Here are the latest news and events that happened today, Tuesday, March 07, 2023.

DMCI Holdings reports decline in Q4 2022 net income, full-year bottom line up 69%

Diversified conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a 69% growth in its consolidated net income in the past year, even as its fourth-quarter bottom line posted a double-digit decline. In a disclosure to the local bourse, DMCI said its fourth-quarter net income fell 30% to P3.5 billion from P4.9 billion the previous year as growth in operating expenses exceeded See more...

DOH warns vs. use of type 2 diabetes drug for weight loss

The Department of Health (DOH) warned the public against the use of type 2 diabetes drug for weight loss. The DOH issued the warning after the injectable drug for type 2 diabetes "semaglutide" went viral on social media due to its supposed effect to weight loss, according to Lei Alviz’s “24 Oras” report on Tuesday. The injectable drug was hoarded See more...

K-pop group aespa coming to PH in April

MANILA — Filo MYs, are you ready to experience the next level? K-pop girl group aespa is coming to the Philippines in April, marking the four-piece act's first visit in the country to perform for their Filipino fans. Aespa will play at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on April 11 for the "K-Verse: The Ultimate Pop Universe" concert, local See more...

‘Super Lolo’ sa Mindoro, mala-Bruce Lee ang porma at mala-'Lastik Man' ang galaw

Sa edad 68, hinahangaan ang isang “Super Lolo” sa Oriental Mindoro dahil sa mala-Bruce Lee niyang kilos at malakas na pangangatawan. Sa kabila ng kaniyang edad, flexible pa rin ang kaniyang katawan. Sa programang “Pinoy MD,” ipinakilala si Noplito Fadriquilan, o Lolo Nulping, ng Barangay Mina de Oro mula sa bayan ng Bongabong. Kaya niyang basagin ang bato sa pamamagitan See more...

Tennis star Iyo Canlas lands role in children's show 'The Dadadoos'

MANILA -- Iyo Canlas was one of the country's top tennis players — from being an Ateneo de Manila University pride to winning countless tournaments here in the Philippines and abroad. During his time at Ateneo as a UAAP athlete, he made it to the exchange program and stayed in Spain in 2016-2017. From court to showbiz, Canlas was discovered See more...

Nagpalinis ng kuko sa manikurista, namaga at nagkasugat

Matapos umanong magpalinis ng kuko sa manikurista, namaga at nagkasugat ang kuko sa magkabilang hinlalaki ng dalawa paa ng isang babae. At kahit na gumaling ito, muling bumabalik ang kaniyang problema sa "ingrown" nail. Sa programang "Pinoy MD," nakilala ang babae na si Jessa Mae Pagcaliwangan, na laging basa ang paa sa kaniyang trabaho sa palengke. At sa isa pa See more...

Bianca Umali, sinabing 'naghiwalay' sila noon ni Ruru Madrid

Bukod sa pagkumpirma ni Bianca Umali sa nangyaring insidente noon na pag-aaway sila ni Ruru Madrid sa mall dahil sa selos, inihayag din ng aktres na "naghiwalay" sila ng nobyo dahil sa nangyari. Sa "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" nitong Martes, sinabi ni Bianca na kahit naghiwalay sila ni Ruru, nanatili pa rin ang kanilang komunikasyon. READ: Bianca, itinanggi ang See more...

Escalator sa mall na umaakyat, biglang dumausdos pababa; ilang sakay, sugatan

Ilang mall goers-- kabilang ang ilang bata-- ang nasugatan nang biglang dumausdos pababa ang isang escalator na papaakyat sa Santa Rosa, Laguna. Ayon sa ulat ni Andrew Bernardo ng GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog sa GMA News “24 Oras” nitong Martes, ipinakita ang nag-viral na video na nahuli-cam ang pangyayari. Makikita na maraming tao ang nakasakay sa escalator nang See more...

Ex-Baliuag mayor guilty of graft over vehicle purchase

MANILA - Former Baliuag, Bulacan mayor Carolina Dellosa was found guilty by the Sandiganbayan 3rd Division of graft and was sentenced to six to eight years imprisonment and perpetual disqualification from holding public office. In the decision of the court promulgated on March 3, 2023, Dellosa gave an unwarranted benefit to Freeway Motor Sales of Baliuag Corporation as a result See more...

San Miguel bags P27 billion Cavite-Batangas Expressway

MANILA - San Miguel Corp said on Tuesday the Provincial Government of Cavite awarded it with the 35-year tollway concession for the P27 billion Cavite-Batangas Expressway (CBEX) project. The concession, which includes the construction and operations of the tollway, was awarded to San Miguel Holdings Inc on Feb. 7, SMC said in a disclosure to the stock exchange. The See more...

Inflation slowed down to 8.6% in February — PSA

Inflation or the rate of increase in the prices of goods and services moderately slowed down in February, thanks to the slower movement in transportation and fuel costs, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. “Ang headline inflation o ang pagtaas ng presyo ng mga produkto at serbisyo sa bansa ay bumagal sa antas na 8.6% nitong Pebrero 2023,” See more...

