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‘Enough is enough’

November 1, 2014 12:22 am

Don’t drag my daughter into the fray, Binay tells Senate foes

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday blasted the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee for dragging his youngest daughter into their effort to malign his name.

“It’s lamentable. Why do they have to involve my youngest daughter in trying to disgrace me?” Binay said in an interview in Camarines Sur. Read more »

Cardinal Tagle reminds faithful of Halloween’s ‘religious roots’

November 1, 2014 12:21 am

More than an occasion for wearing scary costumes or going trick or treating, Halloween has deep religious roots that the Catholic faithful must not forget, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said on Friday. “Halloween also has religious roots. But … Read more »

Drilon’s allies open to Iloilo Center probe

November 1, 2014 12:19 am

SENATE Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said he has no objection to a call of detained Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for the Senate blue ribbon committee to investigate allegations that Senate President Franklin Drilon  had a hand in … Read more »

Actor in Imelda play has a shot at stardom in London

November 1, 2014 12:18 am

The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines’ Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship. Now, he is performing to sold-out crowds at one of … Read more »

Customs files charges against rice importers

November 1, 2014 12:15 am

A smuggling case was filed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) against officials of a trading company for allegedly importing rice without the necessary permit from the National Food Authority (NFA). Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla on Friday said charged … Read more »

PH prepares for Ebola ‘Invasion’

November 1, 2014 12:13 am

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday assured the public that the government is doing everything to prevent possible entry of the dreaded Ebola virus into the country. In an interview over ANC’s Headstart program, del Rosario noted that … Read more »

P200-M incentive for highly urbanized areas

November 1, 2014 12:11 am

CITIES and provinces that wish to be classified as highly urbanized should work doubly hard after Congress on second reading approved a proposal that would require annual incomes of P180 million and P200 million, respectively to earn that distinction. In … Read more »

Roxas launches new disaster alert system

November 1, 2014 12:10 am

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas 2nd on Friday launched a new centralized alert system that utilizes local strategies for a more effective response during emergency situations such as during typhoons and earthquakes. Roxas named the new alert system “Charlie” which he … Read more »

Makati’s child-friendly barangays named

November 1, 2014 12:09 am

MAKATI Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay on Friday named the city’s five most child-friendly villages for 2014. The five villages – Dasmariñas, West Rembo, Kasilawan, Guadalupe Viejo and South Cembo – were chosen for giving priority to the welfare and development … Read more »

PH bags gold in Asean skills contest

November 1, 2014 12:07 am

A STUDENT from Central Luzon State University (CLSU) won a gold medal at the recently concluded 10th Asean Skills Competition in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) reported Friday. Joshua Mina ruled the Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD … Read more »