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BOC assures to restore majority of files destroyed by fire

Posted on Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:47 PM | No Comments
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Manila will temporarily transfer its operations to the Customs’ gymnasium in South Harbor, Manila after a huge fire razed its building on...

PNP denies militarization with new police rank classification

Posted on Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:21 PM | No Comments
The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured that the new police rank classification does not signal the militarization of its forces. PNP Spokesperson Pssupt. Bernardo Banac said only the names of...

Fire hits BOC building in Manila

Posted on Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:34 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Flames engulfed the Bureau of Customs building at the Port of Manila on Friday night, February 22. At least 30 firetrucks and several ambulances rushed to the...

Duterte formally names Murad as BARMM Interim Chief Minister

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 10:56 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte has formally named Al Haj Murad Ebrahim as the Interim Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.  This was announced...

DOE sees hefty fuel, LPG price hikes next week

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 06:42 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Motorists will likely be greeted by higher prices of petroleum products next week as oil firms are expected to impose hefty price hike, the Department of Energy...

Duterte admin maintains ‘no ransom policy’ on Abu Sayyaf hostages

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 05:52 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday maintained the government’s policy of not paying ransom for the release of several hostages taken by the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group. Presidential Spokesperson...

Duterte to lead oath-taking of Bangsamoro Transition Authority members

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 04:01 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) are set to take their oath before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Friday. The Palace said that eighty...

DILG: 349 politicians are NPA supporters

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 02:24 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has released a list of politicians who have supported the New People’s Army (NPA) from 2016 to...

BOC seizes P2 million worth of party drugs at NAIA

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 01:41 PM | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines – Parcels containing ecstasy pills with an estimated value of P2.1 million were intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), according to the Bureau of Customs....

Philippine Team wins 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge

Posted on Friday, 22 February 2019 11:12 AM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Out of the 1,395 teams around the world, Philippine team iNON won first place in the 2018 NASA Space App Challenge Best Galactic Impact category with...