Ex-Senate president wants ICC declared persona non grata

  Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the International Criminal Court (ICC) probers should not be allowed to enter the Philippines to conduct a formal investigation into the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. “Pag punta dito, dapat wag papasukin sa bansa (If ICC will … Continue reading


PHLPost releases stamps featuring Tokyo Olympic medalists

(Courtesy of Philippine Postal Corporation) MANILA (PNA) – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released stamps celebrating the triumph of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist. The stamps feature Diaz’s winning moments in Tokyo on July 26, 2021 that made her a national sensation as she captured the elusive gold medal for the first … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

EJ Obiena breaks Asian pole vault record for gold

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Filipino pole vault start Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has reset the Asian record for the highest leap in pole vault en route to capturing the gold medal in the Golden Roof Challenge in Austria early Sunday (Philippine Time). Obiena breached past 5.93 … Continue reading


Letters from Davao: Brazen and shameless politicking

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, Philippines News Agency   THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) has become a veritable stage of political zarzuela where the grand inquisitors made the nation believe they have discovered a mountain of corruption in government overpriced purchases of personal protective equipment.  Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Dick Gordon, Minority … Continue reading


PH Covid-19 recoveries hit 1,960,487

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The nation’s overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients who beat the disease has reached 1,960,487 as 12,337 new recoveries were recorded as of Thursday. The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 90.7-percent recovery rate from a total of 2,161,892 infections … Continue reading


Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   NAT’L CONVENTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the national convention of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and proclamation of candidates for the 2022 national and local elections in San Fernando City, Pampanga on Wednesday (Sept. 8, 2021). Duterte formally accepted his nomination as the official vice presidential candidate of … Continue reading


Agri, caregiving among top jobs for OFWs in Japan

By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Caregiving and agriculture are among the top sectors that will open jobs for migrant workers, including Filipinos, in Japan. In a virtual forum late Friday afternoon, Labor Attaché Elizabeth Marie Estrada of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Osaka said Filipino workers are in demand in both skilled … Continue reading


Fast missile boats seen to complement PH Navy’s attack craft

By Priam Nepomuceno   (Photo courtesy of Israel Shipyards website) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Navy (PN) said the acquisition of eight units of fast attack interdiction craft-missile (FAIC-M) will complement its 12 multipurpose attack craft (MPAC) previously acquired to secure the country’s coastal waters and maritime territories. “This acquisition aims to strengthen the country’s … Continue reading


Restructuring won’t affect passengers, employees: Philippine Airlines

By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Saturday said restructuring will not affect its passengers and employees. The airline has voluntarily filed for a pre-arranged restructuring under the US Chapter 11 process in the Southern District of New York to implement the consensual restructuring plan. A Chapter … Continue reading