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MOVED – Despite saying ‘NO’ to presidential bid, latest rally to have Rodrigo Duterte run had him thinking twice

The rally in Luneta that clamors for Rodrigo Duterte, Davao City’s celebrated mayor, to run despite his withdrawal has proven successful in making him change his hard stance from before.

NO MORE – Proposed law on outright ban of garbage importation in PHL filed

A bill banning the importation, shipment, entry and dumping of garbage, hazardous scrap or residual wastes into the country has been filed at the House of Representatives.

PH lays down plans for Defense Economic Zone

The Philippines’ ongoing territorial tensions with China have led it to try to modernize its military, which for years had one of the smallest budgets in Asia. The country is spending more on more advanced ships and planes, but it is also trying to entice arms manufacturers to set up shop locally.

PROUDLY PHILIPPINE MADE – Hanjin reveals first locally-built LPG carrier

Korea’s shipbuilding giant Hanjin Heavy Industry and Construction Co., Ltd.–Philippines (HHIC-Phil) recently unveiled the first-ever Philippine-made Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carrier.

Heneral Luna financier is a Mestizo with love of country

The new film about a portion of Philippine history, Heneral Luna, has been financed by unexpected figures in the country.

Stuck in traffic? Travel by ferry, MMDA suggests

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Wednesday, September 16 encouraged commuters in the metropolis to patronize the ferry system to avoid traffic in Metro Manila as the agency’s added a new commuter boat for its Pasig River Ferry System.

!UPDATED! SECRET MARSHAL – Incognito off-duty policeman kills two bus robbers

A responding police officer, in civilian clothes and presumably off-duty slugged it out against robbers in the Del Carmen bus whilst traversing the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) northbound, killing two of them.

Manila Metropolitan Theater under new management and repairs

After a long time of neglect, decay and disuse, the Manila Metropolitan Theater (MET), once a social and cultural citadel in the capital, is now getting a refresh that it so deserves.

NHCP: Jose Rizal wouldn’t have minded Torre de Manila behind him!

Jose Rizal probably would not have minded buildings being constructed behind his monument in Luneta—in fact, Rizal would not have wanted a monument in his honor at all.

What good have the inconvenience Iglesia ni Cristo rally made?

It revealed opportunist politicians who should not be voted this coming 2016 for being beholden excessively to the religious group’s bloc voting.