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Police, MILF forces in deadly maguindanao clash

January 26, 2015 2:15 am

MAGUINDANAO: Dozens of police commandos were reported killed and wounded in fierce clashes on Sunday with Moro Islamic Liberation Front members (MILF) in southern Philippines. The Special Action Force commandos were pursuing a “high-value” individual on the hinterland village of … Read more »

Koko lacks proof vs VP

January 26, 2015 2:12 am

Even Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd  has admitted that former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado has no documentary evidence to support his claim that Vice President Jejomar Binay allegedly received kickbacks from a deal between the Boy Scouts of … Read more »

Hostage beheading ‘unforgivable’ – Abe

January 26, 2015 2:10 am

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as “outrageous and unforgivable” and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid growing global revulsion. The apparent beheading of self-employed … Read more »

‘No let-up vs Zamboanga bombers’

January 26, 2015 2:09 am

MALACAÑANG on Sunday vowed that there will be no let-up until the perpetrators in last Friday’s bombing that killed two and injured more than 50 others in Zamboanga City are brought to justice as President Benigno Aquino 3rd himself went … Read more »

Mayors in ‘pork’ case belittled by Janet camp

January 26, 2015 2:07 am

THE camp of  alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles belittled the testimonies of six local executives who claimed that they never received anything from Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Defense lawyer Stephen David over the … Read more »

Civil service chief’s GOCC posts illegal

January 26, 2015 2:05 am

THE Supreme Court (SC) has annulled and voided an Executive Order (EO) issued by then-President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that gave Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco Duque 3rd additional positions in various government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs). … Read more »

Palace open to CCT quiz

January 26, 2015 2:03 am

MalacaÑang on Sunday said the government welcomes investigation of alleged anomalies in  implementation of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, a government anti-poverty initiative. “Lagi pong bukas ang pamahalaan sa pagbibigay ng impormasyon na hinihiling at lagi po kaming bukas … Read more »

Lawmaker says RH Law ‘not enough’

January 26, 2015 2:00 am

The Reproductive Health (RH) Law “is not enough” and must be complemented with measures that improve education and create jobs. Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian of Valenzuela on Sunday urged the government to implement a comprehensive set of measures alongside the RH … Read more »

Many govt offices not PWD friendly

January 26, 2015 1:59 am

DESPITE of the existence of the Accessibility Law and other laws intended for persons with disabilities many establishments are still considered not PWD friendly, and the worst part is majority of government offices are among them. This was disclosed by … Read more »

New Saudi King calls for unity

January 25, 2015 12:49 am

RIYADH: Dgnitaries and leaders from around the world were arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince … Read more »