Joint gov’t forces  to neutralize remaining bandits in Bohol

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 11 (PNA) -– Joint Government forces prepares for a possible assault to finish off or neutralize the suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels who are believed to be holed out in a house in the interior sub-village of Sitio Ibaya, Barangay Napo in town, Bohol. Five ASG members were reported killed during the encounter. …

CBCP to Visita Iglesia goers: Prayers first before ‘selfies’

MANILA – An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-Public Affairs Committee (CBCP-PAC) reminded the faithful who will be visiting churches on Maundy Thursday for the Visita Iglesia to refrain from taking pictures while praying in order to preserve the solemnity of the religious activity. Fr. Jerome Secillano, CBCP-PAC Executive Secretary noted that the …

New PSG Commander

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the donning of rank to newly-installed Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander Colonel Lope Dagoy during a ceremony at the at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 8, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

DSWD to release PHP299.2-M for 2,992 centenarians

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has announced it will release this month some PHP299.2 million in cash incentives for 2,992 centenarians identified last year, each of whom will receive PHP100,000. “Our centenarians will finally receive their cash incentives this month. I know that they have been waiting for this since …

OFWs in New Zealand to benefit from minimum wage hike

MANILA — Filipinos working in New Zealand will receive an increase in their monthly pay after the country’s Workplace Relations and Safety Ministry announced the hike in the minimum wage of workers. In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Labor Attaché Rodolfo Sabulao of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Canberra, …

High five

HIGH FIVE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with one of the members of the Kabataan Imumulat Diwa (KID) Scout following a photo opportunity during the Baden Powell Day of the World Scout Organization of the Scout Movement and Investiture Ceremony of the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on April 3, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

PHL pioneering rice monitoring technology in the world

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — The Philippines is pioneering in Southeast Asia and even the world a state-of-the-art technology that provides timely and accurate information on rice crucial to achieving food self-sufficiency. Dr. V. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), expressed hope that other countries would follow the Philippine example …