Philippines News Today April 13, 2023

Here are the latest news and events that happened today, Thursday, April 13, 2023.

DOT urged to review Nayong Pilipino projects amid looming fund depletion

Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday urged the Department of Tourism to review the projects of Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that its funding will be fully depleted in five or six years. Binay, Senate tourism committee chairperson, said the DOT should review the P1.5 billion tourism cultural theme park which was already approved by See more...

Murakami's new novel hits bookstores in Japan, first in 6 years

TOKYO — Renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami's new full-length novel, his first in around six years, hit the shelves Thursday at bookstores around Japan, breathing new life into a "phantom novel" that has remained out of print for over 40 years. Shinchosha Publishing Co. said it will print 300,000 first-edition copies of "The City and Its Uncertain Walls," with an See more...

Red Velvet concert in PH: Ticket prices, seat plan released

Prepare your wallets, ReVeluvs! Local promoter PULP Live World dropped Thursday the ticket prices and seat plan for the upcoming Philippine concert of K-pop girl group Red Velvet. The five-member group will play at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on May 7 for its "R to V" tour. In a Twitter post, PULP Live World posted a See more...

DICT 'studying' extension of SIM registration deadline

The Department of Information and Communications Technology, National Telecommunications Commission and other stakeholders are "studying" if there is basis to extend the April 26 SIM registration deadline, DICT Undersecretary Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said on Thursday. As of April 11, only 66,220,334 of the total 168 million SIMs have been registered. Failure to register will result in deactivation of mobile services. "The See more...

Jewel Mische, napagkamalang poser ng kaniyang mister na nakilala niya online

Ibinahagi ni Jewel Mische na nakilala niya ang kaniyang asawa na si Alister Kurzer sa isang Christian site, at kamuntikan pa itong madismaya dahil napagkamalan siyang nagpapanggap na artista. “We met online. It was a Christian site, it was a ministry for him when he was there. It was a Christian social networking,” kuwento ni Jewel sa panayam sa kaniya See more...

Muntinlupa court, iniutos na arestuhin sina Bantag at Zulueta

Iniutos ng Muntinlupa court na arestuhin sina dating Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag at dati niyang deputy officer na si Ricardo Zulueta, kaugnay sa pagkamatay ni Jun Villamor, ang umano'y middleman sa pananambang at pagpatay sa broadcaster na si Percy Lapid. Ang arrest warrant laban kina Bantag at Zulueta ay pirmado ni Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 See more...

Amang weakens into LPA, heavy rains still expected over Rizal, Quezon

Tropical Depression Amang has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), state weather bureau PAGASA said on Thursday. In an 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA noted that the LPA is still expected to bring light to moderate to at times heavy rains over the provinces of Rizal and Quezon in the next 24 hours. PAGASA warned of possible flooding and rain-induced See more...

Unfollowed by Bella? 'I think we're good,' Joshua Garcia says of rumored GF

MANILA – Kapamilya actor Joshua Garcia on Thursday declined to discuss his relationship with rumored girlfriend Bella Racelis, only saying he believes they are "okay" after the beauty vlogger appeared to unfollow him on Instagram. Garcia admitted that reports of Racelis unfollowing him on the social media has reached him. He, however, said they remain on good terms in response See more...

DepEd, EDCOM II sign data sharing agreement

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II) on Thursday signed a data sharing agreement to commence the comprehensive national assessment of the Philippine education sector’s performance. The signing of the agreement during the alignment meeting between the two bodies was led by DepEd Undersecretary Jose Arturo de Castro and EDCOM II Executive Director See more...

Bato: Reassigning erring NBP officers to other facilities will disrupt their operations

Reassigning erring Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) personnel to other correctional facilities would help in disrupting their anomalous activities in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said Thursday. Dela Rosa, who headed the BuCor after his stint at the Philippine National Police, issued the remark after incumbent BuCor chief Gregorio Catapang Jr. announced that he relieved See more...

Solons praise House performance after survey gains

MANILA -- House lawmakers led by Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Thursday said they are elated by "gains" the Chamber has achieved in recent public opinion polls. In a statement, Romualdez vowed to work harder after scoring 51 percent approval rating in the March 2023 Pulse Asia survey. “It is heartening to know that a majority of our people appreciate See more...

