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PNP extends validity of gun license license

August 21, 2014 12:25 am

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has extended for another year the validity of firearm licenses that are due to expire this year, a senior police official said on Wednesday. The director of the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO), Chief … Read more »

Militants vow fight vs Aquino’s Cha-cha bid

August 21, 2014 12:24 am

SANLAKAS, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Partido Lakas ng Masa and other militant groups on Wednesday said they will take to the streets to stop a reported bid of President Benigno Aquino 3rd for Charter change (Cha-cha) that will pave the … Read more »

Philpost to upgrade paper postal IDentification card

August 21, 2014 12:24 am

THE Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) will upgrade the postal ID card from a paper to a plastic biometric card with additional security features. The PhilPost marketing head, Enrique Tagle, on Wednesday said Postmaster General Ma. Josefina Dela Cruz had signed … Read more »

Seaman, 50, wins P21-M lotto jackpot

August 21, 2014 12:23 am

A 50-year-old seaman from Manila has bagged the almost P 21-million jackpot prize in the latest Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) MegaLotto 6/45 draw. According to acting PCSO Chairman and General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd, the winner, who has … Read more »

US Embassy closed today

August 21, 2014 12:23 am

THE United States Embassy in Manila and its affiliated offices will be closed today in commemoration of the death of former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. The embassy and its affiliated offices will resume regular services on Friday, August 22, … Read more »

Jardeleza appointed to SC

August 20, 2014 11:40 pm

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, beating the constitutional deadline for the President to fill up a vacancy at the court. Jardeleza’s appointment came exactly a day … Read more »

‘Manila Times’ lauded by crime watchdog

August 20, 2014 11:35 pm

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) cited The Manila Times and one of its reporters for their contributions in the fight against criminals and corrupt public officials. The Manila Times Executive Editor Francis “Klink” Ang received the award from … Read more »

Palace: Keep spirit of Ninoy’s martyrdom alive

August 20, 2014 11:34 pm

Malacañang on Wednesday called on Filipinos to remember the martyrdom of opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., and asked that young people–who may not have been born yet when he was assassinated in 1983–to follow the model that he set. … Read more »

The role of the press in nation building

August 20, 2014 11:33 pm

(Speech delivered before the faculty and students of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 August 2014 on the occasion of its 80th Founding Anniversary.) I have accepted your invitation to speak before you today with great trepidation. And as … Read more »

Head of Rotary International visiting Manila

August 20, 2014 11:30 pm

The president of Rotary International will meet with President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Vice President Jejomar Binay during his visit to Manila beginning Thursday. While here, Gary C.K. Huang will lead a series of events aimed to highlight the organization’s … Read more »