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Marcos orders PNP to step up anti-cybercrime efforts

In a decisive move to combat the escalating threat of digital crime, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ordered the enhancement of the Philippine National...

Recto pitches for new Treasury bonds

Finance Secretary Ralph Recto has urged Filipinos to invest in the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)’s 30th tranche of Retail Treasury Bonds (RTB 30)...

Sen. Tulfo seeks stricter penalties for drunk drivers

Senator Raffy Tulfo has filed a bill seeking for stiffer penalties, including a fine of up to PHP1 million, for motor vehicle drivers found...

DOTr to introduce biometric passenger processing

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) last week held a forum in Davao City, attended by airline companies and other stakeholders, to present plans to...

Padilla files Mohammad Said Act to address ‘mistaken identity’ arrests

Senator Robin Padilla has introduced Senate Bill (SB) 2547, named the Mohammad Said Act, in response to cases of individuals detained due to mistaken...

Gov’t mulls establishment pharmaceutical economic zones or “pharma zones”

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has directed health officials to study the establishment of so-called pharmaceutical economic zones, or "pharma zones," to lower the...

FDA fast tracks approval processes of generic drugs applications

FDA Director General Samual Zacate plans to reduce the review and approval period for generic drug applications from 120 days to just 45 days.  “I’m...

Finance department presents refined tax measure proposals to Senate

Finance Secretary Ralph Recto presented a refined proposal on Package 4 of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), a measure improved during his first...

Email traced to Japan in bomb hoax

The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center is collaborating with the Japanese government to conduct an in-depth investigation into hoax bomb threats targeting several government...

BI reports high compliance as foreign nationals submit annual reports

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has announced an encouraging start to the year, with 88,072 registered foreign nationals already having completed their mandatory annual...

Inflation rate posts decline from December

The nationwide inflation rate has a slowed down to 2.8 percent in January 2024 from 3.9 percent in December 2023 and 8.7 percent in...

PBBM visits soldiers wounded during MSU bombing

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. personally visited 12 soldiers who sustained multiple injuries in fighting the militant Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group involved in the bombing...