Mga bisita sa isang resort sa Iriga City, CamSur, nagrambulan

Nauwi sa suntukan ang umano'y pambabastos ng isang lalaking lasing sa isang babaeng buntis at kasama nito sa loob ng isang resort sa Iriga City, Camarin Sur. Sa ulat ni Cris Novelo sa GMA Regional TV News nitong Huwebes, makikita sa kuha ng cellphone video ang kaguluhan sa resort at nagsisigawan ang mga tao. Nangyari ang insidente sa isang resort See more...

'Big Bang Theory' spin-off series in the works: report

A new spin-off series based on the hit sitcom "Big Bang Theory" is in the works, according to Variety. Chuck Lorre "is in the early stages of developing another comedy series derived from that IP via his overall deal at Warner Bros. Television," Variety reported. Details about the plot and characters of the new series were not yet disclosed. "Big See more...

Janah Zaplan drops new upbeat track 'Dancing On My Own'

MANILA – Music newcomer Janah Zaplan has continued producing music as she released a new upbeat single titled “Dancing On My Own.” The Kapamilya dance-pop artist took a different take on self-love and weaving it through the cheerful tune of her new song. “My feet won’t stop dancing to this tune! Show your moves too and make this music See more...

BGYO tops iTunes PH songs chart with 'Vivid'

MANILA — P-pop boy group BGYO is on a roll with yet another digital chart feat, leading up to its live album showcase. The act's brand-tied single "Vivid" snagged the No. 1 spot in the iTunes Philippines Songs chart on Thursday, shortly after its release on the platform. "Vivid," an energetic and motivational tune about living vividly in collaboration with See more...

Cebu Landmasters to join REIT market in 2025 or 2026

Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) on Thursday said it could take up to three years before it joins the real estate investment trust (REIT) market, as it first tries to establish a track record for its hospitality business. CLI chief finance officer Beauregard Grant Cheng said the REIT could come by 2025 or 2026, as he said laws require an ideal See more...

Negosyong kainan sa Zamboanga, naitayo sa tulong ng isinanglang singsing ng ina

Dahil sa digmaan, napilitang lumikas noon patungong Zamboanga mula sa Jolo, Sulu ang pamilya Desiderio. Dahil biglaan, wala silang naisalba maliban sa singsing ng kanilang ina na isinangla para makapagsimula at makapagpatayo ng maliit na kainan na binabalik-balikan na ngayon dahil sa kanilang lutuin na kung tawagin..."Satti." Tandang-tanda pa ni Sonia Desiderio nang ikuwento niya sa "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho," See more...

Gov't eyes private sector help to improve NAIA, other gateways

MANILA — The government is eyeing the help of the private sector for the improvement and management of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the main gateway in Metro Manila, an official said. The plan is to sign a public-private partnership this year, National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said during the Philippine Economic briefing held in the See more...

Pilot run of NCR single ticketing system for traffic violations begins May 2, 2023

All 17 mayors in Metro Manila, the Land Transportation Office (LTO), and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that would implement a single ticketing system for traffic violations. According to a report of dzBB Super Radyo's Glen Juego, the mayors signed Metro Manila Traffic Code of 2023, which identifies the 20 common See more...

Right-of-way issues hound start of LRT1 extension’s Cavite leg — LRMC

Delays in the delivery of right-of-way are hampering the start of ground works for the last three stations of the Light Rail Transit Line 1’s (LRT1) extension all the way to Bacoor, Cavite, private operator Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) said Thursday. In an interview with reporters, LRMC president Juan Alfonso said the Phase 1 of the 11.7-kilometer LRT1 Cavite Extension See more...

P3.4M halaga ng umano'y shabu, nasabat sa QC; suspek na 'tulak', arestado

Nasabat ng ma awtoridadad sa Quezon City ang aabot sa P3.4 milyong halaga ng hinihinalang shabu mula sa suspek na dati na rin umanong nahuli dahil sa iligal na droga. Sa ulat ni James Agustin sa Unang Balita nitong Huwebes, sinabing isinagawa ang buy-bust operation ng mga tauhan ng Novaliches Police sa isang bakanteng lote sa barangay Gulod. Nakuha mula See more...

Bulacan bans entry of live pigs, meat products from ASF-affected areas

Bulacan governor Daniel Fernando has ordered a total ban on the entry of live pigs and meat products from the affected areas by the African Swine Fever (ASF). In a statement on Thursday, Fernando said he issued Executive Order No. 13 to ensure that the province's effort to repopulate its hogs will not be affected. Under the executive order, the See more...

