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Binay pays tribute to Cory as nation’s ‘beacon’

July 31, 2014 10:22 pm

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday joined the Aquino family in remembering the late former President Corazon Aquino whom he described as the “shining beacon of Philippine democracy.” The former president succumbed to colon cancer on August 1, 2009. In … Read more »

Luy: Bong got bigger kickbacks than Napoles

July 31, 2014 10:20 pm

Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. got at least P90 million in kickbacks from projects funded by his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel and which were implemented by three government agencies, according to whistleblower Benhur Luy. Luy made the … Read more »

Filipina nurse abducted, gang-raped in Libya

July 31, 2014 10:19 pm

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday confirmed that a Filipina was abducted and gang-raped in Tripoli. In a statement, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the Filipina, who was working as a nurse in the Libyan capital, was … Read more »

Philippines posts highest rice yield in ASEAN

July 31, 2014 10:18 pm

The Philippines has posted the highest rice yield for the last three to four years among countries composing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Deputy Director General Bruce Tolentino. ”The Philippines is … Read more »

Govt pours P3.3B into RH law

July 31, 2014 10:17 pm

The Aquino administration has proposed a P3.3-billion budget for the implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law. This was contained in the proposed P2.606-trillion budget submitted by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to Congress on Wednesday. The RH Law—which mandates the … Read more »

Extrajudicial, media killings alarm US envoy

July 31, 2014 10:16 pm

United States Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg on Thursday expressed concern on extra-judicial and media killings in the country. In a statement, the US Embassy in Manila said Goldberg met on Wednesday with the Confederation of Asean Journalists (CAJ), Center … Read more »

Petron to cut LPG prices

July 31, 2014 10:15 pm

Petron is set to cut its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices on Friday. Raffy Ledesma, Petron’s Communications Strategy chief, said Gasul and Fiesta Gas prices will be slashed by P2.25 per kilogram, while Xtend (autoLPG) will drop by P1.25 per … Read more »

Lawmakers oppose expanded savings

July 31, 2014 10:14 pm

SOME lawmakers are vehemently against the proposal to expand the coverage of savings because they fear that it will “castrate” Congress’ power over the purse. House Deputy Minority Leaders Rodito Albano of Isabela and Neri Colmenares of Bayan Muna party-list, … Read more »

Gazmin visits military camps

July 31, 2014 10:13 pm

DEFENSE Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday made a surprise visit to the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) amid persistent talks of an impending coup against the Aquino government. Gazmin’s visit came just a day after logistical equipment were monitored being transported … Read more »

‘Delaying K-to-12 not possible’

July 31, 2014 10:12 pm

PRIVATE schools on Thursday turned down a proposal of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th to suspend  implementation of the government’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) basic education program. Trillanes earlier urged the government to defer the implementation of the K-to-12 program, … Read more »