The Manila Times

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At least 34 electoral protests have been filed before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) only two days after Congress opened its First Regular Session on Monday, it was learned Wednesday. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. of Quezon City noted that the 34 cases include the protests against the victories…

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THE District Engineering Office (DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bulacan province is fast tracking the construction of vital infrastructure projects that seen to improve the economic condition of the local folks here. Outgoing Bulacan district Engineer Erelina Santos said they have four major projects…

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AUSTRALIAN Immigration Minister Tony Burke on Wednesday described as “horrific” explosive claims that asylum-seekers at one of its processing camps in Papua New Guinea are being raped and tortured. A former senior official at the Manus Island facility also detailed “almost daily” self-harm and attempted suicides while warning weapons were…

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A BRANCH of courier service LBC in Barangay Banlic, Cabuyao town in Laguna province was robbed on Tuesday night, police reports said on Wednesday. Senior Superintendent Pascual Muñoz, Laguna provincial director, said that a certain Feliciano Hernandez, brother of the owner of the building where the LBC branch was located,…

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Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate proudly showed off their newborn baby son to the world for the first time on Tuesday, cradling the future king in their arms as they left hospital to go home. A smiling Kate told the massed ranks of international media that motherhood was…

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A knife-wielding Chinese man on Tuesday stormed an office enforcing the one-child policy, stabbing two officials to death and injuring three others and a lawyer, state media reported. The villager was arrested soon after attacking the Dongxing city family planning office in the southern province of Guangxi but his motives…

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Myanmar has agreed to release some 70 political prisoners, an official said Tuesday, after President Thein Sein vowed to free all dissidents by the end of the year. “The president has signed an amnesty for about 70 political prisoners around the country,” presidential advisor Hla Maung Shwe, a senior official…

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Three exceptional awards were given to Filipino scientists for their scientific contribution to food development. The awards were given on the 2013 National Science Week an annual celebration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Amelia Tejada was given the “Discardo L. Umali Medal” for her contribution to…