Sovereign debtors, creditors agree steps to jumpstart debt restructurings

WASHINGTON - Global creditors, debtor nations and international financial institutions on Wednesday agreed to improve data-sharing, set clearer timetables and take other steps aimed at jumpstarting debt restructuring processes. The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and India, current president of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies, issued a joint statement after the first full-fledged meeting of the new Global See more...

Wind, solar now generate record amount of global power

All renewable energy sources made up 39 percent of global electricity last year, according to a report by independent energy think tank Ember. The authors predict a phasedown of gas power along with a reduction of coal-fired power, forecasting that fossil fuel generation will decline by 0.3 percent this year. What the report showed Electricity is as clean as ever, See more...

New platform PetPal gives access to health care for pets

MANILA — A new platform launched by Globe's corporate venture builder 917Ventures aims to provide easier access to health care for pets. PetPal is a digital service that connects users to licensed and accredited veterinarians. It offers online consultations from anywhere in the country, as well as home visits and vaccinations and offline booking with partner vets for customers in See more...

Russia delivers fresh warning over grain deal

MOSCOW - Russia delivered a new warning to the West over a grain deal with Ukraine on Thursday, saying a number of conditions must be met for Moscow to extend it beyond May 18. Negotiated in July by Turkey and the United Nations, the agreement has given Ukrainian grain shipments a safe corridor in the Black Sea after they were See more...

Marcos admin to launch 'Konsyerto sa Palasyo'

As he gives importance to the country's creative industry, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is opening MalacaƱang Palace to showcase the talents of various local performing artists. Marcos initiated the "Konsyerto sa Palasyo," with its first show slated on the evening of April 22. The first guests are members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their families. The See more...

DBM: Over P1B released for rice assistance of gov't workers

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday said it has released over P1 billion to cover the one-time rice assistance to qualified employees and workers of national government agencies. In a statement, the DBM said Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman approved the P1,182,905,000 Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) and corresponding Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) on April 13, 2023 See more...

Philippines detects cases of omicron subvariant XBB.1.9.1

MANILA — The Philippines has detected cases of omicron subvariant XBB.1.9.1, which is spreading across the globe, according to the Department of Health. Based on the agency's latest COVID-19 biosurveillance report issued Thursday, the country has 54 cases of XBB.1.9.1 — an XBB sublineage that was recently added to the list of variants under monitoring by the World Health Organization See more...

Amid national water crisis, MWSS says Metro Manila has 'sufficient' water supply

MANILA — The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) on Thursday assured that Metro Manila has a sufficient supply of water, amid a national "water crisis" earlier declared by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. MWSS Engineering and Technical Operations Group Deputy Administrator Jojo Dorado Jr. told ABS-CBN TeleRadyo that Angat Dam, Metro Manila's main water source, still has a "sufficient See more...

DSWD: Relief efforts focused on Bicol, Davao regions hit by bad weather

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday it has concentrated its relief efforts in the Bicol and Davao regions, which were affected by heavy rains and floods. “Sa ngayon po, ang concentration ng ating efforts ay nandito po sa Region 5 at Region 11 (Right now, the concentration of our efforts is in Regions 5 and 11),” See more...

PCO bares new official logo

The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) has changed its logo in a bid to efficiently enforce its mandate of delivering information to the public. The new logo bears the sun, which is also seen in the Philippine flag, the three stars symbolizing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, a pen or plume which represents communication, and a thunder that exemplifies speedy delivery of See more...

World Bank pledges $200M to repair Ukraine energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON - The World Bank announced on Wednesday a grant of $200 million toward repairing Ukraine's energy infrastructure, as officials from the war-torn country met with financial institution leaders in Washington. Russia damaged more than 50 percent of Ukraine's power infrastructure in attacks on its neighbor over the autumn and winter months, the global lender said in a statement. It See more...

Signs you are ready to be a homeowner

We all know that buying a house is a major financial decision and you need to be well-prepared before taking that leap. While renting works for now, at some point, however, you’d still want to pursue one of your ultimate goals--having a place you can truly call your own. If you’re on the fence about buying a house, these signs See more...

Allegedly overstaying British national arrested in Palawan

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday said it arrested an overstaying British national in Coron, Palawan. Paul Stuart Leggot, 61, was arrested in a bar along Governor’s Drive in Dongapan, Coron, Palawan by operatives of the BI intelligence division and fugitive search unit. Aside from overstaying, the BI said Leggot had allegedly been employed in Coron without See more...

