• Farmers’ organizations to receive P20-M worth of equipment

    The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) will be giving P20 million worth of equipment to farm organizations. This is based on the P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) under Republic Act (RA) 11203 or the rice tariffication law. Philmech will

  • PNP, DND supports mandatory ROTC in grade 11 and 12

    The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of National Defense support the implementation of mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) training if it passes into law. According to PNP Spokesperson Police Colonel Bernard Banac, the mandatory ROTC will prepare the youth if they are

  • Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven EU countries: Bayer

    Bayer's public relations headaches over its mammoth takeover of Monsanto intensified Tuesday, as a scandal about "watch lists" of pro- or anti-pesticides figures kept by the US group snowballed across Europe. The German group said the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across

  • President Duterte also has a right to privacy-DOJ

    President Rodrigo Duterte also enjoys the right to privacy under the Constitution, according to Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra. In a text message, the Justice Secretary said the president will only be obligated to disclose his health to the public if he is suffering a serious

  • Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

    Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert Tuesday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world's third-biggest democracy. Presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto

  • Ex-Ombudsman Morales temporarily held at HK airport

    MANILA, Philippines - Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was temporarily held at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday (May 21). According to Deputy Consul General Germinia Aguilar-Usudan, Morales arrived at 12:20 p.m. along with her family for a vacation. Her family was allowed entry but

  • Jayme pleads ‘not guilty’ to sedition charges

    MANILA, Philippines - Website Administrator Rodel Jayme, who was accused of sharing internet videos linking the Duterte family to narcotics trade, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of inciting to sedition. Jayme on Tuesday, entered the plea when he was arraigned before the Parañaque Regional Trial Court