BOC seizes P100M worth of fake goods in Tondo warehouse

MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Customs seized P100 million worth of fake goods from a warehouse in Tondo, Manila. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service agents from Manila International Container Port raided the warehouse on Jan. 25 and found counterfeit goods, including bags bearing the brands Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Chanel. ---Tina G. Santos...

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Vice Mayor nirapido sa Munisipyo
Patay ang vice mayor ng bayan ng Mabuhay sa lalawigan ng Zamboanga Sibugay habang dalawang iba pa ang sugatan matapos silang pagbabarilin ng nag-iisang gunman sa tapat ng nabatid na munisipyo ng nasabing bayan Biyernes ng hapon. The post Vice Mayor nirapido sa Munisipyo first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Guro, 4Ps beneficiary hihigpitan sa sangla ATM scheme
Nagsagawa ng pagdinig ang House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries kaugnay ng pagsasangla ng Automated Teller Machine (ATM) ng mga guro at benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The post Guro, 4Ps beneficiary hihigpitan sa sangla ATM scheme first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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DPWH alsa-bautan sa Las Piñas P13M road project
Itinanggi ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) na ghost project ang P13 million road repair na nakaanunsiyo sa isang tarpaulin sa loob ng Pilar Village dahil temporary field office diumano ito ng contractor. The post DPWH alsa-bautan sa Las Piñas P13M road project first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Localized lockdown nirekomenda sa NCR
Kasunod ng patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa National Capital Region (NCR), inirekomenda ng OCTA Research team ang pagpapatupad ng localized lockdown upang matigil ang pagkalat ng virus. The post Localized lockdown nirekomenda sa NCR first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Mga Pinoy lalakas loob ‘pag tinurukan health worker – Palasyo
Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na kumpiyansa sila na magpapalakas ang tiwala ng publiko sa mass vaccination laban sa COVID-19 kapag nagpaturok ng bakuna ang mga healthcare worker. The post Mga Pinoy lalakas loob ‘pag tinurukan health worker – Palasyo first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Huwag tayo paalipin sa China – Aquino
Binigyang-diin ni dating pangulo Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III ang kahalagahan ng pakikipaglaban para sa karapatan ng mga Pilipino lalo na sa kasalukuyang estado umano ng politika sa bansa. The post Huwag tayo paalipin sa China – Aquino first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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2,651 bagong kaso ng COVID record high
Naitala kahapon ng Department of Health (DOH) ang pinakamataas na kaso ng COVID-19 ngayong taon simula Enero, na umabot sa 2,651. The post 2,651 bagong kaso ng COVID record high first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Nov 2, Dec 24, 31 dineklarang may pasok
Binawasan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang mga holiday sa Pilipinas upang tulungan umanong makarekober ang ekonomiya sa matinding epekto ng COVID-19 pandemic. The post Nov 2, Dec 24, 31 dineklarang may pasok first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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AFP reservist pwede sa priority vaccination – Arevalo
Posibleng mapabilang sa mga unang mabakunahan ang mga reservist ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) kapag nagsimula na ang roll out ng COVID Vaccine, ayon kay spokesman Major Gen. Edgard Arevalo The post AFP reservist pwede sa priority vaccination – Arevalo first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Digong pirmado na P500M bayad-pinsala sa bakuna
Nilagdaan na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021 nitong Biyernes. The post Digong pirmado na P500M bayad-pinsala sa bakuna first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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NBI lang mag-imbestiga – Digong: PNP, PDEA tsupi sa McDo drug bust
Ipinatigil ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang joint investigasyon ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sa shoot-out na naganap sa kanilang mga tauhan sa Commonwealth, Quezon City. The post NBI lang mag-imbestiga – Digong: PNP, PDEA tsupi sa McDo drug bust first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Panda Express, nagbukas sa SM North Edsa!
Matapos ang blockbuster launch nito sa SM Megamall noong 2019, nagbukas ng bagong branch ang sikat na American-Chinese fast casual restaurant na Panda Express sa SM North EDSA, Quezon City.  Abot-kamay na sa mga taga-Norte ang best-sellers ng Panda Express katulad ng Original Orange Chicken (crispy chicken na may matamis at tangy sauce) at ang […] The post Panda Express, nagbukas sa SM North Edsa! first appeared on Abante.
