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Philippines, Canada to strengthen agriculture, tourism partnerships
by Ghio Ong - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Canada will boost agriculture and tourism partnerships as they celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties.
Tagle awarded with France’s highest honor
by Ghio Ong - February 18, 2024 - 9:00am
The French government has conferred its highest honor on Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.
Man, 45, demands sex from minor
by Ghio Ong - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
A 45-year-old man was arrested in Manila after he allegedly demanded nude photos and sex from a girl after giving her money to help with her brother-in-law’s funeral expenses.
Church urged to preach more vs injustices
by Ghio Ong - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The Catholic Church should follow the example of the three executed Filipino priests Mariano Gomes, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora – collectively known as GomBurZa – by preaching more against today’s...
PCO chief’s house razed by fire
by Ghio Ong - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
The house of Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil was among the residences razed by a fire that broke out in Quezon City on Wednesday night.
Government eyes e-bike regulation
by Ghio Ong - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
After receiving complaints from motorists, the government plans to regulate e-bikes and electric tricycles by banning these vehicles from major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
PCG’s X account ‘compromised,’ restored
by Ghio Ong - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippine Coast Guard has regained control of its account on X that was taken down yesterday, its profile and posts apparently wiped out since early morning.
Czech Republic supports MRT-3 maintenance
by Ghio Ong - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will continue with the support of the Czech Republic, where the firm that supplies its train sets is based, the Department of Transportation said yesterday.
Traffic jams a challenge for NCR bus tours
by Ghio Ong - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Traffic jams potentially spoil the experience of tourists while they visit attractions in Metro Manila, Department of Tourism-National Capital Region director Sharlene Zabala-Batin said as the agency gradually rolls...
BOC: Cases of outright smuggling on the rise
by Ghio Ong - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
There has been an increase in the number of cases of outright smuggling, the Bureau of Customs said on Friday.
Boy, 14, dies in Russian roulette game
by Ghio Ong - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
A 14-year-old boy died when his cousin shot him, reportedly during a game of Russian roulette, in Tondo, Manila on Thursday.
1 of 2 ‘viral’ sports cars found in Ayala Alabang
by Ghio Ong - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
One of two luxury sports cars that had gone viral after being spotted speeding along Metro Manila’s roads was found in exclusive Ayala Alabang village in Muntinlupa, the Bureau of Customs reported yesterd...
Guard shoots man who attacked his cousin
by Ghio Ong - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
A security guard was arrested after he reportedly shot dead a man who attacked his cousin during a fight in Ermita, Manila on Thursday night.
Lalaki na nanaga, patay sa sekyu
by Ghio Ong - February 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Napatay ng rumes­pondeng sekyu ang isang lalaki na armado ng bolo na pinagtataga ang isang lalaki na nakatalo  nito sa Ermita, Maynila, kama­kalawa ng gabi.
Online shopping for duty-free merchandise launched
by Ghio Ong - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Government-owned Duty Free Philippines seeks to increase its revenues this year by double digits by launching an online platform for its products.
Opera in Tondo? Italian envoy hopes to make it happen
by Ghio Ong - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
The embassy of Italy in the Philippines bared its plan to stage an all-Filipino opera before an unlikely audience: the young residents of Tondo in Manila.
Award scheme seen to boost domestic tourism
by Ghio Ong - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism hopes Filipino travelers will patronize more Philippine tourist destinations with the revival of its Philippine Tourism Awards that would honor key players in the industry.
‘Philippines tourism alive again’
by Ghio Ong - February 3, 2024 - 11:00am
With more Filipinos able to afford traveling around the country and even overseas, a travel executive declared that the Philippines’ tourism industry is alive again amid continuous easing of pandemic rest...
MMDA, Palace to tackle proposals to decongest Metro Manila
by Ghio Ong - February 3, 2024 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to discuss with Malacañang its proposals to decongest Metro Manila, an MMDA official said yesterday.
Fire leaves 1,100 homeless in Manila
by Ghio Ong - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
At least 1,100 people lost their homes when a fire razed a shantytown in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Wednesday afternoon.
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