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Duterte officially endorses 11 senatorial candidates for May 2019

| February 15, 2019
Duterte officially endorses 11 senatorial candidates for May 2019

At least 50,000 Bulakenyos witnessed the proclamation and kick-off rally of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban) senatorial candidates headed by its chairman, President Rodrigo Duterte, at the City Sports Center in Barangay Minuyan Proper here late Thursday afternoon. Proclaimed were five senatorial candidates belonging to the ruling party, the so-called “MA [...]

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Court convicts mastermind of syndicate arranging fake marriages

| February 12, 2019
Court convicts mastermind of syndicate arranging fake marriages

The Immigration Department (ImmD) neutralised a crime syndicate arranging bogus marriages in a series of operations codenamed “Tracker” conducted since March 2017. A total of 37 Hong Kong and Mainland residents and foreign domestic helpers were arrested, including the mastermind of the syndicate who was a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 55. The mastermind was [...]

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Election 2019 campaign period kicks off for national candidates

| February 12, 2019
Election 2019 campaign period kicks off for national candidates

MANILA — The 90-day campaign period for senators and party-list representatives will officially start today, February 12. With this, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded candidates and their supporters to observe the rules in campaigning as provided by law. Campaign materials Considered as lawful campaign materials are pamphlets, leaflets, stickers or other printed materials not [...]

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A Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Surigao Del Norte

| February 8, 2019
A Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Surigao Del Norte

A MAGNITUDE 5.9 earthquake shook some parts of the Visayas and Mindanao Friday evening, with the epicenter located 28 kilometers southeast of General Luna in Surigao del Norte. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in an advisory that the tectonic quake, which struck at 7:55 p.m. Friday, had a depth of 19 [...]

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Retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. – PH’s richest man – dies at 94

| January 19, 2019
Retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. – PH’s richest man – dies at 94

Business tycoon and SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 94, several reports confirmed. “With deep sadness, I would like to inform the group that our beloved Chairman Tatang, Mr. Henry Sy Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning. Please pray for the eternal [...]

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Spain offers 300-M euro financing for PH infrastructure projects

| January 17, 2019
Spain offers 300-M euro financing for PH infrastructure projects

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Wednesday welcomed Spain’s offer of a financing facility of up to 300 million euros to support government projects in the areas of infrastructure, agro-food and tourism. Spanish Ambassador-Designate Jorge Moragas informed Dominguez during their recent meeting about the proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the mechanisms involving the 300-million [...]

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OFW couple drowned in the Maldives while on honeymoon

| January 15, 2019
OFW couple drowned in the Maldives while on honeymoon

A Filipino couple drowned while they were on their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement, the DFA said local “authorities reported that the 29-year-old wife and her 30-year-old husband were guests in a resort in Dhiffushi island and were snorkeling when they started drowning. “Both were rescued [...]

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First batch of trash to be shipped back to South Korea

| January 14, 2019
First batch of trash to be shipped back to South Korea

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental — Some 1.4 metric tons of industrial “wastes” comprising of 51 container vans were shipped back South Korea Sunday (January 13) after months of protest from environmental groups and local government officials. The shipment, however, is just part of the imported wastes docked at the Mindanao International Container Terminal (MICT) environmental advocates [...]

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Slain OFW’s body in Riyadh awaiting repatriation

| January 12, 2019
Slain OFW’s body in Riyadh awaiting repatriation

11 January 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is awaiting the approval of authorities in Saudi Arabia for the repatriation of the remains of the Filipino migrant worker who was stabbed to death by another Filipino early this week. The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said authorities are expected to issue the approval upon [...]

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Law enforcement agencies, Comelec gear up for 2019 polls

| January 12, 2019
Law enforcement agencies, Comelec gear up for 2019 polls

  MANILA — Officials of the police, military and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday held the first in a series of conferences that would ensure the smooth conduct of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite and the midterm elections. “We held today (Thursday) a tri-agency conference among the Commission on Elections, Armed Forces [...]

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