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Red Cross, Angkas sanib puwersa sa serbisyo
Bumuhos ang papuri ng co-founder ng motorcycle taxi app na Angkas sa Philippine Red Cross (PRC) dahil sa umanoy misyon nito na tulungan ang mga motorcycle riders ng bansa. The post Red Cross, Angkas sanib puwersa sa serbisyo first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Gilas may tsansa sa Olympics
Sabay na inanunsyo ng International Basketball Federation at Basketball New Zealand (BNZ) Biyernes ang pag-atras ng Tall Blacks sa Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament sa darating na June 29-July 4 sa Belgrade, Serbia. The post Gilas may tsansa sa Olympics first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Cable damage sets back linking of Mindanao, Visayas power grids
ILIGAN CITY---The linking of the Mindanao and Visayas power grids suffered a setback after portions of the underwater cable laid out between Cebu and Zamboanga del Norte provinces were damaged. In a statement, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said portions of the fiber optic cable connection between Santander town in Cebu and Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte were damaged. The NGCP has been working to finish the Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) by the end of 2021 after its initial target completion date was moved from December 2020 due to the pandemic. Upon completion, the MVIP will connect the Visayas and Mindanao grids through a high vol...Keep on reading: Cable damage sets back linking of Mindanao, Visayas power grids
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Niluwagang curfew dahilan ng pagsirit ng Navotas COVID case
Tinuturong dahilan ng pagsirit ng mga nagpositibo sa COVID-19 sa Navotas City ang pagpapaikli sa implementasyon ng curfew at pagbubukas ng mga pamilihan tuwing Linggo, ayon kay Mayor Toby Tiangco. The post Niluwagang curfew dahilan ng pagsirit ng Navotas COVID case first appeared on Abante.
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Sagrada Familia sa Zambales target gawing ecotourism zone
Umusad na sa Kamara ang panukala na gawing ecotourism zone ang Sagrada Familia Cave sa Zambales. The post Sagrada Familia sa Zambales target gawing ecotourism zone first appeared on Abante.
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Parañaque inaabangan na AstraZeneca vaccine
Handa na ang Parañaque City sa programa nito sa pagbabakuna kontra COVID-19. The post Parañaque inaabangan na AstraZeneca vaccine first appeared on Abante.
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ASF spreads to 2 more villages in Misamis Oriental
ILIGAN CITY---African swine fever (ASF) spread to two more villages in two Misamis Oriental towns. Dr. Benjamin Resma, provincial veterinarian, said tests on samples from pigs in the villages of Oguis, Initao town, and Digkilaan, Manticao town confirmed the ASF outbreak there. This brings to five the number of villages in the province plagued by the highly-contagious hog disease which is threatening supply of pork nationwide. The ASF outbreak was first reported in Jampason in Initao and Pagawan in Manticao. It spread to Kibaghot village in Laguindingan town. Resma said that his office had culled a total of 909 pigs to prevent the further spread of the disease. The provincial ...Keep on reading: ASF spreads to 2 more villages in Misamis Oriental
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PNP, PDEA officer sa engkuwentro namumuro kaso
Inirekomenda ng Department of Justice ang mga kasong administratibo at criminal sa mga tauhan ng Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at Philippine National Police (PNP) na sangkot sa naganap na engkuwentro sa Commonwealth, Quezon City. The post PNP, PDEA officer sa engkuwentro namumuro kaso first appeared on Abante.
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FB, Google pinagbabayad ng Australia para sa balita
Naipasa na ng pamahalaan ng Australia ang bagong batas na nag-aatas sa mga tech company tulad ng Facebook at Google na bayaran ang mga media outlet at publisher para sa mga news content. The post FB, Google pinagbabayad ng Australia para sa balita first appeared on Abante.
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Pinoy sa US pinag-iingat sa anti-Asian attack
Dapat umanong mag-ingat ang mga Pilipino na nasa Amerika sa kasagsagan ng dumaraming insidente ng hate crimes laban sa mga Asyano sa naturang bansa. The post Pinoy sa US pinag-iingat sa anti-Asian attack first appeared on Abante.
