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WHAT’S GOING ON? – Floating booms with Chinese writings on markings seen off Zambales

Orange floating booms with foreign character markings, later determined to be of Chinese origins, were seen off Zambales province Saturday morning.

PHL telco organizes Philippine Clash of Clans tournament, kicks off August 2

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company’s cellular arm, Smart Communications, Inc will hold a Clash of Clans tournament this year with over P2 million in prizes up for grabs.

USA security officer criticizes China anew, proposes direct aid to BRP Sierra Madre if China impedes resupplying

If China tries to prevent the re-supply of the grounded Philippine naval vessel BRP Sierra Madre at Ayungin Shoal, then the United States might not only offer to re-supply it, but may consider deploying a few Marines on rotation as part of training, said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program Center for a New American Security.

BRP Ivatan and BRP Batak now ready for action, sailing to PHL

The ships BRP Ivatan and BRP Batak, two ships donated by Australia, are now formally commissioned into Philippine Navy service July 23, aimed to boost the Philippines’s disaster response capabilities.

Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway now open

President Benigno Aquino III on July 24 led the opening of the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) also known as the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Link Road, the first public-private partnership project awarded by the administration.

GTMACCCON – Celebrating Filipino Comics and Artists, in Fisher Mall, August 1

For the 4th straight year, GTMACCCON – Games, Toya, Manga, Anime, Cosplay and Comics Convention, is putting a nationalistic twist in their upcoming convention, to be held at the Upper Ground Floor Event Center of Fisher Mall.

PNP chief decentralizes firearms licensing process

Director General Ricardo Marquez, newly installed chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has ordered the decentralization of the firearms licensing process to ease the burden of gun owners during registration and renewal of licenses.

PHL DOTC tests ‘beep card’ ticketing system in preparation for full implementation

The Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) started its limited public trial of the “beep card” ticketing system at a Light Rail Station-2 (LRT-2) station on Monday.

Cavite-Laguna Expressway, connecting CAVITEX to SLEX, now funded for implementation

When constructed, the expressway is expected to ease the traffic in the Cavite–Laguna region, particularly in Aguinaldo Highway, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road and Governor’s Drive.

Free public wi-fi starts July 24; each user gets 50 MB daily

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will start rolling out the much-anticipated free public wi-fi on July 24 during the annual National Science and Technology week at SMX Convention Center.