Home / Philippine News (page 33)

Philippine News

4 million bags of rice rotting in NFA depots

By The Manila Times August 29, 2019 The National Food Authority (NFA) admitted on Wednesday that it has 4 million bags of imported rice stocked in its warehouses, the reason why it has not been buying palay (unmilled rice) from local farmers. This was uncovered during a Senate hearing by …

Read More »

UHC rollout derailed by lack of funds

By The Manila Times August 29, 2019 Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd bared on Wednesday that the Universal Health Care (UHC) program that seeks to provide health care coverage for all Filipinos is not ripe for implementation for lack of funds. Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd. PHOTO BY RUY MARTINEZ …

Read More »

Ramped up port infra to make PH Asean shipment hub

By GENIVI FACTAO August 29, 2019 The Philippines needs to deliver port infrastructure in order to be at par with Singapore as a transshipment hub in Southeast Asia, Patrick Ronas, president of the Association of International Shipping Lines, said on Wednesday. Association of International Shipping Lines President Patrick Ronas. PHOTO …

Read More »

Beijing blasts G7 for HK remarks

By The Manila Times August 29, 2019 BEIJING: China voiced strong dissatisfaction with and resolute opposition to “random accusations” and “irresponsible remarks” on Hong Kong affairs in a statement from the Group of Seven (G7) summit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the remarks at a daily press briefing. The …

Read More »

Najib pinned on 1MDB scandal

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 29, 2019 KUALA Lumpur: Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and hundreds of millions of dollars were illicitly channelled to his bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his biggest graft …

Read More »

Groups buck ‘no homework’ bills

By JAN ARCILLA August 29, 2019 The Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (Fapsa), ACT Party-list and Teachers’ Dignified Coalition (TDC) on Wednesday opposed the proposed “no homework policy,” which was endorsed by Education Secretary Leonor Briones. Students are seen at the gate of President Corazon Aquino Elementary …

Read More »

PNP wins 54 medals in World Police Games

By DARWIN PESCO August 29, 2019 THE delegation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) hauled 54 medals at the recent 2019 World Police and Fire Games in Chengdu, China. Of the 54 medals, 18 were gold, 21 were silver and 15 were bronze. It was the biggest haul so far …

Read More »

Chinese fishers sorry for boat ramming

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO August 29, 2019 A GROUP of Chinese fishermen apologized for the ramming and sinking of a Philippine fishing boat in June near the Reed Bank in the contested South China Sea by one of its members. Richard Balza, one of the fishermen aboard the fishing boat …

Read More »