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Romulo: PH actions fuel Chinese nationalism

October 30, 2014 11:16 pm

THE Philippine government’s tacks of filing an arbitration case against China and openly seeking international support for Manila’s claim to disputed shoals and islets in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) may only be fanning nationalism among the Chinese … Read more »

Flavier, former senator, DOH chief, passes away at 79

October 30, 2014 11:14 pm

FORMER senator and Health secretary Juan Flavier, one of the most popular and most loved government officials, died of pneumonia on Thursday. He was 79. Flavier was appointed Health secretary by then-President Fidel V. Ramos in 1992. He ran for … Read more »

‘PH, China can create bright future together’

October 30, 2014 11:13 pm

THE Philippines and China can “create a bright future together” if the two countries chose to cooperate and “overcome difficulties,” according to the Chinese Embassy. Wang Yang, who represented China’s Ambassador to Manila Zhao Jianhua during the Business Forum organized … Read more »

‘Crisis will come to pass’

October 30, 2014 11:12 pm

THE Philippines and China can still overcome the political challenges brought about by territorial disputes and attain unimpeded growth under an environment of peace characterized by brotherly cooperation among “captains of industries” from both countries, Dante A. Ang, Chairman Emeritus … Read more »

Govt urges Filipinos in Ebola areas: Leave now

October 30, 2014 11:10 pm

The Philippines on Thursday urged hundreds of its citizens to leave Ebola-hit west African nations, as it announced anyone who returned would be placed under a 21-day quarantine. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government had made a … Read more »

Tiu presents proof he owns Batangas property

October 30, 2014 11:09 pm

Antonio Tiu on Thursday presented to a Senate panel a document that he said proves that he, not Vice President Jejomar Binay, owns a sprawling property in Batangas. Several senators, however, are not convinced and insisted that the businessman was … Read more »

Aquino approves Yolanda rehab plan

October 30, 2014 11:07 pm

Nearly a year after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged Eastern Visayas, President Benigno Aquino 3rd finally approved a P170.7-billion plan to rebuild areas affected by one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded in recent history. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson told … Read more »

Investigate Drilon, Guingona dared

October 30, 2014 11:06 pm

DETAINED Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Friday challenged Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd and the Senate blue ribbon committee to prove that the panel is still committed to ensuring accountability of public officials by investigating allegations against Senate President Franklin Drilon … Read more »

Atienza lambasts House leadership

October 30, 2014 11:04 pm

BUHAY Party-list Rep. Joselito Atienza on Thursday lambasted the House leadership, particularly Deputy Speaker Carlos Padilla and Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales 2nd for the “undue haste” with which the chamber passed the proposed 2015 national budget. “I fear for … Read more »

Mighty slams rival’s ‘malicious statements’

October 30, 2014 11:03 pm

MIGHTY Corp. on Thursday took to task Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp., Inc. (PMFTC) president Paul Riley for making “unfounded and malicious statements” over its alleged fraudulent activities. Mighty executive vice president Oscar P. Barrientos was reacting to Riley’s claim … Read more »