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‘Share prosperity in stability’

September 21, 2014 11:41 pm

CHINA’S aggressive posturing in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) could undermine the global economy as the sea lane serves a significant portion of international trade, but President Benigno Aquino 3rd said he has appealed to Beijing to share the benefits of prosperity in an atmosphere of stability.

In an interview with the international media in Berlin on September 19 (Saturday in Manila)… Read more »

Boston trip homecoming of sorts for President

September 21, 2014 11:40 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s visit to Boston, Massachusetts, was a homecoming of sorts because it is the first time that he returned to Massachusetts where his family lived in exile for three years during martial law. The President arrived at … Read more »

‘Mario’ leaves 12 dead

September 21, 2014 11:39 pm

TROPICAL storm Mario (international codename: Fung-Wong) left a trail of death and destruction as the death toll rose to 12. The fatalities were identified as Althea Gaviola, Jay-ar Taganas, Hermengildo Duma, Eduard Lelis, Conrado Bergonio, Ernesto Guevarra and John Pabello … Read more »

PH campaign takes a skid on Asiad’s 2nd day

September 21, 2014 11:38 pm

INCHEON, South Korea: A string of defeats cast a dark cloud on the Philippine medal campaign at the 2014 Asian Games here. The setbacks came from tennis, shooting, swimming, rowing and judo as the Games entered its second day of … Read more »

CAR could catch autonomy fever

September 21, 2014 11:38 pm

Rep. Rodolfo Albano 3rd said the passage of the Basic Bangsamoro Law (BBL) may prompt indigenous groups in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and other areas to demand autonomy. Albano disclosed that leaders of indigenous tribes and civil society groups … Read more »

Aquino woos US investors

September 21, 2014 11:37 pm

After his trip to Europe that generated about $2.3 billion in investments, President Benigno Aquino 3rd will now convince American businessmen to invest in the Philippines’ manufacturing sector. Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia said on Sunday Aquino will … Read more »

Don’t attend ‘biased’ Senate investigation, Binay urged

September 21, 2014 11:36 pm

Vice President Jejomar Binay should not attend the inquiry of the Senate blue ribbon committee into the Makati City Hall Building 2 because it is biased, former Zambales Rep. Maria Milagros Magsaysay said on Sunday. “He [Binay] should not go … Read more »

Congress has no time for Cha-cha – Macalintal

September 21, 2014 11:36 pm

Congress will not have enough time to act on proposals to amend the Constitution, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said on Sunday. He explained that lawmakers have only around 57 remaining session days until July next year because they conduct sessions … Read more »

Aquino to abide by ruling on P19B dredging project

September 21, 2014 11:35 pm

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has vowed to respect whatever will be the result of the arbitration case filed by a Belgian firm against the Philippine government over the scrapping in 2010 of an P18-billion dredging project in Laguna that aims … Read more »

Manila, QC told to return unused DAP, ‘pork’ funds

September 21, 2014 11:34 pm

THE Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the city governments of Manila and Quezon to return to the national treasury what was left of funds given to them through the outlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Priority Development Assistance Fund … Read more »