Coffee-table book on late senator Tomas Cabili Sr. launched

MANILA — A coffee-table book about the life of the late senator Tomas Cabili Sr. was launched Tuesday, co-written by genealogist Nasser Sharief and The Royal House of Cabili. Titled "HRH Tomas Luisma Cabili And The Royal House of Sultan A Dimasangkay Ko Ranao," the coffee-table book was released coinciding with Cabili's birthday. It features personal stories and tightly kept See more...

Philippine debt rises to P13.7-T as of January 2023

MANILA - The national government's total outstanding debt rose to P13.7 trillion as of the end of January from P13.42 trillion the previous month, the Bureau of Treasury said on Tuesday. The P279.623 billion or 2.1 percent increase was due to the net availment of domestic and external debt, Treasury said in a statement. Out of the total debt stock, See more...

Fil-Am mother, son assaulted in New York

A Filipino-American mother and her son were the latest victims of a racially-motivated attack in the United States. Cecille Martinez-Lai was with her 24-year-old son Thursday afternoon last week when they were harassed and physically assaulted by three suspects — one female and two males — in New York City. According to Cecille, they had just alighted from a vehicle See more...

Pag-IBIG board OKs postponement of 2023 contribution hike

The Board of Trustees of the Home Development Mutual Fund, better known as the Pag-IBIG Fund, has officially approved the postponement of the agency’s contribution hike in 2023—deferring the scheduled increase in the monthly premium for the third time. In a statement, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary and chairman of the 11-member Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees See more...

PNP awaits regional reports as Marcos orders identification of crime ‘hotspots’

A day after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. instructed the Philippine National Police to identify “hotspots” in the country, the PNP on Tuesday said it is now awaiting the formal reports of its regional offices on areas deemed “crime-prone.” Interviewed on “BaliTanghali”, PNP Spokesperson Police Colonel Jean Fajardo said PNP Chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. ordered regional directors to identify such areas See more...

House OKs con-con bill on 2nd reading, day after RBH 6 approval

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7352, which operationalizes the constitutional convention tasked to revise the 1987 Constitution, a day after it approved on third and final reading Resolution of Both Houses #6 which calls for the convention. The majority outvoted the minority in a viva voce vote after the interpellations of Representatives Gabriel Bordado, See more...

Liza Soberano tells Bea Alonzo that she felt 'boxed in' by being in a love team

Liza Soberano shared her thoughts on love teams in the Philippines, admitting that she felt "boxed in" by being in one during her career. On Bea Alonzo's vlog, Liza took the Lie Detector Challenge and bravely answered questions on hot topics surrounding her as she rebrands herself and pursues a career in Hollywood. Liza was previously in a love team See more...

'Iconic' na disenyo ng jeep, maaaring panatilihin: LTFRB

Maaari pa ring panatilihin ang tradisyunal na itsura ng mga jeep kasabay ng pagpapatupad ng Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), ayon sa Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Kasunod ito ng panukala ng ilang transport group na panatilihin ang "iconic" na disenyo ng jeep at suhestiyon ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na payagang makabiyahe ang mga jeep na See more...

DOF's Diokno: Marcos to form permanent inflation, market outlook panel

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is forming a permanent inter-agency committee to address the still lingering elevated inflation, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday. At a Palace briefing, Diokno said the high-level inter-agency committee will serve as an “early warning system” for demand and supply situations to address price and supply shocks. “Kailangan ng early warning systems so magkakaroon ng isa See more...

Chinese tattoo artist tells women's stories through ink

BEIJING — For over two years, Chinese tattoo artist Song Jiayin has interviewed her female clients and posted the results online, recording the memories, hopes and fears of hundreds of women in ink and video. Her designs -- from a sunset to a delicately stylized uterus and images of beloved pets -- are as varied as the women's motivations See more...

Lego builds profits despite inflation

COPENHAGEN - Lego, the world's number one toymaker, said Tuesday that its revenue and profits rose last year as demand for its plastic bricks remained strong despite inflationary headwinds. For 2022, net profit at the Danish firm rose four percent to 13.8 billion kroner ($1.98 billion) while sales jumped 17 percent to 64.6 billion kroner. "These results were delivered See more...

Rep. Teves, inireklamo ng multiple murder sa DOJ kaugnay ng pagpatay kay Miguel Dungog noong 2019

MAYNILA -- Naghain ng reklamong multiple murder sa Department of Justice ang Criminal Investigation and Detection Group at kaanak ng sinasabing biktima ng pagpatay kay dating Negros Oriental Board Member Miguel Dungog noong March 2019 laban kay Negros Oriental Third District Rep. Arnolfo Teves. Martes ng hapon nang personal na magtungo sa DOJ ang mga tauhan ng CIDG at si See more...

