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PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASAPPROVED building permits fell 3.4% in 2023, reversing the 4.2% growth recorded in 2022, though the value of overall projects rose, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday.Building permits totaled 163,663, covering 39.54 million square meters of floor area.Projects covered by

PHILSTAR FILE PHOTOPRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Thursday said he would probably name Vice-President Sara Duterte-Carpio’s replacement as Education secretary by the end of this week.“Well, you know we have to carry on, and the Department of Education (DepEd) is quite possibly, arguably the

COTABATO CITY — Three boys drowned while trying to catch fish in a deep fishpond in the village of Dalapitan, Matalam town in Cotabato on Tuesday.Officials of the Matalam Municipal Police Station and Roel L. Vargas, who is managing the Matalam Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction

GOVERNMENT troops killed at least seven Maoist rebels during clashes in the village of Malbang, Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija province on Wednesday afternoon.The encounters followed aerial operations in the hinterlands of sitio Marikit in the village of Abuyo, Alfonso Castaneda, June 20, 2024.The New People’s

BW FILE PHOTOCOTABATO CITY — Policemen on Wednesday night intercepted a boat in the waters of Zamboanga City loaded with P19.8 million worth of smuggled cigarettes bound for a seaside town in Lanao del Norte.Police seized the contraband from the seven boatmen who were about

PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCASA BILL that seeks to set up guidelines on government data use has been filed at the House of Representatives.House Bill (HB) No. 10417 by Party-list Rep. Virgilio S. Lacson seeks to address potential data compromises by defining state policies in data management.This