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Daiichi Properties, one of the Philippines' leading office space developers, was awarded the Five Star Best Office Development Philippines Award for its Fifty Six Central project at the recently concluded 2019 Asia Pacific Property Awards last May 15, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Embracing the emergence of active and working space concepts, Fifty Six Central is Daiichi Properties' first and...
Senator Risa Hontiveros today challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to protest the Chinese government's four-hour holding of Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales at an airport in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hontiveros said the act was a clear act of intimidation and retaliation for Morales's filing charges against the Chinese government before the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding its alleged crimes against...
Senator Leila M. de Lima has commended the patriotism and steadfast commitment of volunteers, including non-partisan poll watchers, who offered their selfless service to ensure the orderly conduct of the recent midterm elections. De Lima said the dedication of the volunteers who set aside their personal comfort to protect the votes of the Filipino people and ensure smooth conduct...
The nearly dozen container vans that arrived from Australia early this month were not toxic garbage but processed materials that will be used as fuel for a cement company’s manufacturing plants, an official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) 10 (Northern Mindanao) said Thursday. Lawyer Roswald Joseph Pague, BOC-10 deputy customs collector, said the contents of the nine container vans...
President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law giving the Philippine National Police (PNP) control and supervision of training police recruits. Duterte signed Republic Act 11279 on April 12, 2019 yet but reporters only got a copy. Prior to the signing of the law, police recruits undergo a training program under the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) before they are turned...
Malacañang urged Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claimed to be ‘Bikoy’ and behind the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos, to “substantiate” his confession that some members of the opposition Liberal Party (LP), including Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, are behind these videos. Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this reaction after Advincula surrendered to the Philippine National...
The Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) warned the public against persons using the office in “fraudulent schemes” to solicit funds. “Notice is hereby given to the public that unscrupulous individuals have been using the Office of the Executive Secretary or name-dropping the latter in fraudulent schemes to solicit funds from the public,” the OES said in a statement. “In particular,...
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Mudjib Compania Abu as member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), replacing the late Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vice chair Ghazali Jaafar, Malacañang said on Thursday. Jaafar, who also served as chairperson of the MILF Peace Negotiating Panel from 1996 to 1997, died in a hospital in Davao City on March 13. Duterte appointed him...
The Philippines will be loaning two PH eagles in order to increase the numbers of the country’s national bird whose population is greatly declining. Last May 20, The Department of Environment and Natural Resources together with Wildlife Reserve Singapore, signed and agreed that the Philippines will be loaning 15-year old male eagle Geothermica and 17-year old female eagle Sambisig to...
Christmas Day came seven months early for the Philippine Navy as its latest ship, the missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), will be formally launched in this city on Thursday morning, marking the fulfillment of the dream of generations of seagoing officers - who have pushed and fought for the acquisition of modern combat units for the naval service. Capt. Jonathan...
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