Cashless taxi and ride-sharing fares pushed in PH’s ‘new normal’ commute

Commuters of taxis and ride-sharing services in the country will soon be asked to do away with cash, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) today said in a joint statement that it is partnering with digital payment providers, to curb the spread of COVID-19. The DOTr and LTFRB, ...

Police chief Gamboa urges sexual abuse victims to file charges against predatory cops

Police chief Gamboa urges sexual abuse victims to file charges against predatory cops

Cops preying on vulnerable women will not be tolerated in the Philippine National Police (PNP), its chief, General Archie Gamboa, warned in a statement released today....

U.S. urged not to sell weapons to Philippines, citing alleged military abuses

U.S. urged not to sell weapons to Philippines, citing alleged military abuses

Non-profit organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) today urged the United States not to sell weapons to the Philippines, saying that it has failed to put a stop to the violations...

Man shoots village official after being ruled out of receiving COVID-19 cash aid

Man shoots village official after being ruled out of receiving COVID-19 cash aid

Authorities have charged a 37-year-old resident of San Miguel, Manila after he allegedly shot a village official in retaliation for disqualifying him from receiving COVID-19 cash...

Bacolod City businessman shot dead in front of own office

Bacolod City businessman shot dead in front of own office

A businessman was shot to death in front of his office yesterday by three unidentified gunmen along Narra Street in the village of Villamonte in Bacolod City. Roland Tan, the...

Female cadet from Isabela tops Philippine Military Academy class of 2020

Female cadet from Isabela tops Philippine Military Academy class of 2020

Cadet First Class Gemalyn Sugui emerged at the top of the male-dominated Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduating class this year, the military school announced today. Sugui,...

Duterte hands off on ABS-CBN franchise renewal, says House Speaker Cayetano

Duterte hands off on ABS-CBN franchise renewal, says House Speaker Cayetano

President Rodrigo Duterte is not meddling with the House of Representatives on the issue of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, said Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday, despite...

Nope, No Second Wave: Palace refutes Secretary Duque, says PH still riding first wave of infections

Nope, No Second Wave: Palace refutes Secretary Duque, says PH still riding first wave of infections

The Philippines is still riding its first wave of COVID-19 infections, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said today, contradicting Health Secretary Francisco Duque, who said...

Woman dies in Bacolod City fire trying to save 9 dogs

Woman dies in Bacolod City fire trying to save 9 dogs

A woman died in a Bacolod City fire this morning after she tried to save nine of her pet Shih Tzus. It was about 6:15am when the fire started at the home of victim Michelle...

Philippine-made COVID-19 test kits recalled due to contamination

Philippine-made COVID-19 test kits recalled due to contamination

The much-publicized, locally-manufactured COVID-19 test kits from Manila HealthTek have all been recalled due to contamination, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced...


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