Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests as UK urges fightback

PORT EL KANTAOUI: Tunisia said Monday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country’s worst ever jihadist attack. Tunisia’s Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli said … 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

AMLC told to explain bank report on Estradas

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to explain why it included the bank account of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s wife in its inquiry report on the senator’s alleged involvement in a multi-million peso plunder trial … Read more »

Regions

Palawan officials set to declare power crisis

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: Local officials are set to declare the province under a power crisis, citing lack of supply and the local power distributor’s limited capacity in handling heavy power loads. Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron said the declaration … Read more »

Top Stories

  • SC stops distribution, sale of contraceptives

    THE 2nd Division of the Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the Department of Health from authorizing the distribution and selling of contraceptives as mandated by the controversial Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic … Read more »

  • Pagasa airstrip repairs halted

    The Philippines has halted the repair of its airstrip in the Kalayaan (Spratly) islands due to its pending suit at The Hague challenging China’s claim over the waters, a presidential spokesman said Sunday. The work on the airstrip on Pagasa … Read more »

  • Film festival fails to revive dying industry

    (Last of two parts) Despite thousands of screaming fans that line the streets of Manila for the “parade of the stars” every year, the long-time Metro Manila Film Festival —which was intended to revive the movie industry—is a failure. Rez … Read more »

  • High court ‘flip-flopped’ on UP land case

    PRIVATE claimants to a 77-hectare property in Quezon City criticized two former chiefs justice who allegedly “flip-flopped” on their rulings over the dispute, stressing that the tribunal should reopen the case and “rectify” such error. The heirs of Jorge Chin … Read more »

  • P1.2-B HELICOPTER DEAL

    Blue Ribbon panel summons state auditors THE Senate committee on accountability of public officers and investigations, better known as the blue ribbon committee, will summon officials of the Commission on Audit (COA) to shed light on why they issued notices … Read more »

  • CA resolves Red Bull case

    THE 5th division of the Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the dismissal of the complaint against several individuals in connection with the alleged proliferation of a registered energy drink products in 2009. In a 15-page decision penned by Associate … Read more »