Quezon City suspended the “plaka vest” ordinance due to the amount of feed back received by the local government after its implementation.
MANILA, Philippines — The government of Thailand recently gave additional cash donation worth more than half a million dollars to the Philippine government for the rehabilitation of areas affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Prasas Prasasvinitchai presented the check in the amount of US$622,243.39 to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario. The simple handover ceremony was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and attended by Thelsa Biolena, […]
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government protested China’s latest activities involving illegal patrols over Philippine territorial waters, particularly in the gas-rich Recto Bank, also called Reed Bank, which is part of the continental margin of Palawan based on the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). “We are protesting the conduct of sovereignty patrols by Chinese vessels on Recto Bank. The frequent passage of Chinese vessels in Recto Bank is not an innocent […]
Here is an update on the arraignment of retired Major General Jovito Palparan.
The investigation on the MRT accident conducted by the Department of Transportation and Communication is currently ongoing as incidents involving the MRT rise.
The Government declared that the MRT is long overdue a much-needed rehabilitation, with MRT spokesman saying that said mode of transportation needs rehabilitation every 8 years.
Two batches of overseas Filipino workers – numbering 768 – have returned to the Philippines from Libya. Other than the immediate repatriation, the DFA is also enforcing a deployment ban due to the crisis in Libya.
With the possible eruption of the Mayon volcano, various government agencies will conduct an intensive information drive to achieve zero casualty.
Retired Major General Jovito Palparan will be arraigned today based on the decision of Malolos Regional Trial Court Judge Teodora Gonzales for the kidnapping of two University of Philippines students.
MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) — Flights between Manila and Tagbilaran, Bohol were cancelled on Saturday due to “sunset limitation,” the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said. Sunset limitation occurs when a plane cannot take off or land after dark because the airport has no night landing facilities. Via Twitter, DOTC said that flights cancelled included 2P-2777 (Manila-Tagbilaran) and (2P-2778 Tagbilaran-Manila). Both flights belonged to PAL Express. (PNA)
MANILA, Aug. 16 (PNA) — The government’s ASSIST WELL TEAM spearheaded by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, along with OWWA Administrator Rebecca J. Calzado, will extend assistance to more than 800 OFW returnees from troubled-country Libya. “We will be at the airport literally for two consecutive days, Saturday night, and Sunday at dawn. This is because the intervals of the arrival of OFWs from the war-torn Libya is just within hours or so, and we would […]
MANILA, Aug. 16 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III wants a detailed assessment of how safe Filipino peacekeepers are in Liberia and Golan Heights in the midst of security and health threats in those areas, a Palace official said. It was reported that the Department of National Defense made a recommendation for the pullout of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights and Liberia because of increasing tensions in the Middle East and the spread of […]