Hazing continues despite stronger law

After 36 deaths made the news and the enactment of laws to prevent more killings, hazing continues to be part of fraternity initiations. According to Mark Salazar's special report on "24 Oras", the quest for justice for the loved ones of hazing victims has also proven to be prolonged and arduous despite the laws passed against the practice. The Philippines See more...

World Bank says pandemic fund vastly oversubscribed, more money needed

LONDON — More than 100 low- and middle-income countries have put in early bids for at least $5.5 billion from a fund that initially has only $300 million to spend to help them better prepare for pandemics. The demand is a sign that pandemic prevention, preparedness and response needs more money and attention, the head of the fund's secretariat at See more...

'RuPaul's Drag Race' concert tour 'Werk The World' returns to PH on Sept. 3

MANILA — Drag queens from the hit Emmy-award-winning competition series "RuPaul’s Drag Race" will be coming to the Philippines this year, Voss Events announced Tuesday. In an announcement, Voss Events said that the "Werk The World" concert tour will be returning to the country on September 3 at the World Trade Center in Pasay. Some of the queens coming See more...

Easing of LTFRB’s franchise requirements to translate to more jobs — TNVS group

A group of Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) drivers and operators has welcomed the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) decision to ease the requirements in securing a vehicle franchise as this will translate to generation of more jobs for the transport sector. In a statement released Tuesday, TNVS CommUNITY representative and TNVS Alliance PH chairperson Aylene Paguio lauded See more...

Equipment failure, CAAP lapses behind air traffic mess: Senate report

MANILA -- The Senate Committee on Public Services on Tuesday presented its findings on the New Year's day air traffic shutdown that affected thousands of traveler at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). During the Senate's plenary session, panel chairperson Sen. Grace Poe showed what they discovered after 2 months of investigation that involved a public hearing, an ocular, "and See more...

Chinese warship spotted near Pag-asa Island

A Chinese warship was spotted near Pag-asa Island in Palawan last Saturday, according to Maki Pulido’s “24 Oras” report on Tuesday. This vessel was among the over 40 Chinese militia vessels and a China Coast Guard ship spotted 4.5 nautical miles from Pag-asa Island, which is within 12 nautical miles of the country’s maritime zone. The Philippine Coast Guard said See more...

69-anyos na lolo, pinakamatandang litratista sa Baguio Cathedral

"Asawa” na kung maituturing ng isang 69-anyos na lolo ang kaniyang lumang camera, na limang dekada nang nagbibigay sa kaniya ng pagkakakitaan bilang litratista sa Baguio Cathedral. Sa ulat ni Russel Simorio ng GMA Regional TV One North Central Luzon sa Baguio City, ipinakilala si Lolo Danilo Conse, na pinakamatandang litratista sa simbahan. Kahit iika-ika na, hindi pa rin tumitigil See more...

Marcos: Military’s capability still needs improvement to ‘cover our territory’

PAMPANGA — There is still a need to enhance the Philippine military’s capability in order to protect the country’s territory, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Tuesday. Wearing a flight suit uniform, Marcos graced the acceptance, turnover, and blessing ceremony of the C-295 medium lift aircraft and FA-50PH flight demonstration capability at Clark Air Base in Pampanga. “While these equipment See more...

DOH: Asthma, headaches recorded due to Mindoro oil spill

Some residents have reported headaches and dizziness, while one was admitted to a hospital due to asthma, following the oil spill from the sunken motor tanker in Oriental Mindoro, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday. At a press conference, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said one individual based in Pola, Oriental Mindoro was admitted in a hospital due to See more...

Group protests in front of DOJ on Bloody Sunday 2nd anniversary

An activist group on Tuesday trooped before the Department of Justice to commemorate the second anniversary of the March 2021 Bloody Sunday incident, which led to the deaths of nine activists. Among those present was Rosenda Lemita, the mother of Chai Lemita- Evangelista who passed away with her spouse Ariel in Batangas. “As we commemorate the second year anniversary of See more...

How Oriental Mindoro oil spill may affect marine ecosystems

MANILA — How badly will the oil spill caused by the sinking of the MT Princess Empress hurt Philippine marine ecosystems? Speaking on TeleRadyo, Dr. Irene Rodriguez of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) said the tragedy would hurt food sources of Filipinos. “May impact ito sa photosynthetic organisms na nasa surface ng water column. Okay, so See more...

Three weather systems to bring rains over some parts of the country

The shear line, northeast monsoon or amihan, and localized thunderstorms will bring rains over several parts of the country on Tuesday, PAGASA reported. Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Davao Oriental will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought about by the shear line. Flash floods or landslides may result due to moderate to heavy rains. Quezon and Bicol See more...

Philippine gov’t debt surges to a record P13.7T in January

The Philippine government’s debt ballooned to a new record high as of the end of January 2023 due to the availment of both local and foreign loans, data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) on Tuesday showed. The end-January outstanding debt stood at P13.7 trillion, up 2.1%, or P279.63 billion, from the end-December 2022 level of P13.418 trillion. The See more...

