Sunday, September 20, 2020

Bomb attack foiled in Sulu

SULU - The Philippine military said it thwarted a bomb attack in the capital town of Jolo in the southern province of Sulu barely a month after twin suicide bombings claimed by ISIS killed and wounded dozens of people.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Bombing kills Marine, 4 others wounded in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY - A bomb explosion had killed a Philippine Marine and wounded four others in a daring roadside attack in the province of Maguindanao in the war-torn Muslim autonomous region in the South.

Friday, September 18, 2020

UK, France, Germany reject China's 'historical claims' in SCS

FRANCE, GERMANY, and the United Kingdom submitted a note verbale to the United Nations, asserting the 2016 arbitral award which opposed China's vast "historical claims" in the resource-rich South China Sea.  

DFA condoles with kin of 1st Filipina mayor in England

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday sent its condolences to the kin of Councilor Cynthia Alcantara-Barker, the first Filipina mayor in England who passed away on Monday following a period of illness. 

7 cases filed in court since EODB passage

THE ANTI-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) on Friday said about seven cases have been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman and Civil Service Commission since the Ease of Doing Business law was passed in 2018.  

SC affirms concessionaire's eviction from Army facility

THE SUPREME Court (SC) ruled in favor of the Philippine Army (PA) in a suit it filed against a concessionaire tailoring and barbershop within the vicinity of the Army Training Unit. 

Rescue choppers enough amid Sikorsky helicopters' grounding

THE PHILIPPINE  Air Force (PAF) said Friday it has enough helicopters for rescue missions despite the grounding of its Sikorsky S-76A rescue helicopters following Wednesday's crash in Basilan that killed four of its personnel. 

PH focus crimes down by 47% in 6 months of quarantine:

CRIME INCIDENTS  in the country dropped by 47 percent as community quarantine measures in the country amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been in effect for six months, a ranking police official said Friday.

Sun Life PH exec eyes 2020 GDP at -6.5%

AN OFFICIAL of Sun Life Philippines forecast on Friday a -6.5-percent output for the Philippine economy this year because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic but a recovery of between 5-6.5 percent is forecast for 2021.   

Ilocos Norte Covid-19 patient calls for end to discrimination

 A 23-year-old customer care representative from San Lorenzo village, Bangui, Ilocos Norte who recently tested positive for Covid-19 has appealed to the public to show respect and avoid spreading disinformation. 

PH, USAID partner to help Filipina entrepreneurs

THE  US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has forged a new partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Confederation of Cooperatives, and the Philippine private sector to empower Filipina entrepreneurs.  

SUNDAY REFLECTION by Mayor Beng Climaco

Grandparents Sunday!

SIRACH 28:7 - God overlooks offense. Matthew 18:35 - Jesus added, “So will my Heavenly Father do with you, unless you sincerely forgive your brothers and sisters.” 

SC upholds junking of suit to disclose PRRD's health records

THE SUPREME  Court (SC) has upheld its earlier decision dismissing for lack of merit a suit seeking the disclosure of President Rodrigo Duterte's health records from the time he assumed the presidency.  

8 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Cabanatuan City

   A TWO -year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are the youngest among the eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in this city, which has logged a total of 217 infections as of Thursday. 

Anti-Duterte propaganda?

KUMAKALAT NGAYON sa Zamboanga City ang ilang mga placards ukol sa di-umano’y korapsyon sa pondo ng gobyerno sa gitna ng Covid-19 pandemic.

Take extra precautions, more typhoons expected: Beng

MAYOR BENG Climaco reminded residents, especially those who live near foothills, seaside and riverbanks, including in low-lying barangays, to take extra precautions after weather experts predicted at least 5 more tropical cyclones to enter the country before the year ends.

Zamboanga mayors target of ransom kidnappings

MAYORS IN Zamboanga Peninsula are now targets of ransom kidnapping, according to the police which bared the names of local chief executives during a virtual executive meeting called recently by the Regional Peace and Order Council or RPOC.

Zambo truck ban now in effect!

ZAMBOANGA CITY has re-imposed a truck ban five days a week in an effort to ease the flow of traffic, especially during rush hours, as the public continues to adapt to the restrictions and routine of the new normal.

Anti-smuggling campaign lauded

MAYOR BENG Climaco lauded the Bureau of Customs and the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies involved in the government’s campaign against smuggling.

North Borneo Bureau: Philippines, Sultanate of Sulu exert claim on Sabah

THE PHILIPPINES said it would revive the “North Borneo Bureau” to exert its claim to the mineral-rich Sabah even if Malaysia insisted it is theirs.