Mamasapano dooms Mar – JPE

February 5, 2016 10:42 pm

SENATE Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile is convinced that the Mamasapano massacre will doom the presidential bid of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd no matter how much he tries to distance himself from the tragedy. Enrile said  … Read more »

Binay, Poe to kick off campaigns in M. Manila

February 5, 2016 10:41 pm

VICE President Jejomar Binay and Sen. Grace Poe will start their presidential campaigns in Metro Manila next week. As an expression of solidarity with ordinary Filipinos, Binay will launch his presidential campaign on February 9 at the Welfareville Compound in … Read more »


February 5, 2016 10:39 pm

NOW there are five. The number of presidential candidates in the 2016 elections has been whittled down to five with the withdrawal on Friday of OFW Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres. He is the second presidential aspirant to drop out. … Read more »

Marcos seeks help for drought-hit farmers

February 5, 2016 10:38 pm

AS dozens of provinces start reeling from the impact of El Niño, Sen.  Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appealed to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to help farmers hit hard by drought and not let politics get in the way … Read more »

Japan diverts Manila flights over rocket launch

February 5, 2016 10:37 pm

TOKYO: Japan’s two biggest airlines on Friday said they are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said that … Read more »

Purisima charged over Mamasapano incident

February 5, 2016 10:36 pm

CRIMINAL charges were filed Friday against former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima at the Office of the Ombudsman for participating in the planning of a counter-terrorist police operation last year despite his preventive suspension. In December 2014, Ombudsman … Read more »

Meralco hikes rates by 42 centavos per kWh

February 5, 2016 10:35 pm

THE Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will increase electricity rates by 42 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh) this month because of higher generation charge. The increase will drive power cost to P8.82 per kWh. The price adjustment will mean an increase … Read more »

MMDA: Regulate poll rallies, motorcades

February 5, 2016 10:34 pm

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants to regulate political motorcades and rallies during the campaign period for the 2016 elections that start on February 9. MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos on Friday said campaign rallies, motorcades and miting de avance … Read more »

15,000 runners to honor SAF 44

February 5, 2016 10:33 pm

MORE than 15,000 runners will honor the 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were killed while on an anti-terrorism assignment in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, in 2015. This year’s Condura Skyway Marathon will benefit children of the … Read more »

Relocation of settlers in risky areas ordered

February 5, 2016 10:32 pm

THE Parañaque city government has ordered  relocation of some 800 informal settlers living in high-risk areas in the city. Mayor Edwin Olivarez recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National … Read more »