Senate adopts resolution hailing Julie Uychiat for World Marathon Challenge win

The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution commending Julie Uychiat for being the first Filipina to finish the World Marathon Challenge and won four of the seven marathons in its 2023 edition. Senator Joel Villanueva sponsored the proposed Senate Resolution No. 471 during the session on Tuesday. “What better way to celebrate Women’s Month than honoring the Pinay nurse who See more...

David Licauco opens up on newfound fame: 'I’m a bit more careful now'

David Licauco opened up about his newfound stardom in his latest magazine interview. Following his breakout role as Fidel in “Maria Clara at Ibarra,” the Kapuso actor was featured on Scout Magazine, where he said he's more mindful now. “I’m a bit more careful now [with my actions] and I’m still trying my best to figure out kasi [people] look See more...

DOT lifts face mask, vaccination policies in tourist spots

Wearing of face masks and showing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in tourist spots are no longer required based on the recent memorandum issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT). The agency said that these eased health and safety guidelines in the tourism establishments are part of the measures to support the national government’s liberalization of the COVID-19 restrictions in See more...

Mag-inang Fil-Am, inatake ng tatlo katao sa New York

NEW YORK CITY - Humihingi ng tulong sa publiko ang New York Police Department Crime Stopper para kilalanin ang tatlong suspect na bumugbog kamakailan sa mag-inang Filipino-American sa Roosevelt Avenue sa Queens sa New York City. Nakalabas na sa ospital ang mag-inang sina Cecille Martinez-Lai at ang 24-anyos na anak niyang miyembro ng US marines Ayon sa kuwento ni Cecille, See more...

House committee cites cold storage facility officials for contempt

The House Agriculture and Food Committee on Monday cited officials and a lawyer of the Nueva Ecija-based Argo cold storage facility for contempt over their refusal to turn over their list of clients who stored red onions in their facility during the spike in red onion prices during the last quarter of 2022. Among those cited for contempt were Argo See more...

House approves con-con bill on second reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading House Bill 7352 which sets the composition of the constitutional convention (con-con) which will amend the 1987 Constitution. House Bill 7352 or the con-con bill, which is the implementing bill of Resolution of Both Houses 6 calling for a con-con to amend the 1987 Constitution, also provides delegates a P10,000 See more...

Bakit dumarami ang obese sa Pilipinas?

MAYNILA — Kakulangan sa physical activities at hindi balanseng nutrisyon mula sa pagkain ang ilan sa mga malalaking salik ng pagdami ng mga overweight at obese sa bansa, saad ng isang opisyal nitong Martes. Batay kasi sa datos mula sa 2021 Expanded National Nutrition Survey, nasa 3.9 percent ng mga batang edad 5 pababa at 14 percent ng mga batang See more...

Using sound to build a brand: Have you ever heard of audio marketing?

MANILA -- Mike Constantino is taking his love for music to the next level by building brands and connecting audiences through sound. The DJ, singer-songwriter, and executive producer put up Homonym, an audio marketing agency, in 2016. It is currently the only company in the Philippines to use a music-first approach, serving not just brands but also record labels, rights See more...

'TNT' alum Jex de Castro wins Stars of the Albion Grand Prix

MANILA – Former “Tawag ng Tanghalan” finalist Jex de Castro is making waves internationally after winning the Stars of the Albion Grand Prix 2023 in London. Stars of the Albion is an international performing arts festival and competition that brings together talented musicians and dancers from across the world. De Castro proudly shared his recent accomplishment on social media See more...

Afghan women's activist fights Taliban and self-doubt

KABUL — Mahbouba Seraj is a rare dissenting voice in Afghanistan, but the veteran activist has begun to doubt whether the world is listening when she speaks out against the Taliban government's abuses. Risking retribution from her country's rulers, Seraj has argued tirelessly against the dramatic spike in restrictions on women's freedoms. But, facing an international community which she See more...

CIDG files murder complaints vs Negros Oriental Rep. Teves over 2019 killings

The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Tuesday filed three murder complaints against Negros Oriental Representative Arnie Teves before the Department of Justice for allegedly masterminding killings in 2019. GMA News Online had sought comment from Teves and his representatives over the CIDG complaints, but they have yet to reply as of posting time. According to the See more...

Philippines to have cloudy skies, rains due to shear line, Amihan

The shear line and the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan will bring cloudy skies and rain showers across the country, the weather bureau PAGASA said on Tuesday. Caraga and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to shear line with possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains. Metro Manila, Visayas, and See more...

