Philippines News Today February 12, 2023

Here are the latest news and events that happened today, Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Philippines to review tripartite agreement with US, Japan —Marcos

TOKYO — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has said the government will review a possible “tripartite agreement” with the Philippines’ two close allies, the United States and Japan. Marcos made the remark in an interview with Japan’s Kyodo News, according to the Presidential Communications Office. The PCO said the President told Kyodo News that “many other issues” raised by the Philippine See more...

Lualhati Bautista, novelist and activist, passes away

MANILA — (UPDATED) Eminent Filipino writer and women’s advocate Lualhati Bautista passed on Sunday at age 77, leaving behind a rich legacy of literary works and screenplays including “Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa,” “Dekada 70,” and “Bulaklak ng City Jail,” among others. Her grandson Xyril Salazar told ABS-CBN News Bautista died at her residence in Quezon City at around 6 See more...

Pinakbet do us part: Onions, vegetables given as souvenirs in wedding

It’s “gulay do” for newlyweds Lorenzo and Francesca Aluning as they celebrated their vows in Tarlac Saturday. As one enters the reception area, vegetable spread on a grazing table welcomes the guests. Most of the vegetables are ingredients to a popular Filipino dish Pinakbet - from the expensive onions to tomatoes and a bottle of fish sauce or bagoong. See more...

Fire hits residential area in Mandaluyong City

A fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City on Sunday morning. The fire started past 6 a.m., according to a report by Luisito Santos on Super Radyo dzBB. The affected area includes Block 32 Extension, where residents were seen carrying pails of water to help douse the fire. Thick black smoke could See more...

Dethroned Filcom beauty queen sa England, umalma

LONDON - Dismayado ang taga-Liverpool na si Carol Murphy habang ikinukwento ang kanyang naging karanasan sa sinalihang beauty pageant-for-a-cause noong July 2022. Nang idaos ang coronation night ng Mrs. Philippines Euro Asia pageant sa Lancaster, England, kinoronahan si Murphy bilang Mrs. Charity first runner-up, People's Queen 2022 at Mrs. Philippines Euro-Asia second runner-up. Hinakot din niya ang ilang special awards See more...

'Pintanaga': Mga ipinintang tanaga, tampok sa exhibit

Tampok ngayon sa isang art hub sa Katipunan Avenue sa Quezon City ang exhibit ng obra ng ilang mga pintor at manunulat ng tanaga sa bansa. Ang tanaga ang isang uri ng maikling tula na may apat na linya at pitong pantig sa bawat linya. Tinatawag na visual poetry, isa itong uri ng sining kung saan pinagsama sa isang obra See more...

8 kabilang ang 2 sundalo, gov't employee, timbog sa drug bust

Arestado sa drug buy-bust operation ang 8 katao kabilang ang 2 sundalo at isang government employee sa Tagum City, Davao del Norte Huwebes ng gabi. Ayon sa Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Davao del Norte, isang drug den ang natunton nila sa Purok 13, Barangay San Miguel, na kanilang target sa drug bust. Kinilala ng PDEA Region XI ang may-ari ng See more...

Amihan, trough of LPA to bring rains over several areas

The Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and the trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) will bring rains over several areas on Sunday, PAGASA said in its weather forecast. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon except for Palawan will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with light rains due to the monsoon. Caraga and Davao Oriental will See more...

Tolentino: Possible VFA between Philippines, Japan constitutional

Senator Francis Tolentino said Sunday he sees nothing wrong with the prospective Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and Japan as it will be in line with the Philippine Constitution. This came after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed to bolster Manila and Tokyo’s defense and security relations by having further bilateral discussions See more...

Marcos lauds Tokyo Gas Co's investment in PH, says green energy goals on track

MANILA - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Friday said the country was “going down the right path” in terms of clean energy as he lauded Japanese energy giant Tokyo Gas Co Ltd’s investment in the Philippines. "And so we are encouraged that in view of Tokyo Gas that it is worth the investment then we feel that we are See more...

Toyota investing P4.4B for local production of new generation Tamaraw

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Philippines Corp., the local subsidiary of Japanese multinational carmaker Toyota, is bringing back its popular but long phased-out Tamaraw model to the country. In an interview with members of the Philippine media here on Saturday night, Toyota Motor Philippines president Atsuhiro Okamoto said, “We were committed to invest the P4.4 billion for light commercial vehicle — See more...

