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Asia’s first republic

Yesterday, January 23, 2018, was the 119th year of the declaration of the First Philippine Republic, popularly known as the Malolos Republic. This is an important historical event for Filipinos because it signified our determination to prove to the world that we are capable of self-rule. It marked an important period in our struggle for independence set into motion by the nationalist writings of Jose Rizal and the revolution led by Andres Bonifacio.

Remains of Isabel Granada arrive, public viewing starts Nov. 10

THE remains of actress-singer Isabel Granada arrived from Doha, Qatar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Parañaque City yesterday morning.

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Olympian heads PH bid in SEAG

Olympian Ian Lariba and veteran Richard Gonzales head a 10-man table tennis team that will compete in the Southeast Asian Games set in August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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President Duterte said yesterday that he might go and plant the Philippine flag to emphasize the country’s jurisdiction over Pag-asa Island on Independence Day.

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PH may ban Madonna for disrespect to flag – report

American singer Madonna may face a ban in the Philippines for disrespecting its flag in her concerts this week in the capital Manila, a domestic broadcaster said on Friday, citing a historical commission official.

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A plainclothes intelligence operative died in a gun scuffle with a drug pushing suspect whom he tried to arrest during an anti-drug operation last Thursday on Pogi St., Barangay Niog 1, Bacoor, Cavite, a police report said yesterday.

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