Sanggol, idineklara daw sa ospital na patay kahit buhay pa, ayon sa ama

Isang sanggol ang idineklarang patay sa isang ospital sa Sta. Maria, Bulacan bagama’t mayroon pa daw itong buhay ayon sa kaniyang ama. Ayon sa ulat ni Tina Pangiban-Perez sa “24 Oras” nitong Miyerkules, naghain ng reklamo ang mag-asawang Ben at Ana (hindi nila tunay na mga pangalan) laban sa Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital matapos umanong ideklarang patay ang kanilang See more...

DOTr to subsidize ‘unprofitable’ PUV routes, instead of fare discount

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is doing away with its earlier plan to implement a fare discount in public utility vehicles (PUV) in Metro Manila and instead subsidize operations of unprofitable routes. In a chance interview with reporters on the sidelines of an event in Taguig City on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said, “There are routes na nalulugi sila See more...

DITO joins Globe, Smart in call for SIM registration extension

As subscribers struggle to get valid IDs for SIM registration MANILA - DITO Telecommunity on Thursday said it was also calling for a 120-day extension of the deadline for SIM registration. The Philippines' third major telco said this is "to give way to all subscribers who continue to experience registration constraints." "Considering that more than 50 percent of nationwide See more...

Luxury giant LVMH touts 'excellent' first quarter

PARIS — France's LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group, reported a jump in sales in the first quarter as China emerged from COVID lockdowns and other regions performed well. The group, whose brands include handbag maker Louis Vuitton, champagne producer Moet & Chandon and fashion house Christian Dior, said revenue soared 17 percent to 21 billion euros ($23.1 billion) in See more...

DOTr to push for MRT-3 platform barriers after jumping incident

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is pushing for the installation of platform barriers at the stations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) after an elderly woman died after jumping on the railway line’s tracks. In a statement on Thursday, Transportation Assistant Secretary for Railways and MRT-3 officer-in-charge Jorjette Aquino said that the agency has been proposing the installation See more...

Amerikano, iniwan ang sariling bayan para sa Pinay na nakilala niya sa dating app

Iniwan ng isang Amerikano ang sariling bayan para makatuluyan ang isang Pinay na nakilala niya sa isang dating app. Ang foreigner, napamahal na rin sa Pilipinas at araw-araw nang nag-aaral ng wikang Filipino. Sa “Make Your Day,” sinabing pumunta sa Pilipinas ang Amerikanong si Parker Ash noong 2018 para makita ang Pinay na si Jobelle. “Nakilala ko ‘yung asawa ko See more...

TNVS group says opening of over 10K slots a boon for employment

The Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) Alliance of the Philippines has welcomed the opening of over 10,000 new TNVS slots as this would generate employment. In a statement, the TNVS Alliance of the Philippines said “the new slots will present new livelihood opportunities for fellow Filipinos who are looking for new income streams in the post-pandemic era.” “We look forward See more...

Baby in Zamboanga del Norte dies after being bitten by dog

A three-month-old baby died in President Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte, after getting bitten by a dog. According to Krissa Dapitan's report for GMA Regional TV "One Mindanao" on "24 Oras," a CCTV footage from April 3 of a gasoline station showed the dog entering the room where the baby was. It even passed by the baby's parents, who See more...

Unified Grand Central Station finished by Q2 2023 —DOTr exec

The Unified Grand Central Station or the Common Station will be completed by the second quarter of 2023, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Jorette Aquino said Thursday. "Yung isa naman po na nasa North Avenue-EDSA, which is yung ating tinatawag na Unified Grand Central Station, ang expected completion po natin nito is second quarter ng 2023," she said at See more...

Arnie Teves to virtually attend Senate probe on Degamo slay, says Bato

Suspended Negros Oriental Representative Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. has committed to attend the Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee investigation into the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said Thursday. “He has confirmed [his attendance],” Dela Rosa said in an ANC interview. “He has made his commitment through his secretary, communicating with my See more...

Remulla tells Bantag to ‘face music’ after issuance of arrest warrant

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla on Thursday advised former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag to surrender and "face the music" after a Muntinlupa Court issued a warrant of arrest against him. “Just face the music. If you think you are innocent just come in to face the music. Ano naman yan eh… the judges will be able to See more...

