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DFA issues implementing rules of 10-year passports

By Gaea Katreena Cabico/philstar.com – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano signed the implementing rules and regulations of the new Philippine Passport Act, which extends the validity of passports to 10 years from the current five. Cayetano said the IRR will only take effect on January 1, 2018 and not Read more »

Fought and forgotten: Filipino World War II veterans honored with medal 75 years later

By Walbert Castillo/USA TODAY – Filipino veterans of World War II will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, after a lengthy battle for national recognition of their U.S. military service and sacrifices nearly 75 years ago. The medal is the highest civilian award and will be presented at Read more »

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86

By Ador Vincent S. Mayol/inquirer.net – Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is dead. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Cardinal Vidal. He has returned to the Father’s home at 7:28 a.m. today (Wednesday),” said Msgr. Joseph Tan, the spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Read more »

Malacañang suspends gov’t work, classes on Tuesday, October 17

via rappler.com – Classes at all levels, as well as work in government offices, will be suspended on the second day of the nationwide transport strike on Tuesday, October 17. The announcement was made late Monday, October 16, by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, citing “public health and safety.” Explaining the Read more »

CAAP closes Iloilo int’l airport after Cebu Pacific runway incident

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – Air transport authorities have temporarily shut down the Iloilo International Airport after a Cebu Pacific plane overshot the runway on Friday night. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a “Notice to Airmen” saying the airport will be closed until around 7 p.m. Read more »

Blogger behind Pinoy Ako Blog to take online bashers to court

By Kristine Joy Patag/philstar.com – The person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog, which has been at the target of bashing from pro-Duterte bloggers and netizens, will bring the online conflict to court. “Oo, Maria Josephina Vergina Laurio is Pinoy Ako Blog and I will see you all in court,” Read more »