Senators confront Adamson execs, frat member tagged in Salilig hazing death

MANILA -- Several senators on Tuesday confronted the persons tagged in the fatal hazing of Adamson University student John Matthew Salilig, a member of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity. Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights chairperson Sen. Francis Tolentino pointed out the supposed lapses of the university in monitoring fraternities that are not recognized in the campus. “They could See more...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Davao de Oro, PHIVOLCS says

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Davao de Oro on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said. The earthquake which occurred at 2:02 p.m. had its epicenter at 07.50°N, 126.20°E - 008 km S 52° E of the municipality of New Bataan. It had a depth of 10 km and was tectonic in origin. The quake was See more...

Only 10% of NCR routes affected by Day 1 of transport strike —LTFRB

The first day of the planned week-long strike of some transport groups to protest the government's public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program affected only 10% of routes in Metro Manila, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Monday. "Yung first day ngayon based sa reports doon sa ground sa Metrobase Command Center, sa Metro Manila ang See more...

Frat members rejected suggestion to bring Salilig to hospital —witness

Tau Gamma Phi members declined to bring Adamson University student John Matthew Salilig to the hospital after he suffered from seizure during the hazing rites, a witness told a Senate panel Tuesday. Roi Osmond Dela Cruz, a neophyte who underwent hazing with Salilig and two other Tau Gamma members, made this testimony during the investigation of the Senate Committee on See more...

Murder, frustrated murder raps filed vs. suspects in Degamo killing

Prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed murder and frustrated murder charges against four suspects in the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo before the Tanjay City Regional Trial Court. In a press statement on Tuesday, the DOJ said murder raps were filed against Joric Garido Labrador, Joven Calibjo Javier, Benjie Rodriguez, Osmundo Rojas Rivero, and 12 See more...

Patrick Sugui, Aeriel Garcia are expecting a baby girl

MANILA – Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Patrick Sugui and social media influencer Aeriel Garcia are expecting a baby girl. In an Instagram post, the couple announced that they are having a “mini Ae” as their first child. “We found out about her gender on Valentine's Day and kept the news to ourselves before telling our families and See more...

Bianca Umali shares why she is not afraid to die

Bianca Umali lost her mom when she was 5 years old due to breast cancer and then lost her dad at age 10 due to a heart attack. On Tuesday's episode of "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda," the Kapuso celebrity talked about why she isn't afraid to die. "I used to be afraid of death," Bianca began. "But, now, thinking See more...

Pinay firefighter makes her mark at Mrs. Universe pageant

MANILA -- Filipina beauty queen and firefighter Veronica Yu is still basking in the afterglow of her recent seventh-place finish at the 45th Mrs. Universe pageant last month in Sofia, Bulgaria. “I think ang nagpanalo sa akin was when I introduced myself that I am a firefighter," the 41-year-old Yu candidly told ABS-CBN News at her recent victory party See more...

'Stand up and fight': Albanian women footballers break taboos

ELBASAN, Albania — Emanuela Rusta battled combative crowds and misogynistic headlines for years as she navigated Albania's football scene before becoming the country's first female international referee. Rusta has been one of the leading figures pushing for more equality on Albania's football pitches, where entrenched sexism has kept women on the sidelines. "You have to fight hard to be accepted," See more...

Meta will keep releasing AI tools despite leak claims

Meta Platforms Inc on Monday said it will continue to release its artificial intelligence tools to approved researchers despite claims on online message boards that its latest large language model had leaked to unauthorized users. "While the model is not accessible to all, and some have tried to circumvent the approval process, we believe the current release strategy allows us See more...

DENR: Several areas in Mindoro Oriental fail seawater quality test after oil spill

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday deemed several areas in Oriental Mindoro not safe for swimming after the water samples gathered from the coastal towns did not pass the water quality test amid an oil spill from a submerged motor tanker. According to Jun Veneracion’s report on “24 Oras”, among the affected areas are the white See more...

Barbie Forteza gustong makatrabaho si Joshua Garcia

MAYNILA — Kung mabibigyan ng pagkakataon, gusto ng aktres na si Barbie Forteza na makatrabaho ang Kapamilya aktor na si Joshua Garcia. Nang tanungin kung sino ang nais makatambal sa mga artista sa ABS-CBN, sinabi ni Forteza na isa sa mga gusto niya si Garcia. Binunyag din ng Kapuso star na napanood niya ang isa sa mga pelikula See more...

LRWC changes name to DigiPlus Interactive Corp.

Leisure and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) on Tuesday announced the official change of its name to DigiPlus Interactive Corp., after receiving approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In a disclosure to the local bourse, the company said the name change took effect on February 28, 2023, the same day it received the Certificate of Filing of Amended Articles See more...

Solons hit Cha-cha budget amid inflation; proponent says it's investment

Two opposition lawmakers questioned the proposed spending for the amendment of the 1987 Constitution, saying funds should instead be spent to aid the poor amid rising costs. Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel Bordado said the willingness to spend for charter change runs counter to the budget cuts implemented on certain budget items providing immediate aid to the Filipinos. Deputy Minority Leader See more...

