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Bolstering of PH-Russia defense coop on 'right track': Envoy

Manila, Jan. 27 -- The effort to establish defense cooperation between Manila and Moscow is on the right track, Russian Ambassador to Manila Igor Khovaev said Monday. The affirmation comes days after... Read More


New van fare rate in Eastern Visayas not a hike: LTFRB

Manila, Jan. 27 -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has clarified that the new fare rate for public utility vans of PHP2 per kilometer imposed in Eastern Visayas is not... Read More


Solon hits report on PH turning 'more corrupt' under Duterte

Manila, Jan. 27 -- Albay Rep. Joey Salceda on Monday slammed the recent Forbes article claiming that the Philippines is becoming a "more corrupt" state under the leadership of President Rodrigo Dutert... Read More


Taal continues weak steam emission; Alert Level 3 still up

Manila, Jan. 27 -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday said activity in the main crater of Taal Volcano in the past 24 hours has been characterized by weak to m... Read More


PNP reminds cops of 'one-strike policy'

Manila, Jan. 27 -- Police officials and personnel will be relieved under a 'one-strike policy' once their involvement in illegal activities is proven, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Arch... Read More


PUV operators given until June to modernize units

Manila, Jan. 27 -- Public utility vehicle (PUV) operators who will not modernize their units will face the prospective franchise revocation, which in turn will be given to those who have complied with... Read More


Joint Task Force Zamboanga boosts security measures

Manila, Jan. 27 -- The chief of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga said their forces are being realigned while conducting "target hardening" as part of a broader effort to enhance security despite the abs... Read More


Zamboanga City readies measures vs nCoV

Manila, Jan. 27 -- The local government has identified two public hospitals that will serve as the treatment centers in case the novel coronavirus (nCoV) reaches this southern port city. Acting Mayor ... Read More


Soldier wounded in Cotabato City ambush

Manila, Jan. 27 -- A soldier was wounded following an ambush perpetrated by motorcycle-riding assailants here on Sunday. Capt. Rustom Pastolero, Police Station 2 commander, identified the victim as Pr... Read More


Drug den 'maintainer,' 4 others nabbed in Dipolog City

Manila, Jan. 27 -- Backed by the police, agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested five people and dismantled a drug den in Dipolog City, an official said Monday. Edgar Jubay, P... Read More