A motorcycle that resonates your personality

Motorcycles have now become a huge part of life for many Filipinos. A lot of commuters find it more comfortable to ride a motorcycle than to brave the trains, jeeps, and other public utility vehicles available. Aside from this, motorcycles are also used for leisure, touring, and sports as well. Nowadays, more and more brands are offering many different motorcycle See more...

Supreme Court launches new lawyers’ code of conduct

The Supreme Court on Thursday launched the Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability (CPRA), which governs the conduct of lawyers in private and professional matters. The new code, launched at an event at the Manila Hotel, revises the 34-year-old Code of Professional Responsibility that was promulgated in 1988. “CPRA is no mere revision; it is an overhaul —an overhaul on See more...

Solante urges 2nd booster vaxx to maintain wall of immunity vs. COVID-19

Infectious diseases expert Dr. Rontgene Solante on Thursday encouraged the general population to get the second booster jabs in order to maintain the country’s wall of immunity against the still lingering COVID-19. This came after Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire's announcement that healthy adults aged 18 and above would now be allowed to receive the second COVID-19 See more...

Diokno touts Philippine gov’t’s infra strategy to attract US investors

Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno touted the Marcos administration’s infrastructure spending strategy in a bid to attract American investors. In a statement on Thursday, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Diokno briefed US investors on the country’s growth agenda during the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB), held on the sidelines of the World Bank-International Monetary Fund (WB-IMF) Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., See more...

Piolo Pascual 'nervous but excited' for theater comeback

MANILA -- Piolo Pascual is set to return to theater after 30 years. On Thursday, the actor said he is fulfilling his "lifelong dream" by starring in the upcoming musical "Ibarra." "Nervous but definitely excited to go back to theater after 30 years. Hope to share this with you soon," he said, adding that tickets to "Ibarra" will See more...

Amang almost stationary over San Miguel Bay; Signal No. 1 remains over 10 areas

Tropical Depression Amang has remained almost stationary over San Miguel Bay while Signal No. 1 remains over 10 areas, according to the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin posted by PAGASA. The center of Tropical Depression Amang was estimated to be over the coastal waters of Tinambac, Camarines Sur packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center, gustiness See more...

Zephanie shares 3 tips for aspiring singers who want to join singing competitions

Zephanie emerged as the grand winner of a reality singing competition fast-tracking her career in show business, and on "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" on Thursday, the Kapuso singer offered three tips for all aspiring singers. "Kailangan 'yung bawat performance mo po, alam mo 'yung kinakanta mo. Hindi mo lang memorize 'yung lyrics, pero alam mo 'yung kanta by heart," See more...

Court issues arrest warrant vs. Bantag, Zulueta

A Muntinlupa court has ordered the arrest of former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gerald Bantag in connection with the death of Jun Villamor, the alleged middleman in the killing of broadcaster Percy Lapid. Also ordered arrested by the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 is former BuCor deputy officer Ricardo Zulueta. The arrest warrant — dated April 12, 2023 See more...

Mahigit P6.8M halaga ng 'shabu', nasabat sa buy-bust operation sa Taguig

Nasabat ng mga awtoridad mula isang high-value target ang aabot sa P6.8 milyong halaga ng droga sa buy-bust operation sa Taguig City. Iniulat ni Bam Alegre sa Unang Balita nitong Huwebes na isinagawa ang operasyon sa Arca Compound ng lungsod laban sa isang suspek na si alyas "Baby." Pero hindi sumipot ang target at sa halip, dumating sa pinag-usapang lugar See more...

Growing SMEs in the digital age

Businesses should always be flexible and adaptable to the ever-changing world and evolving consumer needs. Over the years, we have seen a shift towards using or incorporating digital platforms and communication channels among small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), proving that technology can give SMEs a competitive edge over rivals. For example, cashless transactions are now expected even from individual sellers See more...

Around P217M worth of aid given to Mindoro oil spill victims —DSWD

Around P217 million worth of assistance has been provided to individuals affected by the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Thursday. “Sa ngayon po ay nasa P217 million yung naipapamahagi nating tulong doon sa ating mga kababayan, kabilang po dito yung mga family food packs o relief goods at non-food items,” See more...

New Filipino specialty tea honors Sulu, PH heritage

A new Filipino specialty tea that celebrates the Sultanate of Sulu and the country's rich history and heritage has been launched in the United States and Canada. Named Tausug Blends, the tea was exclusively produced by the American company Harney and Sons with the the Royal Warrant of His Royal Majesty Sultan Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, the 35th Sultan of Sulu See more...

