Category: National

3 Russian warships berth at Manila port

(Eagle News) — Three Russian Navy vessels, including two anti-submarine vessels, carrying Russia-donated equipment and vehicles to the Philippines, docked in Manila on Friday. Admiral Panteleyev (548), Admiral Vinogradov (572), and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma docked at Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor as part of a six-day goodwill visit. According to Navy officials, they carried around 5,000 assault rifles, a million rounds of ammunition and 20 army trucks. President Rodrigo Duterte already made […]

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.  

Amid rumors she was next Social Welfare Secretary, Senator Legarda says she “will finish” her term as senator

(Eagle News) — Senator Loren Legarda said she intends to finish her term as senator, possibly quashing rumors she would be the next Social Welfare secretary. “I intend to finish my term as senator and serve as chair of finance, foreign relations and climate change committee,” she said in a statement. Legarda’s term as senator ends in 2019. According to Legarda, her foreign affairs committee was also going to be swamped as it works on […]

Gov’t takes steps to help Marawi residents get back on their feet

(Eagle News) —  The  government has begun taking steps to ensure the rehabilitation of Marawi and its residents, with President Rodrigo Duterte announcing the city had been liberated from the clutches of the terrorists. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for instance said it has provided Php 942.5 million worth of livelihood assistance to Marawi City evacuees to help them get back on their feet. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters those who benefited […]

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 […]

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 […]