Duterte raises hopes of the poor

Duterte raises hopes of the poor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte sets the national agenda for the first time in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) today (Monday), confronted with the twin problems of poverty and unemployment despite record economic growth in the past few years. Duterte … Read more »

  • Four missing in Philippine trash avalanche

    MANILA: Four people were missing after a huge garbage dump collapsed just outside the Philippine capital on Friday, the provincial police chief said. The four maintenance men who work on the dump site in the town of Rodriguez could not … Read more »


      The Philippine government will be spending P7 million for President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s overnight trip to Brunei, where the 22nd high-level meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held. Last year, the government allocated P11 … Read more »

  • Maceda: Only more jobs can ease poverty


    THE failure of the government to provide employment to about four million jobless Filipinos nationwide is the reason why the incidence of poverty in the country remains high and unless it is addressed the number will continue to grow up. … Read more »


31-M workers denied minimum wage –Ibon

Thirty-one million of the total 67.1 million Filipino workers have not been receiving the correct minimum wage since 2013, according to an independent research group. Ibon Foundation said 31 million is equivalent to 46.1 percent of the total 67.1 million … Read more »


Three killed in Cainta anti-drug operations

CAINTA, Rizal: Three people were killed while three others were arrested during an anti-drug operation by the Philippine National Police here on Sunday. Supt. Marlon Gnilo, chief of the Cainta Police Station, identified one of the three fatalities as Navy … Read more »

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  • A different SONA

    HOW will the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte be different from past SONAs? Known to ignore tradition, Duterte has expressed his desire to keep the event simple. Thus, there will be no parade of women in … Read more »

  • Media killings tackled in brief speech

    President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to hammer on the need to pass a Freedom of Information (FOI) measure and stopping media killings when he addresses Congress and reports on the state of the nation today. Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar … Read more »

  • Asean deadlocked as sea split deepens

    VIENTIANE, Laos: Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday over how to confront saber-rattling in the South China Sea as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region’s most contentious security issue. The gathering in Vientiane is … Read more »

  • Army major faces court martial for drugs

    A MILITARY officer arrested over the weekend for his alleged involvement in illegal drug operations faces court martial and dismissal from the service, the Philippine Army said on Sunday. Col. Benjamin Hao, Army spokesman, said Maj. Suharto Tambidan Macabuat, 40, … Read more »

  • CA affirms phaseout of 15-year-old buses

    Upholding the government’s right to protect the public, the Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the phaseout of 15-year-old buses, a move seen by transport groups as anti-poor. In the 18-page decision penned by Associate Justice Maria Elisa Sempio Diy … Read more »