manila

Joseph Estrada

There is no need to lodge charges against former Manila mayor Joseph Estrada for his supposed inability to hand over transition papers to his successor, said Friday Isko Moreno, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). A fact-finding inquiry undertaken by the DILG-National Capital Region discovered that the relevant papers were approved on June 28 by Estrada’s transition team to the DILG Field Office in Manila. The DILG Field Office,

police chief

While anti-drug activities would continue in Central Visaya’s largest town, there would be no shoot-to-kill order, fresh Colonel Gemma Cruz Vinluan, director of the Cebu City Police Office, said. Vinluan stated to neutralize and not kill. Then, prevent them from harming individuals and police officers. According to an Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University study, Cebu City and province ranked third in the number of drug suspects

Binondo Bank

Business hours at Metrobank’s Santo Cristo branch in Manila’s Binondo district start at 9 a.m. But the robbers entered the bank at 8:43 a.m. on Thursday. It wasn’t a forced entry. One of the seven men knocked on the door of the bank at Santo Cristo Street and Claro M. Recto Avenue, and a security guard let the group in. The Police said that there was no resistance and that

Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — Despite his new record-high net satisfaction rating, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was just doing his job. Duterte received a net satisfaction rating of +68 in a survey conducted from June 22 to 26 by the Social Weather Stations surpassing his previous personal record of +66 in March 2019. Asked to comment, the President said in translated Tagalog that he does not focus on this kind

art

The walls of Intramuros in Manila just got colorful as the Austrian Embassy in the Philippines painted it with pride and equality festival 2019 from June 25 to 30. MNLxVIE Equality Fest 2019 is a five-day celebration that started on June 25 and organized by the Austrian Embassy and its partners to promote equality amid diversity among various gender preferences. On June 26, the Intramuros Administration unveiled the pride-themed public

Manila water

Manila Water Company Inc. was successful enough to boost its supply for the benefit of its more than 6 million customers in the East Zone concession area by tapping other sources, said Tuesday. Jeric Sevilla, the concessionaire’s head of communications said an additional source by Manila Water is the Cardona Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which draws raw water from Laguna Lake and now produces 61 million liters per day. The

Angat dam

MANILA – Metro Manila’s principal source of water supply may be exhausted in just 3 weeks if rains fail to replenish water in Angat Dam, a scientist detailed on Sunday. Although rains brought on by the southwest monsoon and tropical depression Egay have slowed down the waning in Angat Dam’s water level, Dr. Carlos Primo David said the rains were not enough and the reservoir is still way below its

Arrest

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) proclaimed Thursday that man was arrested on Roxas Boulevard in Manila for estafa and for allegedly extorting money from his business partner. The NBI-Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division (AOTD) identified the suspect as Ljubomir Calixterio Tamayo. NBI noted the complainant, who requested anonymity, recruited Tamayo as his business partner for JPM88 Manpower Agency in Ermita, Manila. The victim reportedly needed Tamayo, who is an engineer,

boxing

DAVAO CITY — Undefeated Samuel “Silent Assassin” Salva of Iligan City will contest defending International Boxing Federation (IBF) World minimumweight champion DeeJay Kriel of South Africa in Manila on August 24 of this year. In 2017, Salva TKO’d Marco John Rementizo of Cagayan de Oro in the first round of the October 15 bout in Iligan to win the vacant Minproba minimumweight title. The 22-year-old Salva with a current record

Taiwan

Taiwan is looking at attracting thousands of Filipino tourists to the Taiwanese capital as it launched the “Undiscovered Taipei” tourism campaign in Manila last Friday. Director Jerry Chuang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila noted a “very dramatic increase” in Filipino tourists to Taiwan, who reached around 419,000 in 2018. Chuang told reporters in Makati City during the launch, “Filipino tourists have become popular tourists in