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House to grant Aquino limited extra powers

October 21, 2014 11:13 pm

THE House of Representatives will grant additional powers to President Benigno Aquino 3rd but it will be limited to stop him from purchasing or leasing additional generator sets that may cost the government P6 billion to P10 billion. Rep. Reynaldo … Read more »

They hacked us again — to silence us

October 21, 2014 11:08 pm

From midnight of Monday to about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, some online readers of The Manila Times could not access our website. This was because IT experts working for those whom we have exposed for their corrupt doings–and hypocritically claim … Read more »

Senators fear prosecution of their misdeeds – Binay

October 21, 2014 11:06 pm

VICE President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday said the senators who are investigating him want to destroy his chances of winning in the presidential elections in 2016 because they fear that they will be prosecuted for their “misdeeds” if he becomes … Read more »

Palawan voted world’s top island

October 21, 2014 11:03 pm

Palawan, whose underground river continues to draw tourists, was voted as the top island in the world by an international travel magazine, edging out other world-famous islands such as Bali in Indonesia and Maui in Hawaii. Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s … Read more »

ASG bandits elude soldiers

October 21, 2014 11:00 pm

GOVERNMENT forces hunting down members of the notorious kidnap-for-ransom Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) returned empty-handed after four days of relentless scouring of the hinterlands of Sulu province in search of the bandits. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Lt. … Read more »

September hottest month since 1880

October 21, 2014 10:59 pm

WASHINGTON: Last month was the hottest September since record-keeping began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces combined for the month was … Read more »

No delays in Yolanda rehab – Palace

October 21, 2014 9:52 pm

MALACAÑANG on Tuesday clarified that there were no delays in implementation of rehabilitation projects in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda despite an admission by President Benigno Aquino 3rd that certain “procedures” have prolonged the signing of the rehabilitation master … Read more »

4 GOCCs told to return P2.4B DAP funds

October 21, 2014 9:50 pm

State auditors have directed four government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) to return their unutilized Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds amounting to P2.405 billion. In its 2013 Annual Financial Report on GOCCs released late Monday, the Commission on Audit (COA) ordered … Read more »

Tiamzons’ supporters storm QC justice hall

October 21, 2014 9:43 pm

SECURITY personnel manning the Quezon City justice hall building were caught by surprise when some 1,000 militants managed to sneak in and blocked the main gate and demanded the immediate release from detention of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) … Read more »

Minimum cigarette price deters smoking

October 21, 2014 9:37 pm

Rep. Reynaldo Umali of Mindoro Oriental said the number of youth smokers can be further reduced if a minimum cigarette price is imposed. He noted that the number of smokers aged 18 to 24 fell because of the Sin Tax … Read more »