Malaking sunog, sumiklab sa Candelaria, Quezon

CANDELARIA, Quezon - Ilang linggo bago ang Fire Prevention Month ay sunod-sunod na insidente ng sunog ang naganap sa bansa. Pasado alas-sais ng umaga nitong Linggo nang sumiklab ang malaking sunog sa isang gusali sa Barangay Malabanban Norte, Candelaria, Quezon. Mabilis na kumalat ang apoy sa loob ng gusali. Umabot sa ikatlong alarma ang sunog. Kinailangan pa ang tulong ng See more...

Danggit in hand, Moira grants Qatar-based fan's 'pasabuy' request

With danggit in hand, Moira dela Torre brought laughter and joy to those in attendance at her recently concluded concert in Qatar. During her show at the Asian Town Ampitheatre on Friday, dela Torre revealed that she fulfilled a request made by a fan on social media who had asked if she could bring him danggit, a type of See more...

Gigi De Lana opens up about mom's heath condition

MANILA -- Singer Gigi De Lana has opted to wear her hair short lately for a very important reason. She trimmed her long tresses to look the same as her mom, who sports a cropped mane after being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. “I decided to cut my hair, sinabi ko na lang new look,” De Lana told ABS-CBN See more...

Over P18 million worth of marijuana, marijuana oil seized in balikbayan box

Authorities seized over P18 million worth of marijuana leaves and vape marijuana oil concealed in a balikbayan box. The twelve kilos of marijuana and 350 marijuana oil cartridges were discovered during a random inspection by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport- Inter Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), according to Mav Gonazales' Saturday “24 Oras Weekend” report. “It underwent x-ray inspection See more...

1 patay, 4 sugatan sa pagsabog ng granada sa isang bahay sa Makati City

MAYNILA (UPDATE) -- Isang lalaki ang nasawi habang 4 naman ang sugatan matapos masabugan ng granada sa loob ng isang bahay sa Barangay Pembo, Makati City pasado alas-10 ng Sabado. Ayon kay Makati Chief of Police Police Col. Edward Cutiyog, nag-iinuman umano ang magkakaibigan sa loob ng bahay ng isa sa mga biktima. Naglabas umano ito ng hinanakit sa See more...

'Pikon' sa sabong, namaril nang matalo; lalaki, patay

Dead on the spot ang isang sabungero matapos itong barilin ng kapwa sabungero sa loob ng isang sabungan sa Barangay Ala-uli, Pilar, Bataan, nitong Sabado ng hapon. Kinilala ni Bataan Police Provincial Director Police Col. Rommell Velasco ang biktima na si Nards Morales, 52, ng Benzon Subdivision, Cupang Proper, Balanga City. Ang suspek naman ay nakilalang si Russel Antonio na See more...

Manny Pangilinan, Mitsui commit $600M for Philippine infra dev't

TOKYO — Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, and Japanese diversified investment conglomerate Mitsui & Co. have pledges to pour in $600 million for infrastructure development in the Philippines. In a statement on Sunday, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said Pangilinan and executives of Mitsui hosted a dinner for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday, February 8 — the first day of See more...

PH team in Turkey in high spirits as search for quake survivors continues —OCD

The efforts of the 82-man Philippine Search and Rescue Group sent to Turkey continue on the third day of their deployment, with several survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake given assistance, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said Sunday. OCD Assistant Secretary Raffy Alejandro said the Philippine contingent has so far helped check nine buildings, found five possible alive victims, See more...

UN special rapporteur to return to PH to train doctors, prosecutors on 'suspicious deaths'

MANILA — Forensic expert and United Nations (UN) special rapporteur Morris Tidball-Binz will be back in the country sometime this year to train Filipino doctors and prosecutors on how to properly investigate suspicious deaths, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said. Tidball-Binz was in the country from February 7 to 9 on an academic visit, upon the invitation of Remulla. He See more...

