PTFoMS orders police manhunt for Jupiter Gonzales killer

MALACANANG PALACE, Manila: The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) in a statement  has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify its manhunt operations for the suspected killer of Remate columnist Jupiter Gonzales and his friend, Christopher Tiongson, after an alias warrant was recently issued by a Regional Trial Court (RTC) for double murder.… Read More PTFoMS orders police manhunt for Jupiter Gonzales killer

Marawi rehab on track, IDPs get permanent houses

MANILA: Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Thursday handed over permanent housing units to some 109 families affected by the May 2017 siege in Marawi City. In his ground visit, TFBM chairperson Secretary Eduardo del Rosario led the distribution of “permanent house ownership certificates” of the Marawi Resettlement Site and Permanent Houses (Phase 1) in… Read More Marawi rehab on track, IDPs get permanent houses

PH Covid-19 cases reach 178K; recoveries now 114,114

MANILA: The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 4,339 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 178,022 with 61,025 active cases. The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total Covid-19 tests done by 100 out of 109 operational laboratories. It reported that of the active cases,… Read More PH Covid-19 cases reach 178K; recoveries now 114,114

Manila launches online public forum

MANILA: Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso has launched a segment in his weekly Capital Report where his constituents can ask their questions and concerns to the city government. “Itanong mo kay Yorme” is the online version of the Mayor’s Hour which was regularly held at the Bulwagang Katipunan of the Manila City Hall until… Read More Manila launches online public forum

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Davao Occidental

MANILA: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental on Saturday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tectonic quake struck 211 kilometers southeast of Sarangani at 9:06 p.m. Instrumental intensity I was recorded in Alabel, Malungon and Kiamba, Sarangani, and in Tupi, South Cotabato. Phivolcs deployed around 100 instruments or intensity meter… Read More Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Davao Occidental

Pasig barangay subjects own front-liners to Covid-19 mass testing

MANILA: More than 250 barangay front-liners in Pasig City have started undergoing free coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing in preparation for its transition from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday. The “mass testing” of barangay workers was conducted at the village hall of Barangay San Antonio, Pasig led by… Read More Pasig barangay subjects own front-liners to Covid-19 mass testing

Mayor Isko, BARMM cite Maranao barangay chair for honesty

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) officialdom have cited a Maranao barangay chairman in the metropolitan city for honesty in returning P1.1-million cash in excess of amelioration cash assistance given to his village. In video footages that went viral in… Read More Mayor Isko, BARMM cite Maranao barangay chair for honesty

Help restore trust in media, campus journalists urged

BY NEIL JAYSON SERVALLOS | The Manila Times February 1, 2019 Manuel Mogato (The Manila Times photo) MANILA: A Pulitzer-winning journalist on Thursday called on student journalists to help restore the trust of the public in the media during The Manila Times’ recognition of some of the best outputs of Philippine campus papers. Manuel Mogato, a… Read More Help restore trust in media, campus journalists urged