Top PH military official claims violations of anti-terror law going on in UP

MANILA, Philippines — A top-ranking Philippine military official alleged that there are violations of the anti-terror law taking place at campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP). Speaking to ABS CBN News Channel, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesperson of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict,…

Love, Your Way, with Discovery Suites

Showing your love doesn’t have to be just one way. Find different ways to express your love with your special someone this Valentine’s Day, with the help of Discovery Suites. Everyone has their love language—acts of service, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, and touch. With the coming special…

Antipolo City targets 15,000 Covid-19 vaccinations per day

MANILA, Philippines — Antipolo City is targeting to vaccinate at least 15,000 residents a day once Covid-19 vaccines are available, Mayor Andrea Ynares said Friday. In a televised briefing, Ynares said the local government already identified 50 sites that will serve as vaccination centers where 300 vaccinators will be deployed.…

Villanueva: Gov’t should conduct vaccination practice runs

MANILA, Philippines — The government should conduct “practice runs” of Covid-19 vaccination to simulate how ready the country’s health infrastructure is in giving shots to millions of Filipinos, Senator Joel Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva, chair of the Senate committee on labor, said that the test runs would also allow the…

Tokyo Games may be too big a gamble, disease expert says

TOKYO – As embattled Tokyo Olympics organizers enter the final six months of preparations for the delayed Games on Saturday, virus experts believe hosting the world’s biggest sporting event may be too big a gamble. The Olympics are due to start on July 23 but with much of Japan in…

Carla Abellana gives 5 essential tips to first-time pet owners

Kapuso star Carla Abellana, known for her advocacy on animal welfare, shared some valuable tips recently to those who are pet owners for the first time. “Are you a first-time pet owner? Have you just adopted a new pet, or have puppies/kittens? Don’t fret! Here are a few tips I…

House panel OKs Velasco bill granting Duterte power to defer SSS rate hike

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on government enterprises and privatization on Thursday approved a bill seeking to give President Rodrigo Duterte the power to suspend the hike in the contribution rate of state-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS). The panel approved House Bill No. 8317, which was filed…

24 families flee flash floods in Quezon province

At least 24 families from the towns of Infanta and General Nakar in northern Quezon province were evacuated midnight on Wednesday after flash floods hit their homes caused by a river that overflowed due to continued heavy rains. Melchor Avenilla Jr., head of the Quezon provincial disaster risk reduction and…

LRT-2 to reopen Santolan to Anonas stations on January 22

MANILA, Philippines — The Santolan, Katipunan, and Anonas stations of LRT-2 is set to resume operations on Friday, a year after it closed down due to a fire caused by a power rectifier that tripped. The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said in a statement Thursday that the first commercial…