Victim shot to death, companion wounded in Los Baños over dowry dispute

Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed one victim and wounded another in Laguna's Los Baños town, allegedly over a dowry dispute. According to John Consulta's Saturday 24 Oras Weekend report, the gunmen killed Ampawa Saidamen - their main target. Police investigators said that Saidamen was attempting to negotiate a solution to a dowry dispute when the suspects showed up and killed him. See more...

8 pulis patay, 23 iba pa sugatan sa banggaan ng sasakyan sa Misamis Oriental

Patay ang walong pulis sa banggaan ng dalawang van at isang trak sa Naawan, Misamis Oriental noong Sabado. Ang mga biktimang pulis ay tauhan ng Philippine National Police Region 10 na nanggaling sa isang training, base sa “24 Oras Weekend” report. Sakay ang mga biktima ng dalawang van at patungo sana sa Iligan City sa Lanao Del Norte. Nagtangka umano See more...

Valentine's Day 2023: Sweets for your special someone

MANILA -- Here are some treats to make your Valentine celebration a lot sweeter. BIZU Bizu is celebrating love with two signature Valentine's Day cakes. First is the Romance Cake made with layers of dark chocolate ganache, crème brûlée, and caramel, and topped with imported strawberries. The other is La Vie en Rose (Life in Pink). which is flavored See more...

15-year-old boy found dead after drowning in Pola Bay

ORIENTAL MINDORO — Authorities on Sunday recovered the body of one of 2 teenagers who went missing after swimming at Pola Bay in the town Pola. Pola Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) head Johnny Genabe said the fatality was a 15-year-old student of Anuling High School in the nearby Pinamalayan town. The victim was believed to have See more...

Baldwin says 'Rust' prosecutor made 'elementary legal error'

LOS ANGELES, United States - Alec Baldwin said Friday prosecutors who have charged him over the death of a cinematographer who was shot on a film set have made an "elementary legal error." The US actor was holding a Colt .45 during rehearsals for low-budget Western "Rust" in October 2021 when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel See more...

Several Philippines-Japan deals 'ready to go' —DTI's Pascual

TOKYO —Several investment deals sealed between the Philippines and Japan during the five-day official visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. here are ready for implementation, according to Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual. In an interview with reporters late Saturday, Pascual said several investment agreements and pledges are “ready to go.” “May mga iba registered na sa BOI (Board of Investments)… na See more...

Marcos Jr.'s goal: Enough jobs in PH to make Filipinos stay

MANILA — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday said his overseas trips were meant to further strengthen the Philippine economy for the benefit of Filipino migrant workers and their loved ones back home. In a message to the Filipino community in Tokyo, Marcos said that his administration's goal is to improve Filipinos' quality of life, so that they would not See more...

'Batang Quiapo' cast bumida 'ASAP Natin 'To' stage

MAYNILA -- Bumida sa "ASAP Natin 'To" stage ang cast ng "FPJ's Batang Quiapo" nitong Linggo. Awit ang bagong soundtrack ng show na "Kapalaran," rumampa ang mga direktor na sina Kevin De Vela, Malu Sevilla, Vince Gaite. Nanguna rin sa entablado sina Coco Martin, Lovi Poe, Lito Lapid, Cherry Pie Picache, John Estrada, Pen Medina, Irma Adlawan, Tommy Abuel, Susan See more...

PH-Czech cooperation sa agrikultura at food security mas palalakasin

PRAGUE – Inaasahang mas sisigla pa ang pagtutulungan ng Czech Republic at Pilipinas sa larangan ng agrikultura upang masiguro ang food security ng dalawang bansa ngayong taon. Sa pagpupulong ni Philippine Embassy in Prague Chargé d’Affaires Indhira Bañares at Deputy Speaker Jan Skopeček ng Chamber of Deputies ng Parliament of the Czech Republic, ikinasa ng dalawang panig ang pagbisita sa See more...

Parokya sa Oslo, bagong tirahan ng Our Lady of Peñafrancia sa Norway

OSLO - Mainit ang naging pagsalubong sa Our Lady of Peñafrancia sa St. Hallvard Parish Church sa Oslo, Norway kamakailan. Ang Parokya ng St. Hallvard ang magiging permanenteng tirahan ng imahen. Para sa debotong si Mara Trana, dininig ang kanyang panalangin na madala rin ang imahen sa Norway para maipakilala ang mahal na birheng Peñafrancia sa bansa. “I have been See more...

