deliver his State of the Union speech -- his wife Jill Biden stole the show by appearing to plant a kiss smack on the lips of the vice president's husband. It happened in a heartbeat: after sweeping See more...

Pagpapadala ng first-time domestic helpers sa Kuwait, itinigil ng DMW

Nagpatupad ng temporary ban ang Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) sa pagpapapunta ng mga first-time overseas Filipino workers (OFW), partikular ang mga domestic helper, sa Kuwait. Sa pahayag ni DMW Secretary Susan Ople nitong Miyerkules, sinabing mananatili ang ban sa Kuwait "until significant reforms have been made resulting from upcoming bilateral talks [sa nasabing bansa]." “'Yung mga baguhan, never before See more...

Filipino breakfast featured in YouTube chef Joshua Weissman's vlog

Filipino breakfast favorites took center stage in the latest vlog of American chef Joshua Weissman. On his YouTube channel which boasts of 7.46 million subscribers, Weissman compared the typical American breakfast (bacon, sausage, pancakes, hash brown, and toast) with the Philippines' tocino, longganisa, sinangag, and egg. "I want to talk about a breakfast that isn't talked about enough, and that See more...

Rate hikes hindi sapat para mapababa ang inflation: ekonomista

MAYNILA -- Hinikayat ng isang ekonomista ang gobyernong ireksonsidera ang mga istratehiyang ngayon para mapbaba ang inflation o bilis ng pagtaas ng mga presyo ng bilihin at serbisyo. Paliwanag sa TeleRadyo ni Professor Emmanuel Leyco, tila hindi naman umuubra ang pagtaas ng mga interest rates na ginagawa ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas mula pa noong nakaraang taon para mabawasan ang See more...

BSP hikes liquidity, capital requirements for electronic money issuers

The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has hiked liquidity and capital requirements for select electronic money issuers (EMIs), in efforts to boost the resilience of the industry amid increasing risks related to information technology. According to the central bank, EMIs with monthly outstanding e-money balance of at least P100 million are required to maintain liquid assets See more...

Toll Regulatory Board to fully implement toll collection interoperability by 2024

MANILA - The Toll Regulatory Board on Wednesday said it aims to fully implement interoperability between the different toll collection systems in the country by January 2024. TRB Executive Director Alvin Carullo told the House Committee on Transportation that the policies, technical and system architecture, front and back-end operations, financial, and toll road user management aspects of the project See more...

Bawas water interruption: Maynilad nagtatayo ng 4 treatment plant sa Cavite

Nagtatayo ngayon ng 4 na modular treatment plants ang Maynilad sa Cavite para maibsan at tuluyan nang matigil ang paulit-ulit na water service interruption. Kabilang dito ang isang planta sa Imus, na tapos na at kayang mag-produce ng 4 milyong litro ng malinis na tubig kada araw para madagdagan ang supply at maiwasan ang service interruption sa bayan. Pero sa See more...

Marcos: Constitution remains 'dynamic, flexible, capable of change'

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday called the Constitution "dynamic and flexible", indicating that it could adapt to the country's changing circumstances. Marcos thus said in a speech in MalacaƱang in observance of Constitution Day. "It is indeed noteworthy that our Supreme Law remains a dynamic and flexible expression of our collective will, capable of adapting to the changing times See more...

'Big learning experience': Rachel Peters shares daughter Kaia got into an accident

MANILA – Former Miss Universe Philippines titleholder Rachel Peters turned to social media to share that her baby daughter Kaia recently got into a freak accident. While they were on vacation in Japan, Peters said “Kaia got a pretty nasty burn on her hand from pulling hot tea off a table.” “A freak accident and a big learning experience for See more...

Disenyong Pinoy nagpabilib sa Paris trade show

PARIS - Mga accessories tulad ng mga hikaw at kuwintas na may ethnic at flowery designs na gawa sa recycled na papel ang ipinamalas ng Pinoy exhibitors na lumahok sa tradeshow na Maison et Objet 2023 sa Nord Villepinte sa Paris. May mahigit dalawang libong exhibitors ang nakilahok dito kamakailan. Ipinagmalaki ng Filipino exhibitors ang bagong disenyo ng home decors. See more...

