Gilas Pilipinas drops thriller to Argentina

September 2, 2014 2:45 am

Gilas Pilipinas fought tooth and nail with Argentina throughout the game on Monday before faltering in the dying seconds and going down 85-81 to its third straight loss in the FIBA World Cup in Seville, Spain. The Philippine team clawed … Read more »

Trillanes trips but still rules Makati building ordinary

September 2, 2014 12:02 am

PRO-ADMINISTRATION Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th on Monday proved that he did not know the difference between linoleum and vinyl but declared anyway that there is “nothing extraordinary” about the Makati City Hall Building 2 after he led an inspection of … Read more »

Ombudsman eyes P10M more in intelligence fund

September 2, 2014 12:02 am

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales is pushing an additional P10-million intelligence fund on top of her office’s P1.79 billion proposed budget for 2015 supposedly for successful prosecution of corruption cases filed by the Office of the Ombudsman. Morales, a retired associate justice … Read more »

Comelec to use mixed poll technology in 2016

September 2, 2014 12:01 am

THE commission en banc of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has adopted a recommendation of the Comelec Advisory Council (CAC) to use a mixed automated election system (AES) in the 2016 polls. A reliable source from the Comelec said the … Read more »

TUCP tells Aquino: Lead from the front

September 2, 2014 12:00 am

THE largest labor organization in the country, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), on Monday called on President Benigno Aquino 3rd to “lead from the front” and convene a “national summit for a jobs program” and a “national … Read more »

Pope’s visit to boost priestly vocations

September 2, 2014 12:00 am

AN official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) believes that the mere presence of Pope Francis in the country will help encourage young Filipinos to enter the priesthood. Sr. Mary Anthony Basa, CBCP’s executive secretary of the … Read more »

Three killed in Pangasinan school shooting rampage

September 1, 2014 11:54 pm

THREE persons including a teacher were killed while four others were injured when a man believed to be a policeman opened fire inside a public high school building in Lingayen, Pangasinan, on Monday afternoon. Radio dzMM said initial information provided … Read more »

Palparan wants out of Bulacan jail

September 1, 2014 11:53 pm

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan: Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan on Monday reiterated before the Malolos City Regional Trial Court Branch 14 his call to be transferred to the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City or the detention … Read more »

Folk urged to have measles treated by professionals

September 1, 2014 11:53 pm

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: Provincial and city health officers here urge every resident to seek professional medical help for the treatment of their children who contacted measles instead of resorting to traditional primitive cure. Dr. Hector Beñas and Dr. … Read more »

1,000 families in Cebu town still live in tents

September 1, 2014 11:52 pm

CEBU CITY: A REGIONAL official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 has admitted that some 1,000 families who lost their homes during Typhoon Yolanda still live in tents and are in dire need of assistance. Artemia … Read more »