House probe sought on sinking of oil tanker, oil spill in Mindoro

Cavite 4th District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga has filed House Resolution 829 seeking a House prove into the oil spill and the sinking of MT Princess Empress. HR 829 said the oil spill has caused severe damage in Oriental Mindoro and it could possibly reach other coastal islands including Palawan, Antique and Romblon. On February 28, 2022, MT Princess Empress capsized See more...

BuCor defers plan to transfer headquarters to Masungi Georeserve

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is deferring its plan to transfer its headquarters to Masungi Georeserve in Rizal pending further studies on its impact on the environment. This was disclosed by BuCor office-in-charge Gregorio Catapang Jr. at a Senate tourism committee hearing Tuesday. “The 270 hectares of land awarded to BuCor pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1158 as the site See more...

Couple who stole expensive wines worth 1.6 million euros gets jail

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish court on Monday jailed a couple for stealing 45 bottles of wine worth over 1.6 million euros from a hotel restaurant in what police called a "meticulously planned" theft. A bottle of Chateau D'Yquem 1806 worth 350,000 euros was among the wines stolen from the Atrio hotel in Caceres in southwest Spain in October 2021 See more...

'Batang Quiapo': Tindeng, Roda nagharap sa barangay

Nagharap sina Tindeng (Charo Santos) at Roda (Joel Lamangan) sa umano'y pagsira ng may-ari ng pwesto sa mga paninda ng mga nangungupahan sa latest episode ng "FPJ's Batang Quiapo" nitong Martes. Pagbalik nina Nita (Susan Africa) sa kanilang tindahan, nadatnan nilang sira-sira na ang paninda nina Marites (Cherry Pie Picache). Hinala nila, kagagawan ito ni Roda. Agad silang sumugod sa See more...

Manila Coffee Festival returns in March

MANILA -- The Manila Coffee Festival 2023 is finally happening on March 17 to 19 at the MGBX Convention Hall at the Manila Mariott Hotel in Pasay City. The event is long-awaited among Filipino coffee lovers, and growers. Guests who will attend can look forward to a variety of exciting activities including latte art workshops, demonstrations from the coffee community’s See more...

Landbank says digital transactions expand by 126% to P5.6T in 2022

State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines said Tuesday it saw its digital channels facilitated P5.6 trillion worth of transactions in 2022, up 126% year-on-year. In a statement, the lender said it also facilitated a total of 155.8 million digital transactions, up 14% increase over the previous year, “as more customers shift to using convenient, reliable, and safe digital banking solutions.” See more...

Nasa 600 tsuper sa Pasig, desididong ituloy ang tigil-pasada

MAYNILA -- Nanindigan ang grupo ng mga tsuper sa Pasig City na itutuloy nila ang isang linggong transport strike kontra sa traditional jeepney phaseout. Nagsimula ang transport strike nitong Lunes at magtatapos sa Linggo, March 12. "Sa ngayon po, maaaring magtuloy-tuloy ang aming tigil-pasada hangga't hindi nag-aanunsiyo ang LTFRB at ang ating pangulo na ibasura 'yung mga memorandum circular See more...

House sends bill expanding ODA portfolio to Senate

MANILA - The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill 7311, setting standards for the contracting of loans and grants with bilateral and multilateral partners. According to its congressional fact sheet, the bill will expand the country's Official Development Assistance (ODA) portfolio which is critical for fiscal stability and funding of long-term priorities. The bill enables See more...

Bato floats ‘revenge’ as possible reason behind death of AUV driver in Salilig case

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Tuesday floated “revenge” as a possible reason behind the death of the alleged driver of the gray AUV that carried the body of hazing victim John Matthew Salilig before it was buried. The lawmaker made the remark at the Senate justice and human rights committee as he urged PNP Region IV-A Director Police Brigadier See more...

US wants hike in global crude output, including from OPEC: official

HOUSTON, United States - The United States wants to see a hike in oil production, including from OPEC countries, said a senior State Department official. "As world economies recover, we'll see more consumption. And therefore we'd like to see supply meet demand," said Jose Fernandez, the US Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs, Energy and the Environment, on the sidelines See more...

Ph registers 87 new COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday registered 87 fresh COVID-19 infections — the lowest new number of coronavirus cases since February 28. Data from the latest DOH bulletin showed this lowered the country’s total active infections further to 8,901 from the 8,940 cases reported on Monday. The total nationwide caseload is now at 4,077,183. Meanwhile, total recoveries climbed See more...

Twitter suffers major outage disabling external links

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter on Monday suffered a major outage with users worldwide reporting they could no longer read links to articles from outside websites. "Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now," the company's tech support account said in a tweet, blaming the problem on "unintended consequences" from an update to the platform. The breakdown, See more...

Space burials not just science fiction as celestial partings take off

TOKYO — Scattering cremated remains in the sea or even burying them with planted trees have long been popular ways to send off the dead, but now loved ones can be remembered with a shooting star-like farewell, a journey to the moon or even an eternal voyage through deep space. Thanks to a growing number of space burial services, taking See more...