Mahabang sawa na nakita sa ilalim ng sasakyan, hinuli ng traffic enforcer

Hindi pasaway na driver ang hinuli ng isang traffic enforcer na nagmamando ng trapiko sa Angeles City, Pampanga kung hindi isang malaking sawa na nakita sa ilalim ng isang nakaparang sasakyan. Sa ulat ni Joan Ponsoy sa GMA Regional TV "One North Central Luzon" nitong Martes, sinabi ng nag-upload ng video sa ginawang paghuli sa sawa na nakita niya ang See more...

Ex-CA justice Sadang completes panel that will review PNP resignations

A retired Court of Appeals (CA) justice will complete the five-man committee that will review the courtesy resignations of senior Philippine National Police (PNP) officials. In a statement, Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos identified former CA Associate Justice Melchor Quirino Sadang as the fifth member of the committee. Aside from Sadang, the other members of the committee are Baguio City Mayor See more...

Magkapatid, kanin at asin ang baon sa eskuwela dahil sa kahirapan

Tuwing oras ng recess, lumalabas ng eskuwelahan ang magkapatid upang hindi makita ng ibang estudyante ang kanilang baon na kanin na asin lang ang ulam. Pero hindi na raw baleng wala silang baon, ang mahalaga, ang makapag-aral sila. Sa nakaraang episode ng "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho," ipinakita ang video na ini-upload ni Johnry Turalba, na tahimik na kumakain sa labas See more...

Pilots walk away from 737 crash in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - Two pilots have made a "miraculous" escape after their Boeing 737 water-bombing plane crashed and burned while fighting a blaze in remote Western Australia. The plane left a long scar in the scrub- and tree-covered landscape when it came down while battling a bushfire in the Fitzgerald National Park about 420 kilometres (260 miles) southeast of Perth. See more...

Marcos departs for Japan to seek more investments, boost collab in agri, defense

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Wednesday departed for Japan for a four-day official visit. "During my trip, I hope to harness the positive trajectory of our relationship with Japan in all of our enriching engagements," Marcos said in his pre-departure speech. "This administration is keen on working closely with Japan in forging stability and dynamism to our bilateral relations." See more...

LTO commits to deliver full utilization of online service platform LTMS by Aug. 30

MANILA — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) vowed Wednesday to implement the full utilization of the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) on or before August 30, 2023. The LTMS is considered a cornerstone of LTO’s five-year IT modernization program to make the agency more efficient and give its clients the convenience of online service. The system's portal is a one-stop See more...

'Triangle of Sadness' to start streaming on Prime Video next month

For those who missed "Triangle of Sadness" in cinemas, don't fret, as Prime Video will start streaming it on its platform starting on March 9. Starring Dolly De Leon, Charlbi Dean, Harris Dickinson, and Woody Harrelson, the critically acclaimed film by Ruben Ostlund follows the story of a group of guests who embark on a luxurious cruise trip where they See more...

Shopping shorts: Jordan brand on LazMall and more

MANILA -- Check out some of the latest news in the local retail scene. These are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News. ADIDAS INTRODUCES NEW BRA, LEGGINGS Adidas has extended its portfolio with new high-performance bra and leggings, aiming to reduce distractions so athletes can focus on improving performance. The brand's newest bra and leggings chapter caters to more workout needs See more...

LOOK: Atasha Muhlach poses with PH Volcanoes in fashion shoot

MANILA -- After her stint in Le Bal des Debutantes in Paris, Atasha Muhlach graces the cover of a local fashion magazine, this time showing her athletic side. The daughter of celebrity couple Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzalez posed with players from the Philippine Volcanoes at the Philsports Complex for Preview's February 2023 issue. She was decked out in Gucci, See more...

