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Palace vows to abide by Paris climate agreement

MALACAÑANG yesterday assured the public it will push for a “climate-change resilient living” for Filipinos, symbolic of the Philippines’ commitment to the Paris climate pact, which took effect yesterday coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day. “This occasion is a…

Harassment of Pinoy fishers decried

THE use of force by the Chinese Coast Guard against an unarmed Filipino-owned fishing vessel, if true, is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. This is according to Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque, who…

Plan to tap NPA for DENR projects commended

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana commended Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s plan to involve the New People’s Army (NPA) in the agency’s projects. “We commend Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for her…

Abu Sayyaf gunman killed in Bohol clash

A MEMBER of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed in an encounter with police and military troops yesterday afternoon in Bohol. The fatality was identified as Joselit Melloria alias Ali. Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred…

PH to boost aggie trade with Sweden

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that the Philippines is going to enhance agricultural trade and cooperation with Sweden. This developed after a courtesy visit by Ambassador Harold Fries of Sweden last Tuesday at the DA office in Quezon City. Piñol…

Angara proposes housing super body

SENATOR Sonny Angara yesterday stressed the need for the creation of a housing “super body” following the unauthorized occupation of shelter units by an urban poor group in Pandi, Bulacan. Angara renewed his call to colleagues to fast-track the approval…

China frowns on Lorenzana Pag-asa visit

CHINA has expressed grave concern over Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s visit to the disputed Pag-asa island. In his regular press briefing on Friday in Beijing, Chinese Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Lorenzana’s action runs counter to the important consensus which…

Du30 tumulong sa ecija bus crash victims

BINIGYAN ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ng pinansiyal na tulong ang mga pamilya ng mga pasaherong nasawi at nasugatan sa nahulog na bus sa bangin sa Nueva Ecija noong Martes. Sinabi ni Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member…

Pepsi truck plows through crowd 6 killed!

THE ear-piercing honking of the truck’s horn filled the sluggish morning air along a highway in Makilala, North Cotabato. A truck loaded with Pepsi pro­ducts was careening out of control, like a psychopath running amuck. Then blag! In a blink,…

Unreported MRT3 derailment alarms party-list solon

A party-list solon yesterday revealed a near deadly incident at the Metro Rail Transit 3’s North Avebue station Tuesday evening but which was not made public. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles said the incident happened around…

PUP professor nakitang bangkay

NADISKUBRE ang bangkay ng isang PUP professor matapos umalingasaw ang masangsang na amoy sa loob ng kanyang bahay sa Barangay San Antonio, Quezon City kamakalawa ng gabi. Ayon kay SPO1 Marvin Magsaysay, imbestigador ng Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and…

Palace scoffs at De Lima

MALACAÑANG yesterday scoffed at detained Sen. Leila de Lima’s inclusion on TIME Magazine’s list of most influential people alongside President Rodrigo Duterte. The prestigious list released Thursday placed Duterte under the “Leaders” category, while De Lima was listed among “Icons.”…

ABS-CBN employee halos patayin mag-iina

INARESTO ng pulisya ang isang propsman ng ABS-CBN makaraang ireklamo ng pananakit sa kanyang mag-iina dala ng umano’y pagkalulong sa droga sa lungsod kamakalawa. Base sa ulat ng QCPD Station-6, ang suspek ay nakilalang si Valiente Viñalon, alyas “Oliver”, 32,…

Loren: Earth day historic for PH

THE Paris Agreement on Climate Change will enter into force for the Philippines today—coinciding with this year’s Earth Day celebration, according to Sen. Loren Legarda. This year’s Earth Day will be historic for the Philippines as it will mark the…
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