Economy slows on underspending

November 27, 2014 11:05 pm

Coloma: Govt to step up spending to reach 2014 growth target The economy lost significant momentum in the third quarter of the year in what the Cabinet of President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd quickly acknowledged as a challenge to the … Read more »

Mercado in US on ‘fabrication mission’

November 27, 2014 11:04 pm

Vice President Jejomar Binay is bracing for more attacks that he believes will continue well into the campaign period for the 2016 presidential elections. On Thursday, the Vice President said his camp received information that the real purpose of former … Read more »

Neptali Gonzales 2nd charged with plunder

November 27, 2014 11:03 pm

Reform advocates on Thursday filed a complaint for plunder and graft at the Office of the Ombudsman against House Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales 2nd, alleging he misused P315 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). The Sentinels of … Read more »

Military admits Pope’s visit fraught with security risks

November 27, 2014 11:02 pm

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has admitted that the visit of Pope Francis in January will be fraught with security concerns and that an assassination attempt is always a possibility. “We cannot ignore that somebody might be interested … Read more »

DOJ drops case against 59 MNLF in Zambo siege

November 27, 2014 11:01 pm

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday dismissed criminal charges against 59 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) accused of taking part in the siege of Zamboanga City in September 2013. In a 63-page resolution, the DOJ ruled … Read more »

Filipino archaeologist lectures TMTC students

November 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Students of The Manila Times College were given a preview on the state of Philippine archaeology by Vito Hernandez, a lecturer at the University of the Philippines (UP) Archaeologist Studies Program since 2011. Hernandez has worked on histories of flooding, … Read more »

Ona’s fate at DOH hangs

November 27, 2014 11:00 pm

HEALTH Secretary Enrique Ona’s fate still hangs as President Benigno Aquino 3rd has yet to announce whether or not the official can assume his post at the Department of Health (DOH). Although Ona’s month-long leave of absence ends today, Malacañang … Read more »

Ex-Pagcor chief arraigned

November 27, 2014 10:59 pm

FORMER Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman Efraim Genuino was arraigned on 39 counts of graft and malversation charges on Thursday but he refused to enter any plea. The Sandiganbayan’s Third Division entered a not guilty plea in his … Read more »

Top DOF official charged at CSC

November 27, 2014 10:59 pm

A TOP OFFICIAL of the Department of Finance (DOF) was charged with serious administrative complaints before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Thursday. Sheila N. Castaloni, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the One-Stop-Shop Inter-Agency Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center (OSS Center), … Read more »

Pacquiao to sell P400-M mansion

November 27, 2014 10:58 pm

World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he would sell his mansion in one of the Philippine capital’s swankiest areas after his neighbors complained of his visitors wearing shabby clothing. Pacquiao told AFP that as a “man of the masses”, … Read more »