Tanggol at Mokang ng FPJ classic na Batang Quiapo, malapit nang makilala

PHILIPPINES - Malapit nang mapanood ang kaabang-abang na pagbabalik ng Batang Quiapo sa pamamagitan ng seryeng tampok si Coco Martin bilang si Tanggol at Lovi Poe bilang si Mokang. Ang orihinal na action-comedy film na Batang Quiapo ay pinagbidahan noong 1986 ng ama ni Poe na si FPJ o Fernando Poe, Jr. kasama si Maricel Soriano. Ibinahagi ng See more...

Amihan to bring rains over parts of Luzon

The northeast monsoon or amihan will bring cloudy skies and rains over parts of Luzon on Wednesday, PAGASA reported. Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Aurora, and Quezon will have cloudy skies with rains brought about by the northeast monsoon with possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate with at times heavy rains. Metro Manila and See more...

DOH employee claims 'conspiracy' of higher-ups over cancer funds

MANILA — A Department of Health employee said Wednesday senior health officials allegedly conspired over the multimillion-peso fund for the government's cancer program. According to Dr. Clarito Cairo Jr., the funds were transferred to 20 specialized public hospitals instead of 31, which he said in his complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman was highly disadvantageous to the government and See more...

Malampaya project remitted $13B to gov’t since inception — Prime Infra

Razon-led Malampaya facility operator Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc. said Wednesday that the gas field has remitted $13 billion to the national government since its inception over two decades ago. The Service Contract (SC) 38 or the Malampaya project began operations in 2001. “The SC 38 has generated and remitted to the Philippine government some $13 billion since its inception,” Prime See more...

Gov’t always preparing in case strong earthquake hits Philippines — OCD

The government is continuing its efforts in preparing for a possible strong earthquake that may hit the Philippines, the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) said Wednesday. “Tayo naman po is nagpre-prepare naman po lagi. Alam naman po natin na ang Pilipinas ay lagi pong tinatamaan ng lindol dahil po tayo ay nasa Pacific Ring of Fire,” OCD Joint Information See more...

MMDA announces road closure, one-way traffic in Mandaluyong on Thursday

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday announced road closure and one way traffic in several areas in Mandaluyong connection with the city's 78th Liberation and 29th Cityhood anniversary. In an advisory, the MMDA said Kalentong street, in front of Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong City, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 a.m. to 9 See more...

Presyo ng 70 produkto na pangunahing bilihin, tataas: DTI

Nasa 76 na produkto na pangunahing bilihin ang pinayagang magpatupad ng taas-presyo, sabi ngayong Miyerkoles ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Kasama umano rito ang ilang brand ng karneng de-lata, sardinas, kape, instant noodles, gatas at tinapay. Nasa P2 ang aprubadong dagdag-presyo sa Pinoy tasty, kalahati sa hirit ng manufacturers na P4, habang P1.50 naman sa Pinoy pandesal. Nasa See more...

Disney+ in Hong Kong drops 'Simpsons' episode with 'forced labor' mention

HONG KONG - An episode of "The Simpsons" that refers to "forced labor camps" in China is nowhere to be found on the Disney+ streaming service in Hong Kong amid growing censorship concerns in the city. Hong Kong once boasted significant artistic and cultural freedoms compared to mainland China, but authorities have clamped down on dissent following democracy protests in See more...

Kris Aquino remembers late brother Noynoy on his birthday

MANILA – Kris Aquino penned a message for her late brother, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, as she marked what would have been his 63rd birthday. Turning to social media anew, Kris apologized to her brother “for being a brat and wasting years.” “I’m sorry na nagpaka spoiled na nga May 18, 2021 para masilip ka- for once nag See more...

Philippines' gross int'l reserves level at $99.7 billion in January

MANILA - The Philippines' gross international reserves (GIR) level rose to $99.7 billion as of the end of January, according to data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. January's total is higher compared to the $96.1 billion level recorded in December 2022, the BSP said in a statement. The central bank said the latest GIR level represents more See more...