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PH Navy chief says he’ll get vaccine first if it will boost public confidence
MANILA, Philippines--Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo on Friday (Feb. 26) said he was "willing to go first" in line to get injected with coronavirus vaccine to boost public confidence although he preferred that Navy personnel get it first. "If the intent is to show to the public about our confidence (sic) in this inoculation program of the government then I am willing to go first," he told reporters. He said, however, that he believed that health workers in the military, who are on the frontline of the health crisis, should be priority for injection followed by military men who have other diseases that make them more vulnerable to infection with SARS Cov2, the virus that ...Keep on reading: PH Navy chief says he’ll get vaccine first if it will boost public confidence
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More than 300 abandoned cats rescued from 2 Bangkok houses
BANGKOK --- More than 300 cats left in cages in two houses in Bangkok have been rescued after neighbors alerted animal activists that their owner had abandoned them. The cats were thought to have been strays the owner had given shelter to. But she could no longer afford to feed them after her circumstances changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, said activist Warattada Pattarodom. "The owner did not come to this place for quite a while, many months," Pattarodom said. A neighbor had sometimes fed the cats, a volunteer involved in the rescue said. Pattarodom, speaking from one of the veterinarian clinics now looking after the animals, said some of them had died and both location...Keep on reading: More than 300 abandoned cats rescued from 2 Bangkok houses
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2 COVID frontliner unang babaeng PCG general
Inaprubahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang promosyon ng dalawang babaeng opisyal upang maging kauna-unahang general ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The post 2 COVID frontliner unang babaeng PCG general first appeared on Abante.
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50K donasyong China vaccine mapupunta sa AFP
Inihayag ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) na kalahati mula sa 100,000 bakuna kontra COVID-19 na donasyon ng China sa bansa ay mapupunta sa mga sundalo. The post 50K donasyong China vaccine mapupunta sa AFP first appeared on Abante.
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Sinovac puwede sa mga health worker
Nagbago ang desisyon ng mga health expert ng gobyerno hinggil sa bakuna ng Sinovac kontra COVID-19 matapos na ihayag nitong Biyernes na puwede at ligtas itong gamitin para sa mga health worker. The post Sinovac puwede sa mga health worker first appeared on Abante.
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Taguig, Zele Wellness Center join WNBL
MANILA, Philippines---The Women's National Basketball League added a couple of more teams with Taguig and Zele Wellness Center joining the fray. Taguig and Zele's inclusion now put the total number of teams to seven as the WNBL preps up for its first professional season this 2021. The first five teams that are competing in the first pro season are the Glutagence Glow Boosters, Paraaque Lady Aces, Pacific Water Queens, Stan Quezon Lady Spartans, and Go For Gold-Philippine Navy. Taguig already played in the first WNBL season when the league still had its amatuer status, finishing second behind PSI Lady Air Defenders for two years. The Lady Generals are now inviting free agents from the...Keep on reading: Taguig, Zele Wellness Center join WNBL
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Isko pambatong pangulo sa 2022
Mananalo si Manila Mayor Isko Moreno kung ngayon idaraos ang presidential election matapos na manguna ito sa iba pang posibleng kandidato sa pinakamataas na posisyon sa pamahalaan dahil sa nakuha niyang 27% approval rating mula sa 10 malalaking lalawigan sa bansa. The post Isko pambatong pangulo sa 2022 first appeared on Abante.
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UN: Latest climate pledges ‘very far’ from Paris goals
PARIS --- Renewed promises to slash greenhouse gas emissions from countries as part of the Paris climate deal are "very far" from what is required to avert catastrophic global warming, the United Nations said Friday. In its assessment of the pledges made in recent months by around 75 countries and the European Union, UN Climate Change said that only around 30 percent of global emissions were covered in the commitments. "It's incredible to think that just when nations are facing an emergency that could eventually end human life on this planet -- despite every study, every report and clear warnings from scientists throughout the world -- many nations are sticking to their business as u...Keep on reading: UN: Latest climate pledges ‘very far’ from Paris goals
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PNP, PDEA hinudas ng kabaro sa McDo shootout – Bato
Isa sa sinisilip na anggulo ni Senador Ronald `Bato’ Dela Rosa hinggil sa naganap na shootout sa pagitan ng mga operatiba ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sa parking area ng McDonald’s sa Quezon City ay ang posibleng may naghudas na kabaro ng mga awtoridad. The post PNP, PDEA hinudas ng kabaro sa McDo shootout – Bato first appeared on Abante.
