Obama visit lifts lid on Asia tensions

TOKYO: US President Barack Obama’s Asian tour starts in Japan on Wednesday, lifting the lid on a bubbling cauldron of regional animosities and exposing historical rifts. Obama touches down in Tokyo after nearly 150 lawmakers paid homage at a controversial … 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

‘OMB persecutes, not prosecutes’

Former Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Renato Corona wants the Office of the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan to junk the criminal and civil charges against him, citing what he saw as the OMB’s “unjustified desire to persecute rather than prosecute.” … Read more »

Regions

Police identify Gonzaga town mayor’s killer

TUGUEGARAO CITY: It seems that the New People’s Army (NPA) was involved after all in the brutal murder of Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. on Monday after the killer was caught on a CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera in the … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Vitangcol to file charges against Czech ambassador

    METRO Rail Transit (MRT) General Manager Al Vitangcol on Wednesday said he will file charges against Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Josef Rychtar for linking him to a $30-million extort try on a Czech company interested in supplying additional train … Read more »

  • China, rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

    BEIJING: China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which … Read more »

  • China tops Aquino, Obama agenda

    Defense cooperation, including China’s incursions into Philippine territory, will  be on top of the agenda when United States President Barack Obama meets with President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Wednesday said the two … Read more »