P20-M worth of ‘smuggled’ electronics seized in Bulacan

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized alleged smuggled electronics at a warehouse in Guiguinto, Bulacan. In a statement on Thursday, the BOC said the inspection was conducted through a Letter of Authority (LOA) issued by Customs Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio based on “derogatory information” received about a warehouse at the RIS Industrial Complex in Guiguinto. Upon inspection, the BOC said See more...

DOH posts 385 COVID-19 cases; active infections climb to 9,533

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday logged 385 new COVID-19 cases, while the active tally climbed to 9,533. This is the first time in six days that fresh infections have reached more than 300 cases. Based on the DOH’s latest figures, the new cases brought the nationwide caseload to 4,084,626. Meanwhile, the number of active infections climbed to 9,533 See more...

Gerald Sibayan, naging patunay para kay AiAi na may 'lalaking maayos'

Sa ika-siyam na taong anibersaryo nila bilang couple, inihayag ni AiAi Delas Alas na napatunayan niya na hindi "kathang isip lang" ang magkaroon ng mabuting kabiyak dahil sa kaniyang mister na Gerald Sibayan. Sa Instagram, nag-post ang Comedy Queen ng slideshow ng larawan nila ni Gerald mula 2014 hanggang 2023. Sa caption, may sweet message si AiAi para kay Gerald See more...

PH, US must focus in 4 separate areas to modernize alliance — Galvez

The Philippines and the United States must focus in four separate areas for the modernization of both countries’ military alliance, according to Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. Galvez highlighted the importance of the Philippines and the US defense cooperation especially when challenges are becoming “increasing complex and evolving.” “To modernize our alliance we need to focus on separate areas. Number See more...

Amang moves west northwestward along Camarines Norte coastline

Eight areas remained under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 as Tropical Depression Amang moved in the west northwest direction along the coast of Camarines Norte, according to the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin posted by PAGASA. The center of the eye of Amang was estimated in the vicinity of Vinzons, Camarines Norte packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers See more...

Claudine Barretto reveals late-night visit to Rico Yan's grave on Easter Sunday

Claudine Barretto is clearly missing Rico Yan. On Instagram Thursday, the actress shared a video and a couple of snaps from her late night visit to Rico Yan's grave on Easter Sunday. Wearing a black top and a short Channel houndstooth patterned skirt, Claudine paid a visit to her former reel- and real-life boyfriend, and greeted him a "Happy Easter." See more...

10-taong gulang natagpuang patay sa Davao

Nagsimula nang maagnas ang bangkay ng sampung-gulang na babae nang matagpuan ito sa isang sagingan sa Davao City. Ayon sa ulat ni Jestoni Jumamil sa "Saksi", noong Biyernes, April 7, iniwan ang bata ng kaniyang lola sa live-in partner ng isa nilang kamag-anak ngunit nang balikan niya ay wala na doon ang bata. Nang matagpuan ang bata nitong Linggo ay See more...

LPA formerly Amang to trigger rains in NCR, nearby regions

The low-pressure area (formerly Tropical Depression Amang) off Infanta, Quezon will continue to cause rains across a huge part of the country, PAGASA said Thursday. Based on its 24-hour public forecast issued at 4 p.m. on Thursday, the LPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, MIMAROPA, and Camarines Norte. The See more...

Diokno says infrastructure spending 'front and center' of PH growth strategy

MANILA - Finance Secretary Benjamin Dioko said the Philippines is committed to reverse the "underinvestment" in infrastructure as part of its growth strategy. Under the government's Medium-Term Infrastructure Program, it aims to sustain infrastructure spending at 5 to 6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) annually and program between $20 billion and $40 billion per year through 2028 to infrastructure See more...

Angkas na babaeng estudyante, patay sa motorcycle accident sa Pangasinan

Patay ang isang 19-anyos na babaeng estudyante matapos bumangga sa isang bus ang sinasakyan niyang motorsiklo sa Pangasinan. Ang rider ng motorsiklo, sugatan. Sa ulat ni Russel Simorio sa GMA Regional TV One North Central Luzon nitong Miyerkules, kinilala ang nasawing biktima na si Julie Dulay Pedro. Sa imbestigasyon ng pulisya, sinabing pauwi na galing sa paaralan ang biktima See more...