Gov’t to provide P10,000 in aid to OFWs awaiting Saudi back pay

More than three months since Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised to President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. that Saudi Arabia will shoulder the unpaid wages of over 10,000 Filipino workers from bankrupt or struggling oil companies, the Saudi government has yet to deliver on its commitment. With many of the affected OFWs still without work, the Philippine government said See more...

Several injured as Laguna mall escalator slides backwards

Several shoppers were injured after an escalator at a mall in Santa Rosa, Laguna suddenly slid backwards and dumped customers at the foot of the escalator. According to a Tuesday report by GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog's Andrew Bernardo on "24 Oras," several escalator riders held on to the handrail, but others lost their balance and fell. Among the See more...

DOTr to raise subsidy for modern jeepneys to P260K

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday said it will increase the equity subsidy for drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV) to P260,000 to allow them to purchase e-jeepneys for the PUV modernization program. The program currently provides a P160,000 equity subsidy for each driver who seeks to shift to a modern PUV unit, on top of the value of See more...

Ashley Ortega opens up on playing a character with disability on 'Hearts on Ice'

Ashley Ortega is set to play a figure skater with a leg disability in the upcoming Kapuso series "Hearts on Ice." According to Cata Tibayan's report on "24 Oras," Tuesday, Ashley's character Ponggay has a leg impairment so she has to wear a leg brace while skating. The Sparkle actress said it was challenging to skate with the brace, but See more...

DOE to adjust work hours, limit aircon temp to save power: Diokno

MANILA — The Department of Energy is adjusting its work hours and limiting air-conditioner temperature settings to reduce power demand, a Cabinet member said on Tuesday. DOE work hours will be from 7 am to 4 pm, and they will be allowed to work from home every Friday, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said in a Palace press briefing. “Daylight saving See more...

Inflation slightly eases to 8.6 percent in February: PSA

MANILA (UPDATE) - Inflation in February slightly decelerated due to the slower movement of transport-related prices including gasoline, diesel and motorcycles, among others, the state statistics bureau said on Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 8.6 percent in February, slightly slower than the 8.7 percent the previous month, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. This was within the Bangko Sentral ng See more...

Chinese militia vessels near Pag-asa Island not responding to PH warnings — PCG

Chinese militia vessels near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea are not responding to warnings issued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), its spokesperson said Tuesday. On Saturday, the PCG said Filipino coast guards stationed on the island reported the presence of a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy vessel, China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel 5203, and 42 suspected Chinese See more...

World's most premature babies celebrate first birthday

OTTAWA — A Canadian girl and boy born over four months premature and not expected to survive have celebrated their first birthday with a Guinness World Records nod as the world's most premature twins. Adiah and Adrial Nadarajah were born on March 4, 2022 at the gestational age of 22 weeks, or 126 days early -- breaking by one day See more...

Amazing Women: Community pantry leader Patricia Non turns empathy into a movement

At the height of COVID-19 lockdowns, Patricia Non's act of kindness sparked a movement that fed those in need across the country. Two years later, she hopes to tap the spirit of bayanihan again, this time, to "rescue" farmers and champion food sufficiency. Driven by a desire to help her lockdown-stricken neighborhood get their next meal, Non in 2021 See more...

Senators grill Adamson exec over Tau Gamma presence in campus

Senators on Tuesday grilled an Adamson University official over their alleged inaction despite being aware of the presence of Tau Gamma Phi, a fraternity not officially recognized by the school, in the campus. Testifying during the hearing by the Senate justice committee, Adamson Student Affairs director Atty. Jan Nelin Navallasca admitted being aware of Tau Gamma’s “alleged presence” in the See more...

Transport groups push through with Day 2 of week-long strike vs. PUV modernization

Some transport groups continued with Day 2 of their planned week-long strike on Tuesday. Among those taking part in the transport strike to protest the government's public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program are members of Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) and Malayang Alyansa ng Bus Employees at Laborers (MANIBELA). "'Yung mga nagtigil-pasada kahapon, ganoon pa rin See more...

DOTr insists on 'coops' for PUV drivers

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday insisted public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to join accredited cooperatives, as the agency emphasized its benefits. DOTr-Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) chairperson Jesus Ortega made the remark amid the ongoing week-long transport strike against the PUV Modernization Program, which requires drivers to join cooperatives. “Pagnagkooperatiba tayo magiging propesyonal na ang negosyo nila See more...

'Try natin, direk!' Belle Mariano asks Star Magic head for 'bida-kontrabida' role

MANILA – As she nears her 10th year anniversary in showbiz, actress Belle Mariano sat down for the “Tatak Star Magic: Celebrity Conversations” to talk about her journey and plans with ABS-CBN. On Tuesday, Mariano kicked off the interview series of Star Magic where she recalled how she began her career as a child star up to her goals See more...

