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Duterte to visit Calapan areas free from Reds

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:20
President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit Calapan today to personally oversee the progress of the projects under the Barangay Development Fund (BDP), the flagship program of the administration.
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Cops seize P2.3-m shabu in Taguig raid

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:10
Police busted a suspected drug dealer and seized P2.3 million worth of shabu Tuesday night in Taguig City.
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‘E-sabong bets outside PH not allowed’

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:05
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has instituted a regulatory framework which will not allow betting from outside the Philippines.” 
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Agents arrest US fugitive in Mindoro

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:00
Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested  an American fugitive wanted in the US since 2018.
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126 party-list groups axed; Gun ban takes effect Jan. 9

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 15:50
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has rejected the applications of 126 groups that sought to participate in the party-list elections next year.
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Carbon testing, reforestation keys to Lacson climate plans

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 15:40
Due to fears that the world might die by year 2100, Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” Lacson vowed to thwart global warming. 
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Bong Go calls for unity among Duterte’s allies

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 15:30
Presidential aspirant Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go on Wednesday called for unity especially among President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies and supporters to help the country combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New twist: Sara to run for VP

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 18:20
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, will run for vice president in the 2022 elections, the government’s election monitor said Saturday, after months of speculation she would seek the top job.
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More twists: Rody for VP, Go for prexy, Bato out

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 18:10
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he would run for vice president in the 2022 elections, as dominos fell in the administration party in the wake of his daughter throwing her hat into the national political arena and the deadline for party substitutions nearing on Monday.
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Mayors to allow contact sports

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 18:00
Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to play or watch contact sports in Metro Manila.
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First wave of Subway Project job vacancies on, says Makati

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 17:50
The Makati City government on Saturday announced the opening of the first wave of job opportunities for the city’s Subway Project.
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Boost vax drive, NTF asks pros; 1.27 million Moderna vaccines arrive

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 17:40
The government is inviting medical professionals to participate in the national vaccination drive.
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Solon pushes 30-yr. transport infra roadmap

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 17:30
A congressional leader on Saturday pushed for the enactment of a bill that seeks to legislate a 30-year National Transportation Program (NTP) dubbed “The Future of Mobility in the Philippines Act.” 
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ELCAC belies Senate claims on BDP reports

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 17:20
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has submitted to the Congress the required accomplishment reports of the Barangay Development Program (BDP) for the first to third quarter of 2021.
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Carlos names Sermonia to old post

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 17:10
New Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos has ordered the immediate reorganization in the Command Group and Directorial Staff, as he designated two senior police officials to higher posts.
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Comelec slashes poll workers’ honoraria, will add allowances

Manila Standard - Sat, 13/11/2021 - 16:30
Owing to budget constraints, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has cut the honoraria it earlier approved for teaching and non-teaching personnel who will serve as poll workers in the 2022 elections.
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Kids outdoors under review

Manila Standard - Fri, 12/11/2021 - 19:00
Metro Manila mayors are set to review the guidelines allowing children to go outdoors and enter malls after a 2-year-old boy was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few days after going to the mall.
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‘Get unofficial booster shot, your own risk’

Manila Standard - Fri, 12/11/2021 - 18:50
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday warned members of the public who are already getting booster shots that the government will not be held accountable if they experience any untoward reactions.
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Unvaxxed workers to pay for antigen test

Manila Standard - Fri, 12/11/2021 - 18:40
Government and private workers who delay or refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can report for work and will not be terminated but will be required to undergo regular RT-PCR or antigen tests at their own expense, the Palace said Friday.
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Rody calls for public-private strong alliance

Manila Standard - Fri, 12/11/2021 - 18:30
President Rodrigo Duterte called for stronger public-private collaboration to tackle the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, as he underscored key areas of cooperation.
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