Marcos Jr. says Japan wants more patrols in South China Sea to 'assure freedom of passage'

TOKYO — Japan is supporting the improvements in the capacity of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) because it wants to assure the “freedom of passage” in the contested South China Sea, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Wednesday. In a media interview en route to Tokyo, Japan, the President said Japan’s cooperation with the Philippines in developing the PCG “has been See more...

Pimentel to economic team: Focus on inflation, not on Maharlika creation

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Wednesday called on the administration's economic managers to focus on addressing the rising inflation than the creation of the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF). Pimentel issued the statement a day after the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that inflation in the country peaked at 8.7% in January 2023, the highest since November 2008. "Instead See more...

Mag-asawa, patay sa pagsabog ng granada sa loob ng kanilang bahay sa Isabela

Patay ang isang mag-asawa matapos silang masabugan ng granada sa loob ng kanilang bahay sa Gamu, Isabela. Pero bago ang insidente, narinig umanong nagtatalo ang dalawa. Sa ulat ni Russel Simorio sa GMA Regional TV News nitong Miyerkules, sinabing nangyari ang insidente sa bahay ng mga biktima sa Purok 7, Barangay District 3. Ayon kay Police Major Ricson Cabatuatan, hepe See more...

Andi Eigenmann wows followers with slender figure

MANILA – Andi Eigenmann wowed several netizens when she flaunted her slender figure on social media on Tuesday. Posting a series of photos on Instagram, Eigenmann explained why she takes delight in taking care of her body. “I'm happy to make it a duty to care for my body because as I grow older, I've found that when I take See more...

Stretch marks at peklat, puwede nang mawala?

Pinoproblema ng ilang kababaihan, lalo na ang mommies na ilang beses nang nanganak, ang pagkakaroon ng stretch marks at peklat sa kanilang katawan. Pero no worries dahil may paraan na raw para ito mawala. Alamin kung papaano. Sa programang “Pinoy MD,” sinabing normal lamang na magkaroon ng stretch marks o kamot. Ngunit ayon sa mga eksperto, maituturing peklat o sugat See more...

Marcos on Tokyo meetings: Very specific, each has purpose

TOKYO — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday described his working visit to Japan as "very specific," indicating that every meeting he would have with the Japanese would have set objectives. “Japan is very different from the places that we’ve been," Marcos said when asked what he expected from the trip. “Very specific. May purpose ‘yung bawat meeting. Hindi yung See more...

Marcos: Security cooperation a new element in Philippines-Japan ties

TOKYO — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Wednesday that his five-day visit here is expected to forge closer ties between the Philippines and Japan in ensuring security in the Asia-Pacific region. Asked by reporters how he wants to improve cooperation with Japan in the South China Sea, Marcos said that “Japan wants to develop more and make our relationship even See more...

Ilang drayber, nangangambang magkautang para sa modernisasyon ng PUV

Nangangamba ang ilang jeepney driver na malubog sa utang para sa modernisasyon ng kanilang mga sasakyang pamasada, sabi ng isang grupo ngayong Miyerkoles. Kamakailan, pinalawig ng gobyerno ang prangkisa para sa mga tradisyunal na jeep. Pinayagan na rin ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ang mga operator at transport cooperatives na mangutang sa private financial institutions para See more...

Globe says to continue deploying SIM registration booths in remote areas

MANILA — Globe Telecom said on Wednesday it would continue deploying assistance booths across the country to support the government's SIM registration drive. Despite being available to all subscribers, SIM registration in remote areas was given focus by telcos, local governments and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with the law. All mobile SIM users are required to register their See more...

Glacier lakes swollen by global warming threaten millions

PARIS - Violent flooding from glacier lakes formed or enlarged by climate change threatens at least 15 million people worldwide, most of them in four countries, researchers said Tuesday. More than nine million people across so-called High Mountain Asia live in the path of potential glacial lake outburst floods, including five million in northern India and Pakistan, they reported See more...