Category: Featured News

PHL largest online stockbroker reports “possible system breach” but assures “integrity” of clients’ “account balances, stock positions”

(Eagle News) — The country’s biggest online stockbroker firm on Friday reported a “possible breach in its system involving some personal client information.” In an e-mail to its clients, Col Financial assured its over 200,000 clients, however, of the “integrity of (their) account balances and stock positions.” It also assured them that their “account transactions have not been compromised.” “In addition, we have internal control procedures that prevent unauthorized withdrawals from your account,” it said. […]

INFOGRAPHICS: October is Tamaraw Conservation Month!

The Philippine Tamaraw is nationally and internationally recognized as a critically endangered animal. The Philippine government issued Proclamation No. 273 in a bid to conserve, protect and develop the country’s wildlife resources, especially the endemic species, for the benefit of present and future generations. Included in this list of endemic species is the Tamaraw, which, as a biological resource, also offers immense ecological, educational, recreational, historical, and scientific value.  

DOTr serves MRT3 maintenance provider notice to terminate contract; BURI has 7 days to respond

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation has asked Busan Universal Rail Inc. to explain why the agency should not terminate its contract to maintain the Metro Rail Transit 3. The DOTr said in a statement that under the notice to terminate it sent BURI on Tuesday, the company was given seven days for this. The agency said the notice was served on the basis of “poor performance; failure to put in service and subsequently […]

SWS: Duterte admin gets “very good” net satisfaction rating; high marks cut across classes, geographical areas

(Eagle  News) — A whopping 71 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of the Duterte administration, a recent Social Weather Stations survey showed. According to the survey done via face-to-face interviews of 1500 respondents from September 23 to September 27, only 16 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the administration’s performance, and 13 percent were dissatisfied. The administration’s overall net rating was “very good,” SWS said, as it netted  an excellent […]

Diokno: DBM proposal for base pay hike of military, police, other uniformed personnel endorsed to Congress

(Eagle News) — Budget Secretary Ben Diokno on Friday announced his office’s proposal for a base pay hike for the military, police and other uniformed personnel has been approved by the Office of the President. In a statement, Diokno said the OP approval was made on Sept. 25, with the draft now endorsed to Congress. “We need the approval of both houses of Congress to implement this because Congress has the power of the purse,” […]

Kerwin Espinosa pleads “not guilty” to illegal drug trading

(Eagle News) — Not guilty. This was the plea of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa during his arraignment for illegal drug trading at the Manila Regional Trial Court on Friday. “Wala talaga akong kasalanan kasi mga kagagawan ng mga pulis. Lagi nalang nilang ginagawa na magplant ng scenario para lang sa accomplishment nila,” Espinosa told reporters after the arraignment at Branch 26. His case is being heard at the Manila court and not in the […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Meat Safety Consciousness Week

A typical mom is always meticulous when buying food for her family.  She always makes sure that the food she prepares is clean, nutritious and within the budget. When buying meat, do not  automatically buy the one that has a lower price. There are many factors to consider! Make sure the meat you buy was not mishandled as consumption of this can cause infections. To make the public more conscientious when buying, former President Fidel […]

MPD identifies at least 8 Aegis Juris frat members, 3 sister sorority members who participated in Castillo hazing rites

(Eagle News) — The police have identified at least eight members of the Aegis Juris fraternity who participated in the hazing rites that led to the death of Horacio Castillo III. In a television interview on Friday, Chief Supt. Joel Coronel, Manila Police district director, said apart from the at least eight, three women from the fraternity’s sister sorority, Regina Juris et Legis, have also been identified as being present in the vicinity of the […]

White House chief cites son’s loss in emotive Trump defense

by Andrew Beatty Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – White House chief of staff John Kelly — a former general whose son died in Afghanistan — made an emotive defense of Donald Trump Thursday, amid a scandal over the president’s phone call with a military widow. Kelly, who spent nearly four decades in the Marine Corps, said he had advised Trump not to call the families of four servicemen killed in Niger personally, but was disgusted […]

Trillanes confirms meeting with US senior gov’t officials; says he “pushed for interests” of PHL

(Eagle News) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday confirmed meeting with senior United States government officials, including, Republican Senator Marco Rubio, but made the assurance that “unlike the officials of the Duterte administration,” he “presented only factual information.” “Besides, you cannot fool the US government. They know what is happening in our country,” he said. He confirmed he and Rubio, in particular, talked about “enhancing RP-US relations, corruption, and the human rights situation in […]

US Republican senator confirms meeting with Trillanes; Palace says it hopes “correct info” was given in meeting

(Eagle News) — United States Republican Senator Marco Rubio confirmed meeting with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in the United States. In a Twitter post, Rubio, who earlier criticized the Duterte administration’s drug war, said the meeting was to “discuss the US-Philippine alliance, combating corruption, and protecting human rights amid their narcotics crisis.” In a press conference, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said he only hoped “the correct information was given.” “…and not biased information designed to […]

Duterte: Malaysian terrorist Dr. Mahmud Ahmad is dead

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed on Thursday that Malaysian terrorist, Dr. Mahmud Ahmad, has been killed. “Tatlo ‘yan, Hapilon, Omar, at iyong doc. I think he’s a… (Malaysian). He was taken this afternoon. And that completes the story,” Duterte said. He was referring to Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, who were taken out in government operations on Monday. The Armed Forces of the Philippines later confirmed the President was referring to Ahmad when […]