PhilHealth execs told to quit

PhilHealth execs told to quit

PhilHealth execs told to quit by THE MANILA TIMES Go: Duterte ‘really wants a revamp’President Rodrigo Duterte had asked officials of state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to resign in the wake of a “ghost dialysis” scandal, his former aide and spokesman said on Monday. In a statement late Monday night, Salvador Panelo said the […]

17.06.2019 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Pinoys urged to ensure ‘truly independent PH’

Pinoys urged to ensure ‘truly independent PH’

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday called on Filipinos to ensure that the dream of “a truly independent Philippines” is achieved within their lifetime. In his Independent Day message, Duterte acknowledged how 121 years have passed since the country’s ancestors ended colonization and proclaimed its independence. “A hundred and twenty-one years passed since our forefathers […]

17.06.2019 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
PAL mulling San Vicente, Palawan route

PAL mulling San Vicente, Palawan route

MANILA, May 12, 2018 – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is considering having a San Vicente, Palawan route, spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said on Friday. San Vicente Airport (SVA) was inaugurated on Thursday, and was opened for commercial flights. Previously, the SVA only caters to light aircraft and Air Juan’s chartered flights. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

MANILA, May 11, 2018 – The Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a one-day free confidential and anonymous HIV screening in the workplace in several sites within the department compound on Friday. This activity is part of the observance of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on May 18. About 400 […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, News ·
PDEA holds training on use of body cameras, drones

PDEA holds training on use of body cameras, drones

MANILA, May 10, 2018 – To boost its operations capability in line with the government’s anti-illegal drugs drive, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents underwent training and familiarization on the use of its newly-procured body cameras, digital forensic equipment, handheld radios and drones. The training, which runs from May 7 to 11, was attended by […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: News ·
PHL palay output up by 4.61%

PHL palay output up by 4.61%

MANILA, May 12, 2018 – Philippine palay production has continued to improve on the back of various agricultural government programs, the latest report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has revealed. The PSA data released Friday showed the January-March production of palay nationwide rose by 4.61 percent to 4.62 million metric tons (MT) from the 4.42 million […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: News ·
Ex-Senate Pres. Edgardo Angara dies at 83

Ex-Senate Pres. Edgardo Angara dies at 83

MANILA, May 13, 2018 – Former Senate President Edgardo Angara passed away on Sunday from an “apparent heart attack.” He was 83. This was confirmed by his son Senator Sonny Angara. “Sad to say my father former Sen Edgardo Javier Angara passed on from this life this morning at the age of 83, from an […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: News ·
More missiles eyed for PHL Navy

More missiles eyed for PHL Navy

MANILA, May 13, 2018 – Aside from the newly-delivered Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike-ER missiles, Philippine Navy (PN) ships will be soon armed with torpedoes and with bigger and longer range surface-to-surface missiles. This was bared by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Roberto Empedrad Saturday. He added that the acquisition of such advanced weapons is needed […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: News ·

Models to follow on social media this fashion month

From Snapchat and Twitter to Instagram, social networks give models greater visibility, helping them raise their profiles and catch designers’ eyes. They also regularly treat online followers to a glimpse backstage at the biggest events in the fashion calendar, notably fashion week shows. Here’s a look at some of the models to follow on social […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

By: Ray Andres As fate would have it, destiny closed the door to sports artist Jun Aquino years back when he was being recognized as one of the most talented artists while working at the now defunct Free Press Magazine. The publication closed shop but it was not the end for the talented artist with new and […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Duterte: PHL adheres to international law in sea row

Duterte: PHL adheres to international law in sea row

MANILA   (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines follows international law in the disputed West Philippine Sea, which is a portion of the South China Sea. This was aired by Pres. Duterte during Wednesday’s ASEAN-China meeting in the ongoing 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit being held in Laos. In […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

VIENTIANE (PNA/Kyodo) – US President Barack Obama told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that last July’s arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has “helped ease tension” and “built stability” in the region. Obama spoke of the ruling, according to Thai government spokesman Werachon Sukhondhapatipak, at a summit […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
VP budget for 2017 slashed by 14.28%

VP budget for 2017 slashed by 14.28%

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) — The PHP428.618 million proposed 2017 budget for the Office of the Vice President is 14.28 percent lower than its 2016 budget, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said Wednesday. Robredo presented the 2017 budget proposal for her office to the Senate Committee on Finance, saying that she is […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish to celebrate Silver Jubilee Sept 17

The month of September promises to be an exciting time for St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, presenting two memorable nights of celebration, to commemorate their 25th Silver Jubilee as a parish. On September 17, they will present a musical play entitled Lorenzo Ruiz: the First Filipino Saint. This play will star Mat Ranillo III, a Filipino […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Music ·

Mama Sita commemorative stamps added to US Postal Museum collection

WASHINGTON, DC – The Mama Sita Foundation officially handed over a donation of Mama Sita commemorative stamps to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum during a simple turnover ceremony held at the museum lobby on 15 August 2016. The late Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes was an iconic figure in Philippine culinary arts history, pioneering the use of mixes and seasonings that accompany […]

18.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·

Poe pushes for PHP1-B assistance fund for poor cancer patients

MANILA (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe is seeking the establishment of a PHP1-billion assistance fund aimed at providing financial aid to poor cancer patients. Under Senate Bill 874, or “An Act to Assist Indigent Cancer Patients and their Families,” which Poe filed, an annual appropriation of PHP1 billion is recommended as seed fund for the […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Delegates and participants of the 2016 International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a special reception and photo exhibit of the book, Calidad Humana: Sharing the Filipino Spirit in the evening of 10 August 2016. Calidad Humana or human compassion, defined as a positive and wholesome attitude towards others […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election   Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

13.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
CalCPA gives advice on battling tax identity theft

CalCPA gives advice on battling tax identity theft

Many people are aware of the dangers of identity theft but may not realize how quickly it is growing or the numerous areas in which it can occur. Did you know, for example, that identity theft reports to the Federal Trade Commission jumped by nearly 50 percent in 2015, to almost half a million claims? […]

11.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One have signed on to finance the next adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” book series. The feature, titled “The Silver Chair”, will take place after the events of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, when Prince Caspian has become King Caspian, with “Life of Pi”and “Finding Neverland” writer David […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·