PDLs in General Trias produce artworks, eco-friendly bags for sale

The opportunity to use their skills and time to produce artwork and eco-friendly bags is giving a positive outlook to persons deprived of liberty at the General Trias Jail in Cavite. According to Marisol Abdurahman’s “24 Oras” report on Tuesday, PDLs spend their time creating colorful and eco-friendly bags to make their life more meaningful while detained. “Lumilipas po ang See more...

Marcos Jr. rides fighter jet in PAF demo flight

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took flight aboard one of the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) FA-50PH fighter jets as part of the aircraft’s defense capability demonstration flight at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga Tuesday afternoon. Marcos Jr. rode Fighter Jet number 007 and was given the callsign “Lawin." The Presidential Communications Office and PAF has yet to release details of See more...

Cagayan Gov. Mamba keeps seat after Comelec reverses December ruling

The Commission on Elections has reversed its December 14 resolution which disqualified Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba from Eleksyon 2022. In a resolution released on Monday, the Comelec en banc reversed the Comelec Second Division's resolution which disqualified Mamba over the alleged disbursement of government funds from March 25 to May 8, 2022. The Comelec en banc said the commission had See more...

QC offers free neutering of cats, dogs as part of anti-rabies efforts

Quezon City government is offering free neutering and spaying for cats and dogs on top of free anti-rabies vaccination as part of its Anti-Rabies Month activities. According to Lei Alviz’s report on “24 Oras” on Monday, QC Animal Care and Disease Control Division chief Dr. Rey Delnapoles said “pet overpopulation” was one of the issues that need to be resolved. See more...

Small victories as women challenge Vatican patriarchy

VATICAN CITY, Holy See — Once a rare sight in the Vatican's halls of power, women are increasingly being seen in senior posts under Pope Francis, but the gender battle is far from won. The centuries-old institution has an inherently patriarchal image, from the Swiss Guards at the gates to the cardinals seated in St Peter's Square. It reflects the See more...

CALAX Silang segment to be completed in 2-3 months, says DPWH

The Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is expected to be completed as early as May this year, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The DPWH said construction could now resume in full swing after a writ of possession was secured on the remaining 15,650 square meters of land needed to finish project. See more...

4 arrested suspects in Degamo slay transferred to Crame —PNP spox

The four arrested suspects in the March 4 killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo have been transferred to Camp Crame, a police official said Tuesday. In a press briefing, Police Colonel Jean Fajardo, spokesperson for the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the four are now detained at the PNP Custodial Center. "'Yung apat po, 'yung mga arrested suspects, ay See more...

Escalator sa isang mall sa Laguna nagkaaberya; 20 sugatan

Sugatan ang ilang mall-goer sa Sta. Rosa Laguna matapos magkaaberya ang inaakyatang escalator nitong Linggo. Sunod-sunod na umakyat ng escalator ang mga namamasyal nang biglang umurong ang escalator. Kabilang sa mga nasugatan ang ilang bata at matanda, batay sa kuha ni Bayan Patroller Francis Canedo. Tinulungan naman sila ng security guard. "Nakarinig kami mag sigawan malapit sa See more...

Remaining suspects in Degamo slay still in Negros —police

The remaining suspects in the March 4 killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo are still in the Negros island region, police said Tuesday. Interviewed on Unang Balita, Police Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Ace Pelare said aside from the three arrested and one killed, joint police and military elements are still looking for "more or less" five others suspects. "Lahat ng See more...

Face-to-face class cancellations for Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Face-to-face classes will remain suspended in the following areas due to the transport strike by groups protesting the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program: Las PiƱas City - March 8 to 10, 2023 (public schools, all levels) Pasig City - March 8, 2023 (public and private schools, all levels) Taguig City, meanwhile, will resume in-person classes in public and private See more...

K-pop group iKON announces concert tour, to return to Manila in June

MANILA (UPDATED) -- South Korean boy group iKON on Tuesday announced it will be returning to Manila in June for a concert, as part of its first tour under its new agency. On its social media pages, iKON announced it would go on a concert tour titled "Take Off" from May to September, playing in cities across Asia, Europe and See more...

Bella Poarch wins first Kids' Choice Awards trophy

Filipino-American TikTok star Bella Poarch has won her first trophy in the Kids' Choice Awards. Poarch was hailed Favorite Social Music Star at the awards ceremony held in Los Angeles, California. Nominated in the category were Dixie D'Amelio, Stephen Sanchez, JoJo Siwa, That Girl Lay Lay, and Oliver Tree. In an Instagram post, the social media star expressed her gratitude See more...

Gov’t creates Cabinet-level panel on inflation, importation

MANILA (UPDATE) — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has created an inter-agency committee that would focus on monitoring inflation and market outlook to avoid the late importation of commodities, a Cabinet member said on Tuesday. The Inter-agency Committee on Inflation and Market Outlook will be co-chaired by the Socioeconomic Planning and Finance chief, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said in a Palace See more...