Lolang halos isang buwang nawawala, natagpuang patay

MANILA — Naaagnas na nang matagpuan ang bangkay ng isang lolang halos isang buwan nang nawawala sa Barangay Cuyambay sa bayan ng Tanay, Rizal nitong Sabado. Na-recover ng mga awtoridad ang bangkay ng 79-anyos na si Edilberta Gomez, residente ng Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City, sa isang matarik na bahagi ng bundok. Noon pang Enero 14 naiulat na nawawala ang biktima. See more...

Harry Styles sweeps board at Brit Awards, acknowledging 'privilege'

LONDON – British singer Harry Styles won the top awards on Saturday at the UK's biggest popular music prizes, the Brit Awards, while acknowledging his "privilege" for triumphing in a supposedly gender-neutral category that featured no female artists. Styles made multiple appearances on stage, winning awards for artist of the year, album of the year, song of the year for See more...

Group urges gov't to investigate 'smuggled' poultry products

The United Broiler Raisers Association (UBRA) is urging the government to look into alleged smuggled poultry products in groceries, which put local producers in a disadvantageous position. In a statement, UBRA chairman Gregorio San Diego said there are not many imported poultry products in wet markets. UBRA's statement came after consumer rights advocacy group Bantay Konsumer, Kalsada at Kuryente (BK3) See more...

Barbie Forteza and David Licauco make fans kilig on 'All-Out Sundays'

Barbie Forteza and David Licauco just made fans kilig on "All-Out Sundays!" The "Maria Clara at Ibarra" stars appeared on the show in full Filipiniana costumes and performed songs to the delight of FiLay fans. Barbie also performed with Julie Ann San Jose, her tukaya Maria Clara in the hit historical portal fantasy series. The Sparkle actress thanked fans for See more...

LOOK: Alodia Gosiengfiao, fiance's pre-wedding pictorial

MANILA - Celebrity cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao and her entrepreneur boyfriend Christopher Quimbo are all set for their wedding. To build excitement for the special occasion, Gosiengfiao released some pictures of their pre-wedding photo shoot with the forest as its setting. “I’ve always thought that you only existed in the fantasy world… but you’re real,” captioned Gosiengfiao. Last week, Gosiengfiao See more...

'Batang Quiapo' tinuturing ni Lovi Poe na best birthday gift

MAYNILA — Ang mapabilang sa "Batang Quiapo" ang best birthday wish na natupad para sa aktres na si Lovi Poe. Sa pagdiriwang ng kanyang kaarawan sa "ASAP Natin 'To" nitong Linggo, sinabi ni Poe na sabik na siyang makita ang bagong bersyon ng pelikula ng namayapang ama na si Fernando Poe, Jr. "Napakaraming bagay eh pero siguro 'yung best See more...

Pagdiriwang ng ika-45 anibersaryo ng PH-Bahrain diplomatic ties inilunsad

MANAMA - Bilang paghahanda sa pagdiriwang sa paggunita ng Philippine-Bahrain diplomatic relations sa Nobyembre, isang 3-day Philippine Festival ang inorganisa ng Philippine Embassy sa Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain sa pakikipagtulungan ng Brand Sync at Oasis Mall sa Juffair, Bahrain. Isa lang ang event sa serye ng mga pagdiriwang at kasiyahan para sa anibersaryo. Opisyal na binuksan ang Philippine Festival noong See more...

DepEd investigates alleged shaming of two Cebu City students by a teacher

The Education Department is investigating the alleged shaming of two Cebu City high school students whom a teacher had accused of cheating on a periodical exam. According to GMA Regional TV-Balitang Bisdak Alan Domingo's Saturday report on 24 Oras Weekend, the Tisa National High School teacher allegedly took a video of the students getting scolded and then posted it online. See more...

DOH logs 223 new COVID-19 cases; active tally decreases to 9,177

The Department of Health on Sunday recorded 223 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide running total to 4,074,691 cases. According to the DOH COVID-19 tracker, the tally of active cases decreased to 9,177 from 9,282 on Saturday. Total recoveries rose by 222 to 3,999,565 and the death toll increased by 11 to 65,949. The regions with the most new COVID-19 See more...

