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 ·
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 ·
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 ·

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 ·
Malacañang reminds Trump: You said PHL was a ‘special place’

Malacañang reminds Trump: You said PHL was a ‘special place’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday reminded US Republican party presidential candidate Donald Trump Sr. that he once said he loved the Philippines and how he described the country as a “special place.” “Considering his major real estate ‘brand’ investment in the Philippines’ financial capital called Trump Tower, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unfortunately mentioned […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte: No letup until drug apparatus is destroyed

Duterte: No letup until drug apparatus is destroyed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has reiterated his stand that the government will not stop until the apparatus of the drug syndicates has been destroyed and the market for illegal drugs is eliminated. “That is my sacred obligation to the people. I will be naming the mayors and one congressman maybe and the […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bongbong says father’s hero’s burial still in planning stage

Bongbong says father’s hero’s burial still in planning stage

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday clarified that the burial of his father, late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is still in the planning stage. “Still in the planning stage…planning palang,” Marcos said in a text message. A Philippine Star report quoted Marcos as saying […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao pushes revival of death penalty

Pacquiao pushes revival of death penalty

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Aug. 8 (PNA) – Excited for his first privilege speech as neophyte senator, Manny Pacquiao made his presence felt in front of the heavyweights of the Philippine Senate to push his Senate Bill No. 185 which seeks the re-imposition of death penalty for heinous crimes and drug traffickers. ”My first […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Akbayan partylist Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for recognizing the weaknesses of the party-list system. Neophyte senator, however, explained that the abolition as suggested by President Duterte is not the solution to the problem of the party-list system. ”Of course, I’m not in favor […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte urged to pursue BBL aside from federalism

Duterte urged to pursue BBL aside from federalism

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) –  Former Ambassador Macabangkit Lanto on Wednesday urged the Duterte administration to pursue the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law apart from its efforts to push for federalism. Lanto said very few in Mindanao support federalism because “that is not the kind of autonomy that we want.” “We thought that [the] […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
House leader seeks PHP15,000 across-the-board hike in teachers’ salary

House leader seeks PHP15,000 across-the-board hike in teachers’ salary

MANILA  (PNA) – A House leader is seeking a PHP15,000 across-the-board increase in the salaries of public school teachers and the provision of other benefits for them as incentives to attract highly qualified teachers into the public school system. Deputy Speaker Romero Quimbo said despite the teachers’ important responsibility of molding children to become productive […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) – Akbayan partylist Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for recognizing the weaknesses of the party-list system. Neophyte senator, however, explained that the abolition as suggested by President Duterte is not the solution to the problem of the party-list system. ”Of course, I’m not […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines does not have to turn its back on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to pursue development, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. Legarda was responding to President Duterte’s earlier statement that he would not honor the pact, a treaty for which the previous administration vigorously campaigned, as it might inhibit […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Duterte tells big businesses to stop contractualization

Duterte tells big businesses to stop contractualization

MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday warned large businesses to refrain from the practice of contractualization just to cut cost or they will face closure. PRRD said they will lose their permits to operate if caught abusing labor laws. He said the labor department will be sending people in the field to check […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dial 8888, 911: Gov’t opens complaints, emergency hotlines

Dial 8888, 911: Gov’t opens complaints, emergency hotlines

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang and the national police on Monday launched their respective hotlines for receiving public complaints and emergency calls. The President’s Hotline or 8888 is dedicated to complaints against fixers, scalawag officials and poor government services. Callers will be asked to identify the government employee and agency tagged in their complaint, […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte tells communists: You have 2 choices

Duterte tells communists: You have 2 choices

MANILA (Mabuhay) — ‘Deal with the government in good faith or we fight for another generation.’ This was the stern warning of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) amid an ambush of government militiamen in Davao del Norte staged by the communist group. “So, I’d like to issue […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
OFW advocacy group lauds Duterte’s vow to fight human trafficking, illegal recruitment

OFW advocacy group lauds Duterte’s vow to fight human trafficking, illegal recruitment

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA  (PNA) – A group advocating the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) lauded the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte against human trafficking and illegal recruitment activities in the country. “The OFW sector is also happy he will be true to his campaign to create a separate department for our OFWs […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Goldberg: EDCA is not about South China Sea

Goldberg: EDCA is not about South China Sea

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Thursday said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) should not be seen in the light of the South China Sea issue. Goldberg said though five locations for U.S. military facilities in the Philippines have been identified in the EDCA, the security deal agreed […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·