PHL, Hungary to form Joint Economic Commission

MANILA, March 2 8 (PNA) — The Philippines and Hungary want to create a Joint Economic Commission (JEC) which will be a platform for discussion between the two countries in matters related to trade, investments, and economic cooperation. This is after Hungary reopened its embassy in the Philippines in Taguig on Tuesday. Department of Trade …

ARMM holds Social Development Summit in Basilan

COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) held its first Social Development Summit in Basilan province on Tuesday, March 21, to address issues at the local level and promote greater inclusion of the community in the decision-making process. The summit brought together regional and local government officials including the Basilan governor, provincial …

Mt. Apo re-opens

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (MARCH 28)– Mt. Apo reopens on April 12. This after it was closed for 13 months following the fire of still unknown origin which ate up over 100 hectares of forest cover. Joey Recimilla, Kidapawan City Tourism Officer who also sits as the chairperson of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) told …

Newsline.ph joins the call: World’s Press Calls on President Trump to Stop Targeting Media

International media leaders have signalled their deep concern with the US administration’s persistent attacks on the press by calling on US President Donald Trump to halt his ‘fake news’ accusations and to ensure White House briefings remain accessible to all media. Over 40 editors in chief, CEOs and publishers representing media from around the world …

Despite Pres. Duterte’s pronouncement, Aguirre backs impeach rap vs Robredo

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said he will support House Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez on his planned impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement to end to any ouster move against the Vice President. “I am going to support it. Ang alam ko si Speaker ang nagsusulong… Si …

AFP awaits Duterte’s order in wake of CPP ceasefire plan

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) still awaits the order from President Rodrigo Duterte before they can declare a ceasefire. Gen. Eduardo Año, AFP chief-of-staff says they are awaiting the marching order from the president to stop the military operations. The Communist Party of the Philippines announced they will declare ceasefire …

Duterte breaks ground for Php700-million drug rehab in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday led the groundbreaking of the Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DARTC) here. The P700-million drug rehabilitation center will soon rise in a five-hectare land in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, which was donated by the city government. The rehabilitation center can accommodate up to 5,000 people. In …

ASEAN members to enhance collaboration to improve regulatory environment

MANILA — Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will work and collaborate to further improve good regulatory practices (GRP) meant to foster connectivity and competitiveness. “There is a demand for a concerted regional level of coordination and cooperation for administrative simplification to enable the GRP agenda. Thus, we must find a way …