4 alleged ID, document counterfeiters nabbed in Manila

Authorities arrested four alleged ID card and document counterfeiters in a compound along Manila's Recto Avenue, GMA Integrated News' Nico Waje reported Sunday on 24 Oras Weekend. According to the Manila Police District's Special Mayor's Reaction Team (MDP-SMaRT), the Manila Social Welfare Office had alerted them to the counterfeiting activities. Offers for the counterfeiting of persons with disabilities IDs were See more...

Meet the new hosts of 'The Voice Kids'

MANILA – Bianca Gonzalez and Robi Domingo are the new hosts of the upcoming season of “The Voice Kids”. This was confirmed in a trailer teasing the fifth season of the ABS-CBN program, which will begin airing on February 25, every Saturday and Sunday. The program will not only feature two new hosts but will also a new lineup See more...

Mga labi ng 7 nasawi sa karambola sa Misamis Oriental, naiuwi na

MANILA — Naiuwi na sa kani-kanilang pamilya ang mga labi ng 7 sa 8 kataong nasawi sa karambola ng mga sasakyan sa Naawan, Misamis Oriental nitong Sabado. Sa panayam sa telepono, sinabi ni Police Regional Office-10 director BGen. Lawrence Coop na pawang taga-Iligan City at Lanao del Norte ang 7 namatay na pulis at isang helper. Tiniyak ni Coop na See more...

Rayver Cruz to Julie Anne San Jose: 'Always gonna be your no. 1 fan'

Rayver Cruz could not help but be proud of Julie Anne San Jose after she made a glorious exit in "Maria Clara at Ibarra" last week. On Sunday, the two performed together on "All-Out Sundays" and Julie Anne also performed together with "Maria Clara at Ibarra" co-stars Barbie Forteza and David Licauco in Filipiana outfits. On Instagram Stories, Rayver shared See more...

PH Embassy in Turkey seeks help for missing Filipino mother, kids

The Philippine Embassy in Ankara said Sunday it tapped search and rescue teams to look for a Filipino woman and her children, who have remained missing since the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. In a statement, the Embassy said the information about the missing Filipino and her kids was brought up to them by her Turkish family. “The See more...

100 bahay sa Mandaluyong, nilamon ng apoy

Natupok ang nasa 100 na magkakadikit na bahay sa Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City pasado alas sais ng umaga ngayong Linggo. Video courtesy of Pres Villanueva Ayon kay FSupt. Nazrudyn Cablayan, Fire Marshal ng Mandaluyong City, gawa sa yero at kahoy ang mga bahay kaya mabilis na kumalat ang apoy. Pahirapan din ang pag responde ng mga bumbero dahil maliliit See more...

AFP welcomes Philippines' plan to create VFA with Japan

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday welcomed the Philippines’ plan to allow Japan’s troops to hold exercises and exchanges with Filipino soldiers through an agreement similar to the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. During President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s visit to Japan, House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said that Manila and Tokyo See more...

Pinoy nurses, nakiisa sa welga ng NHS workers sa England

LONDON- Imbes na magpahinga sa kanyang day-off, piniling sumama ng nurse na si Alroi Abrantes sa rally ng kanyang kapwa healthcare workers. Muli kasing nakiisa ang Pinoy nurses sa serye ng protesta ng healthcare workers sa England, United Kingdom sa pamumuno ng Royal College of Nursing (RCN) na pinakamalaking nursing union sa bansa. Dalawang araw na magkasunod ang protesta ang See more...

Unidentified flying object sa himpapawid ng Canada, pinabagsak ng US fighter jet

Pinabagsak ng isang US fighter jet nitong Sabadpo ang "unidentified cylindrical object" o mahabang pabilog na bagay na lumilipad sa himpapawid Canada. Batay sa ulat ng Reuters, sinabing pangalawang insidente na itong pagpapabagsak ng US Air Force ng lumilipad na bagay sa loob ng ilang araw. Nauna rito ang sinabing "spy balloon" ng China sa himpapawid ng South Carolina, USA, See more...