Graft raps filed vs. ex-Iloilo mayor Mabilog, councilor over towing services deal

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against former Iloilo City mayor Jed Mabilog and councilor Plaridel Nava II before the Sandiganbayan over alleged intervention in the awarding of a government contract to a towing services firm where they have an interest in. Based on the criminal information filed by the government prosecutors, Mabilog and Nava, as representatives See more...

World Bank members endorse moves to boost lending by $50bn over decade

WASHINGTON — World Bank member countries have endorsed measures allowing a $50 billion lending boost over the next decade, its outgoing president David Malpass said. The move, announced during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank spring meetings in Washington, is part of an ongoing evolution of the development lender amid pushes for it to meet global challenges like See more...

10-anyos na taga-Albay, kabisado ang mga araw at petsa mula 1582 hanggang 9999

Hinahangaan ang isang 10-anyos na batang Pinay na tila isang “human walking calendar,” dahil kabisado niya ang mga petsa at araw mula 1582 hanggang taong 9999. Sa ulat ni Chino Trinidad sa 24 Oras, ipinakilala si Jeanne Arcinue na tubong Albay. Bigyan lamang si Arcinue ng petsa at taon, malalaman na niya agad kung saang araw ito natapat sa kalendaryo. See more...

Matandang lalaking naglalako ng mesa sa ilalim ng araw tinulungan

Isang matandang lalaki ang tinulungan ng isang kambal matapos nila itong makitang naglalako ng mesa kamakailan sa ilalim ng araw sa San Fernando, Pampanga. “Sobrang bigat po talaga ng dinadala niyang mesa. Halos hindi na nga po siya makahinga sa sobrang pagod po niya," sabi ni Pat Manalo, ang isa sa kambal, sa panayam sa kanila sa TeleRadyo ngayong Huwebes. See more...

3 areas under Signal No. 1 as Amang heads to Polillo Islands, Quezon

Three areas remained under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression Amang headed towards Polillo Islands and northern mainland Quezon, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Signal No. 1 is raised over the following areas: Moving west northwestward at 10 kilometers per hour, Amang was located over the coastal waters of See more...

US intelligence leak: What we know so far

A summary of what we know so far. How did the documents find their way online? Some of the papers were initially circulated in early March on Discord, a social platform that is popular mostly among gamers. One server on which the data first appeared was actually focused on the popular computer game Minecraft, while another was dedicated to a See more...

US, Philippines troops fire Javelins in largest ever joint war games

PALAYAN, Philippines — United States and Philippine troops turned their Javelin anti-tank missiles on cars standing in as enemy vehicles on Thursday, in the allies' largest ever war games. Under a plume of black smoke, 3 sedans parked on scrubland were crushed by missiles fired from about 600 meters (0.37 miles) away by three soldiers at a military base in See more...

DepEd eyes solution to SHS grad employability through MATATAG agenda

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday said it aims to address issues on the employability of K-12 graduates through its MATATAG education agenda. DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa made the remark in light of the recently published report of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) showing that senior high school (SHS) graduates in the country tend to lack soft skills See more...

Joint PH-US statement made 'false accusations' vs. China, says official

China has expressed strong disapproval to the recent statements made by Philippine and United States officials against Beijing's activities in the South China Sea. Wang Wenbin, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, maintained that "China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and the adjacent waters." "The joint statement of the US and the Philippines misrepresents and discredits the See more...

BSP may pause rate hikes in next meeting: Medalla

MANILA —The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas could pause its interest rate hike streak in the next monetary policy meeting if the consumer price index continues its downward trend in April, BSP Gov. Felipe Medalla said. Inflation decelerated for the second straight month in March to 7.6 percent from 8.6 percent in February. However, it remains above the 2 to 4 See more...

McDonald's to release meal with BT21 toys in PH

MANILA (UPDATE) — McDonald’s Philippines is set to release a meal that comes with collectibles of characters created by the K-pop supergroup BTS. Priced at P550, the Chicken McNuggets Meets BT21 meal will be available in McDonald’s stores in the country starting Saturday (April 15), the fast food chain said in a statement. The meal includes 10 pieces of chicken See more...

Manila Luzon teases more 'dragdagulan' soon

MANILA — "Drag Den Philippines" host Manila Luzon has teased that more "dragdagulan" can be expected soon. In a "Barbie"-inspired teaser image from Prime Video Philippines, Manila Luzon is shown as a doll dressed in their iconic pasta picnic runway. "This doll loves #Dragdagulan," the streaming platform said. "May pasabog na announcement ang doll na 'to very soon." "Dragdagulan" is See more...