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Sec Berna umani ng suporta sa Intramuros `Family Day’
Sinuportahan ni Mayor Isko Moreno ang rekomendasyon ni Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat na magkaroon ng isang araw na `Family Day’ sa Intramuros sa Maynila kung saan papayagan mamasyal ang mga batang 15-anyos pababa. The post Sec Berna umani ng suporta sa Intramuros `Family Day’ first appeared on Abante.
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The Long Trail: After months at sea over infection worries, Spanish cattle ship returns to port
CARTAGENA, Spain --- A shipload of Spanish cattle that had been drifting for months due to concerns over the bovine bluetongue disease docked in Spain on Thursday, the government said, but the fate of the animals remains unclear. The Karim Allah left the Mediterranean port of Cartagena on December 17 carrying 895 cattle destined for sale in Turkey. A second ship, the ElBeik, set sail the next day from Tarragona with a cargo of nearly 1,800 cows. Even though the cattle had clean veterinary certificates, according to Spain's government, Turkish authorities rejected both vessels and suspended live animal imports from Spain after an outbreak of the insect-borne bluetongue disease w...Keep on reading: The Long Trail: After months at sea over infection worries, Spanish cattle ship returns to port
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Ping bilib kay Digong: Nakikinig sa mga tao
Nagpahayag ng paghanga si Senador Panfilo `Ping’ Lacson sa sinabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na nais nitong malaman ang opinyon ng sambayanang Pilipino para mapulsuhan ang isyu hinggil sa Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The post Ping bilib kay Digong: Nakikinig sa mga tao first appeared on Abante.
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Gilas Olympic dream stays alive with slot in qualifying event
THE Philippines’ basketball dream of playing in the Tokyo Olympics is still alive. On Friday, FIBA awarded Gilas Pilipinas an Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) slot following the withdrawal of New Zealand in the competition. Basketball New Zealand announced also on Friday that it made the difficult decision to withdraw the Tall Blacks from the OQT […]
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As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she’s headed into space.
Bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is thrilled to be going into space. As a crew member on SpaceX's Inspiration4, the world's first all-commercial astronaut mission to Earth's orbit, Arceneaux hopes that as the first person to go into space with a prosthesis, she can inspire others. "This mission is opening up space travel to anyone and I think that in itself is going to motivate people and give them so much hope," said the vivacious 29-year-old. At 10, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, and was treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Arceneaux relates how she spent a difficult yet meaningful year in hospital und...Keep on reading: As a child, she beat bone cancer. Now she’s headed into space.
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PSL beach volleyball: Abanse Negrense off to strong start
MANILA, Philippines---Abanse Negrense was off to a rousing start after defeating favorites Sta. Lucia in the first day of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Friday at Subic Bay's Sands Court. Jennifer Cosas and Gellimae Villanueva of Abanse Negrense B recovered from a slow first set and upended Sta. Lucia A's DM Demontano and Jackie Estoquia for the 6-21, 21-14, 15-11 win. Abanse Negrense B took down United Auctioneer's Ella Viray and Theresa Ramas 21-13, 21-12 in its first game of the competition to get top spot in its group with a 2-0 record. "We adjusted on the receive and on the setting, and of course on our offense," said Cosas in Filipino as she and Villan...Keep on reading: PSL beach volleyball: Abanse Negrense off to strong start
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Mga magbababoy ayaw malubog sa P30B pautang ng DA
Nanawagan si Senador Grace Poe sa Department of Agriculture (DA) na bigyan ng suporta ang mga magbababoy sa bansa na labis na naapektuhan ng African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. The post Mga magbababoy ayaw malubog sa P30B pautang ng DA first appeared on Abante.
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Negosasyon sa Novavax India napurnada
Naunsiyami ang pagpapabilis sana ng transaksiyon ng gobyerno na makakuha ng bakuna mula sa Novavax India dahil sa lockdown. The post Negosasyon sa Novavax India napurnada first appeared on Abante.
