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Leni to Poe: Run with Mar

July 31, 2015 11:44 pm

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo of Camarines Sur on Friday called on Sen. Grace Poe, pre-election presidential preference survey frontrunner, to soften up and agree to become Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd’s running mate in next year’s elections. “Gusto ko … Read more »

Binay sneers at Mar’s coming out party

July 31, 2015 11:42 pm

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday scoffed at the official proclamation of Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd as the Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer in the 2016 elections as his political spokesman said the latter’s choice was already “expected and … Read more »

Korina to bashers: Bring it on

July 31, 2015 11:38 pm

TV and radio anchor Korina Sanchez on Friday said she and her husband, Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, are ready to face criticisms hurled against them now that he has been declared as the “anointed one.” “Matagal na akong binabatikos. Bring … Read more »

Many ‘fled’ but few were ‘ready’

July 31, 2015 11:35 pm

Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) gave Thursday’s massive earthquake drill a grade of 9 of 10 for ramping up public awareness on the need to prepare for disasters, but another official noticed one important detail … Read more »

Netizens cheer, jeer Aquino’s ‘chosen one’

July 31, 2015 11:32 pm

Netizens took to popular social network messaging site Twitter and Facebook to voice out their support or disdain for President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s endorsement of the candidacy of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd for President in 2016. Majority of netizens … Read more »

LPG price rollback this weekend

July 31, 2015 11:30 pm

Prices of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) will be rolled back effective Saturday. In separate advisories, Petron, Solane, Eastern Petroleum and Liquigaz said the price rollback will be implemented effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Petron said it will reduce the price of … Read more »

INC files libel raps vs another minister

July 31, 2015 11:29 pm

The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) filed complaints against minister Eliodoro “Joy” Yuson after he accused church leaders of corruption and abduction of several other ministers. According to Eagle news portal, Yuson was charged with two counts … Read more »

Wanted: Proposals for sustainable rice production

July 31, 2015 11:28 pm

The Philippines and the United Kingdom have joined forces to support research projects that will boost resilience and sustainability of rice production in Southeast Asia. In a statement, the UK Embassy on Friday said “food security is one of the … Read more »

Sandigan suspends DOJ prosecutor

July 31, 2015 11:26 pm

The Sandiganbayan’s First Division has suspended Assistant State Prosecutor Diosdado Solidum Jr. pending litigation of charges against him for breach of conduct and direct bribery. The anti-graft court granted a request of special prosecutors under the Office of the Ombudsman … Read more »

Help for ‘Yolanda’ victims lacking

July 31, 2015 11:23 pm

The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has expressed surprise that despite the government spending so much for infrastructure projects, relocated Typhoon Yolanda victims still do not enjoy basic services, such as water and … Read more »