• 10-Year Passport Validity to Take Effect January 2018

    MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10928 which extends the validity of the Philippine passport to 10 years. The Secretary Cayetano disclosed ...

  • Russian Embassy Promotes Coron as Tourist Destination

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev wants to promote the town of Coron to vacationing Russians as a tourism destination. Khovaev, who arrived Tuesday in the municipality for a three-day cultural ...

  • PAL to tighten security measures for US-bound passengers

    MANILA — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Monday started the dry-run of tighter security measures for US-bound passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2. This means passengers can expect additional check-in procedures as part ...

  • Visa-free entry to boost PH-Taiwan tourism ties

    MANILA — Tourist arrivals in Taiwan and the Philippines are expected to double following the former’s decision to grant Filipinos visa-free entry. “We are hoping that the number of tourists between our two countries will double in ...

Senate Bill Seeks Job Security for AFP Reservists

MANILA — A Senate measure was filed seeking to ensure that members of the reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would be reinstated to their careers by the end of their required military ...

AboitizPower posts 4% hike in nine-month net income to P15.7 billion

DAVAO CITY, November 9, 2017 — Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) reported a 4% increase in its net income to P 15.7 billion for the first nine months of the year due to fresh contribution from the GNPower ...

Allacapan, Cagayan in State of Calamity following ‘Odette’

The Sangguniang Bayan of Allacapan, Cagayan declared the province under a state of calamity after Tropical Storm Odette immersed 27 villages in floodwaters and destroyed 9,680 hectares of rice fields, Friday. In a special session, the ...

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First test flight in new Bohol airport a success

MANILA, November 8, 2017 — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia, and Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco successfully conducted the first test flight in the fully-paved runway of the New ...
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Suspect in Grab driver’s slay now in police custody: Bato

MANILA, November 8, 2017 — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa today announced that a primary suspect in the killing of Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr. surrendered yesterday and is now in police custody. ...
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Crimes down 8% in first 10 months

MANILA, November 8, 2017 — The number of crimes in the country decreased by more than 8 percent in the first 10 months this year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Wednesday. In a statement forwarded by PNP ...
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Grab pushes for common database of blacklisted passengers

MANILA, November 7, 2017 — Grab Philippines is urging other transportation network companies (TNCs) to provide a common database of blacklisted passengers to ensure safety of both drivers and passengers. Ridesharing firms should use modern technology to ensure ...
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Four years later: Livelihood, water still top concerns of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

TACLOBAN CITY, November 7, 2017 – Four years after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged this city, livelihood and water scarcity still afflict thousands of survivors transferred to northern resettlement sites. Rex Gabrinao, 38, who used to earn up to ...
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Star shuts down NLEX to get crack at QF bonus

Minda Nation September 24, 2017
MANILA — Jio Jalalon just crossed the halfcourt line with less than a second left in the third quarter and had to throw ...

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10-Year Passport Validity to Take Effect January 2018

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MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10928 which ...

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Healthy Ampalaya with Egg

MindaNation August 11, 2017
Ingredients 1 medium sized onion (sliced thinly) 4 small tomatoes (sliced thinly) 4 cloves garlic (crushed) 1/2 ampalaya/bitter gourd (sliced thinly) 2 ...