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PAO’s Acosta offers advice to make public trust vaccines again
MANILA, Philippines --- Do not tolerate recklessness in public health and always put people's health and safety above all else. Public Attorneys' Office Chief Persida Rueda Acosta offered these pieces of advice on Friday, stressing that those are the only ways to make the public trust vaccines again. This comes after surveys conducted by Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia showed the public's hesitation to get a Covid-19 vaccine even if it is free of charge. "Give justice to the dead victims and survivors and to punish those who pushed for the experimental Dengvaxia and disregarded safety to send a message that the Philippine government will never countenance such recklessnes...Keep on reading: PAO’s Acosta offers advice to make public trust vaccines again
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Cha-Cha iraratsada bago mag-Semana Santa
Isasalang sa botohan ng Kamara ang panukalang Charter Change (Cha-Cha) sa mga probisyon na may kinalaman sa ekonomiya para maaprubahan ito bago ang Holy Week break nila sa Marso. The post Cha-Cha iraratsada bago mag-Semana Santa first appeared on Abante.
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Pulis may body camera na
Simula sa huling linggo ng Marso ay gagamit na ng body camera sa kanilang mga operasyon ang Philippine National Police (PNP) partikular ang mga tauhan ng National Capital Region (NCRPO). The post Pulis may body camera na first appeared on Abante.
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Duterte signs law creating coco levy trust fund
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure creating a trust fund for the country's coconut farmers. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11524 or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act on Friday, Feb. 26, a copy of the law sent to the media showed. Under the law, the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan will be crafted by the Philippine Coconut Authority. It stated that the plan will "set the directions and policies for the development and rehabilitation of the coconut industry within 50 years." The law mandates the Bureau of Treasury to transfer P10 billion to the trust fund in the first year; P10 billion in the second year; ...Keep on reading: Duterte signs law creating coco levy trust fund
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Pasig LGU saved P1.2-B fund after reforms in procurement process
  MANILA, Philippines --- The local government of Pasig City was able to save P1.2-billion worth of funds due to the implemented reforms for its bidding process, City Mayor Vico Sotto said Friday. "Mula July 2019, marami na tayong napagtagumpayang reporma sa ating LGU [local government unit]: Binuksan natin ang bidding para puwedeng manalo ang kahit sinong contractor na kwalipikado. Walang kickback kaya bumababa ang presyo," Sotto wrote in a Facebook post. (Starting July 2019, we implemented reforms in our locality: We opened bidding process for all qualified contractors. There's no kickback so our prices decreased.) "Dahil dito, nasa 1.2 B PISO na ang natipid ng pamahal...Keep on reading: Pasig LGU saved P1.2-B fund after reforms in procurement process
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Gunmen abduct 317 schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria as security collapses
KANO, Nigeria --- Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 317 schoolgirls from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria on Friday, police said, the second such kidnapping in little over a week. A surge in armed militancy has led to a breakdown of security in the north of Africa's most populous country, where school kidnappings are becoming endemic. "The Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the military have commenced a joint search and rescue operation with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the armed bandits in Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe," police said in a statement. The rise in abductions is fuelled in part by sizeable government pa...Keep on reading: Gunmen abduct 317 schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria as security collapses
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Cameroon troops raped 20 women, killed man – HRW
Yaound, Cameroon --- Cameroonian soldiers raped at least 20 women, including four with disabilities, and killed a man in a raid last year in an English-speaking secessionist region, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. HRW said the attack against the village of Ebam, in the country's southwest, was one of the worst the army has committed in its four-year battle with armed separatists. A number of soldiers rounded up men, while others raped at least 20 women, including four with disabilities, the activist group said in a statement after speaking by phone to survivors and witnesses between August and January. It added a 34-year-old man was killed by soldiers in a forest surroundi...Keep on reading: Cameroon troops raped 20 women, killed man – HRW
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This Outdoor Glass House Café in Makati Is a Laid-Back Oasis
Their ginger-infused coffee drinks are a must-try.
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Ibrahimovic unimpressed by LeBron James’ political activism
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said sportspeople like Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James should quit sticking their nose into politics. Four-time NBA champion James, who Ibrahimovic described as a phenomenal basketball player, has been one of the NBA's leading voices against racial injustice and police brutality in the U.S. A frequent critic of former U.S. President Donald Trump, James also helped form a group aimed at battling voter disenfranchisement in predominantly Black communities last year. https://twitter.com/dplus_sportSE/status/1364957346175340544 "I like him (James) a lot. He's phenomenal, but I don't like when people with a status speak about politic...Keep on reading: Ibrahimovic unimpressed by LeBron James’ political activism
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