Jewel Mische, inilahad kung bakit siya nag-quit sa showbiz

Inihayag ni Jewel Mische na hindi niya pinangarap na maging artista, at nagkaroon siya ng mga pag-aalinlangan na tumanggap ng mga proyekto dahil sa kaniyang pagiging konserbatibo. “Na-enjoy ko ba, nagustuhan ko ba in the beginning? No. To be honest it wasn’t my dream, hindi ko rin siya pangarap maging artista. I was just plunged into it really young,” sabi See more...

Ilang kamatis sa Nueva Vizcaya, pinamimigay dahil sa oversupply

MAYNILA – Ipinamimigay na ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Nueva Vizcaya ang ilang mga kamatis sa kanilang lugar dahil sa oversupply ng ani nito. Sa isang panayam sa TeleRadyo, sinabi ni Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal (NVAT) General Manager Gilbert Cumila na hindi madaling mabenta ang mga maliliit na kamatis. “Yung 100 kilo kada araw merong bumabyahe palabas. Pero See more...

Batang nasermunan naglayas, naibalik sa ama sa tulong ng concerned citizen

MAYNILA — Matapos ang higit isang linggong pagkakawala, naiuwi sa kaniyang pamilya ang isang bata sa Tarlac City nitong Lunes sa tulong ng isang concerned citizen. Hindi na nakita si Luiz Ken Lapuz, 13, ng kaniyang amang si Stan Lapuz mula nang ihatid niya ito noong Abril 2 para magsimba umano sa Tarlac Cathedral. "Ang alam ko, ayaw niya lang See more...

PDEG chief Domingo removed from post amid probe on alleged cover-up

Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-PDEG) director Police Brigadier General Narciso Domingo was removed from his post amid the ongoing investigation on the alleged cover-up in connection with the P6.7-billion drug haul. This was confirmed by Domingo himself in a message to GMA News Online. "Effective po kahapon. Papalitan na ako ni [Police Brigadier General Antonio Olaguera]. Floating status See more...

Mariam Mangudadatu opposes Marcos naming her Maguindanao del Sur OIC

Bai Mariam Mangudadatu has objected to the appointment made by President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., naming her as officer-in-charge of Maguindanao del Sur. In a video, Mangudadatu said she had opposed the designation as she was already elected governor of the said province, adding that she assumed office and performed functions in accordance with Republic Act 1550. "With due respect See more...

Cebu Landmasters hopes to sustain double-digit growth in 2023

Listed developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) is optimistic to sustain post double-digit earnings growth in 2023, but the company said the guidance is set to be more conservative given the higher base from the previous year. According to CLI chief operating officer Jose Franco Soberano, the company targets to continue its double-digit earnings growth, as its normalized net income to See more...

How this 11-year-old has helped over 1,000 students through his talent

MANILA – At just age 11, Rob Andrei Vallejo has already helped paint the dreams of over a thousand children. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vallejo launched "Tulong ko Project Para Sa Mag-Aaral," an initiative committed to the needs of less-fortunate students. "Meron na mga bata na wala talaga sila gamit kagaya ng pencil case dahil sa kahirapan," he See more...

Why Dolly de Leon is excited to work with Kathryn Bernardo

MANILA – Internationally acclaimed actress Dolly de Leon is raring to work with screen superstar Kathryn Bernardo in their recently announced Star Cinema film "A Very Good Girl." In an interview with PUSH, De Leon revealed that she is impressed with Bernardo’s body of work, specifically the OFW romance drama "Hello, Love, Goodbye." “Siyempre kinikilig ako kasi galing na galing See more...

PhilRice: P7.2 billion worth of rice in PH goes to waste in a year

An estimated P7.2 billion worth of rice is wasted in the Philippines in a year, the Philippine Rice Research Institute has said. According to Bernadette Reyes' report on "24 Oras", each consumer in the country wastes at least two tablespoons of rice a day and the wastage can feed over two million annually. The Department of Agriculture expects a See more...

Heart diseases still leading cause of death in PH —PSA

Ischaemic heart diseases remained to be the number one cause of mortality in the Philippines from January to November 2022, recent data by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. According to the PSA, ischaemic heart diseases accounted for 103,628 deaths or 18.4% of the total deaths in the country during the covered period. The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) earlier explained See more...