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The National Food Authority (NFA) will sell well-milled rice at P32 per kilogram in addition to its regular-milled rice that sells for P27/kg. NFA Administrator Orlan A. Calayag said the newly milled local rice will be sold in major Metro Manila markets to provide consumers with an alternative choice…

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Registration for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on October 28 starts Monday. “This is just 10 days, so please register as early as possible,” Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said on Saturday. Jimenez said Comelec will maximize the registration period by opening the Offices of Election…

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Rains are expected in Mindanao because of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday no storms are expected to hit the country until Tuesday, but cloudy and rainy weather will continue to prevail in many parts of the country.…

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CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, LAGUNA – Police arrested four robbery suspects following a shooting incident that wounded two bystanders in Cabuyao City. Cabuyao police chief Supt. Leonard Luna identified the suspects as Marvin Fajardo, Richard Camalate, Zoren Almasan, and Charlie Mamalaya. Luna said the group had barged into the store…

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The bid of Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez to be the House Minority Leader suffered a big setback on Saturday after the seven-strong Makabayan bloc decided to back San Juan Rep. Romualdo Zamora instead. In a statement, the bloc which groups representatives from Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Kabataan…

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago will miss the first Senate session and President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) because of chronic fatigue syndrome. Santiago said she was advised by her doctors to undergo a blood test for Vitamin D. The test showed that the senator only has…

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Letran player Franz Dysam was shot several times by unidentified gunmen on Araneta Avenue in San Juan City after the Knights’ NCAA game Saturday. Reports said gunmen on a motorcycle fired at Dysam, who was hit in the upper left chest, outer left hip and inner right thigh. Letran…

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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia: United States (US) Vice President Joe Biden begins a week-long visit to India and Singapore tomorrow where officials say he will tackle tensions over the disputed South China Sea “head on.” The trip allows the White House to reassert its commitment to a strategic pivot to…

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CLOSED circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed along major intersections in Manila to ensure that motorists will adhere to traffic rules, according to Vice Mayor Isko Moreno. “Any traffic violation will be recorded on a CCTV camera, and the vehicle will be identified through its plate number,” Moreno said.…