Aquino OKs P44-B defense spending

November 28, 2015 10:29 pm

Frigates, anti-sub choppers, surveillance planes in DND shopping list CLARK FREEPORT ZONE: President Benigno Aquino 3rd has authorized the Department of National Defense to enter into a P44-billion multi-year contract for seven major military acquisitions as part of measures to … Read more »

PNoy to lead forum in Paris meet

November 28, 2015 10:27 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd is set to leave the country on Sunday to embark on official working visits in France, Italy and the Vatican, Malacañang said. The President will lead the meeting of 20 “climate vulnerable” countries during the 21st … Read more »

Poe not a ‘registered’ foundling

November 28, 2015 10:25 pm

There are 4,350 registered foundlings in the country and Sen. Grace Poe is not one of them, a lawyer disclosed Saturday. “She is not registered. It is a pre-requisite. You must be registered to avail of legal presumption as natural … Read more »

‘COP21 will predictably fail’

November 28, 2015 10:23 pm

The exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines is doubtful that the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will come out with a legally-binding agreement, saying it is plagued … Read more »

Census leaves out PWDs, angers disability council

November 28, 2015 10:21 pm

Described as a “complete enumeration” of the entire Philippine population, the 2015 Census has ignored crucial data on a significant sector: persons with disabilities (PWD). The exclusion of questions on disability in the August census does not only leave out … Read more »

Pacquiao, Lacson in Duterte’s senatorial slate

November 28, 2015 10:20 pm

DAVAO CITY: Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has bared eight names in his senatorial slate for the 2016 national elections. Duterte named Reps. Martin Romualdez, Manny Pacquiao, Samuel Pagdilao, Roman Romulo, former senators Panfilo Lacson, Miguel Zubiri, former Metro Manila … Read more »

DTI releases SRP of ‘Noche Buena’ products

November 28, 2015 10:18 pm

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released the suggested retail prices (SRPs) of grocery products commonly used for the traditional Filipino “Noche Buena.” Rolando Acuña, DTI provincial director for Zamboanga, said consumers may visit DTI’s website at … Read more »

Palace announces new appointments

November 28, 2015 10:18 pm

President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd has appointed new officials to various government positions that included new administrators of the National Food Authority (NFA) and National Tobacco Administration (NTA). Aquino named Zenen Renan Dalisay as NFA Council member and administrator, and … Read more »

Journo recognized for writing for the poor

November 28, 2015 10:00 pm

A journalist for alternative media outfits is this year’s recipient of Titus Brandsma Award for Emerging Leadership in Journalism. Raymund B. Villanueva, radio director of Kodao Productions and reporter at, received the award Nov. 27 at the Titus Brandsma … Read more »

Panama-registered ship sinks off Ilocos

November 28, 2015 9:04 pm

At least 13 people were reported missing after a Panama-registered cargo vessel sank off Ilocos Sur, the Philippine Coast Guard reported on Saturday afternoon. The M/V Fortune Life reportedly sank 130 miles west of Vigan City. The report did not … Read more »