Today’s Breaking News

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THE number of informal settler families (ISFs) in Metro Manila is feared to increase because of the continued migration of people from areas badly hit by super typhoon ‘Yolanda.’ Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Corazon Jimenez on Monday said that she received information that at least five buses…

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INDEPENDENT think-tank IBON Foundation is backing up Philippine delegation head Naderev Saño’s crusade for urgent climate action as the country continued to reel from the staggering impact of super typhoon Haiyan [locally known as Yolanda]. IBON International’s Maria Teresa Nera-Lauron announced that her organization strongly agrees with Saño’s call for…

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THE Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG Fund) is set to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) dismissing the syndicated estafa case against fugitive developer Delfin Lee and other officials of Globe Asiatique (GA). This after Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday instructed the Pag-IBIG Fund…

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Two party-list lawmakers urged the the Aquino administration to ask for a foreign debt relief amid the havoc brought by recent deadly calamities to the central and southern Philippines. Bayan Muna Party-list Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate urged the government to ask local and foreign banks for a debt…

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Another funding for rehabilitation of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) destruction to add to this list. The World Bank said on Monday that they would provide the government with a total of $500-million emergency loans for recovering and rebuilding of Visayas in wake of the destructions by Yolanda. “In the aftermath of…

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British author Doris Lessing, whose powerful feminist and anti-colonial writing won her the Nobel Prize in Literature, died on Sunday at the age of 94. Her agent and longtime friend Jonathan Clowes said Lessing, hailed as one of Britain’s greatest modern writers, had died peacefully at her London home in…

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Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday that the tech giant had developed new technology that makes it harder to find child sexual abuse images on the web. Writing in British newspaper the Daily Mail, Google’s executive chairman said more than 100,000 searches would no longer feature such material in their…

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At least three people were killed and dozens more injured as severe storms and violent tornadoes battered the US Midwest. Flights were grounded and thousands of homes were without electricity as intense winds overturned cars, uprooted large trees and snapped power lines. At least two people were killed in the…

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The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has named a retired police general as the new Airport Police Department (APD) chief vice General (ret.) Alger Tan who resigned from the post last August. MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said he appointed Jesus Gordon Descanzo to be the new APD chief…