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DPWH welcomes review of concession contracts

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar welcomes the review of its contracts with private companies following President Rodrigo Duterte’s sweeping...

Lawmaker wants to end ‘endo’ for state workers

Following Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s decision to regularize 53 contractual city hall employees, a lawmaker is backing legislation that will stop the end-of-contract...

BI barred 39K travellers from leaving

Close to 39,000 individuals were prevented from leaving the Philippines last year as the Bureau of Immigration stepped up its efforts to curb human...

3.7M tourists visited Intramuros in 2019

AT LEAST 3.7 million tourists visited Intramuros, Manila in 2019, which means there were 1,200 to 1,300 visitors in the walled city each day...

‘Isko’ wants probe of defecation incident

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Sunday ordered the arrest of the man seen on a video that went viral defecating in a...

Año warns golf addicts play at your own risk

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday warned that more police officers would be sacked if they continue to play golf on weekdays. He said the...

Rotary honors 13 awardees

THIRTEEN outstanding individuals who exemplified the spirit of “service above self” were honored in the 2019-2020 Rotary Golden Wheel Awards held in Quezon City. The...

Cardinal doubles down on celibacy

VATICAN CITY: A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality”...

Other agreements with US to remain – Palace

Other agreements between the Philippines and the United States would remain even if the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is terminated, Malacañang said on Sunday,...

Beneficiaries of 4Ps in Sulu, Maguindanao ‘shortchanged’

COTABATO CITY: The Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) revealed over the weekend that...

Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China,...

Turkey quake death toll rises to 31

ELAZIG, Turkey: The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey rose to 31, officials said Sunday, as rescue efforts continued. The magnitude...

China reports 1,975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 56 deaths

BEIJING: Chinese health authorities announced on Sunday that 1,975 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, including 324 in critical conditions, had...

Taal Volcano alert lowered to Level 3 

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered the alert  status of Taal Volcano from Level 4 to 3 on Sunday. The agency said the...

El Nido in Huffpost’s list of top travel-friendly destinations

The charming island of El Nido in Palawan was included in the list of travel-friendly destinations of 2020 compiled by Huffpost. In the list titled...