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Palace parries calls for Petilla to resign

October 25, 2014 12:37 am

Malacañang on Friday shrugged off a growing clamor for Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to resign for allegedly fabricating a power crisis scenario next summer. Several groups, including the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-led Nagkaisa, accused Petilla of painting … Read more »

Trillanes blasted for anti-poor slur

October 25, 2014 12:36 am

NETIZENS fired broadsides at pro-administration  for his remarks maligning the poor on Thursday. Trillanes was interviewed by reporters after he and members of the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee inspected a sprawling property in Rosario, Batangas, which he insists belongs to … Read more »

Misunderstanding looms over Bangsa pact implementation

October 25, 2014 12:34 am

A monitoring group sees a cloud of misunderstanding looming over implementation of a peace agreement signed by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) because it has not been fully explained to the people that it would affect. … Read more »

Metro traffic woes far from over – Aquino

October 25, 2014 12:32 am

The traffic problem in Metro Manila is far from over despite government efforts to ease the gridlock particularly around the Port of Manila, President Benigno Aquino 3rd said on Friday. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 40th Philippine Business … Read more »

Heavy weekend traffic as road repairs resume

October 25, 2014 12:30 am

Traffic will be heavy in some areas in Metro Manila this weekend because of the removal of the huge boundary marker between the cities of Manila and Makati City and road reblocking in Quezon City. In an advisory, the Metropolitan … Read more »

Hunt for Sayyaf to stop if it frees all captives

October 25, 2014 12:29 am

The Armed Forces chief of staff on Friday said he was willing to stop a military offensive against the Abu Sayyaf if the terrorist group would set free its remaining hostages. The halt to the offensive “is possible but they … Read more »

2 million more voters eligible for 2016 polls

October 25, 2014 12:27 am

The number of voters eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections has increased as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) intensified its biometrics registration. The number of voters with no biometrics has been reduced to 6.5 million registered from the … Read more »

Public asked to help stop wildlife trade

October 25, 2014 12:25 am

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) renewed calls for the public to help authorities fight the illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing endangered species toward extinction. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje made the appeal in a statement issued … Read more »

DepEd bans military presence inside schools

October 25, 2014 12:23 am

IN its continuous efforts to ensure safety of Filipino young learners from armed conflict, the Department of Education (DepEd) has reiterated that military presence inside school premises is strictly prohibited to avoid disruption of classes. According to Alberto Muyot, DepEd … Read more »

US vows justice for Laude

October 23, 2014 10:21 pm

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said the US will follow the rule of law and the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) in seeking justice for the death of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. In an interview on the television … Read more »