The Manila Times

By
0

SENATOR Ralph Recto on Thursday filed a resolution urging the Senate committee on public services to inquire into the supposed comprehensive traffic program of the government aimed at loosening the gridlocks in major urban centers. Recto stressed the monstrous traffic jams have reached critical level that precious man-hours and resources…

By
0

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday confirmed whistleblower Benhur Luy has already agreed he and his family be placed under the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP). Benhur Luy earlier exposed the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly perpetrated by Janet Lim Napoles and his brother of the JLN Group…

By
0

NELSON MANDELA’S health is “steadily improving” South Africa’s presidency said Thursday, as the anti-apartheid legend began his 95th birthday and 15th wedding anniversary in hospital. “Madiba remains in hospital in Pretoria, but his doctors have confirmed that his health is steadily improving,” the government said in a statement, using Mandela’s…

By
0

THE world increasingly believes China will become the top superpower but the United States enjoys a better image in most regions, according to a poll released Thursday. A 39-nation study by the Pew Research Center found that the United States is still enjoying the boost to its reputation that followed…

By
0

THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice a P15-million smuggling case against a trader and a licensed customs broker. Charged were Blue Shadow Trading owner Rommel Marasigan and his broker Mel  Banas for violation of the Tariffs and Customs Code of the Philippines and…

By
0

A LAWMAKER is calling for the immediate approval of a measure upgrading the minimum salary grade level of all public school teachers in the country. Rep. Raul Del Mar of the 1st District of Cebu City, through House Bill 365 he filed, proposes an increase in salary of public school…

By
1

VIETNAM has voiced protest about the acts of a Chinese ship which chased and bullied two Vietnamese fishing vessels in the waters at Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago on July 7. Responding to reporters’ question regarding the incident, the spokesman of Vietnam’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Luong Thanh Nghi said yesterday…

By
0

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the alleged desecration of the bodies of rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by government forces, the UN spokesman said. “The secretary general is deeply concerned about reports of alleged mistreatment of M23 detainees and desecration of corpses of M23 combatants by…

By
0

All public storm-warning signals were lifted on Thursday morning as tropical storm Isang (international codename: Cimaron) continues to move away from the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). In an interview, Pagasa weather forecaster Alvin Pura said that Isang is already out of the…