Ferguson unrest spurs worldwide observations about racism in US

For China’s state media, the violence in Ferguson, Mo., was an opportunity to point out the type of rights abuses the United States and its Western allies often accuse Beijing authorities of committing. In Russia, which faces accusations of violating … 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 »

  • AQUINO’S BRUNEI TRIP TO COST TAXPAYERS P7M

      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

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    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 »

Nation

Lawyer ‘rejects’ Brillantes’ post

An election lawyer who is rumored to replace retiring Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. has refused the position in favor of a run for the Senate in the 2016 polls. But Brillantes on Tuesday said he was … Read more »

Regions

Former governor, judge face graft raps

OLONGAPO CITY: A Subic-based corporation has filed graft charges against former governor Vicente Magsaysay of Zambales, Olongapo City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Richard Paradeza, and three others over the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a Japanese … Read more »

Top Stories

  • SC orders transfer of Pandacan oil depot

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ruled that the oil depot in Pandacan, Manila, endangers the public and thus they should be relocated. The High Court, through a vote of 10-2, ordered Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to oversee the transfer … Read more »

  • Peacekeepers quarantined in military hospital

    FOUR more Filipino peacekeepers arrived Monday night from Ebola-infested Liberia on board a commercial flight and were immediately taken to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC) where they will be placed on quarantine for 21 days. But … Read more »

  • SC asked to strike down 2015 budget

    SC asked to strike down 2015 budget

    A former lawmaker on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court (SC) to declare as unconstitutional the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2015 as well as the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) of 2015 that are pending in Congress, arguing that the measures … Read more »

  • FOI bill compels SC justices to bare assets

    Justices of the Supreme Court (SC) will be forced to disclose their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) under the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill that the House public information panel approved on Monday. Under existing rules, the … Read more »

  • Gusi peace awardees back PH on sea row

    A United States senator, a son of a former Chinese leader and a former president of Lithuania, along with several other dignitaries from at least 15 countries, on Tuesday expressed their support to the Philippines’ position on seeking peaceful resolution … Read more »

  • Ombudsman wants Perez’s assets seized

    THE Office of the Ombudsman has sought an order from the anti-graft court to immediately seize the properties and assets of former Justice Secretary Hernando “Nani” Perez, pending a civil suit that was filed against him. In a statement Tuesday, … Read more »