Calabarzon police augments Marawi City enforcers

LAGUNA, Philippines —The Police Regional Office (PRO IV-A) in Calabarzon deployed on Monday 241 policemen bound for Marawi City to augment government forces in the ongoing operations against the Maute terrorist group. Calabarzon Regional Police Director, Chief Superintendent Mao Aplasca, presided over the send-off rites at the police regional headquarters here immediately after the “humanitarian …

PH, Indonesia, Malaysia intensify cooperation vs terrorism, extremism

MANILA — The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia on Thursday agreed to intensify their efforts and cooperation in addressing terrorism and violent extremism confronting the region. In a joint statement read by Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, foreign ministers of the three countries decided to task their senior officials to consider the proposed Plan …

DOST-7 helps companies to improve operations

CEBU CITY — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 7 has helped some 300 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) since 2002 and continues to extend technological and innovation assistance to small businesses. Regional Director Eriberto Paradela said he considered this as DOST-7’s biggest accomplishment for the Central Visayas region. “Helping the …

CBCP lauds acquittal of Filipina from UAE death row

MANILA — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) expressed gratitude to the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sparing overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez from the death row. “Glory be to God for this good news. Our gratitude for the triumph of …

Sen. Villanueva seeks help for missing Filipina in London

MANILA, Philippines–Sen. Joel Villanueva on Thursday appealed to the public, concerned government agencies and embassies to help missing Filipina and Jesus is Lord (JIL) member Ligaya Moore, who was among those believed displaced by a fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in London early Wednesday. “Ang appeal natin ay kung maaari tayong makahingi ng …

Cotabato detainees skip meal to help Marawi evacuees

COTABATO CITY, Philippines— Some 1,000  Inmates of North Cotabato District Jail skipped one meal Wednesday, June 14 to share the food to the Internally Displaced Persons of Marawi City. Jail Superintendent Simeon Dolojo, North Cotabato District Jail warden, told reporters that the idea to skip one meal came from the inmates who told jail officials …

IN PICTURES: Duterte salutes Heroes of Marawi

President Rodrigo Roa honor​s​ the fallen Philippine Marine Corps personnel killed in the anti-terror operations in Marawi City​. As the​ ​Commander-in-Chief,​ h​e led the dignified transfer of the remains at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City​ ​on June 11, 2017.

Free Wi-Fi in EDSA to be launched on June 12

MANILA, Philippines—On Independence Day, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), together with the National Telecommunications Commmission (NTC), will formally launch June 12, free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet services, dubbed as “Alay Para sa Malayang Pilipino,” in the whole stretch of EDSA. Free Wi-Fi is one of the promises made by President Rodrigo Roa …