A POLICE officer supervises the towing of the vehicle of broadcaster Percival Mabasa, also known as Percy Lapid, who died Monday night from a drive-by shooting as he was about to enter a gated village in Las Piñas City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMANTHE MURDER of a radio journalist on Monday night in Las Piñas, a city in the ...

DA.GOV.PHA LAWMAKER on Tuesday asked the House Committee on Appropriations to provide an additional P521 million to the Department of Agriculture’s 2023 budget for the upgrade of its database management system for a more efficient delivery of aid and services to farmers and fisherfolk.  “It is crucial that farmers and fisherfolk to register to the Registry System for Basic Sectors in ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASA PARTY-LIST group representing the education sector on Tuesday filed a petition at the House of Representatives seeking to upgrade the salary rate of teachers and non-teaching personnel.  The petition, which was signed by around 57,000 teachers, was submitted to the House committee on Appropriations.   ACT-Teachers Party-list Rep. France L. Castro said the petition is also a manifestation of ...

SENATE.GOV.PHLABOR and employers groups as well as government agencies have sought amendments to bills seeking to protect freelancers and workers in the informal sector.  Among the provisions that were cited for clarification include the definition of freelancers with regards the more general informal sector workers, compensation rates provided under contracts, and social security benefits.   “We subscribe to the spirit and intent of ...

DFA.GOV.PHTHE PHILIPPINES and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a joint declaration reaffirming their commitment to accelerating sustainable industrial and economic development, according to a statement released Monday by the Department of Foreign Affairs.  “The Philippines’ partnership with UNIDO has been transformative to the country’s development landscape and has been instrumental in helping the Philippines regain momentum in ...

PHILSTARA HOUSE representative on Tuesday said the administration should heed the call of lawmakers to terminate all Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), whether licensed or illegal, as the moral and social costs far outweigh economic benefits.   POGOs spawn various crimes, including kidnap for ransom, prostitution and human trafficking, murder, extortion, online scamming, illegal drugs, and money laundering, said Surigao del Norte ...

DTIUNCERTIFIED construction and automotive products worth about P17.24 million were recently confiscated in Bulacan, Cebu, and Davao, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on Tuesday.   In Cebu, the department seized 81,649 pieces of uncertified tires for automotive vehicles, G.I. steel pipes, deformed steel bars, and low carbon steel wires worth P14.78 million. “Deformed steel bars sealed in Cebu were found ...

AGEM Miranda (4) leads the JRU Heavy Bombers in scoring 20 points. — NCAA/SYNERGY/GMAGames Today(Filoil EcoOil Centre)12 p.m. — Mapua vs CSB3 p.m. — Letran vs SSC-RJOSE Rizal University (JRU) shut down San Beda when it mattered most as it pulled off a giant-sized 83-80 victory yesterday to continue its fairy tale run in NCAA Season 98 at the Filoil ...

SAN Miguel Beermen — PBA MEDIAGames Today(Smart Araneta Coliseum)3 p.m. — Blackwater vs San Miguel Beer5:45 p.m. — Magnolia vs TNTINJURY bug bit San Miguel Beer (SMB) ahead of its quest for back-to-back in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with first-choice import Thomas Robinson bothered by back spasms.As such, the Beermen brought in Diamond Stone, a former NBA player like Mr. ...

ATENEO Blue Eagles — PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSEL PALMAGames Today(Philsports Arena)11 a.m. — UE vs FEU1 p.m. — AdU vs UP4:30 p.m. — DLSU vs UST6:30 p.m. — ADMU vs NUAFTER hanging on to scrappy wins in the opening day, heavy favorites University of the Philippines and Ateneo seek smoother performances as they plunge back to action against separate counterparts for ...